Alright, so I wasn’t going to post anything about this until the very end, BUT I am just so happy with my results so far that I just have to say something. As you know I have been working on my post-baby, post-dad dying, mental, physical, and spiritual state. I was exercising, meditating, playing with my babies, taking CBD’s but I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted. (Have mentioned I’m super impatient?) So I gave in and purchased/joined a Beachbody Challenge. It was cheaper than joining a gym and I got a month supply of Skakeology. Shakeology is pricey but oh-so YUMMY and really helps with those sweets cravings, I mean Halloween could have been my undoing but I only had ONE small KitKat. (and only because Layla was so sweet when she offered it to me, it felt mean to say no)
The workouts are fast, tough, and push you PAST your limits. You might cry but if you put in the work, you feel absolutely amazing after.
Now meal prep. I dreaded this. I HATE leftovers so the thought of preparing meals ahead of time and reheating them totally DISGUSTS ME!! Beachbody nutrition meal plan wasn’t the case. Protein and veggies are the majority of the meals so I really only pre-grilled some of the meat and pre-chopped veggies. It’s been kinda hard when the Hubs and kids get to eat pizza but not hard enough that I can’t do it. It’s four weeks and the shakes make up for any desserts I may miss.
Did I mention it allows coffee? It does. I gave up sugar in my coffee a long time ago but no creamer has been interesting. I started using stevia. You get used to it.
NOW HERE IS THE IMPORTANT PART OF THIS CHALLENGE! and I repeat it to my girls daily. This program is not about being thin, what the scale says, or who has the best eating habits. It is about how strong I can be. How determined I can be. What my body is able to do even at 33! Yes, I want to fit back into my pre-baby jeans but more importantly I want to feel strong and confident. I haven’t had a SINGLE anxiety attack or uncontrolled grief since I have started this program. I FEEL fantastic. I am already halfway to my goal weight and I have gotten my girls excited about being strong.
I am half way through this 4-week challenge. Am I going to stick with Beachbody once its over? YES!!! I look forward to not eating so strict all the time but I love the workouts that it offers and the easy to follow nutrition plans. I’ll see you in a week and a half with the final results!!