Here are my results for 1 round of Core De Force: 0.5″ gone from my bust, 1.5″ gone from my waist, 2.5″ gone around my bellybutton, 1.5″ gone from my hips, 1″ gone from each thigh, 0 (that’s right, zero) pounds lost! And I can do a full push up on my toes for the first time in my life! I’ve gained confidence and better posture, and I feel fantastic! All this happened as a result of working the Core De Force program to the best of my ability, and despite issues with my thyroid stemming from a 7cm nodule.
I love this program because it’s challenging to the point that at times I wondered if I’m just not in good enough shape to do this program at all, but I just stuck with it and saw progress really fast. After just 1 week I was able to do more of the moves without the modifier. By the end I was doing all the plank moves on my toes instead of my knees. I realized pretty quickly that this program is supposed to be hard, and that’s how you get results. I’m seeing real changes in my core and upper body strength. That’s because some of the workouts are just plain hard and push me further than I thought I could go. I’m pretty proud to have completed 30 days of Core De Force!
You should know it’s not just the workouts that create results. Nutrition plays a huge role in whether or not there will be visible results. I drink my Shakeology everyday (usually for breakfast with peanut butter & a banana), and I stick to the portion fix nutrition program roughly 80% of the time. For me, that means I get 4 servings of veggies, 3 servings of fruits, 4 servings of protein, 3 servings of grains, 1 serving of healthy fats, 1 serving of seeds or dressings, and 4 teaspoons of oils and nut butters everyday (or nearly everyday). The tough part with nutrition for me is not overindulging in fried food and beer too often. There’s a fantastic neighborhood tavern just up the street from my house, and I try hard to limit visits there to only once a week.
We all know if we exercise and eat right, we’ll be more fit and feel healthier, right? So why don’t we all do it all the time? I’ll tell you. The biggest piece of the puzzle for us humans is accountability and support. If we don’t have that, we won’t stick to any plan to change unhealthy habits to healthier ones. At the age of 36, I finally found the missing piece that makes me stick to my exercise and nutrition plans. I signed up as a Beachbody Coach partly for the discount, partly to see if I can help others with all this fitness and nutrition information I have in my head, and partly to create a business of my own that will someday bring me and my family financial freedom. But I’m getting something much more out of it. I have support and accountability from my team of coaches, and from all of the challengers we all help on a daily basis. No excuse seems strong enough to let any of them down, and this is the longest I’ve stuck to any fitness regimen in my life.
I’m jumping in to my next round of Core De Force tomorrow, and I’ll finish on the day I’m scheduled for thyroid surgery. If you want to try this program with me, or any other Beachbody program, check out my Challenge Group Info. There’s also a free trial of Beachbody On Demand. And nearly all Beachbody products come with a money-back guarantee of at least 30 days. So there’s no risk, and there’s the possibility you’ll change your life.