In case you’ve been wondering, yes, I’m still here. I lost 10 pounds on a second round of the Beachbody Ultimate Reset in February-March 2016! I’ve been plugging along, doing my at-home fitness workouts everyday, drinking my Shakeology, and serving others as a coach. I’ve lost 60 pounds since I started my journey with Beachbody after graduating from law school in 2010. I even wore a bikini for the first time in my life last month! I never had the confidence to do that before, and it’s all thanks to these programs and products.
What’s next? Today, I started Tony Horton’s new program called 22-Minute Hard Corps. It’s an eight-week bootcamp/military-style workout program that’s super short! Only 22 minutes a day! I’ve actually been lucky to do 22-Minute Hard Corps LIVE with Tony 3 times in the past month. We worked out together on a cruise that I went on through Beachbody (the one where I wore that bikini for the first time!) and when he came to DC earlier this month.
Today, I pushed play on Cardio 1 and Core 1. I’ve done Cardio 1 a couple of times now. It was the sneak peek of the workout available on Beachbody On Demand. I love the simplicity of the moves. The format for Cardio 1 is three rounds of seven moves (T- Jacks, Bear Crawls, Lateral Shuffle, Forward Lunge Twist, Basic Burpee, A-Skips, and Run Lunge Squats) with 22-second breaks in between each round, and a Bonus Round of 22 Bear Crawls and 22 Burpees. No equipment needed for Cardio 1. Day 1 also involves an optional Core 1 workout, which was a lot of fun! (Yes, I’m crazy and find some workouts FUN.) And it’s seriously SHORT. Like, 9 minutes short! For Core 1, Tony has you rolling around on the floor for a couple of moves, which makes you feel a little silly and smile, which helps push the workout along. There were some new abs/core moves introduced that I had never done before, even after having completed most Beachbody programs.
The verdict? I definitely got sweaty and fatigued during the 22 minutes! See:
Nutrition-wise, I probably won’t be following the 22-Minute Hard Corps nutrition plan precisely. I’ve really gotten into a groove with my nutrition and know what works for my body at this point. I’m a weekday vegan, and give myself some latitude over the weekend to enjoy some top-notch treat (or cheat) meals. it works for me. My meals today included Vegan Chocolate Shakeology for breakfast, a spinach salad for lunch (with quinoa, beans, sunflower seeds, tofu, peppers, carrots, and a little olive oil and vinegar). I had an apple as a mid-afternoon snack (I eat an apple a day like a big DORK). Dinner is TBD!
Day 1 of 22-Minute Hard Corps is history!
PS – Over the past year, I’ve converted this from a blog to more of a website. However, I’d like to keep content in the blog fresh and regular, so I’m going to try to post regularly.
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