RaceStart Your Nutrition With The 24-Day JumpStart

Allow me to set the tone for you …

My husband and myself had taken on a few BIG projects over the last few months; renovating an entire house, managing 2 other properties, all while moving our gym/business to a new location -Naturally this has had an effect on my physical and mental health.

It was time to refocus. I needed to change something.

My eating habits were not bad, my workouts were still consistent (training at least 5x/week), but something was missing.

Due to the amount of stress I was under, my body was not responding like it had in the past to my workouts. I was feeling tired all the time instead of energized. I started to rely heavily on coffee and sugar free energy drinks (which by the way, did not help my situation by any means). I needed to recharge my body, and cleanse it from all the toxic chemicals I had consumed (coffee, alcohol, sugar, and dairy (mostly cheese – as much as I hate to admit it, cheese just doesn’t agree well with my body even if it’s on a salad).

After confiding in a friend about my stress, anxiety, exhaustion, and recent weight gain, he told me about a nutrition program he was on, the 24 Day JumpStart program. To be perfectly honest, I blew him off. I thought, “I don’t have time to add one more thing to my plate”. This was not the first time that I had heard of the program which involves a comprehensive yet very manageable plan of healthy eating habits and supplementation. However, prior to speaking with my friend, I’ve always been leary and skeptical of supplements. Then I saw him, and the results that he had after trying the program and I thought, “what have I got to lose”.

I’m sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, and frankly I didn’t have anymore time to waste feeling that way. Sooooo I trusted my gut, lol.

Below are are just a few of my results over the last 6 week:

  • Gained self confidence
  • Skin cleared up
  • Stronger/improved performance
  • Lost an inch in waist and legs in the first 10 days, and kept it off!
  • Down 5 lbs total
  • More muscle definition
  • More energy throughout the day
  • Energy levels have increased- Improved personal training performance as well as mental focus on daily tasks.

My performance over the last 6 weeks:

  • Able to complete several strict muscle ups- a goal of mine for over the last 5 years! thought I’d give it shot and much to my surprise I was able to complete several.
  • 100 double unders unbroken, under a min
  • 73 air squats in 1 min (beat my personal best by 10 reps)
  • 5 lb gain in shoulder press (I was stuck at this weight for about 2 years)
  • 15 lb gain in 5 rep max back squat (mind blown)

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I AM OUTTA MY SLUMP!

I noticed from the 24-day JumpStart that my skin started to clear up! If that alone was my result, I would have been totally fine with that, but it didn’t stop there. I noticed that my cravings went away between meals! This has helped so much! I realized that I was not actually hungry before, it was ‘stress eating’.

My stress management has improved significantly because I’ve been able to focus more on my work as well as gained energy for my personal fitness training!
This is a HUGE win for an entrepreneur. I also learned that this is something that I can afford to do. I was always under the impression that it would cost a ton to maintain this lifestyle, but it is totally manageable. As a fitness professional, I highly recommend this nutrition program to my clients, family, and friends.

If you’d like to learn more about the program, please feel free to Contact us to schedule a 15-Minute consultation

RaceStart Collaborates with Origin Meals

RaceStart Training is now a Drop Off Zone

for Origin Paleo Meals

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Like RaceStart, Origin Meals believe that a healthy diet should be full of real food, packed with nutrients, and free of potentially irritating ingredients that don’t serve the functions of your body. Origin meals are made using responsibly sourced proteins, antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies, and healthy fats and oils- never sacrificing flavor.

Origins and RaceStart believe in “Clean eating”: meaning without dairy, grain, or processed sugars, for a variety of reasons. After months of trying to find a nutrition program best suited for RaceStart, it was a no brainer that Origin Meals was our solution.  Their meals can be used to supplement a challenging fitness regimen, while others see their meals as a tool to deal with chronic illness or prevent disease. This allows our athletes and the local community comfort in knowing they don’t need to slave over a stove or a grocery list to follow a diet full of clean food and real ingredients.”

Thanks so much for hanging out with us for the day and supplying us with the some yummy samples!

For more info on how to order, contact Alan: alan@originmeals.com

RaceStart’s Take on Nutrition

Hello Warriors!

