21 Day Fix: Week 3 Review

Happy Monday Tuesday!

Having a 3 day weekend always messes me up on my days. It’s Tuesday, feels like a Monday… same concept, don’t feel like working after being off and having an amazing weekend with my friends and family. But anyhow… time for my week 3 review! If you missed the first two parts, check them out here and here!

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My eating went pretty well last week. I tried a new dressing which I loved! It’s called Cilantro Lime Dressing. My friend Lauren suggested it so I gave it a show.

  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

This was super good on my chicken salad (top left picture). I also ate a lot of rice, quinoa, crab, rosemary potato fries, and salad. The usual.

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I tried mixing up my workouts more and didn’t do the Fix dvds as much. Mainly I stuck with walking and the Tone It Up workouts. In doing so, I’ve noticed that my results weren’t what I was expecting. I was expecting to lose about 10-15 lbs (since everyone around doing this program lost that amount), but since I have more weight to lose and not toning, I gained muscle and lost inches. So the weight didn’t go down. Now I’ve targeted my problem and will be doing MORE cardio than weight training in the future until I get the weight down. Kind of bummed out, but also kind of relieved to have solved my problem.

I can tell how much better I felt doing this program and how my body loved eating natural whole foods and avoiding the junk food and soda. I felt a difference in my energy and how I was more awake in the mornings than normal. My clothes felt loose, my workouts were becoming easier because I was becoming stronger. It was an overall amazing feeling and I’ll be doing this program at least 3 times a year. I would recommend it to everyone because it’s life changing and opens your eyes to what you’re eating and how much you’re eating.

kayak tripMy cardio started last week when my family rented a lodge by the lake. I walked 3 miles around the lake and did a lot of kayaking during the trip. My eating will be very similar to the 21 day fix guide simply because it’s how we SHOULD be eating. It’s also very similar to the tone it up nutrition plan – which makes my life a lot easier. I’m going to be toning down the weight training and focusing more on burning calories by cardio which will consist of walking/jogging/running, at home DVDs, and other various ways outside of the gym.

Things I would have done differently:

  • Been more strict with the condiments and dressings
  • Added more cardio
  • Followed the workout program
  • Cut back on starchy foods
  • Limited my “wrap” intake – I can’t eat a lot of wheat
  • Would not have had small “cheat” meals

Overall Experience: I loved every second of doing this and loved the accountability I had with my friend Lauren and the people around me who supported me by not tempting me to eat bad!

xo Brittny

 

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21 Day Fix: Week 2 Review

Good morning & Happy Thursday!

Time to review my week 2 progress for the 21 day fix. Can I just say how I am loving how this new change has affected myself, my personality, and my body?! I never thought it would be possible for eating healthy can affect my total self. It’s eye opening and refreshing. And for once, I don’t crave bad foods or soda. I think I found the one…

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My main concern was staying at my fiance’s house all weekend. He isn’t exactly the healthiest eater (all though he is getting better) and his lack of food would throw me off track. So I meal planned & prepped. I packed all my food Friday after work and headed over to his place. Saturday morning I made 2 eggs + basil + feta cheese with a vanilla shakeology w/ almond milk and peanut butter. This has been my main breakfasts through the week and on weekends. Very simple and very filling!

I even packed my 21 Day Fix dvds so I could still get my workouts in at his place. I only rested on Sunday because I was super sore after all the hard workouts I did for last week. The rest of my meals were simple: rice, quinoa, egg wraps, lots of veggies, etc… it’s hard getting fancy with foods when I’m not at my own home.

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Sunday was my grocery shopping day. I stocked up on more veggies, proteins, and fruits. It’s a lot easier for me to shop every Sunday to ensure that my veggies and fruits are fresh and that they don’t go bad by stocking up on more than I can eat. Plus I feel it’s a lot cheaper. My method of thinking can be sometimes weird.

After I was finished shopping, I headed home to start my meal prepping for the week. Here is what I basically ate all week:

  • Breakfast: 2 eggs + hot sauce + spinach, Shakeology + peanut butter + almond milk or water
  • Mid-Morning: Fruit + pistachios
  • Lunch: Lettuce + whole wheat wrap + dijon mustard + onions + chicken
  • Afternoon: Greek yogurt + banana + veggies
  • Dinner: quinoa + mushrooms + protein + veggies

workout collageI’ve been mixing up my workouts a lot so that my body doesn’t get used to doing the same routines. I’ve been walking/jogging every other day while mixing in the Tone It Up workouts. When I’m not walking, I do the 21 Day Fix DVDs along with the Tone It Up workouts. I always try to do cardio + toning exercise for best results. After all, summer is 6 weeks away!

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I gotta say, the new TIU bikini booty workout is a killer. I was drenched in sweat and burnt over 100 calories in a mere 12 minutes. Head over to their page to try it for yourself! I’m currently on day 11 of the 21 day fix and I never would have made it without my friend Lauren. We are still texting each other every day with our meals, workouts, and motivation. I found it to be a lot better when you have someone with you because you don’t want to let your team down. I highly suggest finding someone to do this plan with you if you struggle sticking to things (like myself). I haven’t weighed or measured myself yet. I’m waiting until after my 21 days to see what I’ve accomplished.

I can feel a difference in myself. That’s all that really matters at this point. I feel more confident about myself (which I never, ever feel) and I look forward to my meals and workouts. My body feels tighter and slimmer. I’ll take it! I am looking forward to doing round 2 after this as well. Stay tuned for my final review next week!

xo Brittny

If you missed my first week review, read it here!

21 Day Fix: Week 1

TGIF! 🙂

Happy Friday everyone! I’m so thankful this week is over with and I get to go home in an hour. Even though the week went fast, I’m getting anxious about going home sooner now that the weather is finally nice in PA! It only took a few months…

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So a few weeks ago, I posted about how me and my friend Lauren would be starting the 21 Day Fix program together. It’s a lot nicer having a friend doing it with you for support and motivation – we send each other pictures and texts throughout the day to help push each other. I’m also posting on my IG account for more accountability. So far I am loving how I’m feeling, I’m loving the food, and I’m loving the program in general.

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Sunday after I left Nate’s house, I stopped to get groceries. I mainly got Greek yogurt, lean proteins, whole wheat wraps, almond milk, and a lot of fruits & veggies.

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Breakfast: Typically I’ve been sticking with either overnight oats + cinnamon + almond milk + Greek yogurt with a piece of fruit. I also like to add 2 eggs + salsa. On the weekends, I’m going to be drinking Shakeology for my breakfast to mix it up.

