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  • brandiep1982
    brandiep1982 answered the Question: What do you put in your shake for breakfast?

    My all time favorite shake:

    5 icecubes
    7 frozen strawberries (or fresh)
    1 sliced banana
    1C white grape juice
    1C plain, low fat yogurt (i know... dairy...)
    1/2C old fashioned oats
    1 scoop protein shake powder (I like vanilla with this one)

    5 days ago
  • brandiep1982
    brandiep1982 asked the Question: FAVORITE SHAKES

    Ok, so I have been experimenting with shakes, as the ones provided are so few and about half of them are ok. I wanted to make a shake that tasted EXCELLENT... to the point I'd look forward to drinking it rather than ... ho hum... time for breakfast again...
    I would like to see what other people have come up with as well!! :)

    Way back in another life, when I was not on Ignite, there was a place called Red Lobster that I LOVED to eat at. And for dessert there was a wonderful frozen drink I liked alot. It was a pina colada with strawberry mixed in. YUMMY! So, I decided to make a shake (sans alcohol, of course) that might resemble this concoction I miss so much... here it is:
    Strawberry Pina Colada Shake:
    1/2 C frozen pineapple
    1/2 C frozen strawberries
    1 or 2 scoops vanilla fuel or your preferred vegan protein shake
    1/2 C coconut milk
    1/2 C coconut water
    1 C water
    (add coconut water to bring to your preferred consistency)
    VOILA! YUMMY SHAKE I'M EXCITED FOR EVERY MORNING!!!

    (this shake is likely already in existence, I just wasn't aware of it.)

    5 days ago
  • brandiep1982

    Ya, I've seen this question asked a lot, but I haven't seen a response to one yet. There are several things we are not supposed to have but are in the recommended recipes... maybe they have more than one nutritionist tackling this stuff that are not communicating very well? Or, it could just be the communication to us, the consumers, is not as clear as it could be (like maybe we aren't supposed to have these things unless they tell us to, which keeps those certain items at a minimum?) I don't know. But hey... I say, as long as the evil ingredients aren't in it and it is in the recipes... go for it. That's what I have been doing. And with the workout and sticking to ignite, I have lost 7.5 pounds in the last 4 weeks! :)

    5 days ago
  • brandiep1982

    When I started TBT almost 3 weeks ago, I was asking if I could do slower days more often bc I was so incredibly sore... However, now I feel like I need more... today is day 2 of two slow days before another two days of TBT and I feel great. I'm only mildly sore in limited areas and would really like to do something more than Release Total Body today. Would that be detrimental to the program? I know some programs designed by trainers are designed for specific reasons and to alter them really changes what the program can accomplish. So, should I just stick with the slow days, or is it ok to also go for a run or something?

    5 days ago
  • brandiep1982
    brandiep1982 asked the Question: Preparing to Ignite

    Ok, so I am going through the process of preparing to start Ignite... I have gone through the recipes and have found many I think I will like... but my question is this: are there target goals for macro nutrients (protein, carbs, fat) for each day? So if I have x meal for lunch, should I have a certain meal for dinner to make sure I don't have two meals in one day with too much carbs and not enough protein?

    5 days ago
  • brandiep1982

    Feels great doesn't it??? :)))

    5 days ago
  • brandiep1982
    brandiep1982 asked the Question: I'm so excited!

    Not a question, sorry. I'm just so excited I'm in tears! Today is day 21 of TBT, and day 3 of ignite and since day one of TBT I have lost only 4.6 pounds, but I have lost 2.5 inches around my waist, a half inch on my hips and I am able to do the full workouts including the yoga at the end (when I started I couldn't get through the yoga at the end bc I was so spent) after doing level 1 ( in a couple moves I can do level 2)!!! This is huge for an 8 month post partum mama who could not lose weight at all prior to this (I was running, lifting and doing yoga). I cannot wait to see where I am in 5 months!!!! Thanks guys! The nightly nightmarish cravings are soooooo worth this!

