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.

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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.

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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

 

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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

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