Connect the Dots Ginger | Becky Allen: March 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

Total Body Transformation In 10 Weeks


I could feel change was happening with my body but HELLO! Change is really actually happening. In just 2.5 months I have totally reshaped my body. All I’m doing are amazing workouts and simple nutrition that is completely figured out for me. 

To be honest it’s so easy to look at other people who are doing the same program as you who have way more visible progress than you. And I have to remind myself to NOT DO THAT. And we all progress in different ways and pace. At my last check I have only lost 7 pounds. 


But here’s the thing. I could feel change happening on my body. My jeans fit better in the waist, but the Burt was snug. My thighs have looked leaner and they feel I strong! Track your progress by how you feel on the inside and out, clothing fit and be proud of how far you have come because hot damn! YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF YOURSELF! 

Ready to start your journey to reshaping your body? CHECK OUT MORE about the program I am doing here plus see my results from the full 13 week program and how you can get started on your journey WITH ME! 


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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Progress Is Possible With Consistency


I am all about celebrating Non Scale Victories! Most of the time, I focus more on how I feel or how my clothing are feeling, but DO NOT EVER FORGET how much strength you gain and confidence you gain in yourself through consistent work. Compare these 2 images. I really do wish I had video from the first time I attempted a mule kick at workout day 6, but I don't because I was too ashamed. I got maybe 2 feet off the ground. Now at day 57, because of my consistency and putting my faith, trust with a little pixie, I'm getting closer and closer to doing a full mule kick! And that my friends is EXCITING and something that should be celebrated!

CONSISTENCY! Want to make progress in your journey? Be consistent with eating the right foods. With exercising daily. With following through with your program. When you get off track, that is what is delaying you from reaching your goals. Find a program that you love and keeps you excited. Find support that helps you realize you are worth this hard work and effort! 80 Day Obsession does this for me and I am getting amazing results and Non Scale Victories daily! And with my accountability and support groups I have people to help motivate me, support me and remind me that " You can do this!"

Want more daily motivation and inspiration? Click here get free advice, support and encouragement + a free copy of my Clean Eating guide to help you get started on your health and fitness journey! Don't forget to follow me on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Nutrition: The Real Struggle To Losing Weight


Anyone can workout for an hour, it's controlling what goes on your plate in the other 23 hours that takes real strength! My struggle has, and I think will always be, food. Sweets, treats, goodies all call my name and I have such strong emotional memories around food that it’s hard to keep perspective. I’m an emotional comfort food eater. And Holidays, are one of the hardest times for me. All the candy for Easter and Halloween. All the carbs for Thanksgiving and Christmas. But now I’m working on creating memories of my family and things we did together rather than just the foods we ate. 


It takes real strength to stick with eating the foods you know you should be eating over the foods that you want to to help you feel better. 

This is why I drink my daily cravings crushing shake so I have more control to say no to crap foods and set my day and intentions right.

The best thing you can do for yourself is to cut the crap food that we tend to eat daily. And limit it to occasionally. And the rest of the time use that strength you have in you to eat healthy meals that you make yourself and eat the foods that you know you should be eating!


Tips To Get Started: 

  • Start by making more meals from home and less eating out so you know exactly what you are putting in your body. 
  • Stop eating sweets, treats and salty snack foods daily. Save the treats and goodies for Holidays and special occasions only (and don't make every day something special, even though it is! You know what I'm talking about!) Do your best to eat healthy and clean most of the time.
  • Become mindful of the portion sizes you eat. Eat more veggies than carbs on your plate.
  • Drink more water. Most of us do not drink enough water. Make it a goal to drink at least 1/2 your weight in ounces a day.
  • Get enough sleep. Lack of sleep can actually mess with your nutrition and eating habits. Aim for 8 hours of sleep a night. Missing 1 hour a sleep a night for a week is 7 hours a week of sleep that your body needs! 


