Over the weekend I completed Phase I of Thrive90! Yay! I was wondering if I’d make it. I seemed to start out really motivated during the first week or two, but life happened in week three and we had colds, allergic reactions, and bronchitis. My son and I were both under the weather. But I persevered and did not neglect one day of my exercises – I was grateful for the days of rest though. I did four weeks of Core Blast, HIIT Squat Walks, Strength Circuit, and Cardio. Not only am I still alive, but I am smaller than I was four weeks ago! “The proof is in the pudding,” they say.
So, here’s what I did:
- I lost five pounds
- My thighs are now 1 inch smaller
- I took an inch off my hips
- There’s one inch less around my waist
- My arms are 1.25″ more narrow
- My resting heart rate went from 78 bpm to 65 bpm
With respect to my SMART goals:
- I am on track for my goal to lose 15 pounds in the three months – five per month;
- I wanted to show improvement in three of the five fit test categories; and I showed improvement in all five! (I will still work to increase these even further during the next two Phases)
- Flexibility – I went from 3 inches over my toes to 5 inches
- Wall Squat – I went from 4 seconds to 10 seconds
- Static Plank – I went from 35 seconds to 40 seconds
- Sit-Ups – I went from zero to 4
- Push-Ups – I went from zero to one (It’s an improvement!)
I am thrilled to see all these positive changes happening! While I was a little disappointed in the number of pounds lost, I know that I made some eating mistakes; and I know that they’re not coming back.
My impressions of Thrive90 so far? It’s a great program! I’ve obviously seen positive results, but it’s more than that. I don’t have to drive anywhere; which saves me time. I don’t have to leave my children with strangers in a daycare; which allows me to be with them, and allows them to see me do something positive for my health. I don’t have to pay $25-75/month for a gym membership; which allows me to stay within my budget. The videos are easy to follow; and don’t have loud, obnoxious music in the background. All-in-all, the videos, the program itself, the email encouragement, and the extras, add up to a very positive experience ~ with positive results!
So, now it’s on to Phase II. I started that today with a new video called HIIT Mountain Climbers. If you recall, HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. In this video we did 30 seconds of a modified Mountain Climber and then took a 60 second break. I think I had to do this about eight times. I did have to stop during the last one because I was actually getting very painful blisters in each foot. The weird thing (to me) was that I really didn’t feel it in my quads and glutes as much as I thought I would. That is, I didn’t feel it right away. But it did hit me a few hours later. Now, as I sit here, I am definitely feeling it (and my toes are still screaming too). I think I should go to sleep now so they can get some rest!
See you soon with another update. If you have a moment, would mind praying for me to keep up my motivation? I appreciate it.
* Once again, the links in this post are affiliate links in an attempt to help my family earn a little extra money. We paid upfront for the program; the opinions and results are all mine.