Our 60 Day Core De Force Test Group Results

Our 60 Day Core De Force Test Group Results

The last 2 months have been a blast, a learning experience and a wild ride with Core De Force.  We are both in awe of what happens when you actually commit to a program (instead of just casually following something when we felt like it!)  We are just human and of course we have fallen under the same pressure others are under.  Lack of motivation, letting life get in the way, not taking our health seriously, too many cheat meals, the list goes on. But guess what happened when we stopped dreading workouts & clean eating and starting LOVING how simple it really was to follow? KICK ASS RESULTS!   60 Day Core De Force Test Group Results! Combined we are down 18lbs and 28 inches.  But those are just the numbers.  We also FEEL a lot different inside and out, which makes a huge difference on how we experience every day! TREVOR’s 60 Day Core De Force Test Group Results: Total weight lost: 12lbs Total inches lost: 18 Inches Most improved area: Stomach Biggest non-scale victory: Better sleep KASHLEE’s 60 Day Core De Force Test Group Results: Total weight lost: 6lbs Total inches lost: 10 Inches Most improved area: Stomach Biggest non-scale victory: ENERGY levels! (and confidence!) Our Core De Force Test Group Review: We did write a pretty detailed review of our thoughts, experiences and even food intake in this blog (Our 30 Day Core De Force Review) but we have learned and realized some new things since then! We like the length of Core De Force Workouts-  The longest workout is 47 minutes and the shortest workout is around...
Pumpkin Spice Latte – Good or Bad? The Truth about the PSL!

Pumpkin Spice Latte – Good or Bad? The Truth about the PSL!

When the leaves start to turn color, Starbucks brings back everyone’s favorite fall drink,the Pumpkin Spice Latte.  It’s been getting a lot of press, heat and attention on what it’s actually made with and we wanted to take a closer look to help figure out: Pumpkin Spice Latte – Good or Bad?  The Truth about the PSL!  But first, I just want to mention… we are NOT angels, judgemental health freaks, or anything in between.  We dig into the nutrition of things like the PSL in order to educate ourselves and our readers about crap lurking inside their cups! It’s about awareness, not perfection.  Good or Bad?  The verdict: BAD When we looked closer into the Pumpkin Spice Latte, I can’t say we were happy about what we found.  We had 3 major issues with this drink (and actually, most of the Starbucks lineup) Unreasonable levels of SUGAR I took one of the most popular orders that barristas are hearing: “Grande, nonfat, whip” and checked out the cals, carbs and grams of sugars.  It’s BRUTAL.  51 grams of Sugar.  In a drink.   To put this into perspective: An apple has 10g’s of sugar, an actual piece of pumpkin pie contains 25g’s and a Snickers chocolate bar has 47g’s.  This one grande, non-fat drink takes the cake. Why is this a problem?  Sugar triggers the hypothalamus like cocaine or heroine with a big rushing wave of dopamine.  Think that feeling could be addictive? YOU BET!  In fact, researchers and doctors are starting to see a rise in non-alcohol liver disease.  Pumping that much sugar into your bloodstream on a...
Our 30 Day ‘Core De Force’ Test Group Results

Our 30 Day ‘Core De Force’ Test Group Results

We can’t believe it’s been 30 days already since we started our Core De Force journey on August 22nd! We carefully documented our 4 weeks so we could bring you some insight on this awesome new MMA workout program coming November 1st, including our results, some examples of what we ate and more! **Update, since this blog has been written, Core De Force is now available!  Send us an EMAIL or ADD ME as a friend on Facebook to chat about getting started! If you have no idea what Core De Force is, we wrote a blog on the new program HERE, but it’s a brand new MMA fight inspired workout that incorporates kickboxing, boxing, muay thai and other martial arts to SHRED your core!  Our 30 Day ‘Core De Force’ Test Group Results! Trevor Total weight lost: 6lbs Total inches lost: 13 inches Area most improved: Stomach Trevor’s Core De Force Review: First off, Core De Force is BADASS!  However, starting out my Core De Force journey at 202lbs was definitely a struggle for me!  I had put on a lot of lean muscle mass with 3 months of weight lifting in the spring and then I put on some ice cream tummy mass from over indulging this summer 😉  I soon found that the more I got used to the moves, the stronger and faster I was at adding speed and rotation through them.  I am really not a coordinated guy at ALL and I was able to do these moves (which means anyone can do them!) No fancy footwork here! The 3 minute rounds really kept...
Top 5 EASY Meal Prep & Meal Planning Tips

