Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Core de Force! My First 30 Days + Before & After Pictures (FACE ONLY)


I'm going to start documenting every time I complete a workout. This isn't going to polished or structured nicely. It's going to be real, raw, and unfiltered.

Let me start of by saying that this is my absolute FAVORITE program I've ever completed. It was challenging, fun, and made me feel like I could kick someone's ass!

2016 was a hard year for me health and fitness wise. I fell WAY off track and gained about 10 lbs. When 2017 rolled around, I ditched the BS motivation stuff and dug DEEP to find the dedication I needed to make this lifestyle a permanent thing. 

I started the Core de Force on January 12th, 2017. I had attempted to completed it in November, but my dedication was not there. Let me brag for a minute and say that I did NOT skip one workout, this round! That's a huge accomplishment for me because I'm a notorious excuse maker.

There are no rest days during the 30 days, but there is an active recovery day, which is dedicated to more low impact moves and working on stretching. Do not skip this workout, you'll feel it and you'll regret it. An example week looks like this:

Day 1: MMA Speed
Day 2: Dynamic Strength
Day 3: MMA Speed
Day 4: Power Sculpt
Day 5 MMA Shred
Day 6: Dynamic Strength
Day 7: Active Recovery

So you're working 7 days a week, but technically the 7th day of every week is a "rest" day. As the weeks go on, sometimes you'll do an MMA workout + a 15 minute core workout called, Core Kinetics. Those days are brutal, but the results speak for themselves. It'll be hard, but just do it. 

I really dialed in my nutrition and didn't have any cheat meals or junk food snacks the first 2 weeks. Those first 2 weeks, I lost 13 FREAKING POUNDS! Keep in mind that these results won't be typical, I had (and still have) A LOT of weight to lose, so that's why it came off so quickly. I realized that not allowing myself a treat every now and then wasn't realistic and there's no way that I'd be able to sustain that way of eating for the rest of my life.

So during week 3 and 4 I allowed myself one cheat meal a week and little snacks like cookies or chips a few days out of the week. I still lost weight. Honestly, I was surprised. I had gotten into this mindset that anything I ate, that was not on my meal plan, would make me gain all the weight back. Silly, right? I also started walking my kids to school during the last 2 weeks, a mile there and back, so that probably helped. 

I took my measurements the morning after Day 30 and did one last weigh in, and I was ecstatic! Some of my measurements didn't change and some there was a drastic change. I hold most of my weight in my hips, thighs, and arms so there wasn't a huge difference, if any, in those areas.

Starting Measurements & Weight: Jan 2017

WEIGHT: 177lbs (I'm 5 ft tall, so just imagine a pacific islander oompa loompa)
ARMS - R: 13", L: 13"
CHEST: 38"
BUST: 35"
THIGHS - R: 25.5", L: 25.5"
WAIST: 40"
HIPS: 42"

Ending Measurements & Weight: Feb 2017

WEIGHT: 157lbs (Down a total of 20 FREAKING POUNDS! So happy I could cry!)
ARMS - R: 12", L: 12"
CHEST: 36.5"
BUST: 32" (Bye bye, boobies...)
THIGHS - R: 22.75", L: 22.75"
WAIST: 33.5"
HIPS: 38.25"

Now, for the before and after pictures... I'm not comfortable posting a full body shot just yet. There's a HUGE difference in my face so you'll get the idea ;) 



Both pictures were taken at Disneyland. The left left picture was taken in December 2016 and the right picture was taken in February 2017 (a week before I was done with the first 30 days.) I don't know about you, but I seriously see a BIG BIG BIG difference in my face, I can actually see my jawline now. It blows me away that I was able to accomplish this in such a short period of time. It took me 2 years to finally "get it" but this couldn't have happened at a better time in my life. 

You guys, forget about finding the motivation to workout and get healthy. Motivation is BS; it's temporary and short lived. If you want to see results and you want them to last a lifetime, you need DEDICATION. That's a hell of a lot harder to find then motivation, but once you find it, things will take off...I PROMISE!

