|Don't get any ideas. I know he's hot!|
That's the beauty of this program. It's easy to follow. It isn't a diet, so its easy to continue incorporate the skills/ basic principles long after the 21 days.
Upon completing the program you can continue to stay in the same calorie container category or go into maintenance mode.
|I am digging the abs that are popping!|
Mike is continuing in the same category, and although I am not looking to lose weight, I am staying in the same category. However, I've decided to allow a little more flexibility with my yellow containers: wine will be allowed.
My results aren't drastic, and I am ok with that. My goal was first and foremost to complete the program. I did that. I did that pretty darn well. I did allow for a cheat 2x per week as well. (I know she says NO CHEATS... but I am human and ya know how can a girl really go to a Campaign Kick Off at Pittsburgh Winery without a teeny glass of wine?)
|Saturday Morning Internet Fit Club with my Teammates|
- Increased strength. I began the program using 5-8 pound dumbbells. I finished week 3 using 10, 12.5, and 15 lb.
- Better understanding of my portions. I know the first week I struggled with hunger. I realized quickly that drinking enough water was critical. I also realized that adjusting to eating more veggies and less carbs was just that: an adjustment
- Awareness of my eating habits. I was a chronic picker when it came to prepping food. I didn't realize how often I would just eat the crust of the peanut butter jelly sandwiches for the kiddos or grab a handful of goldfish. This helped me realize how often I actually do this!
- Working out first thing in the morning isn't difficult when you have an accountability partner!
- Katy: 2.9 LBS lost
- Mike: 11 LBS lost
As someone who has used Beachbody Programs for over two years, I have worked out with every Beachbody trainer. Here are my thoughts:
- Autumn Calabrese: is certainly a trainer who changes up the moves. You do something different everyday, so it's impossible to get bored. Your working out different muscles everyday. There is no time for boredom.30 minutes a day- DONE!
- WARNING: This is totally my personal opinion... She wears not so much clothing. Although this doesn't bother me, and after some time I didn't notice it, but it can be the tiniest bit, well, distracting.
- The Modifier: She's easy to follow, and even though it's an extreme workout, I did have to do my own modification for moves like push-ups. I did some of the push ups on my knees as my arms have been jello for 21 Days.
- Pilates: The red bands are more challenging than they appear! After three weeks I noticed a big difference in my core strength and ability to add reps using the band.
- Meal Plan: I will be honest, some of the recipes are somewhat bland. Incorporating spices to the foods helped a lot. Personally the countdown to competition was not my cup of tea. At this point, I do not think I would do it again- I enjoy flavors of food too much!
- Accountability: it matters! When following a workout like this one, having my husband do it too was a huge help. We didn't keep junk in the house which made it easier. I also knew that we could push one another to stay focused throughout the 21 Days. Also being a part of a challenge group made a HUGE difference. I checked in with my challengers daily and knew if I was ON IT, they were too!
- Favorite workout: Dirty:30. You will sweat like a beast and leave the workout room feeling like a bad ass. You work every muscle in your body to the point of pure exhaustion.
- Least favorite workout: Yoga. I prefer to see Chalene Johnson for all things Pilates and Yoga. Just a personal opinion!