Okay so back in the day I used to be a runner. I competed in the Litchfield Hills Road Race several times (my home town in CT) and spent the greater part of my pre-kid twenties staying in shape via pounding the pavement. Now, as a coach, I FINALLY have the opportunity to work with runners again!! This is such a special group of people, you guys are so tough and dedicated - now let's break away from 2020 using our running skills!
30 Day Breakaway is the name of our newly launched program and is your chance to get back to the basics, cut through the everyday noise, and do what your body was born to do — run.
In literally only 30 days, you can find joy in running, build a strong, lean physique, and use that strength and stamina to take on a different kind of goal: completing a 5K. For the first time ever, I am able to offer you a fitness program that’s designed to be taken outside!
The fitness trainer that designed this program is a track-and-field athlete. She is Idalis Velazquez and she'll be in your ear and by your side during the workouts. You’ll get leaner, stronger, and 5K-ready in just 30 days. She'll lead you through fast and effective resistance workouts followed by interval run training that pushes you for short bursts at a level that’s right for you, whether that’s a brisk walk, slow jog, or steady run.
Starting on October 26th, I am hosting a private accountability group just for the walkers/runners who will be participating in this program! I am SO excited to work with runners - you guys have NO IDEA!!!
What Is 30 Day Breakaway?
30 Day Breakaway is a running and resistance-training challenge made for rapid results.
Your goal? Complete a 5K on day 30. You’ll lift to build lean muscle and then head out for a paced run with the trainer in your earbuds.
This dynamic combo of running and resistance training will help you incinerate fat as you build strength, endurance, speed, and total-body power.
If it's raining or snowing, you can follow the program from your treadmill, or substitute any run with the Rainy Day Cardio workout for a killer calorie burn in under 20 minutes.
Who Is 30 Day Breakaway For?
Anyone who needs guidance in building a running foundation, someone who wants to run their first 5K, or experienced runners who want to improve and get the most out of their runs.
It’s the perfect choice if you’re looking for a running program paired with resistance training for the ultimate fat-burn. And it’s a great option if you want to get outside for a change.
What Kind of Workouts are Included in 30 Day Breakaway?
A mix of running & resistance training 6 days a week, 20–45 minutes a day.
The 30 Day Breakaway Calendar is geared toward new runners who want to get comfortable with consistent runs and eventually complete a 5K.
You’ll start with three walks or runs a week and progressively build up to five, all while lifting on certain days to help build lean muscle that will help power your runs.
You can also follow two other digital calendar options:
The Advanced Runners Calendar is for people who love to run already or want to step up their commitment by pairing runs with a lifting routine 5 days a week for all 30 days.
The Time Crunch Calendar is for people on a tight schedule. It lets you choose either a run or lifting routine for the day and finish your workout within 30 minutes.
The weightlifting sessions will either target certain areas or work your entire body. Then you take it outside with Idalis in your ear!
You’ll do different types of running (or walking) workouts using your rate of perceived exertion (RPE) — from moderate, steady-state efforts to speedwork — to help your body adapt and progress quickly.
On days when you can’t take your runs outside, you can do the Rainy Day Cardio routine instead.
At the end of 30 days, you’re ready for 5K Day — this is your chance to prove your progress by completing a 5K race in your community. Or you can simply run the 5K total distance on your own in your neighborhood and record the time. Either way, you'll officially be a runner after 30 days!
What Equipment Do I Need for 30 Day Breakaway Workouts?
To make the most of the days you’ll be resistance training (and to help relieve tired muscles when you’re not), you’ll need:
A set of light, medium, and heavy dumbbells
Beachbody Resistance Loops
A foam roller
You’ll also need a good pair of running shoes to get your runs started on the right foot.
What Nutrition Do I Need?
For true body-shaping results, you have to commit to breaking away from bad habits in the kitchen, too. That means setting a solid foundation for your day with the help of Shakeology. You won’t just get premium proteins and essential vitamins and minerals; each scoop has antioxidants, pre- and probiotics, phytonutrients, digestive enzymes, fiber, and adaptogens. Shakeology packs all these premium ingredients into a tasty superfood shake to help you eat better, feel better, live better, and feel supported with your new workout routine, it'll fill in your nutritional gaps and support your muscles.
And to really take charge of your nutrition during our running challenge and beyond, we are all getting access to amazing nutrition plans!! There are 2 nutrition programs that come free when you purchase your 30 Day Breakaway Challenge Pack and each offers a unique approach to weight loss that lets you eat the foods you love while helping you tackle emotional roadblocks that can keep you from breakthrough results.
2B Mindset lets you eat larger volumes of the right foods to help keep you satisfied, while Ultimate Portion Fix takes the guesswork out of eating with color-coded containers that measure out perfectly portioned meals. You’ll also get 7-day sample meal plans no matter which program you decide to follow. And to help you stay accountable and on track, you’ll also get access to the Nutrition+ membership, which includes The Mindset Membership and The Monthly Fix.
I'm also a big believer insupplements that support our bodies, especially as I get older. I'm always looking to absolutely crush my weight training, get the most out of every workout, and make sure my muscles are well taken care of after those intense sessions. So I have to mention them as options - here are my most favorite supplements that I use - they have not just gotten me results like losing almost 50 lbs after having my daughter, but also have allowed me to maintain over the past 5 years. You can add any of these to your plan if you wish.
Because I love you guys, I wanted to share with you an exclusive sample workout!! Try it out first before you commit! Click the video below to start and make sure to tag me on social media after you try it and give me your best review!