We finished up the P90 program on February 14th…All in all it is a great program; we never missed a day and followed for the most part the 21 Day Fix Portion program. I didn’t lose the inches I did with 21 Day Fix but still improved my health so that’s the main thing.
Nov 17 Weight 164; Feb 14 153
Nov 17 Chest 41; Feb 14 39.5
Nov 17 Waist 37.5; Feb 14 35
Nov 17 Arms (R/L) 12/11 7/8; Feb 14 11/11.75
Nov 17 Legs (R/L)20/20 No change
Nov 17 Weight 128; Feb 14 118.2
Nov 17 Chest 34.25; Feb 14 32.5
Nov 17 Waist 31.5; Feb 14 27.75
Nov 17 Arms (R/L) 11.5/11.25; Feb 14 10.75/10.75
Nov 17 Legs (R/L) 23.5 / 23 1/8; Feb 14 22/22
I will say that we didn’t fully apply ourselves with having wine with meals. So I think what we might of shaped up to be if we had of fully stuck to the plan..but such is life…it’s still an improvement from where I was.
We are awaiting the arrival of 21 Day Fix Extreme; so in the meantime we are doing PiYo 😀
Since I started this journey in April 2014 I’ve lost 26.4lbs (started at 144.6) and lost 8.25″ off my stomach area…comes off slow but at least it comes off!
I managed to eat well and stay active while on our recent trip to Cuba and only gained one pound. woohoo!
As of this morning (1 week back home) I am down 20lbs since April…this is great and now toning and building muscle which I expect I would probably gain some weight. But it’s not about the number on the scale it’s about being healthy; being able to breathe when going up stairs or out for a nice walk.
This past Monday Brian and I started P90 (Sculpt) from Beachbody and so far so good…back to eating healthier and less alcohol; it takes restraint at an all-inclusive resort not to drink and eat your face off but I didn’t want to come back and start all over again so I stuck to my 30 minutes of working out or 10000 steps. Everyday we’d walk around and probably averaged 11000 steps a day…one day we even got over 18000 steps.
We worked out a few times (mostly Plyo from the 21 day fix). I think two days before we were leaving we saw another couple working out on the lawn in front of their room…awesome to see 🙂
I took my Shakeology and had that down there as well…I remember getting ice put in my shaker and the waitress curling her nose up :D.
Overall we had a great time felt good coming back and didn’t have to work too much harder to get to where were before we went on vacation.
Another thing we did was dance everyday; just picked a spot at the bar and danced when a song came on that inspired us to dance…not sure how good we were but it was fun. Even took the dancing lessons when they had them at the resort. I can’t believe that more people don’t engage in this sometimes we were the only ones on stage with the staff.
Will have more pictures in the next couple weeks of the sights of the resorts and birds as well as the catamaran excursion we did…Brian got a nice shot of a Sargent Major 🙂
We had a trip to the Dominican in April 2014 and I had been working out to Rockin’ Body and toning up losing a little bit of weight and such…but I get to Dominican and having lunch one day I had this lady ask me if I was expecting 😮 ! Then shortly after that I had a resort worker pass by me and say awe and pat my belly (I kept walking) I was totally floored (I found it a bit amusing too…I have a drink in my hand and they think I am preggo)…this happened to me all to frequently here (even work colleagues have asked) and afar…I knew this had to change.
When I got back and was back to work they were introducing a walking/cycling challenge called Global Corporate Challenge – Get the World Moving where you compete with other staff in the company as well as companies around the world. The goal really is to get off the couch and get moving around…what’s the prize (I hear this a fair bit)? umm…it’s a healthier lifestyle. I started at around 2400 steps and the weekends were almost like I was a zombie…now I am around 10000-13000 steps a day and my weekends are not usually less than 4500 steps. I started losing inches off my body it was great. Then I plateaued.
So I decided I’d try Shakeology (I kept thinking about since I got the Rockin’ Body DVDs) and use it as a meal replacement (one) which worked out well. I started to lose some more inches and a little more weight…I became a Beachbody Coach this past summer so I could start getting the Shakeology at a discount.
Shortly after I ordered the 21 day fix…then the compliments started to come shortly after (and still coming); how they can’t believe the difference in me and how tiny I am getting asking me what I am doing that I am getting this way; this is why I thought I’d write-up this post. You know what they say it takes 8 weeks before people really notice a change and even then they may be afraid to compliment you (you know not sound like hey weren’t you overweight before ;p )
I still eat many meals a day spaced apart. I have more vegetables and less carbohydrates and alcohol. Actually since I started the 21 day fix I started to eat more (following the plan they provide in the package) and lost more inches than I did with doing one meal replacement with Shakeology. FYI if you do the 21 day fix you don’t need to do Shakeology but it does help with the cravings and meal planning.
Yes Shakeology is expensive but I feel better and fitter than have been in long time. In order to afford it I work it into the grocery budget…it costs me (as a coach) around $5 a day to have the shake (purchasing the 30 day bulk bag) – we still go out for supper and have take-out but we are more alert about what we are eating/drinking. Each day I follow the meal plan (may stray a bit from time to time but then get back on it); do a 30 minute workout and walk 10000-13000 steps a day for me is about 8-10km according to my fitbit.
Not sure if the pictures tell the story in my face but since April I’ve lost my double chins; and for measurements I’ve lost about 6 inches around my belly button and another 6 around my hips. My arms and legs are more defined. Oh I and I’ve lost almost 16 lbs. I find I am happier and think more about what I eat/drink…I guess the guy patting me on the belly was the last straw and made me move on to healthier choices.
Saw this the other day…it’s a great tip!
I know you don’t need to do/buy all this to lose weight and tone up but you need to do something and this works for me right now.
If you are interested in starting any of these programs or other Beachbody programs please contact me and I’ll help you out 🙂
Anyhow that is all. Take care 🙂 SL