Okay, time to kick my butt back into gear and rock it with the ladies in my "Sizzlin' Summer Slimdown" 30 Day Challenge starting tomorrow! Can't wait to get started. Cranked out a lil' T25 Core Speed and Ab Intervals this morning to get back into the swing of things. Felt awesome and burned 631cals! Had some Vanilla Latte Shakeo for breakfast and feeling ready to tackle the rest of the day! Have some personal development lined up along grocery shopping and some meal prep!! ITS GO TIME, friends!! Woohoo! !#ShreddingForTheWedding
October 1st, 2013 was my One Year Anniversary as a Beachbody Coach. I signed up the MINUTE it was (finally!) available to us Canadians last October, and haven't looked back. It has truly been an AMAZING year and I am JUST getting started. Becoming a Coach has changed my life in a number of ways, but here are just a few things that I have been able to do in the past 12 months:
- get in the best shape of my life
- help motivate and inspire others to get from Point A to Point B in their health and fitness journeys
- earn an income that has afforded me luxuries like an all expenses paid for vacation to Vegas!
- and most importantly, create an AMAZING team of like-minded ladies who are passionate about being the healthiest, happiest versions of themselves possible!
Definitely lots to look forward to in the coming years! The future for Beachbody here in Canada is certainly a bright one. Here's a short lil' clip of my sappy self to commemorate this special day!
You know that saying "time flies when you're having fun"? It couldn't be more true! Can't believe we have a mere two weeks left before this Insanity Challenge is finished! Dug deep with the Fit Test this morning (prefer to do it on Sunday's rather than back to back with MAX Interval Circuit on Monday's!) and was pleasantly surprised with my results. My competitive nature always seems to prevail every two weeks. When I think I can't beat my previous numbers, I do! And THAT feels fab!
Switch Kicks: 124 --> 130 --> 134 --> 138
Power Jacks: 68 --> 74 --> 76 --> 78
Power Knees: 109 --> 113 --> 116 --> 118
Power Jumps: 60 --> 75 --> 80 --> 82
Globe Jumps: 11 --> 12 --> 13 --> 14
Suicide Jumps: 20 --> 22 --> 24 --> 26
Push-Up Jacks: 35 --> 37 --> 40 --> 42
Low Plank Os: 80 --> 81 --> 100 --> 106
Felt completed gassed after Power Jumps (so brutal!) but my goal is to get at least 85 during the last and final Fit Test! Still can't believe Shaun T managed to get 120 of them, how RESICKULOUS is that! LOL! That boy is cray cray to say the least!! Well the countdown is ON! In officially less than 2 months, we'll be in Viva Las Vegas for the 2013 Team Beachbody Coach Summit!! Can't WAIT! :)
Happy Sunday everyone! Well today was Day 35 of Insanity for me and though it was scheduled as a Rest day, I decided to do the Fit Test today as opposed to doing it back-to-back with MAX Interval Circuit tomorrow morning (that's a deathly 1hr25min!) I put it off most the day, to be honest, I was slightly nervous that I wouldn't beat my previous numbers (I'm super competitive with myself like that lol!) but I somehow managed to pull it off. Here they are:
Switch Kicks: 124 --> 130 --> 134
Power Jacks: 68 --> 74 --> 76
Power Knees: 109 --> 113 --> 116
Power Jumps: 60 --> 75 --> 80 (eeek!!!)
Globe Jumps: 11 --> 12 --> 13
Suicide Jumps: 20 --> 22 --> 24
Push-Up Jacks: 35 --> 37 --> 40
Low Plank Obls: 80 --> 81 --> 100
Cooled down with a 20min jaunt on the treadmill and was feeling pretty fab!! Insanity really is the real deal. Earlier this week (April 2nd!) was my "one year anniversary" with Shaun T! I can't believe it's already been a year since I first pushed play with this ridiculously awesome program. I've lost 18lbs (159 to 141) and about 20 inches overall since starting up last April. What's more gratifying than the numbers is the fact that my cardio endurance (which has always been my biggest weakness!) has skyrocketed and I know I have Insanity and Asylum to thank for that. Not to mention the relentless support, motivation, and inspiration my FEMALE INSANIACS give me on a daily basis. So THANK YOU ladies, for joining me along this crazy path to better, healthier, and happier versions of ourselves! Here's to hopefully many more years to come!! ♥ :)
Well today was the last go at this combo for Month 1 and have to say, I'm not incredibly emotional about it! LOL! It felt good to power through these two workouts for the last time, really looking forward to moving on to the MAX workouts of Month 2 (aka BEAST month!) and Insane Abs (perhaps with a little Asylum Volume 2 Ab Shredder thrown in the mix for good measure!) On to bigger and better things as we push through this INSANE journey, and loving every minute of it!
