I made it! I did every.single.workout for the Burn Phase as scheduled, and I did my measurements. I am down a grand total of 11 inches, and I am definitely stronger than I was. The 5-pound weights are way too light for me now, and the 10-pound ones are useful for my triceps but not much more
I did my first Push Phase circuit on Saturday, and I loved it! I just need to get heavier weights, and in fact I asked for them for Mother’s Day.
The funny thing about this ‘new way of life’ is that I can’t eat like I used to. It isn’t even that I’ve found the willpower to not eat like I was, but that I physically can’t. I ordered a meal on Friday night that I was excited to break the rules for (spicy orange chicken), and when it came I had maybe two bites. It made me shudder when it hit my tongue, and I could barely swallow it. Probably because it was fried? Not sure why… and I haven’t had candy/ice cream/sweets for over 2 weeks. I just look at them and think NO!
Now, if I could just get off the beer, I’d probably lose a TON of weight quickly. However, this isn’t something I plan on giving up because I love it. I have cut back a LOT, so that’s something
I am in love with this program. The funny thing, I’m not a slave to the scale anymore because I’ve been losing inches! Specifically I’m down over 2″ in my waist and 2″ in my thighs! I’ve had comments from people already about how different I look (I think it’s more that I’m standing up straighter, move around more rather than sitting down when we’re out somewhere, and I feel more confident), and my clothes are fitting me differently. It’s only midway through the month, and I’m already feeling fantastic- I can’t waitto see what I’m going to feel like at the end of the 90 days!!!!
I’m done with week 1, and boy am I ready for my rest day.
I’m in love with this system. It’s JUST what I like, and I haven’t skipped one day because I enjoy it so much. It’s a different setup every day so I’m not bored, and I like the low impact/high intensity cardio vs. long drawn out routines that some other programs have. The weight lifting is my favorite part by far (of course), and I plan to pick up a pair of adjustable weights when I complete the first 30 days of this challenge so I can move up a few pounds as I go.
The clean eating is going well other than the beer, but I’ve even managed to cut back on that as well. So far so good!
Wow! I am sore in ALL the right places after yesterday’s workout. I’m glad today is a rest day, although I do have to take the ‘fitness challenge’ in order to log my progress the next 90 days. I really like the system so far because it focuses on weights rather than cardio. I know a lot of people love cardio, but it’s just not my thing. I have flat feet, and they hurt when I jump around or walk too much. This system got my heart rate up for sure, and I felt the burn in my muscles. Love!
I made this for a snack (with some modifications), and I love it! I used to eat this in the full-sized version a lot; it never occurred to me to ‘slim it down’ at all
This mini Caprese salad would be great for summer!
All it contains is sliced organic cherry tomatoes, chopped organic basil leafs, 1 oz of fresh mozzarella (the kind that comes in the ball), and 2 tsp of balsamic vinegar. YUM!