Motivational Monday

Yes we all fall backwards once in a while, but, we have to move forward and get back on track. Today is a new day. Forgive yourself!”
— Soul Coach Eva

Sometimes we slip and get off routine. Having a fun weekend with our families. Going to weddings of our dearest friends. End of summer parties. And the list goes on. We can easily forget and end up eating or drinking unhealthy foods.  Then we beat ourselves up because of the choices we made. The guilt just overcomes us and we end up feeling anxious, and start feeding our thoughts of giving up. This is were it gets tough. You see, you have to learn to let it go and start thinking of the good and the positive. You had an amazing time with loved ones and it is ok! It's not the end of the world because there is always an opportunity to pick yourself back up and keep going! This doesn't mean that you have to quit your goals. You have to take your wheels and put them back on track! That is the beauty of a new day that God has given you! Realize those unhealthy choices, learn from them, and move forward! Forgive yourself, love yourself, and pick it right back up! You are a beautiful soul!

 

 

Transformation Tuesday

6 Week Challenge: Transformation Tuesday

At the beginning of this 6 week Challenge I was probably at my heaviest since having my daughter (who just turned 11). I started working out sporadically about a year ago, but still didn’t see any changes in my body, and was still always tired. My biggest obstacle was that I loved to bake, and I loved baked goods! I knew what I was eating was keeping me from losing weight, but I didn’t have any incentive to try harder. It wasn’t until I saw the 6-week challenge advertisement for Soul Studio that got me inspired. The studio was close to my home so I thought why not try it? I was skeptical at first thinking how could I possibly lose 20 lbs in only 6 weeks!  But after the first week of going to the workouts and following the meal plan closely, I had already lost 7 lbs! I won’t lie and say the weight kept falling off easily the following weeks, some weeks I barely lost any weight.

BEFORE

BEFORE

Before

 

I didn’t give up, and I rarely strayed from the meal plan. J  Vegetables were never my favorite, and like I said before, I loved baked goods. During the challenge I tried many new foods, which I found I now like, and who doesn’t love the Green Smoothies?( Never thought I would eat Spinach every day but now I do!) I enjoyed going to the different classes that the Studio offered,  and every time all the instructors there were inspiring and always mixed it up to never making it boring! I want to thank Vicki, Eva, and all the other Soul Studio instructors for their support! EVERYONE can do this, I totally believe it will not only change the way you look  but the way you feel!

Thanks again Soul Studio Tribe!! J J

AFTER

AFTER

Motivational Monday

WHAT WE ARE...

To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are
— Eric Hoffer

We don't  set out to lose weight without first knowing what we weigh to begin with. We can't know that we want to make a change until we first know we have a problem. Even when we've identified a problem, we need to know where we're starting from to understand the job ahead of us. To make any change in our lives, we need to know where we are right now. 

I will do my best to understand who I am so that I can understand how to be better than I am. 

Resource: The Daily Book of Positive Quotations.

Workout Wednesday: Amped

WW: Pre, Mid, and Post Workout

So when should you take the protein shakes and whey powder? What kind of supplements should I take during my workouts? Do you take it before or after my fitness classes? How do I fuel up to get the optimal workout and have my muscles recover after? Trust us, these questions always come up. It is always a good idea to fuel up any time you are about to do a workout.  

We recommend that you fuel up before, during, and after your workouts with supplements and protein shakes. Recommend an hour before with a shake and 15-30 minutes for the Pre Amped power. For those who are working out for 30-45 minutes, we recommend that you fuel up with Amped fuel to protect your muscles from breakdown and hydrate for injecting your body with electrolytes. 

Last, recovery. Having a post-workout supplement with branched-chain amino acids to help your muscles rebuild after workouts. And it will prevent from muscle soreness. We recommend that you have Amped Recover and a IsaLean Pro shake. Fueling after your workout is best within 30 minutes. We have provided below information that will help your fitness journey!

THE AMPED PERFORMANCE LINE

Each AMPED product is designed for a specific time frame—before, during, or after your workout. While you can pick and choose which products to use for your training, using the system as a whole will yield the best results. Here are a few things to consider before using the AMPED product line.

PRE-WORKOUT

AMPED uses nutritional timing to enhance your workout. Products are used before, during, and after training to help your body prepare, sustain, and recover for maximum results. From the moment you step out the front door until hours after exercise, the products in the AMPED line work together to help support and improve every angle of your athletic performance.

AMPED Power
A pre-workout supplement to prepare your body for better strength and power before workouts. AMPED Power is designed as a pre-workout supplement that should be taken daily (and for those who want, even on non-workout days based on research on creatine and brain health), up to two times per day.

