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.
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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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Join the Beach Body by Spring Break Challenge!

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If you guys are anything like me, you have some hard work to do before bikini season gets here! With wedding planning in my midst along with fun spring and summer plans being whispered about, I am sort of dreading the thought of what my body looks like under winter’s clothing. It’s definitely time to get back on track and get my fitness goals into shape!

From March 3rd-31st, I will be hosting a Beachbody Challenge Group for those who want to get in “Beach Body” shape before Spring Break!

The best way to stay motivated and get in shape fast is by doing it with a community of others who have the same goals as you. Joining a Beachbody Challenge Group is a fun, exciting way to get the constant inspiration and encouragement you need to stay committed and achieve your fastest results.

You may have seen me post about Challenge Groups in the past – if you missed it, read the post here! The post goes over all the basics of joining a Beachbody Challenge Group - so definitely check it out! And if you’re interested in joining this month’s challenge, please contact me and I will get you all the info you need to join and get your Spring Beach Body into shape!

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xoxoshannon

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Les Mills Combat Challenge Packs – Now on Sale!

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You’ve heard me talk about it before, and in a surprise move by Beachbody, it’s on sale yet again this month – now is the time to try Les Mills Combat for yourself!

Now through March 31st, Beachbody is offering a discount on the popular mixed martial arts workout program Challenge Pack!

What is Les Mills Combat?

LES MILLS COMBAT is a 60-day program that combines MMA-inspired workouts with high intensity interval training to get you lean and ripped like no other program out there. LES MILLS COMBAT is based on a combination of 6 martial arts, boxing, kickboxing/muay thai, tae kwon do, capoeira, karate, and jiu-jitsu – whose moves are specially combined for the ultimate total body fat loss and body shaping benefits. The workout you get from this specific combination training gets you even fitter, leaner, and in better shape than you’ve ever imagined.

LES MILLS COMBAT is an explosive mixed martial arts-inspired body transformation program that will help rip, shred, and lean you out for unparalleled results. Blending dynamic martial arts-inspired training with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), LES MILLS COMBAT pushes your body far beyond where it’s ever been before. You’ll punch, kick, and strike your way to the biggest adrenaline rush-and your best body ever-in just 60 days! Beachbody and Les Mills International have teamed up once again to bring you a high-octane workout program based on the immensely popular BODYCOMBAT gym classes taught in 80 countries around the world, with expert trainers, chart topping music-and muscle-shredding results. Now for the first time, LES MILLS COMBAT is available for home use.

The 2nd launch in the Les Mills franchise for Beachbody, following LES MILLS PUMP, which launched in December 2011. LES MILLS COMBAT is the at-home version of BODYCOMBAT, which launched in 1998 and is Les Mills second most popular gym class. BODYCOMBAT is taught at over 950 clubs in the U.S. and over 8,500 clubs in 80 countries, by over 90,000 certified instructors. 450,000 people per week take the class. LES MILLS COMBAT is the same gym class adapted for home use.

The Les Mills International Pro Trainers

Your LES MILLS COMBAT workouts are led by two mixed martial arts (MMA) experts, Dan Cohen and Rachael Newsham. Dan has black belts in kickboxing and Lau Gar Chinese boxing and won the 1996 British Masters kickboxing competition. Rachael is a master trainer with exclusive education from a Wing Chun Kung Fu school, as well as muay thai training in Thailand.

What makes Les Mills Combat so exciting?

  • LES MILLS COMBAT is the first home-based mixed martial arts- inspired workout program designed to get you a lean, chiseled body-in just 60 days!
  • Trainers Dan Cohen and Rachael Newsham are incredibly fun to work out with! As experts in a wide variety of martial arts disciplines, they will teach you, challenge you, inspire you, and keep you accountable in your quest to unleash your inner warrior-and build an outrageously strong, sexy body.
  • All of these fat-burning, strength-building martial arts sequences have been carefully choreographed to some of today’s most popular, energizing music-motivating you through the highs and lows of the workout, and driving you to achieve your absolute best results!

Why is LES MILLS COMBAT so effective?

The secret to the program’s proven results is Fast Twitch Integration Training. LES MILLS COMBAT works your fast-twitch muscle fibers-the ones with the greatest capacity for change-like crazy. It’s a breakthrough fusion of the most dynamic moves from karate, tae kwon do, boxing, muay thai/kickboxing, capoeira, and jiu jitsu, arranged in explosive, escalating patterns-all designed to help you burn massive amounts of calories, amp up your strength, and maximize your lean-muscle definition, fast.

