22HardCorps Results!

22HardCorps Results!

One week after completing my first marathon in March, I decided to try out a different workout program – 22 HardCorps. This is a 22 minute, military inspired 8 week boot camp workout. There are actual military veterans in the workouts, which is pretty cool. The trainer is Tony Horton, who was also the trainer/creator of the very popular workouts p90x workout series.

Going into it, I thought 22 minutes sounded like a really nice break from the long distance runs I had been completing. It started out at a pace I was comfortable with, but by the end of the 8 weeks the workouts ramped up and were really challenging!!

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The calendar suggests 6 days of workouts each week and 1 rest day. 22HardCorps follows the portion fix nutrition plan, identical to 21 day fix.

22HardCorps alternates cardio days with resistance days and the workouts gradually intensify. 10 minute core workouts are recommended every other day, but are optional. I generally stuck pretty close to the schedule, but on days I had soccer games (Thursdays and Sundays) I did not complete a 22HC workout, so that did end up extending the 8 weeks to closer to 10 weeks.

A pull-up bar is recommended for this program, but I didn’t have one so used the acceptable alternate of a band and door connector. It wasn’t as challenging as pull-ups would have been (but who am I kidding, I can’t do a pull-up so would have been very assisted anyways!). So, here are my before and after pics! At initial glance it’s hard to tell a difference. To be honest, I didn’t weigh myself before and after, because I wasn’t really trying to lose much. I had a few lbs around my waist (inches, rather!) that I could feel and wanted to get them off. And I did!

Inches lost:
-3.5 inches around waist (my biggest goal accomplished!)
+1 inch around hips (so my hips got bigger. I think my gluteus maximus got bigger, which I am fine with. #gainz, right??)
+.5 inch on each arm – yay for slightly bigger muscles!
-.5 inch on each thigh – still some work to do there with toning.

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Overall, I loved the combination of cardio and resistance this program offered, along with the quick yet intense workouts. There are a lot of cool full body moves in this program, such as the Mountain Squats, bear, spider and gorilla crawls and MULTIPLE burpee variations. If you love a good burpee, this is a program to try because they are in a ton of the workouts, along with pushups!

If you think you’d be interested in trying out this program, message me! Beachbody’s subscription service is available with a 14 day free trial and you can try out 22HardCorps, along with any other Beachbody workouts you’d like!! Click here to sign up and try it out. Let me know if you’re trying it out so I can answer any questions you may have and support you!

Spring Into Summer Challenge Group starts April 3rd!

Spring Into Summer Challenge Group starts April 3rd!

Here in North Carolina we had some wonderful warm weather in February…shorts for some days! And then we got a little snow and it got cold again, wah.  But it will be warm soon enough – and summer bodies are made in the winter!  It’s time for swim suit shopping soon, are you ready?? I’m getting there with the help of my challenge groups! A challenge group is a small group of people, in a private group (we use the Beachbody Challenge Tracker App) who have the same goals – get fit using Beachbody nutrition plans and workout programs with the support of others doing the same! Comment or message me for more information about the group! It helps to have support to hit your goals 🙂 springintosummer

All Access Pass available for limited time!

All Access Pass available for limited time!

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For the first time ever – you can have access to every single workout from Beachbody, ever made, for only $99/year. How does it work? You do the workouts from any device that can access the internet. So – smart TV, laptop, tablet, Ipad, smart phone…Roku, Chromecast.

My TV is 5 years old, and therefore not smart enough to have an internet browser. So I picked up a chromecast at Best Buy for about $35, and it’s connected to both my laptop and Android phone, and I stream workouts from either device to my TV.

Those days when you feel like doing something different, but the gym doesn’t have a class at the time you want to go –> you can do Beachbody on Demand. You can do it here or there, you can do it anywhere. You can do it, Sam I Am!  You can find an empty workout room at the gym and do your workout at the gym, while utilizing childcare at the same time (I won’t judge. I’m all about that gym childcare!!)

You are traveling for work and want to squeeze in a workout in your hotel room –> You can do it in a box, you can do it with a fox! You can do it, Sam I Am!

The kids are sick so you can’t go to the gym –> You can do it in a house, you can do it with a mouse! You can do it, Sam I am!

If you’re interested, I can get you signed up and give you support as well with recipes and encouragement!  Email me or find me on Facebook or Instagram! redk55@yahoo.com or facebook – I have a group Healthy Living 2017 or Jodi Redcay Price; Instagram JodiPrice55.

Class Action lawsuit against Beachbody

Class Action lawsuit against Beachbody

I started doing the 21 day fix (Beachbody workout program) in January of this year (2016).  I lost 10 lbs in two rounds of 21 day fix (42 days).  Then I did 21 day fix extreme in March and started drinking Shakeology, losing another 7 lbs in that 21 days.  Then I did Brazil Butt Lift Carnivale workouts, continuing to drink Shakeology and lost a few more lbs.  Overall, I dropped from a size 10 to a size 6 from losing approximately 20 lbs.

Unfortunately, I had some side effects from this weight loss.  My clothing no longer fit.  I had to go out and buy size 6 clothes, as my 10’s and even 8’s were too large.  I felt pretty good at my weight of 130 (I’m 5’6″) at a size 6 and I didn’t feel like I needed to lose more weight so felt like it was a good time to get new clothes.  Even my stretchy tie at the waist pants were falling off.

So I bought a number of pairs of shorts, jeans and shirts.  I continued working out daily, doing a mix of 21 day fix, Brazil Butt Lift Carnivale and 21 day fix extreme while drinking Shakeology – but I modified my eating plan for 21 day fix to maintain weight vs losing weight, per the 21 day fix nutrition plan.

