Wet and Wild Wednesday!!

Published September 12, 2012 by gettingherfit

Here is the workout we did today, I’m dedicating it to the fact that it’s raining and we had to cancel class, plus this mornings 5a.m. class was looking pretty hot and sweaty when they completed it:)
The exercises are as follows: Do group #1 then #2 then go back to #1 then #2 then move to #3 and you are all done.

#1

25 Burpees with push up
25 Reverse lunges (each leg)

#2

25 Hip thrusts
25 Dive bombers
25 Russian twists

#3

25 Mountain climbers right leg only
25 Mountain climbers left leg only
25 Crab toe touches
25 Arm/leg extensions (each leg)

Have fun let me know know you do!!!

 

Don’t Miss This!!!

Published September 10, 2012 by gettingherfit

Ladies if you have been looking to shed those extra pounds that may have crept up on you over the summer or maybe you are just looking to make some extra cash for Christmas or anytime.  If that’s you, you need to be at the Advocare Ladies Alive event coming this October 6th in Denver it’s going to be amazing.  You will learn more about what Advocare can do for you to help you lose weight, maintain your weight and just be healthier.  If you want your family to perform at their best Advocare is for you.

Advocare has been around for almost 20 years and is on the move to be the best nutritional company with the best products on the market, I have never found another company that even comes close to what they have to offer, in product and in business.  But don’t take my work for it, come out and find out for yourself.  You can purchase your tickets at www.AdvocareLadiesAlive.com they are only $45, plus you get goodie bags worth so much more and the information you will hear is invaluable when it comes to changing your life and making your dreams come true.
If you would like to attend go to the website and sign up and let me know you are going so I can meet you there or we can go together, the more the merrier, tell everyone you know that is looking for an opportunity like this.  I know I’m ready to make some extra money to help my family are you ready to do it with me.  For more information on Advocare go to http://www.Advocare.com/03023877 or contact me Victoria McCullough 702-419-4778.  I am ready to help you get fit and make your dreams become reality.

Let’s Get Moving!!!

Victoria McCullough

10 Minute At Home Metabolic Workout

Published June 20, 2012 by gettingherfit

So you say you don’t have time to exercise, well if you think it takes an hour to get in a good workout then you might just be right.  I know for myself I often wonder where my day went with four kids and two home businesses how in the world can there be time for exercise.  People often think I exercise a lot to stay in shape because I teach nine classes a week of boot camp, but for those that take my classes really how often do you see me do the entire workout if any at all?

During my classes I am focused on making sure you get a great workout not me, you are paying me to see results and my job is to get them for you.  Of course just coming to class isn’t always enough you still need to get more then three days of exercise, along with eating healthy.  So what do you do on the other four days you don’t come to class?  You do a metabolic resistance workout at home!  Yes and it only takes about 10-12 minutes a day, YES A DAY!

Why does this work so well for your body, because with MRT you raise your metabolic rate for much longer after the workout then with traditional set for reps workouts.  With MRT you will be doing circuit training which many of you know as several exercising in a row, but with MRT instead of the traditional way of doing them with a rest period in between, you will have little if any rest.  You’ll go from let’s say a push up into lunges, then shoulder presses and so.  You’ll start out slow with maybe only four exercises in your ciruit, do each exercise for anywhere from 20-30 second before moving on to the next.  Once you have it down amp it up to a ten circuit workout like we do in class most days.

You will feel it I guarantee and your body will be burning more calories in less time meaning more fat burned while toning up and building lean muscle.  Know that after your workout your metabolic rate will be increase for up to twenty four hours even while at rest, how great is that?  Isn’t that what you want now with this kind of training you should have no excuses.

This is the kind of workout we as busy women and mom’s want to be able to fit into our lives, now you just have to make the decision to do the workout, feel the burn and start seeing those inches drop.  So here is a workout for you to begin with, change it up you can use any exercising.  I traditionally like to pick an upper body, lower body and cardio and use this rotation so that your muscles are getting a slight rest but not for long:)  Enjoy and share your results.

Do these exercises for just 20 seconds each then immediatly move to the next, see how many rounds you can do in 12 minutes.  Remember warm up first with jumping jacks and some stretching before you begin.

