My First Ever Subscription Box

I have never been really fan of subscription boxes before and I still need to decide if I will be in the future but I wanted to give it a try. Honestly, I didn’t even know that there were all of the sort of boxes around especially when comes to men. The only subscription box I was getting is the GNC Pro Box twice a year and I don’t think either it would classify as subscription box since is not a monthly thing.

Today I am here to present my first ever monthly subscription box, the JackedPack and if after this review you want to know more or you are interested you can simply Click Here!

As a Fitness enthusiast, I figure out that this box would have been a good investment and since I am a new customer, my monthly subscription has been just less than 60$ for 6 months period after this time I will decide if I will be willing to continue or try something different.
I am very excited to open the box for the first time especially because I don’t know what to expect, I have read all the sort of review online and the general public seems to be happy. So I would say let’s go to open it together, shall we?

My first impression is that there is a lot more than I was expecting and this makes me extremely happy 😃since it is my first month the company has sent few extra gift as a welcome so thanks to them.

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But what is inside?

Overall I got in total 23 items and here is the breakdown:

  • 1 Protein Shake with Storage
  • 1 MyMix2go
  • 5 Protein Powder
  • 1 Protein Bar
  • 1 Protein Cookie 🍪
  • 5 Pre-Workout
  • 3 Thermogenic
  • 1 Energy Drink
  • 2 BCAA
  • 2 Tea Bag ☕️
  • 1 Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch

Honestly is a quite nice list also considering the fact that some of the items have more than 1 serving, in fact, the BCAA from BPI Sport comes with 24 serving (WoW that’s really amazing 😉) never the less in the box there are also few coupons and promotions for some specific items.

I am already looking forward to open the next box! And share my joy with that one as well and the sample selections, so stay tuned for the next review.

Have you guys never had a fitness subscription box? Which one you have tried and recommend? This is not only my first subscription box but also my first review, would you like to know something more and what? As always let me know in the comment.

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It’s GRIT Time

Finally, February is here and my gym officially has open the dance to the Les Mills GRIT, if you don’t know what it is then feel free to head to my previous post.

I am really exited for this start and I am looking forward to my first class during the weekend… I will keep you all posted on how it went but I am expecting to be without energy in the end of that day 😉 .

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This week has been pretty busy but I am not complaining since I have made a lot of changes all around and tried new things, when I will get all fixed I will show you all, but just to give a heads up I have purchased a new laptop after 10 years of survival of my previous one and a new desk to give some light in my house.

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I felt I wanted a new start, something fresh in my life and to start this February positively!

Have you made any change for February? What is your plan? Please let me know in the comment

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A Post Workout Meal

I have been on a new workout plan for the last 3 days, and my body feels tired and sore, it is time for a recovery break before the next session but mostly a good recovery meal. I am always researching for a way to ease the meal prep, but I also like my food to be tasty, so that comes in first place. I have been experimenting a lot of new recipes, and different cooking methods in the last couple of days, and today I want to share with you all a 40 minutes preparation meal. The good thing about this, is also that I got some leftover and I’m done for tomorrow’s meals!

What you need is:

  •  6/7 Chicken Breast
  • Fresh Asparragus
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Cayenne Pepper
  •  Black Pepper
  • Sweet & Spicy Chicken Rub or Anything of your choice
  • Salt

The first thing I do is to cut into pieces the chicken breast and put it in a bowl,once is done I add the marinade, salt, pepper, and olive oil and mix it all. Now, is the time to prepare two different oven tray one with foil paper for the chicken and the other one with baking paper for the asparagus. Wash and clean the asparagus and place one by one in the tray, add some olive oil, salt, cayenne pepper and mix it.

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Bake it all in the oven for 25 minutes at 400°F, halfway through I like to turn the asparagus and before the end of the 25 minutes I broil for 2/3 minutes, but this last step is entirely up to you.

In the end, I have added some rice as my primary source of carbs, I hope you guys will give a try and enjoy as much as I do.