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Monday, March 19, 2018

Learn To Be Obsessed Challenge: CYCLE 2

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Cycle 2!!! I'm doing another cycle of my Learn To Be Obsessed Challenge to get physically and mentally ready to begin your 80 Day Journey in 28 days! Then start you Day 1 of 80 Day Obsession WITH ME when I start my Day 1 Round 2 Journey on the same day!

When do we start?:

GROUP BEGINS Monday, MARCH 26

What are doing?:
3/26-4/15: 21 Day Fix
4/17-4/21- A Little Obsessed- A 5 day sneak peek prep program to help you get used to the flow, moves, equipment and meal plan for 80 Day Obsession
4/23- YOUR 80 DAY OBSESSION JOURNEY BEGINS and you graduate from this group to the exclusive 80 Day Obsession test group Purely Obsessed!!!

What's included:
  • The workouts
  • Meal Plan for 21 Day Fix and A Little Obsessed
  • Me as your coach with daily motivation and accountability
  • Live Q&A's to answer your questions with the meal plan and what to expect and how to be better prepared for 80DO!
  • Education on how to best use Beachbody on Demand online Streaming to your advantage
  • Focus on using recipes from FIXATE Cooking show
  • Giveaway for participation
What you have to get:
YOU MUST HAVE BEACHBODY ON DEMAND! (which is included in the bundle kits)

~ To be part of my Learn To Be Obsessed group you must have at least the annual membership to Beachbody on Demand with me as your coach by 3/23 (That's a week from FRIDAY!). (See below for link) The membership is how we access the workouts, meal plan and healthy cooking show, Fixate. By ordering on the 23rd you have 2 days to meal plan and prep for day 1 of 21 Day Fix.

TOP ADVICE: 

What I suggest is to order your bundle kit NOW so that you don't forget to order it, allows plenty of time to get to so you so that you can start A Little Obsessed with the equipment without having to wait. Being prepared is a huge part of 80 Day Obsession. Start that now with planning ahead!

**If you choose to get just the annual membership now, and want to wait a couple weeks before you get the equipment or supplements, there is a completion bundle kit available. PLEASE message me for that info as I have just the full bundle kits listed below.

Bundle kits: 
You can get any of the 80 Day Obsession bundle kits starting now but know that you might need to reorder some of the items before the end of your 80 Day Journey, if you use them during this Learn To Be Obsessed Challenge.

ANY QUESTIONS??? 
Comment below OR MESSAGE ME!
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LINKS TO ORDER (all links below are for US, if you are in Canada or UK please msg me and I can get you the direct link for your country):

Annual Beachbody On Demand Membership

80 Day Obsession MEGA Bundle Kit

BECKY'S PICK! ---> 80 Day Obsession COMBO Bundle Kit

***The next 2 options, are the same price but you have to choose to either get Shakeology or the pre and post workout supplements.

80 Day Obsession BASIC Challenge pack with SHAKEOLOGY

80 Day Obsession BASIC Challenge pack with Pre & Post Workout Supplement


**Just to clarify, you must have Beachbody On Demand, and the workout equipment (resistance loops and sliders). To get the results that I am getting at the speed that I am getting them, I recommend getting the MEGA or COMBO kit. I personally use Shakeology daily, and the pre and post workout mixes on the days that I workout. Don't feel like you have to get a bundle kit to participate, but know that these supplements do help fill in the gaps with your nutrition and help boost your workout performance and reduce soreness with the post workout supplement.


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Friday, March 16, 2018

Plus Size Fitness: Exercise Might Be More Difficult. But Not Impossible

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DO NOT LET YOUR SIZE OR SHAPE DETERMINE WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN NOT DO! How many times have you looked at a workout program and though, "I could never do that!"? It is easy to look at a workout program, group class or even most people at the gym and see people that are fit, lean, trim and MAKE EVERY MOVE LOOK EASY! I have thought the same thing. MANY TIMES! Actually, years ago that is what intimidated me from ever doing a live yoga class, or going to a certain part of the gym. I didn't fit the typical "look".


