Get Ready to #BeFitAllYear!
As promised I am back with a thorough review of the BeFit 30 Day Fat Burn Challenge.
As you may recall I was invited to review the BeFit program, including a trio of nutritional products, by the Sweatpink community. The nutritional products were sent to me by BeFit to facilitate this review but all opinions are mine.
Since I am not personally looking to loose weight I decided to have my 15 year old daughter go through the program with me, after we received the thumbs up from her doctor. She has been struggling with her weight and looking for a healthy and simple way to jumpstart her weight loss journey. BeFit seemed like a good fit for her.
Like so many who are in her position, she needs a program that is simple to follow, doesn’t require significant sacrifice or drastic changes in daily habits, but yields visible results fast.
Before embarking on this journey, I had my daughter weight herself and write down her measurements (waist, hips, thighs and arms) so that we would have a baseline and could assess progress in terms of weight loss and inches lost.
Keeping track of body measurements is essential. As you gain muscle tone, you will most likely gain weight. So you may be feeling a difference in your body, and seeing a difference when you look in the mirror, yet your scale won’t budge or if it does, it won’t be in a significant way. That’s normal! Track your measurements and you will know without the shadow of a doubt how much you are actually changing your body 🙂
Alright let’s get to the BeFit 30 Fat Burn.
BeFit 30 Day Fat Burn – The Workout
Before you get started you’ll want to download the 30 Day Workout Calendar.
As you can see the BeFit team is not messing around!
If you’ve been inactive for a while you may be a bit intimidated by this calendar.
Yes, it looks insane because there is a workout practically every day. But don’t worry. The BeFit team wants you to succeed. Each workout takes about 10 minutes to complete, so you’re not looking at hours on end of torture. Having said that, be prepared to feel nice and sore. “Mom, my butt hurts!” is something I have been hearing practically daily these last few of weeks. 🙂 Oh yeah! That’s metamorphosis happening right now!!
I want you to notice what I circled in yellow for my daughter — the rest days. Rest days are the key to seeing the transformation you are looking for so respect the rest days! And yes you’ll be craving those rest days, trust me.
I added a daily walk to my daughter’s calendar. We have a little four legged friend who also needs his daily dose of exercise and walking is a healthy habit anyone can and should get into. Twenty minutes a day is a fabulous number to aim for.
Get familiar with the BeFit workout video playlist.
All the workouts on the calendar are right there at your fingertips and you can play them on your tablet or even your phone so you can do your workout anywhere you want. Even the park if you want to enjoy a little fresh air while you are at it.
This video playlist is the core of your fat burn program.
As I mentioned earlier, each workout is about 10 minutes long. But don’t be fooled. These workouts are designed for maximum fat burn and they are not for the faint of heart.
Remember to get clearance from your health care professional before jumping into this or any exercise program.
The workouts are the kind of workouts I love! They are designed to bring maximum results in the least amount of time. That means each exercise is going to call upon multiple muscle groups so you get the most out the time you put in. You get cardio and strength training in just about everyone of these workouts. And your core is called upon constantly for stability.
When we first started with these I was a bit concerned that the workouts were too advanced for someone who has not been active for a while. Most of the moves in these workouts are not what I consider beginner moves. Danielle and Astrid demonstrate each exercise and occasionally show modifications. This is an area of the videos where I would have liked to see more.
Take for example a weighted squat (dumbbell in each hand) to a front kick with a push press.
What I love about this particular exercise is that it works the body on many levels: power, strength, balance and cardio.
But… It’s a challenging move and if you’re just getting started you might struggle with it and get a little discouraged. So here’s how I would break it down:
- Start with the weighted squat. Get comfortable sitting deep in your squat with your weights held at your shoulders. Make sure you are sitting back and not leaning forward.
- Add the push press — as you power up from your squat, thrusting hips forward a but, push weights straight up in the air. Bring weights back to shoulders as you sit back in your squat.
- Add the kick. If kicking your leg to the front is too challenging, raise your knee, then work towards a full extension.
Proper execution is key if you want to reap the maximum benefits and prevent injury. My daughter found that she had to repeat most of the videos several times before feeling comfortable with all the moves. But that is to be expected if you’re just getting started or getting back into exercise after a long break. The workouts are great, fast paced and fun!
Four weeks later my daughter is feeling good about all of them and making it through the videos with gusto. 🙂
BeFit gives you all the tools for an effective workout plan but it’s up to you to commit and make it happen.
