Week 5, Day 3 (31 of 56)

Well, I MADE IT! I SURVIVED THE FIRST HALF OF 22 MINUTE HARD CORPS! WOOOOOOT!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 I am so beyond proud of myself. I barely made it through my first round of 21 Day Fix, and now here I am into my fifth week of this program and the feeling of commitment is unrivaled. I understand why these programs work. The accountability from my team is amazing, and I feel so proud. I do have to admit I’ve missed about 1 workout per week, but I am ok with that. My journey to health needs to make me feel happy and balanced, and if that means only working out 5 days a week vs. 6, then that is my choice. With that being said, I am not allowing myself to slack off, but rather to recover. For instance, I actually missed last night’s workouts (cardio 2 and core 2), but my tummy was upset and I just wasn’t feeling it. I woke up extra sore this morning, so honestly I think that was my body’s way of telling my brain to just chill for the night. I do notice on days that I don’t workout my nutrition slacks a little, so I may or may not have (ok, I did) overindulged in some cheese last night, but there are worse things in the world, right?! Today is just supposed to be resistance 3, but I may try to do core 2 (or a Tone It Up Bikini Series) workout as well if I can manage after resistance 3…. 😨😨😨😨😨.

Anyway, what you all have really been waiting for: my before/midway photos….

























While the changes are not extreme, I am pretty happy. Here is what I lost:

-3 pounds

-2 inches

BUT, more impressively:

– I can now do 10 pushups on my toes. I couldn’t even do 1 when I first started this program.
– I FEEL stronger, and the workouts (resistance 1 and cardio 1) are getting easier to me
– I stuck with a program for 4 WHOLE weeks and have every intention of sticking with it for the next 4 as well.

While my results aren’t stunning, I have to remember it has ONLY been 4 weeks, and I am still 3 pounds closer to my goal weight. My goals for the rest of next 4 weeks will be:
– focus more on my nutrition and stick to the nutrition plan at least 90% of the time
– eat my carbs before 3 pm
– get in EVERY single workout (double up somedays with the Tone It Up Bikini Series which started on Monday).

Also, I didn’t notice this until AFTER I had taken my photos, but the shorts I am wearing in my week 4 photos are different than the ones I wore in my before photos. The shorts in my week 4 are smaller and tighter, so perhaps if I had worn the same shorts, they would have make me look smaller?! I don’t know, but it makes me feel a little better. Either way, I still have 4 weeks left to see some more changes, and I am excited for when that does.