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BodyRock Log, Jump Rope Feb 2nd, 2012

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Blog about this much latter than I wanted to but past days was full of whirlwind things, mixture of happy and stressful things!

1st, it was the giddiness of driving a manual, 4-wheel-drive with my high heels, offered by my boss!

Then, 2nd, getting compliments from my pilate instructor how I look great after months haven't seen her (I joined again the pilate classes).

3rd, got a team watch (with the team's project name engraved at the buckle). I always wanted to get myself a new watch, the one that I have right now started to have "peeling skin" at the metal straps.

And 4th, some issue with my new job contract (No medical coverage! No bonus! My salary lower than my colleague who 1 year junior and just joined the company! Though, she was much more cleverer than me, asking so high but me, I was too afraid to ask more than 20% increment). This made me wake up from my rose-tinted world, I should pursue much better salary instead of just get content of what I have and the words praises. It's really not asking much to get much, much higher than I have right now, considering #1 leads and colleagues always satisfied with what I've done so far, either written or verbal reviews (unless they too afraid to say negative remarks to me?), #2 I'm currently doing two totally different job skills - document controller and technical assistant - so I should be getting a much better salary, right? and #3 I've been a contractor for years, permanent status seems to be so hard to get so isn't it fair to compensate with giving me raise? So, these 3 days weekend (Monday is an lieu off days coz Sunday is public holiday) is a strategy period with my parents, especially dad who was a retired employee from same company and knows the tricky ways to handle things!

My workout for Feb 2nd, 2012:
1. Warm up 2-min (3 x 30s exercise /10s rest) with jump rope, total 205 jumps

2. My result for BodyRock 30-Day Challenge Week 3 Day 4, We Found Love Workout 2 (Lisa's Cardio, Power & Strength Workout):
www.bodyrock.tv/2012/01/19/day-4-wee
k-3-of-the-30-day-challenge-breaking-d
awn-workout/


Posted my result in BodyRockers team's forum:
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sageboard_thread.asp?board=18287x46952
x46134413


Timer: 12 x 50s exercise/10s rest = 12 minutes
Workout:
#1 (Alternative) Tuck Jump & Dip (as if avoiding punches) = 14, 10, 12
#2 Modified Pushup Tuck & Stretch Backward, alternate legs = 6, 8, 8
#3 Side Plank Leg Lifts Right Side = 10, 9, 15
#4 Side Plank Leg Lifts Left Side = 11, 12, 19

3. Stretches 2 minutes

Total workout = 2:00 + 12:00 + 2:00 = 16 minutes

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February 2012 Jump Rope Goal = 30 minutes weekly
This week, Week 1, I've done 2 minutes, 28 minutes to go.

  
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BodyRock Log, Jump Rope Jan 31st, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The last day of workout in January 2012 and even with cramps, I still managed to finish, yay! Dunno why when I do jumping or quickly went through strength, not feeling too much cramp but when I do slowly strength exercises, I had to focus on doing proper form AND holding the aches of cramps, haha. But so far, not too terrible cramps of TOM so I survived the day at work (lots of document management) and home (exercises)!

I combine jump rope and BodyRock workouts, sipping water and wiping off sweats whenever I can, hehe.

BodyRock 30-Day Challenge Week 3 Day 3 Re-do Week 2 Day 3 (the website had maintenance and no workout was posted):
www.bodyrock.tv/2012/01/11/day-3-wee
k-2-of-the-30-day-challenge-wild-ones-
workout/


Posted my result for BodyRock workout in the team forum:
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sageboard_thread.asp?board=18287x46952
x46117251


My workout for Jan 31st, 2012:
1. Warm up 2-min (3 x 30s exercise /10s rest) with jump rope, total 215 jumps

2. My result for Lisa's Resistance, Cardio & Core Workout:
Timer: 12 x 50s exercise/10s rest = 12 minutes
Equipment: a pair of 5lbs dumbbells
Workout:
#1 Clean & Press with weight = 10, 15 (improved compare to last time 10, 13)
#2 Squat Leaps = 20, 20 (improved compare to last time 16, 16)
#3 3 Tier (Modified) Push ups = 12, 9 (last time was 8, 11 so not sure what's this, haha)
#4 (Alternative) Modified Pushup = 14, 11 (last time was 13, 13 so same reaction like #3)
#5 Squat & Press with weight = 9, 15 (last time 11, 11 so I think quite good this time)
#6 Switch Lunge’s = 20, 18 (last time was 26, 40 but I think this time is better as I did in much better form, dip deeper)

