Saturday, December 20, 2008

ChaLEAN Extreme!

I got my ChaLEAN Extreme after a long wait, but it is so worth the wait. The packaging is great, it contains the workout dvd's, the Muscle Burns Fat guidebook and the Fat Burning Food Guide, the fat calipers and the Beachbody Thigh Toner (stretchy band that you tie a knot in).
This has been one of the most anticipated workouts from Beachbody in a long time. There will be launch parties held all over the country on Jan 3rd. If you need to find one in your area, let me know and I'll get on the search.
Chalene Johnson has really outdone herself on this one. Several of the test group members lost 60% body fat in 90 days! Oh my, that is impressive. Hard to believe, but it has happened. Now, it is your turn to give it a try and see what kind of results you can get. Who knows, you could even win the Beachbody Success Story of the year and win up to $250,000. What are you waiting for?
The DVD's that are included are as follows:

Burn Basics

Band Basics

Healthy Eats and Kitchen Makeover

Burn Circuit 1

Burn Circuit 2

Burn Circuit 3

Push Circuit 1

Push Circuit 2

Push Circuit 3

Lean Circuit 1

Lean Circut 2

Lean Circut 3

Burn it Off


Burn Intervals

Ab Bruner

Extreme Abs

Extreme Motivation (Audio CD)

This is going to be a fun journey!!!

I watched the Healthy Eats and Kitchen Makeover. It is good, has great ideas for packaging snacks, has some great looking recipes and just good information. 3 recipes are included on the DVD - turkey chili, chocolate desert and a protein shake.

I did the first workout - Burn circuit 1. I used the Beachbody resistance bands, just to see if I wanted to use them or the weights. I used the red band. I found the bands a bit clumsy to use and felt like I would get a better workout with the weights. I was messing with the bands and then trying to get caught up on the moves. Most of the moves are 12 reps. You lift slow and precise. You really feel the burn. The extreme moves at the end are KILLER. Those slow pushups after already doing all the arm/shoulder work are just HARD!!!!!

I loved the workout. I wasn't very sore the next day, again thinking that I need to use the weights to get a more effective workout (for me). I know that I am looking forward to the next workout - Burn Circuit 2.

The guidebook lists the workout schedule that you will follow for the next 90 days. Just think 90 days and I can have the body that I have always dreamed about. It doesn't seem possible, but I know that hard work, sweat and ChaLEAN Extreme will get me there.

If you are interested in ordering this workout, go to and get your copy today.

Don't forget: I am hosting a launch party in Joplin MO on Jan 3rd.


Date - Jan 3, 2009

Time - 2:00 PM

Location - Ozark Christian College, Gymnasium

If you have any questions or need directions, please feel free to contact me at your convenience at my email - I'm happy to help you in any way that I can.

Join me on this amazing journey to better health and a better body!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Fountain of Youth

Yesterday I did the new One on One with Tony Horton workout - Fountain of Youth. I LOVED this workout. It is yoga and about 45 mins long. I was sweating like crazy - hard to believe that holding poses can make you sweat like that. One thing I do know - I still can't do a good half moon LOL!!! I need to work on that one for sure. Yoga really does make me feel so good! It makes me calm down for a little while and really relieves stress.

Here's the info from Beachbody on this one:

Tony Horton One on One: Yoga - Fountain of Youth

You’ve never worked out with Tony Horton like this before. No set, no cast, NO MERCY! Are you ready to go ONE on ONE? Every month, a new workout will be delivered to your door. Plus, get a FREE DVD wallet to hold your new workouts!
Price: $19.95

Work Out One On One with Tony Horton Today!

Get up close and personal with Tony Horton and director Mason Bendewald. Every day, Tony is coming up with new exercises in his gym to keep himself and you in extreme shape, and Mason is there to get the REAL Tony experience on video. Power 90®, P90X®, and 10-Minute Trainer® were just the beginning . . . Now get ready for nonstop, heart-pounding action month after month.

