Sunday, December 16, 2012

Time to get Back on Track

Well last week was not the greatest weeks I have had since changing my life and becoming healthier, more fit, and happier.  I do not know what hit me but Monday something hit me hard and I was down for the count most of Monday and Tuesday.  Wednesday I was feeling better and by Saturday I would say I was back to normal.  Thank goodness! More importantly whatever I had I pray my husband and children do not get.  I have been staying up way later than I probably should so my mom and husband thought I was just exhausted and it caught up with me.  As long as no one else gets sick I don't care what I had but I am trying to make a conscious effort to get to bed earlier than I had been.


With that being said I am going to write about my Brazil Butt Lift/TurboFire hybrid week in review tomorrow night.  I have however made the decision that I am going to finish out my last two weeks of the month doing Brazil Butt Lift.  I will keep you posted on my thoughts and share my progress before I start Les Mills Combat in January.

Here is the Brazil Butt Lift schedule for the week:
Monday - Sculpt
Tuesday - Cardio Axe and Bum Bum
Wednesday -  Sculpt
Thursday - Bum Bum and High & Tight
Friday - Sculpt
Saturday - Bum Bum and Tummy Tuck
Sunday - Rest Day,  most likely Pilates or a Hiit workout from TurboFire





Tonight I am going to leave you with my weekly meal plan (which is a kind of crooked image tonight):


Stay healthy and fit my friends!!!!
~Alyson

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Coconut Paradise Shakeology Shake

Okay so now you know I love the flavor Tropical Strawberry Shakeology but what I did not know is that a simple recipe could take me back to a time when is so special to me - my honeymoon!! I did not have a digital camera back in 2004 when we went to Aruba but if I did you would see photos of me laying on my raft in the calm, blue, beautiful ocean waters sipping my Hurricane!  Along side of me was usually my husband sipping his drink of choice.  Ahh, life seemed so simple then and now Thanks to Shakeology I can have a few moments where I can relive those memories in my head!!! (Shh, don't tell anyone about my new me time!!)  

This recipe I found on one of the 30 day calendars that arrived with my monthly Shakeology shipment.  I do not always look at the calendars but this week I was looking for new Shakeology recipes.  This by far is my new go to...

Coconut Paradise


1 scoop Vegan Tropical Strawberry Shakeology
1 cup skim milk
1 teaspoon coconut extract
ice
Blend


Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy...I know I will!!!!  


See eating healthier is just so easy especially when you are given this delightful treat which is also the Healthiest Meal of the day!  Seriously you cannot go wrong with Shakeology!  Why not try it now?  Why wait? What are you waiting for anyway?  Shakeology has a 30 day money back guarantee. Try it and if you don't like it you can ship it back and get reimbursed what you paid for it.  Why you would not like I will never understand because there are so many recipes for shakeology there has to be at least one out there with your name on it.  I am pretty sure you will find more than just one though.  

I save money on my monthly grocery budget by drinking shakeology.  Seriously it is a win-win situation for me! I am healthier, lost a ton of weight and inches, save money overall, tastes amazing, and the list of benefits goes on and on....ask my husband I am talking about Shakeology and how it helped changed my life ALL the time.  



If you are interested in finding out how Shakeology can fit into your life, CONTACT ME!!!!  Like I said why wait...do it NOW!!!!!



xoxo,
Alyson

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Orange Sunshine Tropical Strawberry Shakeology Shake

Well for those that know my shakeology flavor preference it has always been Greenberry.  Unlike the rest of the world who loves Chocolate Shakeology.  It is not that I don't like Chocolate it is that I like Greenberry better.  Then came along a new flavor - Vegan Tropical Strawberry Shakeology!  Ahh, heaven has arrived to your taste buds.  I love this new flavor so much for months I switched to just Strawberry!!!! This week I decided to try a few new recipes and this was one of them....

Orange Sunshine

1 scoop strawberry shakeology
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water
Shake/Blend
Enjoy!!!!

I always love shake that I can SHAKE rather than blend because then I know it is even quicker for on the go!  Yes, Blending does not take long but sometimes when I am out and about or away I don't have my single serve blender with me.  I need to figure out a way to get it to work with a car adapter, is that possible?   Anyway, this shake is great either way whether you blend it or shake it up!! I also love my new Shakeology Shaker cup!!!!


Interested in learning more about Shakeology and how it can help you stay on track with eating, lose weight, and so much more?  CONTACT ME or go to my website myshakeology.com/alysonh.  

~Alyson

Monday, December 10, 2012

Berry Maple Cream Shakeology

Alright, I usually share all my favorite recipes and this one is a good one too it is just not on my favorite list.
I wanted to try some new shakeology recipes and this one sounded good so I tried it.  Like I said it is good it was just a little on the thick side for me this time.  Next time, I will try adding more liquid to make it less thick.  Either way, I would suggest trying it if you like the ingredients that it contains.


Berry Maple Cream
1 scoop Greenberry Shakeology
1 cup water
1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1/2 cup strawberries
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
Blend and Enjoy!!!!


