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To Paleo or Not to Paleo? That is not a question!

Hello readers! I hope you are having a fabulous day and that you’ve had a fabulous week! I can say that  mine has been pretty darn nice. I started a new training plan this week that you can find by going to Mother Pumper and signing up for her newsletter. You will receive the entire 60 day program FREE! She also uploads the workouts to YouTube! Yay!

With this amazing training plan I’ve decided that I really need to take control of my diet. Like, for real. No more excuses.

So, I’m looking into the Paleo diet. While it seems like a tough transition, it seems to be SO worth it! I’ve absolutely noticed intolerance to certain foods like grains, dairy, etc. since eating a cleaner diet. Now I really want to take it to the next level of “clean” and see what my body is truly capable of, without the restrictions these foods put on it.
Restrictions? Yes. When I eat certain foods I feel tired, lazy, no motivation, less interest in just about anything. Not to mention the stomach/ gastro issues that come along with it.
I’m going grocery shopping Friday so I’m making my list now and researching all things Paleo.

I found this interesting and worth sharing:
“Why No Grains?
*Not healthy, no nutrients, not suitable for our digestive system – (causes weight gain and bloating)
*Contain anti-nutrients (phytates- more on that soon)
*Contain lectin (grain protein causes gut irritation) > celiac: gluten intolerance > destruction of villi in intestines > a vast array of digestive/gastrointestinal problems: constipation – heart burn – colon disease – IBS – varicose veins – indigestion – colitis – gall stones – hemorroids – appendicitis – hiatal hernia – duodenal ulcer
*Gluten (wheat, oats) disrupts insulin signalling (1 in 33 people have celiac disease)
*Lead to carb addiction (bread anyone?)
*Kitava study: No cancer, diabetes, heart disease or obesity. Intro to grains/dairy/legumes = disease started
*Inuits: 85% fat, 15% protein, no carbs = no disease”

(You can find the rest of the article here.)

I will NOT be going 100% Paleo because I do LOVE my Body FX products. There are a couple that I can’t live without like our Protein FXEnergy FX and After FX. The Shake FX will be a tough one, too. I’ll probably keep those babies on hand for those days when I just need something quick or I know I’ll be too busy to eat right. 

The hardest part for me is finding clean/ Paleo recipes that everyone will enjoy. I see all kinds of delicious looking recipes all over the web only to find ingredients not pleasing to my husband. If you have a favorite recipe site SHARE IT in the comments! I need all the help I can get!

 

Don’t forget to check out my Facebook page to keep up with my journey. I’m a fitness/ workout selfie photo junkie, too! Also, you can find lots of fun photos on my Instagram!

 

Who’s Ready for a Challenge?!

Happy Monday Fitsters!! I hope you’re getting your day and week started off right! I started my day with run/ walk intervals and long walk with a friend. 🙂

Here’s a fun meme for you, made by yours truly:

Keep Calm...

Keep Calm…

Whatcha think? 😉

If you follow me on Facebook you know that we are smack dab in the middle of our Sizzling Summer Slim Down Challenge with Mother Pumper. If not, or if you missed it, we have been running a closed group for our challengers where they have access to personal trainers, fitness enthusiasts, healthy recipes, workouts, group support and so much more all for FREE! Everyone is doing fantastic and having great results!

Well, I’m sure you can guess… It’s time to start thinking about our August participants! Who are they? Hopefully YOU! During this challenge I want to focus on finishing our summer STRONG!

Hey! I think I’ll call it our Finish Summer Strong Challenge!

Would you like to take part in the next group? Send me an email to fitifitness.bodyfxdirect@gmail.com and I’ll get all the info over to you right away! You can also shoot me a message on Facebook if you prefer. It’s super easy to join, minimal requirements, and lots of fun!
Together we can do anything!

Social Media Fitness Game #getyoursexybackmoms

Thanks to the fabulous folks over at Get Your Sexy Back Moms I have been playing this fitness game every weekend to keep myself active on my off days.

It’s simple:

*become a liker of my Facebook page
*each weekend I’ll post a photo of an exercise like squats, pushups, burpees, etc.
*for every “like” the photo gets I will perform the exercise as described in the photo (example: 5 pushups per like or 20 second plank per like)
That’s all there is to it!
Here’s an example:

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Social Media Fitness Game, Squats

Want to make me work this weekend? Follow this link!

I need my page to grow for it to be effective, though. I only have 14 likes so far! Please, go like my page and share it with your friends, on your page, blog or Twitter!
MAKE ME WORK!

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30 Day Challenge a la Fiti!

Yesterday I sat down with my notebook, a pen, and all of my workout notes. I was determined to put together a 4 week exercise plan to keep me on track over the next 30 days.
Why? My birthday is next month! It’s also my 1 year anniversary of becoming an ex-smoker!
I want to plan a party. A pool party. At my house, and I want to look smokin’ hot! As my good friend put it “smokin’ from not smokin’!” 😛
So I sat down, I created a weekly list of workouts. For example, Monday, Wednesday and Friday is: warm-up, hundredpushups program, abs, weighted upper body workout. Tuesday and Thursday is: walk/ jog, thigh & butt workout, plank.
I went on to create new pages where I listed different workout sets as options. There’s the warm-ups page that has nice cardio intervals, an abs page with different variations of my 5 minute ab workouts and the plank options, an upper body page and finally a thighs and butt page. They each have at least 2 sets to choose from, and I know I can add modifications or even substitute some rounds for other exercises to keep it interesting. I could even turn some into combo moves on days I’m feeling really creative and adventurous!
Here’s a little collage I put together of my workout plan pages. 🙂

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Fiti's 30 Day Challenge

It’s time for me to put the phone down and get geared up to start Day 1 Week 1!

*Have you ever put together your own workout routine? It can be fun! Go ahead, and give it try this week. Then come back here and let me know how it went with a comment, or go to my Facebook page and post it there!

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Healthy Saturday Lunch And Facebook Plug

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Saturday Lunch

Quick and easy, assuming you’ve already cut your cantaloupe and boiled your eggs.
1 extra large boiled egg on top of fresh chopped tomato, 1/2 cup fresh cantaloupe, 1/3 cups sliced cucumbers. Nice, cold, refreshing lunch for a hot summer’s day!
*Be sure to check out my Facebook page for my weekend fitness game. I’ve also restarted the Hundred Pushups Program! You can find the updates on my progress on the Facebook page, also. I’m pretty proud of my new pushups ability!

*How many consecutive good form pushups can you perform? Can you guess my number? Comment with your guess, then head over to Facebook to see how close you were!

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New Facebook Page & Twitter

I’ve created a Facebook page for the blog! You can find it at this link.
Here you can find my Twitter page!
I’m totally new to Twitter so you may have bear with me there. I have some learning to do!
I’m excited to start reaching even more people!
(As soon as I figure it out I’ll be adding the Facebook and Twitter buttons to the blog.)

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