    5 days ago
  • brandiep1982
    brandiep1982 asked the Question: Feeling Groggy

    Ok, so I know this is just day one of Ignite... but I was curious if I'm supposed to be feeling so groggy? I had plenty of sleep last night, I ate the day's shake (although I will never have the double chocolate shake again, it was... not good) and I ate the tuna salad for lunch and my stomach is full but my body feels like I'm starving... I feel shaky and a bit dizzy... kind of like Im walking through pudding with fog all around me... probably a weird description lol
    Am I having carb withdrawals or something?

    5 days ago
  • brandiep1982

    That's interesting, the 1-2% thing. I know a lot of people that say gluten effects them in a negative way... which would imply a greater percentage than that. I wonder if that is a statistical falsity/ a manipulation of stats by the author of what you read, or if it's a trend thing that causes people to think/say they have issues when they don't. Or maybe a mixture of all of that?

    5 days ago
  • brandiep1982
    brandiep1982 asked the Question: A place to post my measurements

    In the past, before my pregnancy and when I was in really great shape, I found it more motivating to keep track of my measurements than my weight, bc I often saw more noticeable changes in my waistline and hips than in my weight. I also liked seeing the circumference of my arms and legs gradually increase. I wonder if this would be something Daily Burn could add? I tried to click "contact us" to suggest it, but that link isn't working for some reason.

    5 days ago
  • brandiep1982

    I am on Tabata2 day 2 (6th day of TBT). After yesterday's Tabata2, I have to hold railings when going up and down stairs. My legs are so weak, I feel like they might go out on me. I drink a protein shake every day after a workout. When I used to lift free weights before my pregnancy, I know that this level of soreness and fatigue can be over working my muscles... is that something I should be conscious of with TBT, and incorporate more slow days (with yoga) than are scheduled?

    5 days ago
  • brandiep1982

    LOL I'm right there with you! But you know? That makes it fun! Bc that leaves plenty of room to see improvement! I keep a log so that a couple months from now I can look back and remember how much I was struggling and how much I have improved! For me, that is so much more rewarding than a scale or a measuring tape!! :)

    5 days ago
  • brandiep1982

    Ya, I've seen this question asked a lot, but I haven't seen a response to one yet. There are several things we are not supposed to have but are in the recommended recipes... maybe they have more than one nutritionist tackling this stuff that are not communicating very well? Or, it could just be the communication to us, the consumers, is not as clear as it could be (like maybe we aren't supposed to have these things unless they tell us to, which keeps those certain items at a minimum?) I don't know. But hey... I say, as long as the evil ingredients aren't in it and it is in the recipes... go for it. That's what I have been doing. And with the workout and sticking to ignite, I have lost 7.5 pounds in the last 4 weeks! :)

    about 1 month ago
  • brandiep1982
    brandiep1982 asked the Question: FAVORITE SHAKES

    Ok, so I have been experimenting with shakes, as the ones provided are so few and about half of them are ok. I wanted to make a shake that tasted EXCELLENT... to the point I'd look forward to drinking it rather than ... ho hum... time for breakfast again...
    I would like to see what other people have come up with as well!! :)

    Way back in another life, when I was not on Ignite, there was a place called Red Lobster that I LOVED to eat at. And for dessert there was a wonderful frozen drink I liked alot. It was a pina colada with strawberry mixed in. YUMMY! So, I decided to make a shake (sans alcohol, of course) that might resemble this concoction I miss so much... here it is:
    Strawberry Pina Colada Shake:
    1/2 C frozen pineapple
    1/2 C frozen strawberries
    1 or 2 scoops vanilla fuel or your preferred vegan protein shake
    1/2 C coconut milk
    1/2 C coconut water
    1 C water
    (add coconut water to bring to your preferred consistency)
    VOILA! YUMMY SHAKE I'M EXCITED FOR EVERY MORNING!!!

    (this shake is likely already in existence, I just wasn't aware of it.)

    about 1 month ago
  • brandiep1982

    Feels great doesn't it??? :)))

    about 1 month ago

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