T25 Results Are In!

Hey, tribe!

Recently some of my challengers finished up a round of Shaun T’s Focus T25. I did a variety of the workouts as well, and I have to say that they are amazing. I seem to be so busy these days, that fitting in a quick 25 minutes of exercise is really all I have time for most days.

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Here’s what Karen D wrote: “I want to thank you for helping me through everything. When I joined T25 I didn’t think I was gonna make it. Even though the numbers on the scales didn’t go down my clothes expanded and my health, emotions and attitude changed for the better. I would recommend twice as fit to everyone! I lost at least an inch off my stomach alone and I was only able to do 5 full weeks of T25. I can’t imagine what would have happened if I wasn’t forced to slow down! The biggest part for me was, even though I looked like flapping chicken, I had support from an entire group of other flapping chickens who got it. They were on the same wagon and were so supportive! Having you and Kate for coaches was awesome! Whenever I had a question or needed something both of you were right there helping me through NEVER letting me down. Thank you for the amazing support and services you both put in! Thank you for helping me reach, jump start and succeed to my goals! Thank you for being an inspiration!”

Charlene S. lost 5 pounds total and can feel the difference in how her clothes fit. She said, “I lost a solid 5 lbs, which is HUGE for me. I say solid, because you know how weight fluctuates easily.”

Rachel M lost 6 pounds and was able to fit in her workouts before work every day.

I know personally T25 has improved my running pace (along with my previous 60-day round of PiYo), and it’s great cardio cross training.

xoxo,

Becky

Review: 3-Day Shakeology Cleanse

Hey, tribe!

On Monday, Nov. 10, I started a three-day Shakeology cleanse with my fellow coach, Kaycee. It consisted of three Shakeology shakes per day (made with only water/ice and nothing else, like dairy), two cups of green tea per day, one piece of fruit for snack, and a large salad with tons of veggies and oven-baked chicken for dinner with low-fat dressing.

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The first two days were rough, because I was used to drinking at least two cups of coffee per day. I had terrible headaches, but I knew I was cleansing my system. I didn’t feel hungry during the day, although it was very hard to resist the food that my toddler was trying to feed me. YOU FOOD PUSHER, YOU.

Erm. Anyway. The results are now in! I love 1.8 pounds and 2.5 inches off my waist!

Would I do this again? Absolutely! I wouldn’t recommend heavy exercise in conjunction with this cleanse, but I think walking or jogging are fine. It’s a great way to get “back to basics” and it made me really appreciate the food that I ate today (the day after the cleanse). For breakfast I had some oatmeal, for lunch I had Shakeology, and I didn’t even bother with snacks or anything, because I wasn’t hungry!

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The Beginning: 21 Day Fix

I’m on Day 2 of the 21 Day Fix, and so far I’m loving it! I feel like I’m actually eating more food than I was before. I’m not doing the 21 Day Fix workouts, since I’m still doing T25, but I figure that’s close enough. :) Here’s what I’ve had so far just to give you an idea.

Day 1

Breakfast: 1/2 cup oatmeal (1 yellow), 2 TBSP flax seed meal (1 orange), 6 oz. Greek yogurt (1 red)

Snack 1: 1/2 banana (1 purple)

Lunch: 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology (1 red), 4 oz. almond milk (1 yellow), 1/2 banana (1 purple)

Snack 2: 6 oz. Greek yogurt (1 red), 2 TSP PB (2 TSP)

Dinner: 2 cups green beans (2 green), chicken (1 red)

Snack 3: 1 cup snap peas (1 green), almonds (1 blue)

Total: 2 yellow, 1 orange, 4 red, 2 purple, 3 green, 1 blue, 2 TSP

Day 2

Breakfast: 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology (1 red), 4 oz. almond milk (1 yellow), water, frozen tropical fruit mix (1 purple)

Snack 1: 1/2 banana (1 purple)

Lunch: 3/4 c. tuna (1 red), 1/3 c. avocado (1 blue), whole wheat tortilla (1 yellow)

Snack 2: 6 oz. Greek yogurt (1 red)

Dinner : chicken (1 red), 2 c. veggies (2 green)

Snack 3: 1 c. green beans (1 green), 2 TSP pumpkin seeds (2 TSP)

Total: 4 red, 1 yellow, 2 purple, 1 orange, 1 blue, 3 green, 2 TSP

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Let’s see how the next 19 days go!

xoxo,

Becky

 

What is P90?

Tony who?

Do y’all remember Tony Horton back in the day? I remember using a VHS copy of one of his ab workouts back in college (am I dating myself now?!). To me, he has been a household name for many, many years. But if you haven’t heard of him before, he’s the creator of the wildly popular P90X program. Do you know of a friend or family member who was all jazzed about starting P90X, go maybe a week into it, and then dropped it like a hot potato? Me too. I myself have not done P90X, but it looks INTENSE. I’m all for being a hot, sweaty mess at the end of a workout, but this girl right here does not do pull-ups (at least not yet…).

