• Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

 

Fulfillment in 3 provides effective tools that will increase energy, speed weight loss, boost confidence and improve performance by elevating three essential components that make up a healthy lifestyle; fitness, food and mindset.  The program sets you up for success by providing specific strategies that are easily implemented into any routine without having to sacrifice valuable time or life’s enjoyment. Each component (FIT, FUELED and FABULOUS) offers a comprehensive and sustainable strategy to meet specific goals while providing a structure that is manageable.

Each session will focus on addressing one specific goal and then utilize three areas to improve upon it (fitness, nutrition and mindset). Fulfillment in 3 targets the following:

  • Weight loss/weight management
  • Improved energy/focus
  • Beauty boost
  • Increased sex drive/performance
  • Enhanced cognitive focus/productivity

FULFILLMENT IN 3: FIT

  1. Burn Fat Around the Clock
  2. Reduce Stress and Balance Hormones 
  3. Tone Up Trouble Zones 

 

BURN FAT AROUND THE CLOCK

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

High intensity interval training to raise metabolism and burn fat efficiently:

High intensity interval training burns fat and build leans muscle in a short period of time. During a session, the EPOC (excess post oxygen consumption) is elevated, causing the body to burn calories up to 24 hours after the workout. Additionally, mitochondria is increased which creates a greater energy deficit in the muscles and the body uses fat cells for fuel. This causes the body to lose fat at such an elevated level when compared to endurance training. The limited rest periods between the intense work periods during the workout fatigue the muscles and cause them to adapt to the intensity of the exercise. These muscular adaptations will burn more fat and give the body a great toned shape.

The workout: Squats, Push-ups, Sit-Ups and Planks

Do each exercise for 20 seconds as fast as possible. Rest 10 seconds, then repeat. The goal is to do the same amount of reps every round.

Perform 8 rounds of each move.

For additional HIIT workouts, check out our Fitness On Demand series! 

REDUCE STRESS AND BALANCE HORMONES 

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

7 yoga poses to reduce cortisol and hormonal balance: 

Yoga reduces inflammation and oxidative stress (which helps minimize signs of aging), boosts “feel-good” chemicals in the brain supports immunity, strengthens muscles, and increases energy levels. Yoga combined with deep breathing will help rejuvenate your mind and body, especially after long hours on a plane or in a car traveling to your destination. Hold each post for 1-minute.

Forward Fold

Targets the hamstrings and low back 

  1. Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent. Hinge at the hips and fall forward over both legs. Let head hang heavy and release all tension in shoulders and neck.
  2. To come back to standing, deeply engage the abdominals and flatten the spine. Engage the glutes, shift hips back and come all the way up.

 

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

Straight Arm Plank

Strengthens the core and builds external rotation in the shoulders 

  1. Come onto hands and knees with wrists under shoulders and knees under hips. Draw shoulder blades toward one another and deeply engage the core.
  2. Extend legs back to straight. Maintain a long line from head to heels.

 

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
Low Plank

Enhances total body strength

  1. From a straight arm plank position, deeply bend the elbows and lower down to hover chest over floor. Maintain length through the spine and chin off the chest.
  2. Hold on knees or toes, keeping back straight.

 

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
Downward Dog

Reduces tension thru the hamstrings and improves mobility in the shoulders

  1. Move back into a straight arm plank with wrists under shoulders. Press palms into the floor and shift hips up and back.
  2. If hamstrings are tight, keep a bend in the knees. Draw shoulder blades together and let head hang heavy.

 

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

Warrior II

Improves mobility in the hips and strengthens the thoracic spine 

  1. From downward dog, step right foot between hands. Turn right toes out and left toes slightly in. Deeply bend right knee until it is over the ankle and thigh is parallel to the floor.
  2. Extend arms directly out from shoulders. Continue to reach in opposing directions as you hold and breath.
  3. Switch sides after 5-10 deep breaths.

 

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

Reverse Warrior

Opens up energy channels in side body and releases tension in hips

  1. From warrior II, reach right arm up and left arm back and down. Place hand above or below the knee. Maintain a deep bend in the right leg.
  2. Turn chin upward and draw shoulder blades down and back. Keep core engaged the entire time.

 

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

Warrior III

Improves balance and ankle stability

  1. Place all the weight on right foot. Slowly kick left leg up as you hinge forward, bringing torso close to parallel with the floor.
  2. Extend arms up and back. Maintain a straight spine and slight bend in the standing leg. Option- start with left leg on the floor and lift it up a couple inches. Place it back down and repeat.
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

 

TONE TROUBLE ZONES

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

3-Minutes to a Strong, Slim Stomach

The plank is one of the best exercises for a flat, toned stomach because it works all the muscles in your core, including the rectus abdominus (the “six-pack muscles” you can see), transverse abdominus, internal and external obliques, hips, and back.

