And just like that, I’m done with Phase 1!
I am really loving this program–I was really afraid at first, but this is easily the best program I’ve done!
One of my favorite parts of the program is ironically the part I was the most afraid of–the nutrition plan. This program still uses the container system I know and love, but it adds a few new aspects that make it more structured. Not only are my meals already planned with specific containers together for specific meals, but this plan is timed nutrition, meaning my meals get planned around when I do my workout.
For this program, I’m eating about an hour before I workout, drinking my post-workout shake after, and then spacing my remaining 4 meals out 2-3 apart from there. I was afraid that this would be too rigid and make me feel deprived, but I was wrong! The structure of this plan has helped me SO MUCH, because I don’t feel overwhelmed when I’m planning–I basically have a formula to start with and I just plug in the foods that fit the containers. It keeps me on a schedule, it spaces out my proteins and fats throughout the day to keep me satisfied, and I am loving it! It’s actually making me more structured and organized in other areas of my life, too, which is kind of weird and awesome.
For the workouts, I LOVE THEM. I was worried that the longer workouts would feel like death, but they go by so quickly, and every week I’ve seen progress, which has been really exciting and motivating. I started the program doing half of the pushups on my knees and ended Phase 1 doing all of the pushups on my toes! That was really exciting, especially since upper body is my weakest part of my body.
I didn’t make a specific weight loss goal for this program, because I know that the overall purpose of this program is to lose fat and gain muscle, so I can’t predict what my weight will do with that muscle gain. Instead of focusing on the scale, my goal is really just to do the program as it’s written for the entire 12 weeks and see what my results are! So far, I’m VERY happy!
- I did all 26 workouts for Phase 1 without missing anything
- I saw strength gains every week
- I have been following the nutrition plan for 29 days and counting, which is a personal best record!
- I have more energy
- I haven’t had any acid reflux issues the entire time
- My clothes are fitting better
- My skin is clearer
- My depression and anxiety symptoms are better
- I fit into a pair of pants that haven’t fit me in over a YEAR
I’m pretty excited about how I’m feeling and looking after just Phase 1, and I’m really pumped to keep going and see my results after Phase 2 and of course the end of the whole program!
I just started a new accountability group with a whole new crew of ladies getting started for themselves, and it’s not too late for YOU to get started, too! Message me to get details on how to get started with us!