An Update on The Master’s Hammer & Chisel

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An Update on The Master’s Hammer & Chisel

An Update on The Master's Hammer and Chisel

I am part of the way through Week 1 of The Master’s Hammer & Chisel. So far I really am enjoying it and getting pretty sore! I was familiar with Autumn Calabrese because I have done the 21 Day Fix, but this was my first experience with seeing Sagi Kalev as a trainer. They have different approaches, but still are tough and focused on safety, which is very important.

What Comes With The Master's Hammer and ChiselThe program (so far) alternates days between Autumn and Sagi training. It can be kind of annoying changing out the DVD everyday (yes, I can be lazy sometimes), but the variation is nice and it keeps you from getting bored. The workouts are hard, but you can modify by using lighter or no weights so there are no excuses! It even comes with Autumn’s portion control color coded containers and a Shakeology shaker cup.


You do need some equipment for these workouts, including a yoga mat, various dumbbells, a bench (or a ball…I don’t have a bench), and a pull up bar or resistance bands. I have a pull up bar, but I am still working up to using it!

Overall, so far it has been a great experience and I can’t wait to see the results.Leadpages 3

If you are looking for a way to challenge yourself on a budget, check out my printable Fit & Healthy Planner free. It includes twelve 30 Day Fitness Challenges that let you progress throughout the 30 days with no equipment needed.

How are you working on your 2016 fitness goals?


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  1. Andrea Robinson says:

    Hey, Jen. This is so inspiring. I can tell you without a shadow of doubt that I am nowhere near this level of training, but I’m starting out my fitness goals by modifying the amount of food I eat. I figured that at this size, if I just stop taking “fourths” on every serving, I’ll lose weight! LOL! Seriously, a lot of us overeat not because we’re hungry, but because we’re nervous, bored, blah, blah, blah.

    But I do like an idea you gave me on this post … I like the idea of having some variety.

    I was doing really great on just eating when I was hungry (instead of lonely), but then I think I got a little bored. I had an impulse to join a workout class or something like that, but then I’d read that if you try to change too many habits at once, you might shoot yourself in the foot. I think I just need to get out of the house more and have fun in a workout class. What do you think? It sounds like you do your workouts at home, but you also teach classes, so there is a social factor also.

    • Jen says:

      I do like working out at home, but mainly because I work at home and can fit it in easier than going to a class or the gym. My husband is the opposite…he needs the accountability to go somewhere else. I think just finding what works best for you is so important.

      I like working out now, but that wasn’t always the case. It was just easier for me than eating right! So for a long time I focused on that instead of what I was eating, and saw very little in results. Focusing on what you eat (like you are doing) is by far the most important thing. I love my workouts, and they are great for mood and toning, but to really lose weight you won’t see results until you focus on your food. I don’t believe you can “work off” a bad meal or day or diet.

      Sometimes I encourage people just to move more…take a walk after dinner or something simple like that, but focus on your food, and you will still see great results! 🙂

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