What to Expect from Shaun T & INSANITY®

Insanity Challenge Pack INcludesYou’ve probably seen those infomercials for INSANITY® – who hasn’t? The ads and the name really drives home the idea that these exercises are, well, insane. Before you get too intimidated, I’d like to tell you what to expect from Shaun T & Insanity by giving you a more beginner-friendly perspective on this body transforming, life-changing program.

What Makes These Workouts “Insane”?

The Max Interval Training structure of the workouts is what most people find crazy. Going against the norm, INSANITY® requires you to do intense and demanding workouts for longer intervals, take very short breaks, and then jump right back into another long interval of exercise.

This type of training is difficult to get used to, to say the least. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t take the workouts at your own pace. The point of these demanding intervals is to push your body to its limit and get the best results possible in the shortest amount of time. According to the Insanity website, people have burned as many as 1,000 calories in an hour by doing these extreme routines.

How Will You Feel?

You are going to feel the results from the program from day one. Your muscles will definitely feel sore, but each day focuses on a different muscle group, so you are able to continue. As with any workout, the longer you stick with the program, the more stamina, energy and endurance you will have.

Who Will Like this Program?

Even though it is extremely challenging, people consistently call INSANITY® one of their favourite workouts, if not the best. Is it because these people are insane?

 

Megean and the boysMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!  Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

PiYo: The Hottest New Weight Loss Program Anyone Can Do

 PiYo: The Hottest New Weight Loss Program Anyone Can Do

You may have heard by now that Chalene Johnson, creator of TurboFire® & ChaLEAN Extreme ®, has created Piyo: the hottest new weight loss program that anyone can do, being released at the end of this month through Beachbody. It’s going to be a huge hit because anyone can do it, and everyone who does it will see great results. Carve an intensely defined physique without jumps, without weights, and without joint strain. Who doesn’t want that?

What is PiYo?

Chalene Johnson took the very best Pilates and yoga-inspired moves and cranked up the speed to give you full throttle cardio, strength, and flexibility training all at once. PiYo packs it ALL into each workout so you can build lean muscle mass as you’re burning crazy calories.

You’ll carve every inch of your body using your body weight to perform a series of continuous, targeted moves, to burn fat as you redefine every single muscle. No weights. No jumps. Zero Impact Just hardcore results.

The result? Problem areas disappear. You’ll get sleek, long arms, sexy, flat abs, a tight, lifted butt, and the confidence that comes from knowing you’re at your best!

Weight loss before and after

How long is the program?

PiYo is 60 days long and comes with a day-by-day guide to help you get the best results possible. The workouts range in length from 25 to 45 minutes. You don’t have to workout for an hour with fancy equipment to get the body you want!

When will it be released for purchase?

PiYo will be available for purchase through me sometime between June 23 and June 24th. I won’t have the exact date until it gets closer! The program will not be available to the general public until two weeks after the initial release to the community of Beachbody Coaches.

How can I order it and be entered to win a FREE copy?

The only way to get notified immediately of the program’s availability, pricing details, ect. is to get on my mailing list HERE . You’ll also be automatically entered to win a FREE copy of the program at the same time. I respect your email inbox and promise that there will be no spamming – so get entered to win ASAP!

How do I get into an online support group?

I’ll be hosting an private, exclusive support group on Facebook just for PiYo fans. Space is limited but those on my mailing list  will get first priority as I fill the spots.

This is your chance to define exactly how you want to look—and how you want to feel. You’re in control.

 

Megean and the boysMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!  Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

Turning A Fit Life Into A Paying Gig

Join Me! 
I’ve been a Beachbody Coach for 2 years now. I LOVE it. Why? I LOVE knowing that my business is a direct reflection of what I put into it. Period! No boss, no hours, no office politics…oh, and I get paid to workout & eat well. It motivates me like nothing else. I am SO INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL to have a business where my growth potential is unlimited but my overhead is minuscule and will never really increases.

I know direct sales, network marketing, MLM companies or whatever you call them get a bad rap, but I am 100% convinced that this is one of the most brilliant business models ever conceived IF you find a company, like Beachbody, with integrity and great products. Why?