3. 2-min (3 x 30s exercise /10s rest) with jump rope, total 200 jumps

4. My result for Sean's Legs & Shoulder, I did 1 round of 15 reps instead of 3 rounds:
Using stopwatch, equipment a pair of 5lbs dumbbells
Workout:
#1 Swing with a 5lbs dumbbell
#2 Up Right Row with a pair of 5lbs dumbbells
#3 Squat Jump Press with a pair of 5lbs dumbbells
#4 Lunge Press Side Turn with a 5lbs dumbbells
Total minute = 6:41 round up to 7 minutes

5. 2-min (3 x 30s exercise /10s rest) with jump rope, total 205 jumps

6. After a short rest (harder to do exercises on 2nd day of period), 2-min (3 x 30s exercise /10s rest) with jump rope, total 180 jumps

7. Cool down 3 minutes and Stretches 2 minutes

Total workout = 2:00 + 12:00 + 2:00 + 7:00 + 2:00 + 2:00 + 3:00 + 2:00 = 32 minutes

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For tracking my January 2012 jump rope goal:
Total jumps = 215 + 200 + 205 +180 = 800
Goal = 5K
Previous total = 4280
Current total = 4280 + 800 = 5080
Jumps to reach my goal = 5000 - 5080 = 80 extra, reached my goal on the last day of January, WooHoo!!!!

  
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NOSOUP4U 2/12/2012 9:51PM

    Hi, I just started doing Body Rock this last week. I love it but am having a hard time figuring how to add it to my fitness tracker. If I put it in as Cardio Boot camp it says I'm only burning about 240 some calories and they way I feel when I'm done it has to be more. Yesterday I had to lay down for an hr b4 I felt I had recouped...LOL!

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MFLYNN8 1/31/2012 8:29PM

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JSALERNO 1/31/2012 1:46PM

    GREAT JOB!

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CODILYNN2 1/31/2012 1:23PM

    Ahh I am soo happy to have found someone who does Body Rock! I watched videos for the first time last week and was soo motivated afterwards, However I am still living with my parents and know I will not get up and do this in the morning. So my plan is to start the 30 day challenge March 4th when I will be moved into my new house and new routines!

Keep me posted on your progress!

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LIMASTAR 1/31/2012 10:29AM

  Congrats on finishing strong.

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BodyRock Log Jan 29th, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

I think yesterday (Sunday Jan 28th) I did quite a feat! Woke up after my afternoon nap at nearly 6pm, then rushed to perform my prayer THEN quickly started warm up 2 minute and 16-min BodyRock workout, ended with 1 min stretches. And another rush to the bathroom to take a shower before drove to the Masjid with my mom at around 6:40pm and all done in about 1 hour! Normally, all this will take maybe 2 to 3 hours as I'm well known in family as the sloth, not moving too fast, hehe.

Phew, didn't know how I managed to do everything as I didn't see myself as a super person who did lots of things in short time but I'm so happy as I think I managed balance my life between religion and world: #1 did my workout and #2 afterward, went to the Masjid for prayers jemaah (means prayers in a group that lead by an Imam) and listen to Islamic forum related to Maulidur Rasul. Oh, and bananas were my hero as I didn't had much time to stop and eat for post-workout so I brought my water bottle and bananas to eat at the Masjid, clean & tidy, no crumbs nor sticky fall outs, hehe.

My workout for Jan 29th, 2012:
1. Warm up 2-min (3 x 30s exercise /10s rest) with jump rope, total 225 jumps

2. BodyRock 30-Day Challenge Week 3 Day 2 Hot Right Now Workout
www.bodyrock.tv/2012/01/18/day-2-wee
k-3-of-the-30-day-challenge-hot-right-
now-workout/


Posted my result in the team forum:
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sageboard_thread.asp?board=18287x46952
x46096875


