You would think with myself doing these programs that I would be great at it? Well let me tell you, that is not always the case. First off, I’m trying a New Program and instead of going through the Nutrition Plan that you get with every program, I just figured to myself that I’ve done this enough times I know what I’m doing right? WRONG, way wrong. Rule #1 never assume you know everything. By this week #4 I have done anything but lose weight, in fact, I have been gaining. Gaining so much that I’m heavier now than I have been for 2 years. I just about s*** my pant when I stepped on the scale and saw that number.
So I was getting discouraged and frustrated at the same time. Feeling like I should give up. Second guessing myself. Maybe because this program focuses on weights more than Cardio, maybe that’s my problem? I haven’t been running like I used to thanks to the weather of course, but to be completely honest I haven’t felt like running either. Feeling fat, bloated you name it. I told my hubby the other day I think I need a treadmill or an exercise bike. He replied by saying I won’t do a treadmill, but I would probably use an exercise bike. So I thought perfect!!
I went into my next phase Week4 and I was thinking to myself I had to finish this week, then start something else. This wasn’t working for me. One of my fellow coaches suggested I add 10-minute trainer which is 10 min of straight cardio. To help me feel better. I know my nutrition wasn’t great I haven’t been following the plan like I should. But I figured I knew what I was doing. Until last night I got a message from a fellow challenger and she knew I was doing the Body Beast! She asked me about my results and if I was improving. I told her NO. She asked if I was gaining weight? I told her YES!! She said she was having the same problem, so we met up this morning and talked about what changes we were feeling. Turns out that I wasn’t following the exact nutrition plan, and that is why my body doesn’t know what’s going on. I’m supposed to bulk up for the first two weeks, then cut back on carbs the last week and all that weight will start to come off because when your muscles grow they burn calories faster and you start to see the results. This girl was talking about Macros’ and other stuff , then I thought to myself, how can I coach people if I don’t do the research?
Lesson learned. I am definitely not making that mistake again. I tell you. There is never a time that learning isn’t a good thing. I’ve never pretended that I know everything, in fact quite the opposite. I’m a wife, mom, daughter, caregiver, I share my experiences to let others know that it is possible. You can reach those goals you never thought possible. I’m not a Super trainer or a doctor. But I also have had an experience of being overweight most of my adult life. I don’t look at the Super Trainers and think “OH MY GOODNESS” I’ll never be that thin. In fact, I won’t be, I’m 50 years old. What I’m working on is my health and making sure I have a happy lifestyle by both Mind, Body and Soul. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I have chosen to share my life experiences in hopes to help that person who feels like I felt and will know that it doesn’t have to be like that.
So after my great visit with my challenger, I got home looked up the nutrition plan and discovered the reason why I’m gaining and not feeling the best. The best thing is that this is what we call prep week, so I have time to focus and zone in on what plan will work for me and follow it. To the letter. So that way I can prove to myself, it can be done! We can be our own worst enemies, we don’t need others to add to it! So that’s why I tell all my challengers, that you have to do this for yourself and only yourself. Because it will get tough, and if you don’t have a big enough reason “WHY” you’ll give up. No one can make you do it, only you can make that choice. So I’m excited to see what this week and the next 4 weeks will do. I’m starting right, by having an awesome workout, even though it was early and I’m eating right too, by having a great lunch. This was a great lesson to learn, it just goes to show you can never be too old to learn. Happy Wednesday !!