Time for some honesty.
Body for Life works. It really does.
And it’s great for those that can stand doing the same thing for 12 weeks.
I completed the program, and while I didn’t following the eating perfectly (I have a really busy life, two kids, a husband, and it’s way too expensive to be preparing two different meals at every meal), I ate as healthily as I could. As close to the BFL program as I could. My results were pretty good! 16 pounds, about 13 inches gone. A lot less than I was expecting compared to others, but I also didn’t get to follow it word for word.
I did follow the workouts…and they work. Man do they work. But here’s my problem…
So. Stinking. Boring.
Now, I’m not one to knock weight lifting. In fact, I love it. I love feeling powerful during the workout and I love trembling afterward. But, when the same workout is done over, and over, and over for 12 weeks? Shoot me. Haha. I didn’t feel as much an urge to stick around after about 6 weeks. It took everything I had to do the workouts after that.
With that said, I now know that I need variety. Lots of it. And I fell back in love with running during this time, because even though it’s consistent…it’s peaceful and freeing.
I don’t know what else to say about the program, because, well, I didn’t feel a connection to it like I had hoped I would. I think people who like routine…day in and day out the same thing over and over…would like this program.
Pros: I lost weight, I’m stronger, and I lost inches.
Cons: Lacks in variety. It’s expensive to make separate meals and buy the supplements.
What I am proud of is that I finished the program. I stuck through it…and that’s the biggest success of them all!