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Insanity MAX:30 Week 1 Review

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I just completed the first week of Insanity: MAX 30, and all I can say is I can not wait until day 60. That's not because I want it to be over, it's because I can't wait for the results. 4 Days into the first week I could already feel and see changes in my body. 

I absolutely LOVE the way this program is laid out. For someone who is competitive, it is perfect. Each day I find myself pushing harder to beat my time from the day before. I love the whole max out concept because it keeps me pushing toward something daily.

Planning my meals for the program has been pretty easy. The meal plan is very similar to the 21 Day fix that I had been following, and the recipes that came in the nutrition guide were great additions to my usual recipes, plus I love all the food options.  I plan on following this program exactly how it is laid out for me so that I can get sick results.

As for the workouts, they weren't easy, but I found myself looking forward to them every day. They go by RE…

3 Day Refresh: Coconut Steamed Veggies

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This is super quick and easy to make, and is perfect for a healthy side dish. 
Ingredients (makes 1 serving) 1/2 cup water1/2 cup chopped broccoli or green beans 1/2 cup sliced fresh carrot 1/2 cup chopped fresh cauliflower 1/2 tsp. coconut oil 1/4 tsp. sea salt
Directions
Add water to medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Add broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower to saucepan; cover and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until tender-crisp. To serve, place vegetables in serving bowl. Add coconut oil and salt; toss gently to coat.

Day 1 of the 3 Day Refresh

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Today was day 1 of the 3 Day Refresh. This is my third time doing this cleanse, and I will admit that each time it gets easier.
I started the morning with a vegan shakeology blended with water and half of a frozen banana. I absolutely love that shakeology is a part of this cleanse because it is my go to every morning. I am sure that it would be more difficult if I was not allowed to have it! I usually have coffee in my shakeology, so that is a switch, but I have had no caffeine withdrawals which is good!


About an hour after breakfast comes my least favorite part of the cleanse...the fiber sweep. Although the fiber sweep doesn't taste bad, I am not a fan of the consistency. It reminds me of drinking apple sauce. I find that blending it with some ice helps to get it down easier. 


At least an hour after the fiber sweep comes lunch time! It may not look like much, but it was very filling. Today I chose a cup of sliced cucumber, 2 tablespoons of hummus, and a vanilla protein shake with fr…

How to Workout AND Watch Xmas Movies at the Same time.

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The number one way to stay on track with your workouts this holiday season is to schedule them in and NOT miss them, BUT if you do happen to miss a workout here and there, I have the perfect solution! 
Do you love Christmas movies? How about multi-tasking? This season enjoy your family, the movies, and get active when watching the classics by turning it into a game! Not sure what I mean? Next time you watch one of these classic holiday movies try this out:
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

Anytime something goes wrong during the movie get up and do 10 push ups. 

Elf


Any time the word elf is used do 10 jumping jacks.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Anytime the word 'Who' is used drop and do 5 burpees.
Home Alone 


Anytime someone in the movie gets hurt, do 10 squats. 
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer 

Anytime a reindeer flies, do 10 sit ups. 

If you aren't into watching Christmas movies, here are some other ideas to keep you on track.
- Take the stairs and wear a heart rate monitor when s…