Mar 16 2019
Final Transform :20 Review! Best Transform :20 Transformation!
The stats are in and I’m impressed! Not only am I in better cardio shape, I also lost 3 inches all over my stomach, hips and thighs..I can see my abs! 7 lbs is my end weight loss and I feel super fit!! So many of the girls in our program have lost anywhere from 6-14 lbs in just six weeks. The inches lost are astounding, too! We have our fire back and I promise myself not to lose it again this year! I’ve cried, I’ve pushed and I’ve felt the pride of accomplishment!
As far as my nutrition, remember when I told you I started intermittent fasting with my husband? We have been sticking to the container plan and our 8 hour eating window and feel great! Once you join our online group, I will share more resources with you!
So many people connect with Shaun T on a deep level because he himself lost 50 pounds so he understands the mindset that it takes and he speaks to that throughout all of the work outs. I’m so happy I did this program and now I have a step to use when I need a little Shaun T transformation in my life.
Haven’t you noticed that every time you do something new, whether it’s with your nutrition or your fitness, you learn more more about yourself? Over the last six weeks I’ve really learned to embrace change and to embrace the pain and the struggle. When Shaun says don’t run from the pain-invite it, lean into it, that resonates with me.
My hope is that you have been inspired to start something for yourself. I would love to coach you one on one and connect you with the right program whether it’s this one or another one. Email me today or message me on Instagram or Facebook I’m your go to girl and I would love to embrace change with you. Here’s the form to apply for the group: http://b.link/Transformwithme
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Feb 24 2019
Transform :20 Week 5 Review! Shaun T Weight Loss Transformation!
Week five has been a great week. I’m loving it how much more coordinated I feel on the step and my energy levels are UP!
This week I played around with different types of vegetables, I did red onions zucchini and snap peas in the cast-iron skillet and it tasted amazing. I added the red onions first with a little olive oil and let those get nice and soft, then I add the zucchini for a little bit and at the very last five minutes I add the snap peas with salt and pepper. It all tastes so good I barely need a balsamic glaze even though sometimes I still add it because it is yummy.
If you haven’t explored with balsamic glaze on your vegetables and meats it’s a game changer so is the Flavor God everything and everything spicy seasoning. Here’s the link for those if you’d like to try: FLAVOR GOD SEASONING
I can tell I look leaner in my videos my “middle jiggle” is less jiggly and my legs feel really toned. The scale hasn’t changed much but I will take after pictures and measurements when I’m done and see how that looks.
There’s the weekly reality TV video that plays after every Saturday work out and this week had me in tears. In week six we do a work out completely silent no music and Shawn isn’t talking he only cues us for the next move and his reflection on that workout brought him to tears and the entire crew.
Shaun walked through a lot of abuse from his childhood and the silence reminded him of the places he would go as a kid. Hiding in his closet scared. It was really moving that he was so candid and open with everyone in regards to that. I love his heart!
The trainers and these programs are so much more than just a work out and eating clean, there’s so much thought, care and love involved in the entire process and that’s why it works so well for so many. It’s addictive and it’s inspiring and it something that I won’t ever stop- I love it so much.
If you need a tribe, a community of people on the same path of you all striving to be better versions of themselves then you need to join us! Message me today and I will get you a custom plan and we will rock this out together!
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Feb 18 2019
Transform :20 Week 4 Review! Weight Loss Transformation!
Week four is on the books. I feel like I had a breakthrough this week!!! I finally started enjoying some of the moves and feeling like I could do them at a decent pace.
This workout is so short with a 20 minute time frame that he packs a ton in. I cannot even listen to music during the workouts because I’m so focused on what he has us doing that I can’t afford to be distracted. The good thing is is he has music in the background so it works but it’s definitely not what I’m used to.
The girls and my online private Boot Camp were joking this week about the little calluses we are getting on our hands from the step and I finally got mine this week. I’m feeling leaner, I’m feeling stronger, and I really like the challenge of this work out.
Every Saturday he has us do you a slower paced work out then involves a lot more stretching and the transformers are not as intense. I really like Saturdays *wink, wink. The cool part about tracking my transformer numbers on my wall calendar that came with my program is, I’ve been able to improve on those numbers which is a total confidence boost.
I’ve added veggie frittatas into our weekly rotation for food prep which is been a really fun addition. I’ve been sharing Gluten-free recipe is on my Instagram and saving them to a highlight so feel free to go look at those. I’m always posting my food and my stories as well.
There are five spots left in my online Boot Camp if you want to do this with me please message me today and I will get you started. I will be there for you to coach you one on one as well as plugging into a group of motivated positive women who are becoming the best versions of themselves every day.
I can’t wait to hear from you you deserve to have a coach who is rooting for you and you deserve to feel your best and be comfortable in your skin your beautiful mama have a great day!!
Feb 12 2019
Transform :20 Week 3 Review! Weight Loss Transformation!
Being home from vacation right at the start of week three was refreshing. As nice as the hotel gym was, I was really glad to get back to my basement.