The Program

P90 is like a gateway drug. Whoops, did I just say that? I mean, it’s a gateway into getting fit again or for someone’s first time delving into an exercise program. These workouts are simple, doable, and less extreme than previous Horton creations. Whether you haven’t worked out in a decade or you’re just looking to maintain your current fitness level, P90 opens the door for results without the PAIN. This is a perfect program for retirees too who might want to stay physically active. I for one am wicked excited about this! And guess what? For every purchase made, Horton/Beachbody donates $5 to the Wounded Warrior Project!

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Here’s a quick glance at the time involved for this six-day-a-week, 90-day plan:

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Workout Descriptions

SCUPLT A Gets your body ready to get strong.
SWEAT A Melts that fat that’s been holding you back.
AB RIPPER A Adds power and definition to your core.
SCUPLT B Builds endurance and lean-muscle growth.
SWEAT B Cranks the calorie burn even higher.
AB RIPPER B Carves slimmer, rock-hard abs.
SCUPLT C Defines your body and puts results into overdrive.
SWEAT C Burns fat and tests endurance like never before.
AB RIPPER C Puts the final touches on your lean, sexy six-pack.
SATURDAY SPECIAL A superefficient, high-velocity sweat-fest that will
help you get your weekend workout done-and done right-in a hurry.
SPEED SCULPT Shake up your routine and burn off calories with this quick
resistance workout!
SPEED SWEAT A quick cardio routine designed to melt away more fat in less time.
SPEED ABS Quickly tone and strengthen your core with 5 of Tony’s favorite ab moves.
HORTONS’S GREATEST HITS – FREE GIFT Tony chose his all-time favorite moves for this workout that fits perfectly
into your regular P90® routine.
P90X3® DYNAMIX Increase your range of motion, flexibility, and stabilization to help
maximize the results you get from every routine.

The Twice As Fit Test Group

My business partner, Kate, and I are hosting a chance to get in on a P90 test group before the program is released to the general public! This test group is ONLY for our Beachbody clients who purchase a P90 Challenge Pack from us. The Challenge Pack is on sale starting September 23, 2014, so fill out the application below to be part of this closed, private Facebook test group! We’re only accepting a limited number of clients into this exclusive test group.

Fill out our application here.

What are you waiting for? :)

xoxox,

Becky

60-Day PiYo Results

Hey, fitness folks!

The results are in, and I’d love to share some stories with you. Myself and my fellow challengers saw some great results with PiYo. Let’s check it out.

Becky:

I only lost 0.3 pounds, but I lost a total of 8 inches overall!

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Lauren:

She lost 4.6 pounds and 5 inches overall! 

Megan:

She lost a total of 2.2 inches overall, and says that she doesn’t own a scale, but her clothes fit better!

Torie said, “Feeling great! Although my weight is actually up slightly, I have been losing inches throughout my body, and for once in my life, I don’t really care so much what the scale says. I can tell that I am improving with the moves, and I always feel stronger when I’m done. Love it!”

Dianna said, “I feel better, run stronger and am just excited to get to my workouts each day. I can definitely see a difference in my arms and my thighs. I can see so many differences—REALLY!! This cycle of marathon training has been more consistent, and I’ve had longer runs with very little to no recovery. This being my 4th marathon training cycle—this is new to me, as I am usually worn out!”

Rachel said, “I’ve been drinking the Shakeology each morning for about a week and I am loving it! I can really notice a difference – it has reduced my cravings and kept me full! So glad I tried it – I may be a customer for life!”

Transformation Tuesday: PiYo

Happy Transformation Tuesday, all!

I can finally weigh in and give you a halfway-point update on my 60-day PiYo journey. I’m now halfway through this amazing program, and I still can’t say enough about it.

It’s the perfect program to use for cross-training if you’re a runner, and each workout is only 25–45 minutes long, so I can squeeze the program into my very hectic lifestyle.

So far in 30 days, I’ve lost 1.4 pounds, 1 inch off my waist, 1 inch off my hips, and 0.5/1 inch off the right and left arm, respectively.

The results speak for themselves! I would love to be able to share PiYo with you, so please join me on this journey and contact me today!

Update: 3-Day Refresh

Hi, all!

I wanted to give you a quick update on my results of the 3-Day Refresh that I did on July 11–13.

As you know, I lost 2.7 pounds and a half inch off my waist in three days.

Well, guess what? I’ve kept that off, and I’ve even lost 0.2 more pounds and an additional half-inch off my waist!

This was all with the PiYo workout and clean eating.

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Happy Tuesday,

Becky