Timer: 24 x 30s exercise/10s rest = 16 minutes
Workout (instead of High Knees Skip with rope, I did High Knees without rope (HKs):
#1 1 Push-up + Burpee + Tuck Jump = 4
#2 HKs = 80
#3 Switch Lunge = 16
#4 HKs = 60
#5 Press up with Spider Knee (did Modified Pushup, at push down I did the Spider Knee) = 11
#6 HKs = 75
#7 High Knees (10x) + Mountain Climbers (10x) = 2
#8 HKs = 70
#9 Side Burpee & Oblique Abs = 6
#10 HKs = 60
#11 Push-up + Side Plank Twist + Oblique Drop = 4
#12 HKs = 75
#13 V Abs Left = 8
#14 HKs = 70
#15 V Abs Right = 8
#16 HKs = 70
#17 Hug Knees + Star Jack = 13
#18 HKs = 80
#19 Single Toe Touch Abs = 6
#20 HKs = 75
#21 Squat Jump = 12
#22 HKs = 50
#23 1/2 Burpee + 1 Push-up = 7
#24 HKs = 60

3. Stretches 1-min (wish I did more but time was running out and I had to hit the shower quickly!)

Total workout = 2:00 + 16:00 + 1:00 = 19 minutes

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For tracking my January 2012 jump rope goal:
Total jumps = 225
Goal = 5K
Previous total = 4055
Current total = 4055 + 225 = 4280
Jumps to reach my goal = 5000 - 4280 = 720

  
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KATTYA1 1/30/2012 2:03PM

    Yay for fitting everything in! It's good to feel that all parts of your life are in balance!

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JNCWHALEY 1/30/2012 11:28AM

    Great job getting everything in!!!! I just realized looking at your numbers that I didn't count my high knees. I should know everything is counted in Bodyrock.

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JSALERNO 1/30/2012 8:42AM

    I WILL BE ABLE TO GET A NAP IN THIS AFTERNOON. I THINK ITS AMAZING HOW YOU ARE SO ORGANIZED WITH YOUR WORKOUTS. I AM STILL DECIDING WHAT ELSE I WANT TO DO WHILE I EAT MY BREAKFAST.

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BodyRock Log, Jump Rope Jan 28th, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Another Fit Test this Saturday and at first, not doing too well, maybe I need to warm up a bit before starting my workout and I still sore from previous day, haha. Anyhow, had two session, afternoon and night and I think it's much better to do this to get better performance :D

Gosh, now I know how important muscles for my daily things, even simple things like sitting down, walking up/down few stairs and even throw myself into bed. Now, for every movement, I feel my butt and thighs on fire but thankfully lesser aches, hehe.

My workout for Jan 28th, 2012:
*** *** *** Afternoon *** *** ***
1. BodyRock 30-Day Challenge Week 3 Day 1 Fit Test and Sean's Chest & Triceps
www.bodyrock.tv/2012/01/16/day-1-wee
k-3-fitness-test-2-seans-chest-and-tri
ceps-workout/


Posted my result in the team's forum:
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sageboard_thread.asp?board=18287x46952
x46071179


Fit Test result, those in brackets were my starting number :D
Timer: 7 x 50s exercise/10s rest = 7 minutes
#1 Squat Jump = 17 (19)
#2 Push Ups (modified) = 15 (15)
#3 Burpees = 14 (11)
#4 High Knees = 120 (80)
#5 Switch Lunges = 38 (26)
#6 Tuck Jumps = 15 (12)
#7 Straight Abs = 17 (15)

*** Quite happy with the results, especially when I did all those with sore butt and thighs LOL

Sean's Chest & Triceps result:
Timer: 2 minutes for each exercises with 20s rest after the exercises = 7 minutes
#1 (Alternative) Pushup (holding the arm rests) & Triceps Dip with a chair = 7
#2 21′s – Wide Push Up, Close Grip Push Up, Diamond Push Up = 7 for all pushups plus extra 7 for Wide Push Up
#3 (Alternative) Press Up on floor with a pair of 5lbs dumbbells = 30

2. Cool down 3:00 and stretches 4:00

*** *** *** Night *** *** ***
3. Jump Rope
Timer: 15 x 30s exercise / 10s rest = 10 minutes
Total 985 jumps (240 twist jumps, 745 normal jumps)

4. Stretches 3:00

Total workout = 7:00 + 7:00 + 7:00 + 10:00 + 3:00 = 34 minutes

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For tracking my January 2012 jump rope goal:
Total jumps = 985
Goal = 5K
Previous total = 3070
Current total = 3070 + 985 = 4055
Jumps to reach my goal = 5000 - 4055 = 945

  
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TAICHIDANCER 1/29/2012 10:04AM

    I like your comment about how, when a muscle is sore, you realize all the different ways you use that muscle in everyday movements. Very true.

