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My First Workout With Les Mills Pump

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Thursday, January 02, 2014





Today is day 8 of my streak!

Did you get any fitness related gifts for Christmas? Thats the kind of gift that I LOVE to get, and I'm blessed to have a hubby who knows it. The next holiday coming up is Valentines Day, and I know hubby won't be giving me a box of chocolate or roses....he's certain to give me a workout DVD or a yoga mat or maybe some new workout pants. And I sure don't mind not getting the chocolate! (Although I wouldn't mind getting some roses.)

For Christmas, hubby got me Les Mills Pump! I had been wanting that for quite a while, but I never thought I'd get it. So I was so surprised and thrilled when I opened my gift on Christmas morning and there it was. I spent Christmas day just watching the workout DVD's that came with it, so that I'd familiarize myself with them. Hubby watched them with me, and he kept saying "Are you sure you're going to be able to do this?" He was concerned, because the trainers on the DVD's are all young and in awesome shape.

I re-assured him that I'd be just fine. I'm not competing with the Les Mills trainers. The only person I'm competing with is myself! I know what I'm capable of, and I know my limits just as well as I know my strengths. I know how hard I can push myself without hurting myself.






Yesterday was my first workout with Les Mills Pump. I put on my Warrior Gear (which is what I call my workout clothes. It motivates me!) and then put on my knee brace. I went into the living room and inserted the DVD into the player...and started my emoticon LMP workout, the Pump Challenge.

It was GREAT! Wow, did I love that workout! It was hard, but they show how to modify it. Yes, they did encourage me to "squat deep" and I had to say "no way" to that. My 52 year old knees have put the kibosh on squatting deep....but I did do squats, and plenty of them! I went as low as I could while doing them (and the lunges) and by the end of the workout my legs felt like hot jelly! The workout didn't neglect the upper body, either. By the end of the 20 minute workout, I was sweating, tired and feeling awesome!



Les Mills Pump comes with a workout schedule, and today is designated as rest day....and if my legs could talk, they'd say "hooray" to that! They are definitely feeling a little sore today. My upper arms are a little sore too. I know its going to take a little time for my body to get used to this workout. But I enjoyed it and I'm going to stick with it!



Since today is my day off from LMP, I'm going to be working out with Coach Nicole's 28 Day Boot Camp DVD, which is excellent. What workout are you going to do today? Have a great day and a healthy new year!

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GRAMPIAN 3/20/2014 7:06AM

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DEEKELLYE 1/10/2014 4:21PM

    Good job on the new LMP workout! Sounds like fun!

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LUVTOBOWL 1/9/2014 8:37PM

    Wow! You rock Pix!

Thanks for sharing!

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LEORAJO 1/9/2014 6:05PM

    I have this set too and really like. I tried going to a class but was felt out of place with all the 20 somethings that were there ( I am 57 ) . Enjoy and good luck. emoticon

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FANCYKAYAH 1/9/2014 3:43PM

    Yes, for Christmas I received a FitBit Force but I wasn't feeling that at all so I exchanged it for a Spark Tracker which should be here anytime! I also have new walking shoes, and I already have the major workout pieces like a treadmill, stationary bike, elliptical, rowing machine, resistance bands, weights and a yoga mat so no need to hit the gym for me. I like walking and cardio best but after doing strength training I am starting to really get into it now!
Glad you are enjoying Les Miles Pump. I think sometime this year I am going to try kettle bells to get a little variety in but I need more strength before I attempt that!

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ARTJAC 1/8/2014 6:31PM

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CAROL_31649731 1/8/2014 10:56AM

    I knew you'd enjoy Les Mills . . . so glad for you! What a wonderful gift your hubby gave you. I got Kathy Smith's Kettlebell set/DVD for Christmas & love it! It's shaking things up for me. And "sparked" by one of your blogs, I ordered Kathy Smith's Step Aerobics DVD for myself (I had bought an inexpensive step at Goodwill, so I can do this at home). Step is one of my all-time favs, too! emoticon emoticon

Pixie, thank you so much for your wonderful blogs! I don't always get a chance to respond right away, but I do take time to catch up on them later cause they're all so good!!!

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CORNERKICK 1/8/2014 1:40AM

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SHANNONY84 1/8/2014 12:47AM

    Thank you for sharing!

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SANZSPARK 1/7/2014 6:58PM

    "Kibosh"...that's a new one for me! I like how you suit up in "Warrior Gear" too! I love your embedded pictures too! emoticon Thanks for inspiring so many!

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 1/7/2014 5:28AM

    That workout program is on my wish list. Glad to read about how you loved it!!

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ASCIESZKA 1/7/2014 4:07AM

    Thank you for sharing!

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GEORGE815 1/6/2014 7:17PM

    Happy New Year! Always positive stuff. Thank you!

