Smash The Scale!

 Smash The Scale! You are successful in all areas of your life except this. You step on the scale it makes or breaks your day! It’s time to end this vicious cycle and finally break up with the scale. Let’s enter spring with a new attitude, just as the seasons change so can you. This year, will be the year, you won’t dread putting on your spring clothes, being photographer or even looking in the mirror. I’m want to help 10 women — change their attitude and SMASH THE SCALE!

This program includes:

  • Nutrition program — including a organic, natural supplement line of products.
  • Workout program
  • Unlimited email support
  • Private Facebook group monitor by several health and fitness experts including myself

Ready to get started give me a email me and we’ll get you started. I’m excited to work with you!!

{Day 31} You Did It!! You Finished

Give yourself a pat on the back! Wow. You did it. 30 days in a row to create the foundation to build a healthy lifestyle.  For my {Day 31} You Did It!! You Finished Boston based challenge takers I feel like I should call up the Boston Duck boats and we have a parade down Boylston Street. I feel like there should be some cheering squad leaping off this page to congratulate you on the amazing accomplishment.

I’d like to personally thank you for being part of this 30 Day Challenge and making it such a huge success.Whether you managed just a few posts or completed every single daily blog challenge (2 snaps up!!) you should celebrate.

Based on the good work you’ve done you’ve build the foundation to:

  • Build a winning mindset
  • Develop powerful goals
  • Create a clean eating menu
  • Know what’s the best thing to eat pre/post workout
  • Get a good night sleep
  • Better structure your workouts

So what’s next?

    • If you’ve missed any part of the challenge you can through and complete them
    • Feel like you need a little extra support — you can contact me for 15 min laser coaching session. Just shoot me an email to see up a time squadleader at fabfitsquad.com
    • Want to take the challenge to the next level? Join my Last Ditch To Be A Hot Bitch Challenge — if you are interested send me an email. squadleader at fabfitsquad.com.The challenge starts on 11/11/13.

Just joining now?? Don’t worry you can catch up.
Day 1 — Intro the challenge
Day 2 — Getting your mind straight 
Day 3 — Goal setting 
Day 4 — What’s on your plate
Day 5 — Lift
Day 6 — Cardio
Day 7 — Living on your own terms
Day 8 — Rest day
Day  9 — Forming a habit
Day 10 — Just Breathe
Day 11 — Fat loss secrets revealed
Day 12 — Can you pinch an inch
Day 13 — Dedicated and Focused 
Day 14 — Doubt
Day 15 — Rewards and Consequences
Day 16 — Damn Hormones
Day 17 — Pre and Post Workout Meals
Day 18 — Successful Weight Loss

Day 19 — Know Before You Go
Day 20 — Courage and Strength
Day 21 — You Can’t Out Run A Bad Diet
Day 22 — 10 Days To Go!Day 23 To Cleanse Or Not Cleanse
Day 24 The Power Of Sleep

Day 25 — What’s Your Why
Day 26 — I’m Stressed
Day 27 — The Art Of The Start
Day 28 — What’s Your Advice
Day 29 — Healthy Tips
Day 30 — Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

{Day 30} Let’s Check Ourselves Before We Wreck Ourselves

Okay — that’s a old school Dr. Dre song, but I love it none the less! We are 30 days into our challenge we have 1 more day and I  {Day 30} Lets Check Ourselves Before We Wreck Ourselves want to do another check in to see where you are now!!

Are you stuck in a rut or are you like Stella and you’ve found your groove! Here’s a quick test.

You’ve found your groove if you:

  • Feel awesome after a workout
  • started to feel less stressed
  • have seen your mood has improved
  • don’t stress about what to eat
  • don’t stress about your workouts
  • head to the gym instead of the couch and you no longer think its a chore (okay sometimes it is, but you know you’ll feel better)
  • are motivated to hit your goals
  • completed more than 50% of this challenge and determined to finish the rest of it

Somebody reboot me please if you:

  • struggling to reach your goals
  • working hard and not seeing any results
  • are feeling unmotivated
  • been focused on the same goals for a while and unable to get started
  • feel like crap for hours or days after a workout
  • feel guilty for missing workouts or not eating cleanly
  • hit a plateau and have been stuck for a while

If you’ve got your groove — rock on and good luck to you!!! If you need a reboot, let’s discuss how restart. The best thing about this challenge is that you can do it over and over again. I recommend starting from day 1 and taking it day by day. Don’t beat yourself up. We all have things that come up in our lives that may have prevented you from doing this challenge daily, but we just need to keep plugging away.  Do you need some accountability? Do you need a more formal program? That’s where wellness coaching can come in handy.  I will nudge you to explore what is most important to you right now, we’ll talk through your challenges and work to navigate obstacles so that you meet your health and fitness goals quicker and have the confidence that you will succeed.  To learn more about my programs, click here. 

