So I’m several weeks late updating my results. But you know life happens. I finished the 12 weeks and final picks are at the end. Keep in mind this is just the beginning. I have a long way to go, but seeing a change is the best motivation ever to keep going.
Back in June, right as summer was starting, I quit my gym. Probably not the best time to quit the gym, seeing it’s bathing suit season and I still have toddler weight that is clingier than my actual toddler. But schedules and life were getting too hard to do it all. My hour CrossFit workout with warm up and cool down plus chats with the ladies then my commute ended up taking 3 hours of my day. As a work at home momma with no childcare, those 3 hours are precious and I can’t commit that much time to my workout.
After searching high and low for something I could do at home, I found BodyBoss Method also referred to as the Anytime, Anywhere Workout. I have partnered with them to introduce you all to this amazing workout concept. Not to mention, this 12-week program is 1/9th of the cost of my old gym membership for the same amount of time. Yes, you read that correctly. This costs less than a pair of shoes at the Nordstrom Sale or a girls night out and the benefits will far outweigh those things.
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12 weeks for the Ultimate Body
Read that again. Yes! I am literally panting on the floor after 24 mins of High-Intensity Circuits* and it beats going outside without a plan and flipping through Pinterest for something to do last minute. I’m not going to bore you with the methodology and reasoning behind working different muscle groups together for the best results, but I can tell you they know their stuff. They focus on these four types of movements you can come to expect and love:
Bodyweight Resistance Exercises
Bodyweight resistance exercises are simple, effective and free. No tricky equipment or weights are required as you use your own bodyweight as the sole form of resistance. These exercises help you strengthen your body and improve balance and flexibility. They are an excellent, all-over workout and can be done anytime, anywhere.
Plyometric Exercises (Jump Training)
Plyometrics, also known as jump training or plyos, are explosive exercises designed to build strength, speed, and coordination. In moves such as these, your muscles need to exert dynamic bursts of maximum force, over and over. The Body Boss Method incorporates plyos to help you preserve and build lean body mass, keeping your muscles toned and power-packed.
Cardio or aerobic exercise relies on the heart to shuttle oxygen to your muscles and raises your heart rate for an extended period. It is typically performed at a moderate intensity, to enable the activity to be sustained. Cardio exercises are included in many of the HIIT circuits to help the body recovery and keep the heart pumping between the other more intensive exercises.
Unilateral exercises work one side of the body at a time and are ideal for improving balance and evening out any strength inconsistencies. You might not know whether you favor your left or right side, but this kind of training will quickly reveal the truth!
And I am going to let you all in on a little secret. But don’t tell anyone. Want to know what separates them from the competition (is there even competition?)
The Secret Sauce
The biggest benefit of the Body Boss over other workouts lies in the afterburn effect, or what we call, the #BossEffect. After completing a BodyBoss workout, you’ll continue to burn calories for hours as the body completes a range of functions to recover from the intense exercise. You can expect to burn 100 calories or more after your workout has finished, so you will burn fat even while you sleep!
I took a before picture and I am going to share it here along with my 2-week results as well then again at the end of 12 weeks of following the program. This is truly one of the most terrifying things I have ever done, in life. Seriously. We all know nothing on the internet dies.
I opted for the online-only version and I take my computer out with me to my garage where most workouts happen if not in my living room surrounded by chaos. I love the interactive guide that allows you to hover over the exercise and see an example without ever leaving the page. So if I am unfamiliar with a movement because this is not what I am used to I can quickly learn the correct way to do it. Basically, I have my own trainer. Another thing I love about it is it includes a warm-up and a cool down. Now that I am in my mid-30s I have a harder time getting moving and need that warm-up, but when I program my own workouts I typically jump right in and that’s never a good idea.
Full disclosure I hate when people don’t smile in the before picture and here I am not smiling. I think I was planning on cutting off my head.
Please let me know if you join so we can be into this together and support each other.
All in all, I lost close to 15 lbs which for a slow loser like myself that is amazing. More importantly, my muscle mass increased as well as my endurance. Clearly belly fat is my issue and I know for a fact I was sucking in with all my might in that first picture so that is what I am most happy about.