Hammer and Chisel Week 1



Whenever I start a new program I spend a lot of time reading through my materials, looking at the food options, planning my meals and plotting my workouts on my schedule.  It's best to have it all sorted out before I start!  A failure to plan is a plan to fail, so they say ;).

Week one went really well!

equipment used:
mat, stability ball, 5lb and
10lb dumbbells

equipment used:
mat, 5lb dumbbell, band

equipment used:
mat, 5lb and 10lb dumbbells, band

equipment used:
mat, stability ball, 5lb, 10lb and 15lb
dumbbells, band

equipment used:
mat, stability ball, 10lb and 15lb
dumbbells, band

equipment used:
mat, stability ball, 10lb and 15lb
dumbbells, band


I started the program with 5lb weights, thinking the 10s were heavy but I pushed myself to use them.  Now by the end of the week I am using 15lb weights!  The workouts varied but focused mostly on strength and balance.  Each was between 30 and 40 minutes.  I seriously felt like a badass after each workout was complete.  This program is tough, but oh so doable.

I don't own a pullup bar, so I use a band instead, and I use a ball instead of a bench.  The first thing I noticed about this program was that using whatever equipment you have will still be enough!  Upgrade if and when you can, and go all in no matter what!

Week one was on point for nutrition as well.  I am following the same eating plan as I did during the 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme, though I am finding myself a bit hungrier with the more intense workouts this time.  I'm still playing around with my macros a bit, adding a protein during the heavier lifting days and a veggie or healthy fat on heavy cardio days.  Shakeology every day of course!

Week 2, I'll continue to watch my nutrition and will try to lift heavier!  I have some big goals with this program, so I must keep working!  <3