For my snacks, I have a piece of fruit (bananas, oranges, or strawberries). When I’m feeling hungry, I’ll also eat some peanuts.

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Lunch: I only get a 30 minute lunch break at work, so I like something simple and filling. I’ve been making a whole wheat wrap + spinach + lettuce + chicken + Dijon mustard. If I don’t want a wrap, I’ll make a salad with the approved dressings from the plan. This holds me over since I’m eating a lot of carbs and protein in the morning.

photo 5Dinner: This is where I go hard on the protein and veggies. I’m avoiding carbs (or the yellow containers) after 3:00 pm. This helps me digest my food better and not feel so bloated when I wake up the next day. I’ve been loving the crab + shrimp + brussels + asparagus as my main dinners for the week.

What’s awesome is that I get to incorporate a lot of my favorite Tone It Up meals into this plan. Mainly, that is where I’m getting my recipes and ideas. Next week I’ll be mixing my meals up and what not. This was just a quick overview of what my meals are looking like. As for my workouts, I’m doing a Fix workout + Tone It Up. On days where it’s nice outside, I usually go for a walk or jog with my family. Next week I’ll be adding more weight training into my workouts. I’m staying at my boyfriend’s fiance’s house this weekend, so I have a lot of meal prepping & packing to do.

Stay tuned for next week. I’ll be doing a better more in depth post about the plan and what I’m doing. Wish me luck!

xo Brittny

Check out my week 2 review here!

The 2 Big E’s: Easter & Engagement!

Happy Humpday!

I am long overdue for a post. Some new and big things are happening in my life that I am dying to share with my readers! If you follow me on social media, then many of you already know. But for the rest of you… I just got engaged this week!

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My boyfriend fiance proposed to me on Easter in front of my family. I am the hardest person to surprise so this is sort of a funny story. He originally wanted to propose to me in New York City aka my dream city, but it would have been too obvious since it’s hard for us to take a day off work to travel up there. Then he thought he would be sweet to propose to me at our favorite location in Gettysburg overlooking the battlefields. So he called off work and arranged for this to happen, but of course me being stubborn and difficult I didn’t want to go down. I am literally the worst person in the world to surprise haha!

Instead, he decided to surprise me on Easter with my family around us. His original plan was to have an Easter egg hunt for me, but I said I was not hunting eggs unless there was money in them. I know, I know… I’m a terrible person lol! So he numbered the eggs from 1 to 14 and each egg had a sweet message inside. Once I opened up number 13, he grabbed the last egg from my basket, got down on my knee very nervously and asked me to marry him. I was speechless and kind of blacked out for a few seconds haha but then I said yes! I’m so happy we’re engaged and that my family could be there to be a part of it. Hopefully he learned his lesson for future surprises and to let ME plan them ha!

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Before the engagement went down, we colored Easter eggs together. Of course, I picked up 2 boxes of Marvel egg kits since I’m a total nerd. We made really pretty eggs and decked them all out in stickers… Iron Man & Spider-Man! Then we got up early Sunday morning and got ready for church. After church, we went up to my mom’s for lunch where she made the cutest bunny bread ever! I almost didn’t want to eat it, but alas, I took the rabbit’s foot lol. Apparently, that brought me good luck because an hour later I got engaged 🙂 yay!

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We left my mom’s and headed over to my aunt’s for even more Easter celebrating. Everyone loved the ring (as do I) and it was just a perfect/gorgeous day out. Got some sun, had a Easter egg hunt, and I got to see the baby! Apparently someone decided to hide an egg on the roof… I certainly was not capable of climbing up. I can barely reach the cabinets in my house.. short problems and all. It was the perfect day and I’m still thankful I got to be around my family and new fiance. It still doesn’t feel real. No big wedding plans yet, as I want a long engagement. So stay tuned for news on that!

Also, either today or sometime this week, I will be posting about the 21 Day Fix. I’m currently NOT a BeachBody coach anymore, but I still love the products. A lot of people have been telling me to try it so I dived in and just ordered it for myself. I’m currently on day 3 and loving it. So I’ll be posting details about that and I’ll also try to keep this thing updated more. I’ve been slacking, no more excuses!

xo Brittny

UPDATE: I will not be posting about the 21 Day Fix this week as I will be participating in a challenge group starting next Monday. I will be posting weekly about that and my progress. Stay tuned!

 

Weekend Recap + Getting Back on Track

Where did this whole month go? I can’t October is almost over. I still haven’t accomplished everything on my Halloween Bucket list yet, but I’m marking them off slowly! These include:

  • Haunted House
  • Carving Pumpkins
  • Hayride
  • Halloween Movie Marathon
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Halloween Treats
  • Play a Full Game of Clue

Weird list, but that’s what I plan on accomplishing my October 31st! It’s nice making lists and crossing things off. It keeps me on track, organized, and at peace. If I don’t write things down, I never get them done. I find myself writing down everything lately: ideas, goals, notes, tips, lists, grocery lists, blog topics, etc… I thought I was going into an OCD overload until I found out that this IS what you should be doing if you’re looking to stay on track.

Tonight, my BeachBody Coach team had an amazing call with our Diamond coach, Angie Green. It’s nice having these weekly calls with the girls where we can all get together and talk about what we did that week, go over our homework, our goals, and just catch up. Tonight was amazing though, because Angie gave us a 20 minute talk about how she became a coach and what we need to be doing daily in order to become better and on track. I’m going to do a whole new post summing it up and finally going over what a BeachBody coach is and does.

excuses

I saw this today as well when I was browsing Facebook. I asked myself this same question. When it comes to fitness or just life in general, do you make excuses or are you the one making progress? I was making excuses for the longest time and finally made myself a priority. I kept letting everyone else come first. When people would ask to hangout after work, instead of saying “no” and going home and doing my workouts, I went out to eat. I was only hurting myself. So stop making excuses and start making the progress you set out to make! So that is just a small preview of what I’m going to write about next. I’m going to go more into detail about getting back on track. This will include making lists, grocery lists, goal setting, and much more.

Now time for the weekend recap and my weekly workout schedule!

Friday

After work, I came home and did my workout. I made a quick dinner, which consisted of a chicken wrap before I got ready to go out.

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Nate worked until late, so we decided to catch a late movie. We watched the new Carrie movie that just came out. I honestly wasn’t that impressed with the movie, considering it’s a Halloween movie, I thought it would be more scary. The acting and everything was good by each character, I just wanted to see more of her using powers and going insane haha… tis the season!

After the movie, we went to Denny’s for a quick bite to eat and some coffee. It was nice just sitting and talking to each other after a long week. This is why I love having my boyfriend as my best friend.