So I've been doing a bit of John C. Maxwell reading lately and must say, in the past six months, I've had much more clarity in terms of what I want out of my life, what my dreams are, and where my true passion lies. Beachbody has given me this clarity and for that I'm truly grateful. I have met so many amazing people thus far and I'm extremely excited for what's to come. It's such a fantastic feeling to KNOW deep down in your heart that you were meant to do something impactful, worthwhile, and incredibly rewarding all at the same time. Being a part of this amazing company, fighting to End the Trend, has shed light on various facets of my life... I really do feel blessed! :)
"Never let life impede on your ability to manifest your dreams. Dig deeper into your dreams and deeper into yourself and believe that anything is possible, and make it happen." ~Corin Nemec
Power Jumps, I got chu!! Haha! Today was Day 19 of the Shaun T Birthday Challenge and Cardio Power & Resistance was on the chopping block (aka, Power Jump City!) Felt really strong this morning, managing to get 40 Power Jumps for the last two circuits. I'm really honing in on my form for the exercises and feeling a wicked burn. I can't believe Week 3 is almost in the books already, oh how the time flies when you're having "fun" right?! Woohooo!! Bring on the weekend!
Below I've also posted a sneak peek of Focus T25, Shaun T's newest program. It's scheduled to be released at Coach Summit in June so I'm chompin' at the bit to get my hands on this puppy! :)
Well, because I had the live workout with THE MAN HIMSELF (still pinching myself lol) on Saturday, I didn’t squeeze in Day 13 Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs afterwards, I was too exhausted! So this morning I had the Fit Test followed by Pure Cardio & Abs on the chopping block. Phew! Pretty freakin’ psyched about my Fit Test numbers, my best to date which makes me smile…
Switch Kicks: 124 -- 130
Power Jacks: 68 -- 74
Power Knees: 109 -- 113
Power Jumps: 60 -- 75 (eeeek!!!)
Globe Jumps: 11 -- 12
Suicide Jumps: 20 -- 22
Push-Up Jacks: 35 -- 37
Low Plank Oblique: 80 -- 81
Moving on to Pure Cardio, let’s just say it wasn’t a pretty performance LOL! My goodness, doing this routine following the Fit Test is brutal partly due to the fact that it has Switch Kicks, Power Jacks, Power Knees, Suicide Jumps, AND Push-Up Jacks in it… ALL moves from the Fit Test!! HAHA!! Oh man, I was certainly a sweaty hot mess after Cardio Abs. What a way to start the week! Woohoo! :)
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will..."
As you can tell from my ridiculously large smile (oh my, LOL!), I had an AMAZING time yesterday. Shaun T is hands down one of the most humble, down-to-earth people I have ever met, not to mention incredibly motivational and inspirational. It was unreal to be in the same room with him - working out live with the music pumpin' and him barkin' at us, definitely a rush I will never forget. I feel so blessed to be a part of Beachbody, Carl Daikeler you did good! This AMAZING company is changing lives on a daily basis across the globe, including my own, and for that I am forever thankful. I'm SO FREAKIN' proud of my team (FEMALE INSANIACS, you know who you are!) and CANNOT WAIT to keep DIGGING DEEP, fighting to end the trend, for decades to come! In my bestest Shaun T voice, "COME ON Y'ALL, LET'S GOOOOOO!" :)
The above picture is me in post-workout bliss! Speaking of, the workout was AMAZING! Shaun T definitely whipped out some never-before seen moves, which was sick. Of course we had the usual, everything from Switch Kicks to Push-Ups Jacks to Power Jumps and Plank Punches. The new stuff? Flying Knee Jumps and Rotating Stance Jacks were two that stood out the most for me, looooved them! I have a feeling they'll be featured in his newest program, Focus T25, which will hopefully be released sooner than later! Can't wait to get my hands on it.
Speaking of AWESOME, Shaun T's surprise of the day came in the form of him announcing that he's going to have his own RADIO station, with all sorts of beats and motivaSHAUNal (get it?) messages! Here's his first 60min track: The Lettuce - I LOVE IT! Will defs be tuning in on a regular basis! :)
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Today was Day 12 of the ShaunTourage Challenge, with CPR on the chopping block. Popped outta bed this morning and hit it hard with Shaun T and the gang. This is my favorite of all the Month 1 Insanity workouts, despite the high frequency of those god-awful Power Jumps! That being said, I felt stronger than ever with them this morning. Kept up with the crew for the first circuit and then cranked out 40 reps for both the second and third circuits! Going into Belt Kicks, I was pretty winded but just smiled, relishing in the awesomeness of having *finally* nailed down the PJs! Overall, great way to start Friday - 521cals burned and another "X" on my Insanity calendar!
Okay so let's talk about something even more exciting... less than 24hrs and I'm going to be working out with Shaun T, The Man Himself, live here in Toronto!! Wooohoooooo!!! Can't freakin' wait! As if that isn't enough, both Shaun T and Carl Diakeler (CEO of Beachbody) teased us on Facebook today, hinting at big surprises to come! I have a feeling Shaun T's surprise on the 17th will either be the launch of his new apparel line or the release of his newest program, Focus T25! As for Carl D's post, I have no idea but I'm STOKED that I'll be there when he's on stage at the Team Beachbody Coach Summit announcing it in Vegas! I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve!! Till tmrw! :)