New 20 minute program – Transform :20!

If you know anything about me and my fitness journey – you know I love Shaun T. Shaun T is how I started my fitness journey (t25) and he’s also why I became a coach. I love his energy, his personality, his life story – all of him. I’m a fan lol.

So it’s no shock that I’m so excited for his new 20 minute workout program launching in April. The good news? Us VIPs can start on JANUARY 14th! Check it out!

WHAT IS TRANSFORM 20?

Transform :20 is a fast, super-intense fitness program created by Super Trainer Shaun T that will transform your body—and your mind—in just 20 minutes a day over 6 weeks. Be forewarned—it’s hard. But the results will be worth it. Transform :20 is a breakthrough total-body workout without breaks. It’s just you, Shaun T, and a Step. After 5 minutes, you’ll be out of breath, at 10 minutes you’ll be sweating, in 15 minutes you’ll be looking at the clock, and by minute 20 you’ll be done. You’ll blast your core, legs, glutes, and upper body—no weights required (but there are 6 BONUS workouts with weights, YES!) There’s a different workout every day, 6 days a week, done in real time with the cast. No do-overs and no repeats.

Transform :20 is divided into three 2-week chapters: COMMIT, CLIMB, CONQUER. In each chapter, the moves evolve and get harder. Daily Transformer challenges will push you physically, and daily Shaun-Firmations will help get your mind focused and keep you motivated. The Beachbody® Nutrition Guide has been tailored to Transform :20 to make sure you’re getting the nutrients and fuel you need throughout the program to help you achieve your best results. It also explains how to incorporate Portion Fix® or the 2B Mindset™ into your eating plan. Finally, weekly behind-the-scenes videos, “Transform Your Life with Shaun T,” feature Shaun T and the cast as they discuss their own challenges, with the goal of motivating everyone to stay committed and strong.

WHO IS TRANSFORM :20 FOR?

  • People with all levels of fitness
  • Busy people- this is your official reason to let go of the excuse that you don’t have time to workout, because ANYONE can make time for 20 minutes for their health
  • People looking for a simple at-home solution! This was key for me when I started working out because I didn’t want to drag my kids to the gym and get a babysitter and I didn’t have the time to do it all.
  • Those needing motivation and support
  • Shaun T fans

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN TRANSFORM :20?

  • 2 Prep Workouts – Do these before you begin the program to get an idea of what’s to come!  You can do those in December in my VIP launch group.  We are going to be doing Shaun T’s prep schedule as a group.
  • 36 Unique Workouts – Each day has a different 20 minute workout done in real time with no do-overs or repeats to keep you engaged and motivated.
  • 6 Bonus Routines – These can be done in addition to your regular workouts or on days off.
  • 6 Bonus Weighted Workouts – These full-body workouts utilize dumbbells to take your workout up a notch.  I added the weighted workouts when I did round 2 and it was perfect to up my results.
  • Transformers – Each workout features three 1-minute physical challenges that repeat weekly.  You use the tracking sheet that comes with your kit to write your number of reps for each transformer and the goal is to beat out your number from the week prior.

Materials & Tools

  • Get Started Guide- A complete overview of the Transform :20 program and workouts, plus 5 simple steps to do before beginning the program.
  • Get Ready To Transform- A video overview of the Transform :20 program and all available materials and tools.
  • Step Safety- A video that outlines how to safely use the Step for all moves.
  • Beachbody Nutrition Guide- Tailored specifically for Transform :20, this guide will give you a simple, easy-to-follow eating plan along with recipes, food lists, and smart eating tips.
  • 6-Week Transformation Tracker- You can keep track of your fitness, weight goals, and daily workouts. Plus, you’ll get Shaun-Firmations, daily words of wisdom from Shaun T, to help keep you focused and in a positive headspace. Transform :20 is all about transforming body AND mind.
  • Wall Calendar/Tracker- (DRY ERASER FRIENDLY!) An overview of each day’s workout with space to track progress and daily Transformer challenges.
  • Hybrid Calendar- Follow this calendar if you plan on incorporating the 6 BONUS weighted workouts. It’s the same 6 days a week for 6 weeks schedule with the weighted workouts folded in.

TEST GROUP RESULTS:

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Want more info?? Click here to talk to me about getting started! I’d love to do this with you in January!!

Fitness plans! 17 weeks

Yal. I’m getting big – so people have been asking me about my next fitness plans.

Honestly I still feel great – I haven’t started to feel off balance yet. Other than being sleepy I don’t feel much different. So my plans haven’t changed!

On 10/22 I’m starting a newly revamped program called Shift Shop with some of my new challengers :). We are starting out with a prep week and then going into the program.

What is SHIFT SHOP?
SHIFT SHOP is Chris Downing’s breakthrough conditioning program that has helped thousands of people of all fitness levels see maximum results in minimal time. The program starts you off slow, alternating between cardio and strength workouts-then gradually increases the intensity week by week.

Starting Oct. 22, the SHIFT SHOP will incorporate the Proving Grounds – two new workouts that score your performance against the clock with a series of challenges that test your speed and strength. You’ll swap out one Speed workout and one Strength workout for Proving Grounds workouts every week.

Workouts are from 15 – 45 minutes in length and a modifier is ready.

Not sure it’s for you? Try a free sample workout here!

Contact me to get everything you need to get started on 10/22! There are currently 4 spots available for this group.

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Favorite Snacks :)

I’m basically a snack machine lately. I feel like all I do is eat! So I figured the least I could do was let yal know some of my favorite healthy snacks.