Here's how it works. When you subscribe, you'll get the latest workout each month straight from Tony—you'll get his latest exercise routines, right from his home to yours. Subscribers also get a FREE DVD wallet to hold a year's worth of routines! Collect all 12 hard-core workouts in this special-edition wallet, plus get a BONUS surprise workout. Every month, a fresh, new routine targeting a different muscle group will be delivered right to your door!

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee We want you to be 100% satisfied or your money back! If you're not satisfied with the performance of this product, please contact Customer Service to return it within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price, less s&h—no questions asked.

I really like these workouts. Tony Horton makes it fun and you don't even realize how hard you are working.
If you are interested in this workout or any other Beachbody product, please check it out at

Thursday, December 11, 2008

ChaLEAN Extreme Available NOW!!!!

I am so excited about this workout. My copy is on the way and I can't wait to get it and get started on it.

Here's a link that shows what the video is like:

Go to for more info and ordering:

The ChaLean Extreme Package is huge and will include:*

DVD 1: 3 programs!
Burn Basics - a complete guide to the proper mechanics of lifting, the theology behind the program and how to lift using the super slow, super concentrated technique

Band Basic - a complete guide on how to use every one of my videos using bands so that if you don't have weights, or don't want to purchase weights, you can get an effective workout with tubing!

Healthy Eats & Kitchen Makeover - Spend time with me in my kitchen with Bret, and the kids. I show you how to organize your kitchen to maximize your weightloss and create an environment of success. We go right into my fridge, my pantry and even the cupboards. Loads of tricks and tips to make weight management more doable.*

DVD 2: 3 workouts. These are the three strength training workouts to be performed 3days per week in month1: Designed to maximize fat burn and increase muscle. Each workout is less than 45 minutes and focuses on a different group of upper body muscles and lower body in each video. This month you work upper body and lower body in each exercise, but not simultaneously. You perform between 12 and 15 reps.

Burn Circuit 1 -Burn Circuit 2 -Burn Circuit 3-*

DVD 3: 3 strength workouts for month 2. These are the three strength training workouts to be performed 3days per week in month two: Each workout is less than 40 minutes and focuses on a single muscle group and you perform less than 8 reps.

Push Circuit 1 - Push Circuit 2 - Push Circuit 3*

DVD 4: 3 more strength workouts. These are the three strength training workouts to be performed 3days per week in month 3: Each workout is less than 55 minutes and focuses on a different group of upper body muscles and lower body in each video. This month you work upper body and lower body at the same time with total emphasis on the core. You pour sweat in these! You perform between 10 - 12 reps with break down or extreme sets after each regular set.
Lean Circuit 1,Lean Circuit 2,Lean Circuit 3*

DVD 5: 2 more workouts on this DVD. Cardio and StretchBurn It Off! - This is an athletic drill workout using Turbo type music, some boxing, lots of plyo, push-ups, etc!

Recharge - An athletic style stretch workout!*

DVD 6:Burn Intervals - Intervals of athletic and ploymetric drills with 2 to 3 minutes of light weight strength trainingAb Burner, - It is what it sounds like... an ab burner! A great quick video for ab training using loads of kettle bell inspired exercises.

Extreme Abs - More of the above, with tons of core exercises!

Also included is Chalene's* Muscle Burns Fat Guide - the why/how/ science, etc. Full color photos breaking down each exercise so you can do it on your own, at the gym or in your own home gym! journal, a place to log your workouts, etc.*

Fat Burning Food Guide - recipes with beautiful full color photos!*

Thigh Toner Band*

Motivational CD - This is to listen to in your car. Total motivational! Finally addresses the brain power side of getting in shape. It's the kick in the pants you need and filled with mind changing info that will also help you learn to speak to yourself in a positive voice.*

Body Fat Tester - (fat caliper) Yes! Because your body fat is far more important than your weight on the scale!

What will be available for an additional prices:*

3 sets of varying resistance strength training bands*

3 workouts:Fat Burn ChallengeGet Lean Intervals,I've Got Abs!

