“Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently.” – Marie Forleo
On September 23, 2019 – which is exactly 100 days from 2020 (sorry to be a buzzkill) I committed to 100 workouts through my online fitness program. I am now 21 days through my workouts so I wanted to do a brief review.
Let me first start by saying this program is not easy but I LOVE IT. Here is a little about the structure of this 100 day program:
- The workouts are broken into 5 phases (20 workouts each)
- Each workout is 20-30 mins long.
- There are 10 workouts repeated 2x in a phase and they get progressively harder as you build your strength, endurance and fitness ability.
- One of the 10 workouts is rejuvenation stretching and another is yoga, so not all workouts are intense.
- There are modifications for EVERY move.
When I first received my MM100 information in the mail it was a bit overwhelming because I had so many things on my mind. Having to understand a workout plan was just not in the cards for me. However, once I took 5 minutes to read through the tools you get (workout tracker and nutrition guide) I realized it was easy to follow and there is no thought involved. The workout tracker book has a page for every workout to keep track of the weights you used – if applicable – your commitment level and your goals or positive intentions for the day. This makes it easy to remember which workout to do next!
This program includes upper body, lower body, abs, cardio, total body cardio, total body strength, mixed martial arts, high intensity interval training, yoga and recovery. The variety helps keep you from being bored in your workouts and helps your body from plateauing. What’s great is there is no thought required. Simply follow the workouts 1-100.
What makes this program challenging is there are moves I have never heard or seen before and they are tough. For example firecracker burpees, basically a burpee where you kick your feet out in the air when in plank position and then continue with the rest of the burpee. Try these 3x (phew). The modifications definitely come in handy, although in repeating this move in just 2 workouts over the course of 3 weeks I have already seen improvement.
Each of the workouts go by so quickly because they are not just challenging they are fun. This is not my first Beachbody program, I have also done 21 day fix and 21 day fix extreme before. Each of those also have 30 minute workouts but there is something that makes them feel longer.
The best part about the program is doing it as part of an accountability group. These groups are app based and everyone is doing different programs which match their ability and fitness level but there’s joy in knowing you are not alone. Think like a private Facebook news feed, but of you posting and sharing your fitness journey, successes, struggles and even healthy recipes. On the app coaches check in with you daily and provide motivation while you track your workouts and protein shakes. Seeing all the fierce women out there in the same boat I am and showing up each day definitely gives me that extra boost to ensure I show up and get it done.
To be honest, although MM100 comes with a nutrition guide, I have not followed the nutrition guide during these past 21 days. Yes I do try to eat relatively healthy but I still enjoy my beer/wine, takeout food and restaurant meals. 🤷🏻♀️
After just 3 short weeks of participating in this program I have:
- Lost 6lbs (with the workouts alone)
- Gained strength (now able to use 10lb dumbells when I was originally using 4lb)
- Seen an improvement in my running since I began my postpartum running 2 months ago.
I love this program and the community so much that I have enrolled to be an online fitness coach and help others reach their fitness goals. I am hosting a private accountability group on October 21, 2019 and would love for you to join me on my journey while creating a fitness journey of your own.
There are many fitness programs available and I can help you tailor the plan to your availability and goals. Email me or drop me a message and I would love to discuss your fitness goals and how I can help you achieve success through consistency.
Thank you to everyone supporting me and my journey to strength. Postpartum fitness is challenging but so rewarding and doable! Stay tuned to continue following my journey.