Today’s Assignment

Where are you?? Be honest — do you need to reboot are you charging ahead full blast!!!

Don’t forget Leave a comment below. Write a facebook post on the Fabulous Fit Squad. If you have a personal blog, write a blog post. Make sure you link back to the site so we can cheer you on and hold you accountable.

Just joining now?? Don’t worry you can catch up.
Day 1 — Intro the challenge
Day 2 — Getting your mind straight 
Day 3 — Goal setting 
Day 4 — What’s on your plate
Day 5 — Lift
Day 6 — Cardio
Day 7 — Living on your own terms
Day 8 — Rest day
Day  9 — Forming a habit
Day 10 — Just Breathe
Day 11 — Fat loss secrets revealed
Day 12 — Can you pinch an inch
Day 13 — Dedicated and Focused 
Day 14 — Doubt
Day 15 — Rewards and Consequences
Day 16 — Damn Hormones
Day 17 — Pre and Post Workout Meals
Day 18 — Successful Weight Loss

Day 19 — Know Before You Go
Day 20 — Courage and Strength
Day 21 — You Can’t Out Run A Bad Diet
Day 22 — 10 Days To Go!
Day 23 To Cleanse Or Not Cleanse
Day 24 The Power Of Sleep

Day 25 — What’s Your Why
Day 26 — I’m Stressed
Day 27 — The Art Of The Start
Day 28 — What’s Your Advice
Day 29 — Healthy Tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Day 28} What Advice Would You Give?

I’ve been watching CBS This Morning and they do a segment on it called, Note To Self it’s a a letter you’d send to yourself in the past. I like it becasue as they say hindsight is 20/20. This would be a letter you could tell yourself what pitfalls to avoid, relive some great moments, what would you write to yourself? The segment is really interesting because they have famous people write a letter to themselves in the past giving them advice and they read it on the air.
The one take away I’d like to give you. You are kind and worthy! Now tell someone else that today.

Oprah’s Note To Self

Today’s assignment

  • Write a letter to your past self with what healthy lifestyle lessons you’ve learned
    • Here are 2 examples for me!
      • Going to the beach everyday without sunscreen =(
      • Calling Zumba a fad LOL
  • Write a letter to your future self to congratulating yourself on where your healthy lifestyle will be 12 months from now

Don’t forget Leave a comment below. Write a facebook post on the Fabulous Fit Squad. If you have a personal blog, write a blog post. Make sure you link back to the site so we can cheer you on and hold you accountable.

Just joining now?? Don’t worry you can catch up.
Day 1 — Intro the challenge
Day 2 — Getting your mind straight 
Day 3 — Goal setting 
Day 4 — What’s on your plate
Day 5 — Lift
Day 6 — Cardio
Day 7 — Living on your own terms
Day 8 — Rest day
Day  9 — Forming a habit
Day 10 — Just Breathe
Day 11 — Fat loss secrets revealed
Day 12 — Can you pinch an inch
Day 13 — Dedicated and Focused 
Day 14 — Doubt
Day 15 — Rewards and Consequences
Day 16 — Damn Hormones
Day 17 — Pre and Post Workout Meals
Day 18 — Successful Weight Loss

Day 19 — Know Before You Go
Day 20 — Courage and Strength
Day 21 — You Can’t Out Run A Bad Diet
Day 22 — 10 Days To Go!
Day 23 To Cleanse Or Not Cleanse
Day 24 The Power Of Sleep

Day 25 — What’s Your Why
Day 26 — I’m Stressed
Day 27 — The Art Of The Start

{Day 27} The Art Of The Start!

When you think about starting something new – {Day 27} The Art Of The Start!

