I am a Beachbody coach and I struggle. Hard. I will not be giving up on myself, but I am faced with the reality that getting this post-baby weight off is harder than I would like it to be. Adding in a bad back that keeps flaring up randomly makes me one not-very-happy lady!
I am a huge fan and advocate of Insanity, but I've come to the realization that sticking with the whole program day-to-day right now just isn't in the cards. I do great for a week and then I have a couple off days with my back that throws me off. As much as I love the program, I wouldn't recommend it for a challenger who's just starting out and has a bad back, so why am I recommending it for myself? That simply doesn't make sense. I have every intention of getting back to it full-time when I have my back more under control and some of this excess weight gone (which I'm sure isn't helping my back at all!) but for now, I have to accept that I'm simply not there yet.
Humbling, and a bit embarrassing perhaps, but it's better to be honest about weaknesses than to end up harming myself through stubbornness - so there's my truth!
Thinking about where I want to go from here led me to my shelf of Beachbody programs - and there are a lot! (Not to mention all the options that are available to stream On Demand. #wowza ) So, even if I'm throwing in the towel (well, partially!) on Insanity, that doesn't mean that I have given up on my journey. Not by a long shot. There are still over ten weeks left in this year, and only losing a pound a week would still leave me over ten pounds lighter than I currently am when the clock strikes midnight and we welcome 2016. Two pounds a week? That's over 20 pounds and would get me well into one-derland. So there are my goals - one to two pounds on average of weight loss per week, a stronger core and back as well as just overall feeling better than I do now.
How will I get there? Well, back to me, this morning, standing in front of my collection of workout programs. While I believe it is best to follow one program from day one to day 60 or 90, I've decided to test out a different way to get my daily workout in. I am going to set up a schedule through the end of November using various routines from various programs so there is something different everyday.
I have seen other coaches and challengers do this before, but I've never personally tried it myself. I know that some people simply get bored with doing one workout program continuously, whereas others just enjoy mixing it up a bit, and others use the Beachbody on Demand library to explore all the available programs before settling on one. I'm not sure what I will think of it, but time will tell! For now, I'd better go pull out my program booklets and get started on a calendar. (Don't want to work legs twice in a row, after all!)
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