I look forward to my Shakeology every day!! Sometimes I will have more than one shake in a day.  I try not to do that and instead eat food but sometimes when I am on the go I would rather have a second shake than stop somewhere to eat.  As you know Shakeology is the healthiest meal of the day, so two won't hurt!!!!  Here are some of the benefits of  Shakeology....


If you need help getting started eating healthier or want to start exercising and living a healthier lifestyle please CONTACT ME.  Together we can figure out a plan that would work best for you!  I had no idea where to start and luckily I found someone to help me, now I want to help YOU!!!!


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Brazil Butt Lift and TurboFire Hybrid Week 2 Review



Here is my Week 2 in Review of my current workout.  I am in my second full week of a Brazil Butt Lift and TurboFire Hybrid.  I really  need to start keeping a daily log of how I like the workout because by the end of the week I kind of forget.  So bare with me as I rack my brain and remember.  

Monday - Fire 45 & Stretch 10
These long TurboFire days are killing me!  I am not complaining because when I am finished I am so happy and proud of myself for sticking it out!  The workouts are great just really long and unfortunately are not fitting into my schedule all that great.  I was dripping in sweat after I was done and I felt energized!!!!

Tuesday - Bum Bum
Love this workout! I love Brazil Butt Lift! I was looking forward to it all last night! It is fun, energizing, great music, and awesome workout!  Everytime I see or hear the name of the program - Brazil Butt Lift I really wish they would have added something else into the name so people know you work more than your butt.  

Wednesday - Hiit 15 & Stretch 10
Ahh, now this is my kind of workout!  If all the TurboFire workouts were as intense AND short like Hiit 15 was I would be in Exercise Heaven!  As I told you last week I love stretching, so I enjoyed Stretch 10 again just the same!!

Thursday - High & Tight and Secret Weapon
Okay, so these two workouts combined make for a long amount of time for me to be exercising.  I have to say, I still love them!! My legs feel like jelly after I am done these two workouts.  Today I had to take a break in between the two workouts because my legs, butt, and stomach were on FIRE!! High and tight is right up there as one of my favorite workouts!! Secret Weapon makes the burn even more intense.  These two workouts combined are sure to produce incredible results! 

Friday - Fire 55EZ
Well I gotta say I like 55 EZ better than 45EZ.  I like the choreography and the actual exercises better.  Honestly thinking about it though, I probably liked it better because I could follow along better.  The choreography was much easier I think than 45EZ.  Although this again was a longer than normal workout for me, I loved the intense feeling of a total body workout.  I did wake up 15 minutes earlier to make sure I got the workout in though...this still weighs on my mind.

Saturday - BBL Sculpt
So I was not prepared for Sculpt today!  I did not have my bands ready to use and so I just used weights and for some of the exercise I used nothing.  Next time I do this workout for sure I will try using the bands for the added resistance.  Some exercises I was okay with using weights and others it was just too awkward.  Come to think of it, I will have both the band and my weights available.  
I really enjoyed this workout as I have missed weight training very much.  It was not all that intense so I think someone just beginning with weights would have no problem at all following along.  

Sunday - Rest Day
I usually do something light on my rest days but today I did not do an exercise program. I took the rest and apparently my body needed it!  

Well that is my week in review, if you have any comments or questions please feel free to post below or Email ME.  



My next week's schedule will be:
Monday - Bum Bum & Tummy Tuck
Tuesday - Hiit 20
Wednesday - High & Tight and Leandro's Secret Weapon
Thursday - Stretch 40 & Core 20
Friday - Fire 45EZ
Saturday - Hiit15 & Sculpt 30
Sunday - Rest Day...Pilates

and here is my meal plan for the week:



I love my new lifestyle...well I guess it is not so new anymore but I like to keep changing things up so I don't get bored.  I love exercising and I love eating healthy!  I wish I would have learned sooner how simple these two things could be incorporated into my life.  I will continue to work harder to make sure it stays in my life, my family's life, and hopefully I can help others too!  Where are you at in your life when it comes to health and fitness?  Is it time for you to start making changes too?  CONTACT ME and I can share with you all that I learned and help you too!!!!  


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Orange Sunrise Shakeology

All of these recipes I post of course are my favorites and that is why I have them in my meal plan all the time.  I will start to venture out and try new recipes here and there so be on the lookout for more to come!!!!

Today I want to share with you a Greenberry Shakeology Recipe...

Orange Sunrise

Ingredients & Directions...yep all in one!!
1 scoop Greenberry Shakeology
1 cup water
1 cup orange juice
Blend or shake

Feel free to add ice is desired.  
Honestly I like this just shaking it, I don't need to blend.  
Simple and good!!!!

Hope you enjoy as much as I do!! 

If you want to learn more healthy eating recipes and/or learn about Shakeology please CONTACT ME!!!! I have been given a gift, a knowledge of how to eat healthier and live a more fit and fulfilling life.  I want to share what I know with everyone!!!!

