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Last Tuesday I posted this photo of the protein shake I made on social media and asked my followers to guess what was making my shake green?

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The winner would receive a free copy of my DVD, Undefeated and you could only guess once.  There were a lot of guesses for kale and spinach and a few for greens mix but nobody guessed this superfood. After I revealed what it was I was surprised how many people hadn’t heard of it.  Since I love to educate people I figured I would post about this amazing green superfood the next day.

So what do you think it is?  The answer is…………

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Spirulina. Here is the graphic I posted about this superfood.

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Now that you’ve educated yourself on a new super food I urge you to try it.  Personally I prefer it in my shakes and with berries so that it can sweeten it up and mask the taste (the smell isn’t very pleasant) but I love all of the benefits it has.  And that makes up for an unpleasant smell any day.

 

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Over the last 2 months we ran a virtual challenge called Extreme Fizzique where teams had to earn points for various things.  If you were following along on social media you would’ve seen our teams posting their videos and photos of them exercising, their healthy meals and the most recent posts of them completing the Xtreme Performance Challenge.  If you missed it you can catch up on the past 2 months by searching #xtremefizzique.

The teams were so competitive which made it fun for me to virtually watch.  They were always curious as to how they could earn more.  The point system seemed to be a great tracking method for them to see their progress.  They were also asked to track their activity through MyFitnessPal. This included trying to achieve 10,000 steps every day.  We don’t realize how little we move until we have to track it.  The participants certainly noticed they had to work hard on some days to achieve this.  Some of them even went out at night to try and achieve the last hundred-thousand steps.  That’s dedication and holding themselves accountable to their commitment of the challenge.

Without further delay, here is the winning team of the challenge with a whopping 14,757 points!

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Congratulations to VictoriousMamas for winning the $200 cash prize!

The challenge wouldn’t have been successful without the participation of the other teams.  Thank you to everyone who showed up on social media and MyFitnessPal and really embraced the challenge.

The final standings for all of the teams are:

Suicides Squad 5675
Thick and Thin 8395
VictoriousMamas 14757
ADAZ 3300
FitHunters 280

Suicides Squad won for best team name and VictoriousMamas crossed the finish line first in the Xtreme Performance Challenge.  They ran the entire way which is what made them finish 20 minutes before their time allotment.
I’m really looking forward to running another challenge like this in the future.  It was so much fun and witnessing the changes all of the participants made to their lifestyle was so rewarding.

  • Seeing photos of your friends’ dinners they just made.- Wow, you’re eating? That’s awesome. (if they’re a chef it’s a different story). Promoting a meal at a local café or restaurant that you want to plug is always amazing.
  • Business owners posting about rude clients.- Do you actually think this is going to win you more business? Instead of posting something negative, turn it into a positive by explaining why your service differs from others.
  • Taking to social media and ranting about a friend/acquaintance that just ticked you off and saying that they’re childish.–  Really? As if posting about it makes you more of an adult. If you’re an adult, treat the situation like an adult and deal with it head on instead of looking for your circle of friends’ validation and comments to make you feel better. If the issue is small, why even worry about it? Brush it off and move on. If the person doesn’t enhance who you are then who cares. Surround yourself with intelligent, good people who have the same values as you.
  • Seeing posts that are vague to make you ask the person what’s wrong. – This is just a cry for attention. If you’re having a bad day, call up/text your closest friends and vent. After all, those are the people that matter most.
  • Comment wars – Refer to the 3rd This is also called bullying which, let’s be honest, should never happen. Most of us went through this in high school over ICQ and MSN Messenger, why does it need to continue into adulthood? Are we not busy enough with jobs and families?
  • Half naked selfies.- Being in the fitness industry I follow a lot of professionals and notice some post these types of selfies on a regular basis. It’s awesome they have worked so hard for their body but you don’t need to flaunt it on social media. It doesn’t come off as motivating after the 10th
  • Unflattering selfies or low resolution photos to promote your business. – If you’re serious about your business take the time to get your photos done professionally.  You’ll hold more credibility when it comes to new clients seeking your services.
  • Posting about how many likes your business page has. – I’m going to let you in a social media secret.  It doesn’t matter how many likes your page has.  If those ‘likes’ aren’t engaging with your posts then they aren’t seeing what you have to offer them.  Top social media guru’s will all tell you the same thing.  Whether you have 200 or 1000 people that like your page if all 200 people are commenting, liking and sharing your posts that ranks higher then if 200 people are commenting, liking and sharing on the page that has 1000 likes.

Do you agree with these?  Which other points would you add?

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Watch this video of 2 great exercises to tackle your core.

And here are some cardio exercises to compliment the above:

Perform these exercises with no rest in between.  This is a HIIT circuit so be prepared……

30 seconds of burpees jacking the legs when down in the plank position

30 seconds of split lunges

30 seconds of side to side push-ups

Take a 30 second rest and repeat 3 more times for a total of 4 sets.

Keep me posted with how you felt after the workout and if you have any questions.

Have a fit day!

Alexis Talledes

http://www.fizzique.ca

 

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