It’s Giveaway Time Again!

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Woooo, I love giving things away! I challenged my followers on Facebook to help my page reach 300 likes and they did it! Love, love, love them! And now, because of all their support, I am giving BACK!

It’s almost summer. Well, unless you live where I live and it will be summer on Thursday (90 degrees, WHAT?!!). And with summer comes shorter shorts and bathing suits. And really, there’s not a lot worse than short shorts and bathing suits that look like this:

Poor Miley, still the BUTT of our jokes.

Poor Miley, still the BUTT of our jokes.

Yep, that is NOT how I want to look this summer! So I want to start working my booty NOW before I even step foot on the beach! And you know what – you can do it with me! I am giving away a free Brazil Butt Lift program to one lucky follower! Want to win it? Here’s how:

Step 1: Like my facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/kaufycup
Step 2: Sign up for a FREE account with me as your coach – http://bit.ly/CoachKauf (current coaches are NOT eligible)
Step 3: Comment on the giveaway post on my facebook page and tell me ONE fitness or weight loss goal you have for this year. You can find that post here – http://bit.ly/BBLgiveaway

That’s it! If you want an EXTRA entry in the hat, share that post publicly (so I can see it) and then comment to let me know you shared it. The contest will end Wednesday, April 9 at midnight EST and a winner will be announced on Thursday, April 10.

But that’s not all…you will actually be winning MORE than just the Brazil Butt Lift program! You’ll also get a 4-pack of Shakeology and 3 packets of Results and Recovery. If you’ve never tried R&R, you’re going to looove how much it helps with delayed onset muscle soreness — especially after you do a million squats and lunges to tighten that booty!! You’ll also be able to join my private challenge group on Facebook to get the BEST results possible with me as your coach!

Oh yeah, get those Latin "ass-ets"!

Oh yeah, get those Latin “ass-ets”!

Ok, so if you’re like me, you’re probably looking at that picture and thinking, “Duh, I’ll never look like that. I’m not a model. She gets paid to have a rear like that. Or she was just born with it.” Well…yeah maybe. But REAL people can get those same results! Check out this transformation that Kati Heifner had. She’s a REAL person. A fellow Beachbody coach and Bombshell. She absolutely rocked this program – and her back view proves it!

Six weeks for a butt like that? I'll take it!

Six weeks for a butt like that? I’ll take it!

So what are you waiting for? Get your BOOTY on over to my facebook page and enter to win! Or if you don’t want to wait that long, the Brazil Butt Lift challenge pack is on special just for the month of April. It is reduced to $140 – that’s just $10 more than buying Shakeology alone! And with results like that up there ^^^, how can you pass that up? ūüėČ

Brazil Butt Lift challenge pack – http://bit.ly/BBL-CPkaufycup

Brazil Butt Lift program (without Shakeology) – http://bit.ly/BBL-kaufycup

Exclusive P90X3 Test Group!!

Happy Friday! I hope everyone is staying warm today. We have a snow day here (yay no school!), so it has been a morning full of snuggles…and yes, I’m still in my pajamas! I’m not feeling at all bad about it though; my muscles are sore from yesterday’s workout, and besides, we all deserve a “snow day” with our exercise routines once in a while, right?

But I am here to talk to you about something that I am extremely excited about. It’s HUGE.

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P90X3 is being released on TUESDAY, December 10th!! That’s in 4 days! It’s like Christmas is coming early for me this year! Only I’m not going to start working out with this program right away, as much as I’d like to. I’m going to wait until my EXCLUSIVE test group starts up on January 6th. Why? I’ll tell you.

The latest Beachbody program, Focus T25, came out in July. I was still very much in the beginning of my transformation, and had a lot of work to do with my body. I got that program because workouts were only 25 minutes. And for me, that is completely doable. I couldn’t pass it up, especially when I was about to start back teaching full time. I started a T25 test group with a small number of women (and one husband), and we stuck together for the entire program. We drank our Shakeology, followed the nutrition plan that was included, and did our workouts. No excuses. In just 10 weeks, I had amazing results. I actually didn’t even really lose weight, but my body CHANGED.

Slide2You can read more about that program here. But because of my results that I got with T25, I am CRAZY excited to start P90X3! Again, you probably ask why. Why this program? Because the workouts are ONLY 30 MINUTES. That’s nothing. There’s a quick warmup, and then you work your body like mad for the remainder of the time. Then you’re done and on with your day. Boom. And honestly, I love love love weights/strength training. Strength training is what makes your metabolism skyrocket, which burns the heck out of your fat and gets you lean and toned. Not bulky, unless you’re a guy.

