So I signed my Husband Up…

One of my favorite parts about being married is having a partner in life to push you to become your best and support you in your goals. My husband has, of course, been very supportive of my health and fitness endeavors, including me being away some nights to personal train and selling Shakeology.

We both have struggled this past year to get into a fitness routine with our sedentary jobs and busy lifestyle. When we decided to try Shakeology, we both immediately loved how easy it was to get our nutrition in first thing in the morning while he calmly reads to start his day, and I rush around 🙂 The shakes gave me more drive and energy to get up in the mornings and do my cardio/weights at our apartment gym or my Pi-Yo DVD on my yoga mat. I committed to no excuses in 2015 and have not looked back! He, however, wants a little kick in the butt when it comes to starting a new fitness regimen and not feeling bored with the same old lifting exercises or running.

Naturally, I recommended a Challenge Pack and for him to join my challenge group coming up. These Packs give you the most bang for your buck! It includes a DVD set of a workout, a meal plan nutrition guide, a 30 day supply of Shakeology, a subscription to the Beachbody online resources, and a support group to keep you on track.

I went back and forth on what program to recommend for him and settled on Focus T-25! Between Insanity, P90x, the 21 Day Fix, Body Combat, and others, why this one?

1. T-25 is 25 minutes a day, which with a demanding job is ideal for him getting in a good effective and balanced workout in a short amount of time. It’s 5 days a week with 2 days to rest. High intensity training like this one, has been proven to increase your metabolism, aerobic capacity, and strength.

2. The program is 70 days. It starts with an Alpha phase which is an introductory phase to get you back into working out again. Since he hasn’t been intensely working out for quite a while, I don’t want to scare him away 😉 After you accomplish Alpha, you move on to the more advanced phase, Beta, so the workouts will always be challenging and diverse.

3. He doesn’t need to lose weight, but simply wants to find a way to get his health back in tip top shape. It comes with resistance bands and works on cardio, intervals, abs, speed training… all things I think a former athlete like him would get into!

Can’t wait to see his results! and I look forward to having a workout buddy every morning! Check out all of the Challenge Pack Options here: MY SITE

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Total Body Dumbbell Workout

Only have a pair of dumbbells and limited time? This workout will get your heart rate up, tone your entire body, and uses compound exercises to increase power and endurance. These moves are foundational to building so many other workouts! I personally like to rotate 3x’s through 2 of the exercises and then move on to the next pair.

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Demo Video below shows the side lunge shoulder raise, forward lunge into row, and 1 leg deadlift with rear delt raise.