I did another round, but did the Deluxe Calendar this time. I didn't take a single measurement or weigh myself because I was starting to become a little obsessive about it. I just started Insanity Max:30 and I AM taking measurements and weighing myself... Guess what? My starting weight was 157 lbs.

Although, I didn't lose any weight during the Deluxe Calendar, I was still able to maintain that 20 lbs I lost. Let's be real though, I didn't lose any weight because I was so lax with my eating. Had too many alcoholic beverages, etc... I'm human though, and that stuff is going to happen.  

Keep a lookout for my Insanity Max:30 post, coming in May/June!

If you're tired of the excuses and are ready to see results and maintain them, email me to join my next Challenge Group!

-Brittany

Monday, March 27, 2017

Core de Force: MMA Style Fitness Program



CORE DE FORCE is the first program from Super Trainers Joel and Jericho. From
strength training to cardio, they’ve helped thousands get fit with all kinds of
workouts. And they’ll be the first to tell you…if you want to transform your
entire body and shred the belly fat, nothing beats CORE DE FORCE’s mixed
martial arts-inspired training. 

What is CORE DE FORCE™?
CORE DE FORCE is your 30-day countdown to a knockout body. Created by Joel
Freeman and Jericho McMatthews, it’s the ultimate mixed martial arts-inspired
workout designed to knock out the belly fat, help slash inches off your waist, and carve total-body definition—no equipment required.

What makes CORE DE FORCE so
effective?
CORE DE FORCE isn’t your run-of-the-mill Kickboxing workout. Each move, whether it’s a jab, a kick, or an uppercut, works your core from every angle. Joel and Jericho call this 360-Degree Core Training—and it’s more effective than traditional abdominal training to help you tighten up your entire midsection and carve a more defined waist.

What makes CORE DE FORCE
unique?
CORE DE FORCE is packed with the best of MMA-inspired training. In 3-minute “rounds” you’ll get Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai knee-elbow combinations, bodyweight training, and cardio spikes—all designed to help you lose the belly and shred body fat. Just hit it hard for 3 minutes at a time and
before you know it, you’ll be done!

Can I stream my CORE DE FORCE
workouts?
Yes! If you purchase CORE DE FORCE and become a Beachbody® On Demand member, you’ll get unlimited access to stream CORE DE FORCE and hundreds of proven Beachbody workouts via any TV, desktop, tablet, or mobile device. Just look for “Purchased Programs” on the Beachbody On Demand homepage to

stream your CORE DE FORCE workouts.

This workout is for both beginners and experienced fitness junkies alike! I personally modified plenty of the moves and got great results! You can read how my first 30 days went HERE. 

There are a few different options when it comes to purchasing:

CORE DE FORCE and Shakeology Challenge
Pack 
• CORE DE FORCE BASE KIT—DVD
• Your first 30-day supply of Shakeology
• 7-Piece Portion-Control Container Set
• Shakeology Shaker Cup
• 30-day membership to the Team
Beachbody Club, featuring Beachbody
On Demand.

Digital CORE DE FORCE and Shakeology
Challenge Pack 
• CORE DE FORCE Base Kit—Digital Unlock
• Your first 30-day supply of Shakeology
• 7-Piece Portion-Control Container Set
• Portion Fix® Recipe Book and Large Blue
Container
• Shakeology Shaker Cup
• 90-day premium membership to
the Team Beachbody Club, featuring
Beachbody On Demand.

CORE DE FORCE Kickstart and Shakeology
Challenge Pack 
• CORE DE FORCE Base Kit—DVD
• 3-Day Refresh
• Your first 30-day supply of
Shakeology
• 7-Piece Portion-Control Container Set
• Shakeology Shaker Cup
• 30-day membership to the Team
Beachbody Club, featuring Beachbody
On Demand.

CORE DE FORCE Performance Pack 
• CORE DE FORCE BASE KIT
• Your first 30-day supply of Beachbody
Performance Energize and Beachbody
Performance Recover
• 7-Piece Portion-Control Container Set
• Beachbody Performance Shaker Cup
• 30-day membership to the Team
Beachbody Club, featuring Beachbody

On Demand.

