Happy Tuesday! I hope you are having a fantastic week!
Back in January, I had a “come-to-Jesus” moment, and I shared it on facebook (but I can’t find it. I thought stuff was supposed to live on the internet forever?).
Basically, after getting into the best shape of my life with two rounds of 21 Day Fix Extreme (which I plan to do again soon), I got a little bit too comfortable with nutrition. I was doing Brazil Butt Lift, and combining it with some heavy weightlifting, and thought these extra calorie burns gave me license to eat whatever the H I wanted, so I did! And it showed. And I noticed it starting to show. You know how people judge the obese people on “my 700lb life” and say “You don’t get to 700lbs overnight?” Turns out, you don’t get to 143.5lbs overnight, either!
Some of it was denial – I thought “Since I am lifting heavy, it’s probably muscle!” and some of me was arrogant – “If I eat a lot now and get a little out of shape, I will have a more dramatic transformation when I do Hammer & Chisel in January!
Then when it was time to do my “befores” for Hammer + Chisel, I realized I had dug myself a deeper hole than I had imagined! And then I decided I’d need to enlist the help of the 3-Day Refresh to start! So, here are my “befores” and stats for the 3-Day Refresh that time (not as great as my first round, but still good and helped eliminate cravings!):
Pre Jan 2016 3DR:
Right arm: 12″
Left thigh: 22.5″
Right thigh: 22″
Weight in pic: 143.5 lbs (highest ever)
Right arm: 11.5″
Left thigh: 21.5″
Right thigh: 21.5″
Weight in pic clothes: 138 lbs.
To spare sharing A TON of pics, I will share a comparison I made when I was 1/2 way through Hammer & Chisel here:
That third pic was March 4th. I finished the program on April 1st, and here are my final results!
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From a weight and measurement standpoint, here you go:
Hammer + Chisel Changes:
💪 PLUS .5″ in each arm!
💪 PLUS 1.5″ in my chest!
💪 MINUS 2″ in my waist!
💪 MINUS .5″ in my hips!
💪 PLUS .5″ each thigh!
💪 MINUS 3.5lbs total…
In 60 amazing days. PLUS, I am stronger, faster, and harder to kill! 😂
I also drank Shakeology, and used Energy & Endurance to help me fuel up before the workouts! The Master’s Hammer & Chisel is on sale for April with Shakeology, or with the Performance Line. Here’s more info!
Also on sale is Beachbody on Demand with Portion Fix!
I also need to share some love of one of my coaches who is new to Beachbody and just completed 21 Day Fix for the first time with amazing results. Check out Teri, a single mother kicking Multiple Sclerosis’ booty’s transformation!
If you’d like to experience similar results, we have a group coming up starting MONDAY! It’s free to join. We’re focusing on mindset in addition to fitness and nutrition. When you read “Strong is the New Sexy,” do you think “I want that!” If so, this is for you! 😉
What makes you feel sexy?