Yesterday I finished Week 1 of Country Heat and I have to say I really like it! There are so
many great things about this program and im going to try and share all the ones that I have experienced in just this first week. I want to share with you about the workouts, the nutrition guide and one of the yummy recipes that I tried this week that you can find in the nutrition guide.
Truth: I wasn’t exactly excited about Country Heat. Dont get me wrong I LOVE me some country music and I dont think that i have ever lost my voice other than that one time as a Jason Aldean concert. True Story. Photo evidence below!!
I think i perceived it to be line dancing, or crappy country music, or not a great workout. I like to dance and so i thought that maybe it would be too beginner for me. (dont i sound like quite the fitness buff, yeah right!!!)
After week one I can honestly say 1. it is top hit country music! Its not the artist singing them but the covers are great. Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett and more!! 2. It is not line dancing. Although there is a proper time for the Grapevine (lol) there are some great moves in there. 3. My booty is sore! Between the “step tapping” and the “skips” and the “scuff squats” my legs are feeling it!
Here is just a bit of info about Country Heat. It is the newest Beachbody program. It is by Autumn Calabrese the creator of 21 Day Fix, she is also the chisel in Master’s Hammer and Chisel. It is a 30 day program, 6 days a week, 30 minutes or less. New, popular country music. Cardio Dance Fitness not line dancing! You can check the rest of the details out here.
One of the BIGGEST reasons that I love Country Heat, other than it being SO much fun, is that it is completly FAMILY FRIENDLY!!! There are no weights, no equipment needed!! Which means that this mama can workout with her kids awake, playing, eating a little snack…..WHICH MEANS naps and bedtime can be reserved for me to catch up on a book im studying or reading, getting a little work done, or sleep (lol). Sometimes that is not always the case but those times are few and with the workouts being one 30 minutes there is still plenty of naptime for me to workout and then shower and be ready to go by the time naptime is over.
I officially started Monday and i got it in dark and early at 515am! I managed to get 20 minutes of the workout done before either one of the kiddos opened an eye. Yay me! This week we did Country Swing and Giddy up. Country Swing was a great workout and introduces some great basic moves that you will build on in Giddy up!
I also FINALLY splurged the 13 dollars and bought some Meal Prep Containers and got a chance to use them Tuesday when they came in.
This made life soooo much easier. I didnt have 1000 little containers to clean, keep up with, and or bring home dirty. They are dishwasher face which is awesome. Totally worth it. This week, Today, most likely since I dont have to work and we had Charlestons Party on yesterday, I will do all my prep for the week! This week Im going to be doing “cook free” meal prepping. Im so excited about getting tips out that will help us busy moms out there grab and go ourselves into health.
In the nutrition guide they have some Country Heat inspired recipes. Steak Fajitas and a Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash, that i will be posting later this week! They also have a treats section! (um, yes please!) I decided to try the:
High Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bars
- 4 Scoops of Chocolate Shakeology
- 2 Cups of Quick Oats
- 1/3 Cup chopped raw peanuts ( i used pecans)
- 1/2 Golden raisins
- 1 Cup unsweetened Almond milk
- 1/2 Cup all natural peanut butter
Mix first 4 ingredients well, then add the peanut butter and almond milk and mix well. Press into a 8×8 inch baking pan, cover and refrigerate fot at least 3 hours. Cut into 24 bars. Makes 24 servings, serving is 1 bar and exchange it for 1 yellow container.
They were really yummy! and will make a great snack for something sweet after lunch at work, which is when my sweet tooth reeks havoc!!
This week getting back into the swing of things with my diet was not easy and I think i would rate the week as a whole about a 3. There were things I did really right and thing that i didnt do so well at all!! For example, Charleston birthday yesterday! BUST!
The important thing to remember is this is not a short term thing. Which is awesome when you think about it. We are not striving to just lose a couple of LBs we are looking to become HEALTHY, make HEALTHY decisions and pass what we are learning down to our family. Which means so what you had a cupcake! So what you had pizza! Tomorrow start over and go from there. Remember, on the days that you get down or discouraged that YOU GOT THIS!
If you need the extra help and support and motivation, that is what im here for!! And i would love to get the opportunity to team up with you and walk, run, and lung next to you on this journey of us becoming the healthiest selves possible!!
Below is an application to one of my challenge groups if you are interested fill it out and I will get back to you TODAY and we can get started!