I am officially 3 full weeks into my competition prep and finally seeing some physical changes. My total weight loss is 4lbs and I have have lost some inches in the waist and thighs. I do weekly check-ins with my coach and do not weigh myself daily. The goal is to lose body fat and not muscle so I only shoot to lose 1.5 – 3lbs per week. So far I am on track and loving the results. This prep is different from my last two because I switched coaches. The main difference is the diet and amount of cardio I am doing. I love, love, love food and prefer variety. This plan is slowly cutting all my variety out and I will eventually be eating the same thing every day. It also has me doing five 45 minute cardio sessions per week and I hate cardio. Good thing Beachbody just release Country Heat and I can get my cardio in by dancing! I am okay with the changes though because my goal is to beat the person I was before and come in leaner and stronger. To do that you have to step it up a notch and challenge yourself. You cannot spell CHALLENGE without CHANGE.
The past week has been a little bit challenging with the diet because we have been traveling. I spend 3 days in Indianapolis for my son’s AAU basketball tournament and had to watch my boys eat out each night. I packed most of my food and traveled with a huge cooler. We booked a hotel that had a gym and continental breakfast. I went with plain oatmeal and a scoop of protein powder each morning. Currently I am in Nashville for the annual Beachbody Summit. My friend that I am traveling with is also in competition prep so we packed a huge cooker of cut up veggies for the road trip and did short workouts at each rest stop along the way. (I will post links below!) Yesterday we hit up Whole Foods and stocked up on healthy groceries. I brought half of my meals with me and had my yummy pumpkin protein pancakes for breakfast the last two days. The condo has an amazing gym and this trip is going pretty well. We walked a lot, went shopping, had pool time, etc. No alcohol or partying on Broadway for us.
Here is my 3 week transformation photos and some links to all the quick workouts we did on the road trip!
3 weeks of prep and down 4lbs. Camera angle was a little off but I am liking the reduction in my waist and thighs.
This past Memorial day weekend we traveled to Cape Cod to watch my beautiful sister-in-law get married on the beach. For three nights we shared a seven bedroom house with family and friends and for one night we stayed at a hotel in Boston that had a gym. Although I did indulge on some delicious food and cocktails, overall I stayed on track with my workouts and healthy nutrition 60% of the time (breakfast and lunch). The house did not have a gym or any workout equipment so luckily I was able to stream my Beachbody on demand from my mobile device and listen with my wireless headphones. This allowed me to stay on track with most of my 22 hard-core program. I created a little extra 10 minute power burn circuit workout to top off a couple days . I got some additional cardio in by running on the beach. I’m not a huge fan of running but if you give me a beach I can run for miles.
Here are acouple video clips of some quick and effective workouts you can do from anywhere. If you want to know more about streaming hundreds of beachbody workouts from your mobile device just message me with your questions or post it in the comments.
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Short on time but need to fit in some cardio? Well, I have the perfect 20 minute high intensity workout for you that will have you sweating in no time! My favorite piece of cardio equipment at my gym is the stepmill. If your gym does not have one then I suggest cranking that treadmill up to an incline of 10 or more and work those hamstrings and glutes!