Continue working on the part of your body that you started with this weekend!.
For those of you who chose CORE/ABDOMINALS to work on this week... look up a new workout to try on 2-3 of the next 4 days. That would add up to about 45-75 minutes in 4 days. On Friday, I will ask you to report in on how many minutes you spent working on your CORE.
M: 20 min Jackie Warner core workout + 60 min cardio class
T: rest day
W: 15 min Denise Austin abs (rest day, so better than nothing!)
Th: JM yoga meltdown 30 min and 20 min walk
35 just core. There are lots of planks and twists in yoga meltdown, so maybe I can cheat and stretch it to 65 minutes???!
The middle of the week is hard for me with work and family and yadda yadda yadda excuses. So while I know this doesn't look like a lot, it is much more than I was doing a few weeks ago. It is good for me to have a focus (this week: abs) and to get in as much as I can. A short 10 minutes of abs is better than 10 minutes on the couch.
BONUS: To mix it up- try adding different kinds of core strengthening moves- such as twists- or attempt a Pilates DVD that focuses on your core muscles. done and done!
CHALLENGE BONUS: Try a new fun healthy recipe this week on a day that you had a killer workout. Post a pic (if you can- totally optional) of both proof of your workout AND the delicious healthy meal you made yourself for a full circle of sexiness.
Check out one of my favorite food blogs:
I've tried a few recipes and they've all been great. The Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Bread Pudding is amazing! I used pumpkin and it really did taste like pumpkin pie.
Choose ONE area to workout this weekend that is NOT the one you worked out last weekend. Choose from UPPER BODY, LOWER BODY or CORE. If you want to do a total body workout this weekend, that's cool- but try to put emphasis on one of those three. Do TWO workouts this weekend for this - this should only take you 45 minutes to two hours total for the whole weekend.
CORE for me! I neglect this area big time even though I know how important it is. I tried a 10 min standing ab video today. HATED it! so then I just did about 10 more minutes of ab work from pilates moves and stuff that I actually like. My tummy feels it right now! I'll try another video tomorrow.
I love OnDemand. I did a different 10 min ab thing on Sat and it was great. Today I did a 20 min Jackie Werner video. holy crap! I struggled to keep up with the modified movements most of the time! lots of moves I've never done before. I'll definitely do it again.
40 + minutes abs this weekend that I would not have done without this challenge. B2W!!!!
Try to get in AT LEAST 30 minutes of cardio and 10 minutes of stretching this weekend!
Fri- 30 min BL last chance workout + 20 min walk
Sat- yoga meltdown + 20 min ST with resistance bands
Sun- 60 min cardio class + 10 min stretching
For Mission One this last weekend, I am proud to report that my max time for plank on elbows is: 75 seconds and plank on hands: 63 seconds
I also tried out a new squats video and added JM shred back into routine.
I also did a 60 minute cardio class.
I posted my proof: ummmm, I took "before" pics for the first time and that was a big step. That was all I did with a camera. you'll just have to trust me this time!
This week's mission!.
For those who chose TOTAL to work on first... continue your new workout on 2-3 of the next 4 days. That would add up to about 60-90 minutes in 4 days (NOT EACH DAY- ALTOGETHER).
M: yoga meltdown 30 min (I should start adding shovel time. That's a total body workout and we're in the middle of another effing blizzard. I'm so over this winter.)
T: strength training 20 min
W: yoga meltdown 30 min
total minutes: 80
A) Cardio - do AT LEAST 100 minutes of dedicated cardio before you go to bed Thursday night.
M: BL last chance workout video 30 min
W: Body step class 60 min (+10 min run on treadmill to get to 100 min!)
total minutes: 100
Each day this week, find one small thing that motivates you and find a way to save.
Make me Muffin Top-less!
I want these jeans to FIT.
I'm obsessed with Jillian. I love her videos. Yoga Meltdown is my favorite right now and I can feel myself getting stronger.
My babes!! The 3 of us do videos together. P in the bouncy seat and W and me getting crazy with Jillian. A 2 year old yelling at you to do what "the exercise girls" do is hilarious and motivating. She gets mad if I'm not doing exactly what they're doing.
Tomorrow is my rest day. I'm getting ahead of myself because I have the time today and won't tomorrow. But... just because I won't have gym or video workout time, doesn't mean I can't move my athletic body! as much as I can. every step counts.
such a dangerous place! Not my choice of where to go out to eat. (in-laws were in town and their fav place) Anyway, for the first time in my entire life, I conquered the buffett. I loaded up my plate with fruit, little bit of eggs, and a low-fat yogurt. I had one small bite of my husband's sausage and 3 bites of daughter's french toast. not bad at all. No bacon. No cheesy hash browns. None! at! all! You have no idea what a big deal this is. Hash browns are my favorite. I am a high carb girl. Potatoes used to be my best friend. This morning I looked at them and said, "no way jose."
B2W Friday - Sunday Missions!
This Weekend, MAKE ME STRONG.
1. pictures: took em! I fired up my favorite work out music and snapped away. Then I went straight to a workout after seeing the back fat. And since I'm new to this picture thing and less that tech savvy, I put them in the wrong places and deleted them quickly from camera and computer before I could fix it. oh well. 2 are on my page and 1 is on team page.
2. Track fiber and vitamin D
3.Timed strength moves and max amt:
* push-ups on knees in 1 minutes: 38 max amt:
*alternating lunges stepping forward in 1 min: max:
*squats in 1 min: 33 max: 120
*hold a plank on elbows: 1 min 15 seconds
I focused on good form, not speed. Do it all again in 2 weeks maybe? a month?
4. One that I avoid:
I did level 1 of the JM shred video. Hadn't done it in 2 weeks. I need to work it back into routine. Then I tried a squats video On Demand that I have never tried before. Love this challenge already!
5. Motivation Maintenance (fun stuff)
NAIL A GOAL OUTFIT TO THE WALL (I had my favorite jeans in a closet upstairs. Took them out and hung em up!! I will wear them this Spring.)