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Honey Roasted Almonds. Omg I’ve been tearing these UP.

 

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Ants on a log. Only way I got my veggies in AT ALL when I was nauseous.

shakeology

Of course my shakeology. In all of it’s variations. My favorite thing everrrrr because my OB has approved it AND let me know I don’t have to take nasty prenatals :).

 

cheese its

I’m all about some cheese its lately. I know they aren’t healthy – but they kept my nausea down early on.

I could go on but it’s time for me to get LB from preschool.

What have you been snacking on?

This week in “Nesting with Tarra”

My nesting instinct is already strong af and I’m only 14 weeks. Like, since week 12 I have reorganized/cleaned out my closet, cleaned out all of LBs toy boxes, painted furniture, redecorated our bedroom, got all new scentsy waxes and candles… I’m just on it.

I wanted to share the final bedroom transformation because I just love how it turned out. You guys saw the furniture transformation here – but I couldn’t stop there. Soooo I knew what I needed. That blank wall – had to go. I needed a large mirror and curtains. And some other wall decor. I went out to homegoods with my friend Jessica on Saturday and bought the items. Yal, the urge to finish the room was SO GREAT that I couldn’t stop myself from spending money on it lol. THEN it wasn’t enough to just buy it. Brian had friends in town and he was going to be out late.

So why did my pregnant behind hang the mirror and curtains and wall art at like 10 PM?

Jesus be a fence.

THEN I had to dig out our nice comforter set and wash it that night to put on the bed the next day.

However – everything turned out beautiful. Take a look:

Before:

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After (please note – I want and will add a bed skirt. Hubby hates them. He has won the battle not the war):

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Thank you for tuning into this week’s episode of Nesting with Tarra. Next week? The laundry room!

LIIFT4 results and review

Alright guys – I finished ALL 8 WEEKS of LIIFT4. It’s a 4-day a week 30-40 minute program that’s a mix of lifting and HIIT. It’s by Joel Freeman – and looking at him is reason enough to give it a try. But in all honesty – I loved the program!

The extra days off gave a lot of room for cross training (running). And it definitely helped during those early pregnancy weeks when I was super tired to not have long workouts.

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Results wise, my results are cleary skewed since I’m pregnant haha. However – I did continually get stronger (raising my highest weights from 20 lbs to 35 lbs by the end of 8 weeks) and I didn’t gain any weight. I was inconsistent with my eating due to nausea but that’s just part of the game right now.

I definitely suggest the program to anyone! It’s fun, it’s effective, and it’s short! haha. If you want to try – hit me up!

Aldi came thru with generic halo top!

Yal. Anyone who knows me knows I shop FAITHFULLY at Aldi. Idc about no name brand anything – it’s all basically the same (except some cereals) and the savings is AMAZING. But there are some things I’d venture to Kroger/Target for…. and one of those was if I was having a halotop craving.

If you don’t know about halotop – basically it’s icecream with way less calories and less sugar and less fat and ALL of the taste. It’s bombbbbbbb. The ingredients aren’t perfect (I don’t do a lot of sugar alcohols because they bloat me.. but so does regular ice cream so I may as well choose something friendlier to my goals LOL).

Anywho, HaloTop typically runs around $3.99 per pint. It’s worth it. I spend it. However this week at Aldi, hubby grabbed some of their low fat icecream. It’s a halotop generic, with similar ingredients and macros. It costs $2.99 per pint.

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I was skeptical because I LOVE HaloTop. But I gave it a try last night and YAL – IT LITERALLY TASTES JUST AS GOOD! The texture is also similar. The main difference I noticed is HaloTop is a little hard – it says right on the carton to let it sit out a few minutes before you start eating. The Aldi brand is not like that. You don’t have to let it thaw some before eating.

I immediately flipped to the back to check the macros. Compared to halotp, the macros per serving are actually better. The Aldi brand has less calories, sodium, less cholesterol, less total and saturated fat, less sugar and sugar alcohol, and more calcium (HaloTop has more iron though).

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I had to take a look at the ingredients and compare.

HaloTop ingredients: Skim milk, eggs, erythritol, prebiotic fiber, milk protein concentrate, cream, organic cane sugar, vegetable glycerin, natural flavor, sea salt, vanilla beans, organic carob gum, organic guar gum, organic stevia leaf extract.

Aldi low fat icecream ingredients: milk and cream, milk protein concentrate, erythritol, chicory root extract, egg yolks, glycerin, sugar, vanilla extract, locust bean gum, guar gum, monk fruit extract, vanilla bean specks, vitamin A palmitate

In my opinion neither is perfect, but HaloTop appears to use higher quality organic ingredients. It looks like there’s less cholesterol in the Aldi brand because of using egg yolks instead of whole eggs. Aldi also doesn’t use any salt or Stevia.

Naturally HaloTop has more flavors as well as having a wide selection of vegan flavors too. At our local Aldi there were only a few flavors of the low fat icecream.

In my opinion, the changes don’t cause a difference in taste (though I haven’t done a side by side). I’m not sure how much you’d save at $1 a pint per year – but if you are already at Aldi weekly like I am – may as well pick up a pint a try!

How to stay on track while you’re traveling

I travel a lot more than usual now that I’m free from my 9-5 (see more details here). One of the hardest things about traveling is that it gets me all off schedule fitness wise. However, I have figured out a way to not ruin all of my progress or fall off the wagon while out of town.

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