Review: Vega Sport Protein Bar

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I was so excited to be accepted as a SweatPink ambassador recently, and I was even more excited when I was chosen to review these awesome protein bars by Vega Sport as part of the Fuel Your Better campaign! When I was contacted that I was chosen, I was given a list of products to choose from. Full disclosure – there were a lot of products I didn’t choose simply because of the ingredients listed. As we all know, I am an anti-artificial sweetener champion, and there were some Vega Sport products that contained artificial sweeteners that I stayed away from.

There are not many products in the fitness nutrition area I feel that I need outside of Beachbody. I am ridiculously happy with my daily usage of Shakeology, P90X Energy and Endurance for pre-workout, and P90X Results and Recovery post-workout. I don’t have much of a need for anything else – but from time to time, I do enjoy a good protein bar. And a good one can surely be hard to find.

I was pleased as bunch to see Vega Sport’s Protein Bar line was made without the use of artificial sweeteners, and I knew instantly this was the product I wanted to try. I chose the delicious-sounding Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor, and I anxiously awaited its arrival.

When the box came, I was delighted to see I had more than a few, so I could share the bars with others for their opinions as well. I must say, I loved the flavor, and so did everyone I shared with! It’s rich and filling without any funny textures, and it has a sweet chocolatey peanut butter flavor. The only downfall that I can see is that no stores around me sell Vega products, so I’ll have to hunt these out online (not too big of a deal, but I do like the convenience of purchasing things from a store when possible to avoid shipping costs).

I highly recommend these bars to those looking for a yummy protein alternative to sub into their meal plans every now and then. Due to the sugar content, I don’t advise eating them daily – but they are a great go-to when on the run, or just wanting a fun change of pace.  (But honestly, this goes for nearly ALL protein bars I’ve encountered).

Side note – I was very much delayed  in getting this review up, and I apologize to both SweatPink and Vega Sport for that!

xoxoshannon

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3 Day Refresh – Honest Review and Results

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When I first heard about the 3-Day Refresh system from Beachbody, I was admittedly a little skeptical of how much could actually be accomplished with a 3-day cleanse. However, when I started hearing about and seeing results from my other teammates, I knew this was something I had to look in to.

I recently have been indulging a bit more in treats and sweets than I typically do – between summer parties, family in town, and the typical struggles of someone working full time, I found myself giving in to temptation in regards to food way more regularly – and the results were starting to show in my body. I decided what better time than now to try this 3-Day Refresh out – and I’m really happy that I made that choice! Here is my HONEST review of the 3-Day Refresh system.

I started the program on Tuesday (Monday just felt a bit too “rushed” for me, so I gave myself until Tuesday to prepare my meals and begin). I admittedly ate much of the same foods during the Refresh, as I found what worked for me and my palette and simply stuck with it.

WHAT IS THE 3-DAY REFRESH™?
The 3-Day Refresh is a scientifically designed program that helps you fast-track your weight loss, kick-start healthy eating, and get a clean break from bad nutrition habits. 3-Day Refresh is a simple, straightforward program that will help cleanse your body and improve the way you feel—without starving yourself. Unlike juice cleanses or liquid fasts which tend to be high in sugar and low in protein (leaving you feeling weak, hungry, and sluggish), this easy-to-follow program helps support your metabolism while nourishing your vital organs. For 3 days you’ll follow a program of 3 shakes a day, a fiber drink, plenty of filtered water, plus a wide array of fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats throughout the day to keep your energy and metabolism going.

WHY REFRESH?
Maybe you feasted like a king or queen over the weekend, and want get back on track. Perhaps you simply just want to lose that last bit of annoying pudge. Maybe you used to eat healthy but little by little you fell off the wagon and now are ready to climb back on. It’s also possible you’ve never had a healthy diet but you’re finally ready to start. Sometimes you want to quickly drop a few pounds for an upcoming social event. Or perhaps you’re kick-starting a new workout program and want to shift into high gear right away. Or maybe, just maybe, you’re ready for a few days of clean eating just because it’s the right thing to do.

Whatever your “maybe” may be, we all have those times when we want to get our nutrition on track—and that’s what the 3-Day Refresh is all about. This program is the easiest way to break the cycle of bad eating habits while creating new ones, conquer your cravings, flatten your stomach, feel lighter and more energized, sleep more soundly, detoxify your body, and dramatically improve the way you feel—ALL WITHOUT STARVING!

