So, in a little bit of a self-induced panic, last week I signed up to Joe (@thebodycoach)’s 90 Day Plan. It arrived into my inbox mid-afternoon yesterday.
Having had a very quick read through (while using the free wifi in McDonalds lol) I thought I’d share a few of my initial thoughts and first impressions on what I’ve forced myself into.
I’m actually really impressed if I’m honest. Obviously I haven’t actually started yet so we’ll see what happens, but the detail that the plan goes into is astonishing. The pack for Cycle One alone is 100 pages long! In it Joe explains all sorts of problems with current diet culture, outlines some of the health and fitness buzzwords, explains full nutrition AND numerous different HIIT workouts (+loads more!) and I’m actually a tad overwhelmed!
(Can we just pause to say what we’ve all been thinking? ‘DAAYYMMMMN! Bonjour Monsieur!’)
The plan basically consists of a diet plan/recipes and workout schedule/ideas. Pretty simple stuff but boy oh boy is there a lot to do. It looks like tomorrow I’ll be spending the whole afternoon writing up a massive shopping list and exercise plan for myself (which I’m actually really excited about, and love doing!) I’m also going to have to give the paperwork another read because, as I say, 100 pages!!!
Meals seem pretty simple enough, carbs after workouts, reduced carbs before. Protein and fats are on top, carbs are a bit less useful, etc. One thing to point out is that its not a no carb diet like Atkins or any rubbish like that. I mean, people have died doing no carb. Died. I am not down for that.
I think the hardest thing for me will be the workouts. While 4/5 25 min sessions a week isn’t actually that big, because I’m now in Paris I don’t have a gym set up yet. This is super high on my list, but so is finding friends, so we’ll see. Until then it’s looking like I’ll be doing a few burpee sessions in the Luxembourg Gardens, with all the other crazy fit people doing mad things like skipping for hours, and a lot of Tai Chi.
I’m really pleased that I signed up for this plan, to be honest. I needed something to kick me into shape properly and not restrict me like all my previous attempts at being ‘healthy’. I’m really excited for what’s to come!
As always, I’ll keep you posted!