First it was not smart of me to test a workout regimen where I would be sharing my results with other people during finals. The reason being when I am stressed I am not as hungry as I typically am and also I am super busy so I have time to eat a bowl of oatmeal and maybe some bacon in the morning if I am at work and a protein shake later in the day. Now while this keeps me full because like I said stressed, it is not a healthy balanced meal and I don't recommend it to anyone. So any results that I have seen in the last week are not actually results because as soon as I am not stressed and my eating habits go back to normal chances are I won't see anything of these so called "results".
For this I sincerely apologize, it was a lack of forethought on my part I should have planned this out better however there is another reason why I don't think that this workout regimen worked. Not just because its labeled a quick fix, and I have my doubts about those anyway, but I read an article on Cosmopolitan.com where they interviewed a VS angel trainer Jason Gelband.
In this article he says
"Everyone always asks me which exercises will make you look like Candice or Romee or Jasmine. But I don't answer that because the best exercises are different for every girl. You can do the same workout as Karlie Kloss or Candice, and you still won't look like them. Everyone has their own set of exercises or movements to get in the best shape for their body."
This just puts everything to shame that the two workout videos I was doing, were trying to tell me.
And then he goes on to say
"We work with Dr. Peter D'Adamo's blood type diet, which dictates a diet based on your blood type, calcium, and iron levels. I send the girls to a nutritionist, who uses their blood tests to generate a highly individualized diet plan involving real food. My no. 1 rule for clients is this: If you train and exercise with me, you eat — no juicing, no diuretics. It's not a game where you have five carrots and a few string beans and a small yogurt. I don't do that. I'm not into quick fixes. "
Heid'nSpeak wrote a little bit on bio-individuality on how important your blood type is when you are planning your diet. Read that blog post here.
That being said I realize that we can't all afford to work one on one with a physical fitness trainer so we settle for videos but don't get discouraged if a video works really well for one person and not for you, try switching it up. And if you can swing it meet at least once with a fitness trainer and see what exercises they have you do and then do them on your own at the gym for a while if it doesn't work maybe try again.
Now here are my after pictures, I took them in the same clothes so you know that it's not a trick of my clothes being tighter/looser and affecting the photo which sometimes I wonder at. I also tried to mimic the same poses because I know that a trick of a pose can make you look more toned.
Also on Try it Out Tuesday next week I'll be talking about my acupuncture experience you probably want to come back, and come back with a link to add to the linkup!