  • do you feel excited
  • do you feel like you are stepping onto a large platform about to dive into shark invested waters
  • are you one of those folks we are always starting something and not finishing it
  • are you someone who says you are going to do it and boom it done!

2 snaps up to you if you are the later. So many of us struggle with getting start and actually finishing. Today is all about how to keep that moving forward. The biggest reason people fail at creating and sticking to new habits is that they don’t keep doing it. That seems obvious: if you don’t keep doing a habit, it won’t really become a habit. So what’s the solution to this obvious problem? Find a way to keep doing it. When you look at it this way, the key to forming a habit is not how much you do of the habit each day (exercise for 30 minutes, eat 5 meals, etc.), but whether you do it at all. So the key is just getting started. Let me emphasize that: the key to forming a habit is starting each day. What do I mean by starting? If you want to form the habit of meditation, just park your tushy down in a quiet area each day. If you want to form the habit of running, just lace up your shoes and get out the door. If you want to form the habit of writing, just sit down, you can write it out long hand or type on your computer. Form the habit of starting, and you’ll get good at forming habits.

Easier Said Then Done — How Do You Get Started?

What happens when you wake up and don’t feel like doing yoga or heading to your cycle class? Let’s first take a look at why you don’t feel like starting. It’s usually for one or both of these reasons:

  1. You are comfortable with what you’re doing (doing something online, sleeping, just sitting down =)), and the habit you’d like to start  it’s too hard – aka not comfortable. We cling to the comfortable. We love our comfort zone!!!
  2. It’s too difficult to get started — to do the habit, you have to buy stuff or find someone who will help or teach you, or drive 20 minutes to the gym, or go get a bunch of ingredients, etc. — This is when the excuse monster rears its ugly head.

Those are the main two reasons, and really they’re the same thing. So the solution is to make it easier and more comfortable to do the habit, and easier to get started. Some ways to do that:

  • Focus on the smallest thing — just getting started. You don’t have to do even 5 minutes — just start. That’s so easy it’s hard to say no.
  • Prepare everything you need to get started earlier. So if you need some equipment, get it ready well before you have to start, like the evening before, or in the morning if you have to do it in the afternoon, or at least an hour before. Then when it’s time to start, there is no barrier.
    • I lay out my gym clothes the night before so all I need to do is put them on my body.
    • I make my shopping list on Friday night and head to the grocery store on Saturday afternoon so I have food in the house for the week.
    • I put my workouts in my calendar weekly so I know when I’m working out.
  • Make the habit something you can do where you are, instead of having to drive there.
    • Can you buy videos and do workouts at home
    • Can you pull out your ipod and just dance for 20 minutes
    • Can you grab stuff out of your cupboard and make a new recipe?
  • If you have to drive or walk somewhere, have someone meet you there. Then you’re less likely to stay home (or at work), and more likely to go — and going there is the same thing as getting started. This works because you’re making it less comfortable to not start — the idea of leaving a friend waiting for you at the gym or park is not a comfortable one.
    • I recently started going to a cycle studio where if I don’t cancel the night before I lose my money.
    • Sign up for personal training sessions
    • Work with a coach on accountability
  • Tell people you’re going to do the habit of starting your habit every day for 30 days. Having this kind of accountability motivates you to get started, and makes it less comfortable not to start.
    • This is the main reason why I started this challenge to help you get moving on a goal you may have been putting off.
  • Start with the easiest version of the habit, so that it’s easy to start. For example, if you want to form the habit of reading, don’t start with War and Peace, but with the Shopaholic Series or whoever you find fun and easy to read. If you want to start yoga, don’t start with a head to a 90 min power yoga, head to a 60 min to class or find a website that shows you a few salutations.

Make it as easy as possible to start, and hard to not start. Tell yourself that all you have to do is lace up your shoes and get out the door, and you’ll have a hard time saying no. Once you’ve started, you’ll feel good and probably want to continue (though that’s not a necessity). Learn to love that moment of brilliance, and your habit troubles fade like the night.

Today’s assignment

Pick 2 of the starters that you could do to help you get started with one of your goals.

Don’t forget Leave a comment below. Write a facebook post on the Fabulous Fit Squad. If you have a personal blog, write a blog post. Make sure you link back to the site so we can cheer you on and hold you accountable.

