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Well, it’s official, I’ve finished a full round of Chalean Extreme, which is 90 days. I didn’t miss any workouts. Though I really enjoy doing a variety of workouts, during this 90 days I tried really hard to just focus on Chalean Extreme, drinking Shakeology every day, and eating well. I just wanted to know exactly what the results would be like without the influence of other workouts.
So here’s my review of Chalean Extreme and also my Before and After photos.
I REALLY enjoyed the program. I actually looked forward to it every day. Of course Chalene Johnson is my FAVORITE trainer ever, so that helped. Her personality and positivity is contagious. But here are some other things I loved about the program: First, the workouts weren’t long. They don’t need to be. When you’re lifting heavy weights and using perfect form, you don’t need to spend an hour or more doing it. These were perfect for me, time flew by. Most of the weight days were around 35 minutes long. Love it! Second, I loved that though the program is centered about weight training (and lifting heavy!), there’s still two days a week where you do cardio. BUT It’s not your mama’s cardio! It follows the more effective cardio type of workouts – HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and Interval Training. The cardio days were a little longer, more like a 40-45 minute workout followed by either abs or a version of yoga (additional 15-20 minutes). Lastly, the thing I probably liked the MOST was being able to see results so quickly. And they changed each 30 days as the program changed. The first month was the ‘burn’ month. And I could tell I was starting to burn more fat. The second month is the ‘push’ month. And with that, my muscles started really forming and being visible. And finally, the ‘lean’ month, I really leaned out. My muscles became longer, and well, leaner. I’ll put all the pictures below.
So you can see, obviously that this program’s a winner. And I’ve always known that weight training was where people (especially ladies) miss out. That’s where leanness and toned bodies come from. Not to mention it’s empowering! But this program was better than any weight training I ever did in the gym. Seriously. Think you want to try it? You can order it through my webstore!! And when you do that, you get some bonuses that you wouldn’t when you order from the infomercial. Aaaand you also get me as your coach. Cool, huh? 🙂 You can order it by going to my site: www.turboromero.com
I’ll be doing the 90 days again. This time I’m mixing it with Brazil Butt Lift as a hybrid. Mainly because I really do love mixing stuff up. And now that I’ve seen the unadulterated results, I don’t feel like I have to keep it separate this time. I’m excited to share the photos with you, and I’ll post more as I complete more!
So, onto the before and after photos from my ChaLEAN Extreme experience.
Okay, here’s a BEFORE, before pic. As in, a couple of years ago. This was before I started running and doing Physique 57. SO yes, I had lost some of the weight before starting Chalean Extreme. BUT I also have a pic below showing the actual starting point before Chalean just to be very clear. 🙂
So there you have it – my Chalean Extreme before and after photos! I’m always happy to answer more questions if I didn’t cover something here, or you have other questions, please lay them on me! You can post below, as always, or if you’d rather, you can email me: firstname.lastname@example.org – I’m a fitness coach now, because I have REALLY enjoyed helping people find the workouts they’ll love and help them figure out their diet plans, workout schedules, etc. It’s the best part of my day when I can help someone else – so PLEASE don’t hesitate to reach out! 🙂
What workouts have you tried before and had great success with? Post below!
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I’ve seen on the web that there’s a big ‘hooray’ out there for McDonald’s deciding to offer their Shamrock Shake at ALL their locations this year. That’s fabulous – except, do you know how many calories are in a Shamrock Shake? How about the sugar? I promise I won’t lecture about it! It’s just one of those things that I’m sure most of us consider – whether you’re trying to lose weight or just be healthy.
Well, I wanted to share the Shamrock Shake I had today. I’ll give you a preview….first, it was rich, thick, creamy and sweet. And oh-so-yummy! Second, it was only 230 calories and 12 grams of sugar BUT it had about 20 grams of protein and countless fruits, veggies, and wonderful whole food nutrition.
Whaaaat? Yeah you read it. But let me tell you again, this was just like a dessert, not like a health shake!
Here’s the finished, minty, creamy, sweet shake that I made today
The secret was Chalene Johnson’s Shamrock Shake recipe. You can watch her make it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=solDD9CZWdQ
Here’s how I made mine (very close to hers!)
1 scoop greenberry shakeology
1 cup ice & water
1 tablespoon peanut butter
2 teaspoons Sugar Free cheesecake jello mix
1 packet Stevia
1/2 cap mint extract
Blend until super smooth.
