That's it! Stick a fork in me, I am DONE with Body Beast! I honestly cannot believe how quickly the last 3 months have flown by. I was a bit nervous to start Body Beast because it is unlike anything I have ever done before - but I am SO glad that I started it and stuck with it. I have become so much stronger than I was and I love that I can actually FEEL my ab muscles when I'm working out again. My arms are more toned and I just feel better and stronger overall.
Now, I will be the first to admit that I wasn't perfect while doing Body Beast. I struggled with nutrition and meal prepping. Some people assume that working out will be the difficult part of any health and fitness journey, and that's just not true! Eating well is almost always the most difficult part. I struggled a bit, but hey, I'm human! I have no problem owning up to those struggles - and I have no doubt that I will overcome them!
I am absolutely beyond proud to report that I didn't miss a single workout. A couple got pushed back a day or doubled up, but that only happened a couple times. I would say that 95% of the workouts were done on their assigned day, first thing in the morning. I started the Body Beast program on a Sunday, rather than a Monday, just because I would rather have Saturdays as a rest day than Sundays, and a lot of the rest days fell on "Day 7" of each week - so I made it work for Saturday to be the 7th day in my workout week.
So what did I think of Body Beast? In short, I loved it!
I loved how it made me feel, I loved the pace of the workouts and I loved Sagi as a trainer. He was funny, he pushed me, and he made me feel comfortable with the workout without getting bored. Before Body Beast I had truly never done any type of weightlifting program before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. It was a lot of fun and a challenge for sure, but in the best way possible!
When I first started Body Beast, I was torn between it and Focus T25 for another round. I had had great results with T25 (you can see those here) but I was a bit nervous about the jumping and cardio because of my back. I had screwed it up and was just in the healing process, so I ended up going with Body Beast. I'm so glad I did! My back is so much stronger than it was, and I feel a lot more comfortable moving forward with new cardio workouts - but I know that I will be back to Body Beast again!
The pictures above don't show a huge, drastic change. I didn't trim down in a huge way, and they're not really pictures that would make you go 'holy crap those are huge differences"! But, I can see that my midsection has flattened out and shaped up a bit. The ever-present "muffin top" has been sucked in a bit, and my posture has improved. My bra fits me better (I've kept this same sports bra for my progress pictures since I started with Insanity two years ago - I like being able to compare pictures when I'm wearing the same thing.
I know, with no question, that I was my own undoing when it comes to seeing better results. I faltered on my meal planning more often than I would like, and that definitely slowed down some of my progress. The important thing? I didn't give up, I didn't give in, and I'm still in it to win it!
And there you have it! My results from my first round of Body Beast. It's been an exciting and fun three months, and I'm excited for what's next: Cize!!
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