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Now back to my Beachbody story. I decided last year that I would start Beachbody because I had been slacking a lot with going to the gym. I thought that if I could find a fitness program that I could do from home, that I would be more active. And while I was more active, there were a couple of things that I learned from this experience. Also, let me preface this by saying I tried this program to stay active and tone up, not to lose weight.
1.Commitment is Hard
This morning, I completed the Transform: 20 program led by Shaun T…who you may know from the Insanity workouts. So first of all, I already knew this was going to be challenging because I never got pass the first workout from Insanity. With the six week program, you had to complete 20 minute workouts for six days a week. I didn’t always get all six workouts completed, but I did the best I could each week. The challenging part of Transform: 20 for me was the length of the program. Six weeks is a long time to workout by yourself with little accountability. At least last year when I had a personal trainer, he held me accountable when I wasn’t pushing as hard as I could and encouraged me when I was excelling in different exercises. I think the only reason I stayed committed for the entire duration was because I tried to stay focus on the ultimate goal: to maintain a healthy body and mind.
2. I Need Variety
Everyday, the workouts had a different theme which dictated the type of exercises we would perform. However, I still felt that I could have used more variety during the program. There were times when I wanted to go to the gym and workout instead of completing that day’s workout. And while I don’t think Beachbody forbids this, there also wasn’t an option to substitute my gym workout for the program workout. Obviously, I know that I was supposed to stay committed to the program, but I wanted the option to solely focus on abs or legs or cardio.
3. Conscious Eating is Important with Beachbody
Let me be honest, I didn’t follow their meal plan. They provide lots of information about how much of each type of food you should eat depending on your weight and gender. I think they also provide meal ideas to inspire you on your fitness journey. The reason I didn’t follow the food side of the program is that they wanted us to portion out our food a specific way. I have never been someone to portion or weigh my food. I am not knocking anyone that does weigh their food, I just don’t have the patience for it. I try to make sure I am incorporating fruits and veggies into my daily diet, as well as not overeating or eating too heavy, late at night. That should count for something.
I learned so much about myself and my strength during the Transform: 20 program with Beachbody. I actually got the flu a little more than halfway through the program, and instead of counting that as a “completed” week, I finished the program out strong once I recovered from the flu. I definitely pushed myself more than I thought was imaginable, and I stayed committed to this program for over six weeks. Reflecting on my six week journey, I think I might try it again…just after I try a couple of other programs on the website.
I would recommend Beachbody and this program to those that are unable to go to the gym much during the week. When I started the program, I paid less than $200 to start. I received access to all of the Beachbody workout programs for a 1 year, a shaker bottle, pre- and post-workout shakes, weekly food planner and meal ideas, and 24/7 access to a coach. It’s definitely a lot of money, but compared to a gym membership that you may not use frequently, it’s well worth it.
If you’re interested in trying Beachbody, comment below and I can give you my coach’s contact information. She is forming a new group for individuals wanting to try another program on the website. If you’ve tried Beachbody or another fitness program, comment below, because I’m always looking for new types of workouts to incorporate into my life. Thanks for reading! And as always, make sure to like, comment, subscribe to my blog, and share this post with all of your friends and family.