P90X3 FAQs with bephoenixfit.wordpress.comWant something FREE when you order P90X3 through me, your coach?

We all love FREE – right? Well, if you order P90X3 through me, as your coach, anytime from Dec. 10 – Dec. 31, 2012, you will receive an exclusive P90X3 baseball cap. These can’t be purchased in stores so make sure you purchase X3 through your coach! You’ll also get a set of P90X3 stickers! Haha I love stickers. Might be the teacher in me.

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So, when can I actually purchase P90X3?

December 10, 2013. Four days from TODAY! When you purchase there are two options:

Option #1¬†– Purchase a P90X3 Challenge Pack. The price of the P90X3 challenge pack is discounted from Dec. 10-31. Instead of being $205, it’s starting out at $180! In the Challenge Pack you get the 90 day workout program, the nutrition guide, the program manual, workout schedule, a month supply of Shakeology, a free 30 day trial of the club membership, and free shipping for the month of December. If you add up all the savings with the Challenge Pack, it’s a savings of over $125! See those people in the picture above? They did the entire P90X3 program AND drank Shakeology. Like their results?

Option #2 РPurchase the P90X3 program alone. The cost is $119.00 and you will pay another $15 or so in shipping.

With either option, you will need weights and/or bands and a pull-up bar. I plan to use a resistance band and wrap it around my stair rail. I’m crafty like that. (Not really crafty, I took that idea from a friend lol.)

If you would like to be notified when you can officially purchase P90X3, please go to¬†my site¬†(in the top right hand corner of this page) and create a¬†FREE¬†account. You will receive an email from me the minute that the program is released! And if you really want it, you aren’t going to want to wait. It’s going to sell out FAST!

So, here’s the most exciting news! I have decided to run an¬†EXCLUSIVE P90X3 TEST GROUP!¬†This is not your normal challenge group. Everyone in this group will be working out to P90X3. We will be working our tails off so that we can get amazing results to be used like the pictures below! It’s only gonna take 90 days.
As your coach, I will add you to our closed Facebook P90X3 Test Group. There, we will go through the nutrition guide and workouts together. We will check in DAILY and post our progress. Yes, you will have to take before pictures. I know those are hard to take. But I promise the after pics will be 100% worth it!
Our group is going to start on December 30, 2013 with our workouts starting on January 6, 2014. We will finish the program on April 6, 2014. That is exactly 90 days after we start! You will be beach ready before the bathing suits are in stores!

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Here are the FAQ’s of P90X3:

When is P90X3 available for purchase?
 P90X3 will be available to order by end of day 12/10.

Where is P90X3 available for purchase?
 Find it in the TBB Store and take advantage of free shipping until 12/31. The tool kit will also be available by end of day 12/10.

When should I order it to guarantee I get it by Christmas?
 Order by 12/15 11:59 PM to guarantee delivery by 12/25.

What special offer is associated with the release of P90X3?
 All orders of P90X3, purchased on TeamBeachbody.com, through a Coach or through a Challenge Pack, from 12/10/13 through 12/31/13 will include a free P90X3 hat. There are no hats for P90X or P90X2 orders at this time.

Is there an App available?
The P90X App will be available for Android on 12/10 and the Android version will include the ability to track P90X3 workouts. The functionality to track your P90X3 workouts will be available soon for the iPhone App.

Is there a vegan meal plan option available for P90X3?
 There will be vegan options included in the new P90X3 Nutrition Guide that will be available on December 10, 2013.

For tips and ideas on how to modify the P90X3 meal plan to be more vegan friendly, we encourage customers to post the topic on the Team Beachbody message boards (http://www.teambeachbody.com/connect/message-boards/-/message_boards/category/19535469). We have dietary experts that monitor the posts and provide some great ideas and direction.

How long does it take to complete P90X3?
 P90X3 is a 90 day program, split into 3 Blocks. Blocks 1 & 2 each consist of 4 weeks, while Block 3 lasts 5 weeks.

Additionally, the Elite Block P90X3 calendar, which is an optional block to be completed AFTER the initial 90 days, lasts 4 weeks.

The Elite Block includes 3 workouts not included within the P90X3 Base Kit. These workouts and calendar can be found within the P90X3 Deluxe and Ultimate Kits. In addition, they can also be purchased separately.