*NEW* ALL ACCESS BEACHBODY ON DEMAND CHALLENGE PACK

  • 1 year membership to Beachbody on Demand with ALL programs included (over $6,000 worth of workouts!) plus all future realeases for that year!
  • Your first 30 day supply of Shakeology
  • Portion Fix (includes 7-piece portion control container set, eating guide, large blue container & shaker cup)
All of these include lifetime access to my fitness challenge groups, for as long as you remain a client! Plus, an unlimited supply of encouragement and motivation from me ;)

You may also purchase just the DVD workouts, but will not get access to Challenge Groups, but I will still be here for advice!

Please email me HERE with any questions or to get started! I look forward to working with you!





Thursday, July 28, 2016

Country Dance Workout?! Country Heat is Here!


Yes, you read that right! COUNTRY DANCE WORKOUT. Yes, I know you're skeptical, because I was too. When they announced this program months ago, all I said was , "NOPE!" There was no way I was going to do this. There was definitely NO WAY I was going to offer it to my current and potential clients.

Then we got a sneak peak, so I grudgingly did it. ...And I actually like it. Yep. The ultimate-hater-of-country-music liked this program. You sweat, you're sore the next day, it doesn't feel like a workout, and it's fun! What's not to love? So, of course to kick off the launch of Country Heat, I'm opening up my test group to everyone! More details on that will be at the end of this post. Now, let's get into what Country Heat is all about!

What is Country Heat™?

Country Heat is a high-energy, low-impact dance workout that’s so simple and so fun, you’ll love it from the very first step. Each 30-minute routine is packed with easy-to-follow dance moves set to the hottest country music around. All you have to do is follow along and before you know it, you’re scorching calories, burning fat, and melting away the pounds as you reshape your entire body—all in just 30 days.
 

What makes Country Heat effective?

Because it’s the workout you’ll actually stick with! Country Heat makes it fun and easy to get fit.

  •  
  • 5 high-energy dance workouts and 1 Dance Conditioning workout give you all the calorie-burning benefits of a great cardio workout while using every muscle in your body to fire up your metabolism.
  • No complicated moves, no weights or equipment—just follow along for 30 minutes.
  • Dancing to country music is such a blast, it barely feels like a workout!
  • Autumn’s foolproof portion-control container system and Eating Plan let you lose weight by eating what you want in just the right amounts.
 

What Makes Country Heat Unique?

Country Heat features the hottest country music—once you hear it, you have to start moving! There’s no choreography to remember, just follow along for a cardio workout that will keep you burning calories for 30 minutes. And when you add Autumn’s strength-building Dance Conditioning workout and portion-control nutrition plan, you’ll see why even people who think they don’t like exercise will love dancing to Country Heat.
 
 

Who is Country Heat For?

Literally, everyone and their mother, but if you want me to get more specific here you go!
 
  • Fitness Beginners
  • 21 Day Fix Graduates
  • People who have failed at fitness programs, in the past
  • Country Music Lovers
  • People who don't like traditional exercise
  • Zumba Fans
  • People who want to dance but are intimidated by choreography
  • People who want to lose weight!
 
Alrighty, now that you've got all the juicy details here's what you get when you join my Test Group!

 
 
  • 6 workouts on 3 DVDS (Plus, I'm throwing in a FREE bonus workout!)
  • An option to get 30 Days of Beachbody On Demand for FREE (You'll be able to stream Country Heat and so many other workouts from your computer, phone, tablet...basically anywhere you have internet access!)
  • Color coded portion control containers
  • An easy to follow meal guide that can be tailored to your specific needs
  • 30 day supply of superfood meals aka Shakeology
  • Me, as your coach and personal cheerleader!
  • A group of women (and men) who will support, encourage, and motivate you to never give up
  • A FREE Country Heat shirt just for completing the program
  • A chance to win $$$ for submitting your results!
Does this sound like a program you can do? You better be nodding your head, because anyone can do this! If you want to join my Country Heat Test Group fill out the form below, or click HERE!
 
