Week one is in the books for 2017. I am going to give full disclosure of my progress for the first week of the year. I nailed the workouts. I sampled the beach body on demand during the month of December and was only able to access older programs. But, when they rolled out the all access, I was excited to give it a whirl. I paid for the year membership and couldn’t wait to try Piyo. But, to really decide on a program, I sampled Country Heat and Core De Force as well.
For every workout I completed, I put a flag sticker in my planner. To see the week filling up with stickers was a nice reminder to keep going. After all, as children we were excited to get stickers on our homework or for completing a book for the pizza hut book program. I then wrote down which workout I completed in the weekly log. I completed Piyo upper body which is only a 20 minute workout. I wasn’t sweating and I was slightly disappointed. I thought I would be aching all over after completing the workout. Turns out, it has a two day after effect. I felt the workout on Wednesday. Tuesday and Sunday (log runs Mon-Sun) I completed two different Country Heat videos. Once again, didn’t really feel the effects. I was breaking a sweat by the final 5 minutes though, so I felt good about that. Core De Force was my favorite. It was challenging and low impact. I was really feeling every muscle and could see how people were getting results with this program. I plan to use this program for the challenge that starts today.
Now, I mentioned the bad and the sweets. The food portion of this week was beyond failure. I ate just about every sweet we had in the house plus some. To give you an idea, I still had girl scout cookies from last march in my freezer. Key word there, HAD. I told myself I was not going to worry about the food until I got my workouts in a routine. It is harder to stick with a program if you make too many changes at once. On the flip side, I am being completely honest with my food log and writing down every last slice of pizza, brownie, candy, cookie and adult beverage I am consuming. Even with my ridiculous food choices, I still saw a slight improvement with how my pants were fitting (for the good) by just increasing the workouts again.
This next week I plan to continue the Core de Force workouts and starting to modify my eating habits. I used to love fruits and vegetables. But, honestly I am addicted to sugar. I look forward to reporting my progress next week!
Be confident, be fit, be you!