Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Workout 82 of 2011 (Shred it with Weights level 2)

Today I decided I have to acknowledge the fact that I have a belly.  Brady and I were bad for a little over a month and ate fast food at least 3 times a week.  The result: he looks the exact same, I have a pooch.  This afternoon he texted me and told me to pick up dinner for Kailee and me and he'd pick up something for Gavin on his way home.  Well, I got in line at Chick-fil-A and then decided to leave.  We have a fully stocked pantry and fridge with healthier food options.  So Kailee ate some turkey and easy mac and I ate healthy grilled cheese sandwiches with some goldfish.  I am proud of myself and plan to stay on the healthier track so I can indulge at holiday parties :).

As for tonight's workout, I decided to do the Shred it with Weights, but this time I tried level 2 for the first time.  It was pretty hardcore, but I was smart and only used the 5lb kettlebell the entire time.  I liked level 2 better than level 1 and can't believe I waited this long to try level 2.  I'm just hoping the backs of my legs won't stay sore for an entire week again.  If they do, I'll work through it!

18 more workouts until I reach my goal!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Workout 81 of 2011 (Yoga Bootcamp Dynamic Flow)

I did not get in a 3rd workout yesterday of yoga so today I decided to try one of the longer yoga videos On Demand.  I did Dynamic Flow from the Yoga Bootcamp DVDs and I LOVED IT!  Because my abs are so sore from No More Trouble Zones yesterday, I relaxed during the bicycle crunches, but did my best to keep up otherwise.  It was really hard for me but I am beginning to understand the draw of yoga.

I will definitely do this workout again!  The 44 minutes flew by.

19 workouts until I reach my goal!


Monday's Motivator

"Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated."

Get obsessed!  I am! :)


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Workout 80 of 2011 (On-Demand Cardio)

For my second workout today, I began with Cardio Slimdown which is an "intermediate level walking cardio workout" On Demand with ExerciseTV.  I must say this was ridiculously easy for me.  What I appreciate about it though is that it gave me ideas of things I could do while watching TV to be less sedentary.  I also liked how it was a nod to the old school aerobics tapes.  Makes me want to dig out some old ones :).

Since Cardio Slimdown was only 20 minutes, I decided to try one of the "10 minute" workouts On Demand with ExerciseTV.  I did Cardio Kickbox Burn which the info said was 15 minutes with Denise Austin.  It actually was a really great cardio workout for 20 minutes with Natalie Yco (who I know from the 30 Day Shred as one of Jillian's back-up girls).  This workout would have been fine on it's own.  My legs and butt are feeling the burn.  I will definitely do this one again!

Now off to relax and hydrate before I do some yoga later :).


Workout 79 of 2011 (No More Trouble Zones circuits 1,2 & 4)

I skipped my workout yesterday which means today I have to do 3 total (I had scheduled 2 already for today).  So for my first workout, I did 3 circuits of No More Trouble Zones.  I made a deal with myself, if I did circuit 4--my least fave that I never do--then I only had to do a total of 3 circuits instead of 4.  So I did it!  My arms are shaking like crazy but I'm glad I did it!

I am planning to do some cardio later followed by yoga.  Now to power up with some lunch!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Workout 78 of 2011 (10 pound Slimdown: Yoga)

For my second workout today, I decided to do some yoga.  I've only actually done this one yoga workout on-demand and I really like it.  It's challenging but short :).

22 workouts left until I reach my goal!


Workout 77 of 2011 (C25K on my elliptical)

For today's first workout, I did the Couch to 5K Week 1 Day 2 workout on my elliptical trainer while watching DVRed episodes of Once Upon a Time--this show made the time FLY by!  The backs of my legs are still pretty sore but I'm pushing through.  In a little bit I plan to do some yoga :).


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Workout 76 of 2011 (On Demand Sexy Stretch and some ab moves)

For my second workout today, I perused the Yoga/Pilates options On Demand under ExerciseTV and decided the video entitled "Sexy Stretch" might help relieve some of the muscle soreness I've been experiencing.  The first half was great--easy and obviously stretching out my body nicely--then we had to do some deep lunge stretches (that tightened up my thighs) and some plank moves.  After finishing, I felt like I had to stretch like normal to try to prevent further soreness.  I also decided to do some additional ab moves.

My body is beat up but it will get a day off tomorrow, woohoo!  I'm not crazy enough to schedule a workout for Turkey Day! :)


Workout 75 of 2011 (Power Walking)

Today the weather was so nice that I decided to go for a power walk.  Thanks to my kettlebell workout on Monday, the backs of my legs are sooooo tight and sore.  Thus, I could not walk as fast as I wanted, but I'm glad I got in a workout.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday's Motivator a day late

"Failure will not overcome me so long as my will to succeed is stronger."
~Michael S. Kirby

Have a fit week!


Workout 74 of 2011 (Ripped in 30 Week 1)

Today I am sooooooo sore from my workout yesterday with Shred it with Weights.  Kettlebell workouts ALWAYS make me sore for a week, but I don't have time to take off a week and reach my goal!  Because of this, I decided to go easy on myself and do Ripped in 30 Week 1.  Now that's not to say it didn't kick my butt because it most certainly did!

Tomorrow is one of my scheduled 2-a-days.  I will do cardio and then yoga or pilates.  Wish me luck!

26 workouts until I reach my goal!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Workout 73 of 2011 (Shred it with Weights)

Tonight I was excited to revisit Jillian's kettlebell workout video, Shred it with Weights.  I started out with the 10 pound kettlebell but then had to drop down to the 5-pound kettlebell.  My arms and legs are like jelly right now so I know I worked myself hard!  Not looking forward to being sore the next couple of days but it was a fun workout :).

27 workouts left!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Workout 72 of 2011 (10 pound Slimdown: Yoga)

For my 2nd workout today, I decided to do 10 Pound Slimdown: Yoga from ExerciseTV On-Demand.  It was just as challenging this time around and I certainly worked up a sweat.

28 workouts until I reach my goal!


Workout 71 of 2011 (C25K on my elliptical)

Today I was a little down that I set myself up to fail at the 100 workouts in 2011 goal.  I allowed myself a 5 minute pity-party and then said, "You know what, it is so important that you are just gonna have to make it happen."  So I'm going to make it happen.  I know that on work days I particularly have a hard time making myself workout so I've decided to do some 2-a-days on the weekend so that I don't necessarily have to workout as much during the week.  And being a teacher means I get most of this week off and 2 weeks at Christmas.  I can do some 2-a-days this week and during my Christmas break.  Meaning, I CAN and WILL complete my goal!

In my 2-a-days, I plan to incorporate yoga and pilates, things I often don't do because I know they don't really burn many calories.  I would like the balance and flexibility they provide and can more easily justify doing them when I've had a calorie-burning workout that day as well.

As for today's workout...  I completed 31 minutes on the elliptical.  I did Week 1, Day 1 of the Couch to 5K running plan on the elliptical.  As you may recall, my knees and ankles cannot handle the impact of running.  Since my only option is the elliptical, I find it more fun and definitely more challenging to use the C25K app on the elliptical as I have to push myself during the "run" times.  Otherwise, I can easily waste away 20 minutes of hardly burning any calories on the elliptical by going at a leisurely pace.

Now for a break, some rehydration, maybe a snack and then hopefully workout 72 will happen later today!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Workout 70 of 2011 (a short workout I found on pinterest)

This workout was short and sweet and quite hard! If you don't have a lot of time, this one will do it :)!

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