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Monday, October 25, 2010

Time to Shake the BUM BUM

Last week I did a Shakeology ® Cleanse and was definitely happy with the end results. In three days I managed to lose a total of 6 lbs.! I video blogged the entire process from Day 1 all the way to the very Final Results video. If you are interested in seeing how I did, you will definitely want to get over to my YouTube Channel and check it out! While you are there, be sure to leave a comment or even better subscribe to my coming videos!

I think I am seriously considering video blogging about my experience with the new Brazil Butt Lift ® .

It really was my intention to start the Brazil Butt Lift ® last week. But after not having any results with the weight loss the week before at the local YMCA Pound Plunge, I decided I needed a plateau-buster. It was the perfect opportunity to try out the Shakeology ® Cleanse to see how quickly I could turn things around and get the metabolism firing again. One of the recommendations of doing a Shakeology ® Cleanse is not to do it during a double workout program. As a matter of fact, they don't even recommend doing it with any extreme workout regimen such as the P90X ® , Insanity ® or TurboFire ® . But I was in the middle of my recovery week with the P90X ® and knew if I felt I was bonking with my program I could just stop. Surprisingly, I did quite well. I was extremely happy to see my back muscles finally starting to come through. That definitely is making me anxious for my 60-Day Progress Photos that are coming up this weekend.

With the cleanse behind me and results in the bag, it is time to step it up and add the Brazil Butt Lift ® into the mix. So for the next 4-weeks I will be finishing up the last phase of the P90X ® and adding the Brazil Butt Lift ® in the evenings. I am definitely looking to get my bottom rocking. I have the P90X ® to bring on the muscle and the Brazil Butt Lift ® to shape up and lift the caboose. I'm hoping for a little "Bootilicious" action going on.

I took those dreaded before photos. I figure if I'm going to show myself accountable I have to bring it out in the open. In all fairness, I can't really promote what I honestly don't personally know. Believe me, I am a walking product of the product. So far I've been really pleased with my programs and haven't found anything I didn't like. Just further endorsement that Team Beachbody definitely does their homework when it comes to quality programs and supplements. I most certainly expect to see good results with this program as well. So wish me luck and definitely plan to hear more about it on YouTube. This "tuchy" is about to get a top-notch bottom makeover.

Brazil Butt Lift - Slim & Shape Rotation
If you have tried the Brazil Butt Lift ® I would love to hear about the results you got. Please feel free to comment your pros and cons with the program. I'm always interested in how things are working for other people.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Shaking It Up a Bit

This week's weigh-in for the Pound Plunge showed no results. To some that may be a little discouraging. But to me, I'm just happy there wasn't a gain. It just means my body is preparing for maintenance mode. So I will not be too concerned just yet. There is also the possibility since I've been doing my program for a while now, that I'm building lean muscle mass to displace the fat.

Muscle is more dense than fat, and therefore though I can definitely see a difference in the way my clothes are fitting, I may not always see the difference on the scales. So for now I'm pretty sure by the muscle I've been able to see lately, it is a good sign as to why the scale didn't see a drop. You know those P90X ® workouts are pretty effective at changing your body very quickly. Rest assure, Tony Horton is the master when it comes to providing us with the perfect catalyst to transform our bodies. The P90X ® comes with powerful results to those that follow it's design. I've seen it many times and definitely living my own experience.

A pound of Fat compared to a pound of Muscle

 I am considering taking it up an notch this week and going to try the Shakeology Cleanse. I've heard from other customers and Team Beachbody coaches and they are getting amazing results with the cleanse. I personally love the Chocolate Shakeology ®. It is definitely my choice of meal replacement options out there. So beginning next Tuesday, I plan to post all three days of my cleanse to the blog, so be sure to check back often.

When it comes to the Shakeology ®, I'm most impressed by all the healthy ingredients packed into that little package. There are two different options when purchasing. You can get it in the convenient 24-pack single servings or you can purchase it in bulk, which will give you 30 servings for the same price. And if you sign up for the home-direct you will receive FREE shipping and 2 FREE gifts. Plus you will be sure to receive it without fail with the autoship option. It even comes with a 30-Day Bottom of the Bag Guarantee. That is how sure Team Beachbody is you are going to love it! It comes in two delicious flavors: Chocolate and Greenberry. Of course, if you would like more information always feel free to contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

I posted my 30-Day P90X Progress Update this week to my YouTube Channel. In the video I give a step by step process of how I make my favorite Chocolate Power Shake for my meal replacement. So what is your favorite Shakeology ® recipe? I would love to hear your house specialty, so feel free to send me a comment.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Daring to Dream

I got the 30-Day Results photos and I have to admit I am very much pleased with my progress. I lost a total of 5 lbs and 4 inches in that 30-Day period. I also got to experience firsthand a workout session with the man himself, Tony Horton. I really think that was the one thing that propelled my determination into overdrive. There is nothing like attending one of those Team Beachbody events to super hype your enthusiasm and light your desire on FIRE! I came back from Dallas, Texas supercharged and ready for action.

This morning I had P90X ® Back & Biceps/Ab Ripper X. If ever there is a DVD that will put you into the empowerment zone, it is this one. If you like to go heavy and are looking for failure in the 6-8 reps, this is definitely your place to shine. I pushed every fiber I had to watch those muscles shake and quiver. Then when I got to the point I just didn't think my body could handle one more rep, I stopped, took a deep breath and pushed even harder for that "one more rep." Nothing more gratifying than pushing your limits and NAILING IT! Yeah, Tony, I bought tickets to the gun show...MY GUN SHOW! Let me tell you, if you can get to the end of that DVD and not want to go stand in front of the mirror and FLEX those beautifully sculpted seriously need to reconsider how much weight you are lifting and then go HEAVIER!!! Awesome! That is what best describes that feeling at the end.

Back muscles coming through!

I think about the person I use to be when this journey first began, then I look at the person I've become. You can't even begin to put a price on what Team Beachbody has done for my fitness, health and more importantly confidence. I've learned in so many ways I am a person of worth and value. I always was. But isn't it crazy how down on ourselves we become when we feel like we don't measure up to someone elses standards? I have one really important bit of advice for those of you just beginning this journey, "Be YOURSELF!" I know really simple, but it is so true. Don't worry that you don't keep up with the person next to you at the gym. Don't worry that you're not a perfect size 2. Don't worry about all the craziness that envy can bring. There is not anyone human being in your entire universe that is more important than YOU. Because only, and I say this sincerely, when you learn to truly embrace the power of who you are and how uniquely special you are do you learn to love and appreciate the uniqueness of others. It is so empowering to be able to look at a beautiful well-defined woman or man and admire their efforts for what they have accomplished rather than feel overwhelmed with guilt for not being them. Envy is the root of all evil.

So if I leave you with one thought today let it be, you are a person of value and you deserve to be happy, healthy and fit. You and you alone are in control of the steps you must take to get there. Make today the day you stand up and take charge of who you are, who you were meant to be and who you will become. Believe in yourself and dare to dream. Because it is when we dare to dream, the once impossible becomes possible!

Day 1 Top - Day 30 Bottom - P90X Progress Photos
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