22 Minute Hard Corps – Week 1, Day 4

I have officially begun 22 Minute Hard Corps!!! Let me tell you, I was so excited/nervous for this program. I have never “committed” to an actual fitness program for more than 3 weeks (this is an 8 week program). I have never done hard core workouts before. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to keep up. I was soooo excited to get started on a program that I believe I can get REAL results from. And through all of that, I have finished the first four workouts already and am feeling great.

As far as the workouts go: yes they are intense. But are they doable? Absolutely! I use the modifiers a lot, but I am doing my best to stay moving the entire time. Not going to lie, there has been a few times where I didn’t do quite as many reps as them, but I know that will improve over the next few weeks and I am going to be AWESOME by the end.

I have stuck to the nutrition plan really really well so far (except for lunch yesterday was my one cheat lunch this week and I had an amazing fantastic super awesome burrito). I am not trying to jinx myself, but according to the scale I have already lost 1 pound!!! YAY! My goal for these 8 weeks is 10 pounds and/or 1 pant size. I think that is a very obtainable goal, and will get me closer to my goal weight than I have ever been. Halfway through week 1, and if I can keep this momentum going, I should definitely stay on track for that.

Here is a sample of what my days are looking like to get all my containers in:

M1: Chocalate vegan Shakeology with 4 oz. unsweetened almond milk, 4 oz. water, 2 tsp. coconut extract (1 red)

M2: 1/2 cucumber and 1/4 avocado (1 green, 1 blue)

M3: Salad with grilled chicken and avocado chipotle dressing (from the 22MHC meal plan) (1 green, 1 red, 1 orange)

M4: Nonfat greek yogurt with 1 tsp honey and strawberries and blackberries (1 red, 1 purple)

M5: Roasted chicken(tossed in olive oil) with sweet potato and broccoli (1 red, 1-2 yellow, 1 green, 1 tsp) (My dinners are different every night, but this is what I am having tonight and the rest of the meals are very similar)

Evening snack: Cup of hot tea and a piece of fruit with 1-2 tsp natural peanut butter (1 purple, 1-2 tsp)

My goal for containers is: 3 green, 2 purple, 4 red, 2 yellow, 1 blue, 1 orange, and 3 teaspoons. The above definitely keeps me satiated all day, and to be honest, I haven’t even been getting in the last evening snack of the day because I am pretty full after dinner. Either way, I don’t feel like I am not eating enough, so that is definitely a good thing! The containers make it so easy to plan my meals for the day and know exactly what to eat. I love it.

With all that being said, I am so ready to crush the rest of the week and move onto week 2 strong. #GETSOME!