Shakeology Chocolate Treat – 21 Day Fix Extreme Approved!!

Hello. I’m Amanda. And I’m addicted to chocolate.

Self portrait right there.

Self portrait right there.

Unfortunately, Autumn does not allow us to have chocolate on the 21 Day Fix Extreme plan. (Although dark chocolate is allowed as an occasional treat in the original 21 Day Fix.) We’re supposed to be all EXTREME to get EXTREME results, yadda yadda yadda. Lemme tell you: not eating chocolate for 3 weeks is pretty dang extreme for me. And sometimes can cause some EXTREME behavior and mood swings. Yep. Just ask my boyfriend. Poor guy.

But…There is a way to get around this little rule, without actually cheating. Oh yes. You can actually make a chocolate treat by using foods that are listed in the 21DFX nutrition guide. And it tastes GOOD.

Do I have your attention yet?

It’s Shakeology chocolate!  I won’t lie, you can add this to the list of the things I was skeptical of!  I really wasn’t sure I would like this, especially after seeing the ingredients that goes into it. But it’s actually good!

The recipe is simple:

  • 1 scoop of Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 spoon of melted coconut oil (zap in the microwave for a few seconds)

Stir it up to mix, and then spread it on a sheet of wax paper and put into the freezer until solid.

That’s it.

Looks sinful, but is oh so healthy.

Looks sinful, but is oh so healthy.

I broke it into chunks and basically enjoyed a chocolate bar with zero guilt.

The coconut oil is a healthy fat (tsp) and the Shakeology serving is a protein (red). You can also add in some peanut butter, PB2 or other nuts to add variety. I think maybe some almond slivers or chopped unsalted peanuts may be good next time? I like crunchy textures, so that is right up my alley.

Try it and let me know what you think! Drop a comment below or send me an email. If you find another cool variation (as long as it’s Fix approved!) let me know and I’ll add it to this post for others to try. 🙂

If you want to try it and don’t have Shakeologyhit me up for the details on how to score your own!!!!

Trouble Losing Weight? How to Deal with the Dreaded Weight Loss Plateau

A weight loss plateau has to be one of the most frustrating, discouraging things in the world. Even worse than trying to recreate a beautiful Pinterest recipe or craft, which you know will ultimately end up on Pinterest Fail. Accept it.

This is typically my luck. Darn you, Pinterest, for making me feel like a failure!!

This is typically my luck. Darn you, Pinterest, for making me feel like a failure!!

While a stall or plateau can make you want to throw in the towel and say “WHY EVEN TRY ANYMOOOOREEE?!!!”…let’s try to keep a few things in mind:

  • Why did you start? Is it enough to keep you from quitting? Don’t be a quitter. Those guys are no fun.
  • What was your ultimate goal? Are you trying to reach a specific weight because someone held a gun to your head and told you to? Or do you want to be healthy?
  • Exercise and eating well should be a lifestyle change, not a short term fix so you fit in those jeans.
  • A successful journey rarely travels in a straight line. There are bound to be curves, detours, hills and valleys. Don’t sit down in the middle of the road just because the path you’re on isn’t a direct one with the most scenic route and Ryan Gosling cheering you on all the way.

Although…that would make it oh so satisfying.

Anything you say, Ryan. ::swoon::

Anything you say, Ryan. ::swoon::

Ok, back to reality. Ryan Gosling may not “Hey Girl” to you as you sweat away those calories, but you can look at some different reasons for why you may not be progressing to try to get things moving again:

