So far I have completed the Cardio 1, Core 1 and Resistance 1 workouts for the 22 Minute Hard Corps and I am loving the program! I do not have much coordination so the simple, basic workout moves used in this program are perfect for me. The workouts are easy to follow, effective and over just when I think I might need to modify or take a break. I definitely recommend having a pull-up bar for this to get the full benefit. I put my feet in resistance bands attached to my bar so I can follow along with all the repetitions. My back is very sore after only one 22 minute resistance workout.
The first two days on the diet went pretty good but I didn’t plan my carbs very well and went over by one container. Last night I sat down with a pen while packaging my food for the day and dialed my nutrition in. Here is an example of what I ate today:
Meal 1: Oatmeal Banana Protein Bake with Chia Seeds(1 Red, 1 purple, 1 Yellow, 1 Orange)
Meal 2: Beef Stew over brown rice and spinach (1 Red, 1 Green, 1 Yellow)
Meal 3: Egg Muffins, Romaine Lettuce Salad with Bell peppers, Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar and Salsa for Dressing (2 Greens, 1 Red, 1 Blue)
Meal 4: Gala Apple and 4 tsp Almond Butter (1 Purple, 4 Oil)
Meal 5: 6 oz. Grilled Chicken Breast, Broccoli, Sweet Potato (1 1/2 Red, 1 Green, 1 Yellow)
Meal 6: 1/2 Scoop Chocolate Casein Protein powder mixed with 1/4 cup unsweetened cashew milk and decaf coffee with 1 packet stevia (1/2 Red)
Totals: 5 Red, 4 Green, 3 Yellow, 2 Purple, 1 Blue, 4 Oil, 1 Orange
I am following plan 2 for nutrition because my goal is to maintain my weight while building muscle. I think the biggest key to success is planning out your nutrition the day before. You cannot out work a bad diet and figuring out how to fit in all your colored containers is easier when done a full day at a time. It is kind of like building a puzzle.