I’ve been chatting a lot about TRIM Bootcamp on social media lately. Now that fall is here and I’m settling back into my routine, I’m getting focused on my diet and exercise. I did TRIM on and off all summer long! I’ll be the first to admit that I would fall off the wagon during travels, oops! I chalk it up to living my best newlywed life! BUT I have always stuck with Intermittent Fasting and that has helped me keep a lot of the pesky pounds off! When I was traveling a lot, it was difficult to get the workouts in. But because I stuck with IF all summer, I was able to hop back into the routine on the weeks that I was home and able to workout.
My point in all of this is– 1) being honest and transparent with y’all about my TRIM journey and 2) that you don’t have to do it perfectly to see results! I gave it probably 65% percent, which I’m not super proud of but #life, and I still saw results. The biggest part of it was that I never let the week before effect the current week. Just because I was traveling last week and indulging in all the things, didn’t mean I wasn’t working hard at it when I got home this week. Giving yourself a little grace in all of life is important, but especially when forming new habits.
I covered WHAT I EAT IN A DAY last week and you can read about it , so I wanted to compliment that post with HOW I WORKOUT *when I’m home*. I have been obsessed with Pure Barre since I was in college (even worked at our studio in Lex for awhile), so I’m excited to get back into the routine of attending classes and adding it into my TRIM Bootcamp routine. That’s the other great thing about this program, it’s really flexible and can be super personalized. I worked with Val on which days would be good to add in a Pure Barre class to maximize results based on diet and activity.
I have under-eaten and over worked out my entire teenage and adult life, which is why my results have been slow or stopped completely. I thought everyday needed to be low carb or low fat or low calorie or low something in order for the workouts to be successful… and that’s just not the truth. Carb cycling and counting your macros is SOOO important in order to see maximum results, and TRIM teaches you how to lean into this and utilize it in your life and for your health!
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So here are a few of the most common questions I’ve gotten about the program:
WHAT IS TRIM?
You can check it out HERE and learn more about the seven week program, but this is a little bit from their site:
“Through the T.R.I.M. Program, you’ll learn how to fuel your body effectively to maintain optimal energy levels throughout the day. You will teach your body to burn fat naturally. You will be given the tools you need to restructure and repair your metabolic system and increase your metabolism. You will improve your hormone levels so you feel satiated. You will learn how to workout in a smart, effective and efficient way. You will leave the T.R.I.M. Program feeling leaner, stronger, healthier, and more energetic than you’ve ever felt before. You will leave the program with the tools you need to feel that way for life!”
CAN YOU EAT OUT DURING THE PROGRAM?
Yes– there is a dining out guide you can buy, in addition to the program. BUT even without the guide, you will lean how to order and how to make sure your meal fits into your macros for the day– at home and out. My best advice is to PLAN ahead: if you know you’re going out to dinner that night, keep your macros tight throughout the day so you know exactly what you can afford in your macros that night. But at the end of the day, life happens and its important not to get hard on yourself and give up after your first mistake… give yourself some grace throughout this program!
WILL I DIE IF I HAVENT WORKED OUT RECENTLY?
No– there is a beginners guide to the program that you can start out with and work your way into the regular workouts. I definitely wouldn’t open up the workout for the day and say its too hard and not do it! Give it your best shot and try what you can, you’ll feel better once you did and you’ll only get better!
WHAT CAN I COOK AT HOME FOR MY FAMILY?
Yes– when I cook at home I make sure I have plenty of options. I always do protein and veggies for myself on low cab days and I’ll add a grain for regular macro days and a starch for S. We eat pretty healthy at home, but S isn’t one to diet so I make sure I have a side option for him like potatoes or white rice. If you have kids, same would go for them– make sure the base of the meal is something you can eat too (so you’re not cooking two different meals) and then cook them up a few sides that they’ll enjoy.
DO I NEED A GYM MEMBERSHIP?
No– there is an at home version of the workouts (which is what I do). All I need is hand weights, kettlebells and resistance bands!
CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL DURING THE SEVEN WEEKS?
Yes– probably not on low carb days (which is like twice a week) but on regular days you definitely can if it fits in your macros. So on a Friday when you know you’re going to be out with friends and want a drink, adjust your diet leading up to the night and make sure you can fit that drink(s) in your macros. As for your fasting, I would hold off from eating until maybe 1 or 2 the next day to make sure you get close to your 16 hour fast period. When all else fails, ENJOY yourself and get back on track tomorrow. 80/20 y’all.
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK IF I TRAVEL OFTEN?
Easily– just try and pack plenty of snacks from home so you won’t be tempted to indulge and stick to your fasting period, even if you can’t get the workouts in.