HOW DOES THE 3-DAY REFRESH WORK?
For 3 days you’ll have a superfood-packed Shakeology® shake for breakfast along with a fruit option; a Fiber Sweep digestive health drink later in the morning; a satisfying, high-protein Vanilla Fresh shake for lunch, accompanied by fresh fruit, vegetables, and healthy fat options throughout the afternoon. For dinner, you’ll have another Vanilla Fresh shake along with your choice from a list of delicious, easy-to-prepare dinner recipes. You can also have tea twice a day and as much filtered water as you like (we suggest you drink AT LEAST half your body weight in ounces per day).

WHAT SETS 3-DAY REFRESH APART FROM OTHER 3-DAY CLEANSE PROGRAMS?
Juice cleanses and other popular short-term cleanses provide incomplete nutrition promoting muscle loss instead of fat loss and can cause a rebound due to the lack of adequate protein, low fiber, and/or high sugar levels. Many juice cleanses range from $50–$70 per day, while this 3-day program is only $23 per day for the Complete Kit. It offers a superior nutritional solution and also will serve as a great door opener for purchases of Shakeology and/or the Ultimate Reset®.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE REFRESHING.
The 3-Day Refresh is a low-calorie program (about 900 calories a day) but because the shakes and fresh food selections are high in protein and fiber, they will help keep you satiated throughout the day. Because this program is packed with fiber, if you don’t already have a diet that’s high in fruits, veggies, and whole grains, it’s a good idea to prepare for the 3-Day Refresh by eating a large salad and/or a few servings of fresh veggies throughout the week leading up to it. If you get a little gas or bloating, this is a sign that you need to up your fiber levels in general. Fiber promotes satiety, balances blood sugar, promotes cardiovascular health, and keeps your digestive tract functioning. If gas is an issue, we’ve highlighted the “low gas-producing” options in the veggie list and dinner recipes in the menu guide. It’s also incredibly important to stay hydrated during the 3-Day Refresh. Water is the body’s lubricant and is required for every major process. It keeps your digestion flowing, flushes out toxins, keeps your system balanced, and helps control hunger. We recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces every day. So, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should be drinking at least 75 ounces of filtered water every day

Each day of the 3-Day Refresh is broken down into the following schedule:

MORNING:

  • Breakfast – Shakeology + 1 fruit option
  • Tea Break – Unsweetened herbal or green tea
  • Late AM – Fiber sweep digestive drink

AFTERNOON – 

  • Lunch – Vanilla Fresh Shake + 1 fruit option + 1 veggie option + 1 healthy fat option
  • Snack – 1 veggie option + 1 healthy fat option OR 1 raw juice option
  • Tea Break – Unsweetened herbal tea

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  • Dinner – Vanilla Fresh Shake + 1 option from Dinner Recipes List
  • Tea Break – Unsweetened herbal tea

I find that I work well when given a set schedule to follow, so I liked that each day was basically the same. By Day 2 I had already gotten the “hang” of it and didn’t need to reference my Refresh guide as frequently. Here are a couple of notations from my journey (sorry if they are a little sporatic, I made notes throughout and this is the results of that):

  • I’m not really a tea drinker, so I ignored the “tea breaks” and instead enjoyed water throughout the day. This is pretty typical for me anyways, so no big changes here.
  • The Fiber Sweep was not pleasant by any means, but I did get it down. This was definitely the “worst” part of the Refresh, but it really isn’t that bad. Tastes to me like watered down oatmeal mixed with vitamins. ::shrug:: Meh.
  • The Vanilla Fresh shake was actually delicious! I mixed with a few extracts (vanilla, almond) throughout to mix up my taste palette a bit so I didn’t get bored.
  • My typical dinner was a large salad. I found this was the best way for me to feel “full” alongside my dinner shake.
  • While the Refresh wasn’t HARD, I did find myself craving non-Refresh foods throughout the 3 Days – real honesty here! It didn’t help to watch my fiancé eat his yummy calorie-filled dinners, but I stayed strong and on schedule the entire 3 days, with no cheats! #proud
  • I advise you use Shakeology blender bottles to blend the Fiber Sweep /Vanilla Fresh shake. They don’t blend as well with ice as Shakeology does, and the blender bottle helps to remove “clumps” from the formula(s).
  • Drink lots of water! When detoxing through this system, its important to replenish your system by keeping hydrated.
  • Take it one day at a time. It’s only three days. You can do this! 