Saturday

I got up early to do a workout before making breakfast. I made a different breakfast this time and soon found my new favorite egg recipe.

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I call this a Greek version to ordinary scrambled eggs.

Greek Eggs with Basil

  • 2 eggs (I use vegetarian fed brown eggs)
  • 3 fresh leaves of Basil, chopped
  • Salt + Pepper
  • 1/4 cup of diced tomatoes (I used Hunts diced tomatoes with garlic, basil, and oregano)
  • 1/4 cup of low fat Feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup of chopped white onion
  1. Simply heat up your frying pan with some non-stick spray. While the pan is heating up, crack 2 eggs into a bowl and mix until blended.
  2. Once the pan is hot, add in your onion and sautee until browned or soft. Next, add in your tomatoes.
  3. Pour the egg mixture on top of the onion and tomatoes, adding in salt and pepper.
  4. Once the egg is completely done on both sides, place onto your plate. Add your chopped basil on top with your feta cheese.
  5. ENJOY!

After breakfast, I cleaned up the house with  my niece since we were planning on having a lot of people come over later that night. We had a big night planned. Everyone met at our house before heading out. We stopped at Sheetz to get some drinks and snacks for our hour long trip.

About 17 of us went to a Haunted House. Well, I wouldn’t say “haunted” as we caught the 2 am show after standing in line for about 3 hours. The actors were beat.

haunted house

The house was huge, it included 27 rooms that we got to go through. It wasn’t scary as the reviews made it out to be, but like I said, we caught the late show and felt everyone was exhausted by the time it was our turn to go.

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We obviously weren’t thrilled about standing outside in the cold for 3 hours, but we made the most of it and had such a blast. We didn’t get home until about 3 in the morning, so me and Nate passed out as soon as our heads hit the pillow.

Sunday

It was a lazy Sunday for me. I played some Xbox before me and Nate went back to his place. We got some pizza and watched the Steelers vs. Ravens game. I was so happy that we won, I absolutely have the Ravens (sorry ravens fans…) so that definitely made my week start out amazing. After the game, we watched the Walking Dead together before he drove me home where I made him watch the little mermaid with me. Yes, I’m a kid at heart.

Weekly Workout Schedule

Monday – Tone It Up HIIT the Beach 2 + P90X Yoga X

Tuesday – P90X Core Synergistics + TIU Booty Workout & Thigh Routine

Wednesday – Kenpo X + TIU Yoga & Stretching

Thursday – Tone It Up Tighten Your Abs Routine + Itty Bitty Bikini + Sleek & Slender Abs

Friday – Cardio X + TIU Frisky Fall Routine

Saturday – Rest Day

Sunday – Rest Day or Yoga

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Honestly, if you are struggling to find a good workout, please check out www.toneitup.com – they have great workouts that are FREE. This will help get you back into working out and actually look forward to doing it. I add this to my BeachBody workouts every night and I can feel a huge difference in my body and strength.

Stay tuned for more posts this upcoming week!

– Brittny

 

We Are Penn State… and Italian!

Happy Monday!

Normally I oppose this day, but after an amazing weekend it’s hard to be down. Allow me to elaborate…

Friday

After work on Friday, my friend Olivia came home from Pittsburgh and we met up for dinner and drinks. We went to my favorite Mexican restaurant in this area El Campecino. We got some margaritas and enchiladas. It was sooooo yummy! We sat and talked for about 3 hours and it was great catching up with her. Downfall to being an adult: working so much you don’t have time to always catch up with your friends.

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I ate sooo bad all last week, I’m so glad to finally be on track with my eating and working out.. but this meal was so worth the extra calories. After we finished, we headed home and I passed out. Tequila is fun, but makes me sleepy.

Saturday

I woke up early and got ready because my boyfriend surprised me with Penn State tickets. I’ve never been to a PSU game before, so I was beyond happy and excited when I found out last week that we were going. Penn State vs. Kent State.

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I’ve been to Beaver Stadium before to tailgate for the blue & white games, but never got to be inside the stadium. It was sooo nice and huge. We also had amazing seats on the 50 year lard just a few rows back.

After being THAT close right in the middle of the field, I will never EVER settle for sitting anywhere else during a game, especially the end zones. Those seats just don’t cut it.

psu game

We got there earlier than a lot of the other fans, but that place filled up quickly. I believe there were 70,000 there. We got to see the players walking into the stadium and chanted with everyone. The energy there was unreal! Now I’m an addict and simply must go to more games, especially when it’s so close to where I live. We won, 34 – 0 I believe. I was so happy that the first game I went to we won.

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Only downside to the game was that it poured almost the whole time. But we didn’t really care, it was a lot of fun.

We left the game a little early since we were winning to beat the traffic in our soaking wet clothes to go meet up with my best friend, Sarah, who came home this weekend from the Navy. She had huge news for everyone, since she got married. I’m very happy with her, so we met up at our town bar and did some celebration shots and I finally got to meet her husband.

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I also got to see a lot of people I haven’t seen in years. It was a really fun night out. We left around 2 and I headed up to my boyfriend’s for the night since we had plans the next morning.

Sunday

We woke up a little late after a long day and got ready to head into Italian Festival at an amusement park close to where we live. It’s probably my favorite day of the year (minus Christmas, of course) because it’s a full day full of Italian food, Italian music, and lots of games.

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We ate entirely way too much food, but it was impossible to resist. As you can tell, the Paleo diet lifestyle just wasn’t for me. I’m Italian and can’t give pasta up. Sorry Paleo lovers, the diet is amazing.. but just isn’t a realistic plan for me to follow.

We played a lot games in the arcade, including poker. I never played before and was doing sooo well. I won a ton of tickets and got some interesting prizes. It’s fun letting loose and not being an adult for a day. After eating pounds of pasta and desserts, we headed home to play some Xbox before the Steelers game. <— Don’t get me started on this football team. This is where I would insert an angry emoticon…

So now that it is Monday, I finally am back on track and created a realistic plan for me to follow. While I loved following the ChaLean Extreme program, I missed P90X. With the big news of P90X3 coming out, I wanted to do another round of the lean schedule since it was so successful for me when I first followed the 90 days. I lost 30 lbs my first round, so I’m hoping to get similar results.

