Monday, August 13, 2012


Hi!  I hope your all having a great Monday!  I thought I would share some of my thoughts on the ChaLEAN program since I am finally getting to my first 30 days and I can give you some feedback.  So far I really love it!  I actually look forward to the workouts and never thought lifting weights to build muscle would be something I would ever want to do.  I currently use 3, 5 & 8 pound weights which is nothing to brag about, but let me tell you it gets the job done.  I am going to eventually bump up to 10 and 12 pound weights but that might come with the final 30 days, we'll see what I can do then.  This program definitely makes you want to push yourself!

Do you see the little timer in the bottom right hand of the screen?  That little box tells you the next move and how much time is left in the workout, which is something I really like personally.  I like to turn on a DVD and know exactly how much time I am going to need to wrap it up.  

All of the workouts involve multiple moves, they aren't just stationary.  Chalean really emphasizes how important it is to do each routine with controlled slow movement.  She is really good about showing you proper form and how it should be feeling so you know you are doing right.

I am really happy that I ordered ChaLEAN and I am starting to see the results that I was looking for.  I can feel my body changing which is really exciting.  Plus it is amazing cross training for my marathon training.  Another part of the program that I really enjoy is that it hardly requires you to lay on the ground and do crunches.  I don't know about you, but I seriously hate ab work.  Blah.  There is a short 10-15 minute workout that you do once or twice a week that and it is hard don't be wrong, but its short and manageable.  To be honest though, I feel most of my core work after the Burn DVDs not the Ab DVDs, but that might just be me!  

I am really excited to see what 90 days brings me.  Between this program and my marathon training by October I am going to feel like a new person!  FitFluential just posted this picture on their FB page and I had to share it because I 100% agree.  Also you should check out my friend's blog, her name is Amanda and you can see her results and what she thinks about the workouts.  


Have you ever done any DVDs from the Beachbody company?  
-I tried P90X and was just overwhelmed, my SIL had great results though!  

Besides running, what is your favorite form of exercise? 
-Running is still my go-to, but ChaLEAN has been a great supplement


  1. I'm glad you like Chalean too :) I have all the dvds but I've never followed the exact plan, which is something I should do! You probably already know this, but in the 2nd phase you use heavier weights with fewer reps. Those are my favorite ones since it's different than my usual BodyPump class!

  2. I've never heard of Chalean. Now I cancelled my gym membership, I'll have to check this out. Thanks!


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