So, after all of this, what were my results?

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  • 3 pounds lost
  • Increased energy
  • Improved sleep
  • Inches lost! (Real honesty here, I never measured myself. Yikes! But I definitely SEE and FEEL the inches that are gone, and you can see them in the photo above, too!)

Overall, I am impressed with the 3-Day Refresh and the results it has given me. I notice a huge improvement in my body, as well as the foods I am now craving. I will definitely be keeping the Refresh in my “back pocket” for future upcoming events, especially the wedding next year! This is definitely an awesome way to quickly and easily shed that bloat and those extra pounds!

The best part about the 3 Day Refresh? The Refresh Challenge Pack is on SALE through 7/31 for only $140 ($20 off the regular price) – so definitely get your copy today before the price raises next month! 

How to get the 3-Day Refresh:

The Challenge Pack is available HERE

The 3-Day Refresh Complete Kit is available HERE

Message me for more information about the 3-Day Refresh today! Pricing is good through Thursday 7/31/14 12:00pm PST.

xoxoshannon

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PiYo is HERE – Everything You Need To Know

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It’s been an exciting few days leading up to the release of Chalene Johnson’s newest program PiYo – and the day has finally come where it is HERE!

PiYo-Challenge-Pack1What is PiYo™?
PiYo is a low-impact, high-intensity body-transformation program. It uses the most effective Pilates- and yoga-inspired moves set to a fast pace to help you burn fat while you sculpt long, lean muscles. You’ll carve every inch of your body without jumps, without weights, and without straining your joints. And rest assured, there’s no complex choreography to learn. Chalene Johnson takes you step-by-step through the moves where you’ll use your body weight to lose weight and get intensely defined! You get your strength, your cardio, and your flexibility training all in one program.

Why is PiYo effective?
PiYo delivers the muscle-sculpting, core-focused benefits of Pilates along with the flexibility and power of yoga. PiYo’s low-impact compound exercises engage multiple muscle groups at the same time—while keeping your body in constant motion. As you progress from one fluid movement to the next without rest, you’ll maintain an optimal heart rate to incinerate calories throughout the whole workout!

The result? You get a low-impact, high-intensity, total-body workout, giving you a physique that’s long, lean, and powerfully defined.

Chalene Johnson will help you power through it.

High-energy celebrity fitness trainer and New York Times best-selling author Chalene Johnson has revolutionized the fitness industry by turning her lifelong love of health and fitness into exciting, challenging workouts that scorch calories and burn fat. Her efficient, results-driven workouts and ability to inspire students to reach their fitness goals has made her Beachbody® programs, including TurboFire®, Turbo Jam®, and ChaLEAN Extreme®, some of the most popular in-home exercise programs in history. Her live fitness classes—Turbo Kick®, hip hop HUSTLE®, and PiYo—are featured in thousands of health clubs all around the world. In addition to being a hands-on mother of two, Chalene is a highly sought-after motivational speaker on subjects ranging from start-up businesses to time management. She originally created the PiYo class because she wanted a workout that would provide hardcore results—without destroying your body. Chalene loved the benefits of yoga and Pilates but got bored with the sitting still in yoga and the repetitive motion in Pilates. Plus, she wanted to move and burn crazy calories! PiYo gives you the best of both worlds and more. Now, with the PiYo home fitness program, she’s making this popular class available to you at home!

The PiYo program is now available in a variety of formats. Click the links below for more information, or message me for more details.

xoxoshannon

 

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It’s that time of year again – the annual Beachbody Summer Sale is here, and the savings are HUGE!!

This is the perfect time to get that workout program you’ve been eyeing all year – at a huge discount.

For 5 days only only, grab these incredible savings on select Beachbody products to help you stay strong and healthy all summer long.

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Here are links to one-stop shop your next fitness program at these amazing prices!