Just joining now?? Don’t worry you can catch up.
Day 1 — Intro the challenge
Day 2 — Getting your mind straight 
Day 3 — Goal setting 
Day 4 — What’s on your plate
Day 5 — Lift
Day 6 — Cardio
Day 7 — Living on your own terms
Day 8 — Rest day
Day  9 — Forming a habit
Day 10 — Just Breathe
Day 11 — Fat loss secrets revealed
Day 12 — Can you pinch an inch
Day 13 — Dedicated and Focused 
Day 14 — Doubt
Day 15 — Rewards and Consequences
Day 16 — Damn Hormones
Day 17 — Pre and Post Workout Meals
Day 18 — Successful Weight Loss

Day 19 — Know Before You Go
Day 20 — Courage and Strength
Day 21 — You Can’t Out Run A Bad Diet
Day 22 — 10 Days To Go!
Day 23 To Cleanse Or Not Cleanse
Day 24 The Power Of Sleep

Day 25 — What’s Your Why
Day 26 — I’m Stressed

{Day 25} What’s Your Why??

Now. when you hear this you like what are you talking about. Over the past 2 years I’ve spent time  {Day 25} Whats Your Why?? working on mine. So. here’s a peak into me. Three years ago I was working slaving for a corporate gym burning the candle at both ends. One day I was like what am I doing. I’m exhausted, I’m giving them 60% of my money and they still want more. What else could I give? Umm.. my notice.  My WHY — I wanted to be happier, less tired, go vacation with my husband with it not be the “right time” be appreciated for me hard work. I scaled back my time at gym and started working for myself training clients online. I was — less tired, had more energy and was HAPPIER! I was doing what I wanted to do — servicing clients.  What made me snap was my WHY! I started training becasue I wanted to help folks lose weight and get healthy. I didn’t want to hit quotas, if I wanted to do that I would have stayed in sales in corporate America. So.. let’s get down to today’s lesson.

  • What’s your WHY?
  • We’ve talked about a number of different mindset and motivational ideas, but really WHY are you looking to get healthier?
  • Why are you looking to make a change?
  • Who supports my success?
  • Who needs me to succeed?
  • Why now?
  • Is my why big enough?

People who know their “why” will make their dreams come true. At times you may look in the mirror and think to yourself, I can’t do this, this is where you borrow belief. Allow yourself to be taught.

Today’s a assignment is a little tough. We are rapidly reaching the end of our time together so — I need to make sure I get it all in.

  1. Decide what you want?
    • Where do you want to by the end of the year?
  2. What is your why?
    • So deep and meaningful that it makes you want to move any obstacle to make your goals happen
  3. Solid game plan
    • When we set goals at the beginning of this challenge where they solid? Can you measure how far you have come?
    • Are your goals should be on paper!
    • Your goals should be posted someplace you can see every day to remind you of where you are going!
  4. Commit
    • You can’t do just say I’ll try. You need to commit.
    • Are you willing to commit to be in a different place 12 months for now?

  1. Personal Development
    • Become a student of a healthy lifestyle
    • Invest in coaching to help you get over your hurdles
    • Invest time in reading and learning about health and fitness
    • Invest in researching the best foods for you and your family
  2. What’s you holding you back

Don’t wait for someone else to to create what you want! In the words of Nike — Just Do It!! Another good blog post, Make Yourself! Love’d the Nike campaign.

 

Don’t forget Leave a comment below. Write a facebook post on the Fabulous Fit Squad. If you have a personal blog, write a blog post. Make sure you link back to the site so we can cheer you on and hold you accountable.

Just joining now?? Don’t worry you can catch up.
Day 1 — Intro the challenge
Day 2 — Getting your mind straight 
Day 3 — Goal setting 
Day 4 — What’s on your plate
Day 5 — Lift
Day 6 — Cardio
Day 7 — Living on your own terms
Day 8 — Rest day
Day  9 — Forming a habit
Day 10 — Just Breathe
Day 11 — Fat loss secrets revealed
Day 12 — Can you pinch an inch
Day 13 — Dedicated and Focused 
Day 14 — Doubt
Day 15 — Rewards and Consequences
Day 16 — Damn Hormones
Day 17 — Pre and Post Workout Meals
Day 18 — Successful Weight Loss
Day 19 — Know Before You Go
Day 20 — Courage and Strength
Day 21 — You Can’t Out Run A Bad Diet
Day 22 — 10 Days To Go!
Day 23 To Cleanse Or Not Cleanse
Day 24 The Power Of Sleep

 

{ Day 24} The Power Of A Good Night Sleep!

