We’re often asked “How many calories should I be eating?” Between RMR and BMR and net calories and total calories and deficits it can all be a little overwhelming and confusing. We know. Here’s how to quickly figure out how many calories you should be eating.
Sedentary: You work in an office or at home and sit for most of the day. Current weight in pounds x 12 = Calories needed to maintain weight.
Moderately Active: You walk or are on your feet for most of the day (i.e server in a restaurant) or are doing one of our entry level programs. Current weight in pounds x 13 = Calories needed to maintain weight.
Take a photo of how your body looks now to motivate you to make healthier meal choices and push harder in your workouts for the next 60 days. You may not notice the changes from day to day and the scale doesn’t always tell the truth, but as you exercise, hydrate, sleep, and eat clean, you’ll get closer to being swimsuit ready! Go ahead, put on your best mirror face and snap a selfie.
Because I shared my 21 Day Fix program results yesterday, I felt it was only fair to share my journey results today. The images on the top are June 11, 2013. Day one of Les Mills Combat, after I was released from remedial physical therapy to begin exercising. This journey has involved a lot of dedication, especially as I saw the scale move down and then back UP again. It is only the pictures and the measurements (and my clothes falling off me) that inspires me to keep going. I’m slow, but I’m steady and I’m building muscle – much of which was lost when I pinched my sciatic nerve in March 2013. I’m happy to say I am at that point where I am consistently surprised at what my body can do now. It’s a good place to be!
Weightloss Stats: -6.9% body fat, -23.5 in, -12lbs, 4+ sizes
Up next is the Brazil Butt Lift Summer Slimdown Challenge! I look forward to being swimsuit ready this year and rocking it by the end of the summer. Sometimes I WISH we could *target* the trouble areas, but weight loss and body toning just isn’t like that. Ibut if I could…. that nastiness around the middle where abs are supposed to be would be on the top of my list!
You’ve got 60 days to get your body in shape for summer. Setting a clear, and attainable goal can help get you there. Don’t just Push Play and wait to see what happens. Decide what you want your results to be now, then prepare your meals and do your workouts with purpose!
Autumn got me results, I am stronger, I am leaner, I have more balance, and I am happy to be moving in a general forward motion toward my goal health and body.I traded body shape more than anything, because I was surprised to find a larger selection of my swimsuits *fit* when I searched for my *goal* swimsuit for the Brazil Butt Lift Summer Slimdown Challenge. I REALLY look forward to the next challenge, swimsuit season, here I come! Never fear, though Autumn Calabrese‘s workouts rock my world, so I will be revisiting her on a regular basis. She is now my 2nd favorite (the first being Chalene Johnson and ChaLean Extreme. GO HEAVY, OR GO HOME, am I right ladies?!?)
Every girl wants to ROCK her swimsuit come summer. No matter what our body shape or size, we can always find something we want to improve in some way for the perfect swimsuit worthy summer body. Starting April 28th (yes, little more than a week from today) I will be doing a Summer Slimdown Challenge group with Brazil Butt Lift / Brazil Butt Lift Challenge Pack. This is a program that I purchased just before I injured my hip, and have been anticipating completing. Now, I am ready to kick butt and take names – and have fun doing it! Just popping the DVDs in and listening to the Brazilian themed music is enough to assure me that I will enjoy every moment of torture that Leandro Carvalho delivers – and his sexy accent doesn’t hurt either! I just KNOW that I am going to LOVE to HATE this workout! My injury (and subsequent sitting on my bum bum) have caused me to have that all too familiar ‘sits on ass too much’ white girl booty. I’m so over it. Time to make it cute!
If you’re a Frozen fan, you will not want to miss this deal to get a FREE Disney’s Frozen Blu-Ray & DVD combo from Walmart! To get this deal, you must become a member of TOPCASHBACK, a site similar to Ebates.
To get the deal:
1. SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT
2. Search for Walmart at the top of the site.
3. Click “Get Cashback Now” to head to Walmart.com
4. Add (1) Disney Frozen Blu-Ray + DVD to your cart priced at $19.96 and choose the option for FREE Store pick up.
You’re total will be $19.96 and you will get $22 back from TOPCASHBACK, making it a $2.04 moneymaker for buying the movie!
You will receive your credit with 69-90 days through Paypal, direct deposit or an Amazon credit.
Offer valid for new members only. Hurry and get this deal because this offer is only available through 3/21 or … Continue reading
Introducing PiYo, a high-intensity, low-impact workout for a new kind of STRONG.
Chalene Johnson took the very best Pilates and yoga-inspired moves and cranked up the speed to give you full throttle cardio, strength, and flexibility training—all at once. PiYo packs it ALL into each workout so you can build lean muscle mass—as you’re burning crazy calories.
Now you can carve every inch of your body.
How? You’ll use your body weight to perform a series of continuous, targeted moves, to burn fat as you redefine every single muscle. No weights. No jumps. Just hardcore results.
Self-evaluation time. Do you want the results badly enough to work for them? Moment of truth. What’s it REALLY worth to you? Make time, and show up with a smile – even if you have to fake it, you will be one step closer to your goal.
So often, we fail to begin the path that will lead us to accomplishment because we dread the act of getting there. Focus on your goals. Speak them aloud, tell your friends, tell your family, find someone to hold you accountable to your exercise, fitness and health goals, and be accountable to yourself. If you get started, you … Continue reading
Want to kick your winter habits in the teeth, but not sure where to start? Join my next challenge group! Challenge groups generally run 21 days, 6 weeks, & 8 weeks – depending on your needs and the fitness program you choose. Whether you’re looking to drop those last few stubborn holiday pounds, or need a major lifestyle change, we can help you get there.
Time For Beaches, Barbecues, and Bikinis!
Our next beachbody challenge group is affectionately named ‘Beaches, Barbecues, and Bikinis’ and will begin on March 31st. If you couldn’t tell by it’s endearing name, this challenge group is geared toward getting you in shape for your summer wardrobe! I guess the summer weather start date really depends on where you are, but here in Florida, I’ve already been to the beach twice this year (not counting runs), and Spring Break has definitely already sprung!
Let’s Get Started
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