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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Day 244

This morning I did Cize's Full Out video. It lasted for 37 minutes. The first time I did it was on Monday and I think my heart rate was only like an average of 116 so I remember thinking that it wasn't as hard as the previous week. There were some jumps and things I couldn't do that hurt my knees and just chalked up to my weight but overall I felt it was easier than the week before. And then I did yesterday. It was hard and I had a very hard time trying to get through it. so then today I repeat mondays workout and I forced myself through all the jumps and DID IT (although I'm paying for it now)  it wasn't as easy as it was on Monday, so I'm not sure what my deal was lol. today my ever to her it was 139 and I was sweating afterwards. Dripping sweat.

Tomorrow morning I have to do the hard one and I am not looking forward to it. I have to wake up earlier than I have been to exercise (bc of back to school) and I hate that. I know that I'll get over it, but i'm just gonna have a little tantrum until I do lol. I have to wake up early and do the hard one??? Ugh! I'm thinking that I'm gonna try to do this week's workout a second time and extend the 4 wks to 5 weeks. I will be a pro at this hard routine before I'm done.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Day 240, 241, 242 + 243

This morning I did 20 mins if Cize, "in the pocket," but had to take the kid to school so I stopped early.  After I got home,  I restarted it and did 47 mins.  I had to pause several times because it was difficult and needed to practice on my own (the video was moving much faster than I could keep up with).

Yesterday I did Cize also, "full out," (38 minutes) which was difficult, but not like today. This week is much harder than last, and I bet next week is going to blow my socks off.

Sunday I did push ups and leg abductors, 3 sets of 15.

Saturday I did Cize, Crazy 8s for 32 mins.

I need to do better with posting. Haha

One dayat a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Day 237, 238 +239

I just got finished doing you got this from Shaun T's exercise program called Cize. I only did the scheduled program and the cooldown which lasted for 47 minutes. I didn't did the 8 Count Abs bc I think it's stupid. I've already decided that I am going to do this program again,  so it's a goal of mine to do it then,  if I don't join in,  in the next 3 weeks.

Yesterday (Thursday) I flaked and procrastinated. I just did some stair exercises. I did 15 sets of 5 leg kick backs on each leg and woke up sore this morning, always a good sign that I'm doing something right :).

The day before that, on Wednesday, I stuck to the Cize program and did Crazy 8s. I don't know why but This particular video, Crazy 8s, gives me so much energy when i'm done. I feel so pumped and energized after I'm done. Love it!

I have to work tomorrow but I plan to continue to do the program.

One day at a time. One choice a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Day 236

I just got finished doing day 2 of Cize on the advance calendar. Today's videos were You Got This (+ cooldown) and 8 Count Abs which lasted for about 56 minutes. 

Eight Count Abs only lasted for 8 minutes,  but it was hard. There are no modified moves and I an waay to big to do these so I modified them a little so that I could still do it...or honestly I would have just sat and watched it instead.

I think yesterday seemed a little harder than today, but maybe it's bc I know what to expect now. I still like it and it's still fun. There aren't any modified moves at all and I'm happy to say that I've been able to do all of the little hops and jumping so far. I am finding that I am working a lot harder with Cize than I did with Rockin' Body and I'm not associating it so much with exercise like I did with the latter. It IS exercise but my brain, I think, sees it more as learning to dance. I'm still really stiff but I feel determined and I think that motivates me,  which also helps with not constantly looking at the huge countdown clock on the bottom left hand corner.

Of to the shower.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Day 235

Holy wow! That was a great workout! Today is the first day of Cize, another Shaun T Beachbody workout and I did Crazy 8s. It lasted for 30 mins and had like a 3 min cooldown at the end. It was a lot of fun! It was a really good workout! I am sweating, I'm bright red, I was definitely working it. I feel like I have a ton of energy right now and like I got a good workout this morning.  My average heart rate was at 151 in my high was at 168. It's a very dance workout video, like 1 step up from Rockin' Body. I'm so glad to be doing this. I hope I enjoy the rest as much as I enjoyed today.

As far as Rockin' Body, here are my accomplishments...

I lost 8.6 lbs, lost 2.5 inches off my hips, almost an inch off my belly, 1 inch off chest, a 1/2 an inch off my right arm, nothing off my left arm, and I gained 1 inch on my right thigh and gained 1/4 inch on my left.

My clothes don't feel different yet, but I think that will take some time. I think most noticeably for me  are my feet! They have gotten a lot thinner (they were wide) bc they slosh around in my my shoes now. They are so big! Lol.

For last couple months I haven't  been posting my measurements (zero motivation due to lack of change on the scale/measurements idid take) but I took my measurements at the beginning of this month right before I did Rockin body,  so if there's any differences at the end of August I will post those as well.

Not bad. Not bad at all :)

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Day 234

Short n sweet

Tonight I did 3 sets of 12 narrow push-ups and 3 sets of 12 wide push-ups.