- No product development
- No shipping, ordering, storing products, or returns
- Minimal overhead
- Success is direct reflection of how much you help others succeed
- Work from home
- Get choose WHO you work with
- You get OUT what you put IN
- CEO authority over how you run your business

When I became a Beachbody Coach, I did it for fun. I wanted to pay it forward to other women who where struggling & needed help. My passion for the business side of things flourished quickly & before I knew it, I had gone from a Stay At Home Mom to a Work At Home Mom. In the last two years, I’ve met some amazing people and had some amazing experiences that I wouldn’t trade for anything. I wouldn’t trade this business for anything. I love it. Really love it. No, I don’t always feel like doing it. Yes, I do it any way.

BUT listen! You cannot build a full time or six-figure income in two years by treating a business like a hobby. Why does no one ever talk about this? You CAN build a six-figure income in an insanely short amount of time working from home & doing something that you love if:

1. You are disciplined. Not just in your own fitness journey but in your business journey. You have to show up every day as the CEO and make the hard decisions, push yourself way out of your comfort zone, and be willing to fail.

2. You see the big picture & are patient. This business is about relationships. It’s about serving others, not building your income. It takes time for people to catch on to what you’re doing, to want to participate, to see that YOU are committed to this. It will happen if you are disciplined, but it takes time.

3. You are willing to commit 100%. If you’re not sure about this whole “coaching” thing, how do you expect others to be 100% sure about walking along side of you in their journey? I struggled with this at first big time. I was so nervous about being judged that I practically apologized for being a Coach before I said anything else! I’ve come a long way in that department. :)

These things come naturally to some people and not to others. It doesn’t matter what comes naturally to you. It ONLY matters that you are willing to work on developing the skills you need to succeed consistently, every day. I don’t have the fastest growing business in the world because I’ve got two toddlers at home, but it’s growing steadily & set to out earn my old attorney gig this year. Seriously? Seriously. I literally have to pinch myself some days – it seems to good to be true.

If any of the following describes you:

• Have the itch to start your own business
• Have a desire to work on your own fitness journey (no matter if you have 100 pounds to lose or are a fitness professional) & share it with others
• Are willing to carve out 45 minutes to an Hour every day to make your dream a reality so that you can live a life you design
• Are willing to be uncomfortable, disciplined, and consistent

I would like to personally invite you to join me tonight on a live webinar at 6:30 pst, 7:30 mst, 8:30 cst, 9:30 est. I will be sharing my coaching story in greater detail & explaining more about what Beachbody Coaching is all about. Plug in this URL address 5-10 minutes before the webinar and tune in with me (you can listen and watch, but don’t worry we can’t see you)! 

Find out more, no obligation, about what has been the biggest blessing, most fun venture, crazy amazing opportunity that has ever fallen into my lap!

 

Me and the boysMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!  Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

 

10 Simple Tips For Controlling Cravings

10 Tips To Stop Cravings

Cravings can get the worst of us. They can turn a great day into something we would rather not remember. Learning behaviors and habits that will allow you to just say no is the key to weight loss, feeling great, confidence, and long term maintenance once you’ve reached your goals!

Remember That Willpower Is Like a Muscle

Willpower is just like any muscle in your body. The more you use it, the stronger it gets. At first, you may find it very difficult to say no to your usual afternoon sugary treat. Over time, your willpower gets STRONGER and it becomes easier to make the healthy choice. You start to recognize the confidence and power that come from being in control of food, instead of letting it be in control of you. Don’t expect it to be easy right out of the gate, but know that it does get easier!

Drink Plenty of Water, Then Drink More

Thirst can mascarade as a craving. I suggest cutting your body weight in half and shooting for that many ounces of water every day. For example, I weight about 145 so I shoot for roughly 70 ounces of water (or 2.5 Nalgene bottles) every day! Make sure you’re not just thirsty before you reach for that treat.