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I’ll also be following the Tone It Up fall challenge (while also participating in my Fit For Fall challenge group – starting Sept 30th). I wrote down my goals that I want to reach by Halloween and came up with a healthy diet plan. I’ll be cutting back on carbs, drinking shakeo every day, and eat protein with every meal. I’m also striving to hit 100 miles by Halloween.. whether it’s walking, running, biking, etc.

frisky fall

I’ve made plans to walk with some friends at least 4 nights a week. We actually talked about it tonight while hiking up our usual steep mountain road. 3 miles down, 97 more to go! So that will help give me the motivation to stick with getting my miles in! I’m aiming for 3 miles a day + following the P90X schedule. I’ll be posting my weekly schedules every Monday. If you want so participate in the Frisky Fall challenge, simply go to: www.toneitup.com and don’t forget to hashtag your check-ins! #FriskyFall

Speaking of Fall, as I mentioned above, I’m starting a brand new Facebook workout challenge group starting September 30 until December 23. Fit For Fall will be a little different than my other groups. It will be with 2 other coaches and we mixed up the points a lot and adding in weekly mini challenges related to Fall. I’m really excited to get it started! If you would like to be added to the group, message or comment me and I’ll get you added in! Don’t forget to like my Facebook page to get updates: www.facebook.com/bkellisbbcoach

Weekly Workout Schedule:

Monday – P90X Core Synergistics + 3 mile walk

Tuesday – P90X Cardio X + 3 mile walk/jog

Wednesday – P90X Shoulders & Arms + Ab Ripper X + 3 mile walk

Thursday – P90X Yoga X + 3 mile walk

Friday – P90X Legs & Back + Ab Ripper X + 3 mile walk

Saturday – P90X Kenpo X + 3 mile walk

Sunday – Rest Day or light stretching

Have a fabulous week everyone!

– Brittny

 

September Promos – Hip Hop Abs + Rockin’ Body!

Happy Friday!

What better way to enter into the weekend than by an amazing sale happening over at Team BeachBody? Generally, each month, BeachBody has promos going on. But this month is a special promo to get you jump started on your fitness/lifestyle change!

 

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Why is this promo so special? Normally with challenge packs you only get 1 workout program with 1 order of Shakeology. But this month, they are including 2 workout programs + Shakeology. You get 2 programs for the price of 1 and save a ton of money.

Personally, I love Shaun T. I think he is a great motivator and a great instructor. He really breaks down every single move to make sure you’re doing it correctly to get the results you always see being advertised. I haven’t tried Rockin’ Body yet, but I do own Hip Hop Abs. If you love dancing and cardio, then you will really enjoy these workouts. Also what I loved about Hip Hop Abs is that you didn’t have to do any floor work. Once I reach the floor, I get tired and I get sore. So I was amazed to see results with standing up.

Read my personal review on Hip Hop Abs here..

What you get:

– 2 workout programs

– 1 order of Shakeology (read about it here) any flavor you want!

– Workout guides

– Schedules to follow

– Nutrition tips

– Meal plans

– Online Support

– Much more…

Bonus: If you order from me, you get automatically entered into a challenge group on Facebook where you could win money and other prizes. Message me for more details!

To order, simply check out my BeachBody page at www.beachbodycoach.com/BKEllis or just message me for more information. My email is BrittnyKendra@gmail.com

Please do not miss out on this deal… get started on your journey!

– Brittny

Tone It Up: 5 Day Slim Down Review

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As many of you know, this week I started the 5 Day Slim Down by Tone It Up. If you are unfamiliar with who the tone it up girls are, they are two girls who are best friends that started a fitness and health program together. They have workout videos on YouTube, a blog where they post weekly routines and recipes, an app where you can check in daily, and a community page where a bunch of girls get on like Facebook and check in with one another and support each other. Check out their site for more: www.toneitup.com

Two weeks ago, I purchased their regular nutrition plan after reading many reviews. I haven’t had a chance to read the whole book yet, since it is 184 pages, but from what I’ve read so far I can tell this is something that will inspire and change me. I’ve already gained so much knowledge and a better understanding of what eating healthy really means. Included in the plan are quick slim down plans to help you get started on your health journey. So a group of 30 girls and myself started the 5 Day Slim Down plan together. We checked in daily of our workouts and recipes via Instagram, Twitter, and the TIU site.

Here is what a typical day requires:

  • M1: Bombshell Spell (a drink that wakes you up & cleans you out)
  • AM Workout: Choose a 30 minute workout of cardio (walking, yoga, HIIT workout…)
  • M2: Breakfast (you choose from a list of what you want to eat)
  • M3: One Piece (this is a piece of fruit you eat between breakfast & lunch)
  • M4: Bikini Wrap (you choose from a list of healthy wraps as your lunch)
  • M5: 3:30-4 PM: Juice of Smoothie (this is to reenergize you before your PM workout)
  • PM Workout: Do a 30 minute workout of anything you choose.
  • M6: Dinner (choose from a selection of healthy dinner options)
  • One Piece: Eat another piece of fruit if needed as a snack

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Day 1: I started my morning with a drink called a Bombshell Spell… this is a drink that you drink every morning before or with your breakfast. It’s made up of pineapple juice, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, and honey. It helps to give you a natural energy boost, cleans out your system, and gives you a glow. I have a hard time waking up in the morning before work, so I was really surprised at how I felt after drinking this. I felt wide awake and so clean. I thought this was caused only by my mere excitement to try this slim down, so I waited to see how I felt during the rest of the week.

day 1

For my AM workout, I did the Beach Babe HIIT the Beach II. This was one of the workouts on their new fitness DVD (which I also ordered last week…) It was a killer! Unfortunately, it was a little too much for me to handle in the morning before work since I’m not used to waking up that early. But it woke me up and kept me energized all day long. I didn’t go to work that morning since I didn’t feel the greatest, so I did a few chores and then made some waffles with all natural syrup and fresh cut strawberries. This helped replenish me and kept me full until my snack. For my snack, I had 1 whole banana. I also drank a ton of water to help keep me hydrated after such an intense workout.

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For lunch, I made the Simple Spicy Mustard Wrap from the nutrition plan. It was sooo good! I never liked the taste of mustard, but it tasted great with this salad which was made up of collards, gluten free chicken, red onion, and a spicy mustard dressing. I drank a Shakeology shake for my smoothie, since I can’t go one day without having one.

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After my shake, I felt energized enough to do my second workout. I did the Hula Booty workout to help tone me up. I was definitely feeling the soreness the next morning! It’s been a while since I started toning workouts again. For dinner, my cousin Haily came down to watch some movies with me and the girls. So I made my dinner up quick which was a Portobello mushroom cap and 2 scoops of quinoa. Then, I added some balsamic vinaigrette which gave it amazing flavor. Definitely one of my new favorite recipes!

