In about five days I’ll be sending in my results for Cycle Two from Joe Wick’s 90-Day SSS Plan. It went by fast. I’m a little relieved that this cycle is almost over but that’s more to do with my excitement for Cycle 3!
Summer is finally here. This is the season that Toronto’s inhabitants look most forward to, post-work drink sessions on patios, rooftop BBQ’s, beaching, walking to brunch almost every weekend and every kind of [food] festival you can imagine. While all of the above is definitely something to keep one going through those arctic winters we have been facing, I don’t mind my lot either.
So I haven’t been on many patios or off into the sunshine for brunch but this by far has been my most proactive summer. I’ve never felt healthier and something about the structure and language of the 90-Day SSS plan just inspires you to keep at it regardless of what is going on around you.
That might have something to do with the amazing community Joe Wicks has built. You don’t feel like you are doing this alone and there is always something or someone to relate to. Whether it’s a heartfelt testimonial, one of Joe’s hilarious culinary videos, pictures of lean journeys, people encouraging one another on Instagram or just writing to your support consultant, everyone involved wants to see each other smash it.
In the past I’ve been on diets where after gruelling hours in the gym and eating hardly anything, it felt like the only happiness in life could be some chocolate cake. It’s a lonely place to be. On the 90-Day SSS plan, you don’t spend hours in the gym and you don’t really lust after that piece of cake. Instead for the most part I’ve felt pretty great about working out, eating real food and myself in general. That is probably because I’m sleeping better, have bags more energy and now consider myself a relatively fit person.
Cycle Two was hard, though that didn’t really have anything to do with the plan, more the expectations I put on myself. It’s hard not to compare my own progress to other people on the same cycle, but like Joe says, it’s important to remember that everyone’s body is different. It might take a little longer but it will happen and it’s crucial to overcome self doubt and focus on the long term goal.
So I totally recommend this plan to everyone, despite not being stellar at Cycle Two and feeling a little up and down, I’m closer than ever to being truly lean. Bring on Cycle Three!
I’m sharing my 12-week experience of Joe’s plan. Stay tuned to the blog and see how my transformation goes.