Shift Shop RESULTs and honest review

The newest workout! And it did not disappoint. I saw some great results with this one. I pretty much followed the meal plan to a T and did not miss a single workout. Let me explain this one a bit.

Shift Shop was created by Ohio native Chris Downing. It focuses on shifting your mind and ramping up. It is a rapid program. The workouts go from 25 min 3 days of speed (cardio) 3 days of strength and a mobility day. Week 2 jumps to 35 min. Week 4 is 45 min. and you do a 10 min ab workout 2 days as well.

The meal plan. Very similar to the 21 Day fix plan except carbs. Your list is way more limited and grain free.
WEEK 1

• Winter squash (acorn, butternut, delicata, kabocha, pumpkin, spaghetti),‡ 1 cup cubed

• Sweet potato, 1⁄2 cup chopped
• Yams (regular, white, tropical [batata]),

1⁄2 cup chopped
• Parsnips, 1⁄2 cup sliced
• White potato, 1⁄2 cup mashed or 1⁄2 medium
• Peas, 1⁄2 cup
• Beans (kidney, black, garbanzo, white, lima, fava,

pink, pigeon, [gandules], etc.), 1⁄2 cup cooked, drained • Lentils, 1⁄2 cup cooked, drained
• Edamame, 1⁄2 cup shelled
• Refried beans (nonfat), 1⁄2 cup

WEEK 2

• Winter squash (acorn, butternut, delicata, kabocha, pumpkin, spaghetti),‡ 1 cup cubed

• Sweet potato, 1⁄2 cup chopped
• Yams (regular, white, tropical [batata]),

1⁄2 cup chopped
• Parsnips, 1⁄2 cup sliced
• White potato, 1⁄2 cup mashed or 1⁄2 medium

WEEK 3

• Winter squash (acorn, butternut, delicata, kabocha, pumpkin, spaghetti),‡ 1 cup cubed

 

Also you were losing a carb a week. Where I started on the plan I had 2 carbs week one, 1 carb week two and then NONE!

WHAT???!!!!

I know sounds crazy. But I have endometriosis and grains tend to bloat me and generally make me feel like crap. So I felt amazing and had some serious energy!

Mentally the food was the hardest part for me! I am an emotional eater. Happy snack, sad heres a snack, joyous snack time! You get it! Yes I know that is bad but I let that get in the way this summer and spent a good bit of time hovering Doritos. YUCK but soooooo good lol. So mentally slapping that shitty habit out of my mind is hard. Plus I hate telling myself I can’t have something! Its like the toddler in me. I believe in moderation, but since I am being honest moderation went out the window the second the kids school let out for summer. And I was feeling the shitty decisions I made.

I followed the plan to a T! Except for when I had a wedding and drinks at the beach and I had Drinkkkkkksssss. But Hey I am not perfect and I made the decision to enjoy these events.

Workouts….

The program is a ramp up program. What the hell does that mean? Basically the workout gets longer weekly. You start at 25 min, jump to 35, then to 45. Every week 3 days is speed (cardio) 3 days is strength. And 2 days you add 10 min of abs.

Strength is usually my jam, but I felt with this one they moved too fast and until you get the form down and the move if you keep up with the video you will get hurt. In fact one week I smacked myself in the face with a  12 lb. weight. Yep… remembering that this is not the first time these people have done the workout is KEY. Slow down and focus on form.

I finished! Leaner and mentally stronger then probably ever.

I really had every intention of going into a round 2 immediately. Which I started and round 2 is different you do 35, 45, then 50!!! ugggggggggg The meal plan was starting off at week 2 then you repeat it and then go to week 3.

I never do 2 rounds of the same program in a row.  I need change so I am really not sure what I was thinking. Plus this program is def not a favorite of mine. Although the results kicked ass. I tried tho everyday for 3 days I talked myself into it and talked myself into not turning it off the entire time. I half assed each day and forced them I was miserable. So I stopped. I will do it eventually I just needed something else in between!

Results!

In the 3 short weeks of this program I lost…

9.9 inches!!!!

2.6 alone in the waist.

I also dropped 4.2 lbs.

I gained a boat load of energy and mental strength.

 

 

 

 

Are you ready to join me?

Next fitness group starts on September 18th email me for details coachkalawilliamson@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Difference in years after working out 

23 vs 31… a lot has changed! Seriously a TON!! The 23 year old me was miserable and uncomfortable I hated my body and was exhausted with 2 little ones. 31 year old me 3 kids and happy! Energized and 💯 % comfortable in my own skin!