Thoughts: I loved the meals for day 1 and felt really clean and light. I felt a little hungry, but that’s because I’m used to eating a ton of food and not watching my portions. I also wasn’t thrilled about working out twice in a day, but again, I haven’t been working out as much lately and was feeling lazy.

day 2

Day 2: I woke up and drank my bombshell drink and then headed off to work. I missed my morning workout, but I figured I could just double up for my PM workout. For my breakfast, I made some Kashi cereal. It wasn’t my favorite, but it was still good. Personally I thought it was too dry. This was the vanilla option… I forget the name of it. For my Tankini, I had some juice and then water. I had a small bowl of fresh strawberries as my mid-morning snack. No sugar added for once! I had another spicy mustard wrap for my lunch since I made extra the day before. I made another shake as my mid-afternoon snack to boost me into pulling off a double workout.

4th

I added their new Fourth of July circuit to my PM workout. This had me on my butt! I almost gave up the idea of doing a second workout, but I wanted to actually stick out the program since it is only for 5 days. So I did the HIIT workout again to help burn some calories that I didn’t in the morning. After doing this workout, I felt even more energized and decided to do the Sunkissed Abs routine since it wasn’t that long. I skipped the warm up and got right to it. It wasn’t too intense, but I could feel the burn.

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When I went grocery shopping for this, I was skeptical in buying Brussels Sprouts. I never ate them before and wasn’t sure I would be a big fan of them. But I bought them anyways since the recipe sounded good. My boyfriend came down when I was cooking and I made him try one of them first. He instantly loved it and it got me excited to try it. I added seasonings, minced garlic, olive oil, pine nuts, salt, and pepper. I was addicted. I couldn’t believe how good this tasted! He kept trying to steal them while I turned my back. Everyone loved them… now I’m a huge BS fan! After dinner, Nate and I hung out with the family for awhile before calling it a night.

Thoughts: I was full, satisfied, and felt amazing. I am so used to eating so much for dinner that I couldn’t believe 2 cups of a veggie would fill me up. I wasn’t even hungry after dinner, so I skipped the snack. Bring on day 3!

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Day 3: Woke up earlier than I normally do and had my morning Bombshell drink. I did some light yoga stretching in the morning since I was feeling a little sore from all of the toning exercises I’ve been doing. I got ready for work, packed my lunch bag full of goodies, and headed off to work. I made some waffles for my breakfast with honey. So yummy! I enjoyed an iced coffee as well since it was a little hot in the office. I made a PB&J sandwich on wheat bread for lunch since the wraps I had weren’t good. Whoops! (Note to self: check expiration dates on items before starting a slim down…)

My mid-afternoon snack was a vanilla shakeo… wait, vanilla? Yes! My order of Vanilla Shakeology finally arrived the day before. I was so anxious to finally try the new flavor. I made a simple recipe and mixed it with ice + almond milk. It was amazing. Vanilla is my favorite flavor and reminds me of the summer. So this was just what I needed after a long day. Once I got home, my boyfriend came down and we got ready and went to church with my family. After church, we stopped at the grocery store and Nate bought me some wheat wraps. This made me happy because I wanted to try the PB&J on the wrap itself. Unfortunately, an emergency came up and I couldn’t do my PM workout or even make my coach call with my BB team. I was bummed out, but it happens. I knew in order to make it up, I would have to do a two hour workout on Thursday. Once we got home, I made some shrimp and rice for dinner.

Thoughts: Woke up feeling great, went to bed bummed out… that’s life!

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Day 4: I was sooo tired whenever I woke up since I managed getting 4 hours of sleep. I was not in the greatest of moods, but I had my BS drink and went about my morning. I was running late so I missed my booty call workout again. This just simply meant more workout time whenever I got home. I was fine with this notion since I was a little stressed. Working out is the best stress reliever in the world & people take it for granted! Breakfast was more waffles since they were easy to grab in the morning. I made a quick PB&J wrap for my lunch and ran out the door.. literally.

I loved eating the PB&J wrap probably more than any lunch I’ve had yet. I was so shocked that something so small could keep me full until my mid-afternoon snack. I’ve had it in my head for soooo long that I need to eat this amount of food in order to feel full. I’ve been  wrong for so long and now I understand what foods to mix together in order to keep you full and satisfied. I’ll be making these wraps at least twice a week for my lunch. After work, I went to Walmart and picked up some groceries since I’ve been running low. I finally picked up some coconut water since I kept seeing the other girls posting about it. I’ve read that coconut water is an all natural and healthy way to help you hydrate after intense workouts. It’s also low in calories and tastes surprisingly good.

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I got a variety of different flavors and brands. I’m not a huge fan of the Vita Coco water, but I really enjoyed the Zico flavors. So I think I’ll be sticking with that brand.

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Once I got home, it was time to get my workout on. I completed Beach Barre workout from the BB DVD along with their Stars & Stripes workout. It took me about 30 minutes to complete that circuit, I was feeling better and felt the stress melt off of me. I needed to do at least 1 more hour of working out, so I popped in some Turbo Fire. By 6:30, I was laying on my floor exhausted. After about 5 minutes, I peeled myself off the floor, got a shower, and started making my dinner. I chose the North Shore Garlic Shrimp recipe from the plan with 2 small scoops of quinoa. The shrimp was made with garlic, paprika, salt, pepper, and other ingredients. By far the best shrimp I’ve ever ate. Have I mentioned how much I am LOVING the nutrition meals? After dinner, I relaxed with the family and then went to sleep. I didn’t want to miss by booty call workout in the morning.

P.S., a “booty call” workout is what the TIU girls say. It’s an alarm on the app where they wake you up in the morning to get you awake to get your workout on. Pretty cute…

Thoughts: I felt accomplished and really proud that I caught up on my workouts. I felt flat & toned. I went to bed well rested and ready to go strong on my last day.

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Day 5 – final day! My booty call went off at 5:00 am. I woke up, ran upstairs, drank my drink and got my workout clothes on. I did some Turbo Fire before I got ready for work. Once I was ready, I checked my phone and saw that the girls from TIU liked a few of my photos on IG. This completely made me whole day. They’ve quickly become two of my biggest role models and inspirations… just what I needed!

For breakfast, I made a bowl of Kashi cereal. This time, I tried the granola kind instead of the graham cracker vanilla stuff.. this was much better. I love granola cereal, so I’ll be sticking with this kind. It tasted so light and clean. For lunch, I made another spicy mustard wrap since I had to use up the ingredients before they went bad.

