Thursday, June 25, 2015

My Beast Journey

I started the weight-based program, Body Beast, about 3 weeks ago.  I was on the fence for a while because I don't want to get beastly looking and I thought the program was designed for men.  After doing some research, I quickly realized that this program is designed to help ANYONE build muscle and get beastly or build muscle and become lean. 

As women, we tend to shy away from the weights and gaining muscle because the number on the scale will increase.  I am ok with that.  I am ok with whatever number is on the scale because I know it doesn't define me.  Besides, the more muscle you have, the more fat you will burn :-)

My goal is to gain muscle here and there (like everywhere!) and to lower my body fat.  So far, so good.

I'm not trying to compete in any competitions, I'd just like to not jiggle so much ;-)

You do need some equipment for this program.  Dumbbells ranging in weight - I use 3 lbs to 20 lbs weights.  You also need a bench or stability ball, ez bar with weights (I use my bar from Body Pump), and a pull up bar or resistance band.  It sounds like a lot, but it really isn't much.

Ok, maybe it is. 

I'm following the Lean Beast guide and will begin Block 2 on Monday.   5 weeks:  6 days on, 1 day off.   I don't know about you, but I need accountability with all my workouts - running & home workouts.  I have 2 friends who are currently working out with The Beast and there is an amazing group on Facebook that is just for women!  Those ladies are amazingly healthy and ripped!

It's a slow process for me, but I'm getting there.

Can you see that bicep?!?!?!?

I will update you as I continue this fitness journey.  If you'd like to join me, click here.  Let's get ripped together :-)


  1. Awesome!! You are an inspiration!

    1. Thank you, Rachelle! I hope you are doing well.

  2. What an inspiration!
    You have a beautiful bicep!