Metamorphosis & TurboFire - Making beautiful music
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
I just read my last blog post and my goodness was I dramatic that day?! HaHaHa...Sheesh - this one is more upbeat and less doom and gloom. Good gracious.
I missed posting here yesterday but I didn't miss working out! I had missed three days of doing Meta - a record but not a good one - and I was feeling really icky. Thankfully the weather has been beautiful here and every day this week I've been able to get out for lunchtime walks. Burned a bunch of calories - 250 and 2.39 miles on Monday, 289 and 2.37 miles today - and as wonderful as that is, it's not even the best part!
When I'm able to do something physical that I enjoy during my workday, it always puts me in a good mood and seriously ups the odds of exercising after work. I sleep better, I wake up feeling refreshed - all positives... so why the heck don't I workout every day right?! It's usually not a case of just not feeling like it, although I do have days like that. Most of the time life and responsibilities are the culprits - and there's no cure for it. That's why I'm always thankful when I have days like the last two.
Yesterday and today I got back on track with Metamorphosis, completing days 16 & 17. I recognize from the first 10 days of exercises that I start out worrying I won't be able to do the exercises, they're just going to be too hard. I push through it and by the 5th or 6th day, I'm feeling pretty good. I'm doing more reps and really connecting to the movements as Tracy suggests for the best results, and I'm looking forward to the workouts. Today was that day. Even though it still kicked
my butt, I felt strong and knew I was improving. Burned 132 calories yesterday and 149 today. A great feeling - love it.
TurboFire had also taken a semi-hit, but I got back to that too and the Fire30, which is kind of my go-to TurboFire workout. It has two HiiT series and it really gets my heart rate up. The amount of calories you burn doing any TurboFire workout is really up to you, determined by how hard you push. Are you following Alee - the low impact exerciser - or are you following Chalene - who you KNOW is hype?! Today I pushed pretty hard, but I could tell I was fatiguing - so I kept good form while doing a few of the moves low impact. I went all out for the HiiT portions, though, which is why I still burned 239 calories. That's lower than my average calorie burn of 267 for Fire30's, but it's in the vicinity, so I'll take it. Most important was the getting in the workouts - so YaY!
Weekend's almost here and I'm looking forward to it as usual - here's to having a good one! DC