I have officially completed week 2 of Core de Force. I wondered if it would start to lose its newness and excitement in the 2nd week, but nope! Core de Force is probably my favorite program right now. I still love that it’s 30 days (and you can do multiple rounds), incorporates cardio and strength without equipment, and is CONSTANTLY working your core without even realizing it.
Day 8: MMA Speed again + Core Kinetics. I’m loving all of the MMA workouts because each one has different punching and kicking combinations, as well as the 30 second cardio spikes. This was my first day doing Core Kinetics and it was (no surprise) a challenge! I struggle with ab workouts on the floor, but that doesn’t stop me from doing them! This one has 7 or 8 moves and then you go through and repeat them again.
Day 9: Agility Power. This was my first time doing this workout and I’m finding that agility workouts (with an agility ladder) are definitely a struggle for me. It definitely screws with my ego to have a workout that literally trips me up so much and I have to therefore slow down to finish.
Day 10: MMA Kick Butt. If I thought the other MMA workouts were a sweat fest…holy moly! I’m really loving that I got the deluxe package and have so much variety in even just the first 2 weeks alone.
Day 11: Dynamic Strength. Remember the workout last week that broke my arms? Yeah, that. But here’s the good news…I’m improving! I can feel my pushups getting stronger, even if sometimes I feel like the muscle under my armpit down my side is going to tear. That’s probably not real, right? I even asked Richard if that’s a real fear I should have. His response, “I mean…CAN it happen? Sure. Is it probable? No.” Sweet! Pushing through the pain it is, I guess.
Day 12: MMA Power. Today’s workout got done a little later, as it’s Friday and I spend my mornings drinking coffee, then FaceTiming with my parents in Italy. This was a little more of a challenge, because I’m finding that unlike other programs, I wakeup HUNGRY! Thanks, metabolism! Because I prefer to workout fasted, I was even more hungry by the time I got my workout in.
Day 13: Power Sculpt. This one has these rolling leg up things where you’re on your back with one leg up in the air, the other leg bent behind the straight leg’s knee and you roll up onto your bent knee. The first time I did this workout, it was a challenge! To start the workout with such a challenging move is a punch in the face to your ego. But today…I did it! I did it without using my hands and felt like a total badass. It’s amazing how much progress has happened in under 2 weeks!
Day 14: Active Recovery. Ahhhhhhhhhh.
Here are some of my meals from the week:
I was not PERFECT with my nutrition this week. I had a few glasses of wine throughout the week and I think went over on carbs slightly a few days but even when going out to eat, I made a healthy choice that was delicious!
Week 2 is completely done and I’m ready to nail week 3! #fightforit