The results are in!
How did I do on a three week program of increasingly intense workouts 🏋️♀️and decreasing starchy carbs 🍞 ?
I really do feel accomplished from completing this program. No, it wasn't my favorite but it definitely was effective! 🎉
Here's what I learned over these last few weeks:
✅ I am capable of pushing myself harder than I have in a while.
These workouts stretched me. The cardio days were focused on agility moves which are never my favorites. There was a lot of jumping and I modified that a ton but I was still able to do more than I thought I could.It was a lot less painful on day 19 than it was on day one.
On strength days we were challenged to progress in our weights and I was able to move from using 5 and 8lb weights on day 1 to 12 and 15lb weights on day 20. If you'd ever told me I'd be lifting 12 pounds weights above my head, I would have told you that you were crazy.
✅ 45 minute workouts at that level of intensity were tough both mentally and physically. Good thing they were only for a week!
✅ It is possible to feel completely full and fed by eating lots of veggies and proteins and very little to no carbs.
✅ Dialing in your nutrition is what gives you muscle definition.
✅ While I already know this, it was reinforce over and over that it starts in our minds. Our bodies will do what our minds believe possible. Even on days I didn't start out thinking it was possible, I got into the groove eventually and started to push myself every day.
✅ Knowing I only had to get through 3 weeks is what got me through. You can push yourself through anything if it's temporary. While I'm not stopping the workouts, I'm switching to a slightly less intense program next.
✅ Support and encouragement are key. I had a group of ladies who were showing up every day as well, encouraging and motivating me to keep going. They shared in my pain when I was sore and celebrated my success when I proved I was stronger than I thought.
✅ This program really did what it promised. It took me to the next level in my fitness in just 3 weeks. I really didn't believe that would happen. So, I say again....not my favorite but effective!
What did I think of the meal plan? It wasn't easy but, again, it was effective.
I wasn't perfect but I was a TON better than I would have been without committing to following the plan. I made a meal plan each week and did my best to stick to it. The first two weeks, I had a few built in "treats" just knowing what I had going on. Week 3, I tried to go 100%. I ended up about 95% which is a HUGE step for me. My only cheats were that I put honey in my greek yogurt for an extra protein "dessert" and then last night, the final night, I accidentally ate some carbs in the form of corn, peas and edamame in a salad and vegetable soup. Didn't realize they were carbs on my plan until it was too late. Then I had an intentional cheat with 4 chocolate covered strawberry's. I still had a fruit left for the day but the chocolate was a little treat.
So, how do I know it worked?
Well, there are the non-scale victories I mentioned above. I'm stronger, faster and more confident.
On the scale I lost 1.5 lbs. Remember, I really wasn't trying to lose weight. I also lost 4 inches (from my waist, butt, thighs and chest) and gained a quarter of an inch on each arm.
I gained muscle definition. Eliminating those carbs and sugars eliminates the bloat and lets you see those muscles you're working so hard on underneath. 💪
I'd say that's pretty good for JUST 3 WEEKS. What do you think?
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