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New Workout Program

Lately I have been wanting to focus more on strength training. I really believe it is what my body needs right now. Now that my 5k race goal is met I also think it is perfect timing to start something new. I have no plan to abandon my running, I do have a new goal of a sub 30 minute 5k, but at the same time I don't plan to only focus on that. I am building a new body here and I think strength training has a high priority in that. I want to feel and be strong. I don't want to be 'skinny'. I want muscle. Muscles are sexy. After all, weights are for girls!

I love goals and structure in my workouts. They really help me stay focused and get my workouts in. I love having a schedule that I just look at and then do. I had thought I would try P90X. As I've said before Vonda is now a Beach Body Coach. So I talked a lot with her this weekend about my thoughts, goals, what I wanted out of a workout system, and we came up with:
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Info from my Beach Body Coach's site on ChaLEAN Extreme:
Get ready to burn fat, boost your metabolism, and get LEAN with ChaLEAN Extreme®, my new workout system that transformed everyone in the test group with 3 simple words: MUSCLE BURNS FAT®. It's a fact. The more lean muscle you have, the more fat you burn. You can burn up to 60% of your body fat in just 3 months and see visible results every 30 days
The secret is LEAN PHASING:
My proven technique shifts your fat-burning focus from cardio to resistance training. By adding resistance training in 3 phases, you'll build lean muscle, and that's what supercharges your metabolism so you burn fat long after your workout—even while you sleep!

So, I won't be reviewing P90X right now, hope no one is disappointed. Instead I ordered ChaLEAN Extreme. I am so excited to try this program! It really seems to be what I've been searching for. I should receive it tomorrow and I will be blogging a lot about it for anyone curious. (I also ordered Oxygen Magazine, totally unrelated other than it relates to my new focus on strength training; will blog about what I think of it too).

I look forward to the structure of this program and I look forward to the focus on strength training. I will still be trying to fit in 2 or 3 runs a week because I love running and want to whoop that sub 30 minute 5k goal. 

ChaLEAN Extreme is a 3 month program, so including the runs it should be an interesting (and yes, crazy intense) 3 months of workouts! I sat down and crunched the numbers (yes, ms. geeknumberlover here), and I should be able to reach my goal weight through ChaLEAN Extreme, running, and healthy eating by the end of the 3 month program. Woot! Here's hoping. 

Anyone interested in this workout or any other Beach Body products, my Coach's website is: If you plan to order any of their stuff you may as well order it there! If you don't order directly through a coach, Beach Body randomly assigns you one. And, of course, she's the best, LOL, no bias there right?

Anyone else doing ChaLEAN Extreme or thinking of doing it? Would love to do this 'with' someone!

FTC Disclaimer: I purchased ChaLEAN Extreme and receive no compensation for reviews, posts, or referrals to my Beach Body Coach. Only my 100% honest opinions will be given!

I am just a blogger, not a doctor or any sort of professional. What you read here are my personal experiences and opinions. Of course, always consult your doctor before trying a diet, diet pill, or new workout program.