Why not just focus on the six-pack muscles? Strengthening your entire core is not only crucial for sculpting a flat stomach, but these muscles also provide support for the entire body in everyday movements, reduce back pain, and improve posture. Plus, planks burn more calories than sit-ups or crunches because they recruit muscles in the legs, arms, and rear too. It’s truly the ultimate total-body toner!

Forearm Plank:

Start to get into a pushup position, but bend your elbows and rest your weight on your forearms instead of your hands. Your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. Brace your core and draw shoulder blades toward one another. Hold this position for 30 second while breathing deeply. Work your way up to a minute. Rest for 15 seconds and repeat two more times.

For additional workouts, check out our Target Zones  videos that focus on specific toning exercises for the abs, arms and glutes!

FULFILLMENT IN 3: FUELED 

  1. Burn Fat Around the Clock  
  2. Reduce Stress and Balance Hormones 
  3. Tone up Trouble Zones 

 

BURN FAT AROUND THE CLOCK  

8 Hour Eating Window

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

What is it?

  • Shorten the time in which you eat to an 8-hour period. Time frame can vary (11-7, 12-8).
  • During the 16 hours you are not eating, the body and brain reboot- turning on fat burning power, speeding inflammation, increasing cell turnover and reducing brain plaque.

 Why is this important?

  • Reduce inflammation– repairs muscle, increases body’s ability to flush out toxins, lowers risk of disease.
  • Increase cell turn over– improves skin elasticity and complexion, strengthens hair and nails, slows signs of aging
  • Increases fat burning hormones- burns more calories throughout the day, allows body to get away with indulgences, no calorie counting
  • Reduces brain plaque– high inflammation from stress, sugar and lack of sleep creates brain fog, reduces focus and clarity.

How it works?

  • iPhone batter analogy– max power we can do everything (Facetime, watch movies, etc.). When we are running on low power, we have to conserve and cannot perform all the functions we want on our phones. Similar- when we start eating early in the morning and eat throughout the day until dinner- we conserve our energy for digestion as opposed to using our energy for max productivity like fat burning and brain power.

 

REDUCE STRESS AND BALANCE HORMONES 

Maca Coconut Coffee

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

What is it?

  • Combing 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil or grass fed butter, 2 teaspoons of maca, stevia/vanilla with 8 oz of coffee

  How it works?

  • How we set up our body first thing in the morning is how it will run well or poorly the rest of the day. We are used to eating a well balanced breakfast which typically includes protein, carbs and healthy fat. The problem with this method- once you introduce protein and carbs, the body starts to burn its glucose stores (sugar) instead of keytones stores (fat).
  • In order to burn fat efficiently throughout the day and maintain high energy levels, we can either fast in the morning (as we discussed in last section) or enjoy a maca coconut coffee as you are all doing now.

  Why it works?

  • The healthy fats from coconut oil train the body to burn its own fat stores, balances glucose, curbs appetite and increases FIAF.
  • What is FIAF? Our liver produces a hormone called fasting induced adiopose factor (FIAF). One of the functions of FIAF is to speed the body’s natural fat burning power by blocking lipoprotein lipase (LPL). LPL is the hormone that tells your body to store abdominal fat.
  • By feeding the body healthy fats like coconut oil or grass fed butter in a fasted state, the liver produces more FIAF. The more FIAF we have in our system, the fast we will burn fat efficiently.

   Why Maca?

  • Maca is a root vegetable native to the Andes. Natural healing superfood that comes in powder form at any Whole Foods or natural foods store.
  • It’s also considered a powerful adaptogen– a name given to certain herbs, plants and natural substances that help the body naturally adapt to stressors like a busy schedule, demanding job or illness.
  • Major benefits: high in antioxidants, enhances energy without the crash, improves sex drive, balances hormone levels

 

TONE UP THE TROUBLE ZONES 

Refuel within 20-minutes of exercise

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

What is it?

  • Consuming smoothie or food within 20-minutes of any workout

How it works?

  • During a workout, your body accesses glycogen stores to meet the demands of exercise. A post workout shake or meal will replenish these stores, rebuild muscle to come back even stronger and keep metabolism high.

Try: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder,1/2  cup blueberries, 1 frozen banana, 2 tablespoon flax meal and 2 cups almond milk.

