Monday, October 10, 2011
I was looking for a short workout on arrival home today. I settled on a new one from SULFABABY - found here - www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4522842 or HERE - sulfababy.tumblr.com/post/1110920155
1/lumberjack which was actually 30 mins, so i halved it to have a nice lil 15 minute workout. Did i say 'nice lil'? Yeah... maybe shorter than it shouldn't be but i was REALLY feeling it in the final round and tiring fast!
I didn't do any kettlebell tonight - or pullups. I should do pullups again tomorrow night. Start week -1 day 1 i think. Hopefully i'll surprise myself and find my strength has improved with the rest from pullups!
Ack, i've also forgotten to do my Prague photo blog... (Thanks Vyv! :P) - i will do it soon, promise. Like TOMORROW. Yeah, there's a challenge for myself. Post Prague blog tomorrow night. I have also left on the sidelines my weightloss in pictures blog... I'll try and sort that out this weekend. The good news in that i have most of the pics i want to use all neatly organised in their own folders etc. Woop!
Oh oh and i forgot to mention. A friend and I have purchased 10 classes of 'Hot Yoga' , it was a cheap deal and i kind of talked her into it - for something different, and i don't feel confident to go alone! So we bought them and now we just have to book our first session, woohoo! What the heck do i wear?! The closest things to 'yoga pants' i have are maybe 3/4 length bottoms, but they're grey and my bum will look majorly wet from the sweat... disaster!
I can't stop yawning, need to get to bed pronto!
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Ahhh. T'is Sunday evening. I had a nice day at work, got home and was feeling a bit tired.. until i started my workout. I planned to do a HIIT based on skipping. I've seen some friends suggest this link ( www.shapefit.com/exercise/jump-rope-
workouts-cardio.html ) (Hello Feed_Me_Shoes! ;) ) and i think i had it recommended to me a while back as it's been in my bookmarks. Wells, i used this workout and did the following. I put my numbers next to 'em too.
20 rounds - 10s rest - 50s effort. (20 mins)
Jump rope - didn't count, was a challenge to keep the rope going LOL.
Tired myself out typing it now! Early night needed i think. So afterwards, i had a while to wait still whilst the DH was preparing my roast dinner... so i added a couplet...
6 rounds 15s rest - 45s effort.
KB double hand swing-30-22-21
KB Goblet Squat-16-15-11
THEN because i wanted to add up to 30 mins, i skipped for 4 mins. That was a lot for me? lol.
Satisfied now and feeling good about myself. Enjoyed a nice big roast dinner and am nice and cosy. :D I must say - the new kettlebell is... a mixture of me looking at it and liking it, and looking at it and glaring at it. I'm still a bit afraid of it. It kills me.... heh, it really takes SO much effort and i'm struggling. I realise this is what i wanted (i've said this haven't i?) so this is the beginning... of getting stronger. You can't get strong by not being challenged, so i am half embracing these new struggles with open arms.
Also. I didn't know whether to write about this. I feel i don't have the energy to.(I'll share the links incase you're interested) I was checking out more of myomytv.com and did want to find some areas where BodyRock is mentioned, and what's the word on the street. To cut a long story short, i ended up reading and reading and reading, for over an hour. This link over at myomytv is very interesting - www.myomytv.com/bodyrock-tv-exposed-
-1/#comment-8938 . Marianne has pointed out a problem with Zuzana's sandbag swing. The page is so interesting to read the arguments both agreeing and disagreeing - which i have both agreed and disagreed with myself! There is also another very interesting article over at this page - www.huffingtonpost.com/charlotte-hil
The way i feel coming out of my reading, and mainly reading peoples comments... is, i feel a bit more 'educated'. I have a love in my heart for BodyRock.tv - and for Zuzana. She may not be perfect, her advice may not be the best or safest, her videos might be a bit raunchy or sexy to some... but i don't care. I like it and i use my common sense or my own judgement as to whether i'm going to follow advice etc, but i don't think i am a 'sheep' by wanting to call myself a BodyRocker. Nor do i think that if i stick with the workouts and diet, that i'll look like Zuzana as the end result - because i know i won't. Reading up on all this has helped me to take in information and learn more about myself. I'm really liking myomytv and Marianne, and i am open to read or use any advice people are offering about bettering yourself for your health and fitness.
I took a look in the mirror after my workout earlier. (and after my interesting reading) and i smiled. I thought, well, i might not be perfect, but i'm not too bad either? I might have that poofy belly, and jiggle here and there, but this is me and i like me. If i'm stuck like this always then that's ok. I'm enjoying working out and i'm enjoying eating healthy - but then having a good ol' pig out session. It struck me that i don't need to strive to be perfect, just make sure i am happy and content.
I'm sorry if this isn't making much sense - i'm really tired now and i have lots of words going around in my head. This is where i feel a bit stupid, and very far from smart, because i know what i'm thinking but i can't put it into words for other people to understand. It's just like a mi-match of word-vomit.
Anyways, i'm droaning on now. I'm going to keep doing what i'm doing. I haven't weighed in yet. So i haven't weighed in a good few weeks? That's ok... i will, soon, have a peak.
Always learning! :)
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Well yipes! I tried my first myomytv.com workout on arrival home tonight. I so did not want to workout hah, but i had copied it out into my workout file.... and y'know, i'm not sure if this was karma biting me on the bum or owt, but the workout i'd chosen was called "Work hard - play hard" - and i have had a MONSTER of a day to put it nicely. So i figured i couldn't not do this workout with a name like that after the day i've had!!
I did some practice moves and decided to cut it short. It should have been 6 rounds of 20 seconds rest and 40 seconds effort. With a bunch of 4 couplets. I'm new to these but really enjoyed them. Anyways i fiddled with the numbers and did 4 rounds of 15s rest and 45s effort, for each couplet.