Eat Enough of The Right Foods

It’s not enough to count calories. You have to eat the right foods. The good news is that you can eat much MORE when you eat the right foods. Be honest with yourself, are you actually getting 5 servings of vegetables every day? Do you know what a serving looks like? This is something I struggled with and didn’t even realize it! Programs like 21 Day Fix will help you get your portions and food on track if you need help with what to eat. Without enough of the right fuel in your body you will be more likely to crave something that’s bad for you.

Indulge Once A Week

If you’re trying to lose weight, I recommend limiting true indulgences to once a week. Once you are in “maintenance mode” you can relax that a little more. It’s important to give yourself something to look forward too every week so that you can say no in the moment knowing that if you wait it out you can truly enjoy a treat at the end of the week.

Embrace the 20 Minute Rule

If you’re really feeling like you just can’t live without that piece of chocolate or salty pretzel, wait 20 minutes before indulging. Drink some water and focus on something else. You may find that 20 minutes later you couldn’t care less about that treat or you might gain some perspective about whether it’s a good choice for you.

Don’t Expect to Be Perfect

It’s about progress, not perfection. No one is perfect! If you use a slip up as a reason to quit and throw in the towel for the rest of the day or week, you’ll back track big time. You can’t ruin your progress with one bad choice or even one bad day. Don’t give yourself this easy out.

Get An Accountability Partner

Having someone you can call, text, or email when that craving hits can make all the difference. Choose someone with whom you are comfortable sharing your goals and struggles. Also commit to offensive accountability: it’s not about that person discovering that you’re struggling to make good choices, it’s about YOU taking responsibility for reaching out when you need help.

Sleep More

If you constantly find that you are fighting cravings even after trying these simple techniques, you may just be tired. Permission to sleep more granted! If you’re sure you simply can’t get to bed earlier think about cutting out Television and Internet surfing. Chances are you can sneak in at least one more hour of sleep with some scheduling and discipline.

Operation Distraction

Finding a healthy alternative to your favorite treat couldn’t be simpler now. Google is your friend so use it! There are endless blogs and websites dedicated to making yummy treats out of healthy ingredients. One of my favorites is www.paleomg.com but find the ones that work for you. Remember, it’s better to eat a high calorie treat that’s full of healthy ingredients than to opt for a low calorie treat that’s highly processed and full of chemicals.

Never Give Up

Never give up on yourself. If these tricks aren’t working for you, who cares? Do your own research, be your own advocate, and find something that does work for you! These things work for me, but that doesn’t mean they are perfect fit for everyone. Take responsibility for your health and have confidence that you will figure this out!

 

Meagan Norris- Beachbody CoachMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!

Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

What is Max Interval Training?

Max Interval Training

 

If you are considering completing one of the Beachbody fitness programs, there is a good chance that you will encounter the term max interval training or high intensity interval training (HIIT), as it is sometimes called.   And chances are you’ve heard of Insanity, the program that really put max interval training on the map!  Tabata workouts also incorporate this type of training.

 

Most exercise programs include some form of interval training. The program will require you to alternate between lower and higher intensity workouts or resting periods. For example, you might be asked to walk for a few minutes and then sprint for one, and then return to walking.

 

The difference with max interval training is that these actions would be reversed. You would sprint for several minutes and only rest for one. Most of the Beachbody max interval fitness programs are actually much more intense than that example.

 

Why Choose a High Intensity Interval Training Program?

 

These programs optimize your workout time. They require you to spend more time doing the higher intensity exercises and/or require more of these intervals. The end result is that you burn more calories than you would if you were doing lower intensity workouts for the same amount of time.

 

Max interval training is usually a favorite among people who want to really feel and see results from their workouts in a short period of time. This form of training is also great for people who want to improve their fitness, but do not have a lot of time to devote to exercising every day. Ace Fitness reports that high intensity exercise has also been linked to improved cardiovascular health.

 

Drawbacks of Max Interval Training

 

The obvious drawback of this type of fitness program is that it is challenging and requires dedication. To reduce the soreness that you will feel after doing one of these workouts, and to reduce the chance of injury, you should always stretch, warm up your muscles before beginning and do cool down stretches after each session.  You can also use Beachbody’s Results & Recovery  drink to help reduce soreness – it is specifically formulated to help you recover from tough workouts!

