21 Day Fix | Minus Shakeology

As you all know by now, last week I started another round of the 21 day fix, this time without Shakeology. It’s truly amazing how much energy one shake a day can give you… the 21 day fix is a killer without it. The only reason I stopped drinking Shakeology is because I thought I was having an allergic reaction to it. Turns out… I have no clue what I’m allergic to and I had a reaction to Blistex over the weekend, so I know it’s not shakeology.

The other day I ordered more and I truly can’t wait for it to get here. Without it I’ve struggled with breakfast in the morning, as I have to eat on the go and there’s nothing healthy that I can find to grab and go with. I’ve gotten into my old habit of going to the coffee shop to grab an Ice Maple Oat Scone and a large iced coffee. That habit is defiently not good for the wallet or the waist line. I’ll be back to saving money with shakeology and getting the most nutriuents I can out of one meal, while avoiding the extra carbs.

I can’t wait for my shipment to arrive so I can start making the shakes in the morning and get back to eating healthy and feeling better. πŸ™‚shakeology_logo_low_res

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21 Day Fix | It feels so good

I can’t express how good it feels to be back in the game with the 21 Day Fix! 

I’m so sore after only day two. I’m truly amazed at how out of shape I got and how quickly it happened. Just goes to show, you should never stop working on you! You’re worth it and you’ll feel so much better if you take time out of your day to work on your fitness. 
I’m so excited to be able to get back into fitness. I should’ve never stopped in the first place, but I let life get in the way and I really hope I never let it get in the way again!

Shakeology | Break Up

It’s pretty damn official. I’m pretty severely allergic to something in Shakeology. I stopped drinking it for a week and the redness and peeling in my upper lip was getting better. I decided to test it out, so I spent three lovely days enjoying that delicious shake and sure enough, the pain, ichyness, redness and peeling came right back. 

I’m pretty disappointed and very worried about what it is that I’m allergic to now. I also bought a different protein shake from Trader Joes as a replacement to shakeo, but I experienced a much worse reaction with that one. πŸ˜• 

Time to visit the doctor for an allergy test I guess. Has any one else experienced these types of issues? I had no problems for 3 months… Then it all hit me…

Shakeology, I Just Want You

This past week has been very difficult in terms of eating healthy and staying on track. I’ve had a major reaction to something and I really don’t know what caused it. I don’t know if it was something I ate, something I put on my skin, or just the dry California air.

IΒ really don’t want to go into details, as it was completely embarrassing, but I have stopped drinking Shakeology for a full week so far, and I’m really struggling. That Shake was my breakfast and I’ve had nothing to replace it with for a week. I don’t have time to eat at home in the morning and I always just mixed the shake and ran out the door, while enjoying it on my drive into work.

I really hope this isn’t the end for me and Shakeology, as that is the best shake I’ve ever had and it really helps me feel great everyday. I’m really hoping it was something else that caused the reaction.

Anyone else ever experience side effects from Shakeology?

Hammer and Chisel | The Master’s Cardio

Okay, so it’s my third Saturday on the Hammer and Chisel program. I decided to switch up the workout and instead of doing another round of Hammer Plyometrics, I did the optional The Master’s Cardio workout.

My first thought when putting the DVD in was… “Wow, only a 16 minute workout. Not to bad.” Well… that 16 minutes was a total killer. Especially since I just got done with an hour spin class at the gym.

I made it through the entire 16 minutes and I’d have to say I’m pretty darn happy where I’m at physically. I was able to finish the time with the 30 burpee’s, without stopping and I added the jump during the last 10. I have NEVER in my life been able to do that many burpee’s in a row! It’s only the third week and I’m so happy I decided to do this program. My life will be forever changed because of this. πŸ™‚

 

Hammer and Chisel | “Damn”

I’m ending my third week of Hammer and Chisel and I have to say… I am so happy I started this program! πŸ’•

I’m not just saying this… I’m honestly happy I’ve started this 60 day program. I have not weighed myself since I like to measure my fitness on how I feel and how my clothes fit, but for the first time today I looked at my stomach and went “Damn.” haha. It has never been this flat and tone in my entire life!

The program looked very overwhelming in the beginning, but it’s really just pretty awesome. I just purchased heavier weights because my 8 lb dumbells were becoming too easy.

I’m so excited to see what the next few weeks has in store and where I’ll be at the end of the 60 days!

 

Mind Over Matter | 21 Day Accountability Group

Please join me in participating in my first ever accountability group hosted by me, myself and I! 
– Want help staying on track with fitness? 

– Need help staying motivated to work out?

– Want to be part of a group where everyone has the same goals as and are working on improving their lives?

– Want to participate in a program that is proven to change your life forever?

If any of these apply to you then you need to join this group! 😜

I will be participating in the 21 Day Fix and I’d like to encourage others to join in too, though it’s not a requirement, as this program has changed my life and I want it to change yours too! 

Please message me for more details and all are welcome!

Motivational tips, recipes, workouts, plus more will be shared during these 21 days and daily check ins are required. I’m not doing it to be mean, that’s how we’ll all continue to motivate each other and make sure everyone’s participating! πŸ˜€

Chisel Endurance | Hammer and Chisel

Today, I struggled to get out of bed. I wanted nothing more than to sleep for another few hours, but I’m so glad I pushed myself to get up. I was up early and at Spinning class by 9:15 and I came home and immediantly did my first round of Chisel Endurance. Boy… was it tough to do after spinning but I loved every minute of it. It’s the best workout I’ve come accross so far in the Hammer and Chisel program. It’s taken while, but I’m learning how to motifiy the workouts as I don’t have a workout bench or a pull up bar.

I’m glad I pushed myself to work out this morning. You’ll never regret a workout, but you’ll always regret not pushing yourself to reach your full potentional. πŸ˜„


I finished my hour and a half workout with a delicious cherry vanilla shakeology shake. It was so yummy and also the healthiest meal of the day! ☺️


 

 

Hammer and Chisel | Day 5

May 2nd may have not been the greatest time for me to start this program, as I’m having shoulder issues, but I’ve kept it going to far. I have taken it easy on the upper body lifting for the moment, but I plan to get back into it full force by next week.

This program is tough and it’s everything I thought it would be, and I’m glad to report the 21 Day Fix Extreme has prepared me well. πŸ˜€ I am sore in places I’ve never been sore before so I know good things are happening. 

I can’t wait to finish the week and see how next week goes!

Before & After | 21 Day Fix Extreme


I wanted to share my progress so far since I’m moving on to the new program tomorrow. 

The before picture is from before I started my journey with BeachBody and the after is a current picture from today. 😊
The pictures don’t show all of my results. I feel so much better than I did before and I have far more definition in my stomach than what’s shown above. 

I can’t wait to see the results after the next 60 days! πŸ’•