(Trigger Warning: this post could be triggering to those who have had experience with eating disorders.)
You might have noticed this badge on my sidebar:
What is Fitmixer Boot Camp? Well, their website gives a pretty good synapsis. But to me, it’s a chance to finally shed a little bit of body fat and shred my muscles a little bit more.
Why am I doing this in addition to what I already do? I need a kick in the ass when it comes to nutrition. Sure, I eat clean. But I could do better. And when I met Candice, the super-fantastically-fit gal who put together my nutrition plan for this, she mentioned that I am really active (duh) and that sometimes when we are so active, our body likes to store. I love being outdoors. I love lifting weights. I love getting my heart pounding — I don’t want to stop being active. But with the right nutrition I can keep this lifestyle and see great results.
So here’s my before photo (which you probably have already seen — and yes, I’m finishing up LiveFit — probably this week, in case you were wondering):
Already looking pretty good, if I do say so myself. However, I want to shred down a bit more. And if nothing else, I’d like to rethink my nutrition because it’s something I know I can be better at and what you fuel your body with is 70% of what you get as results (I can’t remember where I read that, but seriously. You can’t outrun a bad diet.)
When I signed up for boot camp, I got Fitmixer Protein and Fitmixer Slim (I’m a HUGE believer in protein smoothies as meal replacements when I’m in a hurry — so I am loving this already). I got a nutrition plan. And no, the nutrition plan doesn’t say “drink a fitmixer product for every meal and snack”. Not even close. It tells me how many calories and how much protein, carbs and fat I should ingest daily. And no, to all you crazy fad dieters out there, it isn’t 800 calories. It isn’t even as little as the normal amount of calories I’ve gotten when I’ve used LiveStrong in the past to help me lose weight. I get 1400–1700 calories daily. Which, to me, is kind of a lot. However, this is how much I eat. Not net calories (net calories are what’s left after you subtract calories burned from activity). I have to hit 135 g of protein each day and not go over 27 g of fat. So yeah, I’m probably going to be drinking one of the Fitmixer protein shakes each day. But I drink a smoothie for breakfast most days anyway, so this isn’t going to rock my world — I’ll just be using a different product than I’ve been using.
So now that you’ve seen my awkward bikini photo and heard about a few of the things I got with boot camp, here’s the giveaway portion of this post.
What the heck is that? I thought I probably wouldn’t use it because it looked like glorified Kool-Aid. But I tried it at Blend and I am HOOKED (so are Lauren and Katie from what instagram has been showing me).
It’s not Kool-Aid (though I feel like I “drank the Kool-Aid” because I’m such a believer now). It’s energy. And it helps retain muscle mass. It makes me less sore during and after workouts.
If you work out in the AM and don’t typically eat beforehand, your body eats your muscles. Gross. I know. And I’m pretty sure that your body goes for the muscle tissue before it goes for fat. This is why I’ve been kicking my ass in the gym, but my ass doesn’t look like I want it to look.
Anyway, I’ll quit before I start sounding like an infomercial. Instead, I’m giving away one bottle of Fitmixer Amino. In grape. Or fruit punch. Your choice! Both flavors are good (well I hate grape flavored anything, but it’s good from what I’ve heard). All you have to do is leave a comment. Any comment. Though, I do enjoy hearing about why you think this product would help you, or any personal weight loss / fitness goals you have or have met.
Fitmixer is on Facebook. And Twitter. I follow them because I like to keep up on their endeavors, such as boot camp, and any special offers or coupons. Give them a follow if you’re interested (not part of the giveaway).
Giveaway ends at midnight on Wednesday, May 23. I will announce a winner on May 25. Good luck!