Wednesday, 22 July 2015

CIZE Is Shaun T's Newest Dance Workout Program! Join My Test Group!

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The End of Exercise is Coming.

If the craziness of INSANITY scares you or if you're sick and tired of doing squats, lunges, push-ups, and boring cardio, then pay attention because you're about to look forward to working out! Shaun T goes back to his dancing roots (he did Hip Hop Abs and Rockin' Body back in the day) and makes losing weight an "experience." You'll be LIVIN' and SWEATIN' to hot new moves and great music!

And if you think you can't dance, don't worry--NEITHER CAN I lol. It's all about having fun in the privacy of your own home. Shaun breaks down the routines, step-by-step, move-by-move, and builds them into a full dance workout. And at the end, you'll get to CIZE IT UP to songs from Shaun's playlist. You'll be so focused on mastering the moves that for 35–40 minutes you'll forget you're actually burning fat and calories, and getting in the best shape of your life. This is seriously a HUGE BLAST! I was sceptical about this program at first but I'm a believer after having done the first couple of workouts. And so is my husband, Shawn! :)

How to Be a Part of My Test Group!
Shaun T's brand new workout program CIZE is now available to order!  Make sure you get on it ASAP as this is THE hottest workout program right now.

Below is the direct link to the CIZE Challenge Pack that includes: 
  • access to my exclusive accountability test group!
  • the complete CIZE workout DVDs (6 dance routine workouts in total)
  • a Bonus CIZE workout for getting it through a coach like me!
  • 30 meals in the form of Shakeology health shakes (check out more info about my love of Shakeology HERE)
  • As my extra bonus to you, I'm providing 10 weeks of easy meal plans with shopping lists as well that I'll email you once your order is in! 
  • Club Membership for 30 days which includes access to Beachbody On Demand online streaming of tons of Beachbody programs, including CIZE!
  • super discount shipping
  • 30-day money back guarantee (less s&h) so it's a worry-free purchase! If you don't like it--you can send it back.

The Challenge Pack is an incredible value at just $140 US (until Aug 31, 2015 only, then back up to $160 US!). It's basically getting the CIZE program and meal plans for only $10 since Shakeology is $129.95 US plus regular shipping on it's own! (Canadian prices are at a $1 US = $1.20 CDN convertion rate).

My test group for CIZE starts very soon so make sure you get in that group by ordering your challenge pack NOW! 

>>> CIZE Challenge Pack Purchase Links <<<

"Don't say you can't dance...because anyone can dance..." - Shaun T.

My First Attempt at CIZE (Make Sure You Laugh)!

My First CIZE Workout!
So You Think You (CAN'T) Dance, eh?! We'll see about THAT! I want to get a group of people together in an exclusive online accountability community on Facebook to all do a brand spanking new fitness program that's just been launched! It's all in the comfort of your own homes (so no need to feel self conscious!) and also includes a daily meal, meal plans, and of course support! I'll be doing the program along with everyone. As long as you either LIKE to dance (if that's what you call it ) or WANT to be able to dance, this is perfect for you. I have absolutely NO rhythm and by the end of the first workout I'm impressed with how much I've picked up already It has 6 full dance routines and goes step by step to build you up to learn the moves throughout. Hand-holding all the way. Fool proof FUN! The whole point is to get a great workout in, burning a ton of calories, while learning to dance and essentially have so much fun doing it that it won't seem like exercise!Let's put an end to exerCIZE! Possible Actions: 1.) WATCH the video of me attempting to dance after only about 30 minutes!'s not perfect at all, it's surely funny, and it proves I'm going to learn and improve lots! 2.) if you think this looks like fun, hit LIKE. 3.) if you are interested in being a part of this challenge group, comment below "LET'S BOOGIE!" by this Friday and we'll be in touch (if you're shy feel free to message me instead )4.) if you think this might be perfect for someone you know, TAG them below!5.) make fun of me
Posted by Justin Stanley on Monday, July 20, 2015

Not Interested in Joining the Test Group?

Here is the link to order only the CIZE workout DVDs alone--I'll still be there to support you as your Beachbody coach either way, but the test group is just for those that commit to the challenge pack above because I need everyone to use the complete set of tools to optimize their results!

CIZE DVDs-Only Purchase Links

Awesome CIZE Results!

Some awesome results from those that went through the Beachbody test group for CIZE! Check them out:



Want to save even more?


