My first thought when I was like two minutes into it? Um… this is so easy. There is no way I will get results from this.
My thoughts 4 minutes into it? Oh my gosh, this is insane! I’m actually going to get results in 25 minutes a day!
Yes! 25 minutes a day! Like, who doesn’t have 25 minutes? Everyone has 25 minutes. I burned so many calories and was dripping sweat and out of breath!
And the BEST part? This morning I was so sore! I had been doing Core de Force and wasn’t really too sore any more from that, since my body was getting used to the moves. I was not prepared for being so sore this morning. But it was a happy surprise.
Everyone I talk to about this program RAVES about it. So I am committing to T25 for 10 weeks (or maybe longer) and 25 minutes a day, 5 days a week. I cannot wait to see my results from this program!
Hey guys! So last Thursday, I had my top two wisdom teeth taken out. Ouch! Needless to say, I couldn’t do any intense workout for a few days. So yesterday (Monday) was my first day back at it. So I didn’t quite finish Core de Force on time, but I am on track to finish it on Friday. I’m so excited. I have taken a few photos comparing my progress from the beginning of the program and the results are amazing. I simply cannot wait to take my official after pictures and measurements on Friday and share them with all of you!
Be sure to check out my calories burned post if you are interested in how many calories I burned doing each workout with my Fitbit Charge HR.(affiliate link) I cannot express how much I love my Fitbit. I feel completely naked without it.
My picture at the top of the post is one my husband snapped of me and my daughter on Sunday morning. I still have a little puffy cheeks going on from my surgery, but I see such a difference in my body. I’m so happy.
My husband is going to do a second round of Core De Force. He loves it that much, and has seen such amazing results. I would love to do a second round, but my goal as a Beachbody coach is to really do every single workout program Beachbody has to offer. So I am pretty sure I’m moving on to 22 Minute Hard Corps next. Not definite. But, I’m leaning towards that one. Who wouldn’t love getting their workout done in only 22 MINUTES!? Nuts, right? Right. I gotta give that one a try. And of course I’ll be blogging my way through it again.
Ordinarily, I try to workout when my little guy takes a nap. But yesterday was rough, y’all. I had so much to do that I didn’t get to start my workout until it was almost time for him to wake up. Then he woke up and came downstairs right in the middle of my workout.
He actually did a few moves with me and was really good. I was impressed. Kiddo can throw some punches. We may have a little MMA fighter on our hands. He was rocking the CORE DE FORCE.
But then kiddo tried to go all trainer beast mode on me and try to give me a little extra weight for my planks.
Yes. He’s really just trying to help me. Sweet guy. He knows mommy needs to work on her core. Y’all, 30 extra pounds on your back for planks is HARD! But it also makes me think, wow. I’ve lost like 2.5 times that much weight. Wow. How much harder would my planks be with that much weight on me. Crazy to think about. I’m so thankful my weight is going down and that I’m not giving up.
So basically, that’s how my workouts go some days. Kids climb on me. Kids yell at me to jump higher. Sometimes kids join in on the workouts. Sometimes I get to work out in peace and quiet during naptime, but sometimes, having a kid on your back for planks is just how it goes.You just gotta roll with it. You gotta embrace the crazy. And you get ‘er done.
Please comment below with how you workout with your kids around. Got any fun stories or pictures to share?
I successfully finished Week 1 of CORE DE FORCE! Yeah!!! Wow, what a great workout. I know you’re all curious about what results I had in the first week, right?
Well I’m super excited to let y’all know I lost 4 pounds during my first week. It seems crazy to me, but not so much when I consider that I really controlled my eating last week. I am also starting to see some definition in my obliques.
The workouts were challenging but fun. One thing that I really enjoy about this program is that I haven’t gotten bored. I looked over the schedule and it looks like I never will get bored. There are so many different workouts and they are so nicely spaced apart. You don’t do the same ones over and over again like in many other workout programs.
I also like that Joel and Jericho are actually doing the moves with you almost the whole time. One may walk over to another person for a minute to show you their form or something, but they quickly jump back in. And they alternate showing you the next move. So if Jericho showed you the last move, Joel will show you the next. At least that’s how it’s been up til now. I really like that. And I also wonder… how can they manage to talk while doing some of those exercises? They are in such good shape, I know that’s the answer. But I actually talked out loud today while I was doing some leg check planky type move (I’ll never remember what it’s actually called) and I really just got out a few grunts. I sounded ridiculous.