Workout Programs Sale prices will be reflected starting June 4 at 12pm Eastern 

  • P90X  Originally $120  Discount 50% off = $59.90  (Coach price $44.93)
  • P90X2 Originally $120  Discount 50% off = $59.90  (Coach price $44.93)
  • Les Mills Pump Originally $166  Discount 50% off = $82.93  (Coach price $62.20)
  • Les Mills Combat Originally $60  Discount 40% off = $35.91  (Coach price $26.93)
  • ChaLEAN Extreme Originally $90 Discount 34% off = $58.95  (Coach price $44.21)
  • Tai Cheng Originally $120  Discount 50% off = $60 (Coach price $44.57)
  • Slim in 6 Originally $39  Discount 37% off = $24.95  (Coach price $18.71)
  • Hip Hop Abs/Rockin’ Abs Originally $20  Discount 50% off = $9.95  (Coach price $7.46)
  • Insanity: The Asylum + Free Chin up Bar Originally $149.70  Discount 40% off = $89.87  (Coach price $67.39)


Equipment & Gear

All are LIMITED TIME offers only while supplies last.

You won’t want to miss out on these Black Friday-style deals, once they are gone, they are GONE!  Message me for more information about these amazing deals today! Pricing is good through Monday 6/9/14 12:00pm PST.

xoxoshannon

 

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The Electric Run Cleveland

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If there is one thing in this world that makes me really happy, its over the top fashion and a lot of FUN. Pair that with a healthy lifestyle and time with friends, and I am just over the moon excited.

This weekend I signed up Ry and I for The Electric Run in Cleveland, which will take place June 20th at the Cuyahoga County Fair. We are teaming up with a larger group of friends, so it should be an amazing time.

If you haven’t heard of The Electric Run yet, you are missing you! Check out this amazing video below that totally hypes me up for the race:

 

Also, here is a small gallery of images that I’ve found online that show just how amazing and FUN this race is going to be!

Now, all I need is the perfect tutu. I am officially on the hunt!

I found these this weekend on Etsy, however, I am still looking as well! Gotta be the perfect one! ;) haha I am SUCH a dork!

For more information on the Electric Run Cleveland, click here!

xoxoshannon

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So, you’ve heard me talk a lot about the 21 Day Fix before. The program, designed by (the ridiculously beautiful) Autumn Calabrese, is both a fitness program and a portion controlled meal plan, all in one. For those who may have missed my previous posts, you can read about the program in its entirety here.

I decided about a month ago to take the challenge and do the 21 Day Fix program with some other folks in a Challenge Group. I have to admit, it seemed rather intimidating when I first read about it. How restrictive would it be? Would I be hungry all the time? Would I be missing out on all of my favorite foods?

Well, three weeks later, here I am… and I have to say the answer to all of those questions is a clear and definite no.

The 21 Day Fix program, for me, was a blessing. Having been with Beachbody for over two years now, I have a few of their programs under my best – Brazil Butt Lift, TurboFire, ChaLEAN Extreme… I love them all. However, after I grew tired of logging all of my calories onto MyFitnessPal each and every day, I noticed my weight began to plateau, and eventually after the holiday season and then the rough circumstances regarding my father, began to increase, around 8 pounds or so. Even though I was keeping up with my workouts, my results weren’t the same, and in fact, they were shrinking. The problem laid entirely within my eating.

I had begun eating larger portions – even if it was with healthy food options! – losing track of what a “normal” portion size should really look like (not just the image I had in my head – a fist? a giant fist?).

21dayfix_containersThen, I found the Fix. Autumn’s easy-to-follow container system literally lays it all out for you. There’s a container for each type of food group (yellow – carbs, red – protein, and so on..) and you simply are allotted a certain amount of each container each day. That’s it. If it fits, you can eat it. 

Warning: the containers look tiny when you first get the package. My first reaction was “EEEK THESE ARE SO SMALL!” (yes, that was my exact phrasing, too), but once I fill them up and place them on a plate, it actually comes out to be a lot of food. Sometimes, I can’t even finish it all.

Now, the 21 Day Fix does come with a handy meal planning guide that I highly recommend you reference at every turn, at least for the first week or so. It lists healthy suggestions for each container, as well as providing some awesomely delicious recipes for all meals of the day, as well as salad dressings and spice mixes you can use to really jazz up your meals – with no added calories. These recipes have been lifesavers to me! It’s a great starting off point, especially if this “way” of eating is new to you.

And guess what?

There are freebies and cheats, too! Yes, really.

