Friday, July 31, 2015

CIZE Update

I have now participated in a Cize workout multiple time and have LOVED each one.  I may not look like dancer, but I feel like one!

I have done the 1st dance workout and the 2nd dance workout at home by myself.  You can watch my awesome dance moves here.  Be kind :-)

I have worked out with friends and had the best time.  We laughed at ourselves and each other, we pushed and encouraged each other, and just had a blast!

I participated in a Live Cize class with a few hundred other Beachbody Coaches at Super Sunday in Orlando.  Talk about crazy!  I had people to my left who knew how to bust a move, people in front of me who seemed challenged like myself, and then people to my right who were all over the place ;-)  It was soooo much fun. 

My Fit Club did a Cize workout a few weeks ago - they were AWESOME!  Click here to watch that amazing video!

As you can see, this program is truly for everyone - all sizes, all shapes, all ages, all dance abilities.  Sometimes it's not about working out and looking good, but it's about working out and feeling good.  This is a program that makes you feel amazing after each dance.  Dance, after all, brings many emotions to the front and what better way to take that journey to self-discovery than by "CIZEing it Up!" 

If you are interested in learning more about Cize, click here and fill out the form below.  

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cize it Up!

Cize it Up!

Shaun T, the creator of Hip Hop Abs, T25, Insanity, Insanity Max:30, has created an amazing new dance workout program called CIZE. 

Cize is a home DANCE workout program that is designed for any type of dancer at any level!  It's a fun workout that is broken down into steps.  I know ShaunT is famous for his intense, push-up filled, diamond jump workouts, but this one is focused on staying on the beat and mastering each move.

I am not a dancer - only at weddings with an open bar...if you get my drift.  I have tried 1 of the workouts, "You Got This" and I must say that it is a lot of fun!  It is definitely a workout all on it's own and ShaunT motivates you to have fun, make it your own, and dance off the stress and junk you may be weighing you down.  

"Weight will start to go down, when you lose the baggage that's holding it up." - ShaunT

This is a 4 week long program and the workouts range from 35 - 40 minutes in length.  Cize is choreographed to the latest pop music that ShaunT has picked out.  

Cize will be available July 20th!  I will send out an email with the package options and ordering details, so if you are interested, fill out this short form.    You will have exclusive access to my closed online group with Coach support and accountability to help you rock out those results!!! 

In the closed group, we will also focus on nutrition.  You cannot be healthy and fit with just working out, nutrition is half the battle.  Cize comes with a nutrition plan that is easy to follow.   

The Cize Challenge Package includes the entire workout program, nutrition guide, DVDs, schedule of the workouts, Shakeology, and discounted shipping! This pack gives you access to my exclusive online Facebook group where you will get daily mentoring from me and support from others just like you that are working towards crushing their health and fitness goals.  There will be daily posts with tips and strategies to help you stay on track and meet your goals. 

Who is ready to dance the pounds away and get fit in 4 weeks?

If you are ready to Cize it Up, fill out this form to get started!

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

3 Day Refresh

I have completed the 3 Day Refresh 4 times since July 2014 and each time I am reminded of how strong my body truly is, not just physically, but also mentally.  Cravings are a natural part of life and I am always going to have them.  I don't need to act on every one.  Going through this process, I am reminded of how important water is for our bodies and how it can squash a craving pretty quickly and save me from unnecessary calories.

Mentally, I am more focused and processing more happy, positive thoughts about myself.  I am not going through the "ugh, why did I eat those M&M's" or "seriously, you needed that extra glass or 2 of wine" at the end of the night.  I go to bed happy and dare I say, REFRESHED!

It truly is super simple and easy to follow.  I find that it works best when you stick to the plan and consume the correct amount of water.  Water helps to control the hunger and keeps you stay energized.  Day 2 is typically the rough day for me.  I'm just a little bit cranky ;-), sometimes a headache creeps in, but not this round, and I'm annoyed it's only day 2!  Day 3 is a piece of cake!