What changed? I made the little decision to put myself first. To workout each day and to eat healthier. I learned what to eat and how much. I learned that it’s ok to spend time on me and that everything is ok in moderation. I met this great group of people for support and accountability and decided that I should join them and run my own fitness groups.
I learned that there is no quick fix and if thats what you took to get there it wouldn’t last very long. That this way of living is a lifestyle and mindset change! I’m so glad I made the steps to change and I haven’t looked back.
I want to invite you to join me in my next fitness accountability group!

✅Learn proper portion control

✅what to eat

✅get the nutrition your body needs

✅tone up

✅get support

✅be held accountable

✅lose 5-15 lbs in 30 days
It’s the perfect time for a New outlook! Join me

I would love to chat with you!

How to Successfully stick to a fitness plan.

Working out for me is such a HABIT that for me it is weird when I do not do it. I am just so used to working out, that I feel bad when I don’t. Now Do Not take this as I am being obsessive, or ridiculous. I know when my body needs a break and believe me when I feel that way I take it!

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So how did I get where I am now? What keeps me going?

Research shows that it takes 21 Days to form a habit. Think about that. That is only 3 weeks. Does not seem like a  real long time am I right? So if you have to torture yourself for such a short amount of time for a healthy habit, for something that will improve your life why not do it? Seriously?

So what you need to do…

  • Schedule it. Make it as important as a Doctors appointment or a business meeting. You don’t skip those!
  • Pick a time and workout at that time daily. For me it is first thing in the morning. Weekends too unless its a rest day. I get up drink my pre workout, pee (hahahah TMI), then hit play. Now sometimes it does not go as planned. But does that mean I say fuck it and throw in the towel? Nope. It will make me feel better. Somedays, a 30 min workout takes triple the time because my kids need me. They have gotten better with it though so this does not happen as much anymore.
  • Let your significant other know this is important to you. That you will be working out and you need this time.
  • Remember that it is not selfish to take care of yourself. Sometimes you need to put you first.
  • If your day does not go as planned and you cannot fit it in. Do Not get discouraged just move your schedule back one day!
  • Quitting is not an option.
  • Have a Strong Why. What do I mean by this, this is the reason why you started on the journey to begin with. Really think about it. It has to be so strong that you will always go back to what you were doing. 10881666_10153186596365921_86908588061412141_n
  • Triggers! Set out your workout clothes, go to a gym then leave a gym bag in your car, set a reminder on your phone, have an accountability partner text you, put on your workout gear as soon as you wake up, this list is endless. Basically do whatever you need to so you Move your ASS!
  • Pick something you actually like to do. If you like to run do that, lift, dance, yoga, I don’t give a shit. Pick something. Want to workout at home, great, a gym great. Just do something.
  • Don’t get discouraged. Sometimes the scale won’t move. Think about everything that you are doing that is good for yourself! Remember those little NSVs!

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Hope this helps you!! Keep moving forward. Don’t compare yourself to others. What good is it going to do for you? You have no idea what leg of the journey someone else is on! Be supportive of one another for the same reason. You supporting someone else may help you stay motivated!

Refresher

So I have not written in a while…

To be honest for a good few weeks I was just rolling through the motions. (is that a saying? Hmmmmmm… Whatever.) But I was not practicing what I preach.  I freaking hate that! How can I tell people eat healthy, workout, the 2 go together. If I am only doing one of those? Working out, is such a habit for me that when I don’t I feel funky. Think of me as Rain man with dumbbells. But I was eating horrible. I believe in moderation and cheats, but I was being ridiculous. I would have one good day and I am not even sure if that would count, because I would be sneaking shit. Then it would be 3 days of binging. Out of Control.

I am a Beachbody Coach. I do that because health and fitness are a passion for me. I started this journey to be a Better Version of Myself. Improve my mood and my health. Oh and smaller pants was a perk. All for the kiddos and me. Right?

I started to feel Fluffy. My clothes were tight. This makes me moody. I hate being uncomfortable in my clothes, some days I felt like my skin was tight… You can’t escape that shit. My energy and my mood was bad, I did not want to do anything. Leaving the house was a chore.  I started to feel like depression was coming back. EFFF that.


My family and I went away this weekend. It was great. Seriously had a wonderful time. Pigged out again. Drank too much again. Came home to feel sluggish.

Monday morning, I hop on the scale… WTF. I knew it would be bad. But not that number. I usually say the scale is just a number. But when it is going up and you feel like crap, that number matters. There was an unused 3 Day Refresh in my cupboard. I had no intentional plan to do it yet. This pushed me. I had to get out of my funk. I had to find my passion again, which is helping others with their health. But first. I had to help myself. I had to put me first for a little.

