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PiYo Week 4 - Day 4

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

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JENSTRESS 8/28/2014 1:00PM

    I think PiYo might be one of my next purchases!!! Awesome!

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FITGIRL15 8/28/2014 12:01PM

    Way to go! Such motivation!!!

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PiYo Week 4 - Day 3

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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JAZZII4 8/27/2014 4:21PM

    I hope your stomach issues clear up soon. Have an emoticon weekend, celebrating your anniversary and your son's birthday! emoticon emoticon

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PiYo Week 4 - Day 2

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Last night I ended up having some free time so I did PiYo Buns! Awesome!

My legs were so sore this morning. hahaha I love it! I knew I wouldn't be able to wait until week 6 to do this again. hahaha

This morning I work up to my alarm...yes it worked!!! woo hoo and I got to try another new workout! woo hoo. This one was Hard Core on the Floor.

This workout is a little challenging. Mainly there are quick transitions. I didn't feel it as much as I know I should have because I wasn't thinking about my core as much as trying to figure out what she was doing. hahaha. But once I got each move I did feel it and this is an awesome ab workout. Wow! I am looking forward to doing this workout again now that I know what to expect. My abs still felt it but I know next time I will feel it even more!

I then felt like some Turbo Fire and decided on Fire 30 Class.

Loved it! I was sweating so hard. Just awesome. I was wearing my weighted gloves. Honestly, at first I didn't think I would get to finish this workout because I was afraid my son would wake up. But he waiting until I had just finished to wake up. Yay!

So this morning I thought my tummy looked nice and flat. So I decided to step on the scale....

I was very unhappy. Highest weight I have been in a really long time. I am at a loss. I mean I know PiYo isn't very cardio dense which means much less calorie burn but I didn't think I would GAIN weight. Not really sure if it can be pin-pointed to just my workout.

I may do a Hybrid with the PiYo. I also brought out my tracking sheets from Turbo Fire. I saw the most results then. I have calculated what I should be eating calorie wise, will be tracking food on a diary app on my phone and setting weekly goals for weight loss.

I am working on a new plan for next week and I hope this weight comes off!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 8/26/2014 12:48PM

    You could be building muscle that could contribute to your weight gain. It definitely doesn't seem right with all your hard work that you would see a gain on the scale. The scale can be so frustrating!

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MELLOYELLO01 8/26/2014 11:49AM

    I am still in the same place as you! I haven't necessarily gained any weight in the past month, but I haven't lost any either and I'm at the highest I've ever been in my adult life! It's SOOOOOOOOO frustrating!

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SKILL133 8/26/2014 10:09AM

    You'll figure it out. Love the picture of person screaming at the scale. LOL As long as you are pushing play you are a winner in my book!

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PiYo Week 4 - Day 1

Monday, August 25, 2014

I had a great weekend! Saturday I finished off Week 3 of PiYo.

I got to try a brand new workout - Full Body Blast.

This is one of the strength workouts. And I finally got to use the sliders! Can I just say one thing? This workout kicked by butt...literally. Those slides are no joke. Wow! My legs were so sort doing the moves. And then you do ab work with the slide - WOW! I got worked in this workout. I absolutely love it. One of my new favorites that's for sure.

I next moved on to Sweat.
And true to it's name I was dripping with sweat! I have to say there is something very satisfying about being in plank position and seeing sweat drip off you onto your matt. Just makes you feel like you are getting in an amazing workout.

Yesterday was my rest exercise consisted of playing with my little guy. We went to the park, drove his tricycle, chalked on the sidewalk, played trucks, built with blocks, had a dance party...and so on. hahaha

This morning my alarm went off on my phone...but the hubby and I figured out why it wasn't working last week...I have the sound too low and the fan in our room creates a lot of noise which is drowning out the sound of my alarm. I am a light sleeper so I had it low to ensure it only wakes me and no one else in the house. Well since the weather has been cooler we've gone to fans instead of running the air conditioner and have the windows open as well. Thus, more noise means I need to turn up the volume on my phone. hahaha

Anyways, I woke up this morning in time to do a fantastic workout.

I started with Fat Burn Challenge from ChaLEAN Extreme.

Love this workout for a great sweat! It's one of my favorite cardio workouts from ChaLEAN Extreme.

I then did PiYo Strength Intervals. It's only 21 minutes but it kicks your butt!

I did much better this time through as I knew what to expect. Still need to work on the beast move with the kick through. Trying to use my core more for this move for sure.

Cannot wait I get to try Hard Core on the Floor and Drench workouts this week. Love it when I get a new workout in the mix!!

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JAZZII4 8/25/2014 2:05PM

    Another emoticon workout! Excellent!!

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SKILL133 8/25/2014 9:29AM

    Awesome job!!! I should try morning hard to get up at 5:30 though!

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    Good start to a great week

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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PiYo: Week 3 - Day 5

Friday, August 22, 2014

Last night the sky cleared up and the sun came out. So I decided to go for a run. I am a wimp and will not run in the cold. So I only have a few months left of running before I will only be working out indoors. I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and go for a run.

It was an awesome run! I felt great afterwards.

This morning my alarm didn't go off again! My hubby things he know's what the problem is. I use my iPhone and have the sound settings wrong. So he is going to play with my phone tonight for me so next week I can be sure to get up on time!

Regardless, I only had 40 minutes to fit a workout in. So I decided to do Extreme intervals from ChaLEAN Extreme.

This workout has you using a ball.

It was awesome. I forgot how good these workouts are as well. Just awesome!! I got in an amazing workout all before 6 am! I was dripping with sweat when I was done. Felt great.

I have two more PiYo workouts to do this week. I looked and both are 30 mins long - one is more cardio (sweat) and the other is a new strength one. So I may do them all in one day as I am babysitting my nephew Sunday so not sure what my workout will be that day or how much time I will be able to devote to a workout. I want to be able to say I did every workout for week 3 and these ones seem okay to double up and do in the same day.

I hope everyone has an awesome weekend!

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JAZZII4 8/22/2014 12:56PM

    Enjoy your weekend, also! Keep on sweating! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITGIRL15 8/22/2014 11:22AM

    I feel your pain! I never use my celphone as an alarm because it cannot be trusted! LOL

Great job with the consistent workouts! emoticon

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 8/22/2014 11:21AM

    You're doing awesome! I love how much you love to get your sweat on! :)

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    I am fortunate in that I am unable to get the alarm on my cell phone to work properly, resulting in my getting extra sleep. YEA!

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