It’s been a long journey of doing my workouts and trying to keep my family as healthy as I can. It wasn’t always easy without the support from my husband. It is so much easier when you are both on the same page and having similar goals when it comes to your health and fitness. Don’t get me wrong, I did it for almost two years before he decided he wanted to commit to doing it with me. I heard it all from him. I don’t have time, I can’t because of my injury. But I think I stumped him when I went for a workout that is more geared towards men although I joined an all girl group that did it to and these ladies are awesome. Body beast was the workout I decided to invite my husband to because I thought it would be a good fit for him because he did just a year ago have surgery on his foot. I also want to throw out there that this blog was my husbands idea. I did not make him share his story. He wanted to share his story and I am seriously so proud of how far he has come in such a short amount of time. He use to make fun of me with my eating and now he is sitting next to me while I type this trying to create a meal plan that he can follow because he has learned that planning is essential to be successful with your nutrition. So, I am going to share some Q&A’s we had and then will go over both of our results of the program.
Q: How does it feel to have finished an entire program?
A: A sense of accomplishment. I truly look forward to working out every day now.
Q: Why do you think this time was different then previous attempts?
A: I had someone waking me up at 5:30 a.m. for the first 40+ days. That’s a great way to create a habit.
Q: Why did you commit to Body Beast?
A: It started as a commitment to my wife with a couple’s challenge group. I really don’t believe I thought about the impact it would have on me. However, life changing to say the least.
Q: What did you find most challenging about Body Beast?
A: Being consistent with diet. I still need a lot of work in that area. I found that planning out in advance was good. The weeks I planned, I nailed it. No plan, I missed it completely.
Q: What did you enjoy most about Body Beast?
A: I truly enjoyed the early morning workouts with my wife. Logistically it wasn’t the most convenient. After 11 weeks, I could look in the mirror and see some changes.
Q: What are 3 important tips you would recommend to someone starting Body Beast or any other workout program?
A:– Schedule it. (If you don’t, you won’t make it a habit) If I missed, I doubled up the next day.
— Meal plan (Plan out your nutrition weekly) I had great success when I took time to do this, don’t leave it up to chance.
— Be smart about weight your lifting. Sagi is a beast to keep up with him, you’ll get hurt. Lift what you can, and don’t give up.
Q: So now that Body Beast is over, what’s next?
A: I’m going to finish out 2014 with Body Beast. I’m just repeating phase 3. Then for 2015, I am going to pay the health and fitness forward by running my own Challenge Group. The program I am choosing is P90. I’m looking to help 1 to 3 people make some strides in their health for 2015. It’s the best way for me to say thanks to my coach for her inspiration and commitment to getting me healthy.
I just honestly want to take the time to let my husband know how proud I am of him. I know he says it was me that has gotten him where he is but it was ALL him. It was his time. He was ready and he nailed this challenge. I am proud of all of the hard work he has put in and I love that we can support each other and make sure we each have our time to get our workouts in and both have a say in our dinners for the week. It does make it more fun to have your spouse on the same page as you. Don’t get me wrong, I did it alone for over 2 years. It is just easier with the support of your significant other. I hope his story has inspired a few of you. If you are looking into getting into better shape for this coming year, fill out the form below so we can get you in a group that suits your needs.