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You’re Too Late!

16 Apr

Words nobody wants to hear! I had to get your attention because this challenge is filling up and the sign up date is coming to a close!

Butt, *pun intended…

I can’t leave you behind. The deadline is Friday 4/20! Don’t wait until the end of the week, I might be full by then!

So, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Contact Me ASAP! No later than Friday 4/20/2012 ||  4 Different Ways
  2. Anxiously Await My Response  – I’ll be in contact with you the same day and get you enrolled in one of my online challenge groups.
  3. If you don’t already have a Facebook, this quick video will show you how! Then add me as a friend! Search: Christina Volk
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Challenge Workout: BBL (Brazil Butt Lift)

MONTHLY SHAKEOLOGY NOT REQUIRED*

Starts: May 1, 2012  |  Ends: June 8, 2012

What You Get: With this challenge group you get my personal one-on-one attention and I’m available to you all the time so that you stay on track to achieve your fitness goals.

Deadline to Sign Up: April 20, 2012 – Contact Me Below

A few Before and After results from Brazil Butt Lift (the program we will be using)

Yes! I want to get bootiful! How Do I Get Started?

  1. Contact Me Now!
  2. Await My Response 

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Bikini Bottom Challenge 2012

10 Apr

30 – Day Commitment

MONTHLY SHAKEOLOGY NOT REQUIRED*

Starts: May 1, 2012

Ends: June 8, 2012

Come one, come all! My challenge groups are completely online (Facebook rocks!) I have a bunch of different challenge groups going on right now, but nothing focused specifically on getting Bikini Bottom Ready!

The Details:

Challenge Workout: BBL (Brazil Butt Lift)

Group Size: 5 (small, personal, & focused)

Deadline: April 22, 2012 – Contact Me Below


What You Need: You, Some Personal Motivation to Get Healthy, & a Cleanse Packet *group members will be able to purchase a special cleanse pack, not the entire month of Shakeology! My gift to you for being committed to getting healthy. Please contact me before you sign up for this program! I like to walk through the challenge with you personally before you make the commitment.

I get asked a lot a questions about losing weight and nutrition. Within these challenge groups you get my personal one-on-one attention and I’m available to you all the time so that you stay on track to achieve your fitness goals.

I want to be part of your challenge group! How Do I Get Started?

Step 1: Friend Request Me!

Step 2: I’ll place you in a group on Facebook and give you all the details!
It’s that easy.

If you’re someone who likes working in a team environment that includes encouragement and daily accountability, this is the group for you. I only have 5 spots open! Hurry and contact me now!

I want to be part of this challenge!

Insanity Fit Test – My Results

18 Mar

Another day, another blog, another round of Insanity! That’s right. I’m doing it again. One of the things I love most about the Insanity program is the fit test. It allows you to track your progress on more than just a body measurement scale. You can actually see how much more fit you become over the length of doing the program. While I’ve done this before, I know there is always room to improve. So here I go.

Those of you who haven’t taken the test can see what I’m talking about by downloading a free Insanity Fit Test Journal. I’ve included a link, so you can view and download this journal to help you with these exercises and track your results.

DOWNLOAD IT HERE

Have you already taken the Insanity fit test? What were your results? Please leave a comment as I’d love the extra motivation and also a bit of competition, if you’re willing! 🙂

Here are my results for the first round. I have 3 more to take until I finish the program. Anyone want to join me?

Date: 3/14/12

Switch kicks = 61
power jacks = 55
power knees = 107
power jumps = 50
Globe jumps = 13
Suicide jumps = 19
Push ups jacks = 23
Low plank obliques = 48

Beachbody Challenges: Transforming Lives, One Woman at a Time!

14 Feb

Loving others includes loving yourself!

I don’t know about you, but I started the New Year off with a bang. Most people tend to get excited about taking on a new goal: weight loss, spending more time with family, reducing debt; it’s part of the spirit of a new season.

This January, I decided to start fitness challenge groups! What better way to get Beachbody workouts combined with group momentum and excitement to get healthy, than a good old-fashioned challenge?

Christina’s Beachbody Challenge Details

Who: Anyone who wanted to sign up!

What: A challenge to take back your life in 30 days! Exercise & Nutrition!

Where: Online accountability through Beachbody site and Facebook, checking-in and communicating daily!

When: Started January 2012

Why: There are lots of people on a Mission – being a coach allows me to encourage those missions on a deeper level. I’m so encouraged by each of these participants, it’s hard to choose just 3. I had to have you meet them! Here are some of their stories.

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS

Cheryl G. Beachbody Challenge

Cheryl G.