Now, I'm all about breaking the stereotype. Because I am now doing workouts I never thought I could do. There are times I look at my video playbacks and think, "well, I just made that look easy" when in fact it wasn't, it just felt good though.

You know you rocked your workout when the o pay thing you keep thinking after your workout is THAT WAS AWESOME! That is exactly how I was yesterday after mine. I even had a smile on my face because those curtsy pulses burned just right. Every move yesterday hit the right note for me and felt amazing! Not so scared about this 3rd month of my program. All new moves this month and so far, I’m pretty happy! Finding a program that you enjoy and keeps you interested is KEY to staying motivated in your weight loss journey with 80 Day Obsession every workout is different. 80 separate workouts to help you get the results you want! Ready to join me on your 80 Day Journey? MSG me and let’s chat about your goals and get you going! #wod #aaa #armsabsass #workout #fitness #80dayobsession #imobsessed #stronger #phase3 #shred #plussize #plussizefitness #plussizefitnessjourney #weightloss #weightlossjourney #fitginger #ginger #mom #momlife #fitmom #bbg #justwatchme #selflove #maketime
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If you want to do things that you don't think you can do I am here to tell you that YES YOU CAN! All it takes is CONSISTENCY. (I think this is my word of the year by the way because I keep using it!) Even if you have to start with modifying every single move in a workout program, that's okay. The main thing is that YOU KEEP TRYING every single day to be better than you were the day before. Check out this modification for Mountain Climbers. Even if you have to go from, standing against the wall, using the stairs, on all 4's then to the full out. Even doing the very first modification, you are able to rock your workout.


For us plus size ladies, exercise might be more difficult because it is hard to get up and down. Or think about it physically holding ourself in a full plank position for planks or pushups we are having to hold up more weight then those "fit gals" on the workout program. One thing I keep thinking or reminding myself is how easy it is going to be when I lose the excess weight. Then I will be able to plank for days, because it will physically be easier with 50-75 pounds less weight on my frame. But to get to that point...IT TAKES TIME AND CONSISTENCY!
Your key word going into any exercise is MODIFY, MODIFY, MODIFY! And only modify when you have to. If that means for every move then do it for every move. If you are able to do some moves not modified that's okay. Or as you get stronger and more comfortable with the move, start to transition to half full out, half modified until you can do them all not modified. That is progress. That is growth. THAT IS CHANGE!

Are you ready to start your journey to a healthier and fitter you? START WITH GETTING YOUR YEAR MEMBERSHIP TO OVER 700 WORKOUTS AND YOUR DAILY DOSE OF SUPERFOOD NUTRITION HERE! It's the same shake and online streaming service that I use every day! When you order, I'll personally contact you within 24 hours to talk about your goals and get you started right with the right program that fits your goals and lifestyle! And I'll get you in my support groups because with support you can accomplish anything!

Want more daily motivation and inspiration? Click here get free advice, support and encouragement + a free copy of my Clean Eating guide to help you get started on your health and fitness journey! Don't forget to follow me on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

80 Day Obsession: Phase 2 Results

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2 months of 80 Day Obsession are DONE! I have done 46 workouts and have moved on to phase 3 workouts. I didn't really think I would see any changes in my body to be honest, because I wasn't "seeing" any when I would look in the mirror. Except for my butt. That thing changes almost daily. It's pretty amazing! 

But here they are! 

STATS:
Weight Lost since Jan 15: Lost 7.6 pounds
Inches Lost since Jan 15: 9.75 inches

JUST from following the 80 Day Obsession program, the calendar of workouts and nutrition plan.





WHAT IS 80 DAY OBSESSION?

80 Day Obsession is a total body 13 week at home or anywhere (online streaming from your phone, computer or tablet) program that focuses on the core and booty. Checkout some quick info about it: 

🌟 80 days of workouts that were filmed in real time, meaning that they are all completely different from each other and can be done in your own home, or at the gym. 
🌟 A COMPLETE nutrition plan that tells you not only what to eat, what size portion to eat but WHEN to eat for best results.
🌟 Focuses on Core and Booty, but everyone had all over results 
🌟 Uses new equipment / gear that look easy but will totally change your body.
🌟 EXCLUSIVE TEST GROUP with LIVE workouts, daily motivation, inspiration, tips and MORE! 