And yes, I ate pizza during The 21 Day Fix. On a different day, I had a burger. Yup, seriously. All 21-Day Fix “approved”.

And I lost 4 pounds.

Now, the 21 Day Fix isn’t all about the food you know. You do gotta break a sweat, too ;)

But I have to say, even at 7 days a week, it feels very manageable because the workouts are only 30 minutes each. I literally had no days where I couldn’t “find the time” to workout – there was always an opportunity to squeeze in 30 minutes. The workouts range from very intense to complete recovery – and I love them all dearly. Each day you are focusing completely on a different part of your body, so your system never gets “bored” and also isn’t prone to injury.  It would be hard to pick a favorite workout, since they are all pretty awesome for various reasons, but I really enjoy Dirty 30 (that just sounds fun, right?!), Pilates Fix and Yoga Fix a lot.

Today I am beginning Round 2 of the program with even more people in the Challenge Group who have been so excited with our results from Round 1 that they decided to jump on board too! I am excited to see what another 21 Days bring – I can imagine only great things!

There are still a few spots left for the next Challenge Group, message me if you want “in” – we’ll get you set up right away!

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Spring has sprung, and everyone is scurrying to get into bikini-ready shape before summer arrives – and Beachbody is here to help you get there fast!

What is the May Challenge Pack Promotion?
Team Beachbody is offering New & Existing Customers and New Coaches a discount on the P90X3 and TurboFire Challenge Packs.

Click here for more information on the P90X3 Challenge Pack

Click here for more information on the TurboFire Challenge Pack

What are the Challenge Pack Details?
Beachbody Challenge Packs are the complete package, offering total support for achieving health and fitness goals. The formula? Fitness + Nutrition + Support = Success. With the Challenge Pack, customers will receive a fitness program, one of six delicious Shakeology flavors, and a FREE 30-day trial membership to the Team Beachbody Club, where customers will find all the support they’ll need to complete The Challenge! Promotional details and pricing is listed below.

YES!!! You read that correctly. Choose from the following amazing Current Beachbody Specials. When you purchase Shakeology on Home Direct ($130), you get:

P90X3 for $50 (Usually $119.00). If you purchased these two separately it would cost $249!
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TurboFire for $10 (Usually $60). If you purchased these two separately it would cost $190!

Product links:

P90X3 CHALLENGE PACK:
http://teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/BCPX3205?referringRepId=154579

TurboFire CHALLENGE PACK:
http://teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/BCPLMC160?referringRepId=154579

Message me for more information about these amazing deals today! Pricing is good through 5/31/14

  

xoxoshannon

 

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Summer is just around the corner and what better way to get bikini ready than with April’s Summer Slimdown Challenge Pack promotion? This month, we’ve got not one, but two Challenge Packs on sale – so there’s something for everyone at every fitness level. 

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Message me for more information about the Summer Slimdown Challenge Packs today! Pricing is good through 4/30/14


GET IT DONE: IN  25 MINUTES A DAY!
  
 

xoxoshannon

 

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Missing you, Dad…

I know I’ve been rather unavailable here lately guys, and I apologize. It’s been such a difficult few weeks, I just haven’t had any energy to post – nor desire, because I knew what I’d be writing about…

On March 21st, I lost the first man I’ve ever loved in the world – my father. He died after a lifetime battle with Crohn’s disease, along with a lengthy list of complications and other health issues. His body had just had enough, and could not hold his bright spirit any longer – he was taken home into the loving arms of God.

I am grateful to say that he went peacefully, surrounded by the people he loved most in this world. Hillcrest Hospital also did an amazing job of keeping us all comfortable that day, and I am just beyond grateful for all they did for our family. It was a beautiful, albeit incredibly sad, experience.

Dad, it’s not the same here without you. Thank you for a lifetime of memories and life lessons, you will stay with me always until we can one day meet again…


xoxoshannon

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 Get an ultra lean and intensely defined physique without bulking up or straining your joints.

I have been in anticipation for months. There has been buzz about a new program by my favorite Beachbody trainer in the works for a while now, and I’ve been stalking all of her social media ever since waiting for the “big announcement” – and last night, it came.

PiYo Define Yourself, the all-new PiYo workout from Chalene Johnson, is set for release in June.

