Monday, April 26, 2010

muscle burns fat!

I just love Chalene Johnson!  She is so motivating and truly wants us to be healthy and happy!  If you have done her Turbo Jam videos, you know that she is so full of energy and peppy!  I know that I have mentioned it before (probably many times over), but Turbo Jam is what got me started back on my physical fitness journey.  It is so much fun, you don't even feel like you are working out, it's a blast!  I liked it so much that I even got certified to teach TurboKick ( the live version of Turbo Jam) and piyo ( a combo of pilates and yoga, it's unlike any pilates or yoga you've ever been to!)    Check out Chalene Johnson on twitter or facebook and be sure to watch her motivational videos on youtube!

Chalene came out with ChaLEAN Extreme a little over a year ago and it is another favorite!  In this workout she talks about muscle burning fat!  You will not bulk up from lifting weights, you will get lean muscle mass and look GREAT!

ChaLEAN Extreme is a 90 day program that will boost your metabolism and have you burning body fat like crazy!  15 workouts and a motivational cd by Chalene and a healthy eats and  kitchen makeover dvd.  You also get a meal plan and recipes that will help you reach your goals!

I have done 1 round of this program and will be doing it again when I finish the current program of P90X and Slim in 6.  I highly recommend this workout if you like to lift weights and want to see great results!

The meal plan is heavy on animal products.  I think it can be subbed for a vegetarian or vegan plan, but it will take some modifications.

High Fiber Breakfast Muffin

1 - 1/2 cups wheat bran fiber
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/3 cup canola oil
1 egg
2/3 cup brown sugar, unpacked
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
12 paper muffin liners

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line 12 muffin cups with paper muffin liners.  Mix the wheat bran and the buttermilk and allow to stand for 10 mins.  Then beat the oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and ad this to the bran mixture.  In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Sift the flour mix into the buttermilk mix and combine, but do not overmix.  Then fold in the walnuts.  Spoon batter into muffin tins and bake for 15 - 20 mins or until a toothpick inserted in a muffin comes out clean.  Serve 1 muffin with 1/2 cup cottage cheese or 1 egg for breakfast.

Previewing this workout tonight at Fit Club!  If you are in the area, please let me know and I'll get you info on our local Fit Club!  Try the workout, you will love it!  Muscle truly does burn fat!