  1. Look at what you’re eating. And I don’t mean watch the cupcake as it enters your mouth. Really – WHAT are you eating? Are the foods clean? Are you drinking more soda or juice or coffee than water? Are you snacking on food that your kids leave behind? (We all do it, trust me.) Did you have one, two, five, or ten cheats last week? If you aren’t consistently fueling your body with proper nutrition, you probably won’t reach your goals.
  2. In addition to WHAT you’re eating, how MUCH are you eating? We all know that eating too much will cause you to gain weight, but also eating too LITTLE will make you gain weight. Seriously! It seems counterintuitive, but sometimes increasing your calories will actually let your body know it isn’t starving and it will go back to burning fat again instead of holding onto it like a 2 year old with a death grip on his new toy.
  3. Your macros may be out of balance. By that, I mean that your body works best when it has a proper balance of carbs, proteins, and fats. There are 50 bajillion diets out there, and I honestly don’t recommend ANY of them except portion control. Again – that doesn’t mean limit what you eat to the point that you are starving, but it does mean you should eat the proper foods in proportion to each other. Pair complex carbs with protein. Don’t avoid healthy fats. Eat foods from EVERY group. If you need help with portion control and knowing how much of each type of food to eat, the 21 Day Fix or the Portion Control program is perfect to help with that.
  4. Drink more water. You should aim for half your body weight in ounces of water per day. If you weigh 140 pounds, drink 70 oz of water. If you’re 200 pounds, drink 100 oz. Get it? Simple math. When you’re dehydrated, your kidneys can’t function properly, so the body turns to the liver for help. Because the liver is working so hard, what you consume is stored rather than burned off. Also, if you don’t drink enough water, your poop isn’t going to exit quite as much as it should. Not only will you feel bad, but you will hold onto that weight. Not fun. Drink water and poop it out.
  5. You don’t have the right vitamins and minerals to make your body work properly. Did you know vitamin deficiencies will cause you to not lose weight? Yeah, the girl who had super low levels of B12 and D3 can tell you firsthand. At the very least, make sure you take a good multivitamin daily. If you can, ask your doctor to check your labs to make sure you aren’t deficient in one area or another. And of course I’m going to recommend Shakeology daily, because it’s what has helped me to raise my B12 levels to a healthy range so I was able to stop my weekly injections. (Did you know Shakeology was clinically proven to lower A1C levels and cholesterol too? True story.)
  6. Moving beyond nutrition…you may need to alter your workouts. If you’ve been doing the same types of exercise for a while, your body may have gotten used to it. Try something different and see how your body responds to a new challenge.
  7. Lift heavy. Many people think that cardio is what they need to burn fat and get skinny. While you rarely see many overweight Kenyan marathoners, cardio isn’t the most efficient way to lose weight and reshape your body. Strength training will actually skyrocket your metabolism and help you to burn fat even AFTER your workout is over. Want more bang for your buck? Lift weights with very little recovery time between sets, so that your heart rate stays elevated even while you strength train. And YES, women need to lift heavy weights. NO, women won’t get bulky without actually TRYING to get bulky. Get over that fear.
  8. Sleep. Relax. Take a day off. Do NOT work out every single day. Your body builds muscle and repairs when you sleep. Aim for at least one day per week with no workout.
  9. Be patient. Your thighs weren’t built in a day, and they aren’t going to look like Giselle’s in a day either. Sometimes your body stalls just as it is preparing to start dropping weight again. It takes time and consistency. Don’t quit, don’t give up, and don’t let your mind get in the way. Even the 21 Day Fix isn’t a 21 day FIX. It’s 21 days to build a habit so that you end up living a healthier lifestyle. No quick fixes here, people. Hold your horses, change is gonna happen.

One final note…I often have clients and challengers who are in my private support groups who worry that they’ve been exercising for a week or two or five and they haven’t lost any weight. I know it concerns them, but that in itself doesn’t immediately raise red flags for me.

Here’s why: Weight by itself does NOT tell your story. A better indicator of progress would be inches, pictures, how your clothes fit, how you feel, how much energy you have, and your medical records (cholesterol, blood sugar, etc). It’s possible to drop more than one dress size but actually GAIN weight because muscle is more dense than fat! It takes up less room, so your body is getting smaller and tighter, but your weight is increasing. The scale can be beneficial in some ways, but in some ways it can derail your progress by making you stress unnecessarily.

Also, if you are working hard and exercising to the point that your muscles are getting sore (DOMS), your body is most likely holding on to water while it repairs your muscles! Again – that can appear to be weight gain but it isn’t like you just packed on 5 pounds of fat overnight. Keep pushing forward and it will work itself out in the long run. I promise.

A great article I stumbled across recently is here, and is one that I recommend to everyone. If you want my help with meal planning, tweaking your exercise program, or figuring out what is going to work best for you – contact me! The contact tab up there is full of ways you can find me, or just email me at amandaedenfield1@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you!


