This is usually the point in the process where I blow it. Not the workout part- I’m good with that, it is the nutrition plan. I never held hard and fast to the plan. “BUT YOU ARE A COACH!!!!”, I hear the people scream. Yes, I am a health coach and uniquely flawed like we all are. My downfall is sticking to the plan AS IT IS WRITTEN. The last time I did the plan as it was written, (drumroll please) I lost weight. I removed 20 lbs with Focus T25. I lost 8lbs with Ultimate Reset. I lost 4 lbs with the 3 Day Refresh. The programs work if you work them.
I resolved this time to do it right. I gained back some weight through my parasite cleanse process, a story for another blog post. I need to get it off of my body because I feel sluggish and uncomfortable and it is time. So I decided to jump in with a Mega-Challenge Group and tackled 21 Day Fix Extreme. I am the participant, not the coach, so I am doing what I am told to do (just like I tell others in my groups to do) and working the plan as it is written. And it works!
I am proud to announce that I have lost 4 lbs so far in this Challenge as of the start of Day 4 weigh in. And I ate pasta last night. Because it was on the plan! People far smarter than I am have designed this to work. Not just for some people, for everyone if you work the plan as it is written.
As for the workouts- I freaking love them. Weights make me feel so Bad Ass and I have success in those 30 minutes at 5:30 in the morning. I drink my Shakeology as I am told to do and I show up at work feeling like a Rockstar. I can’t wait to see what Day 7 feels like. I’ll keep you posted (and hey- if you want to jump in and do this with me, comment, like, shoot me a message and we’ll get you set up. What do you have to lose? ).