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.
I was chatting with my friend the other day who mentioned that she was outside doing some yardwork when she got dizzy, started having headaches, etc. So I asked how much water she had consumed before engaging in physical labor outdoors in ninety degree heat. Not shockingly, the answer was “None” and “iced tea”.
Bad move. Caffeine is a diuretic, and as much as I love tea (points to domain name), it’s not a replacement for water. Many parts of the United States right now are undergoing a heat wave, some places reaching record highs.
So, repeat after me:
- I will drink my water.
- Coffee is not water.
- Tea is not water.
- Starbucks is not water.
- Soda is not water.
- Water is water.
- I will drink my water.
If you’re waking up in this heat groggy, disoriented, unable to think or focus, tired, maybe a headache…that’s not due to lack of sleep, that’s due to LACK OF HYRDRATION. Drink some water instead of reaching for the crack juice, and I can guarantee you that you will wake up faster and find that you’ll be handling mornings much better than you used to!
Also, don’t gulp large amounts at once! Just pace yourself throughout the day and make sure you’re getting at least as many ounces as half of your body weight. If you’re working out, sweating a lot, dealing with heat–increase that. That’s a good rule of thumb to live by.
A lot of people walk around chronically under low hydration and don’t even know it. This can impact your energy levels, health, digestion…you name it. People can even confuse hunger with thirst! Want to know if you’re really hungry? Drink some water, wait twenty minutes.
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I’m compiling all of these resources into a single blog post as I’m often repeating them to others, so I hope they’ll be useful to readers of this blog.
Some advice from me: ANY lifestyle and/or diet change requires research. Expect to make mistakes, just learn from them versus beating yourself up over them. Whether you’re just looking for more meatless meals, looking to transition post Ultimate Reset, or going full blown vegan or even raw vegan, know what you need to eat in order to be healthy and feel good. If you have allergies, you’re probably already used to reading labels and being cautious. Being vegan isn’t all that different, except for many of us we’re choosing to avoid these things versus having to out of necessity. For others, it may be a combination of both.
Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life by Brendan Brazier
Thrive Fitness: The Vegan-Based Training Program for Maximum Strength, Health, and Fitness by Brendan Brazier
Thrive Foods: 200 Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health by Brendan Brazier
Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It! by Kris Carr
Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness by Robert Cheeke
The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter’s 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds by Kris Esselstyn
Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Everyday Happy Herbivore: Over 175 Quick-and-Easy Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes by Lindsay S Nixon
The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet by Alicia Silverstone
Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health by Gene Stone
Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year by Del Sroufe
Vegan P90X guide from the Beachbody newsletter
Forks Over Knives
Fat Sick & Nearly Dead
EARTHLINGS – WARNING: this one is very graphic, pulls no punches, and not for the squeamish. You have been warned.
These are just a few out of the myriad of resources out there, and I’m sure this page may be updated as time goes on and more excellent resources and research are made available. So bookmark this page and keep checking back!
At long last, the lactose intolerant, the dairy-free, the vegans…we have our chocolate:
Chocolate vegan Shakeology is available today with the 30 servings bags! It’ll be in challenge packs around the 28th and in single serving packets on July 5th.
To get more info and/or to order, go here! I’ll be posting recipes soon for this wonderful new meal replacement flavor.