Amanda

***Disclaimer – I am not a nutritionist/dietician/doctor, and I am not in any way trained to diagnose or treat medical problems. I am a personal trainer and coach who is only sharing knowledge and experiences that I have gained from research, my own fitness journey, and that of my clients/challengers. If you have serious difficulties with weight loss that isn’t receptive to proper nutrition or exercise, please seek the advice of a medical professional. You may have a hormonal imbalance or other health condition that is interfering with your metabolism and ability to reach a healthy weight.***

The Day I Registered for the Beachbody Classic 2015…

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So I might have kind of sort of lost my mind…

Not even two weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about signing up for a half-marathon that was only 8 weeks away. I’m in pretty decent shape although I haven’t been running consistently in the past year, so this goal was already somewhat lofty. I was pretty confident I could train to be able to run it though, so I registered and created my plan. Since then, I’ve been running, lifting, and cross training so that I have the strength and stamina I need to do my best. I’ve been meal planning, food prepping, and sticking to my nutrition pretty well.

Then last week, my friend Leigh and I put our heads together and came up with our craziest scheme yet (even bigger than our trip to get tattoos together)… We registered for a physique competition.

Ummm, yeah. I kind of get the dry heaves just typing that.

Never in a MILLION years would I have considered doing this, and I’m still not even sure I made the right decision. But there were a few factors influencing me to submit my registration:

  • It’s free.
  • It’s a Beachbody competition called the Beachbody Classic, and will be held in Nashville this summer.
  • I’m already going to be in Nashville anyway, and so will Leigh.
  • Leigh said she would do it with me, haha. Misery loves company.
  • It’s free. (oh, I said that one already)
  • And here’s the biggest one –>> I push myself to work harder when I have a goal dangled in front of me (kind of like that half-marathon…see a pattern here?).

So we did it. We entered our personal information, laughed (and dry heaved a bit) about it, and then got serious. I think I have researched more on fitness competition training, posing, competition suits, macros, nutrition, etc more than I ever did research in high school. Which makes me think…if teachers wanted us to sharpen our research skills, why didn’t they ever have us research something that interested us or that we were passionate about? I digress…

Last year's competitors... I have a LOT of work to do.

Last year’s competitors… I have a LOT of work to do.

I’ve decided to focus my training right now using 21 Day Fix Extreme (with weights as heavy as I can stand), with running for cardio. Gotta get that 13.1 out of the way first! When school is out and I have more free time on my hands, I’ll add in more Body Beast and heavy lifting workouts to maximize hypertrophy and really whittle down the body fat.

Just to clarify (especially if you are someone who knows me well and has seen me nekked – or even clothed – in the past), I am not doing this because I think I will win. Haha. No. And yeah, I know, power of positive thinking, believe you can, blah blah. I know…but I still don’t expect to win. Ever. Just like I could enter a beauty pageant tomorrow and I wouldn’t win that either. But that’s ok….that isn’t why I’m doing this. I’m doing this because I want to push myself. Remember my last bullet point up there? When I have a goal that I am pushing for, I will cut out my excuses. I will work my arse off to do my best and see just how far I can go. And that’s all I want out of this — to be the best, strongest, fittest version of ME.

When I worked for my trainer in Oklahoma was when I was first exposed to the whole world of bikini/fitness competitions. She trained for her competitions, and she worked HARD. That woman is a BAMF and I could tell how much she had to do to prep for that. It wasn’t something I wanted. It wasn’t something I ever thought I could do. And realistically, I don’t work as hard as she does or have the discipline that she has to get ready for those competitions. BUT…just this once…knowing I have nothing to lose and no set expectations….I know I can do it. I will eat right, I will work hard, and I will get on that stage with my spray tan and my sparkles and I will walk proudly in front of the judges and audience. No jiggly mom butt, no poochy tummy, no fear. And I’ll be able to say I DID IT. That was me.

