80 Day OBSESSION: How Bad Do You Want This?

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      What is 80 Day Obsession? The latest breakthrough from Autumn Calabrese, fitness and nutrition expert. A total body transformation that helps sculpt your core and shape and lift your butt at the same time. A different workout every day – helps prevent plateaus! A Timed-Nutrition Eating Plan feeds your body perfect portions […]

37.5 lbs. in Four Months with 21 Day Fix

 

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Barbara R lost 37.5 lbs. in four months with 21 Day Fix. She entered her results intoThe Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for August 21st!


Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I didn’t have much confidence in myself and felt so bad that I let myself gain so much weight over the past year (30 lbs.). I wasn’t able to fit in my clothes and it made me feel so bad that I was having to buy larger clothes. A very low self-esteem when it came to being overweight.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I knew that I needed to do something about my weight gain (for my health and overall confidence). Then, I kept seeing my niece Shawn (a Beachbody Coach) post her transformation journey and I wanted to give it a try! She inspired me to get back to eating healthy and exercising again! I wanted to live the healthy lifestyle that I knew was good for me, but just kept putting it off!

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Eating healthy, losing weight, and exercising! The 21 Day Fix meal plan helped me realize how much food I was eating and how much of the wrong foods I was eating. The containers worked great for showing me portion control and the right foods to eat. The 21 Day Fix workouts were easy to follow and Autumn did an amazing job with supporting and encouraging me to stick with the meal plan and workouts! The combo got me back on the right track of living a healthy lifestyle once again! Also, my Coach, Shawn, did an awesome job with supporting, encouraging and accountability through Challenge Groups and sending personal messages to me to make sure that I was doing okay with the program! I’m so happy to be back on the road to a healthier life through eating right and exercising!

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What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked the modifications in the 21 Day Fix workouts. It was nice to have that, so I could get used to the workouts and then gradually do less modifying. I liked Autumn’s encouraging words throughout the workouts. It kept me going and to not give up! I also liked the food containers and meal plan book! Portion control and knowing what to eat played a huge part in my success with this program!

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
In 4 months, I dropped from a size 16 (jeans/pants) to a size 8, and shirt size XL to S/M. I’m so proud of the weight and inches that I’ve lost over these 4 months (37.5 pounds and 32 inches)!

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
Confidence in myself has soared high! My health is so much better! I used to have such severe stomach problems in the morning that I couldn’t eat the first thing in the morning and that is all gone. I’m off of my medication for acid reflux and estrogen patches for hot flashes. I have more energy and I don’t feel tired anymore. I can do the workouts with less or no modifications and have gone from 3-5 lb. weights to 5-8 lbs.

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
Knowing that I wasn’t in this by myself and had friendly competition! Everyone in our group was very supportive in encouraging me to keep going and not give up! The daily check-ins were amazing to hold me accountable for my daily food, water, and workouts! Having fun postings to get to know each other was also very helpful for support and encouragement. I felt that I not only was letting myself down, but everyone else if I didn’t stick with the plan. So, that held me accountable!

How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Shawn sent me private messages to just check in with me on a regular basis, and to see if I needed anything or had any questions. She was also very encouraging all along the way! She gave me so much support by just being there whenever I needed anything! Being available was very important to me! By having the daily check-ins, just knowing that she truly cared about me and how I was doing every day was very important! She’s shown me compassion in every way along this journey! She loves what she is doing and it shows in every way!

How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program (such as Shakeology or Beachbody Ultimate Reset) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, digestion/regularity?
Shakeology was great for helping me feel full all morning long. It also helped with the food cravings throughout the morning. I felt more energy and less tired. I’ve always had trouble with constipation and it seems to be helping with that as well. I really like the taste and texture of the chocolate shakes.

How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program affect any existing health conditions you have?
I had a knee replacement a year ago and the workouts have really helped out the flexibility of my knee. It’s giving me back a lot of strength by doing the workouts! I feel so much stronger and less pain! Also, I now have no stomach issues (acid reflux) and my hot flashes are just about gone. I believe that working out, eating healthy foods, and drinking Shakeology has made my overall health so much better!

