My Aha Moment
I had wanted to do a transformation program but I didn’t know where to start. After my husband completed Kris’ 12-week Hardcore Daily Trainer and got amazing results he asked if I wanted to join him for this 8-week challenge, so we did it together. He was a huge part of me reaching this goal. Not only were we doing this together, but he volunteered to do the meal prepping since my workday could be a bit longer.
• Fish oil
• Kaged Muscle Clean Burn
• Kaged Muscle Glutamine
• Kaged Muscle BCCA
• Whey protein powder
• Kaged Muscle Kasein
• Kaged Muscle Hydra-Charge
The PRE-KAGED was my favorite. It gave me that energy boost on the days when I needed it.
Bruno Mars – Finesse
Carrie Underwood – The Champion
Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
Foster The People – Sit Next To Me
Sia – The Greatest
My Daily Meals
Meal 1: egg whites, oats, and spinach (in pancake form)
Meal 2: cottage cheese, quinoa, and kale
Meal 3: chicken, sweet potatoes, and broccoli
Meal 4: turkey, mixed greens, and sweet peppers
Pre/post workout: PRE-KAGED + whey protein powder.
Meal 5: chicken and broccoli
Meal 6: 1 scoop Kaged Muscle Kasein
I found Kris’ daily videos that went along with the program to be very motivating. I looked forward to watching them during my morning cardio and it was good to hear him say that he also had his days when he was tired. In essence, what it taught me is that if you want it bad enough, you’ll make it happen.
On the non-training days I found the slight dip in carbs made my energy levels quite a bit lower than on training days. This was something I had to push through on the weekends. If you’re looking for a workout regimen or diet, find something that you can see yourself enjoying, because if it isn’t fun you won’t do it.
The Next Steps
After encouragement from lots of people at the gym I found myself signing up for a bodybuilding show that was less than 4 weeks out from the end of the 8-Week Hardcore Trainer Reboot Challenge! After the show I will continue to work out, but pull back the intensity a bit to give my body a chance to rest and rejuvenate.
The biggest roadblock was time, but that is when time management kicked into play. We woke up at 4 am to do our morning cardio. Since we were on the same schedule I enjoyed this aspect very much; we were able to push each other, and spend time together. We did have some social gatherings that we couldn’t attend because we were busy in the gym, but I didn’t have to stop going to everything completely because of our schedule or diet. I knew there would be more gatherings to come.