 
 
 


 

Monday, March 7, 2016

You Don't Have Time? Or It's Not a Priority?



How many times have you said, “I don’t have time” when presented with an opportunity? I know I’m guilty of this, in fact, I’m embarrassed to say that this used to be my go-to answer for A LOT of things. Truth is, I just didn’t care about what others wanted me to do or what they were offering to me; it wasn’t a priority.
Let’s try replacing “I don’t have time” with “it’s not a priority.”
I don’t have time for Facebook ---> Facebook is not a priority
I don’t have time for naps ---> Naps are not a priority
Those are both things that we can go without, right? What if we try this with things that should be a priority, for some of us?
I don’t have time to cook for my family ---> Cooking for my family is not a priority
I don’t have time for dates with my spouse ---> Dates with my spouse are not a priority
I don’t have time to prepare healthy food ---> Preparing healthy food is not a priority
I don’t have time for “fun time” with my kids ---> “Fun” time with my kids is not a priority
I don’t have time to be active & healthy ---> Being active & healthy is not a priority
I don’t have time to take care of myself ---> Taking care of myself is not a priority
Try this with more things that should be a priority to you. You’ll find that this little change in the sentence will provide clarity, encouragement, and even bring awareness to what you need to be making a priority in your life.
When we say “I don’t have time,” we’re saying that we’ve fallen helpless and that we’re victims to the 24 hours we have in a day. It’s saying that we don’t have control over what happens throughout our day. If you really think about it, it’s easy to develop this “oh well” attitude when we’ve given up on what “could be.” This was me for so long! When I first had my babies, I planned on doing all kinds of fun activities, we were going to read all the time, we were going to cook together, we’d do fun exercises together (because, God forbid, I be the “fat mom”.) Basically, in my mind, I planned to be the best mom ever.
That changed when I fell into a slump. I moved to a new state where I knew absolutely no one. I had no one to meet up with for play dates and I became depressed. As time went on, I felt it was too late for me to go back to being the “best mom ever.” I felt like the damage was already done; I felt like my kids resented me for not being the “best mom.” You guys, it’s never too late... for anything.
When we replace the excuse of not having time with making it a priority, we’re taking control of our lives. We’re taking control of our actions and we’re taking responsibility for the outcome of what we choose to do or choose not to do.
We all have the same 24 hours in a day (obviously we’re not awake for that long, but you get the point.) Priorities are different for everyone and sometimes our priorities change. Next time you’re about to say “I don’t have time,” think about whether or not this should be a priority or if you can live without it. Think about how your answer will shape your life, and if making certain things priority will have a positive affect on how your spending your hours.

Monday, December 14, 2015

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Modern Entrepreneurs


I got such a good response from my Gift Guide for Fitness lovers, that I HAD to follow up with a gift guide for creative entrepreneurs! Most women who work at home, dream of having their own office space. Even if it's just a small space in your bedroom, there's still plenty of ways you can make it your own! Here's a few things to help the #girlboss, in your life spice up her work space.