It’s no secret that we feel better when we get a good night’s sleep.  Tossing and turning all night, or simply hitting the sack too late, can leave us feeling un-energetic and grouchy the following day.  An adequate amount of restful sleep, on the other hand, makes us more alert and improves our mood. But a good night’s sleep has a lot more benefits than that.  It can j0408908 { Day 24} The Power Of A Good Night Sleep! improve our mental and physical health in several ways.  Here are some of the reasons we should strive to get enough sleep each and every night.

  1. Getting enough sleep is good for your heart.  Our hearts slow down when we’re sleeping, so it stands to reason that not getting the sleep we need makes our hearts work harder for longer than intended during the course of a day.  Lack of sleep can also be linked to higher blood pressure and cholesterol, both of which are bad for the heart.
  2. Sleep helps us fight disease and infection.  As we sleep, our bodies produce more of the hormones that aid the immune system, such as melatonin and cortisol.  These hormones can help prevent cell damage that leads to cancer, and they help fight off germs that cause colds, the flu, and infections.
  3. Long-term memories are formed during sleep.  So when we get a good night’s sleep, we are giving our brains time to store more information away for later reference.  If you are suffering from forgetfulness, try getting a little more sleep.  Chances are, it will help.
  4. Adequate amounts of sleep can help us maintain a healthy weight.  Studies have shown that those who sleep less than 7 to 8 hours a night are more likely to be overweight.  This is believed to be due in part to lower levels of leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite, and higher levels of ghrelin, a hormone that simulates hunger.
  5. Getting the sleep you need can help ward off depression.  One of the contributing factors in depression is serotonin deficiency, which often occurs in those who do not get enough sleep.
  6. Sleep is the time when our bodies repair themselves.  They create new cells to replace those that have been damaged during the waking hours.  This is one of the keys to good health.

Getting a good night’s sleep can help us be more productive, happier and healthier.  It gives our bodies a chance to produce hormones that we need and regenerate itself, and our brains a chance to file away the things we need to remember.  Getting enough sleep each night is one of the most effortless, yet most important, things we can do to keep our bodies functioning as they should. Here are some tips for getting a good night’s sleep.

  • Set a bed time — I know are over 9 years old, but I have a bed time. I typically get up most days at 5:30am and if I don’t have a bed time I would be a let’s just say you might not like me. =)
  • Don’t eat to close to bed time — You don’t want to be full before you go bed. You want to stop eating 2-3 hours before bed.
  • Have a ritual — I’m typically lights out at 10pm. At 9pm I’m in bed reading to help quiet my mind. If I find that I can’t shut down my brain I will grab a notebook that I keep my bed and write what’s on my mind so it gets out of my head. When it’s winter, I cozy up in bed with a nice mug of tea.
  • How’s your bedroom — Is it too warm, too cold, is your mattress comfortable, do you have comfy pillows? Make your bedroom a little sanctuary.
  • Wake up at the same time every day — I know that some of you work varying shifts so I know that it’s tough, but try your best to get the same number of hours of sleep. I ask that you strive for at least 7 hours of sleep/night.
  • Get the electronics out of the bedroom — that means no TV or cell phones. Your bedroom should be just for sleeping and umm.. sex.
  • Avoid stimulants to close to bed — that means both coffee and aBrainSleep 300x300 { Day 24} The Power Of A Good Night Sleep! s well as alcohol. Both could cause you not to sleep.
  • Sleeping pills — this is between you and your doctor. If you really struggling with sleep and doing all of the above and more check with your doctor. I’m a pretty good sleeper, but during certain times of the month I struggle with sleep. During that time of the month I use a sleep spray. It helps me fall asleep and stay asleep.

Resources: I’m Exhausted

Today’s Challenge:

If you have challenges sleeping, what 2 things can you do this week to help you to get a good night’s sleep. I know that most of you will say that I can survive on only x hours of sleep. Studies show that if you don’t sleep you will not lose weight. 

