Six weeks in, six weeks to go! I am super late in posting this update (I'm almost all the way done with week 7 now - oops!) but I wanted to make sure I did an update. Week six was, quite honestly, a not-so-great week for me. Not to get too personal, (but I probably will anyway), but this week was the first time since getting pregnant that I had my monthly. Let's just say that it affected me quite a bit! I was more fatigued than I have been, hungrier and just all-around a bit off my game.
I didn't use it as an excuse to slack, though! I got every workout in on the day it was scheduled and I still saw an improvement in a couple of my measurements. Not a lot, but there were improvements there and I'm happy with what I accomplished.
If you've been following along with my results, you may have found yourself asking why I'm sticking to the program when my weight hasn't been dropping (in fact, this week it even went up a bit). I've talked around this before, but today I wanted to address it because I have had a couple people bring it up to me. So, why the heck AM I still doing Body Beast when the scale's not changing?
The answer is, in fact, quite simple. The scale may not be changing, but I can tell that my body is changing. The scale is absolutely not the only indicator of health, but we so often think of losing weight as being the most important goal. Body Beast is not a cardio program designed to make you drop weight like crazy. It is a weight lifting program that was created to help you get stronger and create more muscle. And that is exactly what I have been doing. When I am doing the various exercises I can feel my arm muscles, back muscles and especially my stomach muscles in a way that I have never felt them before. I love that feeling!
My measurements have been shrinking, which shows to me that while the scale isn't dropping, the weight I carry is all fitting in a smaller body - the reason for this is that I am replacing fat lost with muscle gained. That sounds like a pretty good idea to me! So that, in a nutshell, is why I am sticking with Body Beast and not changing to a different program. The results I am after are so much larger than just a drop on the scale!!
Without further ado, here are this week's results!
I will be sure to update these next week as well - and I will try to not wait until so late in the week ;)
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