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Monday, January 25, 2016

The Masters Hammer and Chisel Progress Update Weeks 4-6


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I have been working hard these past few weeks with my Hammer and Chisel workouts!  I've had some obstacles thrown in my way but overall I am sticking to the program and happy with my results thus far.  I am truly noticing a change in my body.  Truth be told, I haven't lost much weight; however, I am losing inches and increasing my weights!  This program has really played a role in toning my body!  I know, we all want to see that number on the scale go down and often times we measure our progress with that number. The first lesson I learned when I started on my journey was that I needed to hide the scale and go by how my clothes are feeling.  I am someone who tends to lose inches before weight and I'm OK with that!!  After increasing my weights with this program I am certainly not surprised that my body is building muscle and "chiseling" out.  

So, what are the workouts like throughout weeks 4-6?  I'd say they are intense and effective!  While I do not recommend this program to someone who is just starting out on their journey, I DO recommend it for those who need a change of pace from their current program and would like the incorporation of weights.  I love the variety of workouts and the duration (30-40 minutes each).

So, here is the breakdown of what to expect:

Week 4: 
Chisel Balance 
Max Hammer Strength
Chisel Cardio
Iso Speed Hammer 
Chisel Agility
Hammer Power
10 Min. Ab Chisel
10 Min Ab Hammer

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Hammer and Chisel Workouts

Week 5:
Total Body Chisel
Hammer Power
Chisel Balance
Iso Speed Hammer
Chisel Endurance
Total Body Hammer
10 Min. Ab Chisel
10 Min Ab Hammer





Week 6:
Chisel Agility
Hammer Conditioning
Chisel Cardio Hammer Power
Chisel Balance
Max Hammer Strength
10 Min. Ab Chisel
10 Min Ab Hammer

As you can see, the workouts are switched up pretty often and they all incorporate weights.  The Chisel workouts do have more cardio than the Hammer and overall, you work up a great sweat and burn a lot of calories with all of them!  

As for the nutrition end, I am still following the color coded portion plan.  In addition, I am continuing with my pre-workout drink, Energize.  It definitely gives me the boost I need to push through and burn more calories with my workouts. I am also still incorporating daily Shakeology.  Shakeology is a nutritional shake that can be used as a meal replacement or as a snack.  I personally like to drink my chocolate/banana shake first thing in the morning before having eggs and toast a couple of hours later.  So no, you are not "drinking all of your meals" and you have at least 5 more meals/snacks aside from your shake throughout the day!  

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Cafe Late Shakeology
A brand new flavor came out the other week too called Cafe Latte!  If you are a coffee lover, then you DEFINITELY want to grab some of this! Coffee bean is actually seed and that seed gives life to a cherry-like fruit known as coffee fruit.  The whole coffee fruit (coffee plant)  is used in Cafe Latte Shakeology which gives it a great taste and also fuels your body with superfoods! I blended it with some water, ice, and a touch of unsweetened almond milk and it was delicious!


Below you will find a couple of meal plans that I used and am using with the program.  It's simple nutrition, which is key to your results!

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Hammer and Chisel Meal Plan



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Hammer and Chisel Meal Plan
 This week, which is week 7 for me, I am incorporating a 3 Day Refresh.  I have an upcoming vacation coming up and I seem to have snuck in a couple of bad habits throughout the past couple of weeks so I'm using the Refresh to get me back on track!  I am 1 day in and am feeling good so far!

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3 Day Refresh

I have also tried a couple of new recipes these past few weeks!  They were both husband AND kid approved so you should definitely give them a try!  The first was called Easy Chicken Noodle Soup and it came from the Fixate Cookbook.
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Chicken Noodle Soup

The second is a bit of an older recipe but used in a new way.  I make Turkey Meatballs and served them open faced on a whole wheat pita (which was toasted in the oven).  I topped them with some mozzarella cheese and a bit of parsley.  The nice thing is, you can actually eat 5 of these to count as 1 red container so this was definitely a fulfilling meal paired with a veggie.

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Meatball Sandwhich
While I wouldn't consider this a new dinner, I also made a phenomenal Nachos recipe too! There was a Pittsburgh Steelers playoff game on the other week so this made for the perfect little addition to the game.  
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Nachos

I excited to say in a few weeks I will be a Hammer and Chisel Graduate!!  I say a few weeks because I will be going on our family vacation next week and will not have access to my workouts since I will not have internet. So, the gym it will be! 

Because of my trip, I am opening up spots early for my February 15th Love Your Body Challenge!  More details will be coming; however, if you are ready to feel confident in your skin and would like the support, motivation, and accountability to do so, then check out the application below to apply!! 

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