What makes LES MILLS COMBAT unique?

This mixed martial arts inspired body transformation system delivers real results fast. Moves from 6 different disciplines were carefully selected for the physical response demand they place on the body as they blast your fast-twitch muscle fibers. This type of training is one of the most effective ways to help stimulate rapid body composition changes. But you don’t have to be a mixed martial arts expert to have the lean and athletic body of one! LES MILLS COMBAT brings you the benefits of a proven global program that will help get you lean and ripped like no other workout on the market. All you need to do is keep it real . . . and stay with the fight!

Why Les Mills Combat?

LES MILLS COMBAT is Beachbody’s first home based mixed martial arts inspired workout package that combines the optimal blend of 6 different disciplines, their best and most effective techniques, and hard-hitting cardio and conditioning moves for extreme transformation. In 60 days, you’ll not only feel like an elite martial arts expert, you’ll look like the ultimate lean fighting machine.

What can training with LES MILLS COMBAT do for you?

  • Build lean muscle mass, increase endurance, condition-and incinerate fat-all at the same time
  • Develop the coordination, agility, and muscle speed of a mixed martial arts warrior
  • Maximize calorie burn during and after your workout
  • Improve posture, core strength, and stability
  • Build self-confidence, strength, and power

What is included in the Les Mills Combat Challenge Pack?

Combat-challengepack

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, you will receive a fitness program, one of five delicious Shakeology flavors, and a FREE 30-day trial membership to the Team Beachbody Club, where you will find all the support you’ll need to complete The Challenge!

Les Mills Combat is the ultimate mixed martial arts- inspired workout program! Get ready to punch, kick, block, and strike your way to an outrageously shredded body with 7 calorie-blasting and muscle-defining workouts.

Les Mills Combat Base Kit: 7 workouts on 5 DVDs.

Workouts:

  • LES MILLS COMBAT:
    • THE BASICS: Master the techniques as well as the MMA-based “guards” and stances you will use throughout all the LES MILLS COMBAT workouts. (30 minutes)
  • LES MILLS COMBAT 30:
    • KICK START: This workout is low in complexity, but high in intensity, as it introduces you to the basic LES MILLS COMBAT combination moves. It may be short, but it packs a serious punch. (30 minutes)
  • LES MILLS COMBAT 45:
    • POWER KATA : “Katas” are martial arts training methods that develop technique and flow. This workout combines speed and power with cross-training for complete calorie scorching. (45 minutes)
  • LES MILLS COMBAT 60:
    • EXTREME CARDIO FIGHTER: Challenge your endurance and push your body to the outer limits of fitness with a high-repetition sequence of moves that will have your muscles firing on all cylinders. (60 minutes)
  • LES MILLS COMBAT 60 LIVE:
    • ULTIMATE WARRIOR’S WORKOUT: A hard-driving blend of all the martial arts featured in the LES MILLS COMBAT programs. Upper body, legs and butt, core, and cardio, this workout hits every muscle hard. (60 minutes)
    • POWER HIIT 1: High Intensity Interval Training uses short bursts of maximum effort followed by recovery to push you into metabolic and muscle-conditioning overload, getting you fighter-fit fast. (30 minutes)
    • SHOCK PLYO HIIT 2: Uses propulsion exercises to improve athletic power and endurance, pushing you into peak performance mode. This workout is the ultimate body shot! (30 minutes)

Order LES MILLS COMBAT thru FitAficionada.com and get:

  • LES MILLS COMBAT 30: LIVE: This high-voltage LES MILLS COMBAT class was shot live in the UK. It’s designed to help you achieve leaner arms, shoulders, and upper back, while also delivering explosive leg training and high-intensity cardio.

Resources:

  • Stay With the Fight Fitness Guide: Get inspired and map out your plan for success with this easy-to-follow guide. It includes workout calendars and training tips to maximize results.
  • Eat Right for the Fight Nutrition Guide: A detailed eating plan that kicks off your body’s ability to start burning through the fat while keeping blood sugar constant and helping reduce your appetite. Features more than 30 workout-fueling recipes.
  • Tape Measure and Measurement Tracker: Track your progress and watch your warrior physique take shape through all 60 days of the LES MILLS COMBAT extreme body transformation.
  • Online Support: Get access to fitness experts, peer support, and extra motivation.

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.
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