How long are the workouts for P90X3?
 All P90X3 workouts are 30 minutes. The lone exception is the X3 Ab Ripper workout (15 minutes), included within the Deluxe Kit. Most workouts include a 2-3 minute cool down period.

P90X3 Results with bephoenixfit.wordpress.comWhat is included in P90X3?

P90X3 Base Kit Includes:
16 unique and brand new workouts on 8 DVDs
Plus, 5 Free Gifts
Fitness Guide
Nutrition Guide
90 Day Workout Calendar
How to Accelerate Intro DVD
24/7 Online Support
Network Exclusive P90X One on One: On One Leg DVD
Network Exclusive Premium P90X3 Hat ($24.95 value) ‚Äď December Only!

Base Kit Pricing
Retail           $119.85 + S&H
Club             $107.87
Coach          $89.89 (90 PV)

P90X3 Deluxe Kit
 Includes everything in the Base Kit PLUS:
3 Elite Extreme workouts on 1 DVD
Includes free Elite Block Calendar
1-Month E&E Tub
3 B-Lines Resistance Bands

Deluxe Kit Pricing
Retail           $239.70 + S&H
Club             $215.73
Coach          $179.78 (180 PV)

P90X3 Ultimate Kit
 Includes everything in the Base & Deluxe Kits PLUS:
1-Month R&R Tub
Gym-Quality P90X¬ģ Chin-Up Bar
P90X¬ģ Chin-Up Max
Premium Beachbody Jump Mat

Ultimate Kit Pricing
Retail           $329.55 + S&H
Club             $296.60
Coach          $247.16 (247 PV)

P90X3 Challenge Pack
 Retail Price: $205 (December Promotional Price: $180) 
P90X3 Base Kit
30-Day Supply of Shakeology HD
30-Day VIP Team Beachbody Club Membership

What are the P90X3 workouts?

P90X3 Workouts with bephoenixfit.wordpress.comProduct links. NOTE: These will NOT be active until end of day 12/10 when the products are live in the store.

P90X3 BASE KIT:
http://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/X3Base?referringRepId=227109

P90X3 DELUXE KIT:
http://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/X3Deluxe?referringRepId=227109

P90X3 ULTIMATE KIT:
http://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/X3Ultimate?referringRepId=227109

P90X3 ELITE DVDS:
http://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/X3EliteDVD?referringRepId=227109

P90X3 CHALLENGE PACK:
http://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/BCPX3205?referringRepId=227109

I think you can tell that I am BEYOND excited for this program to come out. I love my weights. I love quick and effective workouts. I can’t wait to see what the end of 90 days holds for me! I hope that you join me and we can see what the end of 90 days looks like for you too!

Paleo Diet, Day 1 Success!!

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Today was a good eating day!! It was my first day of my Paleo Challenge, and I nailed it! Here’s a quick recap of my day:

*Energy & Endurance with a little water
*Focus T25 Rip’t Circuit with 10 pound weights
*Vanilla Shakeology with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and one scoop of Results and Recovery (not paleo, but it is my exception because of my fitness routine)
*snack of roasted almonds
*lunch was a big salad topped with tuna and salsa
*snack of more almonds and an apple
*dinner was a DELISH plate of baked thin pork chops topped with apples and onions, and a side of green beans.
*after dinner was an avocado deviled egg and some decaf coffee

Yes, I know that green beans are technically a legume, but I have found info saying that they are the most acceptable bean in the paleo diet. And since I didn’t have any broccoli like I had planned for dinner, beans it was. :-/

But I am still so proud of myself! I didn’t cheat! No sweets! No peanut butter crackers at work when I got stressed! That’s success in my world.

One day down, 6 to go. I think I can do this. ūüôā

7 Day Paleo Challenge

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If you follow me on here or on Facebook at all, you know by now that food is my downfall. I have no issue with working out 5-6 days a week. I love my Focus T25, I love ChaLEAN Extreme, and I’ll soon be starting Insanity! (Yes, I have a thing for Shaun T, lol.) But food…. well food is my weakness for sure. If it’s in the house or around me, I will probably eat it. Which is why I usually don’t even buy snacky foods for my kids! But between my husband bringing things home, or going out to eat, or even being around peanut butter crackers at work – my eating just definitely isn’t where it needs to be.

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So I’ve been reading up on Paleo eating, and I really want to lean that way. I actually wanted to start following a gluten free/paleo diet this week, but that didn’t happen. Not for a day.

So what usually keeps me accountable? A challenge. And when there isn’t a challenge available, I MAKE ONE.