So I did it.

And today I feel AMAZING! Seriously. I have not felt this well rested in forever. I don’t feel like a slug I leaped through my kitchen at 5:45 AM. My husband looked at me like I was insane. Super normal BTW, I am a weirdo.

My Results were the best they have ever been ( I also Started the 21 Day Fix Extreme again).

So here they are…


I lost 5.8 lbs.


5 inches


I gained my better mood and energy. Also the intention to keep eating healthy and allowing moderation again. I do not want to feel like I was. Or act like I was (Bitchy).

So now I ask you! Are you ready to do something for yourself? Feel happy and healthy (you can totally tell when you are healthy.) If that answer is finally YES! I want to help!!

Guess what it is??!

ITS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH!!!  AHHHHHHHHHHH!! I cannot believe its July already and I will be 30 on the 15th. Holy Shit. Someone hand me a bag!!

Where the hell have I been? Well I was at the Ocean from June 20th thru the 27th…

11403341_10153549715820921_4325088675068332010_n-1We had a great week the weather was awesome. There was a slight scare with a hammer head shark spotting. I did not see the beast. But you best believe that I was on the look out and a helicopter parent that day!!

I go back to the beach this Friday! I know tough life… I have been out of town every other week the past month. (Columbus, home, Ocean City, home, now Sand-bridge). The added bonus is I have a business that travels and I can work from anywhere. I have been able to check in with my coaches and challengers on the go. I pick my hours and days I am working so none of that is suffering!! Sound like something you may want to do? Well join me on a mission to End the Trend.  Come here.

How do I stay on track? Well remember that post I did on Experiencing B.O.D?  No… Shame on you…

11391469_10153549182745921_2250954994437280228_nI brought my workouts with me. I had workout buddies!! So cute you can’t see their bands. but they did that entire workout with me! (Little eyes are watching and you never know who you are inspiring.)

One day I took it out side and ran for the first time in over a year with my sister! We survived but it was HOT AS BALLS. HAHAHAHAHA

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My sissy!! She is way tanner than me… Loser

Nutrition on vaca… I did not do awful. I had smoothies ( ran out of Shakeology the day before I left. WAHHHH of course it showed at my door as I was traveling.) and fruit and a lot of sandwiches I was lazy and did not want to cook. But beer. oh I love beer and I had a lot lol. I did not really do to much damage. Since I was working out and running around with 5 kids. They keep you busy… Trust me!!!

Now I am home! Finishing up P90X3. Last day is Friday! HOLLA and my nutrition has been on point. Cause I am getting ready to do this all over again!!

With that being said I am planning on doing a 3 day refresh to detox lol. Want to join me? Send me an email! kalarw@gmail.com we can help each other get through those 3 days!!

I also have a challenge starting the 13th. Let me know if you are interested!

6 years

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Picture on the left 23 years old. On the right 29.
Left mother of 2 Right mother of 3.
Left hated my body, although I’m smiling pretty unhappy battling depression. Right have been off depression meds for over a year loves herself.
Left lost her dad a little over 3 years prior to a heart attack and was headed in the same direction. Right decided she was going to be happy and healthy, make good choices and be a role model for her children and help others as well.

I did not get to the right picture overnight and I won’t lie and say it was easy. Because it wasn’t. Did I want to give up? Absolutely sometimes I did. Did I have set backs? Yep. But there was always that reason WHY…that I was going to be healthy for my kids that I was not going to be gone before I could see them get married and raise babies. That I refuse to put them through that heart ache.

Being healthy is such a PASSION that I became a Beachbody Coach so I can help others get there. There is so much more to your health than the number on the scale and the size of your jeans. Its very much mental as well as physical. Changing the way you think about yourself can be a complete game changer.

So if you read this long ass post let me ask you… When are you going to make the decision to change your life?

Ready to make a change? Go Here and fill out a challenge group form so I can get in touch with you!!

Think you want to make a difference in someone else’s life and want to join my team? I want to hear from you!! 

Round 2 Day 2…

What does she mean?! I know I am being mysterious. And a huge dork! Hey Im on Day 2 of The 3 day refresh cut me some slack!

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I am def not this happy right now. But I will be lol.If you are wondering, “What the hell is The 3 Day Refresh?” You can go here.

First off, I did not do this to lose weight, I am very happy with where I am currently at. (I can keep improving muscle definition and that is a current goal) The 3 Day Refresh is a great way to jump start weight loss if that is what you are looking for. It will help you reduce cravings. Which is what I needed.

