After hitting another plateau, I thought it was time to “switch it up again”. I heard that Chalene Johnson was coming out with a new workout series somewhat like P90X. I figured it was time for me to tone and hoped my final residual weight would go with my muscle toning.
ChaLEAN Extreme is filled to the brim with stuff! Workouts for 3 months, a motivational cd, a workout guide, fat tester, measuring tape, exercise band, and a nutritional food guide.
I am already a BIG fan of eating small meals every 2 to 3 hours. My hugest issue was snack choices. ChaLEAN Extreme definitely taught me a new way of eating snacks. I’m now seeing that the TYPE of snacks is KEY!
The protein packed snacks in the ChaLEAN Extreme food guide are awesome! It took some getting used to.. but wow.. I was just amazed at how NON hungry I was.. how long those snacks lasted and how I didn’t WANT to snack on bad stuff – like candies.. or carb-y things like pretzels and the such.
The FOOD GUIDE ALONE was worth the cost of this program. I LOVE EVERY RECIPE!!!
The whole program is set up SO beautifully and organized SO perfectly. Since starting ChaLEAN Extreme, I’ve learned to change my mindless/unconscious eating habits. After listening to her motivational cd, it really made me aware of it!
I was not eating or snacking because I was hungry – but because I was bored or stressed or just simply out of habit. For example, I’m consciously trying to NOT eat after 8pm. I have a bag of almonds in the back seat of my car. At 9pm on the way home from shopping I reached in the back seat, dumped out 10 almonds and started snacking. It wasn’t until the 4th was in my mouth that I realized I unconsciously did this as a habit! I put the other 6 back in the bag.
My other huge bad habit is snacking at night during tv time or having something sweet after dinner. To combat that – I’m doing a cup of green tea. It keeps me busy for a while, helps with the sweet tooth, and helps me digest my dinner.
If I become more aware – I can be more proactive about stopping the cycle of mindless, senseless calories that ruin my accomplishments of the entire day.
ChaLEAN Extreme is not just an EXTREME workout program, it’s an EXTREME lifestyle program.
GO HEAVY OR GO HOME!!
May 4th, 2009: 205 lbs :Day 1 of ChaLEAN Extreme
May 9, 2009: 196.9 lbs
May 18, 2009: 193.2, 6.5″ lost after 2 weeks on ChaLEAN, 11.8 pounds lost.
June 8th, 2009: 191.6, 1 month of ChaLEAN, Loss: 13.4 lb , 8.25 inches all over, 5mm body fat, 3.5% BMI
July 7th, 2009: 182.4, 2 months of ChaLEAN, Loss: 22.6 lb , 14.25 inches all over, 6mm body fat, 9.1% BMI