There are many benefits in becoming a Team Beachbody Coach, including saving 25% on your product orders like CIZE. Whether your passion is helping people get fit, making a little extra money, or being your own boss, becoming a Team Beachbody coach offers unlimited opportunities. More on that opportunity HERE!

P.S. Please let me know as soon as you order so I can be in contact with you for support! Either email me at or message me on Facebook at :D

Justin :)

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

How The Apple Watch Is Enhancing My Fitness

My Watch

I love my Apple Watch! I bought the 42mm Stainless Steel Apple Watch with the white sport band on launch day (April 24th).
Apple Watch Mickey Face
My Apple Watch with the Mickey Mouse watch face!
I've now got over a month of daily use out of it. It's changed my fitness in quite a few ways that I wasn't expecting!

How It Works for Fitness

The way the Apple Watch works in terms of fitness is as follows:
  • It tracks your steps
  • It takes your heart rate every 10 minutes
  • It constantly tracks your heart rate when you use the workout app
  • It knows when you're standing, and taps you if you haven't stood by 50 minutes into the hour
  • It tracks exercise in minutes
  • It tracks "move calories" which are the calories burned from being active
  • It gives you achievement medals for hitting various goals and milestones (making it FUN!)
  • It sends the data to your iPhone's Activity and Health apps so you can see a whole lot more detailed information!
  • And more I'm likely forgetting!
iPhone Activity App Move Exercise Stand
The iPhone Activity App
Since using my Apple Watch I'm much more aware of my inactivity during the day at my desk job! Quite often I'll get tapped by my watch telling me I should stand up because I've been sitting too long. When that happens I usually get up and walk around my pod and stretch or go upstairs to the cafeteria to fill up my water.
Apple Watch Activity app
The Activity app on the Apple Watch
Another observation…I LOVE the gamification of the achievements you get for hitting all three metrics for the day (move goal, 30 minutes of exercise and standing at least 12 hours of the day for at least a minute).
Apple Watch Activity App Achievements
Achievements I have so far!
It makes it so fun and addicting to see those three rings fill up throughout the day! And if I look like I'm falling short—I'm finding myself actually doing more activity (like a walk) to get that ring filled; I never used to walk. It's doing some good!

Using The Workout App

Using the Workout app is simple: before you start to workout you just open the workout app, choose the type of workout (I choose Other Workout since my PiYo, P90X and Body Beast workouts are not a typical cardio workout) and set either a calorie burn goal or a time goal. It does a 3 second countdown and then I start my workout.

At any point in the workout you can look at your wrist to see how you're progressing, or what your heart rate is at.
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The screen on the Apple Watch during a workout.
Also, at the halfway mark of your goal it will ping you to let you know; it will also ping you once you've hit your goal. (If you're doing a distance workout, it'll also let you know when you hit distance milestones like every kilometre or mile).

At the end of my workout, I'll just Force Touch (hard press) the screen and choose the "End Workout" option. It then provides a summary of my workout on the screen and I can Save or Discard the workout. All in all, it provides some great feedback!

Final Thoughts

I really enjoy my Apple Watch. It's giving me very valuable information about my workouts and overall daily activity that I love.

If you're on the fence about getting an Apple Watch because you're not sure how useful it'll be and you're into (or wanting to get into) fitness, do it. You won't be disappointed!

The activity tracking is definitely one of my top 3 things I love about the device and I don't ever want to be without this new feedback again.

Check out Apple's site that has some more details on the Health & Fitness features of the Apple Watch here:

JS :)

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Recipe: Grandma Fillion's Borscht

If you love flavour, you'll love my family's recipe for borscht! It's not "stewy"'s more of a tangy-sweet-dilly flavour :D


Grandma Fillion's Borscht
Yields: 6-8 servings


3 or 4 large beets, peeled and diced.  (Boil beets in water for about 1/2 hour. Rinse under water and rub skins and they will fall off. Wear rubber gloves so you don't get purple hands.)
2 peeled potatoes, diced
1 carrot, shredded or thinly sliced
1 stalk of celery, chopped
4 cups vegetable stock (or water)
2 tablespoons of butter
1 medium onion chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 cups shredded cabbage (or coleslaw mix works)
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
3 tablespoons chopped dill
1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar
3 medium tomatoes peeled or 1 can (14 oz) tomatoes
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
4 cups of vegetable or beef stock
1 teaspoon white sugar
sour cream for dollops before serving

In pot, boil beets as described above. In another large pot cover potatoes, carrots and celery in the first 4 cups of vegetable stock (or water). Boil for 20 minutes or until tender. Chop beets and add to the cooked carrot mixture.