It looked like this-
Jump rope - (didn't count!!)
Super girl pushup - 8-8
Kettlebell goblet squat-21-18
Kettlebell alt clean & press-5.5-6
Alt KB swing - 25-27
Dynamic squats- 25-27
It doesn't look much at al - but it was 16 minutes and woah. Woah. Woah. I invested in the 14kgs kettlebell to be more of a challenge. I have 4.9kgs dumbells so figured i was lifting 10 with those, so opted for the 14. Well, i have given myself some challenge indeed. I'm glad i cut the workout down a bit... that kettlebell NEARLY killed me. Hah. It's GOOD though because i really have to PUSH and work hard for it... and this is what i wanted... isn't it? ISN'T IT?!
Hehe! So what an introduction to myomytv that was. That girl is hardcore. Can't wait to do more now! I have so many options now to pick workouts from, BodyRock, Sulfababy and myomy! No excuses! Yahoo!
I had pizza for dinner but it's fine. I had Chinese last night too and that's ok too. Balanced!
On to normal life, i can't wait for this weekend to be over. Today was such a nightmare... i had to deal with 2 staff not turning in, covering for one of them ALL day long and finding cover for the other... then some other little problems arose so i had to deal with those too. It's all good experience for me though. We don't grow to be wise without having obstacles put in front of us and testing us.
Here comes Sunday! :)
Thursday, October 06, 2011
It's true to everyone that sometimes, when the body is telling the mind no or when that little voice in your head is persuading you to eat that extra portion, eat that extra snack, overindulge on whatever, skip that workout, quit that workout... you really just gotta get a hold of yourself and GRAND THEFT YO' BOOTAY! ;)
Heh. Inspiration from today's BodyRock workout. Grand Theft Booty + Counter Strike workout mash up! www.bodyrock.tv/2011/01/17/workout-m
Fun fun. And it looks really simple on paper... but it's one of those that haves you sweating right from the start and thinking "oh jeez, i'm never gonna underestimate a bodyrock workout again!"... yet we still do. :P Had a bunch of fun with this and felt myself improving on the one leg and pistol squats. They're not all the way-butt-to-the-floor low but ya know, the improvement is there. :)
I currently have a load of veggies roasting in the oven and i wish i could post a sniff link! Its smelling pretty amazing right now!! It's reminding me a little of pizza... but i'm not having pizza, i might just add some ketchup to make me think i am. Hah, the veggies will be amazing alone!
Yesterday i did BodyRock's Quantum of Sweat workout. It went well and i enjoyed it, apart from wanting to cry with whipping myself with my skipping rope. I'm still new to using the actual rope on skipping parts... and with the limited space i use in my living room, i am skipping but trying to keep the trail narrow so as not to catch the couch, or radiator, or keep it low enough not to wrap around a light...it's quite a task! I kept whipping my left hand for some reason... and really, during the second part of the workout i wanted to just drop to my knees and cry. My poor handy! I took a picture (lol) 0
Doesn't really looks so bad but i tell ya... the paaaaaiin ... *sobs*
Ok it's almost Friday. Woop? No 'woop's for me - i am working all weekend long... pffft... so have to wait until next weekend for some fun time off. It's all good - another day another dollar! (Or pound, for me. :P)
Veggies & bath tonight! Happy Thursday peeps! :)
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Decided on another great by Sulfababy for my workout this evening. I just feel so happy and ALIVE right now.. I feel like ME again, this is me, jump around my day with positivity and then look forward to getting home for my workout. Yyyeah!
Sulfa's workout by the way is here sulfababy.tumblr.com/post/1089744986
9/i-came-to-get-down You should do it! hehe, lots of fun!
So I had a nice Tuesday. Almost forgot some important work but then got it done on time... LOL. I'm a bit... scatty sometimes. Had a gorgeous 'skinny soup' for dins, "New England Butternut Squash" - very yums. And perfectly light too.
A quick food shop on the way home - and i wanted to buy a nice new notebook while i was there but forgot! I have some new ideas i want to keep record of and track and i want a nice snazzy new notebook... darn my memory!! Ohhh and i bought a kettlebell on Amazon last week, it arrived today! A 14kgs one, i've been needing something a bit heavier, and after checking out a few workouts at myomytv.com i figure a kettlebell would be handy to own so i can attempt a workout from there. It's heavy! :) It sure had my work-mates guessing!
So i got home and was a bit scared/worried about taking my bandage off. I know that the nurse kind of had to dig into my arm to get my implant out - so i was nervous about seeing what it looked like. I should have had the bandage off by now to put a new dressing on so i took it off and braved it. It's not bad at all! It has a big criss cross of tape over the wound so i can't see that properly, and the tape is rather secure, so i decided to do my workout as it was. I was careful, and had to be especially careful on the rolling burpees. I showered afterwards and made sure not to drown it, patted it dry and now i think i'll leave it uncovered maybe until morning... well, i haven't decided if i should dress it for bed to protect it to clumsy-sleeping-me or wait until morning so the dressing will be even fresher - as i only have one! Hmmm... i don't know yet.
It's starting to bruise a bit now and i have little dents in my arm... not sure where they come from and if they're going to go anywhere!
Rightio! Bed time me thinks! It's funny because the ONLY draw back of being on board with myself and working out and stuff, is i sometimes end up getting up in the middle of the night because i'm drinking so much water, or i might wake up with a huge tummy because i need a massive wee when i wake up- i drink a shed load of water after my workout to compensate for sweating... but i drink lots of water when i'm feeling good anyway... oh well, i can live with it!
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