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L E N T I L S A L A D

Salad:
Romaine Lettuce 2-3 cups per person
1 cup red lentils rinsed
2 tomatoes diced
1 green bell pepper diced
1 cucumber diced

Dressing:
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoons dijon
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper

Mix ingredients for dressing. Add cucumber, tomatoes, cooked lentils, peppers. Stir to coat. Use slotted spoon to top lettuce with 1 cup of salad/dressing mix.

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Insanity Max:30 – Month 2

Shaun T really steps up his game in Month 2. He takes push-ups to a whole new level. He assaults every muscle in your body and by assaults I mean sculpts.

Even with the with physically demanding nature of Max 30 it is still doable to follow the modifier and get a killer workout.

Tomorrow’s my rest day and I can tell you what I won’t be doing… Push-ups.

Send me a message at lbrown1183@gmail.com to join me in my next challenge group!

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Insanity Max:30 Results

Transformation Tuesday is here so it’s time for my results! Here I am 30 days in and 4.5 lbs & 7 inches later. I could not be happier with the progress so far! Email me at lbrown1183@gmail.com if you are ready to join me for Month 2!

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I achieved these results by following the modifier for a lot of the high impact moves! I can’t wait to see what Month 2 brings!

Month 1 Review – Insanity Max:30

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This is the face of someone that just survived month 1 of Insanity Max: 30 with 26 days left before vacation. I am still on track to finish the day before we leave. Those of you wondering if I am still in love the answer is yes. Most definitely, this may be my favorite program.

I loved PiYo and it did amazing things for my running but there were days that my heart wasn’t in the workouts. There hasn’t been a single day so far were I have not wanted to workout. I even managed to get in my first run since September on Thursday. I felt great and haven’t lost any speed. Just another testament to how strong IM:30 is as fitness program!

I would have loved to tell you I lost 10 lbs but the transformation my body has gone through in the last 30ish days has been mind blowing. I feel so much stronger and leaner.

I have lost some weight doing IM:30, as of this morning I was down 4 lbs. I will be taking measurements in the morning and my transformation pictures will be coming soon!

If your interested in doing IM:30 with me shoot me an email at lbrown1183@gmail.com The first 10 people to join my next test group starting Feb 2nd will get a free shakeology shaker cup complete with my favorite shakeology recipes.

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Week 3 – Hot Moms Challenge Group

Happy victory Monday! Mondays are always better after a Packer win!

I wanted to give everyone a quick update on my Insanity Max:30 progress. I wrapped up week 3 this weekend and I am still in love. I did my first official weigh in this morning. My scale had broken right around Christmas. I finally got around to picking up a new one.

I hadn’t been rushing because I feel so much better. I feel firmer and my pants are looser. I just feel fitter. I didn’t have high expectations as I haven’t been strictly following the nutrition plan. I was surprised to see I had lost 4.2 lbs over the last 3 weeks. I started a clean eating challenge this week (which you can join) and plan one sticking to the plan for the rest of the program.

If you want to join my 5 day FREE clean eating challenge or my 90 day hot mom challenge email me at lbrown1183@gmail. Put clean eating or Hot Mom in the subject line.

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Best Quesadillas ever!

I had to share this recipe from The Garden Grazer! Yesterday I was craving avocado something fierce so I made a grocery run this morning and picked some up. I wasn’t sure what to do with it but I came across this recipe on Pinterest and it called to me. I skipped the green onions because I didn’t have any.

I added some fresh Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar because cheese! Seriously I will find an excuse to add cheese to any recipe. I also added some organic Greek yogurt for dipping.

Next time I think I’ll add some black beans and a squeeze of lime?!?

It was amazing! Heaven on earth!

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Cleanish Bacon Mac & Cheese

I am so excited about this recipe that I am writing this blog before even cleaned up from lunch.

Honestly this wasn’t a well planned meal. I desperately need to go to the grocery store so I just kind of made due with what we had.

Since I am begin honest you should also know I only had about half the whole wheat noodles I needed so I had to improvise and add some white noodles that I had laying around. I would also suggest doubling everything in the recipe besides the bacon if making for 4 people. It’s just me and the little man this weekend so I made a small batch.

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup whole wheat noodles
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
4 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled)

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Directions:

Prepare noodles according to box.
While noodles are boiling cook and crumble bacon.

Add cheese, milk, and butter to cooked noodles. Mix well. Top with bacon and enjoy.

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The only way this could have been better is with beer and/or avocado.

Insanity Max:30 – week 1 review

Today was the first day of week 2! 7 more weeks to go!

So far I enjoy the program I feel like it motivates me to push myself to work harder each day. I love concept of maxing out! I go into each day knowing that it’s okay to take a break but I have to earn it. Each day I push to beat my time from the previous workout. I like some of the workouts better than others but I have yet to dread any of them.

Cardio challenge- I follow the moderator on a lot of the plyo moves to avoid sore knees the next day. I still end up drenched and Max Out well before the end. I love that there are no tricep dips or push-ups!

Tabata Power- This might be my favorite which is shocking considering the tricep dip series kills me every time . It works every part of your body; legs, chest, arms, abs.

Sweat Intervals- This one I was able to do a majority of without following the moderator. It was a good workout but it wasn’t as hard as cardio challenge. It focuses a lot on legs.

Friday Fight RD 1- Wowzers! This one was intense. It’s nonstop and I loved it. I did follow the moderator to make it lower impact for a majority of the moves. Favorite move in this one is the squat kick!

Pulse- Compared PiYo I was not impressed with this as a stretch/recovery workout. It was only 20 minutes which was nice but I would rather swap it out for PiYo:Sweat or Drench.

Overall I loved week 1. I lost 1 lbs in the first week. Initially I was disappointed but then I remember this little thing called Christmas. It happened right in the middle of week 1 and my eating was atrocious. The plan for week 2 is to manage the nutrition and keep rocking the workouts.

Plans for total domination

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I have never had good timing. I believe that comes from my love of procrastination. For example, I just wrapped up week 1 of insanity max:30. The program is 8 weeks long (perfect length IMO), we leave for Mexico in 43 days. I’ll let you do the math on that.

If I follow the standard calendar, you know the one for people that plan ahead, I won’t be done with the program before we leave. I would have to take a break and finish when we get home or bring it with. I know myself well enough to know that neither of those are solid plans for me.

That being said I want NEED to finish the program before vaca. So I did a little creative reorganization and removed some all rest days.

Before you protest and tell me your body needs rest, wait. I have a plan for that! I am doing the Ab Maximizer Plan. It has an extra day of work compared to the Max out Calendar.

So if I need a rest day I have two options. Skip the added pulse workout or double up later in the week.

As far as nutrition goes I plan on starting a 30 clean eating challenge on 1/5. I have a feeling that will be much more difficult on my willpower. More to come on that.

Week 1 results posted tomorrow!