As usual, I am interested to know what you think? Do you have another easy way to meal prep? How you like to marinade the chicken (So I will give a try)?  Let me know in the comment.

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Why People Fail their Fitness Journey

It’s the start of the new year and the most common resolution is to get fit and healthy. The Fitness Centers around the world see an increase of traffic that eventually comes back to the normality by the end of March; but why? There are surely many reasons why but I believe that the most important ones that play a psychological factor are the following:

  • Setting an unrealistic goal

  • Being discouraged from lack of results

Setting an unrealistic goal

The mistake of setting unrealistic goals is a common and natural one, it’s not something to be ashamed of, but it is something to address. If you set excessively unrealistic goals, you set yourself up for disappointment which then will lead to giving up on your fitness journey. Not reaching goals results in negative emotions: disappointment, frustration, and feeling like a failure.

Be flexible, start easy and adjust with the time as necessary. If you have never exercised before choose what you like or may like and make it happen 2 or 3 times a week, if you feel like this is too much then drop down to 1 or 2 times until your body is ready for the next challenge.

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Being discouraged from lack of results

There’s no doubt that it takes several weeks or even months for your results to pop into the mirror. Some people can gain noticeable results faster than others, but that shouldn’t deter you from exercising. It’s important to keep your ultimate goal in mind and remember that you’re not going to suddenly become sculpted overnight, or over the course of a month, for that matter. Taking a picture of when you start will show how much change you have made when looking back and it will help to keep you on track.

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If you have read my previous posts, I commenced my fitness journey in April 2017 and since then I lost 16 kilos.
I first started by exercising 3 times a week, then I added a diet to it and now I am on a fully customized diet plan including workout 4 times a week.

My new challenge for 2018 is LesMills GRIT Training.

Don’t Give Up!

As simple as it might seem, giving up on your goal won’t fuel your passion or diminish your discouragement. If maintaining a trimmed down figure was easy to do, obesity wouldn’t be at the root of many health concerns around the world. You have the opportunity to not only change your lifestyle by exercising regularly, but also achieve high-quality health. Anything that is difficult to accomplish is worth doing, no matter how discouraging it might be. Even if you don’t see results today, remember that each workout pushes you one day closer to reaching your moment of visualization.

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And remember … NO PAIN NO GAIN.

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New Blog Design

Hi guys! Today post is little different than usual and not fitness related but this is also the reason why I have created the Blogging Category recently since I have decided to write a more different post and get more in the blogging world, so be ready for more to come.

My previous blog theme was Aquene but every time I was surfing my page it was never really inspiring me, it was not for me I can imagine was not even for you right? Also, all my cover pictures were never the way I wanted to show.

I wanted to take something simple and stylish so I have decided to go for ARCANE, hope you guys enjoy my new layout.

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Would you do something different? How you like so far? 

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Les Mills GRIT why I choose it in 2018

Every time a year end we always set new objectives and goals, but why don’t remain on the same goal and make it even better. 2017 has given to me the fitness foundations and I am ready for a new challenge in 2018 that’s why I have decided to add to my weight training also this new discipline “Les Mills GRIT”.

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Les Mills GRIT is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, designed to improve strength and build lean muscle. This workout uses barbell, weight plate and body weight exercises to blast all major muscle groups.

When it comes to The Grit series, the variety of the challenges, timing, blocks and compound moves makes it a one of a kind HIIT exercise, possibly even the hardest yet. The workouts, divided into three formats, Cardio, Plyometrics and strength target different athletic needs for the body. By combining strength, jump training and speed, you get to achieve the look and performance of an athlete. We all know power without speed is heavy and slow, speed without power is a good cause for breaking bones, but a combination of both is what makes the athletes and these are some of the benefits of HIIT, specifically here The Grit series.

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BENEFITS

  • Rapidly improve strength
  • Increase lean muscle
  • Set new fitness goals – then smash them!
  • Put your metabolism into overdrive, burning calories for hours after the workout
  • Forget hours of training – 30 minutes is all it takes

Have you decided which challenge you will take for 2018? Let me know what you think.

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