Thursday, February 06, 2014
I'm using my Jillian Michaels videos right now for a 30 day workout plan. Next month, I hope to add, and buy more, SparkPeople dvds. Below is a modified version of a workout plan I found on Pinterest.
Key: 30DS - 30 Day Shred (Lvl 1 or 2), Abs - Killer Abs DVD, Legs - Killer Buns and Thighs DVD
** If I substitute another DVD in, it will probably be the SparkPeople cardio DVD I have (if you don't have it, please consider getting it. Great for beginners to advanced. I had finished 30 days straight of 30 day shred and the SP DVD kicked my behind!)
1. 30DS Lvl 1 (Completed 2/6)
2. 30DS Lvl 1
4 30DS Lvl 1
8. 30DS Lvl 1
9. 30DS Lvl 2
11. 30DS Lvl 2
15. 30DS Lvl 2 + Abs
16. 30DS Lvl 2
18. 30DS Lvl 1+2
22. 30DS Lvl2+1
25. Legs + Lvl2
27. Abs + 30DS Lvl1
28. Abs + Legs
29. 30DS Level 2+1
30. Legs + Abs
Please remember, I barely have a clue about what I'm doing and whether I'm doing it right. I'm just hoping this will help me get moving in the right direction. I want to do the SparkPeople videos next month (because, honestly, it seems like more fun, and I'm not kissing up) and also add in some bellydance dvds I have (Goddess Workout and others). I used to do P90X, and I'd like to do that again, but if I can barely get five pushups completed, I don't think I'm ready. Plus, my husband did P90X with me, and I'm hoping this month will motivate him. Last year, when I did 30 days of 30DS, the following month, he did P90X with me. A healthier family will be a huge bonus to this. Fingers crossed.
Have a great day and thank you for stopping by my little blog.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
This morning started off with an argument. I got in a fight... With myself.
*alarm goes off*
Sleepy me: Ugh, it is too dark outside, I can't run at 6 am.
Exercise me: But you'll regret it if you don't go now. Will you really want to run at 7 pm?
Sleepy me: Bed. Warm. Comfortable.
*roll over and face plant into pillow*
Exercise me: Stop being a whiner and get up. Now.
Sleepy me: But...
Exercise me: Fine, I'm leaving.
So Exercise me won the fight. I got out and did Day 3, Week 1 of C25K. I was rewarded with a gorgeous sunrise. My camera can't do it justice, but here you go. Have a great day.
Monday, August 05, 2013
I just love it here at SparkPeople. I read through comments on past blogs and I have to say, I'm grateful for all of you. Thank you.
I have a plan. I'm doing C25K every other day. Yesterday, my second day of the plan, Friday was the first, I was in SO much pain... Hobbling everywhere. My husband was trying not to laugh as I nearly fell down when I tried to stand up. Don't worry, I got back at him. The house smelled like Icy Hot all night. (Evil Laugh)
Today, I'm resting, but I'll probably try and stretch a bit. On non-run days, except today, I'll be doing a workout video or two. I think I will do 30 day shred and maybe add to that the SparkPeople cardio DVD. Coach Nicole is awesome.
Food is the big struggle. I was bad yesterday. Very bad. The good thing about life is you can start over with your health and fitness anytime. So, this morning, I had a shake (Carnation Breakfast Essentials, not the best, but it was tasty). For lunch, I had a spinach salad with avocado and oranges. Sounds weird, but for some reason, after having oranges on a salad a while back, I just love it. And I feel full enough now, so I am not wanting to nibble on bad stuff.
Have a great day, and thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
I fell off the wagon. After my mother-in-law came to visit in May, I had a week break in my workouts and I didn't pick it back up again. Today, I started again and I discovered exactly what the most difficult thing about this journey toward fitness is: starting over.
Once you get started, it gets easier to keep going.
So day one all over again, but I just have to remember to keep going.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
I finished 30 days of 30 day shred. I started March 1 and my last workout was this morning.
I know you're supposed to take rest days, but I wanted to do this for myself. As a teen and young adult, I always had goals and worked to reach them. Lately, that hasn't been the case. Finishing 30 day shred in 30 days was something I had to do for myself, to prove that I could set my mind to something and accomplish it. And I'll be honest, it feels amazing.
And, really, I don't think I could have done it without SparkPeople and the people who have been kind enough to give me words of encouragement on here. Thank you.
This isn't the end, obviously, but it's like reaching the top of that first hill that I didn't think I could climb. Time to keep going. My husband and his co-workers started P90X this week and I joined in. I will put all of my energy toward that now.
Have an amazing weekend.
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