So, what is the 3 Day Refresh?
It a simple, safe way to detox your body in 3 days that consist of eating vegetables, fruits, healthy fats, 3 daily shakes, and a fiber drink.  

Who is the 3 Day Refresh for?
Anyone who....
*  wants to safely lose a few pounds quickly.
*  is trying to break a bad habit.
*  who is starting a new workout program
*  is feeling bloated and tired.
*  ate way too much over any holiday! 

What does a typical day consist of? (pictures posted at end of post)
Wake-up:  Drink 8 - 12 oz of filtered water

Breakfast:  Shakeology plus a serving of fruit (choose from an extensive list)

Mid-Morning:  Delicious Fiber Sweep drink

Lunch:  Vanilla Fresh (included) shake plus a serving of fruit, vegetable(choose from an extensive list), and healthy fat

Afternoon Snack:  Vegetable and healthy fat

Dinner:  Vanilla Fresh shake plus a meal from the dinner recipes list

Am I allowed to exercise during the Refresh?
It is not recommended that you do any high intensity programs while on the refresh so that your body can focus on cleaning up your system.  You consume 900 - 1,000 calories a day, so you won't want to expend a large amount on exercise. 

What does the program cost?
There are a few options with this program.  Contact me or your Beachbody coach for the best option for you.

When should I weigh myself and take measurements?
I like to take my before pictures, weight, and measurements in the morning.  You can take them whenever you want, just make sure you do the after measurements at the same time 3 days later.  

What results can I expect?
Everyone is different and your body will react differently than others.  You may expect to feel less bloated, sleep better, be more energized and focused, and have a greater appreciation for clean, drinking water.

Results vary, but you can expect a 2 - 5 pound weight loss and 1 - 3 inches loss around your waist.  But again, everyone is different and your body will respond differently than mine.  

My Results:
Day 1:
Weight - 137 pounds
Waist - 34.5 inches

Day 3:
Weight - 134 pounds
Waist - 33 inches

(I tried to erase the towel in the background if you're wondering 
what that smudge is on the after photo.)

(sorry about the smudges.....clearly I need to remove the background items!)




(missing the Vanilla Fresh shake)


Want to learn more about the 3 Day Refresh?  Contact me! 

Monday, July 6, 2015

21 Day Fix Cookbook, Fixate, Coming Soon!

Autumn's cookbook will be released later this month!

This new cookbook makes eating healthy and the correct portions so much easier!  Each recipe is aligned with her simple color-coded container portion control system and comes complete with nutritional facts.  Finally, recipes that I don't have to guess and struggle with the correct container use! 

For example, these amazing chicken skewers are 1/2 green, 1/2 purple, 1 red (2 skewers = 1 serving). 

Super simple to prepare and taste delicious.  
If you'd like a sneak peek of some of the recipes, click here.  

What if I have a dietary restriction?

No worries!  Fixate includes Paleo, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian recipes.  

Are the recipes kid and family friendly?

Yes.  Autumn has a 6 year old son who I think did quite a bit of taste testing :-)

“They’re amazingly delicious, phenomenal recipes,” claims Autumn. “I wouldn’t put them in if I wouldn’t eat them, my 6 year old son eats them. I’m excited about it, I’m proud of it. I think we covered the whole spectrum with 101 recipes in the book. There’s something for everybody in there.”

Is the cookbook only for the 21 Day Fix workout programs?

Nope!  These recipes can be used with any workout program!

It is designed to make using the portion control, color coded containers easier, but this cookbook is for anyone who wants to eat clean, use whole, real foods, and stay healthy.  

“I’ve also included all the nutritional information for each recipe so anyone on any program can use this cookbook and be totally sure that they’re enjoying tasty, healthy and well-balanced meals.”

Where can I buy the cookbook and how much does it cost?

$19.95 US & $24.95 CAN
If you are a Team Beachbody Club member, you receive 10% off that price!
You can order a copy beginning July 14th here.