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My mid-afternoon snack was a vanilla chai shakeo. Whenever I was at walmart on Thursday, I picked up the Bolthouse vanilla chai drink and wanted to mix it into my shake. It was incredible. I love vanilla chai lattes, so I was amazed at how good this tasted being compared to like Starbucks or restaurant styled drinks. I think this is probably one of the best shakes I’ve ever had in my life. After work, I went home and did my workouts. Dinner was the roasted Brussels sprouts recipe since I needed to eat them up before they went bad as well. No complaining from me! Loved them.

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Once I finished my dinner, I sat down at the table and filled in the rest of my progress chart. It felt so good filling in each square. The goal behind this slim down was to complete everything. I am a super organized person, so this felt great filling everything in and seeing that I finally accomplished something. Consistency is a huge problem with me, I get excited about something and then get bored with it. Well, if you are trying to lose weight and get toned, consistency is a MUST HAVE. This plan has brought fun back into my life and taught me ways to keep it interesting and fun. Now I have the knowledge to switch up my routines so I don’t get bored and to treat every week like a slim down…

Thoughts: I felt beyond happy. I actually accomplished something and stuck with a plan. I feel smart because I learned new tricks & tips. I was excited to wake up on Saturday morning and see my results.

To see the other girl’s check ins & results, go to Twitter or Instagram & search the hashtag #summer5DSD – so inspiring and can’t believe how many check-ins we got!

RESULTS DAY: I woke up earlier than normal on a Saturday. I couldn’t sleep in, not because I was anxious but because I had an amazing sleep and felt so energized in the morning. I looked at myself in the mirror and couldn’t believe how flat in my tummy I looked. My skin was glowing. I felt light and clean outside & inside. I ran upstairs and hopped on the scale and saw I was down 3.7 pounds. JUST IN 5 DAYS! The shocking part was that I actually ate a lot of food. I didn’t starve myself. I didn’t deprive myself of anything. I was satisfied with every single meal I had. This made me smile from ear to ear.

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I ordered their Perfect Fit Protein powder when I bought the nutrition plan. It’s an all natural/vegan brown rice powder to make pancakes, muffins, baked goods, and waffles instead of using fattening mixtures. I tried their pancake recipe and wow. I was amazed at how good they turned out. You mix the protein powder, egg whites, mashed banana, almond milk, cinnamon, and then top it off with honey or syrup + fruit. Don’t they look fantastic?

After my breakfast, I made a BS drink before doing some chores around the house. Then I ran down to the post office to mail out my customers shakeo sample packets. I’m hoping they love the new flavor as much as I do.

If you are interested in trying the new flavor, comment or message me and I will be more than happy to mail you a free sample! Check out more info at www.myshakeology.com/BKEllis (if the link doesn’t work, it’s because word press sometimes disables opening links… just copy & paste it into your url bar.)

Stay tuned this week for more updates!

xo Brittny

UPDATE: Check out my new Tone It Up Nutrition Plan Review!

 

Trips + Reviews!

Since I am horribly burnt and can’t do much of anything else, I thought I would take this time to FINALLY write my “catch up” post. Also, I will be posting at the bottom some new things that are happening including the results of my last fitness challenge.

Harrisburg Trip!

Last month, I made a visit down to Harrisburg to visit my best friends. We had a late celebration of Cinco de Mayo. I also got to see two of my best friend’s new house that they got together, along with being reunited with my college friends!

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I love being able to spend time with them, especially since we don’t always get to hangout. It was such a great night, definitely reminded me of the old days! Jessie and Kyle grilled some food, made some powerful drinks, and made us feel at home. ❤

I got to finally try Kyle’s homemade wine, which knocked me on my butt for rest of the night. So I sat on their couch while watching everyone else play beer pong.

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After everyone started getting tired, we decided to head back home and get some sleep ourselves. That Saturday morning, we woke up early and went to the market for some fresh foods. Victoria and I got this amazing fresh squeezed orange juice, along with some lunch there. Katie bought us all small homemade donuts while we walked around shopping. The food was amazing and I definitely plan on visiting their market more to get fresh foods! They had everything you could imagine.

After the market, Victoria and I did some grocery shopping for the night’s activities while Katie and Amanda went to a birthday party. We got margarita mix, ingredients to make guacamole, and more food for the main course (which we didn’t get to eat). I loved having our girl’s night – drama free! Even Sophia joined in on the activities (minus the drinking). A little later, our friend Heidi finished up with a color run and stopped over.

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After one too many margaritas later and the bud light strawbarita, we headed home. It was such a fun night. We were supposed to wake up the next morning and take a spinning class, but that didn’t happen. Maybe next time!

Side Note: A lot more happened that what I explained, but I am trying to post everything I’ve missed the past few months, so bare with me… 🙂

Philly Comicon 2013!

For those of you who keep up with me, you obviously know I’m a total nerd at times. I try and attend all of the Wizard World Comicon Conventions as much as possible. Well, at least on the east coast. This year was probably the best convention ever! Aside from when I got to meet Chris Hemsworth, or Thor, from last year.

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This year, I got some really amazing things. But first, let’s start at the beginning…

My friend Gus rented this huge fan for the weekend trip. Included in the fan was our friends Jarvis, Loren, Katie, and Lindsey. We stopped at Sheetz, got some food, and then ventured off for our 4 hour trip to Philadelphia. I booked us two rooms at one of the nicest hotels in Philly and quite possibly, one of the nicest hotels in the US. We stayed at the Mariott Downtown Courtyard, which is also the oldest hotel. It was connected with the convention center, so we didn’t even need to walk that far! As soon as I went to check us in, I saw Norman Reedus’ agent. Then it hit me, all of the celebs were staying in the exact hotel. How awesome is that?! That automatically made everyone super excited. The girls stayed in one room while the guys stayed in the other. We got dressed, unpacked, and headed off to comicon.

We did some shopping and I got some pretty awesome things.. including: a marvel backpack, some wolverine and batman t-shirts, comic books, graphic novels, autographs, pictures, a limited edition walking dead comic book exclusively made for this comicon (only 500 were made), and some other items. I got to meet Stan Lee, which we also got to eat breakfast with him since he stayed at our hotel, and I got an original Spiderman comic book signed by him. I couldn’t be happier! I also got to see Michael Rooker, or Mearle from the Walking Dead, and got my picture with him. He was super nice and really awesome to talk to. I also got his autograph along with Nina Dobrev. She just happens to be my favorite actress of this generation.

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I also got to see one of the artists draw an original picture. It was really cool. So after we finished up our shopping, we went to the Hard Rock Café and got some dinner. After dinner, we did a little sight seeing before we called it a night. Saturday is when we got to eat breakfast with Stan Lee and then went back to comicon.

