10 Minute Trainer Workout Challenge Pack Sale

The 10 Minute Trainer workout is on sale for the month of August!  This is another fantastically effective fitness program by trainer Tony Horton, creator of P90X, P90X2, and the new P90X3.  This program is great for all fitness levels and Tony Horton is a great and entertaining motivator.  In the videos he works with only one person, who’ll show you exactly how to do each move.  It’s almost like having Tony in your living room as your personal trainer!

10 Minute Trainer WorkoutIf you have a super-busy schedule, this is the one you should try.  With Tony’s Super Stacking method, you can get the body you want in as little as 10 minutes a day! That’s because the 10 Minute Trainer workout was made to help you get better results in less time.  On days when you have more time you can even do 2 or 3 workouts.  Don’t worry, the schedule will tell you exactly what to do.

You’ll build muscle and shed pounds in no time with power-packed workouts—and lose fat even faster by adding the resistance band and cardio belt, which come free with the fitness program.

I’ve done this program too, before T25.  Let me tell you, if you think 10 minutes isn’t enough time to get in a good workout, you couldn’t be more wrong!  I did pretty well with the strength workouts using the resistance band, but those cardio days were intense! Early in the program I had to pause the dvd in the middle of cardio.  So, even if you aren’t a beginner, you WILL get a good workout!

10 Minute Trainer Workout

Why Try 10 Minute Trainer Workout 
Challenge Pack?

Because you’ll get all of this:

  • Your first 30-day supply of Shakeology®—the superfood shake that helps give you energy, reduce cravings and accelerate your fitness results.
  • A FREE 30-day VIP trial membership in the Team Beachbody® Club.
  • Plus Super Discount shipping (and SAVE OVER $12)
  • Exclusive Bonus Workout—Tony’s Fountain of Youth yoga. A $19.95 value—FREE!
  • You’ll get me as your Personal Fitness Coach!

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Focus T25 Challenge Pack Sale

T25 Challenge Pack SaleThe Focus T25 challenge pack sale has begun! This is my absolute, favorite fitness program, so whenever it’s on sale I encourage everyone to grab it!

This is the newest fitness program from Shaun T, former track star and creator of Insanity. Have you heard of that one? Well, T25 is a little different. First of all, these workouts are ONLY 25 minutes!  They’re full of fast-paced, high-intensity moves that are fun and very challenging.

But this one is perfect for beginners, too!

There’s a modifier in every workout to show you how to get the same results without the high-impact jumping.  You can modify when you need to, then work your way up to full throttle with Shaun T.  You’ll want to do this 10 week challenge over and over again because you improve so much each time.

 

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There are 2 phases, Alpha and Beta, which are 5 weeks each.  Alpha Phase is all about the cardio, learning the moves and increasing your endurance.  Then you go to Beta Phase, which adds resistance training with the band (which comes with the program) or dumbbells.  I loved Beta, especially Speed 2.0.  It was fun, fun, fun!  I still throw it in with my other routines just because I miss it.

I’m usually more of a weight training person, not very good with cardio or running.  After completing T25 I had a totally different viewpoint.  I had to modify a lot in the beginning because I just couldn’t do much jumping.  I would alternate between the modified and regular moves.  As time went on and my endurance improved I could keep up with the rest of the group more.  At the end of those 10 weeks I found myself modifying very little.  (Those cross-jacks still get me.)  But that’s ok because I had such incredible results.

 

I Took Advantage of a T25 Challenge Pack Sale and this is what happened…

Summit T25 Workout with Shaun TI did this program immediately after I finished P90X, so I was just 5 pounds short of my goal weight at the time, and pretty satisfied with my shape overall.  So I was really shocked when I took my final measurements.

Thanks to T25 I had lost 2 inches in my hips, 1 inch in my waist, 1 inch in each thigh, and got rid of those last five pounds!  Five pounds doesn’t seem like a lot on the scale, but losing those inches made a big difference in the way looked and felt.  My clothes fit so much better, my lower abs were so tight, and my core had never been that strong in my life.  Shaun T really knows what he’s doing!

Here’s a peek at the last couple of minutes of Speed 2.0.

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Low Fat Sweet Potato Recipes

low fat sweet potato recipesEnjoy these low fat sweet potato recipes!

Did you know that sweet potatoes are a Native American plant? They’re one of the most nutritious vegetables, packed with calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C.
 

Chili Sweet Potato Batons

Total Time: 1 hr.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 50 min.
Yield: 4 servings, about 2/3 cup each

 Ingredients:

3 cups cubed yams (or sweet potatoes)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
6 fresh rosemary sprigs, leaves removed and finely chopped, stems discarded
Nonstick cooking spray
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)

 Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
2. Combine yams, oil, and rosemary in a large bowl; toss gently to coat.
3. Place yams on a baking sheet that has been lightly coated with spray. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until tender.
4. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

 Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 163  Fat: 4 g  Saturated Fat: 1 g  Cholesterol: 0 mg  Sodium: 82 mg

Carbohydrate: 31 g  Fiber: 5 g  Sugar: 1 g  Protein: 2 g

 

 

Rosemary Roasted Low Fat Sweet Potato Recipe

low fat sweet potato recipes

 

Total Time: 1 hr.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 50 min.
Yield: 4 servings, about 2/3 cup each