1.  Push ups
2. Squats
3. Jump Squats
4. Tricep Dips
5. Lunges Forward Alternating
6. Mountain climber

Enjoy, let me know how you do.

Victoria McCullough

At Home Workout

Published May 15, 2012 by gettingherfit

Well we are well on our way with the 6-Week Challenge as a matter of fact we are into week 3 so great job ladies, I am so proud of you for sticking with it.  Because we are in week three most of you that did the 21 Day Belly Blast should be done, some are a little behind but that’s ok you just got a late start but I know you are seeing great results.  For those that are completed remember just continue with it, you can begin at day four or you can begin from the start, it’s your choice. 

Although the 21 Day Program comes with workouts you can never have enough of a variety to keep you motivated and your muscles working hard.  So here is a great for you can do on the days we don’t meet.  Have fun and I  look forward to seeing those numbers for todays “Tough It Out Tuesday Challenge”  100 Lunges ouch feel those legs burn.

What you’ll need for this workout:  A jump rope

Begin warming up jumping rope for about 3 minutes, stretch and begin

  1. Jump rope for one minute
    Squats for 1 minute
     rest for 30 seconds – Repeat 4x
  2. Jump rope for one minute
    Push ups for 1 minute
    rest for 30 seconds – Repeat 4x
  3. Jump rope for one minute
    Step ups for 1 minute (use any kind of steps you have)
    rest for 30 seconds – Repeat 4x
  4. Jump rope for one minute
    Dips for 1 minute
    rest for 30 seconds – Repeat 4x
  5. Jump rope for one minute
    Crunches for 1 minute
    rest for 30 seconds – Repeat 4x
  6. End with a 1 minute jump rope and you all done.

Have fun and burn fat fast and go one with your day:)

To Your Health,

Victoria McCullough

Day 3 Of the 21 Day Belly Blast and more…

Published April 11, 2012 by gettingherfit

Today I am on day 3, how about everyone else, anyone else out there doing this with me?  Keep me posted on your successes and let me help you get through those thought to be failures, it probably isn’t as bad as you think. You can post on Facebook or on my blog, or just send me a text or email, I’d love to hear from you.  And PLEASE, PLEASE, don’t stop because you feel you have blown it, just eat right from this moment forward, it will work.

So a little more about how this go round of the 21 Day is going.  I am feeling great of course I totally need my Spark as always each and every day at least twice, with my busy day I need it, getting up at 4 and going to bed at 9 I still don’t get enough sleep with my busy days.  But I do say I am feeling much better and can’t wait to eat some food tomorrow, I have lots of eggs from Easter that we need to get going on, my little Ella seems to be the one taking advantage of those, good girl!  I found these great avocado packets at Sam’s but have yet to see them since the last time I bought them glad I didn’t use them all up.  They are about 2 ounces so perfect for my salads, once in a while I just squeeze a packet into my mouth, I know sounds gross, but oh so good and keeps that hunger at bay especially if I’m out and running around.

So along with this are you ready for the summer that is slowly creeping up on us, with this great weather we are having I know there are still going to be some yucky ones thrown in, probably a snow storm or two.  But it’s time to start focusing more on our bodies and not feeling the need to hide them behind long sleeve shirts and pants.

So for this we are getting ready to start our 6-Week Bikini Body Challenge and it’s going to be great but you won’t see results if you don’t join us, and you won’t get a chance to win the prizes either.  We’ll be doing weekend warrior challenges also where I will expect you to do something fun and exciting outdoors, film or video tape it and send it in or post it, if not with us on your own, we will be heading up to the Incline at least once if not more, we’ll do a run at Garden of the Gods and maybe take on the Santa Fe Trail, maybe a 5k or two so who’s in?

We will be using the 21 Day Belly Blast program with this program which will help you get started out on the fast track to success.  I have some great prizes including a massage, Mary Kay, Scentsy, Stampin Up and more to come so don’t miss out on this fun challenge.

Go to my website for details and sign up TODAY!! www.HerStrengthFitness.com the cost is only $149 for new client and $49 for my monthly members.