In a skillet, melt butter. Saute onion and garlic, add to soup. Add chopped cabbage, parsley, chopped dill and lemon juice or vinegar, tomatoes, salt, pepper. Add remaining 4 cups of stock.
Simmer until tender. Add sugar (to taste...the beets already make it a little sweet).
Serve with dill and sour cream on top.

Note: For a heartier option, you could also cook ground beef or ground chicken/turkey and add to soup.


Friday, 15 May 2015

An Amazing Video of What Beachbody Workouts Are All About!

Fox News in Houston did an amazing news story that explains exactly why the Beachbody workouts I do and help others start doing WORKS.  Such a great snapshot–don't miss it. :)

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Shaun T's Brand New Workout INSANITY MAX:30 - On Sale NOW! - December ONLY Special

Shaun T's INSANITY MAX:30 insane workout program

Beachbody's Top Trainer, Shaun T, has just released his BRAND NEW workout called INSANITY MAX:30. And what better way to celebrate its release ... Put It On Sale!!!!!!!

Here's your chance to be one of the very first in the country to get insane results with INSANITY MAX:30 and SAVE BIG too! Save Over $95!

Plus, now's the time to start looking and feeling your best for all of the upcoming holiday parties and fun.

And, it's a great time to get it as a holiday gift for the Shaun T fanatic in your life!

So check out this amazing Challenge Pack Special through December only.

The Insanity MAX:30 Challenge Pack

Shaun T's brand new workout Insanity MAX:30 & Shakeology for $180 US / $198 CAD (normally $205 US / $225 CAD)!

Watch this video to learn more about MAX:30!

This is what the Challenge Pack comes with:

  • The workout program DVDs (12 workouts on 10 DVDs plus a bonus DVD with an extra workout for getting it through a Beachbody coach like me)
  • The calendar to tell you exactly which workout to do each day for the 60 days of the program
  • Your first 30 days of Shakeology meal replacements (see below for more info on Shakeology)
  • Complete nutrition guide and recipes
  • Access to MY TEAM’S easy meal plans and nutrition guides (full 10 weeks, meal by meal, including shopping lists)
  • Online beachbody meal planner with additional recipes and shopping lists for 30 days
  • Access to my exclusive online Facebook fitness community and 1:1 support from me as your coach :)
  • Risk-free 30-day bottom of the bag guarantee for Shakeology and the workout program
  • Discount shipping

Since Shakeology on its own is normally $129.95 US / $142.95 CAD, the challenge pack is getting you the INSANITY MAX:30 program and 10 weeks of complete easy meal plans for only about $50 more! Alone the workout program is $119.85 US / $131.85 CAD, and the meal plans are priceless. That's why this is the best deal on the block. Period.


TO BUY the Insanity MAX:30 Challenge Pack, simply CLICK HERE (those in the U.S.) or CLICK HERE (those in Canada)!


Learn more about the benefits of Shakeology, The Healthiest Meal of the Day, included in every challenge pack by checking out my personal Shakeology story here on my blog and watching the video as well:

If you have any further questions about this December Special, want to discuss other options, including any other Team Beachbody product, feel free to contact me! I'm all ears and don't bite. ;)

Plus, I would love to know your personal health and fitness goals for 2015. Email me an update at

Justin :)

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

My Husband Shawn's Final Focus T25 Results!

Sooooo I just realized I never shared my husband, Shawn's, final Focus T25 before and after results on my site here. :P Whoops. haha.

Well if you follow me on Facebook you've seen this already, otherwise here it is!

He did all 70 days of Shaun T's (creator of INSANITY workouts) Focus T25 program, had Shakeology for breakfast every day, and tracked everything he ate using the myfitnesspal app. 

- down 28 lbs (now 174)!
- down 5" around the belly!
- down 3" around the pant line!
- down 4.5" on his chest!
- down 1.5" on each arm!
- down 2.75" around his hips!
- down 2.25" on each thigh!
- off his blood pressure medication!
- doesn't sweat anymore!
- his eczema is cleared up!
- has way more energy!
- sleeps better and doesn't have to sleep as long!
- the list goes on and on!