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Why 21 Day Fix Is The Perfect New Habit

Well it happened again—it’s a brand new year. January is a crucial month because it’s when everyone is thinking about the changes they are going to make for the next 365 days and formulating plans that will help these goals stick! Beachbody is all about REALsolutions versus resolutions and Shakeology is all about new habits for the New Year. What better way to stick to both of these concepts then with a 21 day workout and eating plan paired with Shakeology ?

If you guessed that we were suggesting a 21-Day Fix and Shakeology Challenge Pack, then you are one smart cookie! If you don’t know what 21 Day Fix is, read on.

21 day fix onlyThe 21 Day Fix program takes the guesswork out of weight loss. It’s a unique portion-control system combined with easy-to-follow workouts that fit into anyone’s busy schedule. Trainer Autumn Calabrese shares her passion for food and fitness as she shows you how to make simple choices that add up to life-changing results. Pair that with a bag of dense delicious nutrition, AKA Shakeology, and you’re talking about the best new move for 2015.

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So why is 21 Day Fix and Shakeology Challenge Pack the perfect new habit?

  1. This is a program that will help you achieve your fitness goals and better eating
  2. 21 Day Fix will give you results in just three weeks, so it will be easy to finish the program without getting side-tracked
  3. Each workout is only 30 minutes, long enough to change your body and short enough to fit into your schedule every day
  4. The meal plan includes several delicious Shakeology recipes, which you can use with your monthly supply
  5. If you decide to do another round (or more) of 21 Day Fix, the results will keep coming—21 Day Fix workouts are intense no matter how many times you complete them

Have you already done this program? Are you planning on doing it this month? Comment below with photos or a recap of your experience so far OR what new habits you hope 21 Day Fix will help you form! And this month only, Team Beachbody has a fantastic Challenge Pack Promo for this program, so HURRY and grab it before it expires!

 

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Autumn Calabrese’s Tips on How to Stop Making Excuses

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Autumn’s a petite Italian mom from Cleveland, but don’t underestimate the trainer behind the 21 Day Fix. This single mom with more than 10 years of personal training under her belt has gotten countless clients where they want to go—whether that meant losing ten pounds, a hundred pounds, or getting their body back after becoming a mom.

She’s in amazing shape now, but as a teenager, she struggled with her weight and still battles cravings, a tight schedule, and mornings when she just doesn’t feel like working out. Get ready to be inspired by the story of our newest trainer and find out how to stop making excuses and start seeing results.

 

Ok, let’s cut right to the chase. Have you always looked like a model?
No. When I was a teenager, I was that girl with frizzy hair and braces who got picked on all the time…I don’t want people to look at me and think, oh you don’t know, it’s so easy for you. Because there was a time when it wasn’t.

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When did that change?

I started dancing when I was in eighth grade. At first, it was one or two classes a week, but the next year my teacher wanted me competing, which meant I had to take a certain number of classes a week; the more classes I took, the more I wanted to take. Our teacher would talk to us about healthy eating and not drinking soda and that sort of thing so that we could give our best performances. I remember I cut soda out and three weeks after I did it, I walked into dance class one day and everyone stopped and was like, what the heck? They noticed it overnight. I lost five or six pounds, which on my frame, is a lot! But, they would never talk about you should be “this skinny” or say “you’re too fat.” I think that made a huge impact on how I work with people. My big philosophy is learning how to eat clean and enjoying everything in moderation.

 

How do your experiences as a teenager influence your training style?
I’m not the trainer that is going to scream at somebody and be like, do it, do it, do it. I’m never going to put someone down. I’m always going to be the cheerleader for you and encourage you to reach your goals. I’ve been there. I was the underdog.

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How did you get into personal training?
I came to Los Angeles wanting to act and dance. But, I have a bulging disc in my lower spine so I still couldn’t dance as much as I wanted to. I could book a commercial, but I could never book a tour. I could never be on Broadway because my back couldn’t handle that. I pursued acting and have my SAG card and did a commercial here and there, but I was waiting tables the whole time. I waited tables from the time I was 16 to the time I was 25, and was burnt out. I needed to figure out something else to do. I didn’t want to sit at a desk, but I didn’t want to teach dance either. I didn’t want to get burnt out on it. I looked into personal training certifications, got certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and started training. Then a couple years later, I became pre- and post-natal certified.