Get Fit and Don’t Quit!!

Victoria Mccullough
702-419-4778

Don’t Let Vacation Ruin Your Hard Work? Reset Your Body?

Published March 8, 2012 by gettingherfit

It’s been a while and I am sorry to have neglected posting but things have been so busy which I guess is a good thing:) But I want to share something that may be helpful for many of you during busy seasons of your life.  I want you to know I am far from perfect when it comes to eating right all the time, especially when I get busy, I sometimes slip up but I never give up and that’s the key to living a healthy life.  I believe in living by the 80\20 rule, 80 percent of the time I eat healthy and 20 percent I enjoy myself. Of course there are always exceptions, if you have more then twenty pounds to lose or on a tighter schedule and have to lose weight in a hurry then you need to be more strict of course. Everyone is different and my job is to help you evaluate what plan is going to work best for you.

Some things to think about to help you stay focused. When you are eating good how do you feel? great right, you have energy, you start losing weight, you notice a difference right. Then when you eat something bad, your body will also let you know that it doesn’t like it by making you feel tired and less energetic, maybe your belly feels more bloated and you get constipated not so good right?

So what do you do when you have had a bad day or due to the holiday maybe a bad weekend?.  One thing I’ve come to learn is to forgive yourself. It’s okay to have a great time when you are on vacation or at a party, but learn to discipline yourself, if you are taking food take something you can eat, there are always healthy choices. And if you have a little too much bad stuff get back on track the next meal or the next day. Don’t dwell on guilt and think you have totally blown it and just give up because you didn’t eat well. Its progress not perfection we seek!!!

There is always a new day and a way to help you get back on track and eating healthy again. Start the next day out with a yummy green smoothie,
I have recipes on this blig check them out, do a day of green smoothies and salads. It’s a great way to clean out your system and get rid of any added bloating and water retention. Remember after a weekend sometimes you will notice an additional weight gain of anywhere from 3-5 pounds, don’t panic its mainly water weight give it a few days of clean eating and it will be gone.

Also be sure you are following healthy habits, drink at least a gallon of water each day, eat 5-6 small meals each day, plan ahead and if you need help with this contact me for ideas how to fit them in, also be sure you are having protein every 3-4 hours to keep your metabolism burning high. Don’t be afraid of carbs, the good whole grain ones thry are important just have them with protein and you are all good. Work on following these simpke steps and I promise you will see and feel a difference but its up to you. What are you willing to do to reach your goals, what are you willing to sacrifice and the bigger question is WHY? What is your reason for doing this?

  Being healthy is a lifestyle that we should all try to continue to reach for all the time and what you need to do is make the choice to JUST DO IT!!  Find what works for you, its not about giving up everything, you just have to limit them.

Again 80/20 – 80 percent of the time eat healthy and 20 percent of the time enjoy yourself, adjust as necessay and live life to it’s fullest.  Contact me for more information on my bootcamp or meal plans.

Get Fit, Be Strong and Live Healthy!!!

Good Luck!!

Victoria McCullough, CPT
Her Strength Fitness Boot Camp, Colorado Springs
702-419-4778
www.HerStrengthFitness.com
www.advocare.com/03023877

What is Chia and What Does it Do For You?

Published February 8, 2012 by gettingherfit

Many of you know I am an advocate of chia seed, I always explain it to people as those tiny seeds you used to use to make chia pets, who would have guessed it was soooo good for you.  Here is an article I found a while back, read about it and then go out and get some.  The best place I have found is at Sunflower Market where they sell it in bulk, here in Colorado it’s usually $5.99 for a pound.  Enjoy and I hope to hear some of the ways you are using it.

Check it out here

Chia Seed

Here are some quick tips

Published February 2, 2012 by gettingherfit

Ever wonder how you can make your recipes a little healthier?  Well I have a few ingredient exchange tips for you, try these and increase the nutrition of some of your favorite recipes.

Heavy cream = Evaporated milk
1 egg = 1 cup applesauce (not saying eggs are bad just an alternative)
1/2 cup butter – 1 banana
1 cup flour = 1/2-1/3 cup protein powder, you can also grind up some oatmeal and use that with the same ratio it’s awesome

If you have any tips of your own please let us know I’m sure lots of ladies would like to hear what you do with your recipes.