Additional smoothie recipes to speed weight loss, boost beauty and enhance energy. Made with star ingredients that rev metabolism, deliver powerful antioxidants and increase calorie burning efficiency. Optional- add a scoop of plant based protein. 

  1. The Beauty Booster

Star Ingredient: Dark Chocolate

Why: Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants, which fend off free radicals that are incredibly damaging to your system. Reducing free radicals in the body can improve your skin by increasing blood flow and improving hydration. Cocoa also helps to reduce stress, which results in less collagen breakdown.

  • 2 large frozen bananas
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (no sugar added)
  • 2 pieces of dark chocolate (70% or above) or 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ cups almond or coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  1. The Fat Burner

Star Ingredient: Avocado

Why: Avocadoes provide all 18 essential amino acids necessary for the body to form a complete protein, which is ideal for building muscle and burning fat. This plant protein is easy to digest and readily absorbed by the body. One avocado provides vitamins A, C, E, K, B6 and a significant amount of potassium. Avocados help regulate blood sugar and reduce signs of aging. The healthy fat (oleic acid) helps keep you satisfied, which limits overeating.

  • 1/2 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 medium ripe banana, peeled
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

3.The Energy Elixir

Star Ingredient: Green Tea

Why:  Green tea contains less caffeine than does coffee, and provides L-theanine, an amino acid shown to promote a state of calm awareness. Green tea also helps to prevent the rapid rises and subsequent crashes in blood sugar levels that lead to fatigue and food cravings.

  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened green tea
  • 1 navel orange
  • 1 grapefruit
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 cup of nonfat organic Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 a frozen banana
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1/2 tbsp honey

 

FULFILLMENT IN 3: FABULOUS 

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

  1. 3-Minute Meditation to Reduce Stress to lower cortisol (stress hormone), boost serotonin and refocus the mind. By reducing cortisol the body will reduce stress, as well as avoid holding onto fat in the abdominal region.

 This ancient practice has major benefits, such as reducing cortisol levels. Even if it’s just a few minutes of deep breathing, you will begin to change your overall state of mind and significantly reduce stress. The practice of becoming present and deepening your breath calms the mind while reducing inflammation in the body. Start with five minutes a day and work your way up.

Take it day by day, and before you know it, you will have a new incredibly-beneficial habit that will permeate through all aspects of your life.

The 3-Minute Meditation:

  • Lay or sit in a comfortable position. Turn on soothing music that does not have lyrics. Close your eyes and begin to take deep breaths through your nose and out your nose. Feel all the tension and thoughts melt away.
  • Begin to count during each breath. Inhale for a five-count. Hold your breath for a five-count. Then exhale for a five-count.
  • As you breath in say the word “relaxed” and as you breath out say the word “power.” This reinforces the idea that you are powerful beyond measure, yet graceful and calm in your approach.
  • Continue that breathing pattern for three minutes.

 

  1. 3-minute breathing exercise to connect analytical with creative thought process
  • Using the thumb and index fingers of the right hand, make a “U” of the two fingers, using the thumb to close off the right nostril and the index finger to close off the left nostril.
  • Close the left nostril, inhale deeply through the right nostril. At the end of the inhale, close the right nostril and exhale through the left nostril.
  • Now inhale through the left nostril fully and deeply, then close the left nostril and exhale through the right one.
  • Again, inhale through the right nostril and continue alternate nostril breathing. The breath must be complete and full on both the inhalation and exhalation cycles.
  • Continue on at your own pace.
  • To end- inhale deeply, hold the breath a few seconds, lower the hand, and exhale.

 

  1. 3-minute journal to improve performance and conquer goals

It may seem hard to believe that keeping a daily journal can actually transform your productivity, but studies show the activity not only improves results but increases leadership qualities. According to the Harvard Business Review, taking time to reflect and access your unique perspective will serve you in any leadership role. In addition, journaling can help improve gratitude, empathy and overall happiness. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology found that gratitude increased athlete’s self-esteem, which is an essential component to optimal performance. According to the American Psychology Association, gratitude journaling can bring about “better sleep, less fatigue, lower levels of inflammatory biomarkers related to cardiac health” as well as reduced physical symptoms of illness.

The list of benefits from daily journaling goes on, but productivity boost alone is enough to get started. Try the 3-minute journal each day.

  • What are your top 3-intentions of the day? (personal or professional)
  • What are the 3 steps you can take today to accomplish these intentions?
  • How will accomplishing these intentions be transformative in your life?

 

Pin It on Pinterest