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PiYo Week 8 - Day 2

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Last night I enjoyed a fantastic chicken pot pie with my son. The hubby was out helping a friend install motion detector lights. So it was just me and the little guy. We had a great dinner and it was seriously yummy~!

After my son went to bed I decided to get in a 20 minute workout as I was feeling stressed out. Even though my hubby just got home I really needed a stress relief. So I decided to do HIIt 20. Short, but intense which should help to relieve my stress.


I felt much better after I finished. But my hubby fell asleep by the time I came upstairs. hahaha

I decided to go to bed early as well since the hubby was already asleep. (I had accidently woken him up when I was having all those issues sleeping Sunday night. So we were both sleep deprived.)

This morning my alarm woke me up. I have woken up before my alarm for the past two weeks. So hearing my alarm actually freaked me out and I ended up jumping out of bed - literally- before I realized it was just my alarm. hahaha

This morning I did Fire 45 EZ Class.


I put on my weighted gloves and started. I have to admit it took about ten minutes before I felt my energy burst kick in. Been stressed about a few things lately so my mind was wandering. But after ten minutes I really got into it and really enjoyed myself.

I have a bad habit of un-nessarily stressing out over things. I try not to but I just have these days where I can't help but be stressed over finances, my weight loss plateau, etc. I also tend to worry that I am not doing things the way 'they' say I should. These so called 'experts'. For instance, I really, really like to read a books. But I never have time at home. For the past few months I have been reading while I eat my lunch at work and it's fantastic. I mean I love going to the library. It just means I am not being 'social' with my colleagues and going down to the cafeteria. I also recently 'let go' of a lot of my friends. For some reason they hit 30 (like me) and decided they wanted to party hard again. And when I say party hard - I mean hard. Like high-school/college age hard. I tried talking to them but it didn't work. So instead of making a tense situation I just distanced myself. My other girlfriends are mom's as well. But our schedules hardly match up so we rarely see each other. That doesn't matter to us as we are all understanding of kids, and working full time.

But I feel that perhaps I have forgotten to take a bit of time for me. Instead of feeling guilty about reading on my lunch break I should accept that this is 'me' time. Just like working out is. I am not doing anything wrong. Am I a social butterfly? No. But I also have a full time job, a part-time job, a 2 year old son, and a hubby. My time is limited and I am no longer going to worry if I am living my life the way 'experts' say I should be.



  


PiYo - End of Week 7 ...and now onto Week 8! Already!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Wow week 8 already! My goodness.

Let's re-cap the end of Week 7. Friday I was off work and had the day to spend with my little guy. It was beautiful out so I decided to go for a run with him in the jogging stroller. Unfortunately my son really, really wanted to go to park about 5 minutes into my run. I let him know the park was a few minutes away and I needed his help to get there. I then let him tell me whether to turn right, left or go straight at every corner. He had a great time and the result was an approximately 15 - 20 min run full of hills! He made me turn down this path with a steep incline at the end and then immediately turn right and up another huge hill...the park is just down the street from there. I am guessing it was only 15 minutes of running but could have been a little more.


Later I did the workout I was actually supposed to do on Friday - Fire 60 class.

Amazing workout! I just love this workout. It had 4 fire drills though so that was super tough. My legs were jelly afterwares but I wanted to burn the calories because the hubby and I were having a movie/snack night. I kept my snacking calories in check but it was nice to have the wiggle room.

Saturday I took my son to his first Wee Wiggles class. It is a class for kids walking to 3 years old and their parents. It was actually a lot of fun despite the fact that for the majority of the time the kids weren't doing what the instructor said. hahaha My son had a blast doing an obsticle course, dancing around, and his favorite playing pass with the ball. The class ended with colouring which was nice.

While my son was napping I spent 90 minutes doing yard work - which was a lot of squating. I then came in and went right to my Saturday workout since I didn't see the point in showering before I get sweaty from my workout! hahaha

My workout for Saturday was PiYo Drench.


This workout does make you sweat! I am getting better with my tricep push-ups. Although - I didn't do as well with the beast move. I think doing 90 minutes of weeding/yard work prior to this caused my arms to just be tired.

I wanted to shake out my muscles with some cardio that burned calories but wasn't intense. So I brought out Turbo Jam 20 minute workout.


Hahaha I haven't done this workout in a really, really long time. It was fun. I added my gloves for extra burn. Wowza!

Sunday was a very busy day. My hubby, son and myself took an hour long walk around town, stopping at the local tim horton's for coffee and treats for my son/hubby. We ended at the park for my son where he wanted to run the bases at the baseball diamond! hahaha

I then preped food for chicken pot pie for Monday's dinner. When my little guy was sleeping the hubby and I finished the yardwork in the front yard and then cleaned up the recycling in the garage. With my son's birthday a few weeks ago we had a lot of card-board to cut, fold and pile in a box.

It was a task we had been putting off but it was nice to finish. I then chopped veggies for the week for my lunches (feeling so good about getting prepped!). I took my son to the park while my hubby cooked an amazing stir fry dinner.

I ended up not completely my workout yesterday as I was tired and just wanted to relax with the hubby when 8 pm rolled around.

I actually couldn't sleep last night. I was up every 30 minutes until 4 am and then every 10 minutes from 4 am until I finally just got up at 4:45 am.

This morning's workout is actually Sunday's scheduled workout. I decided since I missed yesterday's workout to simply shift everything over a day. So today I began with PiYo Full Body Blast....


This is a PiYo Slide workout~! And wow was it tough today. I think it was because I didn't sleep last night. But the plank moves felt super tough. Then about 15 minutes in I got all the energy. And I pushed it. I think I will be feeling this workout for sure tomorrow.

