Oh man– this week was HARD! If you look at the calendar, the workouts the last two weeks are much more intense and you can feel it (in the best way!). This is why it is so important though to Follow Your Program’s Calendar! They are designed by amazing trainers in a specific way that builds on itself, so you have to trust the process.
I was reminded about how so often it’s the LITTLE things that we take for granted as key to our success. It’s easy to focus only on the BIG moments or decisions, but in reality, it’s your small everyday choices and behaviors that determine your results… So don’t sweat the small stuff but still take it seriously! It’s great to see improvements being made- there are these moves in Resistance 3 that are mountain squats that I couldn’t finish when I first tried them, and am able to do with the 20 lb sandbag now! Yay! You can see them at the end of this video:
At work, April is one of our busiest months, so I’m keeping our meal pretty simple and doing a lot of repeats day to day to make sure I’m staying on track. Also, I’ve been taking full advantage of my water bottle and Shakeology in the car on the go- planning ahead =Results! It keeps my sweet tooth WAY under control, keeps me full, and when I’m stuck on the free way like today I can shake it up in my car! Also, I can’t say enough about how great it is that these workouts are so short but so effective– this seriously is the best program for a busy working mom!
I really am determined to not have any treats or slip ups– this past week I did really well and can totally see the results in my abs and energy, so it’s good motivation to keep going! Meal planning and just having a goal in mind really help keep me on track. I’m loving that this plan also outlines exactly when to eat the containers as well, so it takes the guess work completely out of the picture, and I try to follow them pretty closely.
A couple tips for the program that I’ve noticed so far– do the Cold Start warm-up as often as you have time for because it REALLY helps your hamstrings– especially with all the burpees! If you don’t have time for that, you can do your ab routine as the warm-up on your cardio days. Also if you can, get the Performance line Energize and Recovery– both have helped so much in being able to push hard but also feel like I’m not dying at the end!
With all that said, here’s my meal plan for the week and as always, if you want to join my next challenge group for even more fun, just fill out the form below it! Have a great week!