LIIFT4 Review

We are officially one week in to our new program and I can already say…I’m in LOVE! LIIFT4 hasn’t even officially launched yet (not until October), but fortunately we have early VIP access (and you can too! Read below.)

I’ve done a LOT of programs over the last 6 years, and there are things I love about many of them (and some things I really didn’t love at all)!

This program has somehow combined ALL of the things I LOVE into one perfect creation!

  • strength training (nothing has ever worked better to help me get results)
  • HIIT cardio (quick and done)
  • short, effective workouts (30-40 minutes)
  • modifications make it doable for anyone
  • limited equipment (just a few sets of dumbbells)
  • option to use bands (great for upcoming vacations!)
  • 3 rest days!
  • freedom to do other things I love to do (running)
  • simple, flexible meal plan (perfect for my family of 6)
  • no diet restrictions (translation – let’s eat carbs!)
  • cheat day! (because it’s summer and I like pizza and beer!)

But even more than all of that, my husband is joining me! We’ve done all of the workouts together so far. He’s helped me plan the weekly menu. He’s following the meal plan along with me. Everything is easier and more fun when you do it together!

WORKOUTS

They are quick and effective. I’ve been sore but not paralyzed. I love that it’s really just back to basics strength training – 3 sets of ten, very straightforward. And the cardio is HIIT – and IF I have to do cardio, this is the way I like to do it. Quick, dirty and done!

Here is a sample of the first four days:

NUTRITION 

As you’ve probably heard MANY times, nutrition is at least 80% of your results! If you can get the nutrition part down, the results will follow! And when you have a nutrition plan that is simple and flexible and easy to include all your family favorites you’ll stick with it!

I don’t diet, and I don’t restrict my food groups or options. This plan allows me to eat all of the healthy foods I love, including healthy carbs and fruits! And it includes a cheat day! Everything in moderation!

Take a look at my week one plan, and click the picture to download a printable version if you want! ūüôā

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE VERSION

Want a BLANK plan to create your own? I’ve got that too! Click HERE.

And it’s not just me loving the program, check out the feedback and results in my test group after the first week!

 

And guess what, it’s not too late to jump in! If you’re ready to get to work on some amazing results, and you don’t want to wait until October, fill out the test group application below and I’ll be contacting you to help you get started.
*Already have access to the program, but need some extra support and accountability to help you stick with it, fill out the application! I’m here to help!

 

LIIFT4 VIP Early Access

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LIIFT4 is the new best thing for busy people everywhere!

As a busy mom, I am already in love with Beachbody on Demand where I get access to my own personal trainers, nutrition guides, recipes, meal plans, and hundreds of different workouts that I can do in my basement, my backyard, in hotel rooms or wherever I happen to be!

No more paying for a membership I don’t use or commuting to the gym, waiting for machines or equipment. And honestly, I never saw the kind of results I get with these workouts I do at home!

And this new program is JUST what I need right now! Strength training and  effective total body workouts in 30-40 minutes a day for just 4 days each week!


Introducing LIIFT4

LIIFT4 is our new fitness program combining weight training with HIIT (high-intensity interval training).

Lift. HIIT. Rest. Repeat.

In just 30 minutes you’ll pack in what most people would take 1.5 hours to do at a gym!

And while this program doesn’t officially release until October, you have the chance to test it out with me in July. Keep reading to find out how!

I know I’ll be starting as soon as I can! Why?

This program is designed to make you feel:
Empowered. Strong. Lean.

What can you expect?

This program is efficient and effective. You will be working out just 4 days a week, 30-40 minute workouts. It is an 8-week program and the 40-minute workouts don’t come until weeks 7 and 8! So in just 2+ hours per week, you will see AMAZING results.

Not only that, but there are 32 different workouts ‚Äď you‚Äôll never do the same workout twice. Having variety in my workouts ensures I‚Äôll be constantly challenged and never bored! This is SO key for me!

Plus, there is a super simple nutrition plan to follow that will help you achieve your health and fitness goals whether that’s gaining strength, losing weight, or both!