Ingredients:
3 cups cubed sweet potatoes
1 Tbsp. olive oil
6 fresh rosemary sprigs, leaves removed and finely chopped, stems discarded
Nonstick cooking spray
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
2. Combine sweet potatoes, oil, and rosemary in a large bowl; toss gently to coat.
3. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet that has been lightly coated with spray. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until tender.
4. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 163  Fat: 4 g  Saturated Fat: 1 g  Cholesterol: 0 mg  Sodium: 82 mg
Carbohydrate: 31 g  Fiber: 5 g  Sugar: 1 g  Protein: 2 g

 

 

Sweet Potato Bites

low fat sweet potato recipes

Total Time: 30 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 20 min.
Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 dash sea salt
1 dash ground black pepper
Nonstick cooking spray

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Combine sweet potatoes and oil in a medium bowl; mix well.
3. Season with salt and pepper; mix well.
4. Layer sweet potatoes on a baking sheet lightly coated with spray.
5. Bake for 10 minutes; turn and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender-crisp.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 172  Fat: 7 g  Saturated Fat: 1 g  Cholesterol: 0 mg  Sodium: 214 mg

Carbohydrate: 26 g  Fiber: 4 g  Sugar: 5 g  Protein: 2 g

 

 

Steamed Sweet Potato with Scrambled Egg Whites

low fat sweet potato recipes
Total Time: 16 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 11 min.
Yield: 1 serving

 

Ingredients:

Water
½ large sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 large egg whites
1 large egg
1 tsp. olive oil
1 fresh rosemary sprig, leaves removed and chopped, stem discarded

Preparation:
1. Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water; bring to a boil over high heat. Place sweet potato in top of steamer; steam for 5 to 7 minutes, or until fork-tender. Set aside.
2. Combine egg whites and egg in a small bowl; whisk to blend.
3. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat.
4. Add egg mixture; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until set.
5. Place eggs and sweet potato on a serving plate. Sprinkle sweet potato with rosemary; serve immediately.

Tip: Sweet potato can also be cooked in a microwave. Pierce clean sweet potato 4 to 5 times with a fork. Microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Peel and cut into pieces.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 238 Fat: 10 g Saturated Fat: 2 g Cholesterol: 186 mg Sodium: 326 mg
Carbohydrate: 15 g Fiber: 2 g Sugar: 4 g Protein: 22 g

Summer Fitness Tips

summer fitness tipsHere are your summer fitness tips! Although you may have heard this information before, it doesn’t hurt to get a refresher course in summer safety. I hope these will keep you cool.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Drink plenty of fluids (preferably water) before, during, and after physical activity. If you’re not hydrated, your muscles will fatigue faster, and your ability to recover will be greatly impacted. It is recommended that you have 8 glasses of water a day. Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages.

Enjoy the outdoors. Outdoor activities don’t have to be running and biking. You can enjoy gardening, swimming, jumping rope, or running through the sprinkler with your kids. You can even visit the local state parks for a family hike. These are all great ways to burn calories and have fun.

Find an exercise buddy. When possible, exercise with a friend or family member. It’s safer and more fun!

Track your fitness. No matter what time of year, tracking your activities leads to success. You can do it the old-fashioned way, a notebook/journal, or with a fitness app on your phone. Whichever works best for you.

summer fitness tips

 

Summer Fitness Tips to Keep You Cool

Exercise smarter, not harder. Work out during the cooler parts of the day— early in the morning or early in the evening. Decrease exercise intensity and duration at high temperatures or humidity. If it’s too hot and humid, take your exercise inside – to the gym, the mall or anyplace else where you can stay cool. Our workout dvds are perfect for hot summer days!

Unless you’re training for an event that takes place in the daytime heat, avoid exercising from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s the hottest part of day.

Wear minimal amounts of clothing. It’s not sweating that cools you off, it’s the evaporation of sweat. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing in breathable fabrics such as cotton.

 

5K Summer Fitness Tips

summer fitness tips 5K Earlier this summer my oldest daughter and I completed our first 5K, The Birmingham Color Run. It was a blast! We walked the course mostly, at a fast pace, but added a few sprints here and there. Trying to keep up with a 20 year old was pretty challenging, I have to say!

I really recommend races like this, especially if you’re a newbie like I was. No pressure. Take it easy, go at your own pace, and take a few friends.  It’s all about fun, fitness, and a good cause!

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NEW! PiYo Workouts with Chalene Johnson

PiYo workouts are finally here! This is a brand new home fitness program by Chalene Johnson. You may know her from TurboJam, Chalene Extreme, and TurboFire, which are all excellent, high-energy workouts.

PiYo Workouts

Well, this one is a little different. It’s a 60-day, low-impact fitness program inspired by yoga and pilates, but it keeps you moving. No holding those poses for what seems to be FOREVER! It’s designed to burn fat, strengthen and sculpt your body without all of the jumping around.

There’s also a modifier for anyone who’s never tried yoga before, or for those of us who are out of practice. I just started the program and I love it so far! I’m already more flexible and I feel so good when I finish the PiYo workouts. I’ll keep you posted as I progress. Check out this video to see what I’m talking about.

 

PiYo Workouts – My Week 2 Review!

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