So many questions and so much engagement! Our Crowdcast Launch event was just fabulous. There were over 100 participants from all over the world! How amazing is that??
You were a curious bunch too. I love that you have a must know attitude. It shows you are really engaged and ready to make a powerful and positive transformation in your wellness. I am proud of you.
I thought it best to provide answers to some of your most asked questions so that you can readily refer to them in this blog. Keep referring back to this information as you need it.
Thanks too for your fun energy. Some of you wanted to dance. Others wanted to Rumba. Hey! Bring it ladies and gents! I want to see those pictures. Don’t forget to post them in the exclusive Facebook group. We need to be inspired by you.
And here we go with your questions ……
Q. I haven’t received my download link yet. Have I done something wrong? Is there a problem with my order?
Once your order is processed and confirmed, please allow up to three hours for your materials to be emailed to you. If you have not received your download links after a few hours, please check your spam or junk mail—we have had many customers find their emails in there. If you still cannot find your download email, please email us at: [email protected] , and we will look after you!
Q. Will exercises be available on www.toscareno.com to pull up at the time we will be exercising? I love following along with a video rather than stopping to see what’s next and losing that heart rate increase.
The exercises are available through your program—please refer to the instructions in your eBooks. They are not in real time. Some people need time to transition from one exercise to the next. Each exercise is complete in itself.
Q. Can we see samples of the meal plan?
A sample meal plan would look like this: (this is an example and not the actual plan)
Meal 1: Breakfast of Turmeric Fried Eggs over greens, water, clear tea or coffee
Meal 2: Powerballs
Meal 3: 2 cups salad greens + chopped salad veggies, 4 ounces grilled salmon + dressing
Meal 4: apple + 2 Tbsp natural nut butter
Meal 5: Dinner of 4 ounces chicken breast, ½ baked sweet potato and 2 cups greens
Meal 6: hot air popped popcorn
Q. Are the workouts with gym equipment?
The workouts were created without the need for gym equipment. However, some exercises do call for moderate weight dumbbells, a mat, and a fitball. There are no equipment restrictions on being able to do these exercises.
Q. In the last juice cleanse I noticed that all of the recipes, whether they were for a juice or a smoothie instructed to place all ingredients in a blender. Should the juices be made in a juicer or a blender?
When juicing, it is best to use a proper, slow juicing machine. I have an Omega 350. However, you can use a blender, if you don’t own a juicer. You would just process your ingredients and then strain the liquid out through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth.
Q. Also is the 5-day juice cleanse in the beginning or at the end of the challenge and would it still be beneficial if the juice cleanse was done for only 3 days instead of 5?
With regard to the timing of the programs and its layout, here is the overview: FitCommit starts first and it runs for 4 weeks. This is followed by FitBoost which runs for 2 weeks. Finally, we have the 5-Day Juice Cleanse, which runs for 5 days. You may follow this order or not. Some people are starting with the Juice Cleanse because bikini season and a tropical vacation are just around the corner for them You can do this in any order you want. If you want to do the Juice Cleanse in 3 days, you may.
Q. Are we all starting on the same day? Are we going to have time to prep the recipes?
Many of you are starting on the same day. Some have already begun. It doesn’t matter too much when you begin as long as you do. The results will happen as we progress together. You will also have time to prepare the recipes. Many of them are quite easy and we have prompted you when a recipe has to be made in advance.
Q. Re: Fit Boost Circuit options: For those of us who are not regular exercisers (yet) is one option better than the other? IE, 5 on days and then two rest days or 3 on days, rest day two on days and a final rest day? And as a follow up, should week two be the same pattern as week one?
In the exercise portion of the programs, I have laid out two options for you as to when to exercise. For those just getting into exercise, you may want to pace yourself and do 3 days on, 1 day off. Your results won’t differ. But the rest day will help you recover and make gains.
Q. Could you talk about the difference between your fitness commitment and fitness boost program as far as the structure of the program. Ex: cardio and weight training, days on/off, body parts (ex: day 1 chest and triceps, day 2 back and biceps…) Also as a women of 50 + and as we age , when weight training, we are more susceptible to tendon injuries. Is your program structure in a progressive way in regards to the demands on the body?
FitCommit is a 4-week program designed to teach you how to train your body properly using minimal equipment. There are 2 Upper Body Routines and 2 Lower Body Routines. We cycle these throughout the week. There is also an AB session where we focus on the abs only. FitBoost is designed to accelerate fitness results by capitalizing on the metabolic catalyst effect of training large muscle groups and also by circuiting your exercises. It’s more challenging. I have kept the exercises demanding enough but not so much that injury is an outcome. Good form always trumps excessive reps. I would rather have 6 good reps in solid form than 12 poorly executed ones. The program is structured so that you make gains in a progressive manner. However, I will add that progression is not something easily built into a program. This is where the Exercise Tracker comes in. You must record your sets and reps, weights and gains as you go. I won’t know when a weight gets too easy but you will. Recording your work will help you know when it’s time to step it up.
Q. What if I don’t want to eat what is on the menu?
If you choose to opt out of eating what is suggested on the menu for that meal or that day, that is okay. We have built a menu full of delicious options but you may be quite happy eating the same breakfast for the entire 6 weeks of FitCommit and FitBoost. That is fine. This won’t hurt your results.
Q. How many times is it safe to do a detox program within a year. Can you do the juices 3 days a week after your program?
I want to address this question because it points to a need for correct information. It’s my job to give you that. A detox and a cleanse are not the same things. The body detoxes itself on a daily basis. When following a detox program we are simply helping the body with its natural processes. A Cleanse is a more intense and structured program that allows for a prolonged clearing out of toxins stored in the body. Organs generally need about 4 weeks to thoroughly cleanse themselves of these toxins.
We are doing a short 5 day Cleanse after FitCommit and FitBoost because, when you follow an Eat Clean® plan like these, you are cleansing yourself already. The extra 5 days are optional but will sharpen your results.
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I want to learn from you.
Warmly and with best wishes for success,