This will not be the most amazing fitness transformation you’ve ever seen. Let’s just get that on the table from the start. What this will be, however, is an accurate look at my first 6 weeks on the best fitness program I’ve ever tried. And I’ve tried a LOT.
Here is the quick backstory for all of you newbies. I grew up an athlete playing too many sports to name but tennis and soccer religiously. In college I was on the dance team and was in killer shape thanks to the 30+ hours of practices, games and workouts a week. Post college I’ve dabbled in every fad workout known to man. P90X, Insanity, BBG, Tone It Up, 30 Day Shred, Tracy Anderson, you name it. Every single time I try a new workout I end up getting so dang bored. I’ve thought about buying a personal trainer but honestly I don’t want to pay that kind of money and even more honestly I doubt I would be able to find one I would want to hang out with day in and day out much less trust to overhaul my body.
A few months ago I came across the Faster Way To Fat Loss from a couple of my blogging friends and paid attention from a distance for some time. Meanwhile I got in really great shape last spring and lost my remaining stubborn baby fat only to slowly gain it back over the course of the summer. That’s been my life really. I know how to work out, I know how to deprive myself of certain foods and do cardio and lift to get lean. I’m just too damn tired to put in that much effort day in and day out and I eventually creep back up because since turning 30 and having two kids close together in age my metabolism has gone to crap. I swear I can look at a hamburger and gain 3 pounds. That’s why I finally decided to give this program a go.
Why I Love Faster Way To Fat Loss
What ultimately drew me to The Faster Way To Fat Loss is that it is a program aimed at teaching your body to become a better fat burner and increasing your metabolism. And get this, you actually get to eat. And not just eat, you get to eat carbs! ALOT of carbs. This program is all about learning to eat the right foods, at the right times and for the right reasons.
It’s flexible too! Meaning you can cheat and not fall off the wagon. One of the things that is big with Faster Way To Fat Loss is that it is all about progress and not perfection and if you make a mistake just let it go and stay on track with the program. If you have a cheat meal or a cheat day it’s ok and you haven’t failed on day 28 or 30 or anything like that. It’s also flexible and you can switch around the days and workouts as you need! Don’t have a gym membership? No worries there is an at-home plan. Don’t know how to lift? Don’t worry you get videos and instructions for every move and there is a beginner track as well!
The best part about this program though is what it teaches you about food and about your body. You fast every am through breakfast (don’t worry you can drink coffee and tea) and through this you not only burn fat but you also learn to really listen to your body and your hunger levels. Yes you track your macronutrients (carbs, fats and proteins) but there is an app that does all of that for you! If you want to know more check out this Q&A post because I’ve added a few more answers to some of your questions.
You Win Some You Lose Some
Before I get to the results I want to chat about what this realistically looked like for me. We started after Thanksgiving which means I kept up with the program through Zach’s birthday, going to the ACC championship, a trip to Charleston, Christmas parties, Christmas and a NYE trip to New Orleans. And I didn’t give it 100% effort either. I would give myself a solid B for the workouts because I missed maybe 1 of those here and there and for the most part finished them all. However, when it comes to nutrition I would give myself a solid C minus. I ate cake for Zach’s bday, ate everything in Charleston, enjoyed my favorite family treats on Christmas and yes, even ate fried oysters and, gasp, pasta in New Orleans. I did enjoy all of that in moderation and I absolutely kept up with the intermittent fasting and macro-tracking. I’m just saying all in all I didn’t eat the cleanest foods or put in the best A+ effort. But you know what? I kept on keeping on. And I made it through all of that without gaining weight.
In fact I lost weight. I’m not going to tell you how much weight because it doesn’t matter to me and it shouldn’t matter to you either. If you want to do this program you should do it because you want to get healthier, stronger, leaner, tighter and lose inches. After all can’t we all agree that the scale is a liar?!? I personally can lose like 5 pounds overnight or gain 3 pounds after one meal. The way in which my body fluctuates with water weight is unbelievable and honestly I didn’t step on the scale until after the 6 weeks and after I measured myself. And here are those measurements. I think they paint a much better picture of what actually happened with my body.
MY FASTER WAY TO FAT LOSS RESULTS
Measurements taken from day 1 to the last day of the 6 weeks:
Boobs – Lost 1/2 an inch (Let’s hope from the excess bra bulge I still have thanks to being huge from pregnancy)
Waist – Lost 1 inch (This is measured at the smallest part of my natural waist)
Belly – Lost 1.5 inches (This is what I’m most excited about bc it’s the area I affectionately call my “mom pooch”)
Butt – Lost 1.5 inches (And only 37 more to go. JK my booty isn’t going anywhere and I don’t want it to!)
Upper Thigh – Lost 1/2 an inch
Lower Thigh – Lost 1/2 an inch
Arm – Lost 1 inch
So that is a total of 6.5 inches all around my body with Faster Way to Fat Loss. Not to bad if I do say so myself!! My shoulders are getting more toned, I’m losing fat on my arms, my waist is getting leaner, my butt and thighs smaller and the best part is I’m feeling great about it! I love looking in the mirror at the gym and starting to see muscle definition. I’m up and working out before dawn for the first time in my entire life. I’m so excited to try and get better about my food choices and the intensity of my workouts every day. I’ve stopped beating myself up for enjoying a cheat meal and ultimately don’t want to cheat as much any more. Most of all I am actually looking forward to another round. I love that the workouts change every day and that I essentially have a personal trainer that fits into my lifestyle and budget. It is seriously the best and worth every penny even if you do it once because you will have a 6-week fitness plan you could repeat over and over again.