Seven weeks in and seven weeks of results! Body Beast: Bulk Phase is nearly over for me; this week coming up will be my last week in Bulk Phase, and then I will move on to Beast phase. I have been enjoying Body Beast, but I will be honest and say that I am looking forward to the Beast phase! Bulk phase is five weeks with the same schedule repeating each week, so it will be fun to mix it up a bit in Beast phase.
I'm getting ahead of myself, though. I haven't even finished Bulk yet!
This week I felt much stronger than I had last week. With my monthly coming and screwing up my routine a bit, it felt good to be able to push myself further than I had been. When I first started Body Beast I was using just 3 and 5 pound weights, but quickly purchased 10 pound weights. I'm not looking to get hugely ripped, so I'm not too concerned about going up much higher. I can say that the 3 pound weights are pretty much useless at this point for most exercises. I could see myself getting a set of 7 or 8 pound weights and using those as my middle weight with the 5 pound weights being the small weights.
Once again, my weight has gone up a notch, but I'm not fretting about it. Getting into a healthy relationship with the scale can be difficult at times, but I truly think it's one that would be so beneficial for everyone. I am aiming for overall health, and while I would love to see the scale show a smaller number, I am focusing on all the gains I have made instead of the loss that I haven't yet made. My inches continue to go down, I am starting to see muscles poking out on my arms and shoulders and I just feel better than I did before starting the program. The weight loss will come, but for now I am totally happy with what I have accomplished!
This week, the last week of bulk phase, I am going to really focus on my nutrition and water intake and see where that leaves me at the end of Bulk. Tomorrow I will be sharing my meal plan for the week and every day I will be aiming for at least 110 ounces of water (I'll be tracking using the Waterlogged app - have you heard of it?? If not, I suggest you get it now - it's free!) To hold myself more accountable, each evening I will be sharing how many ounces I drank during the day. Who wants to do the Week-long Water Challenge with me?!
Anywho, I suppose some results are in order, huh?
Here they are for week 7 of Body Beast!
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