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Week 3/Day 5 - Feeling Strong

Friday, October 24, 2014

Last night I really felt like doing a PiYo workout. So after the little guy when to sleep I went down to the basement and when I saw the PiYo slides I knew which PiYo workout I was going to do! hahaha

I did the PiYo Strong Legs workout.

Loved it! It felt great to do. I only wanted a little bit of an additional workout. The PiYo slides really make you feel the lunges. Oh and moutain climbers! Holy abs!

I just had this energy and I was worried if I didn't burn it off I wouldn't be able to sleep. Turns out this was a great thing. I went to bed early and didn't even hear my hubby come up to bed. Which is very unusual for me as I am a very light sleeper and always hear him come in.

My son, however, decided to wake up at 4 am. Yes...4 am. That's 2 hours earlier than normal! What the heck! My hubby has the day off so I got up when I was originally going to, to work out and left my son in bed with my hubby for some snuggles. I figured he can go back to bed afterwards, and this way my workout is done for the day as we planned to catch up on our shows tonight after the little guy goes to sleep.

I started with Body Combat Live 30 Class

Love, love, love this workout. I was dripping wet with sweat. It felt great to work that hard and get my heart rate just a pumping!

I then went on to ChaLEAN Extreme Push Circuit 3

This circuit is all chest, rows and plie squats! Holy moly! Great workout again. I felt so strong doing the rows. Although I failed on all the double row exercises at 7 reps...but I was lifting 20 lbs dumb bells in each hand so I expected it!

I may do an additional HIIT workout tonight as the hubby mentioned perhaps ordering pizza. I usually stick to only one slice but just to help out the cheat a little bit I may squeeze in HIIT 15 Class.

Hope Everyone has a wonderful weekend!

  
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GEORGE815 10/24/2014 9:14AM

    Love these selfies, Keep up the good work.

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Week 3/Day 4 - Finally a Loss!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Last night I again went to bed early. I felt great yesterday and really want to keep on this path. Thank goodness for our PVR! Makes my husband more agreeable to me going to bed early. hahaha (I don't let him watch our shows without me and vice versa!) haha But he mentioned last night that he's also feeling more energized going to bed earlier rather than staying up.

I woke up this morning and did Body Combat 60 Live!


This is a great workout! Especially with the weighted gloves. I am enjoying Body Combat more and more with each workout. As a die hard Turbo Fire/Turbo Jam fan I was worried. But I also used to do Body Combat classes live when I had a gym membership. Now I remember why I loved those classes so much! hehehe

After my workout I went upstairs and decided to weigh myself....

and I lost 2 lbs!!! you have no idea how amazing this is! The scaled hasn't moved in months!! To see it move down was the most amazing feeling today. I know losing the last ten pounds is tough but I didn't think it would be months before I see a loss.

So I am so happy. I am also thinking perhaps there is a connection between me going to bed early, taking my iron, and increasing my strength workouts this month as to why I am seeing this loss!


Based on this knowledge I may re-work my November and December calendars! hehehe


Also, in January I will be doing a 90 day P90X3 challenge along with SKILL133.

Is anyone else interested in also being in this challenge come January?

  
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SPARKSAM678 10/23/2014 7:54PM

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 10/23/2014 6:14PM

    Congrats on the loss! You've definitely worked hard for it!

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SKILL133 10/23/2014 9:46AM

    glad you may have found a connection with iron, sleep, etc!! Congrats on the results! you deserve them....no one I know works harder then you do! I'm pumped for P90X3....I'll be there!

oh PVR? what's that?

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Week 3/ Day 3 - Feeling More Energized

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Yesterday I honestly felt like crashing mid-afternoon. I hate this. I seriously think it is both low iron and not enough hours of sleep. After I got home from teaching last night I had the worst headache ever! It has been raining for roughly 2 days straight so I think it was the weather causing the head ache. So I decided to go to bed early again. I was proud that I again managed to be in bed 30 minutes earlier than normal! Woo hoo

I woke up this morning and felt a little tired. But I knew that if I went to back to bed I wouldn't get my workout in at all. So I go up and worked out.

This morning's workout was intense! I started with Body Combat HIIT Power! Holy moly this workout is tough! Tons of jumps, burpees, and lots...I mean LOTS of jumping lunges. It was so hard and I wanted to give up but I didn't. I pushed myself to complete it.

This workout was 30 minutes and ended with plank work. Wow! I pushed through and held the plank for the entire time they did. My abs were burning. My arms were burning. My legs were burning. Sweat was dripping off my nose. But I did it!

Next I did some strength training with ChaLEAN Extreme Push Circuit 2.


This workout is shoulders and hamstrings. Wow! I pushed it to shoulder presses using 20 lb dumb bells and I failed by 7 reps. Woo hoo! You are supposed to fail before 8 reps if you are doing this workout correctly. Previously when doing this workout I would always make it to 8 reps. It was hard but I didn't feel like I failed. For the first time I actually felt my arm muscles do that little twinge and I knew okay that's it I just failed. It felt great. The next two press exercises I only made it to 6 reps which is great!

When I was changing my son's diaper this morning my leg and arm muscles were just shaking! hahaha Thank goodness tomorrow is a straight cardio day! I may have to do some yoga as well tomorrow.

I got on the scale this morning and there may have been a loss!

I use a dial scale not digital so that's why I say 'may have'. I am not on the line anymore but inbetween. So that is probably about a 1 lbs loss! I don't record my loss unti I get 2lbs because then I know for sure and am on the line. I know I should probably switch to a digital scale but this scale works. So until it breaks I will continue using it.

