7.27.2015

Cize Results, Week 1

My first week of Cize is already over - where did that time go?!  They say that time flies when you're having fun, and I think they are right.  Cize has been an absolute blast!  I have honestly enjoyed every single day of my 'workout' (but it doesn't even feel like a workout - it just feels fun!)  When I'm done with the workout though?  That's when it feels like a workout.  Every day I am just dripping in sweat (and I love it!)



If you're not already familiar with Cize, I'll tell you a bit about it.  Cize is a new dance/workout by Shaun T.  Shaun T also created Insanity, Focus T25, Insanity Max 30, Hip Hop Abs, Rockin Body and others.  Personally, he's kind of my fitness trainer spirit animal - I have had the best results with his programs and I have enjoyed each of them!  When I heard about Cize coming out I knew it was going to be on my play list immediately!

Basically, Shaun T teaches you a dance (that is set to a current, popular song) and gets you sweating along the way.  He introduces one move after another until you have built up to knowing the entire dance.  Once you've learned it, it's time to "Cize it up!" where you give it everything you've got. 
Cize comes with two plans - beginner and advanced.  In a typical workout program, the 'beginner' version is for people who need to use modifications or are just starting on their health journey, whereas the advanced is for people who are already physically fit and just working on continuing the journey.  Cize, though, is a whole new ball game!  In Cize, the beginner version is for people who are not as fast at picking up choreography, whereas the advanced is better for people who have quick muscle memory.  For the first round I am doing the beginner plan, but I think I will do the advanced plan after I finish this first round.



In case you can't already tell, I love Cize! 

It is intense, but not crazy intense with burpees and lunges for days {I.Hate.Lunges}. 

It is fun, which you don't always experience with workouts!
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Shaun T is motivating, but not in an annoying, overboard type of way.
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It gets you SWEATING!  I've heard from some people who are concerned that it's more about dance and less about working out - but believe me, if you put some effort into it you will definitely get an incredible workout!
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The workouts are short.  No hour-long workouts here!  They range from about 30-45 minutes, and that time flies by!
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They're family-friendly.  Bonnie's not quite at a dancing age yet, but if you had older kids who want to join in with you as you're doing your workouts but can't quite handle some of the more intensive workouts, this would be a great option!
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It comes with an awesome meal plan.  It is easy to plan out, easy to stick with and easy to understand.  If you have previously done 21 Day Fix or 21 Day Fix Extreme and are familiar with the portion control containers, then this meal plan will be a breeze.  It changes up some of the serving guidelines, but other than that it's very similar.  Even if you haven't done either of the Fixes, though, that's ok!  The Cize meal plan breaks each recommended portion down into measurements, so you don't need the containers.  (If, however, you want to use the containers, you can buy those separately.)

Results!  I'm only a week into Cize, but I'm already feeling great.  I have lost some weight and my measurements have gone down a bit, as well.  I'm hoping to keep this momentum up through next week - wish me luck!

Here they are, as of one week into the program:


Not too shabby!!

Two pounds in a week?  I'll take it!  I felt like I was able to stick to my meal plan pretty consistently (though, to be completely honest, I had a bachelorette party on Saturday night that included lemon bars.  Oops!  I didn't indulge in any alcohol, though, so I think I'll still call it a win.)  I've been repeating the same meal plan from day-to-day, with just a couple changes to make it exciting.  I love doing it that way because it simplifies the whole process!

My goal for next week is to be somewhere in the 215s weight-wise.  If it doesn't happen, that's fine, but that's what I'm aiming for!  Wish me luck!

Are you interested in trying out Cize?  If so, fill out the form below and I will be in touch with you!  I'm here to help you stay committed and see the results YOU want.  Let's Cize it up!

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Until next time,


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