I’ve been dabbling with this blog on and off for a few years now. Although I have tons of recipes I think of sharing but I often have a hard time posting cause I’m not much of a writer. Today, I’m going to try out my first true blog post without a recipe.
In January, I began my Beachbody journey. I’m sure many of you have heard of Beachbody, however, if it doesn’t ring any bells to you maybe P90X, or the 21-day fix might sound familiar. Beachbody released a new service called Beachbody on Demand (BoD for short) with an all- access promotion. Instantly, I was interested. I had tried the 21day fix before, but having all that content so easily accessible gave me no excuses to get my workout done every day. No more expensive gym memberships, no more worrying about who’s looking at you while you’re sweating, no more driving back and forth from anywhere, no more excuses. I am not a Beachbody coach, I don’t drink Shakeology (unfortunately, haven’t found one that doesn’t upset my stomach) and I’m not trying to sell you their products. I’m simply telling you about the success I’ve had with their programs & support groups so far. Here are the 3 things that I feel helped me get to where I am today.
My Coach & Support group
Having a coach has shaped my journey to being successful. They give you tips, tricks, recipes, motivation, and a support group with access to other women who are going through the same thing. The group holds you accountable. Yes, I have goals that I want to crush but at the beginning, there were days I was so sore I wasn’t sure I would make it off the couch. Some days I just didn’t feel like it, but being part of this group of women and seeing everyone check in that they’ve had their shake, and got their workout in makes you realize you can do it too! Plus, I don’t want to be the only person in the group not checking in. The support and positivity from everyone have really helped me keep myself in check. If any of you ladies are reading… Thank you for your support!
The Nutrition plan/21 day fix tracker app
The meal plan couldn’t be simpler. They have multiple plans and give you the math you need to do to figure out which plan you fall into. When you buy a full challenge pack they include different sizes of colored containers, or you can find the chart online. Pinterest has many great charts and recipes to help simplify it even more in your first few weeks. Beachbody offers a wide range of products that help a lot of people reach their goals. Due to not being able to have the Shakeology, I’ve just replaced the daily shake with whole food smoothies that fit in the meal plan. Just because it didn’t work for me, doesn’t mean it won’t work for you. Everyone’s journey is very different, I encourage you to try what you feel will work best for you. I also recommend downloading the 21-day fix tracker app. It makes it really easy to log your food; it shows you lists of the best foods to eat and has a measurement tracker.
Beachbody on Demand
I can’t tell you how much I love BoD app. I’ll say it over and over again… it is the Netflix of workout videos. I believe that having all access at a reasonable price made it affordable and gives you so many options! You can do it in the comfort of your own home, in your underwear during a snowstorm and jump right into the shower after. If I’m in the middle of a program and I’m having a bad day, or I’m really sore, they have yoga options! If I’m feeling like I need a change for a day, they have a daily challenge option. They have over 300 videos to choose from. This app takes away all the excuses.
I started this year with two rounds of 21-day fix and then decided to do Core de Force which is a 30 day MMA style program. In my first two rounds I lost 9 pounds, and a lot of inches. Unfortunately, I didn’t listen to my coach and take measurements until the beginning of Core de Force but I did take progress pictures all along. If you’re just starting out I can’t stress enough to take those measurements & pictures. The pictures get easier to take as you see your body changing. The first ones are the hardest, it’s normal but so important you take them because it will help keep you motivated. This past 30 days doing Core de Force, I have lost 5 pounds and 9”. So in total, I’m down just shy of 15 pounds and in the last 30 days alone 9”.
If anyone is hesitating about the commitment, don’t. You’ll love every part of the process once you start, it will make you not want to stop! If you need a coach I know a great one that I would highly recommend & if you have questions feel free to message me.
I have other blog posts & journey updates coming your way soon, so stay tuned!