Hi! I’m Cheryl a 37 year old, stay at home mother to 3 kids (a 4-year-old and 6-year-old twins.) No C-sections for me! “I know Christina through a local mom’s group and our daughters are in Kindergarten together.”

Her Goal – Lose a few pounds and stay motivated to exercise consistently.

Biggest Struggle: “Exercising! My reason? It’s hard to find the time to do it.” I hear her on this! Being a mom can be demanding and fitting a workout into your schedule tends to take a back seat.

Favorite Beachbody Workout: I love Insanity! I like the quick pace and the variety of the workouts by Shaun T.

Mom Wisdom: “Schedule your workout! I do mine first thing in the morning, because I know as the day goes on, I probably will find some excuse not to do it.”

Join our team & get healthy!

Jocelyn C. Beachbody Challenge

Jocelyn C.

A 25 year old work-a-holic, who has 2 high stress jobs, works anywhere between 50-70 hours per week. Jocelyn has every excuse to be tired!  I met Jocelyn about 2 years ago when my sister Shell and Jocelyn graduated from the Oakland Police academy together.

Biggest Struggle: She refers to herself as being a picky eater who loves fruits and veggies, loves to exercise and goes to the gym. You might question WHY she’s in one of my challenge groups. While she eats well and exercises, her mid-section is admittedly her toughest area to keep in shape. Jocelyn tells me, “Oh boy, some days it just feels like a losing battle.”

Favorite Tools: “I love Chocolate Shakeology!! It has increased my energy levels 100%. I use to drink (2) cups of coffee before I left the house, 1 on my way into work, and have a few cups after getting there. By lunch, I’d switch to diet soda and would have 2 a day!” As her coach, I’m proud to say as of January 13 (her start date on Shakeology) she has stopped drinking pop and coffee. Go Jocelyn!

Words of Wisdom: Jocelyn says she is pushed by the group challenge to have accountability with others.  “This year is about being accountable to myself… It has never mattered to me. It’s always been how I feel inside and out when I look in the mirror.”

Be part of my accountability and success!

Kiersten M. Beachbody Challenge

Kiersten M.

Meet Kiersten! A 29 years old mother of 2 – and a double c-section survivor! She holds a full-time desk job where she sits a majority of her day.  I met Kiersten through her sister’s referral and am so excited she is on my challenge team!

Her Goal – Lose weight and gain some extra energy to keep up with her kids.

Biggest Struggle: Portion control and finding the time to exercise everyday!

Beachbody Favorite:  So far she rants about Shakeology and TurboFire! “I’m in LOVE!”

Inspiration for Others: “Set your goals and stop making excuses. Chose a work out that you enjoy that way you wont dread doing it everyday.”

We would love for you to join us – It’s FREE!

Christina Volk Beachbody Coach

MEET YOUR COACH - Christina Volk

If you’re not ready to commit to a full workout program, start small and drink Shakeology! Replace one meal a day for 30-days and I guarantee you’ll see a difference!

There are 3 flavors (in fact…TROPICAL flavor just launched today!)





CONTACT CHRISTINA DIRECTLY

The Shakeology Cleanse

20 Jan

Many of you ask me about the cleanse I do every couple of months.  I follow one that utilizes Shakeology, a product of Beachbody. 

Before I get into what the actual Shakeology Cleanse plan looks like, lets understand what the cleanse is. It is a 3 day calorie-restricting, nutrient dense eating plan.  It’s intended to flush toxins from the body. It is most commonly used to “jump start” a new nutrition plan or “break through” a current plateau in regards to weight loss. The Shakeology Cleanse is 800-1200 calories per day.  Loaded with nutrients and vitamins. And in my opinion very filling. However it is very challenging.  The Shakeology Cleanse only lasts 3 days, but I will be the first to admit that day 4 comes just in time. 

My Personal Experience

Day 1 to me is very challenging because you are just having to do something different. The body is detoxing and I found it hard to not have the “normal” foods that I ate the day before.  However since it is day 1 there is an excitement that propels you to push through and accomplish the day. Day 2 in my opinion is the easiest day.  You are half way there. The body is not craving the day before bad foods so it seems to cooperate pretty well.  Then comes day 3…I am so ready for hearty food by day 3.  Its getting boring and hard to stay disciplined BUT this is also when the mind becomes your greatest tool. It becomes mental that you finish this last day and SUCCEED at the 3 day cleanse.  If you do this, the results are always worth it.  In the multiple times I have done the Shakeology Cleanse I have on average lost 4 pounds.  I’m not a large person so I’m very happy with that number. In addition to the pounds which are mostly water weight, I feel lean and tight. The bloated feeling is gone.  So is it worth it? I say absolutely so long as you are using it for the benefits that it can yield. I like to use it before a vacation or special outing to just help me feel better. 

