My CORE DE FORCE Results

So I am officially FINISHED with CORE DE FORCE! Woo hoo! I have enjoyed this program so much. I always looked forward to it each day because it is just FUN. πŸ˜€

This program is only 30 days, which is awesome because sometimes the thought of committing to a 90 day program is a bit overwhelming. This is perfect because it’s short and effective.

I lost 12 pounds and 12.5 inches during the 30 days, including 3 inches from my waist and a whopping 4.5 from my hips! 😍I dropped a pants size as well! It feels so amazing to be getting healthy and getting closer to my goals. I am so excited to move onto another program, FOCUS T25 starting today.

My next Challenge Group will be starting on May 22, and it will be a 4 week “Countdown to Summer”. 🏝The ladies in my current challenge group are doing absolutely AWESOME and are already seeing results. If you are looking for a fun group where you can gain support and accountability, please consider joining my group on May 22. We will all work toward our goals. The countdown to summer is ON, y’all! What will you get?

– 30 Minute workouts from the privacy of your own home
– Recipes, meal plans, and a portion control system
– Motivation, support, encouragement, and accountability in a private free app.

And (this is SO exciting!) 😍 there is a BRAND new workout program that is debuting on May 16th! It is called YOUv2 and is a fun and easy way for beginners to get moving! It is perfect for someone who is brand new to exercise and trust me y’all, it is going to be SUCH a fun program filled with party songs from the 80s and 90s! πŸ‘

Also, there is still an awesome promotion going on right now, so you won’t want to miss it!

If you are interested in joining me, comment “Interested” below or shoot me an email at cardioandkids@gmail.com ❀❀

Over Halfway Done With CORE DE FORCE

Check out how many calories I burned doing CORE DE FORCE HERE!

I did it! I am (actually MORE than) halfway done with CORE DE FORCE. Today is day 20 out of 30 for me. I know you are all wondering how much weight I have lost. Well, I have lost…. wait for it… TEN POUNDS! Yes guys, you read that right. I have lost 10 pounds with CORE DE FORCE in just 20 days. That’s nuts right? This program WORKS! My husband has lost 10 as well and his pants are literally falling off of him as he walks. Like down to his ankles. It’s quite funny. I laughed.

But the CORE in CORE DE FORCE is quite an accurate name for this program. It really works your core. Out of all parts of my body, I’m noticing the biggest improvement in my belly. I’m actually seeing abs. They are still beneath some fat, but I’m starting to see lines there that weren’t there before. It’s so amazing to see. I’m so excited and a little nervous to take my after pictures and measurements. I know I will have a difference, I’m just hoping it’s as good as I want it to be. I’m excited to take my husbands after pictures as well. He said I could share them, so that’s going to be fun. πŸ™‚

I’ve really loved this program so much. The moves are awesome. They don’t get boring because you change it up so much. I think I’ve done all of the workouts now, and they are all so amazing. Some of them I have had to modify (I’m looking at you, Sphinx Blasters!), but I am surprising myself at how strong I am and what I can do. And I bet you will surprise yourself too!

One thing I’ve noticed is that, sometimes I feel like I can’t push any more, or I’m about to drop a move and move on to the modification… it’s not really my BODY that CAN’T do it, it’s my MIND that DOESN’T WANT to do it any more. Literally if I just SHUT my brain off for a minute and tell myself I CAN keep going, I DO! It’s amazing. Your body is strong. Your body can be stronger than your mind at times. Our minds will want to quit, but our bodies can actually keep going.

Try it. Tell your brain to shut up and let your body do the work. Let me know how it goes. πŸ™‚

Don’t Wait for “Monday” to Start Your Diet- Just Start Now!

This is something I have to tell myself. A LOT. So I thought I might share with you all.

Don’t wait for Monday. Don’t wait. Do it NOW. I used to say, “I’m going to start Monday. I’ll start my “diet” then.” Don’t do that. Start now. When you wait you are wasting precious time and it means you probably won’t be as serious with it if you think you can put it off. Once you decide you want to change, THAT is your start. THAT is when you begin. I cannot count the number of “Last meals” I have had.

“Oh yeah, I’ll start on Monday, so this weekend I’m gonna go all out and eat everything because Monday it’s ON!”

And every time, by Tuesday, I’m back to my old ways and heavier than before. Don’t do that.

Start now!

If you get off track, if you have a bad meal, if you have a bad day, that does NOT ruin EVERYTHING! It just doesn’t guys. Shake yourself off and keep going. Don’t say you’ll start again MONDAY or you’ll start again tomorrow! Start again now.

It’s constantly recommitting, it’s constantly making mistakes maybe, but continuing no matter what.

I’m so excited about my 30 Day challenge group starting on May 1st and the great people joining! I can’t wait to see our progress over the next month! Β If YOU would like to join, comment below, or shoot me an email at cardioandkids@gmail.com I would love for you to join us!

Core De Force: Day 4

Check out how many calories I burned doing CORE DE FORCE HERE!
Y’all. So today was day 4 of Core de Force. Power Sculpt. It. Was. Brutal. I mean. I actually thought I might die.

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?

Core de Force: Day 2

 

Shakeology to start the day
Shakeology to start the day.

Check out the calories I burned during CORE DE FORCE HERE!

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.

Midday coffee while doing school
Midday coffee while doing school

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!

How was your workout today?