With no dry heaving. 😉

Life is for living…

I am starting week 3 of the 21 Day Fix Extreme tomorrow, and I’m pretty excited about finishing up, seeing my results, and submitting my pics for my free t-shirt! However, I would be lying if I said I had followed the program for all 21 days without cheats. Here’s why:

For the first week, I was on point. I think I had one little snack one night (Annie’s graham bunnies – the worst junk food I even had in the house) but the rest of the week I resisted temptation. Week two was ok…I felt much stronger with my workouts but didn’t stick to the plan as closely as I would’ve liked. I missed some of my proteins, didn’t eat all my veggies, and added in a few extra fats. Then this weekend…I decided to take a break. Friday night I went to my first NBA game (Go Warriors!) and enjoyed a beer and some Indian food. Mmmmm, naan. Impossible to resist. On Saturday, I knew my daughter would want to celebrate Pi Day, because she’s a total nerd just like her mama. Sure, I could’ve let her bake a pie and just not eaten any, but why? Because I want abs? Because I said I was going to stick to this program and not quit? Well…both are very valid reasons, but honestly, my kid is a better reason. A much bigger reason. So we found a recipe for chocolate pie, I bought the ingredients, she baked, and I enjoyed not one but TWO delicious pieces of pie WITH whipped cream on top. And I enjoyed every last morsel.

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I could’ve stopped there, but I didn’t. I also ate a slice of pizza for lunch (it’s just one more type of pie for Pi Day, haha). And for dinner, my boyfriend and I went out to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Sorry, but I had no intentions of eating a salad. I went for the meatballs and polenta, and I merrily celebrated with a lively group. I had a blast. I smiled, I laughed, and I enjoyed time with my friends.

I say this to show you how I feel about all of this health/fitness/clean eating “stuff.” Yes, I love the feeling I get after I exercise. Yes, I can focus on eating well about 80% of the time. But my life isn’t all about sticking to my food plan and killing my body every day. I take rest days from my workouts and rest days from my strict nutrition plan as well. I am happy. I enjoy myself. And I wake up refreshed and ready to get back to it. And for me, that’s ok. 🙂

good for your soul


Amanda

21 Day Fix Extreme Countdown to Competition Meal Plan

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Oh Autumn, you really wanted to see how hard you could push me, didn’t you? As if meal planning for the original 21 Day Fix wasn’t enough of a challenge, you go and throw the C2C plan at me and just rock my world!!

That’s ok because I got this.

I figured out that the most difficult part of planning for C2C was going to be fitting in #allthereds – because I never eat that much protein!! But, I think I have this meal planning thing down pat. Here’s my plan for this past week:

C2C plan March 2-8

You’ll see I am NOT eating cod 2829 times per day. Can’t. Just can’t do that. Props to Autumn and any other competitor who has that kind of dedication. I have goals and I have drive but I also don’t intend to make myself completely miserable haha. I know my limits.

I absolutely hate plain egg whites. Even hot sauce doesn't make it better. Bleech.

I absolutely hate plain egg whites. Even hot sauce doesn’t make it better. Blargh.

I also don’t strictly eat the + foods that Autumn has tagged in the C2C eating guide. I am avoiding dairy for the most part, but I am drinking regular Shakeology instead of vegan, and I am including some whey protein. I’d rather throw in a little whey and reach my protein goals for my red containers than try to choke down another serving of meat during the day. Again – I am doing what works best for me. My goal is to do better, not be perfect. 😉

As for my dinners – the chicken chili is modified from the turkey chili recipe that’s in the book. I am not a huge fan of ground turkey so I opted to use shredded chicken breast in place of the ground turkey here. The poached tilapia, beef and squash stew, and turkey meatballs are all found in the 21DFX eating plan recipes.

Today is day 6 for me, and I have stuck with this plan about 95%!! I had an issue with my lunch on Wednesday and ended up eating a bagel. And I may have had an extra carb or two today. Oops. However, I’ve had NO wine or beer this week, NO chocolate, and I’ve been eating ALL my reds! I am going to attempt to get 7 reds on my C2C days next week, since I am not really trying to lose any weight at this point. I just want to drop fat and gain muscle. I’m already down a couple of pounds and my muscles are super sore so I know I’m retaining water. Plus it’s my time of the month, so who knows what tricks my uterus is playing on me. She and my bathroom scale do not get along.