Next I did Turbo Fire HIIT 15 Class.

hahaha love this picture - I think she is either saying 'Go for it" or 'You're Not Tired!"

Although I was tired I am glad I did my workout this morning. I could have attempted to sleep but after the restless night I had and getting up every 10 minutes since 4 am it didn't seem worth it to stay in bed.

I plan to go to bed early tonight to try and catch up!

  


PiYo Week 7 - Day 4

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Class last night went really well. Now I just have 70 labs to mark! haha

This morning I woke up slightly tired...I went to bed at a decent time last night so I think it's just because my week has been busy. I put on my workout clothes and went to the basement to rock my workouts!

This morning I began with HIIT 25 from Turbo Fire.


I love, love, love this workout. I definitely got my sweat on today! I switched up my workout shoes and I honestly think it's making a world of a difference. My jumps are not impacting my knees as much. Awesome! I hate feeling knee pain.

Next I completed PiYo Strong Legs.


I don't know why but I always get excited - like a kid on Christmas morning- when I know I am doing a workout that lets me use the PiYo slides. hahaha This one does and man did my legs get worked!

I had to stop a move that has you moving your legs out to each side while holding plank because I was sweating so badly my hands were slipping. hahaha

I felt great after my workout this morning. I only have one more workout to make up this week and then I am back on schedule. I may do it tonight after the little guy goes to sleep.

Today is my Friday! Woo hoo! Loving the 4 day work week. It will be just me and my son during the day tomorrow. So I will more than likely not be on here until Monday. I am going to make a first attempt at potty training. He is giving some of the signals that he is ready and some that he is not. But I figured there is no harm in trying over the weekend and if he's not ready I will try again in a month or so. He just turned 2 so I am not in a rush.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

  
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IHEIDIBEFITT 9/25/2014 10:40AM

    These workouts seem like a ton of fun!!

Long weekend..I'm jealous. That's awesome you're going to start with potty training. Good luck!

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SKILL133 9/25/2014 8:54AM

    Awesome workout...way to remove some DNA! Have a great weekend and good luck with Potty training....i remember those days....sorta. LOL

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PiYo Week 7 - Day 3

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Teaching last night went really well. It helps that the content was really light. I figured because last week was complicated formulas and next week will be as well that this week we would focus on sorting, filtering and formatting Excel tables. So nothing complicated and class even got out early. So bonus for everyone! I am sure my class tonight will also be pleased. haha

This morning I woke 10 minutes before my alarm and I was wide awake. I guess someone was super excited to workout! hahaha

My workout today was originally supposed to be a HIIT workout followed by Hardcore on the floor. But I looked at tomorrow's workout - which was a Turbo Fire workout and I really, really wanted to do it. So I swapped days. I will do today's workout tomorrow.

That meant that today I did Fire 45 Class with weighted gloves.


I feel so fierce and powerful when I add the gloves. These are actually my second pair of gloves. I completely wore out my first pair because I used them about 5 times a week! hahaha My current gloves are awesome because they are pink! One of my favorite colours. And you can actually pull out the 1 lb weight from each glove and use them as weight training gloves.

I worked it really hard this morning. I just love this workout. The music is awesome and the routines really pump me up. hahaa

I finished my workout today with Abs 10 Class.


And this workout was no joke! My abs got worked - and I loved every minute of it. The last 30 seconds is the hardest because Chalene has you doing 3 or 4 sets for double crunches without stopping. I had to close my eyes and dig deep to finish.


I felt so amazing after my workout. It was a great decision to swap today's workout for tomorrow's. I just feel so amped up right now. And I feel fit. You know that feeling after a workout where you feel your muscles and you just feel more fit. You stand taller and you walk with more confidence. That's what I have right now. My workout seem to do that for me.

Hope everyone has an awesome workout today!

  
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JAZZII4 9/24/2014 11:03PM

    Thanks, I felt awesome after my run this morning! Keep the workouts, coming! emoticon emoticon

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SKILL133 9/24/2014 10:35AM

    I want this feeling you have!
Good job!

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PiYo Week 7 - Day 2

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Last night I decided to get in a bonus workout as I had all this energy to spare. And because it was a bonus workout I decided to do a workout I haven't done in a really long time. I went all the way back to Turbo Jam Fat Blaster!


It was a fun workout to do last night and I am so glad I did it. This workout is kind of like the Turbo Fire Low HIIT workouts. However the drills in this workout are 2 minutes each. So longer than the drills in the Turbo Fire HIIT workouts.

This morning I woke up and was surprised it was already morning! hahaha It seemed like I had just put my head down on the pillow and then WHAM it's time to get up! hahaha

This morning's workout was PiYo Sweat.

It's funny - today the moves didn't really seem as difficult. I did sweat and get my heart rate up but I will be honest I didn't have to stop to give my wrists a break. I was super happy. This means my strength is building. Woo hoo!

I followed this up with Turbo Fire Upper 20 Class.

This one is all upper body toning with a resistance band and ends -of course - with push-ups! I haven't done this workout in a long time so this was a nice treat for my arms. I am sure I will be feeling this tomorrow. I always forget how much you can feel the moves with the resistance band.

I am glad I got my workout in for the day as I teach this evening. Now I have one less thing to worry about!

  
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JAZZII4 9/23/2014 9:30PM

    You're definitely an inspiration, the way you push yourself to complete your workouts! emoticon emoticon

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TRUETOMOLLY 9/23/2014 12:26PM

    Man, you're killin it. I hope you're eating enoughto keep up wit da burn! Get it girl

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JENSTRESS 9/23/2014 10:03AM

    Turbo Fire Fat blaster is my absolute favorite turbo fire. I do it randomly sometimes too!

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NUTRON3 9/23/2014 9:37AM

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