I feel like this day has seriously been a year in the making (ever since I first purchased the program) but I am SO glad I can officially say that I have completed the first week of Body Beast! It wasn't always super easy but it WAS fun. I've never really been a weight-lifting gal, but I'm seeing what I was missing and I wish I had started up sooner.
The workouts in Body Beast are a bit longer than what I'm used to (35-45 minutes instead of 25-30) but, surprisingly enough, they have actually been flying by. Some days have been easier than others but I am so proud to know that I did every workout on the day it was assigned and I didn't skip!
Last night Jake and I purchased some more dumbbells, as my small three and five pounders just aren't really cutting it. I'm not looking to become super ripped by any means, but I have always had a bit of arm fat (or 'chicken cutlets' as I termed them) that I've wanted to get rid of - hopefully this is the first step to getting there!
Here was my schedule for the first week of Body Beast:
My plan was to get the workouts done first thing in the morning each day, and though there were a couple days when I had to push the workout to second- or third- thing I did, I was able to do each workout in the morning and have it out of the way and done! I could definitely feel my muscles I had worked each day, but I was still able to function (yay!)
Now that I have the heavier weights let's see how I do next week ;)
Now for some results!
Though my weight and some measurements went in the opposite direction of what I would like, I can say that I feel stronger and more energized. I can tell that my body is changing even if the results aren't exactly stellar as of now. One way I know this? Push-ups! I have wanted to be good at doing push-ups for seriously the longest time but no matter what program I did I NEVER got better at them! Now? I am starting to be able to do them - I can't wait until I can ROCK them!!!
I truly believe that this week was a learning experience and a great introduction to the program. I know that I have gained strength, so I am fairly certain that I lost some fat and replaced it with muscle. But my game plan for the coming week is to be more on-point with my nutrition and use my heavier weights - hopefully I'll see the numbers moving in the smaller direction!