I’m in my last week of Phase 1 in Body Beast and I’m loving my progress! I’m up 3 pounds from my starting weight and that brings me about 10 pounds closer to my goal weight. I’ve dropped 2% in body fat bringing me down to around 10.2-10.4% although this may not be as accurate a measure. I’ll have to get it measured again next week before I start Phase 2 just to be sure that I’m where I’m supposed to be.
This program is really pushing me to my limits. IT’S A MONSTER. Yesterday when I did the Shoulders routine, I almost completely gassed on the first Super Set/Drop Set. Maybe it was a mistake for me to go up in weight or maybe it was a bad idea that I had that Cliff Bar prior to working out but I had taken it more than an hour before my actual workout. Maybe my body was telling me that you’re getting near your breaking point and you really need to rest, which I definitely did today.
Anyway, I’m pushing through this week and pushing hard. I’ve gotten most of my groceries taken care of for the next week, planned out my meals and what exactly I’m going to cook, so next week I’m putting up food pics! I’m putting my Culinary Art degree and cooking skills to use! I also plan on getting a full hour upper body massage this weekend to get the kinks out and possibly a yoga session if I can fit it. I also have to be very careful and get as much rest in as possible since my next scheduled rest day won’t be till Aug. 3rd.
I haven’t been this dedicated to a program in awhile and I’m really loving every second of it! So to all of you pursuing the best version of yourself possible, keep pushing, trust in the process, don’t make excuses and get results. Stay true to your words and your actions. You have everything you need to succeed already built in you. Take yourself to the next level! Decide, commit, and succeed! And UNLEASH YOUR BEAST!