Do you have any awesome 21DFX recipes you’d like to share? Creative ways to get in all those dreaded reds? Please share! Drop a note below or email me!


Amanda

Family Friendly Meals for the 21 Day Fix

“How can I eat according to the 21 Day Fix meal plan without having to cook separate meals for myself and my family?” “What foods can I eat?” “I have no idea what to make for dinner!”

These are things that I hear often from my challengers who are trying to follow their plan with the 21 Day Fix, as well as from some friends who just want to try to eat healthier foods. But what about the husband and the kids? What do they eat? Easy…I’ll show you how I do it.

Honestly, you can continue eating most of the same foods you already eat, or at least cooking many of the same dinners that your family enjoys. As I have shown in my previous post on how to meal plan for the Fix, I always plan my dinners first. Those are the most complicated because that is the meal each day when our family all eats the same thing. I don’t enjoy eating a salad every night, and I am certainly not going to cook multiple meals for my family, so I just cook something that I know everyone is going to enjoy.

Some of our typical meals before I started following the 21 Day Fix were:

  • burgers and homemade fries
  • tacos, burritos, or fajitas
  • brinner (breakfast for dinner)
  • pizza
  • enchiladas
  • spaghetti
  • fish tacos
  • barbecue pork
  • buffalo chicken
  • grilled steak and potatoes
  • hot dogs or sausage and macaroni and cheese (that’s a bad one, haha!)
  • chili

And honestly, we still eat most of these meals now! The only thing I do differently is clean up some of my recipes. I use fresh ingredients and lean meats. I usually forego the bun or tortilla with burgers and tacos, but my family eats them if they want. I typically opt out of cheese and any sauces that contain sugar. I make my own spaghetti sauce and use whole wheat noodles. Even pizza can be a fun meal at home — just use pita bread or some other type of crust and everyone can make their own individual pizza! The only meal I have cut out is the hot dogs and macaroni and cheese. Oh and did we LOVE to eat that. On rare occasion, I’ll let the kids have Applegate hot dogs and Annie’s organic mac and cheese, but that’s usually a weekend treat. I use that time to either eat leftovers or make myself a salad.

We have also discovered some new meals we enjoy, and surprisingly my kids have adapted to eating “healthier” style foods! Baked chicken or fish, sweet potato fries, roasted broccoli, kale chips, sliced berries on whole wheat pancakes (and minimal real maple syrup needed, if at all!), even a Cobb salad is a family favorite.

red, yellow, green, and blue

red, yellow, green, and blue

What are your favorite family meals on the Fix? Or what are your favorite family meals, and you want to know how to incorporate them into your Fix plan? Drop a comment below or email me at amandaedenfield1@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to help you clean it up and work it into your plan! 😉


Amanda

How to Meal Plan for the 21 Day Fix

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((Edit: You can watch my YouTube video here if you would rather hear me talk through the steps of meal planning. Otherwise, keep reading below!!))

How do you meal plan? How am I supposed to figure out these containers? How can I follow this guide and still feed my family? I don’t want to make different meals for myself and my family!

Make sure you grab your book before you start planning!

Make sure you grab your book before you start planning!

I hear this often, and they are legit concerns! When you first get your nutrition guide and try to tackle meal planning, it’s almost enough to make you throw in the towel. And some people get so frustrated that they do just that. But don’t let meal planning be what stops you from sticking with this program! Here I will break it down and show you exactly how I do my meal plans each week.

Step 1:

I start with a chart. Yep, a chart. I need paper and pencil so I can sketch out what we will eat for the week. Some people use the computer and that’s cool, but I need it on paper. It works better for me that way.

Meal planning step 1

So my chart looks like this. I have the days of the week on one side and my meals on the other. Sometimes I have the days on top of the page, and sometimes I have them on the side. That’s pretty irrelevant – just make sure they’re on there somewhere haha. Moving on. I also have every meal and snack that I eat each day. You can add in an extra snack before or after dinner if that’s what you typically eat. This is just what works for me. At the bottom, I list the different containers and how many of each I am supposed to eat (I’m planning for level 2, the 1500-1799 calorie range). This allows me to put a tally mark as I enter the foods into my plan, so I can see how many of each I have planned and how many more I need to add in.