Whew. Okay so today was Day 1 of my second week of CORE DE FORCE which included TWO workouts. Today was MMA Shred and Core Kinetics. I had done MMA Shred before but not Core Kinetics. It really felt like it was ripping up my core. I’m super excited to do that one again.
My goal for this week is to really improve my nutrition. I was much better last week than usual, but want to be even better this week.
But guys! That’s SO GOOD! I was completely drenched in sweat and the moves were so different and challenging and I FELT it. I was kind of grumbling about the moves as I did them but afterwards I thought, WOW. You know what? That is really going to get results and that is what matters. Am I right?
Tomorrow is grocery day. Which is basically my favorite day of all days. Because. Food. Right? I’m excited to get some good stuff for meal prepping purposes. I usually try to keep my meal prep really boring because it’s just so much easier. So I will cook up a big batch of quinoa and a batch of peas. I will bake some fish and hard boil some eggs. Shakeology for breakfast and I’m good to go. I will literally eat the same thing for lunch and dinner every day if means my life is simpler.
But I’m thinking of trying some new recipes for a few days of my meal prep. Do you have any good ones to share?
Today was Day 2 of Core de Force for me. The name of the workout is called Dynamic Strength and it’s 47 minutes long. There was a warmup, then 12 three minute rounds, and then a cool down. Each round had three moves, each lasting a minute. It was mostly pushups (so many different pushups!), kicks, planks, balancing, and situps. Some of the moves were super challenging and I did end up following the modifier for a few of them.
I was dripping with sweat by the end of this killer workout, and my Fitbit claimed I burned 345 calories. I really enjoyed this workout because it was just so different from everything else I have done before.
Today was kind of a rough day at home with my kiddos. Sometimes homeschooling and just being home with the kids all day is exhausting. And I mean we are not literally HOME all day. We DO go out and see people and places. Just sometimes the fighting and the constant messes drive me nuts. I’m so happy to have Beachbody On Demand so that I can just stream the workouts (any workout!) wherever and whenever. I’ve been using naptime as my workout time. I put the little one down for a nap and let the big kids watch a movie or show in my room while I workout downstairs. I totally need that little bit of “me” time.
My meal prep lately has been kinda boring and I’m quite okay with that. It makes it super easy for me. Lately I’ve been doing quinoa, peas, and fish. Today I had some yummy salmon cooked with garlic and rosemary. So delicious!
Hey guys! I know there are always a lot of questions about how many calories you burn when doing an exercise program. Well, that honestly depends on so many factors. Generally the more you weigh, the more calories you will actually burn while doing any activity. The harder you push yourself during your workout will help you burn more calories. If you don’t go as hard as you know you can you will end up burning less calories. So this is not meant to tell you that you will definitely burn “X” amount of calories doing this workout. This is basically just giving you a general idea, and letting you know what I burned myself while doing this amazing program. As a reference I am 173 pounds. I am using my Fitbit Charge HR to track my calories burned. I love it and also have used a Polar FT4 and FT7 heart rate monitor. A few times I have worn the Polar and the Fitbit at the same time and it came up with almost exactly the same amount of calories burned. The Fitbit is just much more comfortable to wear, so I love using it. And as always, check with your doctor before beginning any program.
I will update this post each day with the calories burned, so keep checking back!