Sunday evening, my husband and I decided to do something a little drastic with our nutrition. I’ve been looking at using intermittent fasting as a way to lose extra body fat but still stick to my container plan with the Transform :20 nutrition guide.I also decided to cut out the majority of the grains in my diet and add in a little extra healthy fats with avocado and coconut oil. Let’s not lie, a little peanut butter thrown in their daily.
I’ve actually felt better this week than I thought by changing this up. I’m eating within an eight to nine hour window and three larger meals. My hours are 11 – 7 and I’m eating at 11, 2:30 and around 6 o’clock. Now this may change based on the day but for now it fits well into my routine. I’m seeing now how bloated and puffy the carbs make me look and maybe that’s because I’m already sensitive to gluten.
I’ve been gluten-free for around six years and really try to limit the breads and rolls that are labeled gluten-free. Rice cakes and rice crackers usually work better with my system but I’m cutting even those out now. I will keep you posted on how this goes the last three weeks of the challenge but for now I’m pretty impressed.
The moves aren’t necessarily getting easier mainly because I have put the extra riser on the step. I like the challenge even though some of the moves are really hard to do for the full minute. I’ve been taking it with stride, not stressing if I can move as quickly as the Transform :20 cast members.
Overall I’m loving that it’s only 20 minutes and I thought I would be doing double workouts more by now but the workouts are so intense during the 20 minutes I have not found myself needing to double up as much. There are still some spots left in our February online Boot Camp if you want to start the six week challenge with me I would be happy to coach you and show you the ropes. Message me today!
Feb 02 2019
Transform:20 Week 2 Review! Weight Loss Transformation!
Week two review is here. All I really want to say about this week is, going on vacation and starting a new workout program does not mix well. It was more of a struggle than I want to admit.
Here’s why. I decided to bring my step with me which my husband was kind of on board with but it still took up a lot of room. When we got to the hotel I did my usual, laid out my shoes, my laptop, my room key, my mom crack, my water; everything I would need for the next morning’s workout. I always set it in the bathroom so I can get up and ready but not wake the kids.
That part was great because I have my discipline and my routine in that area. My body just felt really sluggish and heavy most of the week there was maybe two workouts, out of the five that I did there, where I actually felt like I had a little pep in my step. Even though I try hard to read ingredients and stick to lots of vegetables and lean proteins, there is still junk that gets put in the foods.
Whenever I travel, I’m so grateful that I have to eat gluten-free because it’s really tempting to eat empty carbs when you are busy and just need to grab something for a quick energy. I think a few days I did not drink enough water and that always makes me feel bloated and almost like I have a weighted bodysuit on, it’s really uncomfortable during these cardio workouts.
A couple things I learned about my body on this trip that might help you too is that when you order eggs they tend to use way more oil than they need to. I normally have my shakeology in the room before we head out for the day, but they had a really great egg white frittata that Matt had had the day before and it looked amazing! It had a lot of veggies and it I thought it would be healthy.
For the next four hours my stomach felt like it had a heavy weight in it and I was really bloated. I realized it was from the oils that they used on the eggs and I swore that I would always stick to my shakeology in the mornings so that I could start my day off right and not feel gross. I also thought it would be brilliant to buy a spicy pickle that they had at the market but that too had some interesting preservatives, and way too much salt so the next day during my workout I felt really puffy. There are so many things that are just not worth it for my sensitive system.
On the bright, I was able to switch my rest day. It’s scheduled to be on a Sunday but I moved mine to Wednesday because I knew I would be home on Sunday to get a good workout in. I also was thankful that the workouts are only 20 minutes because then I could get back to the room and shower and get to Disneyland.
Having my “trainer in my in the box” aka the Netflix for fitness right on my laptop, really saves me! I recommend it to everyone but you need to coach too. You need to be in a private accountability group with me, so that you cannot only do your program from anywhere you need to you also get the support of the girls and I so that you have those eyes watching. Making sure you’re showing up for yourself!
Overall, staying on track keeps my momentum for my results going strong so that when I come home I don’t have too much to make up for even if my eating was not perfect. You can see in the video that I show some of my salads that I chose and really you just have to seek it out and want to find a healthy food because when you do it’s always there.
PS: The caramel apples in Disneyland are definitely worth it.
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Jan 25 2019
Transform:20 Week 1 Review! Weight Loss Transformation
It’s finally here! Week one of the new program we’ve been waiting patiently for. It’s a step program but not like anything you’ve ever seen. Shaun T has us digging deeper than ever before because we will need to find a new cadence as we incorporate the step. The levels threw me off a little this week and were harder to get the hang of than I thought. I know my body will transform in really unique ways as I complete the next six weeks.
The Holidays did me in as far as bloat and four pounds of weight gain. I decided this will be the very last Christmas I let my nutrition go too chance. I worked out six days a week, yet still, gained and got soft. It’s so interesting to learn about yourself and what keeps you ahead of your own game. I like the upper edge on my progress with enough water, lean proteins and veggies and plenty of sleep. Netflix binging and chocolate at 10 pm apparently doesn’t do a body good.
