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A Change in Plans

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!

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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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Until then,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just started my Beach Body journey as a coach as well. After all this baby weight and trying to get comfortable in my skin again it is MUCH needed in my life!

You got this girl, you are going to do awesome things!