Core de Force
Day 1: MMA Speed (27 Minutes) 255 calories burned
Day 2: Dynamic Strength (47 Minutes) 345 calories burned
Day 3: MMA Speed (27 Minutes) 256 calories burned
Day 4: Power Sculpt (36 Minutes) 351 calories burned
Day 5: MMA Shred (37 Minutes) 328 calories burned
Day 6: Dynamic Strength (47 Minutes) 318 calories burned
Day 7: Active Recovery (21 Minutes) 99 calories burned
Day 8: MMA Shred (37 Minutes) 340 calories burned Core Kinetics (16 Minutes) 62 calories burned
Day 9: Power Sculpt (36 Minutes) 321 calories burned
Day 10: MMA Shred (37 Minutes) 357 calories burned Core Kinetics (16 Minutes) 93 calories burned
Day 11: Dynamic Strength (47 Minutes) 294 calories burned
Day 12: MMA Power (47 Minutes) 429 calories burned
Day 13: Power Sculpt (36 Minutes) 296 calories burned
Day 14: Active Recovery (21 Minutes) 145 calories burned
Day 15: MMA Power (47 Minutes) 460 calories burned Core Kinetics (16 Minutes) 68 calories burned
Day 16: Dynamic Strength (47 Minutes) 298 calories burned 5 Minute Core on the Floor (5 Minutes) 29 calories burned
Day 17: MMA Power (47 Minutes) 386 calories burned Core Kinetics (16 Minutes) 83 calories burned
Day 18: Power Sculpt (36 Minutes) 282 calories burned 5 Minute Core on the Floor (5 Minutes) 22 calories burned
Day 19: MMA Plyo (47 Minutes) 370 calories burned
Day 20: Dynamic Strength (47 Minutes) 197 calories burned 5 Minute Core on the Floor (5 Minutes) 8 calories burned
Day 21: Active Recovery (21 Minutes) 88 calories burned
Day 22: MMA Plyo (47 Minutes) 382 calories burned Core Kinetics (16 Minutes) 52 calories burned
Day 23: Power Sculpt (36 Minutes) 290 calories burned 5 Minute Core on the Floor (5 Minutes) 47 calories burned
Day 24: MMA Plyo (47 Minutes) 390 calories burned Core Kinetics (16 Minutes) 45 calories burned
Day 25: Dynamic Strength (47 Minutes) 135 calories burned 5 Minute Core on the Floor (5 Minutes) 7 calories burned
Day 26: MMA Speed (27 Minutes) 230 calories burned Core Kinetics (16 Minutes) 44 calories burned
Day 27: MMA Shred (37 Minutes) 291 calories burned Core Kinetics (16 Minutes) 56 calories burned
Day 28: Active Recovery (21 Minutes) 62 calories burned
Day 29: MMA Power (47 Minutes) 354 calories burned Core Kinetics (16 Minutes) 62 calories burned
Day 30: MMA Plyo (47 Minutes) 420 calories burned Core Kinetics (16 Minutes) 78 calories burned
Hey everyone! Some exciting news here. So I’ve been doing really well over the past year and have dropped about 40 pounds total. I have been doing a mix of running, group exercises classes at the YMCA, and Beachbody workouts at home (mostly TurboFire and Chalean Extreme). I really love the programs Beachbody offers and truly believe in them. So I decided to sign up as a Coach!
I’m so excited about this new adventure. I’m definitely not atnmy goal weight or really anywhere close to it. But I am working hard at it. I love exercise so much and really just want to encourage people to find a program they can fall in love with as well. And that’s one of the best things about Beachbody (I think) is that there is literally a program out there for everyone, no matter what your fitness level is. I would love to chat with you and help you figure out your goals and help you decide how to achieve them.
As for myself, today I started Core de Force, which is a 30-day mixed martial arts inspired program.
I absolutely loved my first day. I was dripping with sweat. My first workout was called MMA Speed and it was 27 minutes long. It was definitely intense, but of course there were modifications they show you to bring it down a notch. I burned 255 calories in just 27 minutes, which I thought was awesome. I’m going to be creating a post where I will track my calories burned each day for Core de Force, so stay tuned for that.
Have you fallen in love with any at home workout programs?
So it’s been super hard to lose weight, which it is for a lot of people. But I was doing all the right things, working out and eating at a good deficit. I should have been losing weight. I’ve basically been battling the scale for the past three years when I got pregnant. I’ve been in the 190s for the past three years. I’ve gone up and down about ten pounds, up down, up down. Over and over and the weight just wouldn’t come off.
I also am just completely exhausted all the time and can barely think. My brain feels foggy.
I went to the doctor and she checked my thyroid. It was very underactive. I got medicine to control it. It says that it can take about a month to start feeling better from the medicine. I’ve been on it for two weeks now. I don’t really feel a difference in my energy or an improvement in the brain fog yet. But I have lost 7 pounds. I don’t even know why. I’ve been exercising and eating at a deficit JUST like before, like the exact same calories and exact same exercises. But it’s finally working. The dr said that if my thyroid isn’t working right I just will not lose weight no matter what I’m doing.
I don’t want to get my hopes up but I am excited at the possibility of the medicine helping me to feel better overall and helping my metabolism to lose the weight.
Does anyone have any stories to tell about when they were diagnosed with hypothyroidism and how it affected their weight? Did you find it easier to lose weight when you started medicine for you thyroid?