I wanted to share my results from Beachbody’s Shift Shop program. I followed a pescatarian nutrition plan and stuck to their nutrition for 3 weeks (there was a 24 hour period where I feel off the wagon… I’m human!).
I met the co-creator of Shift Shop, Chris Downing, right before I started and he was such an inspiration. There I am…. right in the back. It was such a fun experience and I was SO sore from working out live with him. If you ever get the opportunity… do it!
I did every single workout streaming from their on demand platform… which if you’ve never heard of… email me immediately (email@example.com). It’s the best things ever. Literally, thousands of workouts at your fingertips so you can never be bored with working out! No more excuses folks!
I know that is what you’re here for and I was BLOWN away by mine. Not just physically but the mental shift was probably the greatest transformation. Obviously, there is no picture to properly display but just know that mentally I felt stronger than I have in a long long time.
Stats: I lost 9.2 pounds and 10 inches in those 3 weeks!
Other transformations of note: I had no sugar cravings, my mental clarity was at an all time high, my energy was up, I was sleeping better and my confidence was sky high! My clothes fit better and I gained the ability to do 3 full pushups on my toes and a minute of burpees! The biggest transformation though… after 2 years I finally feel like ME again!! Tell me that alone isn’t worth it?!!?
What equipment do you need?
You need weights (sorry, no bands!) and Beachbody’s agility markers. Which I used post it notes or paper plates for my markers. Not the best, but it worked. Many people in my coaches group wrote on their markers, put a before or after photo on them or put their affirmation/reason why on their markers so it was a constant reminder to them. I loved this idea and will share mine below. I will add, I changed my says a lot depending on my mood and what I needed to hear. Either way, this worked! I found myself repeating this to myself out loud as I worked out and throughout my day. Genius!
So, they weren’t perfect, but they worked!
What is the meal plan like?
It uses the fix containers, so if you’re used to those you’ll have an easy time adapting. Each week it tweaks your nutrition a little. They slowly decrease your carbs (your yellow containers) and increase your protein and greens (green and red containers). By week 3 you have NO yellows, yes, you read that right. No yellows. But before you get scared and start that negative, “I can’t do that” talk. Hear my out. You are fueling your body with what it needs. It’s not a low carb/keto diet! You’ll be drinking shakeology and plenty of carbs from other foods but you’ll be eliminating grains and starchy carbs. They also eliminate beans at week 2 but in the nutrition plan, it does say you can stick to week 1 if you’re having a hard time. Don’t get too excited though… still not grains!
Below is my actual meal plan. I’m a pescatarian so I never thought in a million years this nutrition plan would work for me. It did. It’s similar to eating at the top of the 21 day fix food categories all while eliminating your yellow. Sounds fun… right? I shared my entire 3 week meal plan with my members as well as the shopping list and recipes. It’s that easy, guys!
Here’s where it gets interesting…. here’s where the brain fog goes away and you’re left feeling like a million bucks (for lack of a better term). I really don’t know how else to describe it. It’s 3 weeks people…. 3 weeks and you’ll be where you want to be mentally to feel your best and either jump start or finish your fitness journey!
They’re tough. You work out for 6 days a week, with day 7 being an optional stretch day.
Week 1, eases you into it. 25 minute workout with a 3 minute cool down at the end. You alternate days of cardio and strength days repeating the same 2 workouts.
Week 2, things ramp up. 35 minute workouts with 3 minute cool down at the end. You start to put the moves together and make them harder.
Week 3, you’re going full throttle, 45 minute workouts with 3 minute cool down at the end. You’re seriously going all out!
I was nervous about the 45 minute workouts but it was only for a week… and I did it! I was waking up at 5am to push play but it helped me get over some mental barriers.
The workouts are great and keep you moving. He does give you natural breaks as he explains the next moves and there is a modifier (plus he explains how to do the modified move).
Who would I recommend this program to?
Definitely, someone who is not a beginner! While they advertise it for such, I had a hard time keeping up with the moves and felt uncoordinated. I took my time, focused on my form and kept moving. If you like weights and you like cardio, this is a great program for you. If you need to to get “back into the game”, this is the program for you. If you want to commit to yourself, this is your program. If you want to make a mental shift and a physical shift… this is for you!
How do I order it?
Reach out to your coach! If you don’t have one, hit me up (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I can get you started off right! If you have questions please feel free to email me, no pressure, this program isn’t for everyone but it might be what you need!