Hello, my name is Kala and I am a coffee addict. We are not talking a cup or 2, we are talking 3+ daily… NO just NO I should be able to function without that much caffeine. I also was laying in bed till 2 staring at the walls… hmmmmm I wonder why???

coffee hugeIt couldn’t be because of the abundant amount on coffee I guzzle each day. I was starting to counter effect it with wine…

I also have for some reason been breaking out on my face. Apparently my face did not get the memo that I am 29 and not 13… WEIRD and slightly Annoying.

Like Do I need to write it a note?

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So Any Way How are my days so far.

Day One. Went Pretty well did not get overly hungry and was way better when I kept myself distracted, so I worked a lot yesterday… Here’s what my food looked like.
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I was also very achy and crashed at like 930. It was not a solid sleep because I was sore. I was cranky in the morning and almost caved and had a slight cheat of coffee. Rest easy I did not. Day 2 got better after I did a little Piyo with Riley.
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And we got out of the house. Not hungry which is great and I cant wait for bed. (Side note… I should be going up on St hood any minute for making my family 2 nights in a row without a single cheat. So Yay me!!) Day 2 food..
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So I cannot wait to share my results with you all on Thursday!!

Want to read about my Previous experience with the 3 Day Refresh?

Day 2

First Results

Thanks for Reading!

XOXO

Kala

Back at it!

Hey!!! Today was day 2 of my workouts!! Woohoo!! Day 2!! Why am I excited about that? Well although I don’t always want to workout, or love to do them, but finally feeling good and getting back to it feels great!! Plus I was starting to lose all the hard work that I had put into my body. I want to look strong… What am I doing now?

Body Beast

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I wanted to share with you my before pictures.

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My stats are…
Weight 145.4
Bust 33
R arm 11
L arm 10.75
Waist 29
Hips 37.5
R thigh 21
L thigh 21

Total inches… 163.25

The schedule is 6 on and one off. So far I have done chest and Tris. Then leg day whew.

 
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Day 1

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Day 2

Wish me luck!!

Finding your why…

A big factor of motivation is figuring out WHY you are doing it. Why you decided in the first place that it was time to make a change.

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I started my journey shortly after my 2nd child. I believe I started for everyone but me. I found comfort in food and booze, I knew that needed to stop. I wanted to never be the frumpy wife or the mom that could not run after her kids. But it was for them, for my family. See I became just a Mom. Everything was about the family and I started to lose Me. I had my first daughter at 17, so I never really figured out exactly who I was anyway. A mother is all I knew that I wanted to be.

Over time this started to shift. I do this workouts for me. So I can feel good about myself and love the way I look. So I can be a role model. Not just to my kids but to others fighting through the same battle. That 30 minutes I pit in just about every morning is for ME. It is a priority and I refuse to get lost behind other things now. Taking 30 minutes for myself is not selfish it is necessary. What’s your why? Do it for you.

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Sale for Sept!

Ok here it is! And it is my Favorite workout…..

21 day fix get

THE 21 DAY FIX!!!!!

Why do I love it?  Because its freaking genius, the plan is super simple, teaches you proper nutrition and portion sizes, its color coded (My 2 yr old could do it). The workouts are amazing for any level and have a modifier. BONUS they are only 30 minutes long. The cycle is just 21 days, that is 3 short weeks. Did you know that is how long it takes to form a habit?  No?  Well now you do.

Here are my results from the fix.

me 21This was my first round. I just finished Piyo and decided to do the 21 day fix again this week Starting Sept 1st before my surgery the 15th (so I wont be able to finish, but at least I am doing something). Here is a picture I took with a difference of 3 days…wpid-wp-1409920749691.jpegYes I have stretch marks and saggy skin, but I also have 3 kids. I am a tiger I earned those stripes lol. Forget about those notice the difference in the muscle definition in my abs. YAAY!!!! I am aloud to be excited this is after a weekend of camp and binge drinking then changing my diet and doing 30 minute workouts.

So what are you waiting for? Why cant you change your lifestyle? Lets do this together!  I will be opening up a challenge group for the 21 day fix Starting September 29th I will not be able to workout with you, due to surgery (Want to know what I am having done ask… Its not fun and exciting I promise). However, I will need accountability for my eating. 6 weeks of no workouts is freaking me out a bit.

Here is the deal… http://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/BCP21D160?referringRepId=211368

Want to join my Challenge or find out what the hell a Challenge group is?  Go here fill out the form or find out more info!https://kalawilliamson.com/challenges/

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