  1. Wall Art. No one wants to spend hours looking at an empty wall. Wall Art is a great way to turn your little office from drab to fab! There are so many sellers on Etsy, that'll please the girliest to the fiercest personalities! Not to mention that they're fairly inexpensive. There's even options just to print them at home and frame them yourself!
  2. Planners. These are a must to keep any entrepreneur in check. Some people choose the digital route, but a lot of us have gone back to pen and paper. There's tons of different layouts, designs, and colors to fit our brand and tastes. Some of my favorites are Erin Condren, The Day Designer, The Simplified Planner, and the newest one to join the gang, the Ashley Shelly Planner!
  3. Portable/External Phone Batteries. Most of us are on the go, and tend to work from our phones or tablets...A LOT. Constant use of our devices equals a drained battery. These come in a variety of different power levels and cute designs, you're sure to find one that fits your loved one's style...or yours, if your shopping for yourself ;)
  4. Headphones. When there's tons of work to get done, it's nice to be able to put on some music and shut out the rest of the world. Headphones or earphones are a great way to get in the zone and stay laser focused on projects. 
  5. Camera. Videos are a big part of building a business and connecting with potential customers and business partners. With so many companies making exceptional cameras, it can be hard to narrow down what's best for you. So, do your research and see what will benefit your friend or family member the most. I'm biased towards Canon, because I have such a good experience with their products.
  6. Himalayan Salt Lamp. I could go on and on about the benefits of having one of these in your office, but I'll narrow it down for you. Not only do they look pretty and cute, sitting on your desk, they also cleanse the air, increase energy levels in the room, and improve your mood and concentration. Amazon is my go to place for these babies :)
  7. Coffee Mugs. BossBabes pretty much live on caffeine. Help add to their collection with some dope mugs to get their mornings going. From motivational quotes, to blunt "get your ass in gear" sayings, Etsy has it all!
  8. Motivational Books. Entrepreneurs love a good book. Especially ones that'll help put them in the right mindset when it comes to living and entrepreneurial lifestyle. #GIRLBOSS and Girl Code make the perfect gifts!
  9. Bluetooth Speaker. These bad boys aren't only for music. You can listen to team calls, podcasts, and audio books! They're all pretty much the same, just check with the recipient to see if they prefer a certain brand.
  10. Candles. It's so funny how some scented wax can change your mood, attitude, and overall atmosphere of a room. But, they do! These make great, inexpensive gifts and their are plenty of sellers on Etsy that make them by hand!
I know we're cutting it kind of close, with Christmas less than 2 weeks away, but if you're looking for last minute gifts most places can do expedited shipping if needed! If you were stumped on what to get your entrepreneur friends, I hope this helped, and if you're shopping for yourself, have fun decorating your new office space!  

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Master's Hammer and Chisel: Celebrity Trainers Sagi Kalev & Autumn Calabrese


For the very first time, trainers Sagi Kalev and Autumn Calabrese have teamed up to create an expert program designed to help you craft a powerful, perfectly defined body. The Master’s Hammer and Chisel is an innovative resistancetraining system that incorporates three muscle-sculpting phases—Stabilization, Strength, and Power—or SSP Training. This is how Sagi and Autumn help you efficiently build, chisel, and refine a masterpiece physique in just 60 days. 

What Makes Hammer and Chisel Unique?
• The Master’s Hammer and Chisel is built on the three phases of SSP Training— Stabilization, Strength, and Power. Other workouts only focus on one or two phases, which might give you decent results. But The Master’s Hammer and Chisel program incorporates all three methods to help you relentlessly chip away fat and carve every muscle for a strong, visually stunning body in 60 days. • 12 brand-new, 30- to 40-minute workouts that combine Sagi and Autumn’s proven techniques for 60 days of hardcore resistance training. 
• Sagi and Autumn make eating for your goals simple. That’s why they included their easy-to-follow and completely customizable nutrition plan, along with 7 portion-control containers that show you how to portion out the right amount of food to help you reach your unique fitness goals. 
• Flexible nutrition that allows you to lean out, sculpt and maintain, or build muscle. 
• Includes options to adapt certain exercises if you have limited access to equipment. 
• Includes a modifier who demonstrates some moves at a lower intensity.

You'll get 12 hardcore workouts on 6 DVD's, and if you're a Club Member, you'll be able to stream the workouts almost immediately!
  • Safety Video
  • Hammer Plyometrics
  • Iso Speed Hammer
  • Total Body Hammer
  • Max Hammer Strength
  • Hammer Power
  • Hammer Conditioning
  • Chisel Balance
  • Iso Strength Chisel
  • Chisel Endurance
  • Chisel Cardio
  • Chisel Agility
  • Total Body Chisel

Equipment You'll Need

Here's a couple of Transformation Pictures from coaches who were part of the corporate test group!


To join my next challenge group, fill out an application and I'll be in touch. If you have any questions please email me at bhunniecutt@gmail.com

xoxo,
Brittany

Monday, December 7, 2015

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for the Fitness Enthusiast!