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I am holding TWO separate seven-day challenges for paleo eating. There is some wiggle room for cheating, but not if you want to win the challenge! I’m going to push myself to stick with it for seven days, and then stick with it again for the next seven days as challenge #2 is underway!

If you are interested in joining the challenge that begins on 9/23/13, click here and request to join the group!  I only ask that you sign up with me as your free coach, and you are in! There will be prizes for the challenger with the highest score at the end of the week.

If you need more time to plan and want to join the challenge that starts on 9/30, then click here. Again, I will ask you to add me as your coach, but then you are welcome to join us and work for a prize!

Add me as your free coach here –¬†https://www.teambeachbody.com/signup/-/signup/free?referringRepId=227109

Good luck and may the best caveman win!

60 Day Results

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I really wasn’t expecting this. This past month has been…less than optimal. With so much stress, I have not eaten quite as I should. And I’m definitely an emotional eater. And I like to reward myself with food. (Driving 10 hours = appetizer, dinner, drink) So when I didn’t notice much progress in the mirror or on the scale, I was prepared to see no change.

However, that was not the case. I woke up this morning, weighed myself, worked out, and took my measurements. And these were my results.

Slide1 Slide2 Slide3No, I haven’t been painted white or lost a tan, haha. I guess those wooden floors really reflected some color onto my skin back in May. And when I look at myself in these pictures, I don’t really see a lot of fat loss…but what I DO see is MUSCLE!!! Check out those arms, baby! Welcome to the gun show! Never, never, never in my life have I had muscles like that. Definition! And my back – it’s hard to tell (thanks, pasty skin) but the middle of my back is more cut and the muscles are more defined. It’s also a shame that my legs don’t show off quite how far they have come…I have quads and hamstrings in there that you just can’t see yet! I feel them! And when I flex, I can see them. They are just still a little bit hidden down in the squish. But I know it will be more obvious next month!

My weight didn’t change. It was exactly the same today as it was the last time I took measurements. Sometimes I think my scale is a lying jerk, but who knows. What DOESN’T lie is my measuring tape! Today my waist was down 1 inch, my arms were down 1/4 inch, and my thighs were each down 1/2 inch. That’s not too shabby! Especially since I know I am building up muscle underneath it all.

So what next?

Well, get a little sun on that skin is one goal. Ha. And work on getting that fat off! Abs are made in the kitchen, so like I described in a previous post, I’m going to strip the fat off with a super-clean eating plan for the next month. And today was day 1!! I’m also going to continue with the last phase of ChaLEAN Extreme. It’s the lean phase and I’m more than ready to get lean.

Here’s what I ate today:

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Breakfast was 2 eggs, scrambled, with some onions, mushrooms, and a small handful of spinach. Mmmm. And coffee, of course.

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Lunch was a spinach salad with one Roma tomato, a few onion slices, and a 4oz piece of chicken, shredded on top. Lemon juice for dressing. I thought I liked lemon juice on salads, but it kinda makes my teeth feel weird. I might not use that anymore.

pic3Dinner was another 4oz piece of chicken (just reheated from lunch), 1/2 brown rice, 1/2 steamed broccoli, and 1/3 avocado. I wanted to put salsa on my rice and chicken but some girl who lives in my house (I won’t name names, AHEM) used up the last of the salsa yesterday and didn’t tell anyone. Grrr.

I also had some fruit, nuts, carrots and hummus, and a shakeology shake for snacks during the day. And right now, I’m drinking my nightly indulgence of decaf coffee, one packet of Stevia, and a little unsweetened almond milk. I felt REALLY good today. Worked out this morning, didn’t have a dip in energy at all. We all washed the car today and tonight I worked in the garage, moving around boxes and unpacking. And I wasn’t short on calories at all! I still had about 1600 calories today, and I probably earned about 200 calories from exercise – putting me at a net of 1400 calories. I’m actually more concerned about eating enough calories with the level of fitness I’m doing. I can always see how things go and tweak as needed.

I’m pretty excited to see how this next month will go! The challenge will be staying on track when hubs gets here next week. I tend to slip into bad eating habits when he is around (Did I say I was an emotional eater? Yep, happy = eating.). But with all of his love and support, I know he won’t let me do that. Besides, he wants his wife to be as hot as possible, right? Haha. Let’s do it. Here I come month 3!! I’m ready to kill this!

 

 

Take the Challenge!

