Get ready for AAA!
The name of this workout stands for "Abs, Arms, and A**", and it’s a full-body workout that focuses on these key areas. It’s about 50 minutes long and uses weights, Beachbody Resistance Loops, Beachbody Strength Slides, and an optional mat for 2 sets of 15 reps.
MOTIVATION TIME: This is your first week, you’re pushing yourself hard and eating in a new way. You may be sore. That’s OK! Do some extra stretching or one of Autumn’s bonus self-care workouts—Roll & Release or Stretch & Release.
And you’re getting used to the nutrition plan. How do feel about eating around your Workout Block? Some people don’t like to eat too much before a workout; did you know that you can swap Meal Option 1 with your Pre-Workout Meal? Then just eat according to your Meal Plan for the rest of the day. Meal timing is important to fuel your body, so keep pushing forward!
Want some pre- and post-workout meal suggestions? Check these out!
Pre-Workout Meal: Scrambled eggs with sautéed spinach and olives, with a side of toast. (1 Green, 1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Orange). Make sure this matches the containers in your plan. If you have a teaspoon in this meal, you can add some ghee to your toast. Or if you get a Purple add a cup of fruit on the side.
Not a fan of savory breakfast? How about a pre-workout meal of baked butternut squash, sprinkled with cinnamon? Serve it with a side of plain Greek yogurt (2%) topped with 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut and _ cup toasted rolled oats (1 Green, 1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 tsp.). Make sure this works with your containers, and adjust amounts accordingly. If you get a teaspoon in this meal, try some melted coconut oil on your squash. If you get a Purple, sprinkle your yogurt with a cup of berries. See how easy that can be?
Post-Workout Meal: Your post-workout meal is similar to your pre-workout meal. In general, it’s Green, Red, Yellow, and a teaspoon. Depending on your plan you may get more of one of the containers. How about grilled salmon served with a side of cooked brown rice, and sautéed bok choy cooked in a teaspoon of sesame oil? (1 Green, 1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 tsp.)
If you prefer a lighter meal after your workout, you can try chopped raw kale, topped with grilled chicken, roasted sweet potato drizzled with olive oil, and balsamic vinegar (1 Green, 1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 tsp.).
Make sure to check your containers and adjust your portions correctly!