Beachbody Shakeology Focus T25 Shaun T results front flex

Beachbody Shakeology Focus T25 Shaun T results side

I'm so proud of him...I didn't have to push him at all to do this nor be on his case about watching what he ate or doing his workouts...he did it all on his own will and determination!

For his second round, he's been doing a hybrid of T25 and Chalene Johnson's PiYo program and is now 6 weeks into the 8 week hybrid schedule!  I'll make sure to share his further results. :D

My 60-Day Body Beast Results

Scroll down to see my Day 1 vs. Day 60 progress pic, or continue reading see how I got there!

Beachbody Body Beast bulking program at home workouts

Body Beast is a 90-day at-home DVD fitness program by Beachbody that I started on September 1st, but I am so excited by the changes I've already seen in the first 60 days that I just had to share before I am fully done. :D

What I love most so far is that the program focuses mostly on weightlifting and very little on cardio. This is the way to actually put on NEW muscle mass. I've always done programs where it incorporates about 50/50 weights or cardio and cut calories at the same time. This is a great way to shed fat and reveal muscle you already have or tone lean muscles, which it did do for me, but it's not the best way to develop new muscle and I've come to realize that! Eureka. :D

Which is why I'm so excited with the way my body is morphing in front of my eyes. 

Here's what my day consisted of for these past 60 days:

For breakfast I have my Shakeology shake (Shakeology, ½ banana, 1 Tbsp natural peanut butter, 1 cup almond milk, ¼ cup dry quick oats, ice and blend) along with ⅜ cups of liquid egg whites microwaved with salt and pepper. Without fail...this is what I ate every single breakfast lol. Love it.

I then take my Super Suma Body Beast supplement, which helps increase testosterone levels to help your body build more muscle, before taking off to work.

At work I would then have a really big snack. And then a big lunch. And then another big snack. And then dinner by 7pm once I got home.

Once 9 PM comes along I get into my workout prep mode by taking a dose of my Energy & Endurance pre-workout drink to give me a boost of energy this late at night. 

And then I get my workout in. With Body Beast, there is a Lean calendar and a Bulk calendar (Lean to cut fat at the same time, but putting on a bit less muscle mass at the same time, and Bulk to just put on as much muscle mass as possible). Each calendar tells you exactly which of the workouts to do each day of the 90-day program. You just follow along day by day and get the workout done on the schedule. Easy peasy. 

Basically, each daily workout will focus on one or two muscle groups (in the Bulk phase I just finished it was Chest, then Legs, then Back, then Arms & Abs, then Shoulders, then Rest).  The workouts are anywhere from 30-50 minutes depending on the day. And I don't care if I'm too tired to workout. I COMMITTED TO DOING BODY BEAST SO I DO IT. :D

Immediately following my workout I mix up my post-workout recovery drink which consists of: Beachbody Fuel Shot (mostly a fast-absorbing carb blend with a bit of protein), Beachbody Hardcore Base Shake (all-natural flavourless high-quality protein), Beachbody M.A.X. Creatine, ⅓ cup of fruit juice, some water and blend! It's imperative to take this within 30 minutes of finishing your workout so your body can inject it into your muscles for recovery.

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I also tracked every single calorie consumed in the past 60 days using the myfitnesspal app. If you don't track what you eat, how do you know you're eating the right number of calories and the right combination of carbs, fats and protein, right?  My calorie intake consisted of ~2,700 per day in the last phase (using the calculation in the program guide)...some days it was tough to fit that all in but it's mandatory to BEAST UP! are my results from Day 1 vs. Day 60! Day 90 will be shared once I'm finished up...the next 30 days are focused on leaning out a bit to allow the muscle mass I put on show through better. :D

My starting weight on Day 1 was 147 lbs and on Day 60 I sit at 155.6 lbs. :D That's 8.6 lbs added on. I know some of that is fat in addition to muscle...but a lot of that is muscle! The next 30 days will show that. :D

And feel free to check out where I was back when I first started my fitness journey at 215 lbs here:

Feel free to message me if you're looking to get into a program like Body Beast, P90X, Insanity, PiYo, etc. that you can do at home and get great results with my help along the way. My email is or feel free to add me on Facebook and shoot me a message at :)