I remember thinking that April 4th was forever away….but here I am!
I joined the Summer Strong Facebook group for 22 Minute Hard Corps a few weeks back when I had decided I would purchase the program. My Beachbody journey began in 2003-2004. Way before there was a Team Beachbody, or Shakeology, or any of those things. It was me, Power 90 and Tony Horton…..and I’m ready to party with Tony again.
I love how he has fun with all of his work outs. They’re challenging, but when I feel like I can’t do anymore he always says something that makes me laugh and then I want to push on. Sure, I take being healthy seriously. But that doesn’t mean I need to be serious when I’m getting healthy!
I took my before pictures on April 4th:
I was happy to see definition from Body Beast.* Since I once again strayed from my meal plan and overindulged on cheese, I don’t have the abs I should yet. But we all have our demons we need to wrestle. Mine live in the dairy section!
The first of the 22 Minute Hard Corps work outs I had done twice before: once when there was a preview of it on Beachbody On Demand, and once at Super Saturday this past week. It was nice that there were no surprises. The first day there is also an optional Core work out. I did that as well and really liked it. I am all about a strong core! It helps with so many other areas of our bodies. For me, it keeps my lower back from hurting as much as it should. (I broke a vertebrae in high school and it still bothers me.)
I made this video the first day. As you can see, my son photo bombed me LOL I love my kiddos!
I did the second one today. (Tuesday) It was tough! But I like a good challenge. I loved the sit up punches. (Crunch Punch!) I do them at kickboxing. For some reason I can do them easier than regular crunches or push ups, and I can feel it!!! Good stuff!
Another thing I like about this work out is that the majority of the reps are counted “1, 2, 3, 4, 5! 1, 2, 3, 4, 10! 1, 2, 3, 4, 15!” etc. For some reason starting back at one makes it seem like I haven’t done as many as I have and it fools my brain so I can push further.
It’s only been two days, but I’m looking to see what happens in the next 8 weeks. So far, it’s great! Get some!!!!!
*Results Vary and two challenging work outs at once are not for everyone. Consult your doctor before starting any work out program.