I finished the whole thing! I remember looking at the chart before I started just wondering if it was even doable. Turns out, it was. It was a lot of self-determination, but it was doable.
Last week’s workouts weren’t too bad. It does have one day, the longest day where you do all the muscle splits and I had just planned on laying on the couch the rest of the day after I was done. I did a few things, but I also did lay on the couch a lot. 🙂 I did skip one day, I was supposed to run last Tuesday but I had done something to my ankle and it was painful just to walk so I decided to not run. Life goes on.
But, I know you’re wanting to see if i’m an anorexic super model yet. On to the…
In total I lost 8 inches. It varied from 9 off my arms to almost 2 inches off my hips. That was through 8 different measurements — so almost an inch of every part. In reality I don’t really notice things fitting less tight. Sometimes I “think” I do – -but I worry that might just be wishful thinking!
I ended-up at a 9 pound loss. I need to be OK with that. I was REALLY hoping for 15 pounds, I won’t lie. I just didn’t lose like that.
I improved in each area. I did 10 more pushups in a minute, 7 more squat jacks, 8 more “row boats”, 7 more switch kids and 10 more on my non-dominant leg. This part was really exciting. I will say I can run without a train of swear words running through my head the whole time. It is what it is. 🙂
So, what did I think overall?
It’s a good program. The workouts are intense, but she does give ways to make harder exericses easier.
The meal plan has been good. I need a goal for each meal and it is making me re-think what I’m eating.
She gets annoying, but I find her less annoying in these than her previous videos. Keeping in mind I annoyed by almost every video but I find my way past it.
What’s my plan now?
Good question. She says to take a week off. Which I will gladly do. This week is pretty busy, so not having to make time for the workouts is a welcome addition. Next week is spring break and I plan to take that week off as well. I’m hoping to do some walks with friends in the next 2 weeks to at least stay active.
After that I’m going to start the program again, but just doing her workouts on Mondays and Fridays. On Wednesdays I’m going to do one of the other 12 million videos I have. I hope that I will continue with that through the summer and then I’m hoping to try her program — Lean Out. I also plan to up my weights on this round. I was at 3’s and 5’s and I will do 5’s and 8’s on the next round. I will continue with the meal plan. I am hopeful that I will find the core sections easier this time. They are OVERWHELMING to my pelvis sometimes. I don’t want to over-do it and pull something, so it will be nice to start over with the easier core stuff.
How do I feel?
I was REALLY tired during the workouts, although I find myself almost the most tired I’ve been on a morning I didn’t work out at all. I think that by adding more protein it really did help me make it through the day better last week. Happy for that.
I do feel stronger. I was forming far to fierce a friendship with sugar over Christmas. I could feel it affecting my mood and even just how I felt. Now sugar is a rare treat. Again, I’m not a huge sugar fan — more of a salty crunchy girl (stay tuned for a post about some of my favorite salty/crunchy items).
Hope this has been helpful! I’m now firmly below 200 pounds and on my way to feeling/looking better. That’s a great start, in my book! Thanks to Moms into Fitness for letting me try it out!