Welp, three weeks are already in the bag with Body Beast!!! On Saturday morning I finished Build: Back & Bis and with that I had finished the entire Build section of Body Beast. On Sunday I had a bit of a lie-in before 8 am Mass and after church I did my first Bulk-phase workout: Chest. It was great and I could tell how much stronger I had become in the three weeks of the Build program. But before I get on a Bulk tangent, let's get to some results for the Build phase!
My pictures don't show much of a change (but, of course, they don't tell the whole story), my weight and measurements haven't drastically changed (but they have changed!) and I still have a long ways to go on this Body Beast journey. What I know without an absolute doubt, though? I have changed. I am stronger, I feel better, I have more energy and my posture has improved! All those things make the number on the scale matter little to me - there are so many more important things to worry about!
In the pictures above I see that my stomach is starting to flatten back out a bit. I can tell just by looking at the pictures that my posture is better, too - and that's always a good thing!
Whoo hoo!! I love these numbers! The red numbers on the right show the difference since the beginning of the program - but that first week I clearly had some gains instead of losses, so if I had calculated from that week then my losses would be larger! And to think - this is just the beginning of the story :)
The pictures, measurements and scale still tell part of the story, and I have big hopes for what the remainder of this program (the Bulk and Beast phases) will do for me! After writing this blog post (which I'm doing on Sunday afternoon) I will immediately be working on my meal plan for the coming week. I will be incorporating aspects of clean eating, the Body Beast meal planning book and the 21 Day Fix - it'll be yummy! The more control of my eating I have the more results I see, so I'm going to rein in the food for the next five weeks and see what I can do!
I'll be sharing my meal plan later this week - be sure to check back for it! In the meantime, if you are curious about this program (which happens to be on sale for the month of May!) or how I, as a Team Beachbody coach, can help support and help you as you tackle your own health & fitness journey, please reach out by commenting below or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am here to help you get the body you've always wanted!