Don’t forget Leave a comment below. Write a facebook post on the Fabulous Fit Squad. If you have a personal blog, write a blog post. Make sure you link back to the site so we can cheer you on and hold you accountable.

Just joining now?? Don’t worry you can catch up.
Day 1 — Intro the challenge
Day 2 — Getting your mind straight 
Day 3 — Goal setting 
Day 4 — What’s on your plate
Day 5 — Lift
Day 6 — Cardio
Day 7 — Living on your own terms
Day 8 — Rest day
Day  9 — Forming a habit
Day 10 — Just Breathe
Day 11 — Fat loss secrets revealed
Day 12 — Can you pinch an inch
Day 13 — Dedicated and Focused 
Day 14 — Doubt
Day 15 — Rewards and Consequences
Day 16 — Damn Hormones
Day 17 — Pre and Post Workout Meals
Day 18 — Successful Weight Loss
Day 19 — Know Before You Go
Day 20 — Courage and Strength
Day 21 — You Can’t Out Run A Bad Diet
Day 22 — 10 Days To Go!
Day 23 To Cleanse Or Not Cleanse

{Day 22} 10 Days To Go!

time out {Day 22} 10 Days To Go!

We have 10 days to go to complete the challenge, where are you?? Do you need a breather? Are you keeping up?

Today’s challenge:

  • Pull out your goals and see where you stand? Where are you? Do you need assistance. I’m offering 15 min laser coaching for the next 10 days shoot me an email with times you are available and we’ll figure out how to get you to where you want to be by the end of this 30 day challenge.

Don’t forget Leave a comment below. Write a facebook post on the Fabulous Fit Squad. If you have a personal blog, write a blog post. Make sure you link back to the site so we can cheer you on and hold you accountable.

Just joining now?? Don’t worry you can catch up.
Day 1 — Intro the challenge
Day 2 — Getting your mind straight 
Day 3 — Goal setting 
Day 4 — What’s on your plate
Day 5 — Lift
Day 6 — Cardio
Day 7 — Living on your own terms
Day 8 — Rest day
Day  9 — Forming a habit
Day 10 — Just Breathe
Day 11 — Fat loss secrets revealed
Day 12 — Can you pinch an inch
Day 13 — Dedicated and Focused 
Day 14 — Doubt
Day 15 — Rewards and Consequences
Day 16 — Damn Hormones
Day 17 — Pre and Post Workout Meals
Day 18 — Successful Weight Loss

Day 19 — Know Before You Go
Day 20 — Courage and Strength
Day 21 — You Can’t Out Run A Bad Diet

{Day 20} Courage, Strength and Grace

This summer I was watching the highlights of the ESPYs for my non sports folks, the ESPYs are like the Ocars for all sports. Every year they have the Arthur Ashe Award and this year Robin Roberts from Good Morning America won the award. I listened to her speech and was so moved I wanted to share it with you.

 

After watching this speech I’m left with this as a mantra — This to shall pass. I say it whenever I feel I’m facing a big challenge or I’m feeling overwhelmed. I take a deep breath and say This to shall pass. Can you adopt this as your mantra when you feel overwhelmed, what could you say when you are feeling overwhelmed or even a little discouraged.

I strongly believe with belief in yourself and the process, you can preserve.  One of the lines from Robin’s speech that I love is “let faith answer the door”.  Please don’t take this to be religious I think faith in oneself is just as important as faith in a higher power.

I’m also a big believer in theme songs. My theme changes every year and right now I have two that have helped me through some tough spots.

Everybody’s Got Their Something

Titanium

Today’s challenge

  1. When things get tough where will you find your strength? What will be your mantra? Do you have someone you can reach out to that can give you a pep talk ?
  2. What will be your theme song??

Don’t forget Leave a comment below. Write a facebook post on the Fabulous Fit Squad. If you have a personal blog, write a blog post. Make sure you link back to the site so we can cheer you on and hold you accountable.

