The first time I tried this mixed martial arts program was in Nashville last July. We only did about 10 minutes, if that, on a hot Saturday morning on Broadway. Yup on Broadway, over 25,000 Beachbody coaches working out first thing on a hot summer day. It was magical! One of the best parts as my daughter was standing beside me on that main street in front of some saloons and tourist shops. ❤
When I first tried this workout I honestly thought I would never be able to do it. But I made a commitment with some other women to get it done and boy did we. Was I perfect during the last 30 days? Not really. There were times when I ate what I shouldn’t, my emotional eating got the best of me a few times. There were times when I didn’t work out as hard as I should have, I have a pelvic organ prolapse so I had to be careful working out. Sometimes it would hurt a lot so I had to make sure to modify like crazy.
Even with not being perfect during this round, I had so much fun! Joel and Jericho are amazing and kept me motivated. Doing a challenge group especially for Core De Force challengers kept me motivated.
Another thing that motivated me to keep going was when I posted about my journey on instagram. I was so excited because Joel and Jericho BOTH liked my post. Don’t ask me why but that meant so much to me. Knowing that they were actually watching, well there was just NO way that I was going to give up at any time during this program.
What made this time different? I had given up back in August. My son had left for basic training. I was worried about him and my worry had a lot of calories. I started having health issues about the end of September. More calories. I failed myself because I let my emotions get the best of me.
Then October came and I was able to go with my husband, my daughter and my son’s girlfriend to watch him graduate from Fort Benning basic training. He did it! And we celebrated! And we enjoyed our time together around a table. And I kept thinking, I am on my FIRST vacation with my husband in 25 years, and I am going to enjoy it. I will watch what I eat and workout when I get home.
Well, needless to say, I gained a lot of weight back. Self sabotage really stinks!
I knew the programs work. I knew that I could follow it and get healthy. I knew I could do this. BUT the most important was my mind change. I was tired of feeling like a failure even though I have been working out and trying to eat healthy for the last few years. I was tired of starting over. So I knew I had to put my best foot forward and kick some butt with this one. Knock it out of the ball park type of thing.
So here are my results…not the greatest…but it is a start. I have to keep remembering that this is a journey not a destination.
If the picture doesn’t tell the story, well how about the numbers?
From November 12th to December 11th:
Chest…..41 inches then…..39.5 inches now
Left Arm….12 inches then…..10.75 inches now
Right Arm…..12.5 inches then…..11.5 inches now
Waist…..38.75 inches then…..37.5 inches now
Hips…..42.5 inches then…..41.25 inches now
Left Thigh…..23 inches then…..21.25 inches now
Right Thigh…..23 inches then…..21.5 inches now
Weight…..190.8 lbs then…..188.6 lbs now
I LOST 9.25 inches and 2.2 lbs! Yup I am happy with that month. I could be hung up on what the scale says and think only 2.2 lbs in weeks? But then I remember that the scale does not define me. Then I look at the inches lost and I think dang that’s awesome.
I am doing a round of the 21 Day Fix now. I am on day 10 of 21. I didn’t take any time off between the programs. Why? Because I don’t want to lose any of the momentum that I have going for me now.
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