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Speaking of which, you’re a mom. Was it hard for you to lose the baby weight after having your son?

There was a point when I hit a plateau and I was like, OK, this is a bummer, but I stopped making it about the weight and made it about challenging myself in other ways. Could I lift just a little bit heavier? If I was out for a run, could I run a little bit further or a little bit faster? Could I put the baby in the stroller and push him because that’s going to give me more resistance? The weight ended up coming off and I ended up five pounds lighter than before I got pregnant.

 

Did you try and stay fit when you were pregnant?
I worked out throughout my entire pregnancy. I was in the gym in the morning and went into labor that night. I still gained 36 pounds during my pregnancy and I had a C-section. My goal was to get the baby weight off in 12 weeks, but first I had to recover from the C-section, so it wasn’t like I could go back to working out the day I got home. But, the one thing I could do was go back to my healthy eating. I was breast-feeding so I made sure I was eating enough for myself and for him, but I made healthy choices. When I could get back to working out, I did.

 

Wasn’t that hard? How did you make the time?
This is the one time you’ll see the tougher side of me. I don’t have patience for excuses. I’ve had a C-section, I’ve had a hernia, and I have a bulging disc in my lower back. For the last 10 years, I’ve worked 12-hour days. And it wasn’t like I only worked out with my clients. I had to find time in between being a single mom. And I still do it. And you can too. You can either make excuses, or you can make results. How bad do you want it? What are you really willing to sacrifice? Yes, there are sacrifices. Yes, there are mornings I don’t want to go to the gym. There are times I’d rather eat chocolate cake than broccoli. But, at the end of the day, I love feeling good about myself. I love having energy to keep up with my son. I love when I put on my jeans and they fit or when I put on a tight dress and it looks good.

 

You’re making me want to work out right now. Where did the idea for the 21 Day Fix come from?
Autumn Calabrese Working OutI started working for Brooke Burke’s site Modern Mom and picked up some celebrity clients. Then two years ago, I had the “aha” moment that I needed to develop something for my clients where they’re going to understand the nutrition side. I was saying, eat three or four or five ounces of chicken. But no one wanted to go get the scale and measure it. I finally sat down with a nutritionist and started brainstorming. We broke down the food groups and came up with 13 different container sizes to fit them. One of my goals was to not eliminate food but teach you how to integrate foods without overdoing it. The goal isn’t to be perfect. The goal isn’t to not enjoy life. Everyone has to have a glass of wine at some point and a girl’s got to have a piece of chocolate. But, the goal is not to do it every single day.

America’s problem is we overeat everything…even the healthy stuff.

 

Not the lack of exercise?
It’s both, but I think at the end of the day, in terms of your weight, it’s more about what you eat. If you’re eating healthy and you’re in the right calorie zone, you should be at your proper weight. Exercise will improve your muscles, your flexibility, and your endurance, keep the weight down, and change the appearance of your body. But I see it all the time. Those people who go to the gym five to six days a week but don’t eat right are all still overweight. They look the same as they did three years ago. I think looking like you’re strong and fit looks better than skinny fat.

 

What is your cheat food?
I am usually a cookie or a chocolate person. But, I’ve gone so long now without it that when I have it, the sugar rush is too intense. I get headaches and feel nauseous. But, if it’s that time of the month, I want sweets and every so often a piece of pizza, though I don’t eat dairy anymore. But, to be perfectly honest, I don’t keep crap in my house. I know what my weaknesses are. I know if you catch me in a bad emotional state and there are Oreos in the house, I’m not eating one—I’m eating the entire row. I’ll feel sick later and I’ll make myself pay for it in the gym, but if it’s there, I’m going to eat it. And if it’s not there, I’m not going to get in the car, drive to the store, and buy it. So I might go to bed angry about it and be like, I wish I had some damn chocolate, but I’ll get over it.