So...READY TO START YOUR 80 DAY JOURNEY with me to help you along the way? CLICK HERE NOW to order your bundle kit to get EVERYTHING YOU NEED to get these results in the first 30 days! (This kit includes a year membership to the online streaming service, the equipment, daily shake, pre workout mix and post workout recovery, and easy to follow container system. Everything I'm using right now!)

If you are interested but need more info first, curious about how it all works and want to learn more, CLICK HERE TO SEND ME A MESSAGE so I can personally chat with you and answer any questions you have! Or EMAIL ME

Want more daily motivation and inspiration? Click here get free advice, support and encouragement + a free copy of my Clean Eating guide to help you get started on your health and fitness journey! Don't forget to follow me on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK!

Monday, March 12, 2018

80 Day Obsession Workout Gear: Resistance Loop Bands and Floor Sliders

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80 Day Obsession requires 2 new pieces of equipment along with weights. Resistance Loops and Floor sliders. 

Resistance Loops: Sure these things look easy enough, but let me tell you both do amazing things! Resistance loops are used in 80 Day Obsession as a way to provide resistance to help shape, firm and ton your lower body. And some upper body moves too! With the Beachbody Challenge Pack you actually get 6 different loops of varying lengths and resistance levels! And they are super thick. They don't feel like they are going to snap when I'm using them in my full range of motion! They are used in some pretty fun ways to help challenge you and take your results to the next level.

Check out the loops in ACTION!
//IF YOU DON’T CHALLENGE YOURSELF YOU WILL NEVER CHANGE// Today I decided before I pressed play that I was going to try to modify less and do more because I know I’m stronger and why not?!? I'm 15 days in to this awesome brand new program everyone is talking about. Why not see what I can really do? To be honest half way though each round it became a mental struggle. There is at least 1 move in each of the rounds that suck. And those were the moves I really pushed myself to do! And I did! Spider planks, Renegade rows with a twist, side plank knee ups, tricep push-ups. Yep. They all weren’t pretty but I did them all! I am wanting this change so badly and I am working for it. We are so much stronger than we think! Curious about this program you see me doing daily? MSG me and let's chat! . . #strogwomen #strongereveryday #strongerthanyouthink #wod #workout #exercise #fitness #workouttime #plussize #plussizefitness #80dayobsession #imobsessed #totalbodycore #challengeyourself #autumncalabrese #fightforfit #goaldigger #nevergiveup #bodypositive #strong #fit #fitmom #fitmoms #fitginger #ginger #fightforeveryrep #beachbody #bod #bbg @autumncalabrese
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Floor sliders: The floor sliders are used to help strengthen your core and body. Believe it or not, I feel like my shoulders have been strengthened the most in this program using the floor sliders, because we use them in plank position. You will get a total body workout. They can be used either on hard wood or carpet surfaces. Beachbody's sliders come with a black bootie that is used for hard surfaces and just pop it off when you move to carpet!

Check out the sliders in ACTION! 


The floor sliders AND resistance loops (6 total) are INCLUDED in any of the 80 Day Obsession kits

How to get the gear you need for your 80 day journey!
Ready to get your hands on one of these pack and get the AMAZING deal, Click the button below for the pack you want to get, which will also make me your mentor and cheerleader and I will contact you within 24 hours of your order!

***For the basic challenge pack you have the option between the Performance line of the pre and post workout mix to help with your endurance during your workout and recovery after your workout. Or your daily Shakeology shake. Honestly, I don't think I could choose between the 2. I use both the performance line and Shakeology.





Questions about these products or this program? MSG me over at FACEBOOK and let's chat! Or send me an EMAIL! I would love to hear from you! 