Look forward to chatting with you soon!
~Alyson

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Orange-Vanilla

Ahh, I think I found my new favorite Greenberry Shakeology recipe...

ORANGE-VANILLA!!!!

This shake was sooo darn good I wanted to make another!! 
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Orange-Vanilla Shakeology
1 scoop Greenberry Shakeology
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

Want to learn more about the healthiest meal of the day Shakeology, 
click HERE!!!!

Need tips on finding the right workout program for you, eating healthier, or just need some accountability - message me!!!!

~Alyson
beachbodycoach.com/alysonh

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Strawberry Nutter

Another new favorite Greenberry Shakeology Recipe


STRAWBERRY NUTTER




1 scoop Greenberry Shakeology

1 cup almond milk
1 cup strawberries
Ice
Blend and yum!

Have no idea what Shakeology is?  Well simply put it is my healthiest meal of the day!!! Click HERE for more information about Shakeology. 

~Alyson
alysonhorcher@gmail.com


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Brazil Butt Lift and TurboFire Hybrid - Week 1 Review

Well I am very proud to say I completed the Hybrid schedule this week.  Some days it was not easy getting in some longer workouts but thankfully I was able to finish!  My dear two young children sometimes wake up earlier than normal in the morning and when that happens well it throws me off a bit.  I enjoy my quiet mornings working out with very few lights on, the only sound is the TV, and I get my "Prozac" for the day.  I never thought working out would affect my mood as much as it does.  When I don't workout I can totally tell a difference in how I act, react, and feel.  Ugh, I guess the next time my alarm goes off I shouldn't hit Snooze right?!?!



So here is my first week of the Brazil Butt Lift and TurboFire Hybrid...


Monday - Bum Bum and Tummy Tuck
I love the Bum Bum workout.  It is a great workout and wow my butt and quads are killing me the next day.  Tummy Tuck put a hurting on my abdominal muscles.  Ab workouts are usually killer but that is the area I want to improve the most.     

Tuesday -  Fire 45EZ and Abs 10 (if I can find it)
I only did Fire 45EZ on this day.  I did not order the extra DVDs with my TurboFire set so I do not have the Abs 10 workout.  Fire 45EZ was my least favorite workout for the week.  The choreography was a little harder to follow. I did the New to Class version the previous week so this week I wanted to try the regular version.  Eh, it was okay.  The workout was good, the energy was good, but I just wasn't feeling it like some of the other programs.  I was kind of looking forward to my time being over.  

Wednesday - High & Tight and Leandro's Secret
I am loving Brazil Butt Lift!! Not saying I don't like TurboFire it is just that BBL seems to go by so much faster.  I am sure the reason why is b/c they are shorter workouts.  High & Tight incorporated the yellow resistance band that was sent with the program.  Oh those bands look like they would not do too much but Oh My.   A lot of the moves with the bands during the floor workout I had to modify.  Always room for improvement right?  Leandro's Secret left my legs feeling like Jelly!  I was pushing myself at the end to finish strong because my legs were soooo tired!!!!  This was also a great workout.  

Thursday - Fire 55EZ (this is a long one, I am going to try to finish it before my kids wake up - may have to wake up earlier to fit this one in)
I did wake up earlier, 4:45AM to be sure I was able to fit this complete workout in.  It was hard when that alarm went off but I am so glad I got up and completed it b/c I love this workout!  It was fun, the time flew by, and the choreography on this one was not as hard to follow.  

Friday - BBL Sculpt and Stretch 10
BBL Sculpt incorporated weights which I like.  The last two programs I did had a ton of weight training and I miss that part of my workouts.  Today I was happy to get those dumbbells out again!  I did Stretch 10 today too.  It was suppose to be done on the previous day but I knew I would not have the extra time to get it done. I liked Stretch 10 a lot.  I love stretching and always look forward to it.  

Saturday - Stretch 40 and Core 20
Stretch 40 was a longer version of stretching today.  Again, I like these types of workouts.  I love the feeling of stretching and I love improving my flexibility.  This workout was also done without shoes and/or socks. I am not a big fan of wearing shoes so this was a pleasant surprise as well (ya know, it's the little things in life that make us happy).  Core 20 I have a lot of work to do in order to improve.  Apparently my abs are a lot weaker than I thought they were.  Serious ab workout!!



Sunday - Rest Day!!! (most likely will do a little Pilates)
I did do Pilates and although the previous two days incorporated stretching and abs I love Pilates workouts.  I do a 20-30 minute workout and it works everything that I need.  I don't get the rush of energy like I do with BBL and Turbo but it is still a nice way to start my day.  This is my SERIOUS ME TIME!!



So that is my week in review! I am on the fence whether or not I should continue with the Hybrid of just follow the Brazil Butt Lift schedule.  I seem to be able to fit those workouts in and I struggle fitting in the Turbo workouts because they are longer.  All I know is this week I am sticking to it...so be sure to check back next Sunday for my week in review!!

What workout are you doing? Share with me!  Not doing a workout right now but want to?  Message me - alysonhorcher@gmail.com