8 weeks of challenging workouts, but no surprise to me. I've been working out with the Sweendoggs for 2 years now with Hybrid, Strength, Hybrid 2.0 and the daily workouts on the app. Intensity has been the name of the game for some time and I love it. That's why I've stuck around!
The challenge for me was about accountability and discipline. Coming out of a holiday season where cookies and fun family dinners were abundant (thank goodness for those things!), it was time for a reset and refocus. 8 weeks of workouts and commitment to water, protein and proper recovery.
My biggest "change" accomplishment might even be the fact that I committed to and executed week where slept in, one FULL rest day kept my macros the same and didn't go to the gym. Most people don't have a problem doing those things, but if you do then you know exactly how difficult that was for me.
Physically, sure, I lost a few pounds. 5 to be exact. love seeing some more definition in my arms and shoulders, legs and even a couple of abs showing up. I'm more impressed with the numbers that are written on paper during the daily workouts. Hitting new PRs almost WEEKLY over the last 8 weeks in every piece of the split! Back Squat PRs multiple times, ending with 250x1, Pull-ups for full sets unassisted, Deadlift pulls with ease on full body days that exceed previous 1RM and front squat PRs week after week ending with 175x2. never dreamed of hitting some of the weights that I achieved with these workouts.
Over the course of the 8 weeks, I also gained some confidence to stand my ground on an issue that has been looming. Losing an accountability buddy wasn't an easy transition, but I moved on and through! Nothing holding me back in a space where I felt like I needed to be quiet.