Step 2:

After I have my chart prepped, I start writing in the meals that are pretty stable. For me, Shakeology is breakfast Monday-Friday. I sometimes cook breakfast on the weekends, so it may get shifted to a snack on those days, but I rarely have time to cook breakfast during the week. So Shakeology goes in the chart first. Then I plan for my dinners. Taco Tuesday is pretty typical in our house, so some version of that goes on Tuesday. We also like to do burgers, brinner (breakfast for dinner if you aren’t a Scrubs fan haha), steak and veggies, fajitas…and so on. Those get placed in dinner slots throughout the week. If I have a new recipe I want to try, I figure out which night will work the best for me to cook it and I place it there. After I have my dinners planned…

Step 3:

…then I plan my lunches. Because I’m a teacher, I don’t really have the luxury of cooking something for lunch. Leftovers are my best friend! Pretty much 95% of the time, I take whatever meat we had for dinner and pair it with a salad for my lunch the next day. Yes, I will even cook extra for dinner to make sure I have enough to eat for lunch!

Dinners and lunches complete!

Dinners and lunches complete!

Step 4:

After I have my dinners and lunches planned, I go back and fill in the gaps. Snacks are generally the same thing every day. Fruit, almonds, deli meat, boiled eggs (oh wow, just realized I didn’t use those at all this week!), raw veggies and hummus…those are all pretty standard snacks for me. I tried to add in a little variety with this plan, but honestly I am a boring eater! I will eat some of the same things every day just to keep it simple. Then I don’t have to try to remember too many different things haha.

Fill in snacks and missing pieces!

Fill in snacks and missing pieces!

A zoomed in view

A zoomed in view

That’s pretty much it! You don’t have to be following the 21 Day Fix to meal plan this way. This method of meal planning can be adapted to any type of nutrition plan, and can also be used for the 21 Day Fix Extreme. I will definitely use this while I’m prepping my meals using the Countdown to Competition plan (eat #allthereds). For some 21 Day Fix approved recipes, check out my clean and healthy recipe board here.

If you need help with meal planning or want more ideas on meals and snacks, leave a comment or feel free to message me via email (amandaedenfield1@gmail.com) or on Facebook! Happy planning!

Amanda

21 Day Fix Extreme – Sneak Peek!

Wowza! I just finished a craaaazy workout with Autumn Calabrese! I got a super special sneak peek at one of the 21 Day Fix Extreme workouts on Beachbody On Demand, and it isn’t even released yet! Plyo Fix Extreme is a killer, but it’s one of those workouts where you KNOW it’s going to give you amazingly hot legs. And a booty.

Available Monday, Feb 2, 2015!

Available Monday, Feb 2, 2015!

So the 21 Day Fix Extreme is very similar to the original 21DF workouts, but sort of cranked up a notch. The workouts are all only 30 minutes, and use a combination of light weights (5-10 lbs for most people) and cardio. Sometimes weighted cardio! Here are some shots from today’s Plyo Fix Extreme workout:

My sweet boyfriend works out with me. The couple that sweats together.... stinks together?

My sweet boyfriend works out with me. The couple that sweats together…. stinks together?

One legged squats are really not fun. My quads are sore already!

Sumo plie squats - not for the faint of heart.

Sumo plie squats – not for the faint of heart.

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Weighted skaters – these are cray! I need to get heaver weights for my arms though.

And if you want to see what this looks like in action, here’s a video of tuck jump burpees for you. Funny, for me this was one of the easiest moves of the whole workout! Influence from INSANITY MAX:30? I’m thinking YESSSS.

Here are those weighted skaters in action. Those were kinda fun. And if you’re wondering, yes, my socks do say “Hot Mess.” Those are my favorite pair – pick yours up from The Sox Box. They are awesome.

And a little ab work – these were called three-way squat thrusts or some mess like that. If you are a Shaun T or INSANITY fan, you’d know them as In and Out Ski Abs – basically. Starting in plank, jump your feet in, then out, then to the side, then back. Make sense?

Shaun T totally taught this move to Autumn. I just know it.

Shaun T totally taught this move to Autumn. I just know it.

