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Transformation Tuesday - 2 Weeks Into Body Beast

The one thing I always tell my challengers is "Take before pictures and measurements."
No one wants to do this. Who wants to see the way the look in just a sportsbra and shorts, frozen in time, in a photo? After all, there is a reason we start a fitness and nutrition program: whether its to lose weight, get healthier, or develop muscle, we don't really want to see the REASON for it staring us in the face!

But, I explain the photos and measurements help us on our journey. First, they motivate us. We look at the photos, reality, what we've been ignoring. Second, they give us a point to see how far we've come.

My before photos and measurements are providing me measurement and accountability of my progress for this 90 day program. After two weeks of Body Beast, I've lost 2 pounds and 2 inches overall! This might not seem like much, but I can see some changes in my body, in my abs and in my legs, and muscle weighs more than fat.

I chose Body Beast, because I want to develop more muscle and get leaner. While I loved Hammer & Chisel, I felt I needed to step up my level of weight training and train like an athlete. After only two weeks, I'm not there, yet, but I'm on my journey.

Looking at my before photos, you might be thinking "I guess she really did have some work to do, but how?" She posts about all of this healthy eating, drinks those shakes and says she exercises every day why did she look that way?"

Well, I enjoyed my summer, maybe a bit too much! This summer I stopped weight training, completed the Country Heat program, and had a few margaritas, mojitos, ice creams, and too many tastes and samplings of yummy foods. While I didn't gorge myself, I also didn't practice the 80/20 nutrition rule, where I stay on track with nutritious eating 80 percent of the time, and have a treat 20 percent of the time. 

Since starting Body Beast, I love being back on track. I LOVE strength training, and muscle development. I still have 10 weeks to go, and I can't wait to see the results every two weeks. I am feeling fit, strong, and happy! In addition to my two week physical results, I'm also seeing non-physical transformations in that I'm increasing the weight that I lift, and can keep up with all the reps in the program. With my transformation photos, I can also see some new ab definition, some shoulder and arm definition. I wouldn't be able to see this without those photos.

The program is challenging! It's taught me about supersets, giant sets, and how to increase my weight safely. Let's get real - IT'S HARD! Somedays, I'm just not motivated to workout, because I know it's going to be HARD, and I'm going to be SORE! I'm always grateful when I'm done, but especially on leg day, my legs turn to spaghetti, and they feel the workout for two days! Thank goodness for the Beachbody Performance Line. I'm using Energize (to give me that extra oomph in my workouts), Recover (30 minutes after the workout to help the muscles repair), and Recharge (taken before bed to help muscles repair during rest).

Because I'm lifting heavy and developing muscle, my nutrition has changed too. I'm focusing more on protein, and also eating with a focus on macronutrients (carbs, fats, and proteins), a whole new way of eating a balanced meal! It's challenged me to really look at the nutrients I put in my body.

Here is my meal plan for the second week:



At the same time, I still struggle with snacking and taking a bite of this or that while I'm making lunch or dinner for my family. A handful of goldfish crackers or a spoonful a mac n' cheese can add up. I'm working on it. As a coach, I still have struggles with fitness and nutrition. But, I'm choosing to overcome them.

Are you struggling with nutrition and fitness? Would you like to be more consistent? I would love to help can relate. Please fill out the application below if you would like to be considered for my next challenge group, where I provide support and accountability for you to reach your health and fitness goals.

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