Weighted Gloves included in the initial product is16 workouts, 1 band instructional DVD, 1 Kitchen make-over DVD, Motivational CD, Bands, Muscle Burns Fat guide, Food guide and recipe book, Calipers, Thigh toner, Body Fat Calipers

Pricing:1) Retail price for the Base Kit is $119.85 + s/h

2) Retail for the ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe is $209.70 + s/h

3) We are working on setting up the ability to get the Deluxe Workouts seperately through customer service and on the Team Beachbody site.

There are enough workouts and rotations for a year plus!

The only equipment you need is a mat, towel, and varying weights of dumbells (5-25lbs) or bands.

I will be hosting a launch party in Joplin MO on Jan 3rd. You can check out the video there or you can go to and check it out online and order it there as well.

Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments.

Yoga Flex

Today I did Long and Lean again and then followed it up with Yoga Flex by Kathy Smith's Project: You type 2. Yoga flex is a quick yoga workout. It gets the kinks out and I felt really good afterwards. It starts with a cat stretch and then works into down dog and up dog/cobra. We then moved into lunges and prayer, triangle and then got on the floor for some hamstring work. I really needed that, my hamstrings are always so tight. We ended with corpse pose. The workout is about 25 minutes long and just a great way to end a cardio or strength training session.

Tomorrow starts One on One with Tony Horton. I really like these workouts. Tony makes things fun and he's pretty goofy in these!

I'll be back with a post about the new ChaLEAN Extreme workouts that are for sale TODAY!!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Power Push and Pilates Core

I think I am back on track. Still not great, but getting better every day. Today was Kathy Smith's Project You Type 2's Power Push and Pilates Core. This was a good combination of workouts. Power Push is a good cardio workout that lasts 30 mins. Pilates Core is a tough pilates workout that lasts about 25 mins. The pilates was tough. The roll-overs are hard, and the mermaid stretch at the end is a good way to cool down. It was a little funny to work out on the floor with our dog, Roxy licking me and Dawn in the face while we were trying to workout. So, we got a good ab workout with all the laughing too. It is always more fun when you have someone to work out with. It makes the time go by quicker. I have one more day of Kathy Smith and then I will be moving on to the next workout. I sure didn't think it would take this long to get through, but I wasn't planning on the flu.

I have gotten a lot of my Christmas shopping done, but still not completely done. I plan on getting the tree decorated tomorrow and starting on wrapping presents.

til tomorrow

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Piyo Class

I am finally feeling better and taught my first piyo class today. It was good to do a workout today. Julie showed up and we made it through it. I'm so glad that she was patient with me and still felt like she got a good workout. I was sad that no one else showed up, but understand that this time of year is hard. Hopefully, we'll have some more people next week.

I'm going to start up with where I left off with the workouts before I got sick. This flu really hangs around. I'm still tired and not feeling 100%, but I'm ready to get back to my workout routine.

I got some Christmas shopping done this weekend and that is good. We've started putting up the tree. My house is a complete mess, but I'll finish it up tomorrow. Since we have moved, I'm having trouble finding all the decorations. Gonna be on the hunt first thing in the morning.

The kids came to eat dinner tonight and we had a good time chatting and eating good food. I love it when the kids are all here. We were missing Jake, but he is home safe and sound now. He went to OKC to drill with my brother for the weekend. He says he had a good time, but still isn't sure what he plans to do with his life. He will graduate high school in January.

I'm off to bed for now, but will get a good workout in tomorrow. Kathy Smith's Project You, Power Push and Pilates Core.


Monday, December 1, 2008

The flu has arrived

Unfortunely, I have got the flu. I am feeling better today. Not at 100% yet, but getting there - slowly. I didn't get a workout in yesterday or today for that matter. I'm hoping that tomorrow I'll feel up to doing more. I did do a little stretching, but nothing strenuous.

Just a reminder that I will be hosting a ChaLEAN Extreme Launch party on Jan 3rd. Be sure to save the date! This is one of the most highly anticipated workouts in a LONG time. The test group got great results. Losing up to 60% body fat in 90 days!!! AMAZING!!!!!!

Back to the couch to rest.