Here’s the Shakoelogy plan that I follow.  It is NOT Recommended that you participate in the cleanse more than 1 time every 30 days. Also light exercise is permitted, however it is not recommended that a person participates in intense physical activity.  I will say that I have found my energy to be sustainable during the cleanse and I am able to keep up with my exercise regimen.  I attribute that to all the vitamins and nutrients that are in Shakeology.  Obviously everybody’s different so you need to listen to your body.  Its also smart to clear this by your doctor first if you have medical conditions that make you question whether this cleanse is suitable for you. 

THE PLAN

START: 1 cup green tea (I am simple and use the lipton brand or even an off brand green tea)

BREAKFAST: Shakeology shake (made with water and ice only) 1/2 piece of fruit may be added

SNACK: 1 piece of fruit

LUNCH: Shakeology shake (made with water and ice only) followed by 1 cup of green tea

SNACK: Shakeology shake (made with water and ice only) NOTE**this shake can be consumed after dinner instead.

DINNER: Salad with greens with 2 tbsp low fat salad dressing NOTE**salad may be consumed at lunch instead of dinner.

              3 servings of veggies

              4 ounces grilled, white meat or fish (or tofu, beans or vegetarian)

LOTS of water!  I personally attempt 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water daily. Ideally it is recommended that adults consume a minimum of 64 ounces of water daily. 

So as you can read things like coffee, dairy, and breads are GONE. Told you its not easy. I’m a 4 cups of coffee kinda mama, so the mornings are rough.  If you stick with it though, the scale number and the way the jeans fit make it worth it. 

I hope this helps provide some insight on the Shakeology Cleanse.  I am always willing to answer questions about it or share my personal experience. If you want more information on Shakeology check out www.shakeology.com/fitcoachcj

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Shakeology; The Healthiest Meal of the Day

20 Jan

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P90x2: Are you ready to bring it AGAIN?

1 Sep

Tony Horton is back in your living room for round 2! The highly anticipated and eagerly awaited follow-up program to the best-selling home fitness program P90x is finally here…P90x2.

P90x2 is a 90 day cutting edge fitness program that takes the methods of muscle confusion to a new level. P90x2 is not a cardio program as much as it will focus on strength, balance, mobility and explosive power. It has been developed by a world-class team of fitness experts to demonstrate the most modern thinking in sports science. This thinking is what makes P90x2 unique. It combines functional training, strength training, plyometrics and Post-Activation Potentiation (P.A.P) all into one program.

P90x2 is broken down into 3 phases; Foundation, Strength, Performance.   Base program consists of 12 intense workouts

  • Plyocide
  • X2 Recovery + Mobility
  • X2 Total Body
  • X2 Yoga
  • X2 Balance + Power
  • Chest + Back + Shoulders
  • X2 Shoulders + Arms
  • Base + Back
  • PAP Lower
  • PAP Upper
  • X2 Ab Ripper
  • X2 Core
  • Vsculpt *
  • X2 Chest + Shoulder + tri *

(*denotes advanced workouts included in the Deluxe, Ultimate, or Advanced kits)

How do you know if P90x2 is right for you?

P90x2 is ideal for Power 90 and P90x graduates. It’s also appropriate for grads of other “extreme” Beachbody programs like Insanity, Insanity the Asylum, TurboFire, and Chalean Extreme. In addition to the grads, P90x2 is a great training tool for athletes looking to improve performance or former athletes wanting to get back in the game (maybe not literally in a game, but look and feel like you still got it).

If you are ready to bring it…AGAIN then you will be happy to read that you can pre-order your copy of P90x2 from a coach starting September 1, 2011!

Pre-orders are being accepted Sept.1-5, 2011 only through a coach or teambeachbody.com. Coaches and their customers will have first dibs at pre-ordering. If you do not already have an account on teambeachbody.com you need to create one.  Click this link to create an account and I will be your assigned coach. If you already have an account then you are all set!

Order your copy of P90x2 from your coach (or me if you don’t have a coach) and you will also receive 2 free DVD workouts as well as free shipping and handling. THAT’S not all…you will be entered into a drawing to win weekly prizes and a chance to have Mr. Tony Horton deliver your copy of P90x2 personally! Understand that pre-ordering during September 1-5 will be the only way to assure arrival of product by December 25, 2011. Orders placed after this date will most likely not arrive until after the new year.

To order P90x2 and all the mentioned extreme fitness products offered by Beachbody visit my website www.christinavolk.com

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