I like the sound of that! You know what else I like? This program was created by¬†Joel Freeman, co-creator of an awesome program¬†Core De Force. I‚Äôve done live workouts with him as well as a few of his other lifting/HIIT workouts and I LOVE his style. Not to mention, he‚Äôs kinda adorable! HA! (My husband knows how I feel about him lol). swooon…

Every workout finishes with core strengthening exercises so your entire body is growing strong, lean, and torching calories!


Questions About LIIFT4:

What can I expect from the nutrition?

Details on the nutrition program have yet to be released, but it will be a simple, easy to follow plan designed to give your body what it needs to be fueled for optimum results.

And YES you get carbs! This I know!

What equipment will I need?

All you need is a set of weights (light, medium, and heavy) or you can use a set of adjustable weights! This will depend on your fitness level. Alternatively, you can use resistance bands in lieu of weights as needed. There will be a modifier in the program showing you how to use the bands!

Who is this program for?

  • Anyone with a baseline fitness level!
  • Women who would love to strengthen, sculpt, and tone their muscles
  • Men who want to build muscle and/or lose fat
  • So ya…pretty much anyone!

There is always a modifier to help meet the needs of anyone no matter where you are on your fitness journey.


LIIFT4 Program Recap:

  • 8-week program
  • 30-40 minutes a day
  • 4 days a week
  • Combined strength training and HIIT intervals
  • You‚Äôll never do the same workout twice

How Do I Get Started?

Want to be a part of my first exclusive test group beginning July 16th? Fill out the form below and I will add you to my VIP Early Access list!

Save the dates:

June 11, 2018 –¬†Pre-sale starts on all Challenge Packs, Accessory Bundles, and VIP Early Access.

July 16, 2018 –¬†Join me in my very first exclusive LIIFT4 VIP Test Group with VIP Early Access

This means if you pre-ordered with a Challenge Pack, Accessory Bundle, or VIP Early Access, you can start LIIFT4 before the full release in October. EEK!

July 16‚ÄďSept 7, 2018 –¬†Joel‚Äôs Exclusive LIIFT4 Test Group. Ask me how you can be a part of our team,¬† and this exclusive test group!

Oct 1, 2018 –¬†LIIFT4 available for all Beachbody on Demand customers

Get on my VIP EARLY ACCESS LIST by filling out the form below so you can do this workout with me this summer.

80 Day Obsession – Week 1 Review

Seven days ago I started this 80 day journey with 51 amazing ladies, all ready to get focused and commit to a new program and our new year goals! And if these first seven days are any indication, the results are going to blow our minds!

THE WORKOUTS

The best way I can describe the workouts is tough but doable – even for a 46 year old mom of four, with a shoulder injury, foot injury and a crazy busy life!

Week 1, Phase 1 looked like this:

Day 1: Total Body Core
Day 2: Booty
Day 3: Cardio Core
Day 4: AAA
Day 5: Legs
Day 6: Cardio Flow
Day 7: Roll & Release

Here are just a few clips of what they look like in real life, in my home gym, down in my basement:

These loops and sliders are new and challenging! I love how customizable they are too! I have 6 different options for loop resistance. Whenever necessary, I modified with the sliders too by using a smaller range of motion, or using one leg at a time in some of the exercises. Room for improvement for sure!

THE NUTRITION PLAN

My first concern was – OMG! This is too much food to eat every day! I am in ‘Plan C’ (just in case you were wondering), and I have 5 meals I need to fit in each day. And although there is a learning curve – and planning/prepping is key – it’s ALL laid out for me! I know exactly what types of foods I need to eat at each meal, and at what time throughout the day! Once you understand it, there’s no guess work. I have actually never stuck to a plan as well as I have this one!

And doesn’t it all look yummy?

Want to see what I’m eating next week?

Here is my Week 2 meal plan:

CLICK IMAGE TO PRINT!

THE RESULTS

Well first off let me tell you that we were told NOT to weigh ourselves during the first 2 weeks. I am a rule follower, so I didn’t. BUT, I can tell you that I feel tighter and toner and my clothes are fitting better already! I can tell I am less ‘mushy’ in the middle and I just feel stronger, walking taller and ready to push on for week 2!

And even though I told those 51 ladies they shouldn’t weigh in until week 2, a few couldn’t resist, and I can’t blame them!

