Tuesday, 17 June 2014

30 day Transformation..the RESULTS ARE IN!!

30 Day Canadian Transformation

So here is the plan I followed:
  • 2 shakes a day (Juice Plus Complete shake- vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free) with whole foods in each one with an almond/coconut milk base, chai seed and flax
  • Juice Plus premium capsules (26 organic, non-GMO fruits and veggies/day)
  • no wheat
  • no dairy
  • no sugar
check out www.canadiantransformation.com for all the details, this program was designed by Holistic Nutritionist and Canacer Coach Alisa Herriman.

My Results:
I am a personal trainer and mama of 4 little girls (1-6.5yrs old) and a business owner, I have a VERY busy lifestyle and can find at times, its tough to eat right. I didn't feel like I had much weight to lose BUT i found I would fluctuate at certain times of the month and my energy would drag at times and feel so sluggish. I knew my food was the major factor in that so I decided to do the transformation to kick start my body back into a great routine and healthy habits. I will be honest, there were a few cheat meals BUT 90% of the time I was on the plan and feel amazing! If you are looking for a short but effective way to get rid of evening snacking, sugar cravings, add energy, boost your immune system and reduce inflammation email me.
As you can see from the picture, i was bloated at the beginning of the 30 days and it had been like that for a while now but i didn't have a set plan to get me on track, so when the transformation was brought to me i though, WHY NOT? So i lost 8lbs total, not a lot BUT look at the difference!!!!
I don't tend to post many ab shots of myself but this was needed for you to really get the impact of clean eating especially on the belly, I know that is most of my clients area they want to change the most.
If you want more info please contact me at www.paula.performancefitness@gmail.com. You do NOT have to live near me to follow this program, we can work together via email and phone for support. You CAN do this!!
Don't wait till tomorrow to start your healthy lifestyle, DO IT NOW!!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

30 Day Transformation...Week 2

Well week 2 was WAY better than week 1 that's for sure, its almost like my body got over the sugar detox and also started to utilize the nutrient dense whole foods I was giving it instead of relying on more grains and heavier foods. I also have found that I don't even want coffee anymore...GASP!!! I keep making/buying one out of habit then i drink maybe 1/3 or it and I don't like the taste at all. Awesome side effect people.
The Plan:

  • Smoothies for 2 meals a day- almond milk base with vegan complete shake mix, spinach, kale, beets, blueberries, chai & flax seeds is our favourite.
  • 1 normal meal
  • healthy snacks of nuts, seeds, fruits, veggies and hummus
  • Juice Plus Premium Capsules daily
it sounds intimidating for sure BUT do you want to continue the road you are on and how you are feeling or do you need a kick tart to get you on track to the REAL you, the one who you can feel inside but is so stressed, tired and unhappy about her/himself.
In 2 weeks i've lost 7lbs, i have lots of energy, i have NO BLOATING at all and i'm making better food choices even when i'm at home alone watching tv and usually would have gone to an unhealthy snack..its almonds for this mama.
So if you need that kick start and some motivation to get going, email me and i'll get you started. 

I'll keep you posted with my week 3 feelings, emotions, challenges and successes.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

30 Day Canadian Transformation....A Tough First Week

Well I have embarked on a 30 day journey to eat cleaner, try to find a balance between plant and animal based protein and get rid of as much sugar, processed foods and wheat as possible. My reasons for doing this challenge are a little different than most; i have a few pounds to lose but not much, I feel i'm at a healthy weight for my body. The reason I wanted to do this challenge was to go through what many of my clients experience on a daily basis; the internal fight with yourself to NOT grab that fast food when you are rushed or give in to the voice in your head that says "you've had a hard day or good workout, so you deserve this". That struggle is HUGE and all day everyday.
I have run marathons and delivered babies with no drugs so you'd think i can handle a little internal battle and WIN...right?!? This challenge is WAY harder than I expected and I am SO happy i am doing this because it gives me SO much more perspective into what my clients go through and for my own nutritional coaching each day.

Here are the key things i realized NEED to happen in order to be successful in a challenge like this;
#1- HAVE A BUDDY- Do not go it alone. You need someone you can call/text when you are about to break down and cheat that can talk you down off that ledge and visa versa.
#2- BE ORGANIZED- make sure your fridge is stocked with everything you will need for healthy snacks and options so when you have a craving or an urge, there is an option for you that still fit within the plan.

Results After Week 1:
-4lbs down
- not hungry till friday, had 2 clean meals and 1 shake instead of 2 shakes and 1 meal
- cheated Sat night with the family and had 2 slices pizza
- real mental struggle internally to just give in when I had a craving

Stay tuned for next weeks post about Week 2.
If you are interested in learning more about the challenge email me a paula.performancefitness@gmail.com