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BodyRock 30-D Challenge Update - Week 1 & 2

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I finally completed half of the challenges, done Week 1 and Week 2, WooHoo! In the middle, I had 7 days of no exercise at all but I don't regret it too much as I realized I need rest more, especially after my 1st time day trip (business trip) to out of town, need 2 hrs 10 min flight per trip, went with 1st flight from town and the 2nd last flight back. After after the business trip, there were 2 days of trying to finish tasks at work as much as I can before long holidays, 5 days of weekends, Chinese New Year (2 days) and 1 day off.

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The list of the workouts for BodyRock 30-Day Challenges can be found here:
www.bodyrock.tv/category/30-day-chal
lenge-2/


And to post results and blogs, see how others in the BodyRockers team, here's the place to be:
Blogs:
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46952x458
05755


Workouts:
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sageboard.asp?board=18287x46952


And here's the list of what I've done for Week 1 and Week 2:
Week 1:
Day 1 Jan 4th Fit Test:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4657944


Day 2 Jan 5th Good Feeling Workout:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4660357


Day 3 Jan 8th International Love Workout:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4665609

Day 4 Jan 10th Wish You Would Workout:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4672192

Day 5 Jan 14th I Won't Give Up Workout:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4677020

Week 2:
Day 1 Jan 14th Turn Me On Workout:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4681588

Day 2 Jan 15th Domino Workout:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4683700

Day 3 Jan 24th Wild Ones Workout:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4700506


Day 4 Jan 25th Bringing Sexy Back Workout:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4702729

Day 5 Jan 27th Glory To The Booty Workout:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4707939


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So, after the so-call 2 weeks (including the 7 days off, should be 3 weeks, haha), here's my updated body measurements result, taken on Saturday Jan 28th 06:00hrs, after my Subuh prayer, those in brackets are my starting numbers for the 30-day Challenge:
- Neck = 12.5" (12.5")

- Chest/Boobs = 34" (34")
- Below breasts = 26.5" (26.5")

- Upper arm = 10" (10")
- Lower arm = 8.24" (8")

- Waist = 29" (30")
- Below navel = 35.5" (34")

- Hips = 36.5" (36")
- Butt = 38" (39")

- Upper thigh = 22" (22.5")
- Lower thigh = 16" (15.5")
- Calf = 13.25" (13.5")

So, what increased, what's decreased, what's the total of my reduction and increment?
No change:
- Neck = 12.5"
- Chest/Boobs = 34"
- Below breasts = 26.5"
- Upper arm = 10"

Increased:
- Lower arm = 8.25" (8") ~ +0.25"
- Below navel = 35.5" (34") ~ +1.5"
- Hips = 36.5" (36") ~ +0.5"
- Lower thigh = 16" (15.5") ~ +0.5"
TOTAL = +2.75"

REDUCED!
- Waist = 29" (30") ~ -1"
- Butt = 38" (39") ~ -1"
- Upper thigh = 22" (22.5") ~ -0.5"
- Calf = 13.25" (13.5") ~ -0.25"
TOTAL = -2.75"

I guess, the conclusion is even, haha.

Well, at least for my goal measurements, from 5, I got one bull's eye, 3 are reduced :D
- GOAL Chest = 34" ~ DONE!
- GOAL Under bust = 26" ~ current 26.5", which is reduced, so 0.5" to go
- GOAL Waist = 26" ~ current 29", which is reduced, so 3" to go
- GOAL Hips = 34" ~ current 36.5", which is increased, so 2.5" to go
- GOAL Thigh = 20" ~ current 22", which is reduced, so 2" to go

  
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FEED_ME_SHOES 1/29/2012 6:01AM

    Great results and thats only halfway through the challenge! Good on you for not stopping!

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APPEALSTOME 1/28/2012 6:33PM

    great job on reducing some areas of your body. Gaining inches took time, and do not melt fast. Keep up good work.
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HAWAIIANMAMMA 1/28/2012 4:57PM

    I just started week 2 and that first day kicked my butt! Did both workouts with a short break in between. Feels good to be sore!

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FITMOMMYFORLIFE 1/28/2012 10:30AM

    Your measurments are so interesting! Good for you for listening to your body and doing what you needed to do! I say, congrats on your losses! =]

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