Monday, December 7, 2015

Hammer and Chisel Recap: Days 1 and 2

Today Matt and I finished up DAY TWO of Hammer and Chisel ---- and let me tell you, this whole program is shaping up to be fantastic! I think I have truly found my soul mate workout. It is like Christmas came early in our house! We purchased the program on Tuesday night --- and even though we have yet to receive our package, the program was up on Beachbody On Demand by Wednesday evening! We couldn't wait to dive into the guides and tackle this program.

Hammer and Chisel is the culmination of two rock star trainers --- Sagi Kalev and Autumn Calabrese --- who created Body Beast and The 21 Day Fix. It combines their best practices with a dialed in nutrition plan that helps achieve fantastic results. There are several plans to choose from in one, depending on what you want to achieve.

My Day One and Day Two Review:

Day One: For day one the first workout was Chisel Balance. Autumn did not disappoint in this workout --- she combined weights, balance, and some great moves to make us both burn! It was definitely tough, but it hit all of the places that Matt and I both want to get toned up! I absolutely loved the workout!

Day Two we tackled our first workout with Sagi --- Hammer Plyometrics. Now, Matt and I both experienced plyometrics when we did P90X, so we knew what we were getting into. Sagi was not messing around in this 25 minute workout. We worked HARD for that time and we were killed at the end. It was definitely hard, but we pushed through! We both know that we have to work hard (even when it's tough) to get great results!

It is safe to say that Day three (thank goodness Day four is a rest day) will be just as hard -- and you know what? That's ok! We are up for the challenge!

The Nutrition Guide

The first thing I did when I accessed the program on Beachbody On Demand was dig into the nutrition guide --- I am a total foodie at heart and I wanted to make sure I wasn't starving ;) Good news --- the nutrition guide is very similar to Autumn's 21 Day Fix. The main difference is that it does not allow for as many cheats --- after all, you are doing this program to get chiseled!

What is great is that you are able to choose which way you want to take your nutrition based on your goals. You can base your nutrition off of wanting to lose weight, tone up, or build muscle. Matt and I both would like to lose weight, but since I am nursing our little boy, I am using the meal plan to maintain my weight --- I need those extra calories! Weight loss should happen still, but I know that I need to be very focused on my diet for my milk supply.

For me, Plan B is where it is at! It is the perfect amount of food -- on some heavy cardio days, I add in an extra protein and vegetable for my milk supply. My plan is below. I am a total creature of habit and I don't mind eating the same things day after day. I make sure to buy fruit that is in season and have a stockpile of frozen fruit and veggies in the freezer.
Plan B for The Master's Hammer and Chisel

Matt is following the same meal plan as a guide, but adding more food to fit his caloric needs. Our kids? Well, our 2 1/2 year old eats the same things as us! She loves good food :)

Bottom line, this program is FANTASTIC! You can expect to get great results if you put the time and energy into your nutrition and fitness! You can expect weekly updates from me on my own progress as well as Matt's.

It is not too late to join us! I still have TWO spots open in my Challenge group! I will accept people into the grow through Wednesday the 9th. I also have a group kicking off on January 4th if it is better time frame.

Either way, fill out the application below if you are interested. I would love to work with you as you get hammered and chiseled!

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