Today someone I hadn't seen in a month at work asked if I was losing weight. That was like the best thing I could have heard! So motivational for someone to notice that doesn't know that I exercise everyday! It means it's working!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Day 230, 231, 232 + 233

I have no idea what my deal is. I'm only in my 30's and my memory is already shot. I could have sworn I had posted something in the last two days. If my memory is this bad now... oye I don't even wanna know what's gonna happen when I'm older.

This morning I did Rockin' Body, Shaun T's dance party. I only did 40 minutes because I was running late for work.

Yesterday I did pushups. I did three sets of ten narrow push-ups and three sets of ten wide push-ups. Push-ups are my new friend. Lol

Thursday I did rockin body disco groove and booty time. It was 60 minutes total.

Wednesday morning I did rockin body Rock it Out and hard-core abs 58 mins total.

Tomorrow will be the last day of doing this rockin body program, and I plan to start a new one called Cize also by Shaun T. I hope i'm able to stay motivated through it!

One day at a time. One choice at a time. I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Day 229

I just finished 45 minutes of Shaun T's dance party from Beachbody's The Rockin' Body series.

I'm feeling pretty motivated as I had a "pep talk," a virtual pep talk with somebody that I follow on Facebook (Stephanie Kathmann Fitness) . She's super fit and she's a Beachbody Coach and fitness trainer and she is very inspiring to me. What she had to say this morning was exactly what I needed to hear. It's hard to swallow but I needed to hear it.

Basically she just said that if you're not working hard like, it's not uncomfortable for you and you are not feeling sore, you are not discouraged because of how tough it is (exercise) then you're not doing it right. She said she didn't get to where she is by just being comfortable with what she's doing. She talked about a few exercise videos that she had done where she felt discouraged and she was pissed off because they were super hard for her (having to stop every couple minutes bc it was so intense), and she's pretty fit so she was wondering who on earth was able to complete that video bc "she would like to meet this person." Well, she stuck to it and she pushed through it and finished, only to come back to it again later, and she was able to complete the whole thing. So she ended up being the person she wanted to meet.

It was a very motivational vlog post, so i took it to heart today and over exaggerated my moves and worked hard.  I want this.  Im not gonna let myself get in the way of my weight loss goals. I have a lot of excuses and they just keep me in my comfort zone. I'm able to accomplish goals,  but there is no wow factor involved. I want my future self to be wowed by my journey and accomplishments.

Anyway, I'm gonna try to link the video here so that anyone out there needing to hear it, the way i did, can. :)

One day at a time. One choice at a time. I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Day 227 + 228

Yesterday after work I did my kickbacks on each of the stairs. I got home later than I expected and I was not motivated at all to turn on rockin' body. It was considered a rest day on the program anyway comma so there wasn't anything for me to schedule to do.

This morning I got up and continue with the Rockin body program. Today was Party Express and Hard-core abs and I think it was 38 minutes total. I felt really sluggish but at the same time it seems like it's getting a lot easier for me. My heart rate maintain most the time in the 120's which confirms that yeah, maybe it is getting easier, which is good but also sucks because I'm burning less calories!

I purchased another Beachbody video on ebay by the same dude that does Rockin Body, Shaun T, called Cize, I just found out that the auction was "compromised by a third party" and so there is no video although i paid and they are going to give me a refund. Boo. I was looking forward to that. I'll find it again with a good price.

Off to read!

One day at a. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Day 224, 225+226

I'm getting ready for bed right now and I just remembered, in this moment, that I have been forgetting to blog...again And I think I know why. Maybe maybe not. Regardless, when I don't blog in the morning (mornings are crazy for me) I'm usually able to remember to do it at night before bed. But I've been reading this book series and I'm obsessed into the third book, and at night all I think about is reading before bed...cause i want to know what happens. So, i guess it's a good thing that I've been exercising in the morning! LOL.

I'm just going to do a screenshot of what I've been doing for the last 3 days (it was all Rockin' Body).I hope it works!

The one on the top is this morning (Saturday)

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

 I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Day 221, 222 + 223

I can't believe i haven't posted in 3 days although I'm not entirely surprised, given my track record. Brain fart? Mommy Brain? IDK.

On Monday morning i was supposed to do Party Express and Rock it Out (rockin' body), but i only did the latter. It was 47 minutes and i hated most of that time, which is why i chose to do this and not the first one. Haha, makes sense, right? I figured if i was only going to do only one,  it should be a semi-punishment so i did the awful one. I finally figured out why i don't like it. Nothing repeats. With all the others,  you're  learning new moves the entire time and then putting them all together. It makes the time go be much faster. I appreciate this so much now that the workout combos seem to be getting longer. I  think i have to do this again on Friday. Boo!

