Saturday, December 31, 2011
133 days since I started Bodyrocking.
I have worked out 100 days total since.
Not too bad for only about 4 months, but I'm gonna raise that considerably in 2012
Fat Terminator Workout
I was confused by the intervals, so I set my GymBoss for 10/30s x 30 rounds for a nice even 20 minute workout.
I had a little headache this morning and guess who showed up? You bet. Flo. I felt fine until just about 20 minutes before I went to work out so it was a total surprise. Yep- you heard it here- FLO HATES EXERCISE and when you do it, she stays quiet!
My tummy started to ache during my workout but I pushed through and did the very best I could, which wasn't too bad, all thing considered. This is another great bodyweight workout, so if you don't have equipment, get to it!
Low Jacks: 27/27/25
Dynamic pushup (on toes, hands on park bench, which is why numbers are low): 6/6/5
Jump Squats: 16/14/13
Half Burpees: 13/14/15
Side Jump Lunge Right Leg: 8/7/8
Side Jump Lunge Left Leg: 11/10/11
Alternating Step Ups (on park bench): 14/13/13
Dancing Crab: 15/16/17
Butt Lift and Toe Touch: 7/11/10
Jump Rope: 80/81/86
A few notes- I switched out the twist jump for regular jump rope. Also, I'm very excited to talk about the dancing crab. I remember the second Bodyrock I ever did, I tried to do the dancing crab and I couldn't do it properly, I had to modify it to just lift my legs and not my arms. I couldn't keep my balance because I wasn't strong enough. I did NOT modify it today!!!! Actually come to think of it... I didn't really modify anything.
I found a cute picture of myself on my phone. I love taking silly pictures. Any picture in which I look like a normal, sane person is such a disappointment to me.
Friday, December 30, 2011
I keep picking bodyweight Bodyrocks. I'm not sure why. I'm home now. I have my little ghetto sandbag and my squat bucket and my blue weighted ball named Boris... anyway, this is the Bodyrock I did today.
Side Jump Lunges
Reptile Pushups (from knees)
Leg lifts (from mat- no equipment required!)
Then I went to the gym and canceled my membership and preached the glory of Bodyrock to anyone who would listen. The lady who helped me said she was going to tell her daughter, who exercises in her dorm room. Yay!
It feels good to be eating healthy again. I haven't been tracking, but one thing at a time. Last night I made my amazing beef barley soup. I'm serious folks, if you haven't made this, you have to. It is sooooooooooooo delicious. I wrote a blog about it a few weeks ago, so I'm gonna give you the recipe again and this time I have a picture!!!!
Beef Barley Soup
16 oz lean beef round, cut into small chunks
3/4 cup pearl barley
8 cups beef broth
Baby carrots (a small bag?)
Dried onion (maybe 1/4 cup?)
Heaping 1/2 tsp. fennel seed
A generous spoonful of minced garlic
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
2 lbs mushrooms
1 or 2 bag baby spinach
Put the beef, barley, and broth into a pot and bring to a boil. Skim off foam.
Add carrots, dried onion, fennel seed, pepper, garlic, and tomatoes. Reduce heat and simmer about 45 minutes.
Add mushrooms, simmer another 15 minutes.
Take off heat and stir in spinach.
OMG YES NOM.
Then today, I fixed this for my lunch:
BBQ Shrimp Pizza
Mini pizza crust, BBQ sauce, salad shrimps, shredded cheese and pineapple... adjust amounts to your caloric preferences.
And just because I'm in my photos...
I made this bed for my kittehs using an old wicker laundry basket I found at the Goodwill for $2 and the horrifically staticky Snuggie my mom gave me a few years ago.
My cats are funny. They'll sleep in/on absolutely anything. Cardboard boxes... expensive beds... cheap beds... homemade beds... my suitcase... each other... it's funny really. I get a kick out of giving them new beds because no matter what it is, they'll be in it. Guaranteed.
This is my grandma at her birthday party. I caught her in the middle of her birthday wish.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
I think I like Bodyrock so much because I've always figured, if you're gonna put in the time to work out and change your body, why not give it everything you have?
Well... the workout I picked today really delivered.
This is definitely the hardest Bodyrock I can remember doing in a long, long time. And you don't need any equipment for it either, other than your handy-dandy GymBoss which I cannot live without.
Man, I thought I was gonna faint, puke, and die, possibly in that order, possibly not. I was feeling good this morning, and I thought, heck, I'll tack another round onto that 3. Um. Hellz no. Halfway through the first round, I was already gasping and sweating and wondering if I'd live to blog about it.
Elevated Leg Lunge Jump- These were... quite something. I really want to get better at stuff like this which is why I picked this workout. Talk about a burn, baby burn. I didn't modify it. I'm sure my numbers would have been higher if I had, but like I said, I want to get better at these sorts of exercises.
Right leg: 10-6-6
Left leg: 11-9-7
Elbow Plank Side Hops- apparently really kicked it into gear the last round and kept a steadier pace. If you try this workout, don't pause after each hop, keep it moving.
Exploding Star- YIKES. I had to modify this a little because I can't jump up from all the way on the ground like Z does. I tried to get my thighs parallel to the ground, at least.
I wore my new Dri-Fit Nike pants (in TALL!!!!!!!!!!!) for this workout and it was awesome. So excited to have PANTS. I only had 2 pairs of workout PANTS until now in Tall, both of which I bought in 2006 from Fit Couture. I highly recommend them. They were expensive for sure, but I've worn and washed those things hundreds and hundreds of times and they still look and feel brand new. It's great to have another pair of pants. I have lots of capris but I like pants the best.
Lastly I want to introduce you to the newest member of my Giant Microbes collection. For Christmas, my friend gave me chlamydia!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Hey all! Just got back to MD. Booooo! But at least I have 5 more days off work alllllllllllllllllllllllll to myself!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOO!
I have been noticing lately, people have been commenting on my workout blogs, saying they're tucking the no-equipment Bodyrock workouts I do into the backs of their minds.
Yinz want a full list of No Equipment Bodyrocks workouts?
You want a short description of all the workouts?
How about the time it takes to do them?
***I DO NOT KNOW WHO MADE THIS LIST. IT WAS NOT ME.*** I found it in a comment on the Bodyrock website. You can leave this person a comment through Facebook and tell them how much you love the list though.
Click this link.
Love all yinz guys.
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