I just did a #Periscope broadcast (same username, and already uploaded to my YouTube) about why I won’t be #sweatingforthewedding (though I plan to use the hashtag)! To me, fitness is about so much more than looking great in a wedding dress or on a honeymoon (although I won’t be mad at those side effects)! I started 22 Minute Hard Corps today because I want to continue living this healthy lifestyle forever so I am active and healthy forever, and hopefully inspire people to do the same! If you click on the link in my profile, you can learn more about joining me in doing the same! #HardCorpsMission #Contest
Hello! So sorry for the delay in posting! Life has been particularly crazy – between a wedding in Chicago and PHAMExpo (haul and recap coming soon) and photo shoots, I have not spent much time at all at a computer!
Anyway, today I finished Beachbody’s newest program, 22 Minute Hard Corps. Like you can probably gather from the name, it is a military-inspired program that is 22 minutes long each day (unless you choose to do the optional extra ab workouts, or the 2-a-day hell week at the end – and I chose to do both)!
There were three different cardio programs and three different resistance programs, and the days alternated for six days with a rest day on the seventh. The cardio days were the days there was also a core day.
I chose to upgrade mine to the package that included both the Special Ops workouts (extra hard – one for cardio, one for resistance, and one for core), as well as the “PT Sandbag” to use in the resistance and some core workouts!
There was also the option to add the portion control program that works with 21 Day Fix (color coded for “food groups,” and includes containers to show exactly how much, with a calculation to figure out how many of each container to eat), which I did for a portion of the program!
Back at it! Using these bracelets that correspond to color-coded containers to make sure I am eating the right servings of each food group! Took a little breather from a strict(ish) meal plan, but do much better with more specific guidelines in terms of amounts! Counting bracelets is way more fun than counting calories! How do you track your nutrition?
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In case you are interested, here are a couple little previews from Cardio 1, which was available as a preview for On-Demand users on Superbowl Sunday, and Cardio 2, which we did at the Bay Area Super Saturday in April!
Alright, let’s #GetSome! Here I am doing part of #22minhardcorps, for the #sweeps! It’s the newest program by @tonyshorton and @beachbodyhq launching 3/1, but I got to try the sneak peek today on #BOD (#BeachbodyOnDemand), and posting about it here gives me the chance to win $1,000! Pick me, pick me! So pumped about this quick, tough, no-nonsense program! Check the link in my profile to get the info on how to try it free today and how to win! #vitalbehaviors
Who wants to get Summer Strong with me? Yesterday was Super Saturday, and we did another workout from the program I’m starting tomorrow! If you go to my blog (clickable link in profile), you can read more about what I’m doing – and how you can join me to possibly win up to $5,000 getting strong for Summer!
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I really enjoyed this program! My results were not as dramatic as I would have hoped as far as weight, measurement, and pictures go, but I love the results of my fit test!
As you can see, my strength, speed, and endurance improved quite a bit in those 8 weeks! I am not sure if I can see much of a difference in the pictures (mainly changes in my legs), but it is really hard to replicate poses exactly – so much depends on posture and angles!
I can say, though, that yesterday at PHAMExpo, someone asked me if I was a fitness model (not yet, but THANKYOUVERYMUCH!) and if I worked out 1-2 hours per day (try 22-55 minutes, give or take!)… And the other gents in the booth kept calling for ME when they needed someone strong to assist them! As they say in NBA Jam…. Boomshakalaka! 😜
Let’s talk numbers, shall we?
I gained one pound (muscle? water weight from not eating the best while traveling & working a makeup tradeshow? who knows? Womens’ weight fluctuates like crazy!). I gained a half inch of left bicep. Everything else measured EXACTLY the same! But I FEEL a difference in my body, and I am pumped about the results from the fit test!
Here’s what you do for the fit test:
So even though I didn’t lose WEIGHT, I believe I lost FAT, and that’s cool with me! If nothing else, I am faster, stronger, and harder to kill in a zombie apocalypse!
In case you are wondering what’s next for me, the current plan is to do some of my favorite workouts I’ve been missing this week – like TurboFire HIIT workouts, P90X3 yoga, etc. I leave town tomorrow night for another wedding, so I don’t want to start anything TOTALLY new!
Next Monday, June 13th, I am starting a new FREE challenge group using Beachbody On Demand, the streaming workout service from Beachbody, where people can choose to either follow a specific program of their choice, follow a schedule I found, or follow the “Challenge Du Jour” that Beachbody On Demand provides! I also plan on doing lighter workouts I have been wanting to try for a while for the first few days, because I am going to do the 3-Day Refresh June 12th-14th, then go to the “Challenge Du Jour” option once I know I can handle hard workouts!
And speaking of sales – today was the launch of the 2016 Beachbody Summer Sale! Click here for discounts on some amazing programs, gear, and supplements, before they sell out!
That’s all for now! Stay tuned for more! 😉
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