Top 5 EASY Meal Prep & Meal Planning Tips

We have been asking our clients what their BIGGEST struggle with losing weight or getting healthy is, and they all seem to say the same thing: MEAL PLANNING!  We get it!  I would say we both agree it’s our weak spot as well, but over the years we have developed a system and some helpful tips that keep us in line 😉   Last week we did an entire LIVE episode of ‘Real Talk’ on this very subject: Top 5 EASY Meal Prep & Meal Planning Tips Watch the episode on Facebook HERE (which is honestly the best way to watch it, as you can see all the LIVE comments and live questions we answered as we went along! If you don’t have FB, you can catch it on YouTube as well) If you aren’t into watching our kickass show, here is a basic outline of what we covered for our: Top 5 EASY Meal Prep & Meal Planning Tips Meal Prep Tip #5 – Have other people do the work for you Not everything in meal planning and prep has to be done by yourself in order to be healthy and cheap.  We have found some short cuts that don’t cost us really anything extra and that also shave some time off our weekly prep schedule. Buy PRE cut veggies.  Our grocery store has EVERYTHING pre cut! (even onions!) and to be honest, they run about 0.20 cents more than just buying the full veggie ourselves.  This has been a life saver for us! Bagged foods that aren’t brutal.  Like unsalted nuts!  They are already portioned out for...
Weight Loss is MORE than Exercise and Clean Eating!

Weight Loss is MORE than Exercise and Clean Eating!

I can’t say it enough:  Weight Loss is MORE than exercise and clean eating! So hear me out:  Have you ever tried to do up last seasons pants and they won’t button up? Yeah, I think we have ALL been there.  The next thing we usually do is press the panic button, throw away all the treats in the house and crush some extra workouts.  Once the pants fit, we sigh in relief and then resume life as normal. … until… OOPS... the weight came back again.  (Okay!  We know the drill, let’s get started!)   But what just happened there?  Have you ever taken a deeper look into this very phenomenon?  The weight loss was not the problem.  It was the symptom.  The SYMPTOM of another problem that was going on in your life.   When we treat weight gain like it is the only issue, we miss the core reason WHY we experienced the weight gain.   Still following me? I will use my own past to illustrate this.  I was getting bullied and teased a lot at school and I started to use food as a security blanket.  Working out and cutting calories was NOT all that I needed at the time.  I needed to build my confidence back up, understand my self worth and combine that with healthier habits.  If I had JUST worked on cals in/cals out, I would have returned to my food crutch and the cycle would keep repeating itself.   I have seen it time and time again.  Someone will stock up on shakes, vitamins, pre-workout, and a whole library of fitness...
Ditch the Scale Challenge

Ditch the Scale Challenge

I was never a big believer of the scale to begin with.  That snotty little square on my bathroom floor that always shouted at me with a digital display…   While of course weight loss is super important in the over-all quest for a healthy body, it should never remain a top focus forever.  You could be ‘skinny’ and still HORRIBLY unhealthy.  You could be heavier than your goal weight, but still fit into the smallest pair of jeans you own.  It’s TRICKY to just rely on the scale.   We started the 11th round of our free 30 Day online fitness ‘Change Your Life Challenge’ today and it’s the first one I did not technically weigh in for.  Why?  Well, biggest reason is I am in Ecuador for 6 months and do not OWN a scale, nor is there a gym in a 200 mile radius of me.   So it’s time for me to DITCH THE SCALE and use some other tell-tale signs if I have been slacking or if I have been working on my fitness!     The Fit of my Clothes Right or wrong, how my clothes fit that day will have a lot to do with my mood! (How many ladies hear me on that one?!)  In Ecuador for 6 months, I do not have the annual ritual of hiding under a HUGE cashmere sweater after too much comfort food.  Nope, it’s all bikinis, shorts, and tanks for me! When I can zip that sundress up, it will be one indication that I am sticking to my fitness regime.     Dem Abs Okay, so being...
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