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I ran into some of my friends there as well. Which was pretty awesome, because I had no idea they were going. So Jenna, Ben, and myself walked around playing the different games they had. Including some zombie slaying! We also got to play a Superman game where we had these smart phones and walked around this painted city finding clues. It was pretty awesome, not gonna lie. After spending 5 hours here, we decided to get some dinner. We walked around the city for almost an hour before finding a place to eat. We went to this bar that had amazing food… we also got sucked into a drag show. Not so much fun.

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Sunday, it was time for us to head home. But before we did, Loren wanted to go see the Rocky Statue. This took us 2 hours out of our way, but once we were there it was really cool to see. Personally, I never watched the movies so it didn’t mean as much to me, but the sights were incredible since it overlooked the city. At the top of the stairs, was the fountain and art galleries. I definitely want to make a trip down to visit the museums this summer.

One Year Anniversary + One Year Birthday!

Two weeks ago, it was Nate and I’s one year anniversary. It’s been one crazy year filled with amazing memories. I never thought I would end up finding my soulmate or even being in a relationship for that long.. I’m such a lucky girl. I love you more than words…

To celebrate, we went to one of our favorite restaurants, The Olive Garden. The food and service was amazing. We talked a lot about our future together and just enjoyed one another. Then, he placed a small wrapped box on the table. Nobody has ever done anything like this before, so I was a little speechless. I opened the box and inside was a gorgeous diamond bracelet filled with black and white diamonds – my favorite!

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I am in love with it and wear it all the time. He knows me too well! Nobody, besides my Dad of course, has ever bought me jewelry. You know what they say, when a guy buys you diamonds, he really loves you 🙂 After dinner, we went back to my house and watched some movies. Perfect night!

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The next morning, I got ready for my cousin’s first birthday party. There was sooo many people there and fantastic food. I sat with my family and we talked until Kamden opened his presents and ate his first cake. It was so messy but didn’t think much of it, he still just wanted his bottle. He will be one spoiled baby, haha! Happy Birthday, Kamden – Love you!

This Week + Tone It Up!

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Work has been going great, but I still needed a vacation… even for just a day. So Wednesday, the girls I work with and myself went to the Black Dog Coffee & Catering Restaurant for some lunch. It was one of the best wraps I’ve ever had in my life! I will definitely be going there much more, especially on my lunch breaks. But I didn’t feel the greatest after eating it. I’ve been doing some research on new fitness and nutrition plans. One of my friends suggested trying the Tone It Up nutrition plan. While it’s pretty pricey, you get a lifetime membership. So every time they create a new slim down or meal plan, I have free access to it. You can’t beat that!

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So I took the plunge and ordered their meal plan, their new workout dvd, and their Perfect Fit Protein powder. I have been dying for a healthier way to make baked goods and pancakes. That’s exactly what the Perfect Fit is for, so I’m excited to try that out once my order arrives. I became a member as well – and I am loving their energy and the girls who are members. Tomorrow, a group of 30 girls and myself are starting their 5 Day Slim Down. Included in the slim down are fresh fruits and clean healthy foods along with doing two-a-day workouts. Not thrilled about working out early in the morning, but it’s only for 5 days. Plus I’ve read the results are amazing and worth it!

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Their new workout dvds include 9 workouts, HIIT classes, and an amazing early morning routine to help get you awake. I haven’t tried it yet, but I will be starting it next week. I’ll be following their nutrition plan as well and will be following up with a review, so stay tuned! Now, just because I am mixing this into my lifestyle, does not mean I am giving up on BeachBody. I just enjoy trying new things and mixing in new workout routines since I’m from such a small town, I don’t have the luxury of taking new fitness classes.

Speaking of BeachBody, did you hear the latest news? Shakeology has FINALLY released a new flavor: vanilla. I ordered a 24 sample pack last week and will be giving out free samples to those who are interested. I also have the vegan flavors still available.

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If you are interested in ordering, go to: www.myshakeology.com/BKEllis (if the link does not work, copy & paste it into your url bar). Also, there is FREE SHIPPING UNTIL JULY 7TH!

That’s right, free shipping! So you don’t need to get on the Home Delivery to get the free shipping. But hurry, limited time only! I’ve heard nothing but amazing reviews on the taste. I’m so excited to finally try it! Please comment below if you are interested in learning more!

Onto more catching up…

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Friday, Nate took me out for dinner at the Cracker Barrel before we did some shopping. This just happens to be our place to go for date nights. After dinner, we went to Barnes & Noble and read some books for about an hour. I bought the Kardashian Konfidential since I still haven’t read it yet. After that, we went to Walmart where I had to get a few things for our trip Saturday, which leads me to…

Beach Trip!

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So remember at the top when I said I was extremely burnt? Well, this would be why! Stacy, Lexis, Colby, and myself decided to take a day trip to the beach yesterday. We went to Delaware at one of the smaller beaches that included a shower house.

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The beach was gorgeous, the weather was amazing, and not a cloud in sight. I doused myself in tanning oils and got my tan on. We swam for at least 3 hours in the ocean… it was absolutely beautiful.

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Until I fell asleep reading and got severely burnt. We all got burnt, so the car ride home was a little miserable. But after we were finished laying out, we went to Ocean City and hit up the board walk. I got my traditional beach blanket! I love the hemp blankets, they’re perfect to keep in your car or for a beach blanket. We got some boardwalk food and did a little shopping before we decided to venture home. Which leads me to right now… burnt, typing this post on my couch with the fan on me full blast. But, to end with good news, I thought I would share the results of our latest fitness group challenge Battle 4 Bikini.

Our challenge group was a HUGE success. The girls had a blast with it while we all learned & motivated each other daily. It was by far the best group we have had yet. There were 5 coaches helping the girls out daily with a cash prize of $200! One of my participants, Lexie, won the challenge by having the most amount of points. It has helped her gain some amazing results – she’s also getting married soon. So I know the money will definitely help her out! I’m really proud of her and everyone who participated. Congrats!

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I was also blown away with my other participant’s results. Natalie has really transformed her body with just 45 days! She’s been drinking Shakeology, running, and doing the 10 Minute Trainer! She looks absolutely amazing and loved her results so much, that she decided to become a coach under me. I’m really proud of her and I know she will be amazing! Please check out my site at www.beachbodycoach.com/BKEllis if you are interested in any of the fitness programs – or if you would like to become a coach yourself. Just click on the banner on the right side!

When one door closes, another one opens…

End The Trend!

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While one challenge group has ended, another one will be starting up! If you’ve read my previous post, you know about this challenge. For those who haven’t, here you go! This group will have 7 top coaches motivating you, pushing you, and inspiring you to do more with your fitness and health. But it’s a lot different than our past groups, because we are working towards actually making you healthy aside from eating clean and just working out. Health goes way beyond that, we will teach you what it means to be healthy and how to enjoy yourself while doing it. It’s never too late to educate yourself and to learn new things!