Want more daily motivation and inspiration? Click here get free advice, support and encouragement + a free copy of my Clean Eating guide to help you get started on your health and fitness journey! Don't forget to follow me on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK!

Friday, March 9, 2018

You Are Worth More Than The Number On A Scale


How many of you have done this: wake up, do a kick ass exercise, follow your meal plan 100% and waking up the next morning, step on the scale and expect to be down at least 5 pounds??? 

Sanity tip: DO NOT get on the scale to see your weight as a reflection of how “good” you did yesterday. For most of us you won’t see a change or it could be a change you view as not good and start to question the whole process. Especially if that was the most food you have eaten in a long time. Just don’t get on the scale. It takes more than one good day of eating right and exercising, in a row, to see a change!!! Trust. The. Process!!! And THROW THAT DAMN SCALE AWAY! 
Me with only a couple pounds different between the pictures. Lean muscle over fat any day of the week!
You are worth more than that number on a day to day basis. The scale is only good when checking occasionally otherwise you will go insane trying to win the scale race. It just doesn’t happen. Be consistent. Feed your body the foods it needs. Exercise daily for strength and trust the process that over time the scale will reflect the hard work you are putting in.

Want more daily motivation and inspiration? Click here get free advice, support and encouragement + a free copy of my Clean Eating guide to help you get started on your health and fitness journey! Don't forget to follow me on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK!

Friday, March 2, 2018

80 Day Obsession: Half Way Mark

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I'm 40 days / halfway through this 80 Day Obsession program that you have probably been hearing about and honestly, I LOVE IT! The workouts are challenging, but the cast is amazing and helps take your mind off of how hard things are. Totally felt amazing when I was matching the trainer in weight on some of the moves. BADASS for sure! But honestly, I'm feeling amazing. Not only have I made huge progress since I started but I don't even have to think about being consistent with my workouts. They just happen. I know I have 6 workouts a week and I'm doing them. No more inner monologue trying to talk myself out of it. I do it. And that's that.

Stats:
Weight: Lost 2.2 from starting weight
Inches: Lost 6.25 inches total
The nutrition side of it has been more difficult for me. Forgetting containers, missing my timed meals. I haven't been perfect everyday but I am trying. I learned that if I don't put the food on my plate, I'm more than likely to forget to eat it. Like for some meals I have 2 green containers. The second green container is usually 10 baby carrots, but I tend to forget to grab them, or the baby needs me, or I start doing something else and forget completely. So making sure I have everything I need when I sit down to eat is key. When I realized that, things got better!



WHAT IS 80 DAY OBSESSION?

80 Day Obsession is a total body 13 week at home or anywhere (online streaming from your phone, computer or tablet) program that focuses on the core and booty. Checkout some quick info about it: 

🌟 80 days of workouts that were filmed in real time, meaning that they are all completely different from each other and can be done in your own home, or at the gym. 
🌟 A COMPLETE nutrition plan that tells you not only what to eat, what size portion to eat but WHEN to eat for best results.
🌟 Focuses on Core and Booty, but everyone had all over results 
🌟 Uses new equipment / gear that look easy but will totally change your body.
🌟 EXCLUSIVE TEST GROUP with LIVE workouts, daily motivation, inspiration, tips and MORE! 

So...READY TO START YOUR 80 DAY JOURNEY with me to help you along the way? CLICK HERE NOW to order your bundle kit to get EVERYTHING YOU NEED to get these results in the first 30 days! (This kit includes a year membership to the online streaming service, the equipment, daily shake, pre workout mix and post workout recovery, and easy to follow container system. Everything I'm using right now!)

If you are interested but need more info first, curious about how it all works and want to learn more, CLICK HERE TO SEND ME A MESSAGE so I can personally chat with you and answer any questions you have! Or EMAIL ME

Want more daily motivation and inspiration? Click here get free advice, support and encouragement + a free copy of my Clean Eating guide to help you get started on your health and fitness journey! Don't forget to follow me on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK!

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