Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Day 1 of The Cleanse Complete

Ok, so I started off my day with a Chocolate Shakeology shake at 8:30...very good! Now I normally add fruit or peanut butter or almond milk, however with the cleanse you can only add water. But the Shakeology was still good with just the water. I actually didn't get hungry at all because I definitely felt full until it was time for my next shake. I made a greenberry shake for my "snack," which was at 12:15pm. The greenberry is definitely a little hard to drink without adding the fruit and other fixins' that I normally do. So I definitely had to just chug that one lol. When I got home from work, I knew I had another shake to drink and I honestly was not in the least bit hungry. However, I had a chocolate one at 3:15pm and also ate a banana.

I knew I had a hard workout coming with TurboFire, so I am glad that I ate the banana. After working out I prepared my 2.5 cups of baby spinach salad with 4 ounces of grilled chicken breast. A little olive oil and vinegar and it was awesome! I had no problems at all!

After day one, I will say this...for Shakeology to only have 140 calories in it, it is amazing how filling it is. It has a thicker texture which probably helps with this. Plus with all the added ingredients: sprouted quinoa, flaxseed, and chia seed just to name a few is great for this purpose. I can definitely see why it can be a total meal replacement without even adding anything extra to it.

I didn't have any headaches, lightheadness or stomach problems. Everything is great. Now I will be ending my night with another 16 ounces of water and a cup of organic green tea :). Day 2...here I come! :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Reevaluating How You Think

If someone asked you, "Who are you?" how would you answer that question? If you had to write down a list of good things about yourself and a list of things that "need improvement," which list would be longer? I ask this because I know that over the past few years my list of "needs improvement" would have been a lot longer than it is today. Why? Because I never thought of changing the way I look at myself.

I want to address the importance of positive self-talk! I know it can seem hard at first to do, but it is so crucial in learning how to love yourself just a little more each day, while on your journey. You have to stop beating yourself up, calling yourself fat, dumb, lazy, a disappointment, a failure, a loser, unattractive, ugly, etc. The more and more you say these things to yourself and about yourself...the more you begin to truly believe that this is the person you are, thus leading you to display this to the world around you. And what does that really do? Make you feel worse about yourself...and isn't that a little counterproductive.

With that being said, it is simple really...tell yourself positive things! Pick out things you love about yourself. Tell yourself that you are beautiful everyday, embrace the wonderful things about yourself. Don't always look at your physical appearance as the only thing that can bring you happiness in life...because it shouldn't be. We as people are complex, we all have many layers and character attributes that are just as and more important than what we look like on the outside. Sometimes I just walk around and day, "Krystle you are pretty darn intelligent!" lol. As crazy as I may sound...it works to help me internalize the positive things about myself that I love and that I want other people to know about me.

You just have to understand that weight loss alone is not the cure-all for everything. You have to dig deep in yourself and allow yourself to bloom, to grow, to love and most importantly to show yourself and everyone around you that it is your complexities that make you truly beautiful!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

What Coaching Has Done For Me So Far

I am now approaching month 3 as an Independent Team BeachBody Coach! I am loving every minute of it! I have noticed that since becoming a coach and putting it out there for people to know, I have seen a huge increase in the amount of people reaching out for my assistance. It honestly makes my heart warm to know that someone can be comfortable enough to share their thoughts, fears, and goals with me. I feel like this is so important for me to do because I know the feeling of not having anyone there to understand what you are going through, what is going through your mind everyday, and how difficult it can really be to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. I have had in depth conversations with people that I would have never thought would contact me. I have also met some wonderful people that I am now coaching and their stories and excitement inspire me.

I have noticed that every coach has their own "thing." Some are about sales and commissions, and signing up new coaches immediately. And that is fine. However, I think my main priority is helping people achieve a higher level of self-esteem and self-worth, so that they are able to feel that confidence within themselves to reach their goals. I have a firm belief that if you don't believe in and love yourself, it will be extremely hard to not only set goals but also to achieve them because you are always going to have doubt in yourself. So I feel like that is something that I like assist with in going through this journey with each person I coach!

I am hoping that in this month of June, that I can really start putting Brockin Body Fitness out there for more people to receive. Because it is something that is truly coming from the heart and something I think anyone can benefit from.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

For A Minute

Well I will start off by saying that I was disappointed with myself in the month of April, and the last bit of March. I attribute it to losing my job and being quite pissed off about it, since it was unjust and discriminatory. So like the say, *An idle mine is a devil's workshop.". I didn't put 100% into my fitness. The scale definitely showed, and so did my mood. I think a lot of who I am is a person who naturally puts other's first. I did a lot of building my coaching clients and completely forgot about myself.

So I had to come to a happy medium. Take care of myself first and then dedicate time to get back to clients. It just has to be that way since in theory, I need to have myself together so that those that I am coaching see that it can be done, regardless of schedule. So this week I snapped out of it and got back to working out and eating right.

