Core De Force…the Results are In!

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.  a-start

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.

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You truly can’t go by my face with these pictures.  I was taking them at 3 am but believe me I am happy with my results so far. 🙂

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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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Core De Force Results from the First 11 Days

This morning I woke up to Day 12 of my journey with Core De Force. It was time to see if what I was doing was working. I felt different and I knew that I was getting results but I still wanted to see what the measurements said.

 

I mean, non scale victories this week including being able to wear a pair of jeans that I haven’t worn in a long time. They are skinny jeans and I always felt horrible in them. I have worn them this week and was amazed that they are actually a little loose in the abs YAY!

I stepped on the scale I saw 188.6. I started this weighing 190.8. So then it was time to take some measurements.

Chest was 41 inches now 39.75

Left arm was 12 inches now 11.5

Right arm was 12.5 inches now 11.75

Waist was 38.75 inches now 37.5

Hips was 42.5 inches now 41.75

Left Thigh was 23 inches now 21.75

Right Thigh was 23 inches now 21.75

Body fat was 36% now 34%

 

So a total of 2.2 lbs lost and 7 inches! Needless to say I am very happy with my results so far. I honestly don’t know how I would do if it wasn’t for the support of some of my amazing challengers. It is so nice to have other ladies going through this with me. The support and motivation is awesome. It keeps me pushing play!

Thanks for the accountability ladies!

Remember to believe in yourself, stay strong and take time to fly!

Sending strength, hope and love!