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The Powerhouse Couple: Transformation of the 21 Day Fix

The Powerhouse Couple: Transformation of the 21 Day Fix

Couples who workout together, stay together.. makes sense, right? Ehh, either way two of my very close friends decided to buckle down and take on the 21 Day Fix workout!

In case you are a little lost as to what exactly the 21 Day Fix is, let me fill you in! This AMAZING program was launched by Beachbody in February 2014, and when I say this program was flying off the shelves, that is a understatement! I don’t think it even hit the shelves before it was on a truck and in a challenger’s eager hands. When you put exercise and portion control into one condensed time period, and specific color coded containers, HELLO!!!! no one can mess that up!

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Before I get to some awesome results, let me tell you what all you get with the 21 Day Fix!

  • Your first 30-day supply of Shakeology®—the superfood shake that helps give you energy, reduce cravings, and accelerate your fitness results—delivered on Home Direct, our monthly autoship program.*
  • A FREE 30-day trial membership in the Team Beachbody® Club, where you’ll find all the support you’ll need to complete your Challenge.**
  • Plus FREE standard shipping on today’s order, then Super Discount shipping (and SAVE OVER $12) every month after!
  • 6 easy-to-follow workouts
  • 7 color coded containers
  • 21 Day Fix Eating Plan
  • 3 Day Quick Fix
  • Bonus DVD
  • 24/7 online support
  • ME as your FREE coach!!

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Yeah, that’s A LOT of stuff right!? I want to set you up for success, if you are happy then I am happy! I run challenge groups to ensure that you will see the best results possible, and to put you in a positive and motivating setting.

This couple participated in my February Challenge Group, and ROCKED IT! First up I will show off this guy:

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On the left we see the Day 1: Before pictures and on the right we see Day 21: After pictures

Final Measurements:

Chest: -.25
R arm: same
L arm: same
Waist: -3
Hips: -2.5
R thigh: +.5
L thigh: +1
Weight: -11

jake frontOf course we need to see how his other half did as well! She also dominated this program! She said,

“It really helped me in realizing portion sizes as well as the different kinds of foods I could eat. I loved trying to find new recipes to make for dinner and the different shakes I could make.”

christine sideAgain we have the Day 1 before pictures on the LEFT, and Day 21 after pictures on the RIGHT!

Final Measurements:

Chest: – .5 in
R Arm: same
L arm: + .25 in
Waist: -3 in
Hips: -2.25 in
R thigh: same
L thigh: same
Weight: – 5.8 lbs

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You can see results like this too, and I will help you every step of the way, or I can just get you started! No matter what level you are on, don’t be ashamed to want something MORE! Email me to talk more about it!

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Why short people SHOULD workout at home!

Why short people SHOULD workout at home!

Where are all my fellow shorties at!?

The definition of short might be different to different people. I know people close to 5 inches taller than me that think THEY are short! I am a college student just under 5 feet tall. Yup that’s right, I haven’t reached the 5 foot mark yet 😡 (…they say you can have your last growth spurt at 25ish right…. well I guess there is still a small dose of hope left for me!)

Aside from that fact that I may or may not grow anymore in my lifetime is beyond the point I am trying to get at here! Let me get back to my main point, why short people SHOULD workout at home.

I have been into health and fitness my whole life, I may not have been the ALL STAR on the team, but I was physically active basically from kindergarten; as soon as I could sign up for AYSO soccer. As I got older, as I’m sure many of you noticed, you get more opportunities to become a better athlete. Do you know where I am going with this? YES. EXERCISE! Hitting the gym and getting in rep after rep, increasing your weights, and developing that STRENGTH that we all know and love.

In high school I never really noticed that the gym wasn’t FIT for me, as many of your shorties out there might not have noticed yet either. I used mostly free weights and the treadmill, it is kind of hard to mess that up! People of all ages and sizes can lay on a bench and knock out a few sets of a dumbbell bench press, or run miles upon miles on the treadmill.

Then I got to college, FREEDOM, right? Well my college journey is a whole other story, so I’ll just stick to the fitness side of things for your sake 🙂 Don’t get me wrong, college and university gyms, rec centers (whatever you want to call them) are Ahhhh-MAZing! They have rows and rows of treadmills, a weight machines that SEEM to be so awesome and replace the use of free weights.

Okay, HOLD UP! Have the people that are my size used these machines!? Because if you have, I am sure you have noticed it’s a little awkward. No, I do not mean trying to up your weight and start making grunting nosies, or your face turns red and that HUGE vein in your forehead pops out… oh, am I one of the only people that has that? If you know what I am talking about then please laugh WITH me, because you know EXACTLY where I am coming from on that one!

Let’s talk about how the foot rests are SO FAR away from the seat, HELLO my legs are NOT that long!! I have to sit totally on one end or the other of the seat just to reach those babies all the way down there! It is a little hard to have proper posture/form when only my tippy toes are on the foot rest and my butt is clenched on the seat so I don’t fall off.. am I painting a realistic enough picture for you?!

So I don’t think I need to go machine by machine for you to get that these inventions are NOT made for “our kind”, they are made for the average and above sized person! Yes, they make the adjustable seats, but sometimes that just isn’t enough!! I need ALL parts just be adjustable, not just one or two.

So how are we supposed to lose weight, tone our awesome bods and get that peak performance style energy we crave for at the gym? Well, we can just WOKOUT AT HOME!!!

Say what!? How am I going to get that defined “V”, or sculpted shoulders from an at home DVD. Let me just tell you, not only CAN it happen, it HAS happened! I have completed many different Beachbody programs from the Ultimate Reset to Les Mills Combat, and many in between. Recently I just completed the newest program the 21 Day Fix, HELLO MUSCLES!! I will not go too far into detail and save that for a later post, but 7 pounds lost and my shoulder and back muscles are looking mighty fine if you ask me!

21 Day FixThe best part about the Beachbody programs, is the each one has a personal trainer and MORE THAN ONE DVD to do. If you get a “program” that comes with one DVD and maybe 2 different workouts on it, you are going to get BORED, and pretty fast if you are anything like me! I like variety, something new all the time! When a program comes with 6 or more DIFFERENT workouts, now that is what makes one happy girl!

Going to the gym you can of course get a trainer, but that means you have to workout in front of that trainer and all the other people there as well. This might not embarrass everyone, but imagine being that short person that you just CANNOT do the workout right because the equipments is not the proper size. Plus at home programs, usually use free weights or bands, because you don’t NEED anything else! A personal trainer at a gym is going to take advantage of using all that “oversized” equipment, and rightfully so! Too bad that stuff isn’t going to get us short people 100% of the results that it will for someone of an average size.

Don’t get me wrong, the gym can be a GREAT place to go and get into the ZONE, but if you aren’t getting 100% of the results, or the effectiveness of the equipment you are using, what’s the point!? Find something that you enjoy, and can FEEL the difference, I am telling you,  it will blow your mind how the machines that should fit everyone, really DON’T!!

I host challenge groups through Facebook EVERY MONTH to help keep you accountable and give you the motivation you need to reach those goals! Fill out an application to reserve your spot in my upcoming group! –> https://alyssaraeb.wufoo.com/forms/challenge-group-application/