Woman’s Hammer and Chisel Final Results

by Jen on February 11, 2016

My Hammer and Chisel final results and review.

Final Hammer and Chisel Results. Check out my final results and review of the Master's Hammer and Chisel program.

I can hardly believe that I have¬†completed one round of Hammer and Chisel already! The last 60 days went by so fast. I really looked forward to every workout! As for my nutrition, I suppose it could have been a little better. To be honest, I don’t eat clean 100% of the time, I do eat foods like Quest Bars, Boom Chicka Pop popcorn, and Veggie Straws…foods which aren’t on the approved food lists. However, I’m just not one who can eat super clean foods 100% of the time, so this is my balance. Could I have achieved better results had I followed the plan to a T, probably. Would I have been cranky? Probably ūüėČ

Despite not being perfect with the plan, I do see more muscle definition, which is exactly what I was aiming for. I am getting stronger and I feel better! I can now do an unassisted chin-up!!!

My Hammer and Chisel Final Results

My Hammer and Chisel Final Results

I don’t notice a lot of change, but I do see more muscle in my arms and my tummy did get a little more defined (just ignore the stretch marks!!)

My goal was not to lose weight. In fact, I actually gained weight!! Yes, that’s right, I GAINED weight!! So while I slimmed down in my chest, hips, and waist I also gained some inches in my arms and legs. This is why the scale is completely useless. If I had just looked at that number on the scale, I would have thought I failed this program. But in fact, it did exactly what I wanted it to: it gave me some more muscle while trimming down the areas that need it.

Hammer and Chisel Final Results

So this week marks the beginning of round 2 with Hammer and Chisel! Here are some things I learned from the first round:

  1. Track your weights so you know what you used the last time. You won’t remember the next time you go back to the workout, so make sure to write it down and track your progress.
  2. Track your food. It’s so easy to just eat throughout the day, thinking that you’re eating healthy, but in reality, your meals may be totally off balance and will therefore affect your results. So if you really want to see change, then write down what you’re eating and follow the plan.
  3. Constantly challenge yourself to push harder. Don’t be afraid to increase your weights as soon as it becomes easier.
  4. Trust the process! I learned that you have to have faith in the process. After a month of doing the program, I wasn’t seeing any results, and I was ready to throw in the towel. But I just kept going, believing that this was going to work. And sure enough, after I started month 2, that’s when the changes started happening! It seems that most women¬†in the test group experienced the same thing! Don’t stop after 3 weeks…your body is like a little science experiment and it reacts differently to things. Some people can’t eat gluten or dairy while others can’t eat carbs after dinner. We all respond differently, so it’s important to track your food, note the trends, and ask your coach for help if you need it. It can be as simple as these little tweaks to your eating to help you see results again. Just know that Hammer and Chisel went through a lot of testing before it got to you. They know what they are doing, so TRUST and have FAITH that it works!

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I’m really looking forward to round 2!! I can’t wait to see if I can increase my weights even more this round and really push myself to lift heavy. My workouts sheets have writing all over them ūüėČ Don’t forget to print off yours at teambeachbody.com under “Workout Sheets” on the left hand side.

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My meal plan is ready for the week! I use mostly recipes from my blog because they are healthy and my whole family enjoys them!

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So as I get ready to launch week 2, I’m extending an invite to you!

Have you been considering joining one of my accountability and support groups? NOW is the time!! Here is an open invite to anyone who¬†doesn’t have a coach or isn’t currently working with a coach.

My next group starts on March 14th! My goal is teach you how to make fitness and nutrition part of your lifestyle, not just a crash diet. I want to help you fuel your body for energy vs. comfort, learn what to look for in the grocery store, curb sugar cravings, but above all, enjoy life and know that you can have balance and still see results!!

So if you would like to join me, please fill out the application below. I will contact you within 24 hours to go over your health and fitness goals and match you with a Beachbody fitness program that meets your needs and a nutrition plan to compliment that.

There is no better time than now!! What are you waiting for??! Fill out the application below. I would love to give you one of my exclusive spots next month!

 

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Healthy Nacho Cheese Popcorn (vegan)

by Jen on February 8, 2016

This Nacho Cheese Popcorn is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy popcorn!

Healthy Nacho Cheese Popcorn. A delicious way to enjoy popcorn! Makes a great snack.

Did you know that popcorn is one of my favourite snacks? I could eat it all the time!! It’s actually very low in calories, so you can eat a lot at a time, which is perfect for family movie night!

Some of the health benefits of popcorn include:

  • it’s packed with protein and iron.
  • it’s just 31 calories for 1 cup of popcorn.
  • it’s a whole grain, meaning it’s a good source of fiber.
  • helps stave of hunger cravings without ruining your diet.
  • it’s gluten-free.

I stopped buying the microwave popcorn a couple of years ago because of all the chemicals they add to it! It’s a little gross when you read the label. I want my popcorn to just have ONE simple ingredient – POPCORN!!

I bought an air popper two years ago and we use it all the time. Some of my favourite ways to¬†enjoy popcorn are with a drizzle of melted coconut oil and some Himalayan sea salt. Simple yet so good! Another favourite is my Skinny Caramel Popcorn. And yes, it’s made with only clean eating ingredients!!! This time, I wanted to try something different, something that tastes like a Nacho Cheese Dorito!

Did you know I used to eat a whole large bag of Dorito’s at a time??!!! Oh my gosh, isn’t that horrible??! Nacho Cheese was my favourite. Not anymore though, I haven’t had Dorito’s in years! I love that I have learned to make food that tastes delicious AND is good for you – no need for that yucky junk!

Healthy Nacho Cheese Popcorn. A delicious and healthy snack idea.

This popcorn is so simple to make, you just need a few ingredients, most of which I’m sure you already have. The only ingredient you might need to buy is nutritional yeast. I bought my nutritional yeast at a local health food store. And it lasts in the pantry for a long time. It’s what adds the cheesy flavour to this seasoning.

There are multiple ways to make this popcorn. You can use a stovetop popcorn popper, an air popper, or you can put the kernels in a brown paper bag and pop them in the microwave!

Everyone in the family loved this popcorn!! It was a huge hit. I honestly couldn’t stop eating it as I was taking these pictures.

I even have some seasoning left over so I can make it again!

Healthy Nacho Cheese Popcorn (vegan)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: serves 6

Serving Size: 1 cup popped popcorn

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels (I used organic)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Prepare popcorn using your preferred method (I used an air popper.)
  2. Combine all spices and salt in a blender or coffee grinder to make a fine powder.
  3. Pour melted coconut oil over popcorn and toss to coat.
  4. Sprinkle seasoning over popcorn and toss to coat.

Notes

If you want it spicy, add a dash of cayenne pepper.

Cal: 124 Fat: 9.9g Protein: 2.3g Fiber: 2g Carbs: 8.2g Sodium: 272mg

21 Day Fix: 1 yellow, 1 tsp

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Healthy Nacho Cheese Popcorn. A delicious and light snack idea.

 

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