I haven’t completed any of the other workouts from this program, since Plyo Fix Extreme was just a sneak peek that I got from Beachbody On Demand (which, by the way, you will want to have…so make sure you have your Club Membership locked in before March gets here!). But here is some info on the rest of the program:

workouts DEETS

The workouts include:
Plyo Fix Extreme, Upper Fix Extreme, Lower Fix Extreme, Pilates Fix Extreme, Cardio Fix Extreme, Dirty 30 Fix Extreme  and Yoga Fix Extreme.

There will be a bonus workout that you get for ordering through a coach plus there is also additional workouts that you can purchase also. Power strength extreme and ABC Extreme.

Plyo Fix Extreme An explosive lower-body workout that uses jumping and resistance to torch calories and sculpt
muscles.
Upper Fix Extreme
By alternating opposing muscle groups, this no-rest upper-body workout will shred the chest, back,
shoulders, and arms.
Pilates Fix Extreme
Using a resistance band for every exercise, this intense mat workout works the entire body, placing
emphasis on the core.
Lower Fix Extreme
Glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves will get stronger, leaner, and more defined with 30 minutes
of challenging resistance work.
Cardio Fix Extreme Combining weighted cardio moves with traditional metabolic training intervals keeps the heart rate
soaring.
Dirty 30 Extreme
Using only seven compound moves focusing on multiple body parts at a time, this workout will burn
extra calories while defining muscles. Get down and dirty, and get it done.
Yoga Fix Extreme A fast-paced flow yoga class, combining strength, balance, flexibility, and power.
Power Strength Extreme
Based on functional movement patterns, these nine total-body exercises will change the way the
body moves, increasing strength, endurance, and power.
ABC Extreme
A 30-minute workout that targets common problem areas by pushing abs, butt, and cardio to
the extreme.  It’ll get that competition body ready for the stage.
The Fix Challenge Keep things interesting and burn off calories with this quick resistance workout!
  • The program is 21 days long!
  • Complete one 30 minute workout each day.
  • You do not need a lot of space to do this workout.  A 6 square foot area is enough.
  • Cross Trainers or aerobic shoes are recommended (not running shoes).
Should I buy the program?
21 Day Fix EXTREME is ideal for those with a dramatic short-term weight loss deadline–such as an upcoming vacation, photo shoot, or other big event. It’s an excellent next step for 21 Day Fix graduates ready for a new challenge or graduates of other extreme programs like P90X, Insanity, and FOCUS T25.

Fix EXTREME is also great for those who don’t have much weight to lose, but want to get shredded and see abs; those with a “no BS” attitude toward workouts and nutrition; or anyone who doesn’t want to count calories, weigh their food, or follow complicated recipes.

I would not recommend the 21 Day Fix Extreme for a beginner. This is an advanced program.  Autumn has said this herself, so I would take her advice.  Make sure that you are able to do the original 21 Day Fix FIRST before moving to this program!

Nutrition Plan Deets

While the 21 Day Fix allowed for wine and chocolate and occasional cheats… the 21 Day Fix Extreme does not.  It is 100% clean eating for these 21 days.  You do have the option to eat out at restaurants but you still have to follow the nutritional guidelines laid out.  Here’s my mindset: You can do anything you put your mind to for 21 days. I can say from my experience with Focus T25 and currently with INSANITY MAX:30 that when I follow the nutrition plan as prescribed, I really got amazing results. If I don’t eat like I’m supposed to, I have minimal results.  It’s true that abs are made in the kitchen, so make sure to take this part extremely serious.

You will get the nutrition guide and the 21 Day Fix portion controlled containers with your program purchase!

So, do you want to join me?

I am going to be hosting an exclusive 21 Day Fix Extreme TEST Group where I will be supporting you throughout the program, teaching you how to use the nutrition plan, giving sample meal plans, snack ideas, recipes, and tips.  You will get motivation and accountability right from me in a private online group.  Our plan is to set realistic and achievable goals and commit 100% for 21 days to achieve the very best results! Are you ready to see your abs? I AM!! So contact me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/amandasue80 or email me at amandaedenfield1@gmail.com and let’s get started! This program goes on sale Feb 2, and it may sell out! Don’t wait!