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I’m pretty excited about two things that are going on right now. One is my new Clean Eating group that I just started TODAY on Facebook! I couldn’t believe how many of my friends (and my friends’ friends) have asked to join! If you know me, you know that I am very passionate about being healthy, and I really enjoy it when I rub off on others! If you want to learn more about clean eating, find and share recipes, and join a network of cool people while you do it, just ask! If you aren’t already friends with me on facebook, then friend request me here and drop me a note asking to join the group.¬† If you send me a friend request without messaging me, I might not add you. There are some creepy people out there, so I don’t just friend everyone.

The other thing I’m excited about is my first 60 Day Fitness Challenge that is about to start in 11 days! Anyone can join, as long as you are doing one of these 60 day workout programs: Insanity, Les Mills Combat, or Brazil Butt Lift. And 60 days? That’s nothing! And the best part about being in a challenge group is you have an awesome coach to guide you (that’s ME!) and you can share your experiences with other people who will be doing the same challenge. It’s all about support, commitment, goals, and accountability. To check out any of these programs, visit http://beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/kaufycup and click on SHOP.

Not sure which program you want to do? Here’s a little info. And pics never hurt, right?

INSANITY

Doesn’t require any equipment except your willing body. There are 10 discs with 10 workouts that will push your limits. It says you don’t even have to be in shape to start, but you will get results by the end. This is a picture of a woman who had AMAZING results with Insanity. And she won $1000 because of it!

LES MILLS COMBAT
Combat is a martial arts based program that includes 7 fun workouts. This guy dropped 46 pounds in just two months! His story is here.

Stephen B lost 46 lbs and 19 inches with Les Mills COMBAT

BRAZIL BUTT LIFT
Brazil Butt Lift, or BBL as it’s sometimes called, seems to be all the rage these days. It is a fun workout where you can dance off the pounds, and tone your booty to the shape you want! There are different workout schedules designed to fix a big butt, a flat butt, or a pear-shaped butt. One of my FB friends, Tara, won $500 with her transformation!
There are lots of other workouts out there, but these are the three that we are working with in this challenge, because they are all 60 day programs. Check them out, and if you are ready to commit and see a change, then let me know and we will sign you up!!
Oh, and did I mention you can win MONEY?!! That’s right! If you register on beachbody.com with one of these challenges, you could win some cool cash! Once you get your workout program of choice, you just go to the Beachbody website, and sign up. They guide you through it!

It’s challenge time!!

I recently became an Independent Team Beachbody coach, and signed up to do a 90 day challenge. In my challenge, I will be eating clean, drinking Shakeology daily, and doing a workout of my choice. With the help of my friend, Kelly, I chose to do ChaLEAN Extreme – 6 days a week for 3 whole months!

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You have NO IDEA how excited I was when my package was delivered today!! I had been keeping up with the tracking information, and I knew it would come today. You’d think I was watching out the window for Santa Claus to arrive or something. I’m not sure the FedEx man got such an enthusiastic squeal and thanks from anyone else today. My challenge doesn’t even start until April 1, but I think I’m going to have to at least check out my DVDs tomorrow. I can’t wait another week.

There’s still time to sign up if you want to join me for the challenge! All you have to do is purchase a challenge pack from Beachbody, which would include your choice of a Shakeology flavor (seriously y’all, I’m not lying when I say this is the best shake I’ve ever tried. And I hate shakes.) as well as your preferred workout program. It can be P90x, Slim in 6, Turbo Jam, or another choice … it doesn’t matter! As long as you are committed, you will see results. There is also a 30 day Clean Eating group that will start on April 1 for those who aren’t ready to jump into a workout program but would like to work on cleaning up your eating habits.

My goal for doing all of this is to mostly tone up. When I had K, who is now almost 4 years old, I was big. Like, probably had gestational diabetes and didn’t know it. That kind of big. I’d gained close to 50 pounds with him and it didn’t come off easily. I worked hard, watched what I ate (somewhat), and lost most of it. I’ve been hanging around my current weight for over a year now, and I’m still not happy. It’s not even the weight so much as how it sits on my body. I don’t want all that extra squish. I could keep my same weight and be fine as long as I reduced my amount of body fat and increased my lean muscle. Tomorrow, I get to use my fun little body caliper tool to pinch my fat and see just how much there is on my body. Yay.

It’s ok though, because I know I won’t look like this in 3 months. I won’t look like this in 30 days. I already look better than I did 2 weeks ago. From cutting back on extra sugars and processed foods, my stomach isn’t nearly as bloated as it was. I can button my jeans without a struggle. And that is a little victory in itself.