It’s that time again, and summer is almost here…so I’m starting another fitness challenge group! We will start Monday, April 1.
1) You must either be doing a Beachbody program (if you don’t have one, you’ll have to buy one through me) and/or Shakeology. There are ways you can get discounts on this, including bundled packages, but only if you buy it from my site! You can access it here: http://www.BeachbodyCoach.com/TeaAddictedGeek
There’s also a huge sale going on right now for certain challenge pack bundles, and although it’s not on this image, Ultimate Reset is among them:
2) We will have a small, private group on Facebook where we can post what we’re doing daily for accountability and motivation.
3) It will last for 90 days. If your program is a 60 day program, you can either repeat it or do a different program. It’s up to you!
If you want in and/or need more information to decide, either message me on Facebook or if it’s easier, email me at andrea@FitGeekFitness.com. My Facebook profile is http://www.facebook.com/AndreaBerman.
Yup, I passed the written and practical exams during the certification weekend here in Boston, and I am now P90X Certified! I can’t wait to use it to help others change their lives through this amazing workout. It’s definitely one of my favorite Beachbody programs, and I love Tony Horton’s style!
I am on a learning how to eat healthy for myself kick these days. It seems that while a lot of us KNOW how to do it, it’s putting it into practice for oneself that is the trick. I’ve learned an awful lot from reading 80-10-10 by Dr Douglas Graham, Engine 2 Diet by Kip Esselstyn, and Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr and I feel I know intellectually how I should be eating and what constitutes as “clean eating”. It’s just a matter of tweaking my diet and learning new habits so that theory becomes practice.
Start with what you eat while you’re at work or school, for breakfast, and when you come home. What do you normally crave? Are you a person who goes with variety, or are you more likely to eat same or similar meals out of convenience?
From there, take a look at the specific foods and start making substitutions. For example, I will be swapping out tortilla wraps for my lunches with romaine lettuce to make veggie wraps with. And while I’m at it, here’s why romaine lettuce is an underrated and wonderful food. I have also long swapped out regular hummus with an oil-free version. I eat very consistently healthy for breakfast, lunch, and snacks at work, and sometimes get home and lack the time to do anything other than eat out, albeit in a healthy fashion. So I make a lot of smoothies, juices, and do quick-and-tasty meals involving brown rice, quinoa, steamed veggies, and sometimes steamed tofu as well. Snacks usually involve fruit and/or a small amount of nuts. I also like Ezekiel English Muffins with organic peanut butter and sliced bananas on top.
Clean diet can be described pretty simply: whatever you can eat that doesn’t come from a can, a box, or a bag. In short, food which is natural and grown with minimal to no processing. The more you can eat that isn’t processed, the better! Apples, bananas, pears, and oranges are examples of the original fast food. Leafy greens should be consumed in one’s diet as much as possible, and I’ll frequently stuff my sandwiches and wraps with baby spinach as a result, and I also am quite fond of kale in salads, steamed, roasted, or in juices.
What steps can you make over time to improve how you eat? Think about it. Small changes make a difference over time, and I can guarantee you that you’ll love the way you look AND feel!
It’s time for that gem polishing, and that gem is YOU!
What are your biggest strengths? What is it about yourself which you are proud of, have earned and learned, and helps you to get you what you both want and need in life? What do people compliment you the most on?
What are your biggest weaknesses? What has held you back time and time again? What are you presently struggling with? It’s not about “I can’t”, but “I am having difficulty with”. Finding out what are your biggest challenges can help you to grow and overcome them.
Many people embark on a weight loss goal, a fitness goal, a financial goal, and wind up in the same cycles over and over again–losing and gaining, losing and gaining, both in terms of weight AND money and wonder why!
It all comes down to you! If you work on improving your personal skills, you can make great strides on any goal you want. But if you don’t clean up what you need to…you’ll find that these things will have a trickle down effect.
So get going on it, make a list: what are your strong points, what are your weak points? Go get polished!