Beast Mode

As you are probably well aware, I have been following along to the Body Beast program over the past few months thanks to a suggestion from Kathy. There were three different phases, and I just completed the very last phase yesterday! I stuck through the entire program, not skipping a single work out. I did take a few days off to go to the beach, but I made those work outs up when I came back.

Today, I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the program. I did not take measurements when I started. Blogger fail, I know. I did weigh myself, and unfortunately, I have not lost a single pound during the entire program. I did, however, gain a shit ton of muscle! I needed to tone up every where. I was unhappy with literally every single part of my body before starting Body Beast. Now? My arms, legs, back, and shoulders are all more muscular and toned. I actually have a lot of definition in my upper back, and I have some guns to carry around for sure! My legs have gotten a lot tighter, and starting to show signs of the wonderful, toned legs that they once were.

I am happy with my results, as I knew going into the program that it was focused on muscle and strength. It did make me realize that the only way to blast belly fat for me, is to do more cardio. I followed the lean phase and there was only one (sometimes two) cardio days each week. The cardio routine that Sagi does has you lifting weights and resting still, and I quickly realized that I needed a different cardio exercise. I usually subbed in a T-25 cardio work out on those days.

The trainer is Sagi:

Also, you get to look at guys like Nick while you lift:

So there is that…Also, I really like the bro talk back and forth. I would rather listen to that than Jillian tell me that she has 400 lb people doing jumping jacks so I can too. That shit is not motivation, Jillian.

Now that I am done with the program, I really want to focus on blasting some more fat, and really hone in on my stomach. It is the only area that didn’t get enough results with Body Beast. I am so impressed with every other part of my body after completing the program though, that I will continue to sub in the body beast work outs along with my next phase in my journey. I want to keep the muscle I built. I am a freaking beast now. I can lift way more than I could when I started. The endurance has shown in other aspects of my life. For example, I can cut our grass with no problems. (A big deal seeing as how we have a push mower and our entire yard is on a slope.)  I can lift a 25 lb of dog food and 15 bag of cat litter up our stairs at the same time. And when I flex….I actually have something to show for it.

I learned that I actually enjoy lifting weights. I thought I hated all work outs, but I really just hate cardio DVDs. I hope to eventually purchase an elliptical machine for our home, but until then, I am stuck doing cardio DVDs.

My next journey? Jillian Michael’s Body Revolution. Jillian gets on my damn nerves, but that bitch knows how to widdle my waist in to shape and kick my ass. I am going to go into the program knowing that I am a damn beast and can hang with the the bros. And keep coming back to Sagi and his beast bro talk to keep my muscles fierce.

Have you ever done Body Beast or Body Revolution? Are  you working another program right now?

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  • Reply Kristen July 31, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    cardio dvds get on my nerves! this body beast thing sounds good, though i just suck at following videos and doing them everyday. i need to do something though, i have been yo-yoing like crazy and i am nearing the weight i told myself i wouldnt get back up to 🙁 my body just doesnt bounce back like it used to. i have got to do something. i love strength but cardio is really what makes me lose weight / fat.

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph July 31, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I hate cardio and will always have a fat stomach because the most I’m willing to do is walk.

    I do love weights though and I love most that I can do them in my house, watching TV, while I look at my phone for the next prompts.

  • Reply kathy@vodka and soda July 31, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    HELLLLLL YA, BRO! GET IT, BRO!!! #doucheholebrosforlife

    the waist takes the longest. for real. it took me nearly ten months of crazy clean eating within my calorie limit and no cheating, insanity and p90x to get rid of the muffin top so i can see my abs. the eating was the trick for me. sucks but it’s true 🙁

    but you are so awesome for completing this! isn’t lifting the best? i still do body beast to this day (today i did tempo chest/tris) and also throw in p90x as well.

    if you have trails/hiking areas near you, run those. you burn at least 600cals even just hiking regular trails. if you run them, you torch even more calories.


    Vodka and Soda

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter July 31, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Abs are super hard. I think the saying is, “abs are made in the kitchen”. (Which totally sucks for me because I love to eat delicious things!)

  • Reply Brooks July 31, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    You are in beast mode – for sure! I found my stomach became flatter when I changed my diet (especially on the 21 Day Reset from Beachbody). Keep killing it girl!

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal July 31, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Body Beast is SO intriguing…
    But, I, as well, have problems committing to a dvd workout, that I have to do every day.

    Maybe I’ll get over it…
    Just give it a try.

    I am so proud of you though! Sticking it through!
    And, I’m with you and the not losing a single pound thing… it sucks, but the other accomplishments out weigh that! MUSCLE TONE ROCKS!

  • Reply Kerry July 31, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I love lifting weights!! Makes me feel so strong. Love it! Go you, for completing it and loving it!!

  • Reply Brittney July 31, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    YOU GO GIRL! All I do is cardio…I really need to incorporate different things!

  • Reply chelsea July 31, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    I feel the very same way about Jillian…WHY do you make me feel that way?!

  • Reply Tricia Coniglio July 31, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I am so happy that you hve gained some muscle and become more toned!! The number on the scale doesn’t mean anything when you have awesome results like that!

    So funny about the cardio videos- not my thing but you are right, they work!

  • Reply Biana Perez July 31, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Congrats on completing the program – I’ve actually never heard of it!! Muscle weighs more than fat – so congratulations on toning up and getting shredded (hehe) in the process!! I agree with all the other ladies – the number on the scale does not matter!!

  • Reply Amanda August 1, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Do I haaave to lift? Can’t I just be a creep at stare at guys like Nick while sitting on my ass? 🙂 ;P

  • Reply jackie August 1, 2014 at 2:41 am

    ooh this sounds awesome! right now i’m just working on toning but i know i need to do more muscle building later too. i’ve been doing different blogilates workouts at home when i don’t have time to go to the gym and my muscles are definitely SORE the next day.

  • Reply Duckie August 1, 2014 at 3:28 am

    Get it, girrrrrl! I hate all workouts…I think. I prefer fun stuff for cardio like dancing or Zumba or something.

  • Reply Krystal August 1, 2014 at 4:53 am

    I suck at working out at home. I buy the dvds but suck at it. I have to go to the gym if there is any hope for a workout!

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