This week I did something funky to my neck and upper back. I was probably getting used to the moves and straining my next to see the screen. Even through the soreness and pain, I was able to see my massage therapist and show up all six days. I always get sad when I see women say they are too sore or something threw them off their game because I know they would feel so much better if they pushed through.
So here I am, ready to rock and do it alongside some pretty fantastic ladies! Our online bootcamp is full of beautiful ladies rocking their best selves! Our theme this week was commitment! When we commit to each other, it builds relationship and trust. When we commit to ourselves, we build esteem, confidence and momentum!!
Jan 16 2019
How To Get Started Right With Transform:20! Shaun T 20 Minute Workout!
There are some definite tools that help with success when you set out to complete a program. Here are some things I’ve learned that help set our group up to finish strong. We always start with a strong WHY. A reason that pulls us toward our goals. Then we take before stats simply meaning pictures, measurements and weight. The Transform:20 journal has a commitment that you sign for your goals. It also has an amazing daily tracker that lets you track all the healthy habits like water, sleep, container count, foods and joy or mood. There is also a place to journal about how you’ve overcome challenges and setbacks for that particular day.
I have found that it helps to decide when you will be done eating for the day. “Dinner and done” is a rule I learned from doing the 2B Mindset. 2B Mindset is a program designed to teach you about nutrition, reading labels, and overcoming emotional eating. I highly recommend it if you’re like me and love all the food. For a treat that won’t bust my waistline, these bars are my go to. Low in sugar and high in protein but without any of the artificial crap they put in other brands. Both flavors are yummy but these are my favorite: BEACH BARS
You can find 2B Mindset here: 2B Mindset
It is extremely helpful to learn which healthy foods I like and stick to having them weekly. It does take some trial and error to find foods the entire family enjoys. I make them eat broccoli but other than that we’ve found a good rhythm with the nutrient dense foods. Basically tacos once or twice a week and I will make their favorite vegetables with whatever meat we are having. We all drink Shakeology daily, too!
Another trick I realized I had done today was that I filled in my food on the tracker in the morning. I organized it all and knew what I was making at dinner. Mason jar salads are a fantastic way to prep four tasty lunches in advance. You may even get them to last five days but I always prep for just four days. These Tazo dessert teas are such a craving saver for me. Since I’ve decided to give up wine for this challenge, I like something fun to drink. The Glazed Lemon Loaf is my top favorite found here: https://amzn.to/2DabDPH I also like to sip this Natural Vitality Natural Calm Diet Supplement before bed as a calming and stress combating drink: https://amzn.to/2TQ0xEV
Writing out your perfect daily schedule and trying to stick to it as closely as possible is another sure way to make sure you can align your activities with your goals. When you plan well, things flow much easier and allow for that buffer we need if our day doesn’t go as planned. That’s why I am choosing to wake-up early to get my fitness in.
When we, as women, complete the program and do the things we promised ourselves we would do it builds us up. We fight off the self-sabotage and build esteem, confidence and success. It’s always easier to do the things that are convenient but showing up when it’s not is powerful for our results. As I mention in the video, the weight and inches seem to fall off the last 7-10 days of the program but a lot of women give up before that happens. Our mantra at Team Beachbody is decide, commit and succeed and that’s what I’ve seen in my life and hundreds of my friends lives. Now is your time!!!
Mason Jar Salads: I made this blog a while back, but it has some great tips for you to help with nutrition and stay on point! Mason Jar Salad Tutorial
Alcohol: I have no problem with alcohol, I love wine, but it can really hinder weight loss and our overall transformations. In this blog, Tips to Stop Drinking Alcohol, I give some points on what to do to give the alcohol a break.
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Dec 16 2018
What you get with Transform :20 on your your way to your Weight Loss Transformation!
I’m beyond excited to share this new program with you! In this video I explain everything that comes in your pack when you order! There are so many highlights but here’s a few.
- Every workout being unique as they are filmed live. No fitness boredom over here!
- The fact that the workouts are only twenty minutes and that there are six strength workouts and two ten minute bonus workouts. A ten minute booty workout and cardio blast. I’ll be excited to use these as I need them!
- The tracker so I can improve my speed and numbers! I also like that he has a daily journal for us to track what we eat, how we felt and lots of other things!!
I have twenty spots open for our exclusive Transform:20 accountability group starting January 7th with an optional three day cleanse. You can try the workout now before the program releases. Message me today so I can send it over to you, or I’ll send it once you sign up: Transform 20 with ME!!
Here’s what you’ll get when you join our Transform :20 group:
- One superfood meal a day you don’t have to prep or plan in 9 flavor choices, even vegan options
- Full customizable meal guide
based on your eating style and preference.
- Hundreds of workouts to choose from. I’ll help with what fits with your preference and goals after you’re done with Transform:20.
- Me as your 24/7 coach, you’re go to girl!
- Fun workout buddies rocking their own schedule from home but checking in online (app and Fb)
I can’t wait to help you with your goals!! Transform 20 with ME!!