 

Source: http://www.acefitness.org/fitness-fact-article/3317/high-intensity-interval-training/

 

 

Meagan NorrisMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!

Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

Tracking Your Weight Loss Progress Without Getting Discouraged

Tracking Weight Loss

When adopting healthy nutrition and exercise habits in an effort to lose weight, you want to see your hard work pay off almost immediately. You are putting in a lot of effort, and it can be discouraging to not see the results you want. The key is to know how to monitor your progress in a healthy and accurate way.

Tracking Your Choices

While it is not necessary to write down every single calorie you take in or burn off, food and exercise journals can be helpful. Make a note of when you are eating, what you are eating, and the portion sizes, and also keep track of your workouts.

These journals are not to cause you to criticize every little thing that you do. They are there to help you identify trends that could be helping or hurting your progress. These journals also hold you more accountable to yourself. You are going to be less likely to skip a workout or have a snack you don’t need, if these decisions are going to be recorded.

Give Yourself Time

One of the easiest ways to become discouraged is to weigh yourself every day; some people even weigh themselves multiple times each day. It takes time to change your body. You should wait a minimum of a week between weighing yourself. It is also important to note that your weight may be deceptive because you could be burning fat but building muscle mass as you tone your body.

Use Measurements To Track Your Progress

As alluded to above, the scale can be very misleading. The scale may not budge for 3 weeks, but chances are your measurements are changing. It’s important to know how to properly take your measurements so you can accurately track your progress as your body fat decreases and your muscle mass increases.

Assess Your Lifestyle

If you are working out, eating well, and still not seeing any change in your progress, you need to take a hard look at your lifestyle. Are you getting enough sleep? Drinking enough water? Are your stress levels high? All of these things affect your metabolism and ability to lose weight. It may be time to re-prioritize things so that you can take care of you.

Plateaus Happen

If you do not see the results that you want, this is still not a reason to become discouraged. It simply means that it is time to change your routine in some way. This is a time for you to look over your journals and look for a small, but significant improvement that can be made. A change as simple as extending your workouts by five minutes or eliminating something from your diet could be just the push you need to get over the plateau.
No matter what, remember that this journey is about progress not perfection. Stay positive and keep educating yourself. As long as you continue to make good changes in your life, you can’t fail!

 

Meagan Norris- Beachbody CoachMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!

 

Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

 

Fitting Exercise into a Hectic Schedule

Fitting exercise into a a hectic scheduleIn the winter months when the temperatures are low people find plenty of excuses not to get the exercise they need (my hand is raised too!). It gets dark early and it’s just COLD outside.

One common complaint is that going to the gym is simply too much work. You have to set aside a huge block of time to go, work out, shower and drive home. The problem is, if you want to live a healthier life and have more energy, you need to find ways to fit in exercise.

The good new is, there are many easy ways that you can boost your activity levels throughout the day. You’ll feel better, lose weight, and sleep well!

Get Moving

Think of all of the opportunities you have to walk, but you do not. Instead of just letting your dog out into the yard, take him for a short walk around the neighborhood. If you are running errand, choose the parking spot that is farthest from the door. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Do 5-10 squats every time you use the restroom (I used to do this when I had a desk job!). Start looking for little ways to get in extra movement in your day and you’ll be surprised by how many openings you have!

Stretch and Flex at Work

Find some simple stretches that you can do at your desk at work, or any moments when you have a break. Stretching is just as beneficial and important as other types of exercise. Bend over to touch your toes for a few seconds, stretch your arms and shoulders, or do neck rolls.

You Do Not Need a Gym

A gym is awesome, but only if you A) have the time to get there, and B) know what the heck to do with all that equipment once you are there. There are many top-of-the line workouts that you can perform right in the comfort of your home. You can incorporate a 25 minute workout Focus T25  workout in the morning, when you get home from work or nearly any other time. These programs (and others like them) literally put some of the best personal trainers in your living room every single day for a fraction of what it would cost to hire someone with far less experience at the local gym.

Say goodbye to those excuses and hello to the new you!

 

Meagan Norris- Beachbody CoachMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!

Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!