 

OK, back to the containers. How do they help?
Autumn Calabrese Working OutWe kept them pretty simple. People don’t have time to cook gourmet meals, so I based a lot of it on how I had to prep for competition. At the very beginning, it was chicken and Mrs. Dash, 5 meals a day. I was like, OK, I can have turkey, I can have steak, I can have fish. I can buy all the different Mrs. Dash seasonings instead of the same one. Or I can make a stir-fry out of it, I use oil and Mrs. Dash flavors instead of soy sauce. I’ve gotten creative, but it takes time. In the beginning, it was like, the recipe says chicken, I’m making chicken.

 

Some people who might want to do the 21 Day Fix have a lot of weight to lose. Any thoughts on how they can get a good start and then stay motivated?
The biggest thing is to have a support system around you. Have that conversation where you say to your household: This is important to me. I’m trying to make a change. I’m not forcing you to do it, but I need your support. Please don’t try to push me to have things I’m not supposed to have. Or, if you’re the head of the household, you just say, This is what we’re doing. I think it’s important for parents to lead by example. But, at the end of the day, you have to make the commitment to yourself and the only person you have to report to is yourself. That’s a switch that you individually have to figure out how to turn on. Until you can, your weight is going to fluctuate up and down and you’ll find excuses. It’s 21 days. See where you get in 21 days. You may not be perfect. You might cheat. You might have setbacks. But you also can’t let those determine how the rest of the future looks. If you cheat, acknowledge it, figure out what triggered it, and get right back on the horse.

 

One of the things I loved about the 21 Day Fix was how awesome my legs and butt looked after three weeks. Why the emphasis on the lower body?
The biggest muscle groups are in the lower body, so that’s where you’ll get the biggest calorie burn. Second, it’s important to be balanced in your upper and lower body. And, finally, I’m a leg girl. I’m a dancer. I think strong, toned legs are sexy and appealing. And, a guy with scrawny legs? Come on! You’re out. Out! I shouldn’t be able to squat more than you.

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Shakeology and 21 Day Fix: Secret weapons to getting healthy and fit.

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When it comes to losing weight, gaining energy, learning what to eat and when, as well as doing quick workouts that truly work, no one can tell an amazing transformation story better than those who’ve experienced it for themselves. Check them out. Get inspired. And be the next Success Story!

NAME: Ruth S.
AGE: 28
STARTING WEIGHT: 132 lbs.
ENDING WEIGHT: 123 lbs.
RESULTS: Lost 9 lbs.†

 

HELLO MUSCLES! Where have you been my whole life?

 

21 Day Fix taught me exactly what healthy foods to eat, AND how much of those foods I needed to consume in order to lose fat while building muscle. And while I’ve never been a “nutrition shake drinker,” when I started drinking Shakeology as part of the program, I noticed a significant difference in my energy levels, plus my cravings for sweets has almost entirely gone away. After 3 weeks I felt like the Energizer Bunny! Holy moly, this stuff is a game changer!


NAME: Alexis B.
AGE: 24
STARTING WEIGHT: 125 lbs.
ENDING WEIGHT: 119 lbs.
RESULTS: Lost 6 lbs. and 10.5 inches†

 

My life has been forever changed by 21 Day Fix and Shakeology.

 

I’ve tried every fad diet known to man and have never found anything that not only worked as well as 21 Day Fix, but was so easy to do and understand. I feared that I was going to crave junk food during the program, but Shakeology completely curbed my appetite. The only thing I craved during those 21 days was MORE Shakeology! And it gave me so much energy that I no longer needed a nap during the day. Shakeology tasted like dessert and it was the one meal each day that I couldn’t wait to consume. Now, instead of being skinny fat, I’m skinny fit!


NAME:  Crystal S.
AGE: 27
STARTING WEIGHT: 153.6 lbs.
ENDING WEIGHT: 145.6 lbs.
RESULTS: Lost 8 lbs.†

 

I tell EVERYONE I meet about 21 Day Fix and Shakeology and how much it can change their life!

 

I’ve been on every protein diet you can think of and 21 Day Fix and Shakeology is by far the best! My husband was super-skeptical when I ordered this program, but now I have to hide my Shakeology from him. Shakeology is amazing; it’s helped me a ton with my energy levels and cravings. Plus, I gained so much physical strength and energy from 21 Day Fix and Shakeology that weight loss was just an added bonus. I’m most proud of the fact that I can now compete with my USMC husband in a burpee challenge.

†Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition.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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Have You Tried?: 21-Day Fix from Beachbody/Autumn Calabrese

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You will be amazed at what you can accomplish in 60 seconds with the push of a button. Don’t worry about feeling hungry or deprived of your favorite treats. This program also includes a comprehensive eating plan with color-coded portion control cubes that makes eating right a piece of cake or, better yet, an apple.

What is it?: 21-Day Fix is the latest workout system from Beachbody, with fitness model and certified personal trainer Autumn Calabrese. Calabrese will have you ready to hit the beach with confidence in less than a month, with just a few minutes of exercise a day.

We asked Calabrese, via email, 
how the plan works and is able to get results so quickly:

Q: Why 21 days?

A: Studies show it takes 21 days to form a habit. “21-Day Fix” is designed to teach you healthier eating habits and get you used to exercising consistently.

Q: Your program is based on “new dietary rules.” What are they?

A: The nutrition component of “21-Day Fix” is based on portion control. Each color coded container represents a food group, Green is veggies, Purple is fruit, Red is protein, Yellow is carbohydrates, Blue is for healthy fats and cheeses and Orange is for nuts, seeds and dressing. I don’t believe in eliminating food from your diet. Eating clean, healthy food in the correct portion size is the fastest way to weight loss.

Q: Why do you suggest having a daily tablespoon of coconut oil?

A: There are a lot of health benefits to coconut oil. It is an antibacterial as well as an antiviral, but it is also what we call a medium-chain fatty acid. Because of its unique makeup, our body will use it as fuel instead of storing it as fat.

Q: The other key component is exercise. Your program comes with seven 30-minute workouts that consist of one minute of exercises followed by 20 seconds of rest. How does this type of training get the faster results?

A: New studies show we get the most out of our workout in the first 30 minutes. I wanted to make sure we are maximizing those 30 minutes.

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A: Being prepared isn’t half the battle, it is the battle. Prepare your food for the day so when you are hungry you have it ready to go. Push yourself every day in every workout to be better than you were the day before. Drink water. Hold yourself accountable and be stronger than your excuses.

Q: This program isn’t just for women right?

A: Correct, 21 Day Fix is for EVERYONE. Man or woman, young or old, weather you workout every day or have never worked out a day in your life 21 Day Fix is for you. The moves are simple but effective, YOU push yourself to YOUR limit. There is a modifier in every workout so you can start at the beginning and progress to the harder moves.

Q: How do you fit in being a busy, working mom and stay bikini ready all year round?

A: I’m a planner, I scheduled my workouts just like I schedule a meeting or a photo shoot. I prep my food for the week on Sundays. My son is very active and I enjoy playing with him when I have free time. Being fit and healthy is important to me so it is a priority.

Q: What are some of your go-to meals and snacks?

A: I like to keep it simple in the kitchen. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. 2 Eggs sunny side up with 2 slices of Ezekiel toast is my favorite. My go to snack is an apple and raw almonds.

Q: Words of wisdom for someone hoping to fit into their first swimsuit this summer?

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A: Order 21 Day Fix. Take it one day at a time and you will get to your goal. Consistency is key.

For more on the creation and test groups associated with 21-Day Fix check out Calabrese’s blog or follow her on Facebook

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My take: Who doesn’t want to look as fit as Autumn Calabrese? If 21-days will help me get a step closer count me in. I gave this workout system a try for several weeks and honestly I think it is a well-rounded and thought out program that gives you everything you need to lose weight and keep it off. I especially like the very creative color-coded food containers that coordinate with food groups and the portions you should be eating of that certain food group. I have never seen a workout program include such a comprehensive nutritional base as this one.

Being able to just fill the containers with the number of times my daily calorie requirement needs make it simple to follow and to take along to work or on-the-road. I received the Basic Kit, minus the bands and a few extras, but I did also receive a nice Shakeology bottle. Shakeology is Beachbody’s ultra-premium nutritional shake that is usually recommended when you purchase any of their workouts. I have yet to give it a try, but am considering it, you don’t need it to get the results.