Just joining now?? Don’t worry you can catch up.
Day 1 — Intro the challenge
Day 2 — Getting your mind straight 
Day 3 — Goal setting 
Day 4 — What’s on your plate
Day 5 — Lift
Day 6 — Cardio
Day 7 — Living on your own terms
Day 8 — Rest day
Day  9 — Forming a habit
Day 10 — Just Breathe
Day 11 — Fat loss secrets revealed
Day 12 — Can you pinch an inch
Day 13 — Dedicated and Focused 
Day 14 — Doubt
Day 15 — Rewards and Consequences
Day 16 — Damn Hormones
Day 17 — Pre and Post Workout Meals
Day 18 — Successful Weight Loss

Day 19 — Know Before You Go

 

{Day 17} What Should I Eat Before Or After A Workout?

I get this question all the time from my clients and folks who take my class. There is so much information out there. I want {Day 17} What Should I Eat Before Or After A Workout? to keep this very simple. Much of what we eat before and after (even during) will be determined by your personal preferences, food tolerances and experiences. This is followed closely by your athletic and/or aesthetic goals. Much of the information that I’m sharing with you on this challenge is very high level, if you have specific questions about your personal goals. Let’s set up a 15 min conversation. Just shoot me an email to schedule.

This is a challenge with my job as a health coach.  Not all solutions are created equal when it comes to pre- and post-workout nutrition isn’t a one-size-fits-all scenario. It’s the blessing and curse of my job.

Before we get too far into this discussion. I first want you to focus on are you getting in all the components of a meal like we talked about earlier in this series. If you aren’t getting in all your meals, then stop don’t pass go and focus on making sure you are eating.. If you are doing all of that then read on.

  • Pre workout –gives you energy to train optimally.
  • Post workout — all about feeding your muscles and helping you to recover.

Now with that being said, this all really depends on when you workout. I don’t advise working out on an empty stomach. Many preach about fasted cardio aiding in fat loss the research is inconclusive. Some studies say yes and other say no chance for me the jury is still out so I say eat.

Early AM Workout
I recommend having at least a whey protein shake. It’s easy to digest and gives you nutrients to to fuel you while you workout. My favorite shake is Isagenix Isapro mixed with 1 scoop Want More Energy. I get my protein and electrolytes. I sip this while I workout.

Workout Later In The Day
Schedule your workout and count back 30 minutes — take your meal that you will have before and cut that in half.  — This 30 min is just a start, you may find that you need a little more time due to your digestive system. Here is where it gets tricky based on your own body’s digestion you will need to determine how much in advance you need to eat so that you aren’t too full and not starving Here is where YOU listen to your body.  You can do a fruit and a protein or  2 rice cakes and a small piece of fruit.

Best protein sources
Whey Protein
Egg whites
White fish

Best fruit sources
apples
peaches
(nothing to big — medium size)

Not so good choices
beef
heavy fishes — salmon or swordfish
dried fruits
any good fats — nuts, nut butters, good fat oils
*These will slow down the rate of absorption

Post workout you’ll want to consume at minimum 10 min after a good lifting session and a late as 30 min.
You should have a fast acting protein.

  • Whey protein
  • Egg whites
  • Dairy (cottage cheese, greek yogurt)
  • White fish
  • Turkey

You will also want to couple that with a fast acting carbohydrate.

  • sugary fruits (pineapple, apples, mangos)
  • rice cake
  • chocolate syrup

Resources:
When And How To Use Shakes
What’s The Best Protein For Losing Weight

Today’s assignment. 

  1. If you haven’t been getting in your meals, review Day 4.
  2. What will you do to incorporate pre/post nutrition into your workout.

** Remember if you need assistance determining your pre/post workout nutrition contact me for a FREE 15 min consultant.

Interested in getting started with whey protein shakes.  I highly recommend this as a starting point, it’s a nice healthy jumpstart.

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Day 1 — Intro the challenge
Day 2 — Getting your mind straight 
Day 3 — Goal setting 
Day 4 — What’s on your plate
Day 5 — Lift
Day 6 — Cardio
Day 7 — Living on your own terms
Day 8 — Rest day
Day  9 — Forming a habit
Day 10 — Just Breathe
Day 11 — Fat loss secrets revealed
Day 12 — Can you pinch an inch
Day 13 — Dedicated and Focused 
Day 14 — Doubt
Day 15 — Rewards and Consequences
Day 16 — Damn Hormones

 

 

 

If you workout is mid day or evening.