I took my iron supplement this morning and so far I actually feel great! No tiredness. That's 2 days in a row of going to bed early and 2 doses of my iron supplement since the weekend! Fingers crossed that this continues to work.

  
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SPARKSAM678 10/22/2014 9:50AM

    emoticon Sounds like some amazing workouts! Great job pushing through them!! Glad you are feeling less tired keep it up!

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YOGAWITCH 10/22/2014 9:44AM

    Way to push through it

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Week 3/Day 2 - Sore!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I decided not to do a bonus workout last night. I normally would because it's a non teaching night. But I did not like how tired I felt Friday and Saturday last week. I also had a very intense workout session in the morning. So I chose to call it a day on the workout front. I got to bed 30 minutes earlier than my usual time. Woo hoo!

This morning I woke up and my abs and thighs were so sore! I didn't realize how great of an ab workout I got in yesterday until this morning. hahaha Love it!

I actually contemplated just going back to bed when I felt the soreness. But I remembers I was just doing cardio and wanted to relieve some of the tension/soreness in my thighs. My muscles will stay sore unless I do some sort of cardio to loosen everything up.

So I got my workout gear on and headed downstairs for Body Combat 45


After the warm up I was so energized! It definitely was not a mistake to force myself to workout. I got in an amazing workout and felt just awesome afterwards! My abs are still a little sore but my thighs feel much better.

My son this morning was moody. I think he's catching a cold though. Poor guy. Out of no where he just started crying. I know he gets frustrated because he is trying to increase his vocabulary but sometimes it doesn't come out right. And if we can't figure it out he gets so mad. But he surprises me daily with his vocabulary. And he's starting to actually use sentences!

He seemed fine when I took him to daycare. Hopefully it was just a cranky morning and he isn't getting sick.

  
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FITMAMA_ 10/21/2014 12:27PM

    Awesome!

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FITGIRL15 10/21/2014 10:19AM

    Smart to take a rest day! Look at you go!!!

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Week 3/Day 1 (and week 2 recap) CLX and Body Combat

Monday, October 20, 2014

This weekend was weird for me. It was good but I was also very tired for some reason. I mentioned on Friday how tired I was. Well Saturday I was just as tired. I perked up later in the day but wow - so tired.

I think I am not getting enough hours of sleep every night. Being that my morning workouts are allowing me to be consistant with my workouts I am going to attempt an earlier bed time to see if this helps. The other culprit could be my iron. I was told it had dipped low again and I was taking my iron pills. However, I just realized I haven't taken any for 2 weeks. So I took on on Saturday. Funny - Sunday I felt awesome! So I think it's a combination of both.

Saturday morning we had our Wee Wiggles class. But my son didn't want to join in. I think because we missed last weekend. Also, the songs they placed this week were more like lullabyes. The point of this class is to let the kids run around. My son only joined in on the song we got to jump at. lol

For my workout on Saturday I started with Body Combat 30 Live.


Awesome workout! Its a calorie burner that's for sure! I was pushing hard and loved it. This workout doesn't have a cool down so it's perfect for the days I want to immediately go into a toning workout.

My toning workout was Body Combat Lower body Lean Out. Okay - I thought this workout would be slower paced but intense on the toning. I was so wrong. It was high paced with lots of kicks!

And squats, and jumping lunges. I seriously had nothing left when it was finished! hahaha

Sunday I did Body Combat 30 while my son napped.

I liked this workout a lot. This one does have a cool down, but is still very intense. I was so glad I did it. I decided to split my workout up as I had planned 30 minutes of cardio and 40 minutes of yoga.

After my son went to sleep at 7pm I did the yoga workout. My yoga workout as ChaLEAN Extreme Dynamic Flow Yoga.

This particular workout has you wearing weighted gloves. I have to say at first I wasn't going to do this workout. I was tired and wanted my body to rest as it was sore. However, I felt really amped up and worried I wouldn't be able to sleep as I often have trouble sleeping Sunday nights. So I did it. And I am so glad. Not only was I able to do this workout much better due to 8 weeks of PiYo but I felt so relaxed afterwards. And I had no trouble falling asleep last night.

This morning's workout was Body Combat HIIT Power. This is an intense interval workout. I was dripping with sweat. There is a section that is about 4 minutes long - all burpees! OMG! I had to stop for a few seconds and then continue. Just awesome.

Next I did Push Circuit 1

This workout calls for heavier weights and you are to fail before you get to 8 reps. Push Circuit 1 focuses on bicep, triceps and squats. I say squats not a muscle because it was all different squats that worked most of the muscles in my legs. hahaha I was super impressed that I could do a kickback with 15 lbs! woo hoo that's an improvement for me! I felt awesome after I worked out. Just awesome. And so powerful.

Definitely a great way to start not only my day but my week!

  
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FITGIRL15 10/20/2014 12:26PM

    Good Job!!! Keep it up! I'm sure that your son was just having a off day... Wee Wiggle class sounds like a lot of fun! Do you get time to interact with the other parents?

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SKILL133 10/20/2014 10:31AM

    Nice job this morning....way to kick it!!!!

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SPERRIN2012 10/20/2014 10:28AM

    Nice weekend of training for you. I love the way you incorporate the pictures (motivational). I got in for 12 sets this morning (4 each for chest, back and Biceps). Will try to get three or more this week in the morning. Thanks for sharing and nice physique.
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