Cize It Up

Today I threw in Cize by Shaun T. I did the Crazy 8’s workout. 

30 minutes of dancing fun. And well I’ll be honest my rhythm sucks and remembering how to Cha Cha Cha and all of that jazz, but I had fun and danced my tail off for 30 minutes. 

I enjoy doing Cize because yes you are working out definitely getting a good cardio workout in but it’s fun. I mean how can you not have fun listening to good beats and dancing around. 

And, seriously if you’re not getting the moves down its no big just keep moving. Plus, the way it’s taught it’s broken down really well and repeated over and over. You can get the concept and over time you’ll get better and better at it. I will probably never look like Shaun T and his dancers but hey I’m in my living room by myself so no one is watching me so it’s okay. Who cares if you look a fool when no one is watching. 

A little dancing fun and a whole lot of calorie burn. 


Yeah, I love looking at that. All from dancing. 

Bring on Friday I’m ready for you now. 

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Cize!!!

This morning I did my first Cize workout. I did Crazy 8’s. 

It was so much fun. 30 minutes of dancing and breaking a sweat. 

I had watched the video on Saturday so that I would have an idea of what was expected and well I’m not going to lie. I thought oh this will be easy I’ve got this. 

Hahahaha silly girl that I am. It’s a lot more moving and exertion than I thought it would be. I was sweating in the first 5 minutes. By the time the water break came I was more than ready for it. 

My next round I’ll be wearing my heart rate monitor to see how many calories I burn in just 30 minutes. 

I enjoyed every minute of the workout, and I wasn’t counting down the seconds till it was over. I was a little bummed when the workout was over. I had a lot of fun, and can’t wait for the next round. 

Cize, it’s not called the end of exercise for nothing. 

Even if you have no rhythm or think you can’t dance you need to check this out. It’s broken down to super easy steps and just continues to build on. I’ll be perfecting the moves over the next couple of days and can’t wait to see my improvements. 

I love exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise. 

2/3

Today is Day 20!!!! What!!!! I can’t believe that I’m 2/3 of the way through this round of Whole 30. It has been going so fast, and it’s definitely from all of the support and encouragement from the Facebook group I’m part of. 

So I’m more than half way done, I’m in the home stretch now, 10 days left, a week and a half. 

I’m a little nervous about the ending. I’ve been thinking about reintroduction and what foods I want to reintroduce and those I don’t. I know that gluten won’t be introduced at all so that’s one thing I don’t have to worry about. I definitely want to try cheese because well I love cheese and it is nice to have every once in a while. I plan on trying cheese and then going back back to Whole 30 for 2 days to see how my body reacts to it and then I’ll try dairy in other forms than cheese. Also I want to reintroduce rice and then later beans mainly chick peas since I love hummus. As for other beans I could care less. And, lastly I’ll be reintroducing corn, I don’t think I have an issue with corn but it’ll be good to really test it out and see for sure. With all of the items I want to reintroduce it will take about 2 weeks to do it right which works out perfect because by the time I’m done with the Whole 30 and my entire reintroduction phase the husband will be coming home and it’ll also be my birthday, so it works out perfectly. 

I know that this is the way for me to eat from now on and I need to stick with it and not fall off the wagon like I did last time. 

I feel better, my clothes are fitting better, and my skin is clearing up. It’ll be interesting to see what if any foods that I reintroduce have an effect on me. And, I am also interested to see how much if any weight I’ve lost. 

Clean whole food is the way to go and it’s not that hard to stick to it. Of course when the husband comes home I will have to plan meals a bit more in advance, but that’s okay it’ll all work out. 

Oh and today I watched Cize Crazy 8’s. I always watch the video before I do it so that I have somewhat of an idea what I’m in for. I am so excited for this. It is going to be so much fun. And, I’ll definitely be breaking a sweat by the time the workout is over.  I’m stoked. Thank you Shaun T for another amazing program!!!

Holy Crap More Than Half Way

As I’ve mentioned before I’m doing another round of Whole 30 and WOW! This one is flying by. 

Yesterday, was day 15 which makes today day 16. I’m on the downward slope already. It’s crazy. It seems this round is flying by. I haven’t had any insane cravings which is awesome. I’m not starving that’s for sure, I’m finding that finishing my meals is sometimes difficult. It’s amazing how eating real whole unprocessed food can make you feel.

I’m not missing the junk that I was eating. Okay, it has been pretty ridiculously hot here and well some ice cream would be nice, however I’m beginning to wonder if I may have a bit of lactose intolerance. I will definitely be testing dairy with my reintroduction phase. But, I do like coconut milk ice cream so if dairy is a huge issue there is a substitute, and well ice cream shouldn’t be something I consume that often anyway. 

I am well aware of what my trigger/food with no breaks are and will be trying to stay away from them as much as possible. I know that once I have a taste I can’t stop and that is not a good thing. My triggers are junk food especially sugar. On occasion will be okay but it’s something I won’t be having every day because I know the downward spiral it leads to. 

I think a big part of the reason why this whole 30 is going as smoothly as it is, is because I joined a Facebook group where we all started on the same day and are sharing pictures of our foods and supporting each other through it. Support is definitely important in any journey that you are on, and it has helped tremendously.

Now that the house is finally done I need to start exercising more.

I was finally able to order Cize and it should be here by next week. I of course had to go through Team BeachBody to get it as its not released on BeachBody for apparently a few more weeks. Which I of course think is ridiculous. But, whatever I’ll be ignoring the “coach” they’ve given me. Uhmmmm no thanks I don’t want your emails, challenges, and whatever you’re trying to sell. But, hey I’m going to be able to Cize!!!! Can’t wait. 

Some Grrr Moments & Aaahhhhh Moments

Today has been a day of frustration and bliss. Yeah it’s one of those days. 

The Grrrrr moments involved mowing the lawn. I hate doing it and I’m allergic so I break out in hives, itch, get stuffy, and wheezy. So it’s just not fun. But, I got it done. I tamed the jungle that was the yard. Of course it’s hotter than Hades here so I was sweating and feeling exceptionally gross by the end. 

The other Grrrrr moment that really has me on edge is Cize. It’s Shaun T’s new program that is supposed to be released today and well it’s taking forever. Right now you can only buy it with Shakeology, well I don’t drink that nonsense and therefore don’t want to buy it. I just want the program. I called BeachBody they told me it’d be released today just the discs but still hasn’t happened yet. 

I’m sorry but I think if you are going to release something you do it not this ahhhh we will get to it when we get to it. I’m going to try a few more times tonight but if it’s not up I guess I’ll wait a while for it because this is just kind of crappy customer service. 

And, now for the Aaahhhh moment. I found this recipe the other day and decided to try it tonight and OMG I’m so glad I did. 

This was an amazing dish. Zoodles with avocado pesto sauce. Holy Cannoli!!! Yeah it was amazing. I wasn’t sure about it when I started making it I mean what’s pesto without Parmesan cheese, well this one uses nutritional yeast so I can eat it while doing Whole 30 and guess what so delicious. 

I’m seriously fighting the urge to go lick the bowl it’s that good. 

  
I topped my zoodles with some grilled chicken to complete my meal and I loved every bite of it. I’m thinking that I’ll be eating some leftovers tomorrow for lunch and will be eating it cold because I think it will be pretty tasty as a cold “pasta” salad type dish.

So, click right here to find the recipe and give it a try.