My “AHA” moment was when I weighed myself six months postpartum. I liked the number on the scale, but I didn’t like the way I looked. I wanted to be tighter overall and to firm up my butt and arms. I really wanted to see definition in my arms. I said in the bathroom that day, “I’m doing it and giving it 100%, and I will place in the top 10!” From that day and throughout the whole program I kept reminding myself what I wanted to achieve. The number on the scale didn’t matter to me—what I saw in the mirror and how I felt about myself sticking to the plan is all that mattered.
When I saw that Kaged Muscle was going to have a program more tailored to women I jumped with excitement! I knew I wanted to be a part of it right away! I knew I needed something to keep me accountable and push me to a different level than ever before. I have completed Kris Gethin’s trainers in the past, but this one was perfect for the goals I had in mind, especially being six months postpartum and wanting my booty tighter and my waist smaller.
Every day I would use Hydra-Charge, fermented BCAAs, fermented Glutamine and the Micropure Whey Protein Isolate. On lifting days I would also add in PRE-KAGED, IN-KAGED, and RE-KAGED.
It's so hard to choose a favorite! I love PRE-KAGED because it helped give me the boost of energy and mental focused I needed without a crash or tingles. I also love Hydra-Charge because it made it easy to get my water in and stay hydrated and I love that I could mix my apple cider vinegar with it!
- Hydra-Charge with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
- 2 whole eggs with 3 egg whites
- ½ cup oatmeal with almond milk
- PRE-KAGED before workout
- IN-KAGED during workout
- RE-KAGED after workout
- 5 oz chicken seasoned with taco spices
- ½ cup of brown rice
- cheese stick
- rice cake with peanut butter
- 5 oz ground sirloin
- 5 oz sweet potato
- Micropure Whey Protein Isolate mixed with a dash of cinnamon and water to make a pudding
Trust the process. That the hard work will show, but you must trust yourself and the process. If you’re following what the plan says to a "T," then you will see results.
I would say all the glute bridges/thrusts exercise! But, I will say that’s one reason I love this program. It pushed me to do things I liked to avoid.
Have a game plan. Look over the entire program and schedule your workouts. Put it on the calendar as an appointment with yourself. Meal prep is also crucial. If you pre-plan, and your meals are already cooked and ready, you are more likely to stick to it instead of grabbing something quick.
I always had Pandora on—pop and hip-hop power workout!
The main thing I choose to do to make sure I got every single workout done was to write on my calendar. I made a note next to each appointment that it wasn’t an option it was a critical meeting with myself. Having two younger daughters and running my own business there were days I felt like I just had nothing left and thought about just skipping my workout and making it up. However, because of my notes next to the scheduled appointment, I stopped my negative thoughts and got my butt to the gym!
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