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ASK_STRATMAN 1/6/2014 2:01PM

    My fitness toy for 2014 is Sparkpeople and a cable to watch the exercises on my TV from my Laptop! Happy to hear the new workout rocks! Enjoy! Keep up the positive motivation!

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QTEALADY20031 1/6/2014 1:36PM

    Pixie, good for you for doing a new workout and finishing it!!! You KNOW you can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon June

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SNOWYOGA 1/6/2014 12:57PM

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GENRE009 1/6/2014 10:54AM

    you are the Olympian ,
the carries the torch across the finish line,
before the race begins!
I know you can,
I -know- you -can-.
I -KNOW- YOU- CAN-!
GO GIRL!-!-!-!-! ------------------------- emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GENRE009 1/6/2014 10:53AM

    you are the Olympian ,
the carries the torch across the finish line,
before the race begins!
I know you can,
I -know- you -can-.
I -KNOW- YOU- CAN-!
GO GIRL!-!-!-!-! ------------------------- emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KMCOOK75 1/6/2014 10:53AM

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IMEMINE1 1/6/2014 5:31AM

    emoticon Good for you. I have a bunch of dvds I use. I have a new Jillian Michaels that I am going to do.
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MADAMES 1/5/2014 8:51PM

    Sounds like your hubby is a real sweeheart! You are so clever, challenging yourself but keeping the boundaries reasonable for you! Way to go!
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HABITATVITALITY 1/5/2014 8:50PM

    Thankyou for the wonderful inspiration! You sure a a bright light on spark!

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FATHINSN 1/5/2014 8:24PM

    Love it that you're competing with yourself! You also didn't force yourself to do what's suggested in the workout as you know your own limit, that's awesome :D

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HEISTHEANSWER 1/5/2014 5:32PM

    sOUNDS LIKE A REAL NICE CHRISTMAS GIFT TO MEET YOUR PLANS FOR THE NEW YEAR.
BEST WISHES.

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KIPPER15 1/5/2014 4:42PM

    Thanks for the motivation!. Love the warrior clothes!

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CHOOSEYOURHARDD 1/5/2014 10:09AM

    Thank you for your inspiration! I had a migraine yesterday, and woke up with what I call the migraine "hangover". Holding down the couch was looking like my future until I ready your blog. I put on my workout clothes, and did my T25 workout. If I hadn't read your blog, I'm pretty sure that wouldn't have happened. Thanks for guilting me out of my comfort zone!! emoticon


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SASSYTHING52 1/5/2014 12:42AM

    have fun

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CKTALL 1/4/2014 11:31PM

    Of Les Mills classes
Body Pump is my favorite

Luv it

Keep it up and do what you can only you know how low you can go

It is all relative anyway because if I say lift heavy you lift what is heavy to you and that is how it should be

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MSROZZIE 1/4/2014 10:19PM

    Great blog and good luck on your new fitness venture. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RUNNINDOWN 1/4/2014 9:33PM

    You go girl! I'm starting a Les Mills programs myself, I'm going to do the Combat Training. Keep it up...you rock!

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RUKIDDINGME123 1/4/2014 7:04PM

    Your so inspiring!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 1/4/2014 5:47PM

    Glas you like the videos

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HOLLYM48 1/4/2014 5:33PM

    Sounds like that awesome gift is going great. Great job on starting and doing all that work. Those squats are killers!
Keep up the great work.

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JUNEAU2010 1/4/2014 5:17PM

    Scary looking equipment, but I can relate to the feeling. Kettlebells do that for me. I walked at lunch and when I get home from work, I am playing with my Kettlebells!

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CHANGING-TURTLE 1/4/2014 3:15PM

    emoticon Glad you enjoyed the work out, YOU ROCK ON WITH YOUR BAD SELF!!!!!

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RYELLIE 1/4/2014 12:33PM

  I love Les Mills Pump (and Combat too!) Keep your awesome attitude going and keep pushing play and you will be amazed at the progress that you make! emoticon

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GEORGE815 1/4/2014 12:13PM

    Good luck in that "warrior gear". Happy New Year!

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NANCY- 1/4/2014 9:32AM

    Pixie, I can feel your joy!
Go for it girlfriend.
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WISHICOULDFLY 1/4/2014 9:13AM

    Pixie, you know you have retrained your brain when fitness equipment has replaced chocolates and rose on your wish list! emoticon emoticon

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CAL6563 1/4/2014 8:50AM

    emoticon Pixie!! I didn't get any new fitness toys this year....I have so many that I don't use right now...LOL. I have gone through some of the things I have and trying to figure out which one I'm going to tackle. I am working on my running again and made it through all 3 workouts last week. Keep the spark streak going, my friend. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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  Thanks for sharing.

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SCRAPBECCA 1/4/2014 1:40AM

    Thanks for the inspiration and motivation today!

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