I received this messaged from Jamey:

“Just wanted to share… I‚Äôve lost 6 lbs this week! I‚Äôve never lost that much in week one while also exercising. The containers must be working!”

And this one from Lori:

“I know we werent suppose to weigh yet…but I did lol Ive lost 8lbs…”

And this from Gretchen:

“…we’re not supposed to weigh in, but I WILL celebrate being down 3,5″ in all the right places!!! Waist, hips, abductors, and chest (or back fat lol)!!”

There was a test group before the launch and here are some results from participants who completed all 80 days:

THE INVITE!

I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be starting a WAVE 2 for anyone ready to jump in and get to work on a transformation of your own! If you are willing to do the work and trust the process, than I will help you stick with it and support you every step of the way!

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

  • daily tips
  • recipes
  • meal plans
  • motivation
  • accountability through our exclusive app
  • 24/7 support from me
  • free access to this and any of my monthly groups forever!

READY TO GET STARTED?

Check out the different 80 Day Obsession options:

 

Everything you need to get started!

  • annual BOD membership
  • nutrition plan & containers
  • resistance loops (2 sets)
  • sliders
  • Shakeology & shaker cup

SHOP NOW!

 

 

Fit for February! *Take a Leap this year and save $70-$95!

 

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There are 3 programs that are on sale for one more week that WILL help you get Fit for February!

Maybe you didn’t get the best start on your New Year’s resolutions. Or maybe you missed the whole resolution boat. It’s not too late to set some big goals for this year, and get some serious results before summer…but you’re going to need to take a leap, and commit! These are programs I have done myself, and I KNOW they work! Take advantage now and save $70-$95 and get in the BEST shape of your life!

21 Day Fix

Once in a while a program or plan comes around that changes EVERYTHING! This is the one. By now, you must have heard of it, or at the very least, you’ve seen these cute, colorful containers. This program works because it’s simple. It relies on the one and only formula that produces results. Fitness + Nutrition = SUCCESS. ¬†I’ve seen it work time and time again. Women who follow this program lose up to 3-5 pounds per week. Men typically lose even faster (not fair btw!).

The daily 30 minute workouts will have you doing a little of everything: weights, cardio, pilates, yoga, etc. Anyone at any fitness level can do these workouts. There is a modifier that will show you how to do everything at a more modified level.

 

What kind of results are possible with this program? Check out Michelle’s results after 2 full rounds. She participated in challenge groups (see below), committed 100% to the program, fell in LOVE with Shakeology and just look at her now!

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21 Day Fix Extreme

Have you complete the 21 Day Fix? Or just looking to kick it up a notch?

I have done BOTH the 21 Day Fix and Fix Extreme and¬†they are BOTH fantastic programs that I strongly believe ANYONE can do! Extreme just adds a little more intensity, using weights and resistance in more of the workouts. You’ll do a different 30 minutes workout each day of the week. I LOVE the variety! The meal plan is just a bit more strict and focused, too…to help you get to the next level!

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Hammer & Chisel

I am 3 weeks in to this program and LOVING it! Strength training is what finally helped me achieve results I never thought were possible for me. So this program is what I LOVE! The workouts are only 20-40 minutes. They are challenging, but DO-able! After my first week I lost 4 pounds and 2 inches! But better than that, I can SEE my body changing and getting more toned and defined. I feel stronger and my clothes just fit better!

Check out these results!

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Learn MORE/Order January Specials!

*With these packages you’ll get the complete workout program, Shakeology (or the Performance line), a FREE bonus workout, 30 days FREE access to Beachbody on Demand (stream your workouts right away, anytime, anywhere!) and discounted shipping!

But there’s a secret sauce!

I have heard from people who started these¬†programs and never finished them. It’s because they were lacking the KEY ingredient…ACCOUNTABILITY & SUPPORT! Ok fine, I guess that’s 2 ingredients.¬†

You don’t need to go it alone. I can help you, and so can a group of others who are all working together to stay on track.

I have groups starting Monday, February 1 that will help you start, re-start or continue your 21 Day Fix, Fix Extreme or Hammer & Chisel journeys. We’ll commit to our daily workouts, clean eating following the container system and report daily for accountability in a private Facebook group. I’ll share daily tips, recipes, meal plan ideas and motivation to keep you going for the full 21 Days!