I wrote this to show that it happens to the best of us. We get so wrapped up in other things that we forget to take care of ourselves. The great thing is...I found a job, dedicated myself to no unhealthy snacks for the month of May and kicking butt with my workouts each day! Just for a minute my vision blurred and I forgot that I was in this for me, and I need to be successful in order to help other's be successful too.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Shakeology 3 Day Cleanse

I’ve been getting some questions on how to do the Shakeology 3 day cleanse so I figured it was about time that I put together a step by step guide on how exactly to do it. So first let’s go into a quick summary on what the heck the Shakeology 3 day cleanse is…

What Is The Shakeology 3 Day Cleanse?

The Shakeology 3 day cleanse as the name implies is a program that you follow for 3 days that is designed to rid your body of any toxins, chemicals, and junk. This allows your body to process nutrients more efficiently which will in turn increase your body’s ability to lose weight through exercise and healthy eating. So simply put, the goal of the Shakeology 3 day cleanse it to optimize your body’s performance. By the way if you don’t know anything about Shakeology, go to the following blog post to learn what this stuff can do for you- Shakeology.

The main goal for the Shakeology 3 day cleanse isn’t for you to lose weight, but typically many people do lose weight. I’ve heard of people getting some amazing results with it and the average weight loss is 3 to 5 pounds in only 3 days. If you are already an athlete and you eat a clean and healthy diet, then you are less likely to lose weight, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do the Shakeology 3 day cleanse.

Is The Shakeology 3 Day Cleanse Like Your Typical Cleanse Where You Eat Hardly Anything And Feel Like A Zombie?

No, the Shakeology 3 day cleanse isn’t like your typical cleanse. A typical cleanse is where you have VERY few calories and VERY few nutrients for a few days to a few weeks. The Shakeology 3 day cleanse is a calorie restricted regimen, but it’s a nutrient dense plan. It depends on how you follow the plan, but with the Shakeology 3 day cleanse you’ll be eating often and be taking in anywhere between 800 to 1,200 calories per day. It’s advised that you take in more calories than that if you need too. So unlike most traditional cleanses you won’t be walking around your office all day feeling like a zombie for weeks. Now Let’s go into the “why.” Why exactly do people do the Shakeology 3 day cleanse?

Why & When To Do The Shakeology 3 Day Cleanse?

People do cleanses for a number of reasons, but the most popular reasons are to lose weight, and/or  to “cleanse” your body of toxins and junk. I’ve heard of people doing the Shakeology 3 day cleanse after they get home from a vacation where they’ve been eating lots of junk and drinking lots of alcohol, I’ve heard of brides doing it before their wedding so they can get rid of as much excess weight as possible before their big day, and I’ve heard of people doing it before they start their fitness journey.

So the why and when vary from person to person, but the the one fact that remains is that if you’re going to do the Shakeology 3 day cleanse and you want to see results, you MUST stick with it and follow the regimen exactly as it’s laid out.

What Do You Need For The Shakeology 3 Day Cleanse?

Here’s your shopping list so that you can get started with the Shakeology 3 day cleanse. This is exactly what you need and as I’ve mentioned before, I highly advise that you get everything and follow the program to a T.

1. Bag Of Shakeology. You’ll need to go ahead and get yourself a bag of Shakeology by clicking here. This will be a 30 day bag. If you are serious about losing weight or just being fit and healthy then I highly recommend that you not only use Shakeology during the Shakeology 3 day cleanse, but that you also make it a part of your daily eating habits. My wife and I use Shakeology daily and it has had a major impact on our lives. Also, I recommend that when you order your Shakeology that you get it on the Home Direct aka Auto Ship plan. You will get free shipping and be saving a ton of money by doing that and you’ll also get free stuff.

2. Green Tea. You can buy individual bags of green tea at just about any grocery store. I recommend getting the natural and organic green tea tea bags. You’ll need at least 6 tea bags.

3. Fruit (optional). This is optional, but if you need the added calories then you’ll need to have some fruit that you enjoy such as apples, oranges, bananas, pears, etc. You’ll want to have enough so that you can eat 1 or 2 pieces of fruit per day.

4. Salad. I recommend that you avoid the iceberg lettuce and just buy a bag of the “darker green” lettuce. Iceberg lettuce has a very low nutrient density and it’s really just like eating water. So get a bag of spinach leaves or other darker green salad.

5. Chicken Or Fish (optional). This is also optional, but when I do the Shakeology 3 day cleanse it won’t be optional for me. If you decide to get this you’ll need enough for 3 dinners to either go on top of your salad or with your salad. Obviously it needs to be natural, white grilled with no additives (nothing fried).

So are you ready? I am currently sending out cleanses for $50 (9 packets, shaker cup, recipe card, and pamphlet. They are available through my www.facebook.com/BrockinBodyFitness site, click on the tab for cleanse and it will take you straight to paypal to input your info! It is a wonderful way to sample Shakeology and cleanse at the same time. Or if you already know that I 100% endorse this stuff...sign up for HomeDirect which can be cancelled at any time through my shakeology site www.myshakeology.com/brockinbody
What are you waiting for?