Remember, these workouts are short and powerful so carve out 15 minutes a day to dedicate to your workout. I personally prefer getting my workout in first thing in the morning but my daughter has been doing these in the evening and loving how well she sleeps at night after getting rid of whatever stress came her way.
Do what works best for you and have fun! You’ll love the way you feel and the way you look!
BeFit Whey Protein, Vanilla
My daughter is not exactly a huge fan of protein shakes, so imagine my delight when she exclaimed, “Mom, this smoothie is the BOMB”!
Boy was that music to my ears!
I made it into a blueberry and banana bliss and seriously it taste amazing!
I’ve tried a lot of different protein powders and though I tolerate many, I can’t exactly say I absolutely LOVE most of them. And in general it’s all because of one ingredient that I just don’t care for at all. That ingredient is stevia.
So, yes, I frowned when I saw that the BeFit Whey Protein has stevia in it and I was fully prepared to dislike it… Well I’m here to tell you I don’t know how they do it but I don’t get that lingering bitter after taste at all. I suspect it has to do with the quality of the stevia, but whatever it is I’m a happy camper and this protein powder tastes great.
As for my daughter this is the first protein powder she has continued to use. I’ve had her sample many others but she has never liked them enough to use them regularly. So for her to actually ask me to make her a smoothie is huge!
Just a quick reminder, this is a protein powder not a meal replacement. At just 100 calories per serving it’s perfect as your post workout recovery drink, but you will want to eat your regular balanced meals as well. Enjoy your BeFit protein shake within a half and hour to forty five minutes after your workout to give your body the nutrients it needs to rebuild to muscle fibers.
The BeFit Vanilla whey protein is a winner for sure and we will be keeping it stocked from now on.
- 6 to 8 oz unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop BeFit Vanilla protein powder
- ½ banana
- ¼ frozen organic blueberries
- Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve in a fancy glass and enjoy!
BeFit Pre Workout
Let me just tell you this product does not taste good.
There you have it, simple honest truth.
In all fairness, however, with the exception of one product, I have yet to find a pre-workout drink that does.
But I’ve tasted much worse. For my daughter, the less water I add the better because it goes down faster.
And … it works!
When I use this product before a workout, it’s like I’ve just turned on a little furnace and it is burning hot!
True to its promise this product cranks up your metabolism without the jitters. I felt nothing but good clean energy throughout my workout.
Oh and did I mention the sweat? Okay you’re probably thinking “TMI” but let’s be honest, a good workout generally means a good sweat. If I’m putting in the time I’m going to give me my all and yes I’ll be sparkling when I’m done 🙂 The BeFit Pre-Workout intensifier made me sparkle even more… a lot more!
This item is the last of the nutritional trio I received. It is designed to curb your cravings, enhance your fat burn and trigger your “Full” response before you over eat. You take two pills before your biggest meal of the day. For me that’s either breakfast or lunch. A typical breakfast would be a three egg omelette with tons of veggies, maybe some sautéed sweet potatoes and chicken sausage or even a slice of bacon, or perhaps a serving of fresh fruit salad.
True to its promise again BeFit BURN™ does not give you the jitters.
BeFit BURN™ also contains prebiotics, probiotics and polyphenols to provide good bacteria to the gut.
I’m generally not a huge fan of these types of products because I believe that the only way to achieve lasting results is by changing your habits. Ironically this is why I’m okay with this product for people who, like my daughter, need a little crutch to get there.
But… This is something I would only recommend using short term, just long enough to gain that edge and start to feel in control of your food intake. And as always, only with the approval of your healthcare provider.
Are you ready to give BeFit 30 Fat Burn a try?
One lucky reader will receive a trio of BeFit nutritional products to support you in your journey to a healthier, fitter and trimer you!
To enter all you have to do is try out one of the BeFit workouts from this playlist, then come back to this post and tell me what you thought. It’s the perfect way for you to experience this program before you commit to it 😉
This giveaway runs through Monday March 14th at midnight Pacific Time. Winner will be announced on March 15th.
All of us moms need to indulge in a little TLC daily and these workouts are the perfect way to do that. So have fun and remember no matter what you’re a winner. I’m pretty sure you’ll fall in love with these workouts and be happy to add them to your arsenal of tools to help you get fit in minutes a day!
Disclaimer: Giveaway open to US residents only, 18 years and older. One prize per person. If you win this giveaway, and have already won another prize from BeFit through another blog, please disclose that you have already won so we can choose another winner.
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