Showing posts from November, 2016

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Some days, I literally think if I don't get a buffalo chicken finger, I won't survive another minute. Today was one of those days! However, breaded chicken was not on the meal plan for today, so instead, I had to come up with a plan to get my buffalo fix in a more creative and healthy manner. I only have 5 more days of Core de Force and I'm trying as hard as I can to stick to the plan as best as possible! So, after much googling, I decided on Buffalo Cauliflower Bites! They were awesome! I will surely be adding this to my list of favorite, healthy appetizers. These would even be great on a salad, as well! INGREDIENTS: 6 cups of cauliflower florets 3/4 cup of hot sauce (I use Red Hot) 1tbsp butter (you can sub a different alternative, like EVOO or coconut oil. I will try this with coconut oil next time to make it even cleaner, but the butter I used was grass fed. We don't usually even have butter in the house, but I had some left over from the mashed potatoes fo

Core de Force: Week 3 Review!

After week 2 on left After week 3 on right  I am down to my FINAL WEEK & 2 days of this program!  I cannot believe how quickly this has actually all gone by. I feel like just yesterday, I pressed play and I couldn't actually do more than a few reps of each move without taking a break. Here is my review from the past week of workouts: For starters, I am barely taking any breaks at all as opposed to the first week when I was following only the modifier.  There is one specific workout that you do each week called Dynamic Strength. It's a 47 minute workout with lots of push-ups involved. This past week, when completing this workout, I did the majority of the push-up variations on my toes, not my knees!  There also is one move called "ground to fighter stance" that has been my arch nemesis up until this week. This is like a burpee and it is introduced in this program on DAY ONE and it shows up quite often. On day 1, I vividly remember I could only do thr

Core de Force: Week 2 Results & Review!

Whew! The past 7 days of this program TESTED me to my very CORE (haha, see what I did there?) But no, seriously. I've been crying during these workouts. The last 5 minutes at least 3 of the last 7 days have been a total sob session. I've always been a believer that sweat is the best stress reliever, but I am surely experiencing it now. I have been VERY sore. I have been really tired. I have TRIED to make every excuse in the book to not get my workouts in daily... but then I remember... Every time I push play on this program, I notice the following things: -the moves are becoming easier. -I am able to do more reps than before -I can FEEL myself getting stronger -I am taking less breaks -I am able to mentally lay it all out there and leave my troubles in my sweat. (and there is A LOT of sweat). I went into this program hoping for great physical results. 15 days in, I could care less what the scale says, I am more concerned about my head and my heart & what

Core de Force Week 1 Review!

Top pictures are Day 1, Bottom pictures are Day 7!  Core de Force Week 1 Log!  WHEW!  What a week and test this program has been for me! I have found myself extremely winded and confused as to how I got so out of shape! (carrying a child for 28 weeks will do that to you, apparently!)  My core strength is TOAST and halfway through Day 1’s workout, I knew I was in for a wild ride! But, SO WORHT IT! I am learning to trust the process and not weighing myself at all again until Thursday morning before Thanksgiving!  My honest thoughts on the program is that it’s HARDER than I thought it would be— not just because I am that out of shape, but I just have never actually moved my body in this way. Joel & Jericho do an awesome job of breaking down the moves, though! And let’s just talk about that modifier…. SHE’S MY BEST FRIEND! There is a track where you can split the screen and have her on half the screen the whole time to see the modified moves, which I LOVE, because