My weight stayed the same, but I dropped another size.  To a 4!!  (I had to buy a size 2 and XS in Old Navy, but pretty sure their sizes run on the big side). Now, my size 6 attire is too big.  Now, this is what upsets me!  Nowhere in Beachbody’s advertising did they advertise that this could happen.  Had I known that I could drop a clothing size without actually losing weight, I would have waited to buy all size 4’s.  As it is now, I have more clothes that I have to donate and more clothes to buy.  It’s quite ridiculous and I know several people that this same thing has happened to!  I’m pretty sure there are more out there, which is why I’m proposing a class action lawsuit against Beachbody for failing to properly disclose these effects of undertaking their exercise programs.  I consider it borderline manipulative business practices to fail to disclose this information.  It’s really unacceptable that I’ve been deceived in this way and had to suffer from these hardships. I’m also recommending they compensate me for all of my wardrobe changes that have been required as a result of doing their exercise programs.  I have several other plaintiffs joining me and I’m looking for more people to include in this legal action. Please comment below or contact me if you have suffered from similar situations with Beachbody exercise programs!

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*Disclosure*This is meant to be a satirical article.  I am a Beachbody Coach and everything I have indicated above in regards to weight loss is true.  I do not plan on filing a Class Action lawsuit for losing weight and/or inches, or for requesting compensation for clothes that no longer fit me.  I will, however, be requesting a receipt at Salvation Army for a tax write off for my old clothes!!*

From 21 day fix to T-25

From 21 day fix to T-25

I’ve been doing T-25 for 4 days and I’m starving!  Apparently the 21 day fix meal plan doesn’t quite transition to T-25.  I took a look at the nutrition info included with 21 day fix and it is definitely higher in carbs while a bit lower in protein/fruit.  I’m not complaining!

So breakfast today – more carbs (2 chia waffles) + less yogurt (Chobani Simply 100) + less fruit (wild blueberries).  I am loving Chobani Simply 100 in vanilla, and loving it on my waffles in lieu of maple syrup! Yes, plain would be better, but I just can’t always stomach the taste of plain yogurt.  Chobani Simply 100 is the next best thing – no added sugar – they use Stevia instead which is Beachbody approved in moderation.  I still use plain but in other recipes where I don’t have to eat it straight.

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Anybody else out there have any great T-25 meals they’d like to share?

Baked vanilla blueberry oatmeal

Baked vanilla blueberry oatmeal

I loooove baked oatmeal – it takes me back to my Camp Hebron days before my senior year in high school.  I worked in the kitchen and baked oatmeal was one of the best meals we made.  I regret not snagging the recipe; although I fear it probably had a bit too much sugar in it.  On to this healthier version!

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Baked vanilla blueberry oatmeal (8 servings)
nonstick cooking spray
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt or Himalayan salt
2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (I used the coconut/almond blend and I’m sure regular milk would work fine too!)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
2 TBsp raw honey
2 cups frozen blueberries, defrosted (if you use fresh blueberries – add 1/2 c more milk)

1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
2. Lightly coat a 2-quart baking dish with spray.
3. Combine oats, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
4. Combine almond milk, extract, eggs, applesauce, and honey in a large bowl; whisk to blend.
5. Add oat mixture to milk mixture; mix well.
6. Gently fold in blueberries (and any juice from defrosting)
7. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
8. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until top has browned.

I topped mine with some non fat greek yogurt (Chobani simply 100 in vanilla) and a handful of blueberries.  My 22 month old loved it plain!

If you don’t like blueberries, feel free to omit!  The original recipe can be found here and doesn’t include blueberries.  I wasn’t too crazy about the nutmeg in this recipe either – next time I’m going to omit it.

21 day fix – this makes 8 servings, 1 serving counts as 2 yellow and 1/4 of a purple.  If you add a red container of greek yogurt on top plus more berries add those containers as necessary!

 

If you wear white “sneakers” you ain’t hip!

If you wear white “sneakers” you ain’t hip!

A friend of a similar age to me (not old but not young) recently shared that the younger, trendier folks at her gym told her that white sneakers are totally out.  You must have a vibrantly colored pair of Nike’s.  And if you wear tube socks, which are IN (ankle socks are out) they also cannot be white. I don’t remember what color they should be, but not white, you loser.

I currently have a picture on my facebook profile background picture thing (You can check it out here, top right) in which I jokingly put on high white socks, thinking I was being comical, along with my yard sale acquired white saucony’s, which I wear to work out.  Then there were a number of comments about the fact that I actually bought and wore yard sale sneakers – which led to a facebook poll – in which it was pointed out that my yard sale sneakers, although a great deal, were worn in by someone else’s feet, not mine, affecting how they fit.

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And, my feet have been bothering me sporadically wearing said shoes, so I stopped in at Run For Your Life in Charlotte to get a sneaker fitting.  They watched me walk and run and measured my foot, told me I pronated slightly (feet rolling in a little) when I ran, and said I was a 9 to a 9 1/2 and should get a stability shoe.  My yard sale shoes were a size 8.  Umm I guess that is why they bothered me, just a little!

Also, not a single pair of white running sneakers was sold at the store.  Not that I wanted white ones, I want to be hip and trendy!  I’m totally cool!   I tried on a pair of Saucony’s, Brooks and New Balance – the New Balance 860v were hands down the most comfortable – so that’s what I went with, in a trendy blue and green color (although these look slightly purple to me since I am color blind).  Voila – fresh kicks – ordered them off the New Balance site so I could say 15% along with free shipping – score.

So, are your shoes hip?  What ones are you sporting to the gym these days?

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