Enjoy and happy, healthy eating!!

Victoria

Ready for a New Workout!

Published January 15, 2012 by gettingherfit

It’s time to pump it up and burn some calories and fat.  Take this workout to the max, you will do it 2 minutes and then take a 1 minute break and then move on to the next set.

Each 2 minute round has 2 exercises.  You should alternate between the 2 exercises as many times as you can for the  2 minutes.

Here are your 6 circuits:

1) Jump Rope (with or w/o a rope) x 40, Mountain climbers x 10 each side
2) Shoulder press w/resistance band with Sumo Squat x 15, Push Ups x 10
3) Resistance Band Row x 20,  Jump squats x 10
4) Dips x 20, Regular Squats x 20
5) Squat Thrusts x 8, Mountain Scissors x 15 total
6) T-stabilization x 10 total, Suicide Planks x 10

Because you are working out in an intense matter, this quick fat burning workout is great to burn belly fat as well.
Check tomorrow for the video but if you can do this now have fun and let me know how you do, challenge yourself write how many times you can do each one during each 2 minute round and keep working at beating your score.

Want to try it out come to class this week because we are going to work on it.  See you soon.
Not a member yet, join us at www.herstrengthfitness.com  find a class that works for your schedule and sign up today.

Lose 8-14 Pounds in just 21 Days!!!

Published January 7, 2012 by gettingherfit

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This is a great deal start this year out lean and clean with our 21 Day Belly Fat Blaster Challenge.

Get rid of those last few pounds you have been struggling with or start on your way to a healthier lifestyle. This is definitely the way to do it.

This is good for my Monday – Wednesday -Friday classes at my new location at Colorado Baseball Academy, (Marksheffel & N. Carefree) 5:30 a.m. or Sunrise United Methodist Church 9 a.m.  Go to my website at www.HerStrengthFitness.com to register TODAY!!

Our system is Dietitian approved and is a great match for virtually anyone who wants to lose weight and maximize their metabolism in such a short amount of time.

IT HAS EVERY DAY PLANNED OUT FOR YOU, INCLUDING CHEAT DAYS!

It doesn’t get any simpler to use and it will help lose weight fast and you won’t have to starve yourself or do any fad diet that is unhealthy for you, I guarantee it!!!!

What you’ll get

• A Starter Guide to help you succeed
• 3 days of Detox (no pills or drugs) first 72 hours, you will feel great
• 21-Days of “Done-for-You” Meal Plans (3 are the detox phase)
• 3 weeks of boot camp and for those other days or the days you miss 3 Easy-to-Follow Home Workouts Plus 3 awesome bonus workouts !
• 3 Easy-to-Follow Weeks of “Print-and-Go” Grocery Lists
• Great Food Swap Ideas
• Tons of Healthy Recipes
• Nutritional Tips
• Goal Planning Worksheet
• Pre & Post Measurement and Photo

This has EVERYTHING you need, but you have to do it, the work is up to you, but the plan is all set and ready to go! The ENTIRE program is 100% mapped out for you.

But here’s the thing. . . Like I said this program will include work on your part! You will need to do it! I will give you all the tools BUT you need to take action!

If you’re expecting magical results with this program without actually having to make changes then this nutrition program isn’t for you and I would rather you not waste your money, but if you are ready to commit to Only 21 Days then you WILL see and feel the difference.

Don’t miss out, sign up TODAY and kick that extra fat to the curb!! I’ll give you daily motivational emails and encouragement so join us. Can’t make the boot camps then I can train you personally at home or at the gym but space and times are limited. Invite a friend and share the cost of the training it’s more fun when you get fit with friends, make it a “fat race” make a bet and see who can lose more weight in the 21 Days.

Register ONLINE at www.herstrengthfitness.com or call me 702-419-4778

Only 2 Days for this special then it comes down!!!

Always committed to your success!!

Victoria McCullough, CPT
www.herstrengthfitness.com
702-419-4778