This week, I started a new (to me) program. It’s called Body Beast and it’s a bodybuilding program – straight up. This isn’t lifting weights to music, it’s like going to the weight room at the gym. The program has 12 workouts designed to get BIG results in the comfort of your home. You do need equipment for this one. I bought new fancy dumbbells for it, and also use my jump mat, an exercise ball (that’s the one I have, but I got it with this fun workout!), pull up bar (with Chin Up Max for me because I can’t do a pull up yet), and sometimes my Transfirmer as a bench. You can also use a workout bench and an EZ Curl bar, but there is always a limited equipment guy who uses dumbbells (resistance bands for the pull up bar stuff) and a ball. Had I not needed to expand my weight selection, I probably would have purchased a bar.
Sagi Kalev, who does the training in this program is straight out hilarious, and that’s added to by the fact that my DVD player assumes I need subtitles for him!
So far, I’ve done almost my first week of the Lean Beast program. There is also a Huge Beast calendar for those looking to solely add muscle, not also lean out. Ladies, there is nothing about this program that will mention you. That doesn’t mean you can’t do it! You will not get huge, you will not look like a man, you will not…I don’t know what else, but whatever you’re thinking. You WILL gain muscle, get definition, and as a side effect, feel like you are amazing. Do not fear weights!
So expect a more formal and total review of the workouts and program as I tackle it. It’s 90 days long and I have two groups (one run by me, one Body Beast specific larger group) to help me stay accountable. I decided to keep up the 21 Day Fix eating at a higher calorie level. My plan is to keep an eye on how I’m feeling and adjust that up if needed or to the plan in the Body Beast program if it’s still not fueling me.
Speaking of the 21 Day Fix, the Spanish and English programs are both on sale for September. If that’s been on your wishlist (or thinking about it list), now’s a great time. Contact me with any questions!
This week was also back to school for my cool chic! She has been having a blast with her friends after a few weeks off. I am so glad that she has fun at daycare, though I miss her so much while she’s there!!
What are you challenging yourself to take on in September? What will make this a great month for you?