Hey Challengers! Welcome to week five of the Total Lean Challenge. The good news is you’ve accomplished so much in Phase I. Think about it; you’ve build healthy habits by drinking plenty of water, getting your zzz’s, preparing meals in advance, and committing goals to those who will keep you accountable. That’s definitely worth celebrating!
It’s time to build on your foundation of solid habits with a transition; week five marks this transition into Phase II of the Total Lean Challenge in which meal plans and exercise plans are even more dynamic . You’ve voiced your opinions and suggestions and we’re listening! Keep reading for the specifics.
This week’s meal plan remains set at ~1,500 calories and includes six recipes, one of which was created by our amazing FitFluential Ambassador and trainer, Jess Allen. She took her creativity and love for Lean Shake 25 to the next level by creating Peanut Butter Protein Bars that we know you’re going to love. Thanks Jess!
Another change you may notice is the incorporation of the Total Lean Breakfast Squares. They taste so good you’ll probably feel like you’re starting your day with dessert! This breakfast square is packed with 12g protein, 10g fiber, and ~170 calories. It will keep you surprisingly full. You’ll be drinking one Lean Shake 25 each day for most of the week.Lastly, on Saturday and Sunday you’ll skip your morning snack as your first meal of the day is more substantial. Use the extra time you have to get active and focus your efforts for the upcoming week. Long term weight management can be achieved in several ways and this phase will show you what it looks like to adjust your meals for busy days and weekends. View this meal plan, view recipes 1, view recipes 2, view this shopping list
It’s time to step it up a notch in phase II workouts. In this phase you’ll be working out five days each week. Monday is lower body, Tuesday is upper body, Thursday is cardio day, Friday is active rest, and Saturday is a total surprise! Again, the Saturday workout will be hosted by our FitFluential ambassadors and feature tips and tricks to #respectyourself through this journey. View this workout
In the event that you’re unfamiliar with a particular movement or exercise, check out the video instruction featuring FitFluential Steve Pfiester. It’s no secret, this isn’t his first rodeo.
This week you’ll have the chance to win Total Lean Breakfast Squares when you follow @GNCLiveWell and tweet using #respectyourself on Sundays!
Keep up the great work and let us know what’s working for you! As always, feel free to reach out to us on twitter: @GNC_Kelly and @GNC_Dan. Just in case you missed Challenge details you can check out our FAQ page and Total Lean Challenge welcome post.