So, what is PiYo all about? In short, PiYo is the marriage of pilates and yoga, borrowing the best moves from both practices, while improving both strength and flexibility. PiYo is designed to help you lose weight, build lean muscle, and become stronger and more flexible. In Chalene’s words:

“PiYo™, a strength workout, is all about working it to get the most for your money. It’s the perfect blend of many disciplines: sports training, core conditioning, dance, stretch, and athletic drills that will help kick up the calorie burn and build muscle! The dynamic blend of movement increases strength, core stability, and agility. This workout provides an incredible experience and helps you lose weight.”

“PiYo gives you hardcore definition, intense calorie burn, and allover strength—without weights, without jumps, and without destroying your body.”

Beachbody’s new program is designed to work for people of nearly all fitness levels. The workouts will be low-impact, however intense enough to be effective in building strength and flexibility – no jumping required!

Chalene Johnson took the 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.

Here are some photos Chalene has shared from the set:

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.

The result? Problem areas become no problem. You’ll get sleek, long arms, sexy, flat abs, a tight, lifted butt, and the confidence that comes from knowing you’re at your best!

This is your chance to define exactly how you want to look—and how you want to feel. You’re in control.

You have the power to define yourself.
Now use it.

Want to know when PiYo Define Yourself will be available? Sign up here, and I’ll be sure that you’re the very first to know. Demand for this program is expected to be ridiculously high, so sign up now and don’t miss out!

xoxoshannon

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Music Monday – Iggy Azalea

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It’s been quite some time since I’ve featured anything for Music Monday. Quite frankly, I just haven’t been all that inspired – until now!

If you’ve been following me on any sort of social media lately, you’ve probably heard me mention Iggy Azalea. Since stumbling upon her “Clueless”-inspired music video for “Fancy” a week or so ago (one word: genius), I’ve had what songs I can find of hers on repeat on my iPhone nonstop. Her songs “Work” and “Change Your Life” have become personal anthems of mine, and I’ve since pre-ordered her new album, “The New Classic”, set for release in April. I’m literally counting down the days on my calendar until its release.

Iggy is a fresh talent with a unique spin on rapping. The voice that comes out of the mouth of this babe surely is not expected, but it is oh-so welcomed. Australian-born Iggy is  basically Nicki Minaj + Gwen Stefani + a true to life Barbie, and her sound is infectious and fun – but her lyrics also have depth and tell a story of who she is and where she comes from, which is very inspiring.

Oh, did I mention she’s gorgeous too? Yeah… this girl is going to be a force. I just love her style.

Check out some of my favorite Iggy videos below, and if you like her sound as much as I do, pre-order her new album today!

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xoxoshannon

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FREE 30-Day Trial of ActiVit®!

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Taking a high-quality multivitamin like ActiVit® every day is simply the best way to ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs to excel and get the most out of your fitness routine. Formulated with safe and natural herbal ingredients, ActiVit® can help stimulate your immune system and help enhance physical and mental wellness.

activit-free-trial-offerTo help you achieve your best results, we’re offering a FREE 30-DAY SUPPLY of our ActiVit®  Daily Supplement (just pay s&h). This exclusive formula has been formulated to work with our Beachbody programs to help provide you with a nutritional edge for your best possible results.

Use daily to help:*

BURN FAT.
Amino Acid Complex helps intercellular fat metabolism.

INCREASE ENERGY.
Unique combination of vitamins, minerals, and natural plant extracts helps boost energy levels.

SPEED MUSCLE RECOVERY.
Antioxidant blend helps reduce oxidative post-workout muscle stiffness and soreness.

We’ll give you a FREE 30-DAY SUPPLY — pay just $4.95 s&h. It’s our way of ensuring that you get the right vitamins and nutrients as you step up your body’s performance.

Coaches and Customers can sign up for a Free 30-day bottle and pay just $4.95 s&h. After 30-days a new bottle of ActiVit® will be sent monthly charged at the retail price. No obligation – cancel anytime.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Another month, another awesome promotion offered by Beachbody. I’ve already shared with you that LES MILLS Combat Challenge Packs are on sale until 3/31 – but now they’ve added LES MILLS Pump to the mix, which will also be on sale until the end of the month! Talk about an awesome opportunity to snatch up a deal on a kick ass fitness program and premium dense nutrition!

Since I already covered the benefits of LES MILLS Combat, I’m going to focus on Pump for this post! But be sure to check the previous post for more information on Combat!