  • 7 coaches
  • Videos for you to connect with us
  • Points document to follow
  • Daily motivation
  • Healthy recipes
  • Building new friendships
  • Grand prizes of $350
  • Much more…

The only down side – spots are limited. I have one more spot open for someone who is willing to post daily, participate, and get healthy! It’s a private facebook group – so members only will see your posts! All you have to do is spend a few minutes a day posting into this group… that’s it!

To be qualified to enter, all you have to do is order Shakeology or a fitness program from me. Boom, you’re entered! Summer is hard time for people to stay fit & healthy, that’s why we are making this group to push you through the second half of summer. Please message me, comment here, email, whatever you have to do to get a hold of me to learn more. I will work with you to get you entered! Please don’t hesitate and do something about it!

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This is something my coach has said to me… it helps push me & motivate me. Isn’t this what you want to hear in your life and not listen to the negatives? You will not regret participating in these challenge groups – I promise you that!

For now, I am off to the grocery store with my boyfriend to buy some groceries to get started on my 5 day slim down tomorrow. I can’t wait to post the results and my personal review on the program.

If you are a Tone It Up member and would enjoy participating, use the #summer5DSD hashtag on IG or Twitter!

Until next time…

xo Brittny

Weekend Recap + Weekly Workout Schedule

Weekend Recap!

As usual, horrible PA weather strikes again! Why do I allow it to affect me so bad? It makes me lose motivation to write or do things I enjoy doing. Spring happened last week, yeah right! We just got hit by another huge snow storm that will continue on until late tonight. Bummer. I am ready to put on my Nikes and hit the trails for some running!

With that being said, yes I have been slacking on here again. Hopefully once this crappy weather ends I’ll get back into writing mode. But big things have happened for me! For starters, last week I have signed up to do Weight Watchers. They had a promo going on where if you signed up before Saturday, you got waived from the sign-up fee. A few of my girls in my fitness group have signed up and mentioned it to me. My sister and niece are also following the plan so I thought, why not? You pay $56 and get a membership for 3 months. After the 3 months if you enjoy the program it then becomes about $18 a month.

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This isn’t bad if you ask me, that’s normally one meal out I usually spend. So after one week I weighed in and lost 2 lbs. Here’s the brilliant part, I went to the movies and had some popcorn, went to dinner afterwards, and enjoyed eating the foods I love eating. Of course I made some healthy meals as well, but knowing I can eat anything I want and just plug in the points and making sure I don’t go over my point limit seems simple and easy to me! And hey, it’s working! I can’t wait to give a monthly review on this. Plus it’s great that I have two people in my house following the same program. More motivation!

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That Saturday morning I woke up and got a great workout in… plus some serious stretching! After my workout, I got a shower and started getting ready. Train, Debbie, Kristen, Ronnette, Stacy, Lexis, Haily, Lisa, and I went to go see Safe Haven. I thought it was amazing. I love all of Nicholas Spark’s movies & books and this can definitely be added to my top favorite movies. After the movie, we went to the Cracker Barrel for some dinner. We ate dinner and talked for a few hours. It was so nice catching up with everyone.

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The rest of the weekend was laid back. Nate came over Sunday night and we watched the walking dead before falling asleep. Typical Sunday! Tuesday came and one of my best friends, Kayla, asked me to meet her for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. Of course I couldn’t refuse!

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We had some serious catching up to do and I’m glad I got to see her. Our lives are constantly busy so we don’t always get to talk or hangout. I was proud of myself at dinner; normally I eat a million chips with a huge meal. This time, I didn’t! I had vegetable fajitas, which were amazing. I didn’t even miss the meat. Much healthier and less points for this gal! I went home feeling pretty satisfied with myself. The week flew by pretty fast and before I knew it, Friday was here!

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After work on Friday, I went to Kohl’s for some shopping. They were having a great sale and of course, I had to go. I’d be crazy not to, right? I got 4 new shirts from Lauren Conrad’s line LC. I saved $85! That makes me super happy. I also got some of her jewelry because she happens to have the cutest jewelry ever. I got a set of own earrings, camera earrings, and an owl necklace. I’m sort of falling in love with the whole owl fashion. The shirts are perfect for spring (if it ever actually shows up here).

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After I did my shopping, my friend Gus texted me with some fun plans. Loren, Garner, Gus, and myself had a Call of Duty split screen tournament. Yes I know, total geek! It’s one of the many things we love doing together, plus it’s tradition to have it quarterly. Clearly, I was the winner despite their opinions. After that, we put in some Mortal Kombat and battled it out. It was so much fun and so funny. We must have played video games for 6 hours straight. It was the latest I’ve been awake in such a long time! I came home around 4 and passed out. Well worth it!

Saturday I decided to have a “me” day, since I haven’t had one in sooo long! I binged on some sweet potato garlic fries and decided to rewatch season 2 of Game of Thrones since season 3 starts this Sunday – which I’m super pumped about! I definitely needed that relaxation day. Sunday I finished up the season and helped my sister make our usual Sunday meal. Pasta, garlic bread, and chicken.

PicMonkey CollageI’ve been eating a lot of the Morningstar replacement meats. So far I’ve had their chicken patties, veggie bacon, and burgers. I’m so impressed with how these taste like the real thing, except healthier! I can’t tell the difference, they taste that good.

Giving up red meats is pretty simple. Now chicken, that’s a different story. I will eventually be giving that up here shortly and replacing it with soy chicken replacements. The whole meal was 17 points, so thankfully I had a healthy breakfast and used my cheat points for this. Totally worth it! Nate came over later and we kind of hung out until the walking dead started.

Tomorrow at lunch I’ll be writing my ChaLean Extreme Month 2 review post. I can’t wait to share my results! This week I am starting the last phase, Lean. I’m excited to switch up my workouts. I have a lot of other posts I need to get started as well, so hopefully I can get those wrote up before March ends! Just in time for Easter!

Weekly Workout Schedule

Monday – Rest Day

Tuesday – CLX Lean Circuit 1

Wednesday – P90X Cardio + TurboFire Abs 10

Thursday – CLX Lean Circuit 2

Friday – BBL Cardio Axe + RevAbs Fat Burning Abs

Saturday –CLX Lean Circuit 3

Sunday – Rest Day

I’m also going to be posting some helpful tips to stay healthy this Easter! Have any you’d like to share? Comment here or message me!

xo Brittny