Happy Sunday!! We are already heading in to the second week of August! Yikes!! Well, it took me an extra week, but, I got through Week 2 of CIZE!! I'll be honest, I skipped a workout or two and when that happens I like to just start my week over again. Plus, the routines got a little tough so I used it as some extra practice to get the routines mastered. So, I'm going to keep this post short and to the point! In week 2 of Cize there are two different routines. Full Out, with some great Destiny's Child music, and In the Pocket, which has music by Ariana Grande. In week 2 the routines get to be a little quicker, which is great! Talk about working up a sweat!! Below you will see the finished product of both workouts!
If you are thinking to yourself...I could never learn that....THINK AGAIN!! Shaun T does an AWESOME JOB at spending extremely structured time through the first 30 minutes or so of the workouts before you "Cize It Up" and add it to the music. And when it comes down to it, it's all about having some fun while getting some exercise in! As you can see, my 3 and 5 year old daughter's are still loving the program! This is the first program that I have had where my girls spend more than a couple of minutes trying to follow along. They are truly having fun!!
Cize Week 2
Yep, you guessed it! I even did CIZE on the porch!!
I am excited to jump in to week 3 and learn the last two routines! Something that I have been doing before my full workout is doing the "CIZE IT UP" portion of each workout. It lasts about 3-5 minutes each and it a great warm up before I do the full workout. Plus, it's fun! There is easy access to these portions of the workouts on Beachbody on Demand, which has been a go-to in this house!
CIZE IT UP!
I have to say, my husband made fun of my last night when at around 8:00pm I said that I wanted to work out. Yes, on a Saturday night! I know, we have such exciting lives! haha. I didn't get a chance to work out in the morning and wanted to take advantage of my rest day today. I will say, however, I heard him humming and singing the songs the rest of the night!
Let's talk NUTRITION!
My nutrition has been pretty on point throughout the program; however, I have had some cheats here and there.
CIZE Meal Plan
My meals are based mainly on some of my go-to snacks and lunches as well as the FIXATE cookbook and the CIZE Eat Up plan. As always, I have been sticking with my morning Shakeology EVERY SINGLE DAY. It really does help me get up and moving in the morning. I honestly look forward to it as soon as I wake up! I mean, come on, who WOULDN'T love a peanut butter banana milkshake for breakfast, especially knowing that you are getting your daily dose of nutrients?!!
I did try something new this week before one of my workouts. Beachbody has released a brand new Performance Line of products that will help to enhance and recover from your workouts. While Coach Summit in Nashville, I was able to get my hands on a sample pack that included individual serving of each product (Energize, Hydrate, Recover, Recharge, and Creatine). After the RAVE reviews from my friends, I decided to give ENERGIZE a try. Let me tell you, the name fits PERFECTLY!! First of all, it was like drinking a glass of lemonade. YUM! Secondly, after about 15-20 minutes I really did feel energized and ready to rock my workout. In fact, I busted out a double workout! HA! I definitely plan to get myself some of this before the end of August since there is free shipping going on right now!
Beachbody Performance Line - Energize
The second product that I tried was called RECOVER. It is a chocolate flavor and kinda tastes like instant hot chocolate (except cold)! This too was really good! For doing a double workout (plus the 8 minute Cize Ab workout) I have to say, I wasn't that sore!
Beachbody Performance Line - Recover
Ok I just want to take a little bit more time sharing with you some of the recent recipes I have tried. First up, I have Banana Pie Oatmeal. Talk about DELICIOUS!! I got this recipe from the CIZE Eating Plan book. And actually, it was called Apply Pie Oatmeal and I totally messed up my pic. So, the next day I tried it with bananas and sure enough, it was really good!!
Here's the recipe:
*1/4 cup steel cut oats (add about 3/4 cup water and cook on stove or microwave) * 1/2 large banana - chopped (or you could make it in to an Apple pie and do 1 cup chopped apples). * 8 walnut halves, chopped * ground cinnamon
Healthy Oatmeal Recipes
This next recipe came from the new Fixate cookbook. My husband and I aren't huge fans of Sloppy Joes but we decided to give this recipe a try. These Turkey Sloppy Joes were delicious! I got the husband stamp of approval to add them to the rotation list too!
Turkey Sloppy Joes
Whew!! Ok I TRIED to keep this short! After fully completing 2 weeks of Cize, I am feeling great!! This has been such a nice switch up of workouts for me since I've been so used to doing the 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme. While I still love those workouts and plan to continue to incorporate them in to my workout schedule, I have to admit, I REALLY look forward to my Cize workouts each day! It's crazy! At first I felt kinda silly having my own little dance party but now it's just down right FUN!!
If you want more of sneak peek in to CIZE, and an outline of the workouts, check out my Week 1 post HERE!!!
30 Day Back to School Challenge
So, I am now inviting YOU to my 30 day Back to School Challenge! Beginning on August 17th, I am going to kick off a planning and prep week followed by 4 weeks of CIZE!!! It is going to be a general group so any Beachbody Fitness program can be used, but, my returning challengers (who get first dibs on my groups) are all going to do Cize with me! I am officially opening up the group and reserving spots TOMORROW!!!
Let's face it, I'm not wishing Summer away, but some school years have already started and if they haven't, it is in the NEAR future. Schedules are going to get crazy and the relaxing summer days will soon be over. Why not start making these small changes NOW so that your transition in to Fall goes smoothly? Why not get on track with these healthy new habits and even inspire others with what you are doing? Why NOT have a dance party in YOUR home every day?!!!
If you are interested in my Back to School Challenge, fill out and submit the form below!!!