Sign up below!

10 Reasons Women Should Lift Weights!

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I have done so many different types of workouts: cardio, dance cardio, running, kickboxing, yoga, etc…but nothing has ever given me the kind of results that lifting weights has! When I added strength training…I FINALLY saw the kinds of changes in my body that I had always wanted!

So I stick with what works, while including some of my other favorite workouts too, of course! I just make sure to lift weights at least 3 times each week. The heavier I lift, the better results I get! I used to be afraid I’d get ‘bulky’, but I was uninformed.¬†The truth is, lifting weights made me leaner and stronger than I had ever been!

If you’re still not convinced that you need to lift weights, here are 10 reasons you should reconsider.

1. Burn more fat. It has been scientifically proven that lifting weights keeps your metabolism elevated for several hours after exercise.

2. Change your body shape. You will NOT get bulky! Women lack the body composition and hormones for that! Keep your nutrition clean, and you get leaner and toner and skinny jeans readier!

3. Boost your metabolism. As we get older, we begin to lose muscle tissue, bummer right! If you diet alone, you will lose muscle even faster! Lifting weights will help you build muscle tissue, thus elevating your metabolism, thus burning more calories all day long!

4. Get stronger and more confident.¬†Strength training will make you better at every day activities too, like lifting kids, bags and bags of groceries, etc…And being stronger will make you feel confident and bad ass! (true story!)

5. Build strong bones. Women MUST lift weights to avoid bone loss! When you lift weights you improve your muscle strength and bone density at the same time! Say NO to hunched over brittle bones!

6. Fight depression.¬†Endorphins are endorphins! Yoga, running, weights…it all makes you feel pretty damn good!

7. Improve sports fitness.¬†Biking, hiking, skiing, whatever strikes your fancy! You’ll be better, stronger and faster!

8. Reduce injuries and arthritis. Your joints, ligaments and tendons will be more flexible and stable. This will help you stay safe! And even those who already arthritis see improved movement and strength with weight training. And less pain too!

9. Get heart healthy. Pumping iron, gets your heart pumping too! A pumping heart, is a strong heart.

10. Defend against diabetes. The more lean muscle mass your body has, the more efficient it is at removing glucose from the bloodstream when can reduce diabetes symptoms and prevent type 2 all together!

So now that you have 10 reasons…you just need a plan!

When I was first starting out, I didn’t have a clue what to lift, how many times, which days per week, etc…I would aimlessly wander around the gym just looking for things to pick up and put down. Not very effective. When I started P90X it was a relief to have a program that someone else had designed with a purpose in mind. It really takes all of the guesswork out of it for me! I’ve got enough to think about, I don’t have the time to figure out a weight-lifting program, too!

And since I got such great results with P90X, I was hooked on the at-home format. I cancelled my gym membership! Next I moved on to Chalean Extreme, Les Mills Pump, Body Beast, and now I cannot wait to start my next program!!!

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2 Expert Trainers – 60 Days – Amazing Results!

I am SO excited to get started!

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What is the Master’s Hammer & Chisel?

The Master’s¬†Hammer¬†and Chisel is a new resistance-training system that incorporates three muscle-sculpting phases – Stabilization, Strength, and Power – or SSP Training. This is how co-creators and expert trainers, Autumn and Sagi help efficiently build, chisel, and refine a masterpiece physique in just 60 days.

Program Details

1) 6 day/week program with 30-40 min workouts

2) Nutrition is based on the proven 21 Day Fix & Fix Extreme Meal Plan, using portion-control containers, with 3 options of different routes to take. You decide what path, depending on your goals.

3) Equipment Recommended:  Dumbbells, workout bench OR stability ball, chin-up bar OR resistance band with door attachment (not included in base kit).

Check out this video for more information!

 

VIP Test Group Starts January 4th!

Get your copy and get in the group that will help you start 2016 lean and chiseled!

This month only, you can get the Challenge Pack & Performance Packs are on sale! Save $80!

*See links below!

Hammer & Chisel Challenge Pack (w/Shakeology)
Hammer & Chisel Performance Pack (w/Performance Supplements)
Hammer & Chisel Deluxe Kit
Hammer & Chisel Base Kit

Join the Test Group!

