Saturday, November 5, 2011

Former Skeptic tries Shaklee Sports Nutrition

Below is a guest blog I wrote for my good friend and fitness and nutrition fanatic, Amy Langeler,
I take working out seriously.  It’s my job, my passion, my release.  Nothing feels better than leaving sweat on the gym floor!  I have had some of the best workouts of my life the past 4 weeks, and I have to give credit to the supplements I have been using!
I have never been one to use a lot of supplements, protein shakes, etc.  I’ve relied mostly on eating healthy and making the best nutritional choices possible.  That said, I’m always looking for ways to improve the quality of my workout and recover.  So when fellow fitness and nutrition expert, Amy Langeler, sang the praises of Shaklee Performance and Physique, I knew I had to try them. 
I drank the Shaklee Performance before leaving for the gym and could not believe the difference in my energy level.   My workouts were more intense, and I was able to perform more sets than before!   Previously, my legs felt wobbly as I walked down the stairs and out the gym door.  When using the Performance, I actually had a spring in my step.
When I got home I mixed the Shaklee Physique w/ 8 oz of water for my post workout meal.  The surprising benefit for me was just how long I stayed full…3 hours!  Usually, after a hard workout (especially lower body) I am hungry all day.  My muscles recovered more quickly with minimal soreness, and I was able to lift heavier weights every week.   I love getting stronger…it’s why I lift weights! 
So, if you’re a skeptic like me, and you want more out of your workouts, give Shaklee Sports Nutrition a try…You won’t regret it!
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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Fitness for Every Bride

A staggering 80% of brides want to get in shape or lose weight for their wedding day.  And chances are, if you are reading this, you are one of them!  Give yourself 3-6 months to reach your fitness goals…this is the day you’ve been planning for your entire life!
There are many different approaches you can take to get into shape and get arms Jennifer Anniston would envy….which one is right for you? 
If you are……
The “Social Bride” (you know who you are….you drag your entire bridal party to every dress fitting, have had more showers than you can count and can’t help updating your facebook page with every detail about your wedding). Bridal Boot Camp is for you!!  What could be better than working out with your bridal party (all 8 of them!)?   A good fitness boot camp consists of strength and cardio and flexibility exercises.  Many Bridal Boot Camps even offer a discount for the bride!  What could be better?
“The Romantic Bride” (you can’t imagine doing anything without the love of your life).  Workout with your fiance!  Many trainers are willing to workout couples.  You can also train for an event (10k, triathlon, etc.) that will take place right before or after your wedding.  What’s more romantic than accomplishing something difficult with your sweetie?
“The Independent Bride” (you are motivated and goal oriented and don’t need someone else to help you get there).  A little education goes a long way for you.  Eat healthy, exercise and meet the goals you have posted on the fridge!
“The Peaceful Bride” (nothing bothers you.  Not even creating the perfect seating chart).  Yoga is for you.  With a studio on every corner and classes in every gym, it will be easy to find the perfect fit for you.  Add weights and cardio a couple times a week for a toned, lean look. 
“The Bridezilla” (no explanation needed…you have a TV show named after you!).  Hire a personal trainer that will keep you in line and hold you accountable…former drill sergeant?