Thursday, April 3, 2014

So what is this 21 Day Fix?

For this post, I decided to tap into one of the most talked about fitness programs at the moment, 21 Day FixAutumn Calabrese, a celebrity fitness trainer and national-level bikini competitor can now add creator of one of the most talked about fitness programs in the market to her resume now. Calabrese is a strong support of portion control and persistent exercise, the two main reasons her program is so successful. Not too long ago, Calabrese sat down and talked with CBS – read the whole interview here.

Like the company I am creating, Calabrese focuses in on simplicity – simple fitness and simple nutrition, as mentioned in her interview.  Calabrese developed specifically designed color-coded containers to use for this program, meaning there is no constant measuring. While the workouts may be simple, the unique part of this program is that they are all different. Creating different work outs for 21 days, keeps you interested and prevents your body from plateauing due to repetitive movements.

Similar to my company, this program is made for busy individuals since not a lot of planning needs to be put forth. You simply fill the containers and go as Calabrese points out in her interview.
Today, people are always busy. Whether you’re like me, trying to manage school, a full-time job, and a social life, or a mom of three kids, everyone is going nonstop. A workout that is fast and effective is just what the fitness world needs and Calabrese noticed that. She saw what the people needed and gave them exactly what they wanted. Calabrese states, “When you combine simple fitness with simple nutrition, you have a recipe for success.” As far as I know, 21 Day Fix has been on backorder for over 6 weeks!

What I loved most about reading through this article was that Calabrese’s story is relatable. She has had a child and worked her butt off to shed the weight post-pregnancy. She makes things simple and easy to understand. She ends the interview reminding us that success doesn’t happen overnight and that if you have a long-term goal in mind and if you want it bad enough, you will work your way to that goal and the result will come.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sweet & quick dessert

We uploaded this picture on to our Instagram a few days ago. This is an awesome dessert that is so simple to make yet will satisfy that sweet tooth while keeping you full for hours. This dessert can also be eaten as a pre/post workout snack as it is packed with protein and fiber giving you sustainable energy.

All you need for this recipe is:
1 apple
1 tablespoon of peanut butter - I chose to used the natural kind
1 handful of raisins
1 spoon
1 microwavable cup or bowl (something to melt the PB in)

Cut up the apple to your liking. Take the peanut butter and stick it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and drizzle the peanut butter on top of your cut up apple. Sprinkle from raisins on top. ENJOY!

You could also use nuts or other fruit for this as well. Experiment with different flavors. You'll be surprised what combinations you can come up with!

- Alicia 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

About me!

I’m a 24 year old young girl just trying to get the most out of life. I am employed full-time at a financial company. I am going to school for a Master’s in Entertainment Business full-time. I’m also studying for my personal training certification and hope to be certificated by April 1st! Oh and I like to have a good time!
I started this blog as a school project. My main goal is living a healthy and active life. I grew up playing sports and continued to go on to play NCAA Field Hockey in college. Once I graduated I fell off the wagon. I started slacking on my working out regimen, telling myself I didn’t have enough time. And when I would work out, all I would do it run and some sit-ups here and there.

I started buying lunch every day and attending happy hours on a regular basis. I am only 5 feet tall so I noticed weight gain very quickly. I had signed up for the Sea Isle 10 miler and it was soon approaching. I didn’t take it seriously at all. Well the race came. I ran and finished it. Then I wanted to die. I was more upset for the fact that I knew I was better than what I had put forth.

That was an eye opener for me. I decided it was time to stop acting like I knew fitness wasn’t important. Like I said, fitness and sports were my life growing up. I knew drinking beer and eating pizza at 10PM wasn’t smart. Heck, I didn’t even do that in my college years. Why? Because I knew how awful I would perform on the field. 

I’ve found the perfect balance between working, working out, and eating to achieve great results. That’s what I hope to communicate to you. That you can easily achieve the body you want without sacrificing your everyday life.

So come along for this lifelong fitness journey of learning how to Be Fit. Be Proud. Be You.