22 Minute Hard Corps- Week One

20160304_162708One of the many things I love about Beachbody is their constant release of new and amazing programs. 3-4 new programs are released each year, keeping our exercise routines up to date and always changing!

After I completed Hammer and Chisel, I wasn’t sure I would be able to part ways and try something new. When I heard about 22 Minute Hard Corps coming out- I really wasn’t sure I could change things up. But, I learned more about the new program and instantly my mood changed! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this new program.

#1 reason: 22 MINUTE WORKOUTS!!!! No joke, from start to finish 22 minutes. Warm up to cool down- 22 minutes!! I think this is the aspect that intrigued me the most!

Reason #2- great combination of cardio and resistance training- full body- BOOTCAMP style workouts! No fluff, no easy road, no messing around- 22 minutes of straight busting butt military PT moves!!!!

After getting my hands on the program, I dove into the nutrition plan- because even though I’ve been using Beachbody programs for 9 months, I still struggle with nutrition. I struggle with staying on track on the weekends- so I need an easy to follow plan that fits into my busy schedule. This meal plan stays relatively close to that of the 21 Day Fix, with a little wiggle room. There is an easy to use calculation to determine your “calorie bracket” but no worries we do NOT count calories 🙂 You need to know your bracket to determine how many of each container you can eat! So for example, I am plan 1- so I get 3 green, 2 purple, 4 red, 2 yellow, 1 blue, 1 orange, 3 tsp. I then go through and plan out my meals according to those containers! BOOM- done and grocery list is made!! I will post my meal plan for this week later on today.. 

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Then, once the meal plan it made- the fun begins!! The workouts 🙂 I started my workouts on Wednesday- and adjusted a little so I could finish week 1 on Sunday. Monday I will start week 2!

I did my PT Fit Test on Sunday and here are my results:

18 Pushups in 1 minute (ON MY TOES!!)

30 Squat Thrusts in 1 minute (10 pounds)

10 Pull-Ups in 1 minute (with the assist band)

60 Jumping Jacks in 1 minute

1:00 minute Forearm Plank Hold

I’m not exactly looking to lose a lot of weight, 2-3 pounds maybe, but my focus is toning the mid-section and losing a few inches on the thighs 🙂 But overall, my goal is to double my results of my PT Fit Test. Really focusing on the pushups, pullups, and plank!

Here are my “before” pictures:

 

I’ve done a few different workouts in the first week- Cardio 1- Cardio 2- and Resistance 1. I wanted to share a few videos so you can get a feel for some of the moves. Don’t mind my little helper 🙂

Here are a few pictures after my workouts to show how I was “feeling” that day 🙂

Best news of all- I’m running an EXCLUSIVE test group for those that want a FIRST look at this new program!! The group will start on March 21st, 2016. If you want to hear more details click on this link to get directed to the event page https://www.facebook.com/events/846669408789314/ or email me at kyleefcooper@gmail.com with the subject line I WANT IN THE TEST GROUP.

Still need some convincing? Watch this promo video and try to tell me it doesn’t give you chills:

 

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