October is here! Easily one of my favorite months of the year. I’m starting a new workout today and I wanted to share my Morning Meltdown 100 quick overview with you in case you’re looking for something new to try! I plan on sharing my journey and thoughts here as always.
I haven’t been blogging much lately and it’s not because I haven’t had anything to say. More like there’s been a shit ton of changes (like quitting my job) and now that the kids have been back in school for a few weeks it feels like we’re finally back into a routine. Our family of six thrives on a routine, let me just tell ya.
Summer was chaos. And lazy. My butt is getting flatter by the minute. Time to work!
Morning Meltdown 100 is now streaming
- 100 workouts (109 if you count prep and whatnot)
- Broke down into 5 phases of 20 workouts each
- 20-30 minute workouts
- Variety of workouts (all workouts are unique and work different parts of the body)
- Yes, there is a modifier
- Yes, anybody can do this workout (however, if you find 100 workouts to be too big of a commitment you might wanna try a shorter program.. or just give it a shot anyway. it’s supposed to be hard!)
- No, you don’t have to do it in the morning! But I do.
Morning Meltdown 100 was released on Beachbody On Demand today. I’ve had this date saved on my calendar because I promised myself this was going to be my next workout to tackle.
I didn’t wanna pay for “early VIP access” because I’m being a cheap ass. Kids are expensive! So the time has finally come. And that means it’s time to get down to business.
I have chosen to tackle this workout as more of a mental challenge than a physical one. Physical results always come with workouts; it’s the mind you have to convince to show up in the first place!
Important Dates to Remember
Start date: October 1, 2019
Halfway mark: October 30, 2019
Finish date: November 29, 2019 — day after Thanksgiving. Perfect!!
Morning Meltdown 100: Workouts 1 and 2
Workout 1: Cardio Inferno. Full body cardio. Hard. (hard because I have zero endurance because I hate cardio)
Workout 2: Upbeat Strength. Shoulders, bis, tris, back, chest. Loved this one.
I didn’t realize Morning Meltdown had two different calendars. There’s the regular 100-daycalendar and there’s a 60-day calendar — both 100 workouts. I’m ambitious and impatient for results, so I’m running with the 60-day calendar!
You can also print out a calendar with all 100 workouts and complete them on your own schedule for those who don’t like being told what to do. Ha.
I can’t say a whole lot about the program yet but I’m definitely going to share stuff along the way. :) I did actually take before photos but I’m not sharing them until the end! Or maybe along the way if I take progress photos. I loathe pictures. But it’s important!
Morning Meltdown 100 Loves (So Far):
- Jericho McMatthews is the trainer. I’m familiar with Jericho because she was in some of the Les Mills Pump workouts. LMP was THE program that brought me to Beachbody back in 2011. Unfortunately, it’s no longer available.
- 60-day calendar.
- There’s a live DJ so you pretty much move to the beat. Brings me back to Pump for sure! Pump didn’t have a live DJ but all the workouts were set to music and I loved that. Makes the time go by fast.
- Jericho is fun. I really like her personality. She’s not a strict trainer; she’s a fun trainer. She wants you to work hard, but she’s also cool with you doing what you need to do even if it means dancing instead of burpees.
- The music!
- She’s doing the workout too. A lot of trainers in workout programs demonstrate moves and then walk around and make sure everybody’s form is good. Jericho does a lot of the moves right along with everybody else and that makes it more motivating and inspirational I think.
- 20-30 minute workouts. The 60-day plan involves two workouts a day most of the time so even if you’re doubling up on these workouts it’ll still take you less than an hour each day.
- Did I mention it reminds me of Pump?
- The workout trackers and journal prompts.
Apple Watch Overview of Both Workouts
Calories burned: 373
Total workout time: 52 minutes.
Cardio Inferno Workout #1 Stats
Calories burned: 227
Total workout time: 27 minutes
Upbeat Strength Workout #2 Stats
Calories burned: 146
Total workout time: 25 minutes
*In the future when there’s cardio and strength on the same day, I plan to do strength first and then follow with cardio. I prefer to be freshest for lifting. Just a personal preference!
I’m 2% done. It’s on!