Beachbody Challenge Packs are the complete package, offering total support for achieving health and fitness goals. The formula? Fitness + Nutrition + Support = Success. With the LES MILLS PUMP Challenge pack, customers will receive the LES MILLS PUMP fitness program, one of six delicious Shakeology flavors, and a FREE 30-day trial membership to the Team Beachbody Club, where customers will find all the support they’ll need to complete The Challenge!

Engineer your perfect body with LES MILLS PUMP. This barbell-based, rapid weight loss and accelerated strength-training program can give you the tight, toned, and lean body you’ve always wanted in as little as 3 workouts per week!

What is LES MILLS PUMP?

It’s the at-home version of BODYPUMP®, the extremely popular gym classes created by Les Mills International and taught in 80 countries around the world. This barbell-based rapid weight loss and accelerated strength-training program helps you reshape your entire body using light-to-moderate weights with higher repetitions. Now, for the first time ever, LES MILLS PUMP is available for home use. Beachbody® and Les Mills International have teamed up to bring you the best trainers, the best chart-topping music, and the best body-changing PUMP moves, so you can get the same results at home that millions of people have been getting in gyms. With three barbell workouts per week, LES MILLS PUMP can help anyone burn fat and calories and get lean, strong, and toned without bulking up.

What is LES MILLS PUMP?

It’s the at-home version of BODYPUMP®, the extremely popular gym classes created by Les Mills International and taught in 80 countries around the world.This barbell-based rapid weight loss and accelerated strength-training program helps you reshape your entire body using light-to-moderate weights with higher repetitions. Now, for the first time ever, LES MILLS PUMP is available for home use.

Beachbody® and Les Mills International have teamed up to bring you the best trainers, the best chart-topping music, and the best body-changing PUMP moves, so you can get the same results at home that millions of people have been getting in gyms. With three barbell workouts per week, LES MILLS PUMP can help anyone burn fat and calories and get lean, strong, and toned without bulking up.

How does it work?

In a typical LES MILLS PUMP workout, you fatigue your muscles by doing 70 to 100 repetitions per body part. That’s about 4 times more reps than in a standard gym workout.

Training with THE REP EFFECT™ helps you:

  • Break down more fat reserves
  • Target more muscle fibers
  • Burn more calories than you would with traditional weight training, so you can achieve meaningful fat loss
  • Build strength without building bulk

What makes LES MILLS PUMP unique?

It’s a barbell-based workout set to chart-topping music and taught by 14 inspiring Les Mills–certified instructors. Every move is carefully choreographed to the music to help you turn up the energy and know when to push hard for maximum results. The workouts can be modified for beginners and intensified for advanced fitness levels by adjusting the amount of weight on the barbells. LES MILLS PUMP is designed to be done 3 times a week, and can be supplemented with other forms of exercise that don’t involve strength training (such as cardio). Finally, this is an already-proven global workout program with the same mission as Beachbody’s: to End the Trend® of obesity

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LES MILLS PUMP includes 7 fat-blasting, lean-muscle-building workouts:

  • PUMP CHALLENGE. Start firing your muscles with fundamental resistance exercises that will give you visible results in no time. (20 minutes)
  • PUMP AND BURN. Feel the burn with compound moves that work several muscles at once to scorch fat and calories. The bigger the burn, the bigger the results. (30 minutes)
  • PUMP AND SHRED. Start shredding while you build endurance and churn through fat stores with each repetition. THE REP EFFECT is in full effect here. (45 minutes)
  • PUMP REVOLUTION. Drive your heart rate up with quick tempos and big moves like power presses and power lunges. This is calorie burning and lean muscle building at its best. (55 minutes)
  • PUMP EXTREME. Weights won’t be the only thing lifted here as you focus on intensity and targeted muscle training in this extreme workout. (55 minutes)
  • FLOW. Increase flexibility, decrease soreness, and improve your alignment as you stretch and lengthen your entire body. (20 minutes)
  • HARD-CORE ABS. Carve out your core and define your back with moves that hit your muscles from every direction. It’s 360-degree training for your entire midsection. (20 minutes)
  • Plus, PUMP BASICS. Learn how to assemble your barbell, adjust your weights, and get proper grip and stance techniques to get the most out of your LES MILLS PUMP workout program. (10 minutes)

Equipment to build your perfect body:

  • Barbell. The ultimate body-transformation tool that’s the secret weapon to accelerate your strength training and fat loss. This barbell has a padded grip designed for comfort, and it’s easy to assemble and store.
  • 2 5-lb. and 2 10-lb. weight plates. Add intensity to your workouts by adjusting your weight load. These vinyl-coated plates make it simple to create the ultimate body-shaping challenge.
  • 2 safety clips. Hold the weight plates tightly on the barbell so your body remains balanced and stable throughout your lifts. Easy to put on and take off during workouts.