I recently discovered a new love for cooking. Domesticated! The sites listed HERE make cooking easy and enjoyable- They basically make a hectic lifestyle a little less “cray cray”. I feel much more productive mentally as well as physically when I know my body is receiving the fuel it needs. I notice a difference in how I perform at my job, during my workouts, sleep patterns, as well as my social life.

Remember that to be “fit” or “healthy” we must find balance with our workouts as well as our nutrition. It is very important that we feed our bodies the fuel they need to perform at our desired level of intensity during our workouts.

I believe in the Paleo lifestyle, however, I also believe that it is not for everyone…At least not right away. If you already eat fairly clean, then go for it! However, if you’re someone who eats mostly fast-food then you may need to take a different approach. Maybe try eliminating one thing from your diet at a time, and continue to set new monthly goals. I always say give Paleo living a solid 3 weeks to see if it’s for you. Basically, you are feeding your body whole foods, packed with rich nutrients- No processed crap! During this trial period you should pay attention to your performance at the gym, as well as work and home life, and sleep patterns. Eating whole foods, rich in vitamins will give you more energy during your workouts, but also when you’re at work, or home with your significant other, the kids, and out with your friends.

There is definitely more preparation involved, but that’s also called being an adult. Don’t expect your body to change if you aren’t willing to make a change.

*NOTE: The most common fault with the paleo lifestyle is over eating. Most of the food is AMAZING! Make sure to stick to portion control.

Happy cooking!

The Game Changer, Shakeology

Visit our Nutrition page for info on our “slim down shake”. Shakeology has not only helped aid my athletic performance at the gym, but has significantly helped fight my sugar cravings. This has allowed me to be more stress free with my nutrition regimen. Shakeology really takes the guess work out of it. As a result I have more energy to complete every day tasks, without having to leave my desk. If I get stuck working late, or just feel like having a “treat” this is not only a nutrient dense option, but it fills me up and satisfies those cravings! I no longer feel like that “diva” in the snickers commercial (Oh, don’t act like you don’t know what I’m referring to).

It’s quick, fast, easy, and a HEALTHY way to stay on track! 

I will only promote products that I believe in. With that being said, RaceStart now sells sample size packets at the Gym Shop. This will allow you to try out different flavors before making a commitment. Decide for yourself. I challenge you to the taste test 🙂

RaceStart Training is on Pinterest

Over the past few months I’ve been preparing a Pinterest page to help make our shopping/prep work a little easier. This is what I use to prepare my weekly grocery list. Here you will not only find my favorite eats and treats, but I also gathered mobility tips, workouts, and new fitness trends! enjoy!

The Best Summer Slim Down Shake

A  “HOW TO VIDEO” ON ANTONETTE’S FAVORITE SUMMER SLIM DOWN SHAKE…

JUST CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW 

To order Shakeology or learn more healthy nutrition tips and quick tricks…

What is Shakeology?

Shakeology IS NOT just a protein powder, it’s so much more! It’s  a meal or snack replacement shake that’s filled with over 70 ingredients in it. That would take up to 7 trips to the salad bar to eat the same amount of nutrients that are inside every Shakeology shake. Shakeology is made from the finest whole-food sources that are available. Shakeology really makes it easy for us by taking the guesswork out of nutrition! Two words: GAME CHANGER!

The ingredients include:

  • Camu-Camu
  • Goji berry
  • Acai berry
  • Acerola cherry
  • Bilberry
  • Barley grass
  • Blue-green algae
  • Chia seeds
  • Wheat grass (just to name few)

Why Drink Shakeology Every Day?

It can help you:

  • Lose weight – especially if you replace a meal with Shakeology every day.
  • Reduce junk food cravings – drink it in the morning to enjoy this benefit throughout the day
  • Increase your energy and feel healthier.
  • Improve your digestion and regularity.
  • Lose Weight—the Healthy Way

Why starve yourself thin, when you can lose weight—and maintain that healthy weight loss—just by drinking one Shakeology shake every day?

It’s the simple recipe for success:

  • You won’t feel deprived, because every delicious shake tastes like a sinful treat.
  • The proteins and healthy fats will help you feel fuller longer, so you’re less likely to snack.
  • Superfoods help your body reduce cravings for junk food.
  • Increased energy means your workouts feel easier.

What better way to take the sting out of your craving for sugary snacks and junk foods, than with a sumptuously delicious shake that feeds your body the nutrients it really craves?

