Monday, December 28, 2015

HAMMER & CHISEL REVIEW

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As i had anticipated, I knew this program would rock our socks! It is so far one of my favorite programs.... I am almost done with week 3 and unfortunately will have to stop it for now because I have been given an opportunity of a lifetime that I couldn't pass. With some sadness I have to put it on the side until March but in the mean time, I will be starting a new workout program we haven't released yet, 22 Minute Hard Corps, created by Tony Horton, inspired on military boot-camp style training.  I will have to be so strict and good with this program to really be able to show what it can do, so stay tuned for updates on my journey as I go. 

As far as Hammer & Chisel goes, I was planning on starting over January 4th with my challenger and coaches but this is such a great opportunity that for now, I'll tell you my thoughts..... but I don't really have a personal before and after picture with this program, that I can show you but I will in due time.  


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Ok, so lets talk about H&C... definitely Beachbody, Sagi Kalev and Autumn Calabrese nailed it with this one.  It is like nothing else on our library of programs. Combines all different types of training to make sure we are making improvements in our fitness, endurance, strength, balance, physique, muscle definition, etc... and of course easy to follow nutrition without counting macros, weighing food, just use the color coded containers and prep your food and you are good to go! you get all you need for a well rounded training schedule.  

You work your entire body! the workouts are all completely different so you don't get bored from repeating the same routines.  Up until week 2 I had not repeated a workout, that's because of all the variety there is.  The moves are completely different and there are lots of different exercises we haven't seen before in any of the other Beachbody programs.... mmmm pistol squats?? ouch!!! amazing for the glutes and legs....  and they are done on the floor or on the bench.

I do have to say I notice that my butt is rounder, lifted, my back is gaining some more definition which I am working on, thanks to the pull-ups!!! the pull-up assist is going to be your best friend if you have a chin up bar at home, definitely get the assist, and rock those pull-ups with assistance until you get stronger and rock some real pull-ups.. that's my goal. 10 pull-up without the assist. 

Another part I'm loving about this program is that the trainers are both focusing on pointing out correct form and that's so important in my opinion, not just for fitness enthusiasts but for everyone, this way we prevent injuries and enhance results.  

I am hooked! and like i said before, really sad to have to put it away for a little while but I'm glad I started it and I am very excited to lead my challengers and coaches who starting this journey this month of January. 

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

turn your resolutions into Results this 2016

Set yourself up for Success this new year! Turn your Resolutions into Results! I'll be by your side of you let me join you! 
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Avoid cravings 411

New stash of teas. This is my go to when I feel like having something warm in the afternoon or at night during team calls and when I'm working. And if you get cravings for sweets at night, like me, queen of cravings, add a little stevia or a tsp of honey to one of these and cravings be gone. 👌🏻make sure you brush your teeth, clean up the kitchen and turn the lights off. Get out of there!! 

Grab a book, A magazine or go to sleep.

You work really hard to mess up your hard work with those late night treats! 

If you find other yummy flavors let me know! I got these ones are Walmart, cheaper than Whole Foods 🙃 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

HOLIDAY PARTIES - weight gain prevention tips

I love this Season! Christmas & New Year's is such a great time to celebrate, have fun and splurge. With these tips i think we can achieve some balance while we still enjoy a good time. What do you think? I hate having to start the year with Holiday weight to lose.
What is your favorite Holiday food? I am sooo looking forward to Pernil cooked in the Crockpot and a very traditional dish from my mom's city, Medellin called Natilla and Bunuelos (yes they are sugary, starchy and oh so yummy) so i will splurge on them like a boss and just skip other things that really don't matter too much to my taste buds. 

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Almond Crusted Chicken

Family favorite without a doubt. I hope your family enjoys this one as much as we do.  IT's very versatile.  Serve it with a side of pasta or brown rice and veggies, or with a Salad. 


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MAKES 6 SERVINGS 
Total Time: 41 min. • Prep Time: 25 min. • Cooking Time: 16 min. 
CONTAINER EQUIVALENTS per serving: 
1 Green
1 Red
½ Orange
1  tsp

Ingredients: 
6 (4-oz.) raw chicken breasts, boneless, skinless 
½ cup almond flour 
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 
1½ tsp. finely grated lemon peel (lemon zest) 
¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt) 
¼ tsp. ground black pepper 
1 large egg, lightly beaten 
¼ cup water 
1 Tbsp. olive oil (or extra-virgin organic coconut oil) 
3 tsp. olive oil 
6 cups mixed vegetables 
Fresh parsley (for garnish; optional) 


Preparation: 
1. Preheat oven to 425° F. (220° C.). 

2. Place a chicken breast on a cutting board. Hold it flat with the palm of one hand and, with a chef’s knife in the other hand, carefully slice it in half horizontally (parallel to the cutting board). Repeat with remaining chicken. 

