Thursday, August 28, 2014
I am so tired today. My little guy had us up in the middle of the night. After giving him a fresh diaper and making sure he was okay (i.e. no fever, not cold, etc.) I put him back to bed. But he didn't want to go. He wanted to come into our bed. We held strong though and didn't let him. My son is very habit forming (just like me) so if we allowed him last night this would become an every night occurance.
Thus, after 30 - 45 minutes he finally went back to sleep. And next thing I know my alarm went off. Part of me wanted to just go back to bed. But then I remembered that today I get to try PiYo Drench for the first time. So I got up.
Drench is a 48 minute workout and true to it's name...I was dripping with sweat when I was finished...actually about 15 minutes into it I started to drip with sweat. hahaha
I really, really enjoyed this workout. A lot of the moves were familiar so it was easy to pick up. Chalene goes a lot quicker in this workout and I absolutely love the flow series. It was fast and I pushed myself hard in all the moves.
I even did the PiYo flip!
I hadn't seen this move since the Align Fundamentals workout you do right at the begining.
I also, finally, really felt my abs working during the beast move. Hooray! I finally got the correct form down. Felt so amazing!
I am really feeling like a run so I think after the little guy goes to bed tonight I will go for one.
I have a busy day tomorrow - making cupcakes for my son's party, cleaning the house, grocery shopping for his birthday, decorating the cupcakes, and wrapping gifts! The hubby is going to help me when he gets home from work. I thankfully have the day off tomorrow with my son. Fingers crossed that he behaves in the grocery store! haha
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Lots to talk about today. Firstly, last night I was in severe abdominal pain. I believe I am having some digetstive issues again. For those of you who aren't familiar - I have had digestive issues for years and it doesn't seem to be associated to a food group per-say but over-doing certain foods. I did have a handle on it before I got pregnant. But I have been struggling off and on since I had my son 2 years ago.
One reason I get the stomach issues seems to be when I eat too many leafy greens in the form of iceberg and leaf lettuce. I seem to handle spinache salads fine. However, I am also thinking it may be something else causing me the issues again. Over the next few weeks I am going to add and remove certain foods to see. To start I am having no salads for 7 days. Instead I will use other veggies like cucumbers, peppers, celery, carrots etc.
I also realized I have been out of my flax seed for 2 weeks. That may also be what's happening. I went out and got some fresh flax seed and ground it this morning. It felt good adding it to my morning shake again. I just need to make sure I drink a lot of water or I will bloat like mad today!
Next, I want to talk about my goals.
I looked back at my Turbo Tracker I had used when I first got Turbo Fire. I tracked everything in this book and resulted in me having the fittest body I have ever had in my entire life so far. (So far is key...I still have room to grow). This tracker has you set long term goals, and then weekly goals. At the end of each week you track your results.
Therefore here are my longterm fitness goals:
Lose 12 lbs by October 30, 2014
Lose 3 – 5 inches off waist by October 30, 2014
Lose 1 – 3 inches off thighs by October 30, 2014
Lose 1 -3 inches off hips by October 30, 2014
Toned abs - meaning more definition
Do all strength training workouts
Do one stretching workout a week
Do 10 tricep push-ups on my toes
Get 7 hours of sleep each night
I will begin my new plan September 1st. Main reasons I am waiting is that today is my wedding anniversary! Woo hoo!!! And this weekend my little guy turns 2 years old. Birthday celebrations. I will also be baking some special cupcakes. So September 1st gives me time to get organized, enjoy myself this weekend and gives me 2 months until my goal date.
I will post my weekly goals on Monday when I begin!
Today was day 3 in Week 4. It was my new favorite workout - Full Body Blast!
This one is tough with the slides. I had to dig deep on a couple of exercises to keep going. Mountain climbers with these slides are awesome! I never really felt my abs doing these move previously...but add in those slides and wowza! My abs were screaming! Love this workout.
I decided I wanted some big calorie burn next and brought out HIIT 25 from Turbo Fire.
This workout is full of the tuck jumps!
This is a tuck jump as demonstrated by Jenelle - Chalene Johnson's sister.
And yes - I was dripping with sweat when I was finished. Felt amazing!
I may sneak in some additional cardio tonight if I have time. Depends what the hubby has planned. We celebrated our anniversary earlier in August when the little guy was visiting his grandparents for the weekend. So I know we aren't doing much.
I am very much looking forward to tomorrow's PiYo workout because it's another new one.
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