Can you change your body in 14 days?

Well I'm gonna try!!!!
I have less than 3 weeks to reach my goal for my cousin's wedding. I sat down and figured I needed to do something drastic but healthy. I went back to a workout I had tried once before called the Ultimate New York Body plan. It is an intense 14 day workout and eating program created by David Kirsch. There are 4 components to the program, his workouts, additional cardio, eating, and definitely the mental aspect.

His workouts are 3 different ones. One is the Core program that works you from head to toe using, weights, a medicine ball and balance ball. It is 45 minutes long. The next is an upper routine focusing on the abs, core and back using the medicine and balance ball. It is 15 minutes long. The next is a 15 minute lower body leg and butt routine using both balls as well. All of them are in the book but I also purchased the dvd for them and there is a stretching program in the book and dvd.

The next portion is the additional cardio. He requires that you do at least 45 minutes of intense cardio. So now walking or strolling. This was hard for me because I didn't know how I would fit in his workouts, the cardio and Bikram. So I decided to go to this website and I typed in doing various cardio for 45 minutes and my Bikram yoga class. Well my Bikram blew everything out of the water coming in at over 1000 calories!!! So my plan is to do yoga on all of the days and on the days of the lower and upper, do some additional cardio.

The next part and probably the hardest is the eating. His plan is STRICT!!!! He has and A, B, C, D, E, and F of things you can not eat. A- alcohol, B- Bread, C- Starchy Carbs, D- Dairy, E- Extra Sweets, and F- Fruits and most Fats. He also recommends specific protein shakes. They must be whey, preferably cross-flow microfiltered whey protein isolate or high-quality cross-flow microfiltered whey protein concentrate. The shake should have no more than 5 grams nets carbs and 25 grams of protein. I opted for Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey chocolate shake. You eat 3 meals and 2 snacks at 3 hours apart and no eating after 7. If you workout late, you can eat but he recommends a light dinner or just a shake. He also suggests vitamins, minerals, and flaxseed oil. There are a lot of recipes in his book to help you along regarding what to eat.

The last and probably the most important part is the mental. I mean you have to be in the right frame of mind to stick with this for 14 days. In the book it starts with words of encouragement along with what workouts to complete, a suggested menu, and Excuse Buster, and a Success story of someone who went through the program. It also has space for you to write and journal how you feel. I am really going to use this portion. I will be keeping my journal on this site.

Here is how my next 14 days will look:
1) Core program, Bikram yoga
2) Upper program, additional cardio, Bikram yoga
3) Core program, Bikram yoga
4) Lower program, additional cardio, Bikram yoga
5) Upper program, additional cardio, Bikram yoga
6) Core program, Bikram yoga
7) Lower program, additional cardio, Bikram yoga
8) Core program, Bikram yoga
9) Upper program, additional cardio, Bikram yoga
10) Core program, Bikram yoga
11) Lower program, addtional cardio, Bikram yoga
12) Core program, Bikram yoga
13) Upper program, additional cardio in am and pm
14) Core program, additional cardio in am and pm

I start on Thursday. Keep me in your prayers!!! Q


Diamonds April 3, 2011 at 8:53 AM  

Oook I might have to try out that bikram yoga! Keep on going Q!

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