The countdown is on, only 18 more days until Christmas! I know health, fitness, and weight loss can be touchy subjects and you don't want to offend anyone with these types of gifts.  Obviously, if you know someone is a fitness nut, these types of gifts can be expected, but for someone who is just starting on their journey, we don't want to send a message that says, "hey, you need to lose weight."

Here are my top picks that are sure to please anyone! 


  1. Weights/Dumbbells: Everyone can use more weights, especially if they're getting stronger and need to up the intensity. These can get pretty pricey, if they have to keep buying more and more, over time. So, why not help them out a little and contribute to their weight set. You can pick up dumbbells almost anywhere, but if your really love this person, splurge and get them the Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells, and put an end to their weight buying days! These adjust from 5 to 52.5 pounds, so it'll adjust as they grow.
  2. Fitness Apparel: Who doesn't love fun workout tanks and tees?! There are so many out there to choose from. I personally love to support the smaller businesses, because that's just what I do. One of my favorite places to get tanks is FITspiration Couture, you can find them on Facebook here. 
  3. Meal Bags and Lunch Boxes: These are great for people that prep their meals and are always on the go. Whether it's to the office, kids' soccer practice, or if they're just in the car all the time, they can bring their food with them anywhere! Many companies make these, so you can just do a Google search, or you can get them from my favorite company here!
  4. Facial Towelettes/Wipes: Not everyone has time to wash their face, immediately after an intense sweat sesh. These are perfect to throw in gym bags and even great for the workout-at-home types. They're inexpensive and there's some for every skin type! Head over to your local Target or Target.com, and pick some up for your loved one. FYI, they make great stocking stuffers!
  5. Single Serve Blender: Sometimes it's nice to spice up that protein shake, the blender cups are fine, but when you want to add fruit or nut butters, these come in handy. They're portable so they can even take it to work with them. You can find some pretty inexpensive ones, on Amazon.
  6. Fitness/Workout Programs: I personally wouldn't get these for anyone who hasn't expressed interest in wanting to get in shape, but that's just me. Some of my favorite programs are 21 Day Fix, CIZE, 21 Day Fix Extreme, & FOCUS T25. These would even make great gifts to yourself ;) If you haven any questions about these, I'm your girl!
  7. Shoes, shoes, shoes! The right shoes are a must when it comes to fitness. Depending on what exercise they do, they might need running or training shoes. Find out what they need, then find out what brand they like. I, myself, am a Reebok girl, but most prefer Nike. 
  8. Fitness/Activity Tracker: These are a big hit these days. Companies are popping up out of nowhere offering these babies. Here are a few things I like to look for when buying one of these. Does it track calories burned, steps, sleep? Can you log your food and track your water intake? Cna you sync everything to a mobile app or computer? Does it remind you when you've been inactive for too long? Not ever tracker is going to have every feature, so decide what's best for the individual, or if they have been hinting at a certain one, get it! I love my FitBit, but I think the BellaBeat Leaf is more feminine, stylish, and will look good on with your regular clothes!
  9. Headphones/Earphones: An essential when going for a run or working out at the gym. People go through earphones like crazy, so it's always nice to have a backup. Amazon has the best deals on these!
  10. Fitness Journal: Even with all the technology, today, people are starting to go back to the pen and paper ways. Journals are great for the more creative types or anyone that just like to keep track of their progress. Etsy has tons of these! My favorite is from Me & My Big ideas, but they're sold out at the moment :( Carrie Elle also has amazing ones the go right along with the 21 Day Fix
  11. Dry Shampoo: When there isn't time to take a full on shower, after a workout, dry shampoo always saves the day! I love the Batiste Dry Shampoo, but if you want to gift something a little more high end, the Elizabeth and James Dry Shampoo is the way to go!
There you have it, my Holiday Gift Guide for Fitness Enthusiasts! If you have any other suggestions to add to the list, leave them in the comments or let me know on Facebook! Keep a look out for Holiday Gift Guide for the Modern #girlBOSS!