Yesterday morning i did Shaun T's Dance Party and that lasted 45 minutes.  This is my favorite one to do right now.  It's very entertaining and i ferl like i can try hard and not kill myself in the process.

This morning i didn't exercise. I wanted to get to the store b4 the rush,  and i knew it was a gamble bc we all know that if i don't do it in the morning,  i probably won't do it at all. I procrastinated all day and just finished 48 mins of Disco Groove and Hard-core abs. Disco Groove is the other fun one that i like. Not as entertaining, but still fun.

Anyway, of to bed.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Day 219 +220

I'm so proud of myself! I woke up early both yesterday and today to get exercise done before work and I did it. Yesterday I did Rock It Out (?) and today I did Booty Time time. Yesterday was 45 minutes and today was 30 minutes. Off to work!

One day at a time. Once we set a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Day 217 + 218

I'm really surprised that I spaced blogging yesterday. I think I'm more surprised that I didn't even think about it LOL. I stuck with The Rockin' Body plan and did Party Express and disco Groove. It's a total of 63 minutes.

Today I did  Shaun T's Dance Party (45 mins). While I was doing it, I remembered saying that it was fun. I thought to myself, "wth this is not fun," but then I got to the fun part.  I would say it's about the second half of the video  and for some strange reason  you catch a second wind. And then it's just fun. LOL. It's getting to that part that sucks.

So the schedule for this workout series has you exercising 6 days a week and then resting on Sunday. But because I am exercising 365 days, I decided to break up Saturday's workout (I'm scheduled to do two) and do the second part on Sunday. Oye. I'm going to have to wake up super early because this video segment is 45 minutes (the 2nd is 30!) and I have to start getting ready for work no later 6 a.m. to leave @ 6:30.oye. Oye oye.

Off to bed. This is definitely going to be a test. But I know I can do it. oye. I've been so on track this week, and do good, that i don't want to blow it.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Day 216

I just got finish doing Rockin' Body Shaun T's Dance Party remix (??). (How is it that I could spend 40-plus minutes doing something and forget the name of it almost immediately after I walk away from it LOL). I got a little distracted the beginning but was able to get more focused about 10 minutes into it LOL.

I have to say this is becoming fun. today was fun. yesterday was fun(ish) but hard, I woke up really sore, but today was really really fun.

It took me a hot minute to realize that I have not been doing my measurements and I think it's because I wasn't so focused on trying to lose weight. Like, I was just trying to exercise everyday and that was a challenge at times (I'm a mental toddler, remember?). When I started this new Rockin Body program I did take my measurements and so when I'm finished with it I will post my before and after measurements, for the program.

I'm realizing that although my goal was to exercise 365 days, new goals have developed and the 365 day thing... it's just a number that's going to continue to grow (uh oh, i feel my internal toddler stirring). (To self) I'm just kidding nope, no obligation after 365, don't have to do anything...;-)
I would really like to be down to my goal weight at 130ish by the time I reach 40 which gives me a couple of years. That's 110 lbs. Oye. One day at a time, one pound at a time, one choice at a time.

I can do alp things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Day 214 + 215

If you had to guess how old I was based off of some of the decisions I make, you would think that I was a toddler. I don't know why, but even as an adult I have to fight the urge to not do the opposite of whatever somebody else asks of me. I guess to be fair (to myself) that really only has to do with like a diet and exercise. And to be super fair (to everybody else) I really only do this with me. It's not even a stubborn thing, it's more like if I feel obligated to do something, like forcing myself, that's usually when I don't do it.

Case in point, yesterday's exercise.

The day before yesterday I kind of left things off like, "oh, we're just going to pick up off where we left off on Friday and we're going to continue to do the exercise videos," right? Well, yesterday rolls around and I'm like, "oh hell no," and I don't even know why. I had a busy day planned, but who doesn't? But I bet it has more to do with the fact that I left myself feeling obligated to do it LOL.

Yesterday I did not do the Rockin' Body series, but I did my beloved side lunge knee ups instead.

However when I woke up this morning, I kicked myself and was like, "what are you doing man??" I knew that I was going to have a super hectic busy day again and could have easily talked myself out of it AGAIN, but when I don't follow through with these types of things, it really only hurts me. Especially because I have this goal. I guess having this goal is what is really making me feel obligated, but I'm just gonna have to suck this up and just do it. I am NOT a toddler lol.

So, to make up for yesterday, I decided to do yesterday's workout (Party Express and Hard-core Abs) AND today's workout (Rock It Out) AND i was able to do it with my heart rate monitor also, which I guess give me that added motivation. Yaay!  I heart my HRM! My average heart rate was 138 and my maximum was 156. I did a total of 83 minutes and burned 537 calories (i even paused in between all the videos).

At the end of the day, I am exhausted but happy that I did this. Let this be a lesson to My Future Self: procrastination gets me nothing but a double workout. Lol

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.