3. Place each chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound with a mallet or tenderizer until ¼-inch thick (or about twice the original size). Set aside. 

4. Combine almond flour, garlic, lemon peel, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish; mix well. Set aside. 

5. Combine egg and water in a shallow dish; whisk to blend. 

6. Dip each chicken breast into the egg mixture; dredge in almond flour mixture until evenly coated. Set aside.
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7. Heat oil in large, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. 

8. Add chicken breasts; cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn chicken. 

9. Place skillet in oven; bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of each breast reads 165° F. (75° C.).  Note: I don't have a skillet that is oven safe so I used a baking tray, covered with aluminum foil, and placed the chicken over it and then used it for the baking process.  Works just fine as well. Don't worry. 

10. While chicken is baking, heat olive oil in medium skillet over medium heat. 

11. Add vegetables, cook stirring frequently for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender-crisp. 

12. Serve chicken with vegetables garnished with parsley (if desired).

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TUNA SALAD WITH ARTICHOKES AND OLIVES


I never in a million years would've thought about this ingredients combined. I mean I recently started liking Black olives and artichoke hearts kind of scared me, but i wanted to experiment with new flavors! i am so glad i did!!! it came out delicious!! if you like the ingredients, definitely give it a try! you are going to love it!

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MAKES 4 SERVINGS about 1½ cups each 
Total Time: 20 min. • Prep Time: 20 min. • Cooking Time: None 

CONTAINER EQUIVALENTS per serving: 
1 green
red
orange
1 tsp

5 cans (5-oz. ea.) chunk light tuna, packed in water, drained 
3 cups artichoke hearts, packed in water, drained, chopped 
1 cup chopped red bell peppers 
40 medium black olives, chopped 
4 tsp. all-natural mayonnaise (i didn't use mayo, instead i used 4 tsp olive oil)
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 
1½ tsp. chopped fresh oregano (or ½ tsp. dried oregano) 
¼ tsp. ground black pepper 
4 large Boston (or Bibb) lettuce leaves

1. Combine tuna, artichoke hearts, bell peppers, olives, mayonnaise, lemon juice, oregano, and pepper in a medium bowl; mix well. 
2. Place a leaf of lettuce on each of four serving plates; top evenly with tuna salad. 
3. Serve immediately. 

I had Romaine lettuce and it doesn't work too well as taco shells so I just cut them and spread them on a plate and then placed the salad on top.  Delicious!!! 

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Hammer & Chisel Meal Plan

I am on Day 5 of this new program and i have to tell you I am in love with the workouts and the routine I'm getting into.  My muscles are feeling the love for sure. Yesterday was rest day, thank God cause i woe up sore! I love that feeling! Today I am feeling recharged and ready to keep going! 

So since yesterday was rest day I Woke up early before the kids got up and sat down to work on the meal plan for my specific goal of getting leaner. I love that this program allows to customize your meal plan according to your goals. The hardest part is always aligning the nutrition for best results. The working out part comes so easy for so many people, me included, but the reality is where the best results come from is from the right nutrition. Put in a little bit of effort into planning it and it's going to be so worth it. 


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PLANNING ALL THE MEALS  FOR THE WEEK 

I am following Plan A  because my goal is to lean outt and reduce body fat which is a tough one when you are not very strict with your nutrition.  I love that I can really customize the nutrition plan to meet my own personal needs and at the same time I can help my clients do the same...  Not everyone has the same goals and level of activity or fitness so it's great to have different options.  

This is my meal plan this first week,  you can check it out and have an idea of what I will eat per day.  I prefer to keep it simple, my best friend is REPETITION, to make it easier for my time management and my brain. Most afternoons i cook more make extras for lunch the following day.  I don't need fancy meals. I love cooking but it must be simple and nutritious.  
I started last Thursday so I will have my rest days on a Sundays. 

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HAMMER & CHISEL MEAL PLAN A


You can create your own, go to this previous article i wrote where i share more on meal planning and my google spreadsheet .... you cannot edit mine but you can make a copy  by going to file, make a copy and then edit it to your own needs. let me knwo if you need help with it. but it's really easy. 


If you have any questions please feel free to post below in the comments or message me at 618fitness@gmail.com

This is a little preview of one of the workouts which is all Plyoemtrics. It was super fun and effective. 


I will be launching another Hammer and Chisel Challenge Group Starting on January 4th. YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN ME and start the New Year off right!


Complete this Challenger interest form and I will contact you with all the details to place your order of your program and the best price options right now. No need for fancy equipment.  A bench or floor, two sets of weights (one pair of medium weight, one pair of heavy weight) and a band. Or if you wish you can of course use the bench, the pull up bar and of course the weights. The workouts have modifiers who show the different equpiment and gadgets as well as levels of intensity.  
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