Plus, get incredible tools to maximize your LES MILLS PUMP workout:

  • Lean, Strong & Unstoppable Fitness Guide. Map out your 90-day transformation with this step-by-step guide. It includes a workout calendar, a chart to track your weights, and training guidelines for your best results.
  • Get Lean Nutrition Guide. Fire up your metabolism using this 3-phase nutrition plan. With more than 50 delicious recipes and customizable meal plans, you’re on your way to big-time fat loss and a lean, strong body.
  • Tape measure and measurement tracker. Track your progress and watch the inches melt away through each phase of your LES MILLS PUMP transformation.

And 3 FREE bonuses for faster results:

  • 7-Day Jump-Start. Kick off fast fat loss with this safe and effective 7-day healthy eating plan. Easy meals and snacks will keep your energy up as your waistline shrinks.
  • Get Lean Nutrition Guide. Learn how to fuel your body for maximum endurance and fat loss. Mix and match these real-food recipes to satisfy your stomach and your taste buds.
  • FREE online support. Get FREE 24-hour access to TeamBeachbody.com, where you can get diet and fitness advice and incredible peer support.

Plus, you get the very best in nutrition to jump-start all that effort you’ll be putting in along the way!

Shakeology® is the most delicious, nutrient-dense superfood-packed protein shake on the planet. Shakeology contains more than 70 natural ingredients derived from rich, nutrient-dense whole-food sources from around the world. The Healthiest Meal of the Day comes in 6 flavors: Chocolate, Chocolate Vegan, Strawberry, Tropical Strawberry (Vegan), Vanilla, or Greenberry.

In addition, you’ll enjoy a FREE 30-Day VIP Trial Membership to the Team Beachbody® Club, where you can access tips, fitness and nutrition tracker tools, and more. Plus, as part of this limited-time special offer, you can get 50% off of selected LES MILLS equipment.

Comment below or send me a message if you are ready to work out LIKE A WARROR! Pricing is only good thru 3/31/14.
getshreddednow
xoxoshannon

 

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FREE 5 Day Veggie Challenge!

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Momma always told you to eat your vegetables – well, are you listening?

I am hosting a FREE 5 Day Veggie Challenge beginning March 10th, where will we will be monitoring our daily vegetable intake with the goal of eating 3 healthy cups per day.

The goal of the 5 Day Veggie Challenge is to encourage others to implement more healthy vegetables in their diet! It’s so exciting to see how making this simple change to your daily meals can bring such noticeable improvements, many of which you will experience very quickly!

If you want to accept this challenge, you will join others who have the same goals and share your experiences and results.

It’s an easy way to jump start your fitness goals, for FREE!

Message me on the Facebook post, or comment below if you’re interested!

xoxoshannon

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Oscars 2014 – Top Red 11 Carpet Looks

Last night’s Oscar ceremony was truly a favorite of mine from recent years past. The show felt honest, genuine and kind of like I was there. I think Ellen DeGeneres did a fabulous job hosting, and I hope they bring her back for many years to come.

And this now infamous selfie moment? Just about the best thing ever.


Here are my top picks from last night’s ceremony. As per usual, I had trouble narrowing it down to a nice round number, so you get to enjoy my 11 favorite looks from the evening.

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Lupita Nyong’o in Prada

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Maria Menounos in  Johanna Johnson

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Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves in Gabriela Cadena

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Jared Leto in Saint Laurent by Heidi Slimane

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Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture

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Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab

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Kate Hudson in Versace

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Reem Acra

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Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen

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Kristen Bell in Cavalli, Piaget, Brian Atwood Ferragamo

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Amy Adams in Gucci

What were your favorite looks from last night? Please, share and discuss in the comments below!

xoxoshannon

 

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