Since coming back to a new and different place with a heavier schedule and a smaller gym, I wanted a program that I could focus on and would challenge me. I do pretty well with programmed workouts because I have a finite amount of exercises and my guilt is really strong if I miss a workout or short myself during it.
I’ve been a follower of Ashley Horner on Facebook and Instagram for a while now. She posts great fitness workouts and is also so active in making her community a better place. Her posts and pictures motivate me to work harder and do more. When her programs went on sale recently, I recognized that I wanted a new challenge and decided to take the jump and try out her programming.
I settled on her Becoming Extraordinary program as it’s introductory and I figured I could always adjust the weights if I felt like it was too easy. I’ve been on it for two weeks now and I can tell you for certain that it’s what we call a “smoke session,” every session. Every workout is challenging but very rewarding. I’m sore in places and ways I haven’t felt in a long time and I can see myself slowly getting stronger.
The biggest downside to the workouts is the time commitment. The first two weeks have taken a solid two hours in the gym, and the second phase in weeks three through seven take even longer. I will say that it’s definitely worth it and I’m excited to see the changes over the weeks and how much stronger I’ll be by the end.
One of the best parts is a secret Facebook group for people in the program. It’s been great to have a place where I can ask questions and read about and see others’ progress.
I also like that it’s a download so you can get started right away and I can have access to it anywhere I go. There’s also an included meal plan with recipes that look pretty good. If I had a kitchen and the ability to grocery shop, I’d definitely try these out. Hopefully I can talk P into trying it out along with me once I get home.