AMPED NOx
A pre-workout shot to support nitric oxide production so you can train harder and longer.

 

 

 

MID-WORKOUT

 

AMPED Fuel
A conveniently packaged mid-workout gel to sustain energy and fuel your body for sustained endurance. AMPED Fuel is designed to be taken during your workout to sustain energy, protect muscles from breakdown, and support endurance. It’s a great product to be taken mid-workout during endurance training or as needed at intervals between intense bouts of training.

AMPED Hydrate can be taken at any time–before, during, and after a workout–for optimal hydration with added electrolytes and vitamins.

 

 

 

 

POST WORKOUT

AMPED Recover
A post-workout supplement with branched-chain amino acids to help your muscles rebuild after workouts. 

 

 

OTHER OPTIONS: 

IsaPro – High-quality whey protein concentrate for athletes and active adults who want less carbohydrates and fats in their diet.

e+™ – Natural caffeine plus Adaptogens give you a pre-workout energetic boost so you can get fired up and conquer at the gym.†

Ionix® Supreme – Adaptogens and natural botanicals help combat the negative effects of physical stress.†

Why is it important to use a pre-workout product like AMPED Power?

AMPED Power is unique in combining Nitrosigine® and citrulline that support better oxygen and nutrient delivery to working muscles, along with creatine that serves to replenish adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in working muscles. ATP is especially important in high-intensity exercise. The result is increased strength and more intense workouts.

Do I need AMPED Recover if I’m already taking IsaPro?

Taking either AMPED Recover or IsaPro® will support recovery after a workout. However, their combination will enhance the benefit of each by helping your body hit the upper threshold of muscle protein synthesis.+

Most of the time, I lift weights during my workouts. Which AMPED products are best for me?

Depending on the length and intensity of the training session, any of the AMPED products provide benefits for resistance or strength training. Both
AMPED NOx and AMPED Power are ideal since this type of exercise requires large
amounts of force and the muscles require oxygen and nutrient delivery as well
as fast replenishment of the high-energy compound adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

AMPED Hydrate can be sipped on during the workout to maintain hydration and replace electrolytes lost though sweat. If the length of the training session is extended, AMPED Fuel can provide easily digestible carbohydrates to sustain energy. AMPED Fuel can also be used to support performance during high intensity training or to boost energy.+

AMPED Recover provides BCAAs that should be taken after any strength-training session. AMPED Recover also includes L-carnitine to support the muscle rebuilding process.+ For maximum results, take AMPED Recover with IsaPro or IsaLean PRO Shake.

Who should use the AMPED product line?

The AMPED line was specifically designed for athletes. However, it’s also great for the everyday athlete and those who enjoy weightlifting, running, cycling, yoga, or playing sports. If you’re looking for greater strength, muscle building, or increased endurance, AMPED can help you improve your performance and your results.

For more information please click here.

Back to School

Back to School: Add a Nutritional Breakfast on the Go! 

Now that the kids are getting back to school, appointments and activities are being filled in your daily schedule. Being active in your kids school activities, getting them to school in the morning, running errands, and getting your self to work, we tend to miss out on our most important meal of the day, breakfast. Not anymore! Did you know that you can get 23 vitamins and minerals, 24 grams of protein, gluten and soy free, protein shake on the go? ISALEAN® SHAKE is a delicious, convenient, and nutritionally complete meal replacement. The best way to nourish your body when you are juggling a busy life. With so many flavors, and now available in non-dairy, breakfast and any other meal just became deliciously healthy. 

Why are IsaLean Shakes so important for the body?

IsaLean Shakes provide balanced nutrients to maximize nutrition while minimizing caloric intake for safe weight loss and effective weight management. Our exclusive shakes also have added enzymes to break down the carbohydrates, proteins and fats for maximum absorption of key nutrients. (isagenix.com)

What makes IsaLean Shakes unique?

IsaLean Shakes contain superior nutrition compared to other meal replacement shakes on the market. IsaLean Shakes contain exclusively sourced Myo-IsaLean Complex, the highest-quality whey protein from cows that are not treated with hormones or routine antibiotics. IsaLean Shakes also contain Ionic Alfalfa™—our proprietary alfalfa juice concentrate enriched in ionic minerals to keep the body running at peak performance.

IsaLean is not just for athletes who wants to build lean muscle, achieve weight loss goals, and gain energy. This is for everyone! Soul Studio only uses the best of the best and we care what goes in your body! To learn more about this amazing super food click here.