Day 1 of 22 Minute Hard Corps

My new program kicks off tomorrow and I am committed to pushing through my difficult areas; which usually (okay, always) revolve around following the nutrition plan as laid out! So here are my plans and I’m sticking to them!

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My workouts:

These will be done at 0500 hours. (see what I did there?) yes, there will be lots of that coming too! 😉

The workouts are just 22 minutes a day; 6 days a week. I will not be adding in additional workouts to make me “feel like I’m doing enough” either! I know many of us struggle in this area but this will only mess up with my nutritional needs and my recovery periods so as I know our programs are proven to succeed as laid out, I don’t need anything else!

*(I should note that I do teach 2 weekly gym classes but they are not counted as my workouts as I’m usually moving around and checking on other’s form and not using the weights that I would use if it was my workout alone).

So that’s taken care of. I also write down my workouts each day in my day planner like an appointment with myself. And I don’t cancel on myself EVER!!

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My Nutrition:

Now, here is where we get serious and knowing my previous struggles in this area; planning is key to my success. Knowing that this is only an 8-week program (and then I do another program based on my next goals…I never “stop” progressing and learning), I can set my mind to doing my best every meal, every day and every week until the end. Starting pics will be in tomorrow’s post. Follow me for support cuz I def need all that I can get!

I will make create more variety in my meals this challenge, than my “usual” normal plan. The reason I’ve decided to do this is because when I fall back into my “normal”; which is not “bad” in any way from the years of experience I’ve been adapting, it only keeps me in the same place. In order to make changes, much like in my workouts, I know that my foods need to shift up a bit too. Nutrition is key and so is supplementing, so my daily Shakeology and my energize boosts will be helpful to my success as I push for more.

Ready to see week 1?

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Extra Stuff:

Gotta fill up my 20# sandbag!! First…gotta get some sand! 😉


Here are my “rations”
How the meals break down based on calorie needs.
How the meals break down based on calorie needs.

Starting out on 60 Day Shred Plan

Day #2 of my 60 day shred program is under wraps! I have to say that I am actually a bit nervous and giddy about this plan and the results that I know will follow from my dedication and support from others on the same journey!

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The New Year started out as any other, full of promise and resolutions and more people on track with their workouts and food plans than ever before – yet it also makes me a bit sad because I know it will drop significantly by Valentines Day. So this surge of energy and excitement from others feels almost like false hope; year after year. And yet, I know there will be those who have begun because it was New Years; and decide to stay with it long after the multitudes decide the sacrifices of the journey isn’t worth the results.

Today’s post is dedicated to those who stick through past Valentine’s day; past Easter; past summer and past the next holiday season. I am here fighting the fight with you!

This past weekend, I took my progress pictures, I studied the nutritional program and calculated my allotted portions and foods; I scheduled in my workouts for the week and I went shopping for the foods on the grocery list to prepare some foods ahead of time when life would be busier.


Having a plan always helps us start stronger. It’s surprising how many times I thought I had planned out “well enough” only to be sidetracked by life’s happenings and kids, family stuff, etc…all threw my “plans” out the window. This time I know I am more committed because of the GOALS I have to complete this plan. I’m not in it for a half-assed success plan…I’m in this for the transformation story I can share with others because I decided to simply follow the system. And it’s a proven system!

No “extra” workouts (you know some of you are so guilty of this…and so was I! LOL), no “fudging” on foods and thinking “it’s just a little bit extra and won’t matter in the long run…”; no giving myself excuses like I did in the past; “this is too hard for me”; “I can’t eat like this, it’s too difficult and I want/need more” etc etc etc

Simply put…NO MORE EXCUSES!!!

I calculated the portions for my goals and I was a little bit confused whether to add “lean out” as my main goal or “build muscle”. I know that by doing Insanity Max:30 the last 2 months, I have definitely leaned out already…but in order to “get shredded” (I just love saying that!); should I continue to lean out? Or do I now change things up so my body responds sooner and build some muscle instead?

Ultimately, I know I’ll get amazing results but this is where I was stuck yesterday. I decided I’d try out the lower phase and followed “Plan A” eating. The foods were a bit less than I’m used to but I know the calculations are set to help us succeed where we are so I wasn’t under-eating at all. Today, I’m still considering adding the goal of “build muscle” as I am excited again to use weights from the past 2 months of just body weight and HIIT type trainings.

Here’s how I’m working it out:

Here’s how Plan A is set up, and how my meals fit the portions yesterday:

1200-1499 calories

3 Green containers, 2 Purple containers, 4 Red containers, 2 Yellow containers, 1 Blue container, 1 Orange container, 2 tsp

My Day 1:

Breakfast: 1/2 cup oats (1 yellow) , cooked with 4 egg whites (1/2 red), 1/2 banana (1 purple), 1/2 tsp peanut butter (1/2 tsp, and coffee, black

Snack: Chocolate Shakeology (1 red) blended with 1 cup water, 1 cup ice and 5 pecan halves (1/2 blue)

Lunch: 8 egg whites (1 red) scrambled with onion and squash (1 1/2 green), hot sauce, apple with cinnamon (1 purple)

Snack: 1/4 c oats (1/2 yellow), 1/2 red container greek yogurt, 1/2 tsp PB

Dinner: Salad greens/tomato (1 1/2 green) with 1/2 red container ground turkey and 1/2 blue container avocado

Snack: 1/4 c oats (1/2 yellow), 1/2 red container greek yogurt, 1/2 tsp PB, herbal tea

My workout was the Chisel Balance with Autumn and it was hard to balance!! LOL Great workout and today I’m feeling it! Choose a plan and stick to the plans and complete the program to really know how the results show up! 100% all in!

Check out these results from a 53 year old rockstar!! No excuses, ladies!!!