This week I will be starting the final week of the first block in Body Beast. I am working on the Lean Beast program which means that the first three weeks are Block 1: Build. This block includes a work out focusing on legs, back, biceps, chest, triceps, abs, and shoulders.
I’ve been doing a rotation of the same workouts for the past two weeks and have already seen improvement in my abilities. One of the reasons I love programs with weight lifting is because there is measurable data to see change. Each workout includes a worksheet to record the number of repetitions and the weight you are using. Recording this information each time allows me to see when I’m able to do more pushups, when I’m able to complete 8 reps with a heavy weight, and it sets a solid benchmark to keep challenging myself.
Reverse Fly (Back)
Current: 6 reps with 15 pounds
Goal: 8 reps with 15 pounds
1,1,2 Front Raise (Shoulders)
Current: 5 reps with 15 pounds
Goal: 7 reps with 15 pounds
Decline Pushups (Chest)
Current: 3 sets of 8
Goal: 3 sets of 10
December also brings MANY temptations to derail my clean nutrition. My remedy? PLANNING! This week I am trying out a new Chicken Pot Pie recipe and Clean Eating Enchiladas. How can you fall off your plan if you plan has such delicious things on it??
Check out the rest of my meal plan below:
I hope that you use this Sunday to take some time and plan and prep for your new week and new month. If you are interested in joining a challenge group to keep you motivated during this tempting time of the year, fill out the application below!