How Shakeology short-circuits your urge to snack:

  • Protein-rich nutrient-dense formula helps you feel full and reduces the tendency to “cheat” throughout the day.
  • Helps you curb junk food cravings while helping you crave healthier choices.
  • You’re feeding your body the nutrients it needs, so it feels more satisfied.
  • So delicious, it tastes like you’re cheating!

Feel New Energy!

Drinking Shakeology every day can dramatically improve your energy levels and overall stamina. Just ask all of our customers who used their newfound energy to take on—and succeed—at a new fitness program!

What more can you do with a little extra daily energy?

  • Power through your day, and cross more off your to-do list.
  • Get your fitness program off to a great new start.
  • Help your body’s internal processes work more efficiently.
  • Enjoy life . . . and get more out of every single moment
  • Help Improve Digestion and Regularity

When you drink Shakeology, you won’t just feel healthier, you can actually be healthier. That’s because it helps all your body’s processes function more efficiently. And what better definition is there for good health?

How Shakeology gets you healthy from the inside out:

  • Fiber and probiotics help you “get regular” so you eliminate toxins built up in your digestive system.
  • Proprietary blend of prebiotics and probiotics help create a healthy intestinal tract which aids digestion.
  • A healthier digestive system makes it easier to absorb key nutrients.
  • Digestive enzymes also help your body to increase the absorption of nutrients

Here’s my 2 cents on Shakeology:

Not everyone needs to lose weight, but everyone DOES need to be healthy and to have sustaining energy throughout the day. When was the last time you tried to lose weight and you were grouchy, tired and unhappy because you were STARVING??? Shakeo is all about nutritional DENSE ingredients that will provide you with all of the vitamins and nutrients that you need in order to feel great, not be starving or to feel deprived while trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It’s my “fast-food”, energy drink that helps me to feel healthy and maintain my weight. It helps to improve my diet by giving me adequate nutrition and energy!!

This is not a weight-loss shake — it IS a NUTRITION shake! 

To order YOUR Shakeology or learn more about healthy nutrition tips and tricks that have helped me…

Travel Snacks

If you’re always on the go take a min and “chillax”…You know who you are…I am just as guilty! I understand how difficult it can be to find some time to plan out the week in advance. I also know how I feel if I don’t make the time – My week drags on, my energy level is down, my workouts are not as productive, I’m moody, and I have a hard time focusing on every day tasks. To me, it’s just not worth it anymore. I’ve been there done that, and I’m not going back! Give yourself a little challenge…set a goal (make a food plan) for each week for 5 weeks and see how you feel at the end of the 5th week.

It can be challenging to “paleo” while traveling through airports, or whenever life gets busy. Many times in situations like these it’s easy for people to throw their hands up and say “it’s too hard to eat well” and end up eating a bunch of junk they otherwise wouldn’t. You can avoid eating in the airport entirely and avoid stopping at fast food chains because you’re “hangry”…the key is a little planning and preparation.
Below is a list of helpful snacks to keep handy on those “crazy busy” days where you’re stuck at the office or on the road.

NOTE: Always be prepared!

  • Grass-Fed Jerky,
  • Apple+Whole Avocado (eaten with a spoon)
  • Homemade Trail Mix (walnut pieces, cinnamon coated almonds, large coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, dried apple, pecans, macadamia nuts)
  • Dried Organic Apples (no sugar or other ingredients added)
  • Organic Pistachios
  • Assorted Raw nuts and seeds (unsalted)-(Trader Joe has the best prices)
  • Celery+ Almond butter (I really enjoy Martha Natha almond butter- no stir involved : )
  • Apple cut up+Almond butter
  • Protein egg muffins
  • Sweet potato w/cinnamon+cayenne pepper+salt
  • Protein balls
  • Plain paleo pancakes in a baggie (if I have some left over from Sun breakfast I take them to go, Google search “paleo pancakes” and be prepared to be amazed 🙂

Weekly Paleo Loaded Nachos

I love this recipe! At my house we actually use ground beef too, and add Penzy’s “bold taco” to the meat. Avocados are a must! I also like to add olives and hot peppers for some extra spice 🙂 This is a staple at our house on Monday night football….or any day we had an awesome workout! Enjoy!