That’s it. The peanut butter & jello mix make it sweet and creamy (and pretty healthy). And the Shakeology makes it super healthy and even tastier. You could add a little more pudding mix if you’d like it even creamier tasting.
Yep, that’s Shakeology. My fav! And I’m not usually much of a fan of the greenberry flavor, but this shake is to die for. If you want more info on Shakeology, you can see details and the 100’s of unpaid doctor testimonials here: www.myshakeology.com/amyromero
So tell me, since we’re talking about sweets….what’s your favorite dessert or biggest indulgence?
~To Your Health~
So, most of us probably already consider what to do BEFORE our workout. You probably drink plenty of water, eat an hour or so beforehand, and you probably even warm up for a few minutes before your workout. And then you get your workout in, you give it all you have (right??!) and then what? Do you hit the shower and then go on about your day?
Wait a second!
Try adding in some post-workout rituals to see even more success.
First, make sure you cool down. Alllll the way down. If your heart rate is still up, even a little, keep doing some light work until your heart rate is just about normal. This will help prevent injury, dizziness, and even help that metabolism to keep humming a little while longer.
Second, stretch! Don’t skip this part, please! Keep yourself limber and you’ll feel better, walk taller, and also help prevent injury. Long, lean muscles don’t hurt either, right? Stretch deeply, and hold each stretch for around 30 seconds. Stretch a variety of muscles, even those you don’t think you ‘worked out’. While you’re still a little warm (after cooling down, your muscles are still warm…but definitely stretch BEFORE you hit the showers, before you sit down for a few minutes, etc.)
And finally, make sure you refuel. Your body needs protein to repair the damage you just did. And yes, you did damage your muscles a little…that’s how you build muscle, by breaking it down and rebuilding. So rebuild! Grab a high quality protein shake or a little lean protein such as a 3 bean salad, some skinless chicken breast on a salad, etc. Drink more water, too!
So be kind to yourself, recover correctly after your workout, it’ll only take a few more minutes and I think you’ll like how you feel!
What are your post-workout rituals like?
- Shakeology Home Direct
- Fitness Program (such as Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire, P90X, Insanity, etc)
- Team Beachbody Club – FREE 30 day trial
We’ve probably all been told (or told ourselves), “If you can just stop eating chips (or sweets, or fast food), you’ll be good to go”. Well if only it was that simple!
We like to think that eating out is the enemy. And it is, to an extent. But if you’re not keeping a careful eye on what you’re fixing your family every night for dinner, it may not be much better than eating out.
Case in point; do you cook frozen pizza for dinner? How about breaded chicken tenders from the freezer? Maybe macaroni and cheese as a side with dinner? Take a peek at those labels. You may be surprised. All the calories, fat & sodium in these convenience foods is enough to make a grown man at least wince. Or enough to put on a few pounds. Just because you bought it from the store doesn’t make it healthy. For instance, there’s typically enough calories and fat in a ‘side’ of macaroni and cheese to just about equal what a whole dinner SHOULD be. Especially if you made it from a box.
Eating healthy and lean doesn’t have to be complicated. You just have to be aware. Your homework is to check every label of every item you use regularly and look at the serving size too. Be honest with yourself. If the serving size of your spaghetti noodles says 1/3 cup, put 1/3 cup in a measuring cup, put it on the plate, and see what it REALLY looks like. Is that the amount you usually eat? Do the math and see what your dinners really stack up to be. On average, dinners usually shouldn’t be more than about 400-500 calories, and full of whole grains, veggies and lean proteins. Lighter dinners can be easy. A simple, marinated boneless skinless chicken breast with a side of steamed veggies and a small helping of quinoa can be ready in less than 30 minutes. A light chicken casserole with brown rice can be very comforting and warm and also ready in about 30 minutes. Better yet, check out some slow cooker recipes. Look for things that use lean meats and non-rich sauces.
I’m happy to help vet ideas – or to send you recipes. Just email me! 🙂 email@example.com – and as always, you can always sign up for free to have me as your fitness/health coach: just go www.TurboRomero.com & click join. Select the free option and I can help you with your fitness and diet goals. Or if you want extra information, the paid option has the added benefit of a wonderful, healthy meal planner & the recipes are actually REALLY tasty and filling.
In the meantime, check what you’re cooking. Aside from calories, fat, sodium and all the other crazy stuff that’s in convenience foods, consider all the preservatives, hormones and other lovely things that they are stuffed with. Heck, even chicken nuggets are typically not real, whole chicken pieces. Sad, but true…and detrimental to losing weight and the overall health of your family…
~To Your Health~