Time for Change

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It was this time about 3 years ago that I took a look at myself in the mirror and decided I was finally done being unhappy! I had been stuck in a rut for FAR too long. Looking at pictures of myself from summer vacations really opened my eyes to what was happening. It was slow, but I was steadily gaining weight and finding it harder and harder to fit into my clothes.

August 2012 Not happy with this picture at all!
August 2012
Not happy with this picture at all!

There were a lot of things I didn’t want to admit to myself. I wasn’t REALLY giving it my all with workouts anymore. I was just kinda going through the motions. I wasn’t REALLY eating all that healthy. There was a lot of processed garbage finding its way into my grocery cart. Convenience trumped health. I was complacent, uncommitted and UN-motivated!

I think you go through phases when this starts to happen.

1. DENIAL: It’s my clothes. They shrunk. My scale must be off! (Don’t tell me you haven’t tried to convince yourself with these same lies!)

2. AVOIDANCE: Scale? What scale? I like baggy, stretchy clothes anyway.

3. DEPRESSION: Why is this happening?! I workout! I eat ‘pretty’ healthy food. It’s not fair! Get away from me with that camera! WAHHH!!! I’m going to assume the fetal position in a dark room. Leave me alone!

4. DEFEAT: Well, what the hell. I’m getting older. This is just what happens. There isn’t ANYTHING I can do about it. I’m not going to live the rest of my life worrying about it. I want to ENJOY life and eat whatever the hell I want. Working out is stupid. I don’t care anymore.

5. REALIZATION: I feel like shit. I don’t fit into any of my clothes. I’m tired all of the time. I’m not enjoying life at all right now! I’m sick of feeling like this. I gotta do something!

What stage are you in? If you’re in 1-4, let me save you the trouble and spoil the ending. You’ll eventually get to #5, because no matter how hard we try to convince ourselves that we can’t, or don’t want to feel¬†look and feel healthy, we do. You’re not kidding anyone (or yourself) when you say otherwise.

There’s a happy ending though! ūüôā I had to dig deeper than ever, and really connect with WHY I wanted/needed to make some changes, and really give it my absolute, 100% ALL!

If you want to know EXACTLY what I did…I’ll tell you! ūüôā

  • I invested in myself and added strength training to my life! Not just half-ass, cute little pink dumbbells, but a program that taught me chicks CAN and SHOULD lift HEAVY weights! Nothing has changed my body more than that did!
  • I committed to eating 100% CLEAN for 21 days straight! NO processed food, no alcohol, no soda, no eating out, etc. Just whole foods, prepared at home, where I could control every bite. And one Shakeology (all natural, dense nutrition, super food meal replacement that I FIRMLY believe boosted¬†my results!) Now this might seem extreme, but I was so focused on what I wanted, I just laid it all out there to my husband and my family. They were supportive, and only made fun of me a little! ūüėČ
  • I joined a group of other people who were working on their own health and fitness goals, and the support and accountability was the extra OOMPH that had been missing, and I really needed it!

In 25 days, I lost 8 pounds and 9.5 inches! That was the fuel I needed to fuel my fire and keep going!

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After 90 days…

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But forget the pounds and the pictures…what you can’t see here is the transformation that took place in how I felt! I couldn’t believe what I was doing! I wasn’t quite done yet! I went on to lose 8 more pounds and about 6 more inches.¬†resultsbefore_after_Collage_results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So…are you ready to start your journey?! Fall is the PERFECT time to make some changes and turn over a new leaf!

I think Peter Brady said it BEST!

Join me starting Monday October 5 and see what you can achieve when you put your mind to it! We’ll work together to find what’s going to work for you, and get you the results that you’ve been wanting! I’m going to offer exactly what worked for me. A private daily support and accountability group (right on Facebook) where I share tips, recipes, and motivation. We post daily to the group to keep each other on track.

Don’t wait for this. Next thing you know, ready or not, the holidays will be here! Don’t wait until after to get serious. Start now! There are 98 days until 2016! Think of what you could achieve by then!

Deadline to join is September 28!

Your time is now! Fill out the form below…let’s get started.