Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BeFit90 Day Challenge

I just completed the Befit 90 Day challenge! 
         This challenge was probably one of the best challenges I have done, ever. It consisted FREE YouTube video playlist, one for every day, for 90 days. Each video playlist consisted of 4 videos; a warm up (5 min), 2 workouts (10 min each) and a cool down/stretch (10 min). 
         Each month consists of about 4 or 5 different workouts and 2 different cool down/stretches. The first month starts you out with great strength and cardio workouts, including MMA and yoga. Month 2 begins more cardio advanced yoga and MMA. The third month gets even crazier. 
         The third month is all plyos! Which is amazing. That is when all the magic happened.
        The Befit90 Challenged really pushed me. Usually I struggle with finding a video that truly pushes me past my wall and wants me to meet a goal. The Befit trainers are awesome encouraging and fun to watch. They are true people and you can actually tell they are working, which I find very entertaining. Sometimes they even fall!! *giggle*. 
        The Befit90 Program allows you two rest days a week in which a training tip is included on those rest days. Tips include water choices, when to exercise and how to exercise help you stay motivated and keep you going towards your goal. 

By making sure I was eating better and keeping on track with this workout I really began to see and feel the results. I'll admit I didn't eat as well as I had hoped. But I began drinking smoothies in the morning with some spinach or kale for added greens in my diet, eating carrots and celery for snacks and adding in more healthy proteins. By doing so I helped my body reach milestones. May not have been major milestones but you gotta celebrate ever little step you take when working towards weight loss and toning. 

I totally forgot to measure at the beginning of this workout but I did some pictures and to me a picture is worth a thousand words. 

Beginning of challenge: 178 lb                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                End of challenge: 168 lb

I definitely feel a major major difference in my strength and body. You may not be able to tell from my pictures but I know I have changed. There is less muffin top, less gut and no creases. I am finally beginning to love my body more than ever. My pants are even loosening up! I love it. 

If you have any questions about Befit please feel free to comment below or follow me on facebook or twitter to ask questions! 

Next challenge! Nike Training Club (NTC). 

Remember, love your body and stay motivated through the bloating and the groaning! Make every min count! 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Update/Late Mothers Day Post

Oh My goodness its been a while. 
Surprisingly I have been able to keep up my hard work while maintaining a busy busy schedule that includes, school, work and football. I think I even went on vacation since the last time I posted! 

On my vacation I was able to keep my motivation going and working out because of my Amazing Mother. My mom moved to Arizona around the same time I moved to the Tri-Cities. So we've been apart for about a year. In that year my mom has been able to achieve her goal of running 10 miles almost every day. She is hoping to run a half marathon here sometime this summer. Not only is she reaching health goals but she is very close to graduating with her doctorate degree in education. I am so proud of her! She is my true inspiration to keep on going no matter what it is. On our trip we were still able to work out almost every day. Including, climbing this lovely rock in the picture to the right. She taught me some great things about staying motivated and calm. I often find myself worrying if I can't get a work out in or if I can't get my work done. She helped me understand how to control it and to be calm. She also taught me some healthy eating tips, like smoothie ideas and dinner replacements. I will be sharing those with you as we go. 
Thanks mom for EVERYTHING you have EVER done for me my WHOLE life. I LOVE YOU! 

If you wanna see and read abut my adventures in Arizona please see my photography blog at andreabphoto.blogspot.com

Since I've been gone I have reached level three of my 90 day BeFit challenge! This last month is full of Dynamic growth and Plyo-metric workouts. This Befit challenge is amazing! I would seriously recommend it! I feel great and definitely feel more toned and healthy! The trainer tips on your rest days are truly helpful as well. So if you do it, make sure to watch them! Just in this last month so far I've lost 3 pounds! 
Which puts me at 168 lb. I have officially lost 10 pounds since I began working out every day. 

Next workout challenge will be the Nike trainer workouts! 

Here is a little daily Motivation for you
I love and adore anything Dr. Seuss. I grew up on him, thanks to my beautiful mother. This morning when doing my daily motivational quote I found this one. I love the rhyme but also love the message.