First weigh-in since July 1st: I lost 0.2 pounds…seriously? I guess I can’t complain. At least it went down. But 0.2, though? I wish it was at least 1 pound. Maybe it’s the sugars and chips here and there? IDK…
July 1: 156.4
July 19: 156.2
Repeat 3 sets of the following. Do all exercises quickly and without rest in between, but take a 2 minute break at the end of each set. :)
- 50 jumping jacks
- 12 pushups
- 30 walking lunges
- 20 jump squats
- 50 crunches
- 20 mountain climbers
- 10 burbees, with a 5 pound weight in each hand
1. To increase cardiovascular fitness levels?
20 Mins, 2-5 times a week.
2. To lose weight?
20-30 mins, 3 times a week.
3. To tone up?
2 sets of 15 reps, 2 times a week.
4. To maintain fitness / weight?
20-40mins, 3 times a week.
5. To increase flexibility?
5-10 mins, everyday.
I had no idea this even existed XD It’s another product from BeachBody (P90X, Insanity, Hip Hop Abs) called Turbo Fire that incorporates HIIT that is not as intense as Insanity. By the way, the music is actually pretty good!
I’m going to be doing this daily on top of my gym stuff. I don’t think I’m going to be strict and follow the 90 day program unless I know I have time to dedicate to it everyday (so…maybe starting in January?).
For sure, when I get back to school, I am going to do Insanity! These exercise videos are a much use of my time than walking for 40 minutes on the treadmill.
Have you guys heard of Turbo Fire? Let me know your thoughts!
obligatory —> ?
1. Last day of 30 Day Shred Level 2! I can finally do it without stopping, too!
2. Hip Hop Abs — Fat Burning Cardio or Total Body Burn
3. Nike Training Club — Wipeout Workout
If I also go to the gym:
2. 10 mins on the stairclimber (OMG…….it slays me!)
3. Spinning for 20-30 minutes.
I have a interesting relationship with running. I have arch pain every so often, giving me a symptom called ‘os navicular arches’. It’s really finicky, and when the pain kicks in, running is a bitch! So, progress for me is slow. When I first started, I was jogging at a 4.0 mph pace on the treadmill…fuck, I can walk faster than that. But, hey, it’s a start. Then I slowly went to 5.0, and now I’m running comfortably at a 6.5.
It just takes time and repetition! If you stick with it, you’ll see that your body can give more and more! Often, when my pain kicks in, I want to stop even if I am not tired whatsoever. So, I just kept talking to myself to not let my head give in before my feet did.
Slow and steady wins the race! :D
1. Zumba Fitness - Basics video
2. Walk on treadmill for 30-40 (And attempt to study for the GRE while doing so)
3. 30 Day Shred Level 2 (8th or 9th session!)
At the Gym:
1. Run 2 or 3 miles
Aaaaaaaaand, as always, I do my weights before I run :D
Whoo! Action packed day!