workout review: body for life

by Melissa on July 19, 2011

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! :)

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