I have been so tired and drained and just having no real opportunity to update my blog 🙁 So we have a few minutes of slowness at work, so I decided now is a good time. What I’ll do is post periodically updates, don’t wanna do it everyday, you all will get bored with it and I won’t be able to always post. I’ve already taken before pics, just having a space issue on my computer so I hope to get those posted this weekend. Sometimes I will do a vlog and sometimes just a blog. Since I’m at work…it’s a blog!
The first workout is Burn Circuit 1. It’s about 30 minutes long. I was off Monday so doing the workout was no biggie at all. I realized real quickly that I need to go heavier in my weights!!! I already have a set of 3, 5, and 8lb weights. So I purchased a 10lb set. Now I know I need to go ahead and get 12, 15 and 20lbs!!! I wasn’t even done with the workout, it was at the cool down, when I realized, this was truly no joke! My legs were already feeling like mush!!! The downside, or I guess my downfall, was that I was supposed to write down the weight I used and reps I could do for each exercise; but I was so excited about starting I forgot! So I will start that next week.
Was supposed to be a rest day. Well that didn’t work for me…I should have rested…but I can’t rest the day after my first workout! I have to get up and move! So I decided to do yoga. I got a great Crunch Fitness yoga dvd, it has two workouts on it, and I did Fat Burning Yoga (blog to come on the dvd). Well I’m trying to get into yoga, for a number of reasons, but let’s just say, doing yoga after some hardcore strength training isn’t the brightest idea. Because all it did was light my muscles on fire!!! But I’m glad I did it. I was thinking of yoga from the aspect of stretching, not even thinking about having to hold the poses and pushing off to do moves likedownward facing dog.
Burn Circuit 2. This was a tough one but probably because I’ve already done Burn Circuit 3 today (friday) I don’t remember Burn Circuit 2! lol What I do recall is that it was very intense!!! As they all are. Yesterday when I started this blog post, I would have been able to go more in depth.
Burn Intervals. This day is supposed to be Burn Intervals and AB ripper or some type of ab workout…but frankly in the beginning of starting workout, I don’t like doing the ab workouts. Idk I guess it’s because I feel like they’re not strong enough when I’m starting out. But it will be done next week. The Burn Intervals workout I really like. It’s very challenging! In thisworkout it’s a mix of cardio intervals with weight lifting at a lower weight with higher reps to build endurance. When Chalene says to go for a lower weight, I figured 5lbs is low enough…let me tell you my muscles were on fire!!! lol But I’m not going to drop down next week, it will still be 5lbs.
Burn Circuit 3. What I’ve been doing each night before the workout is watch the workout so I know what to expect. (Except for the Burn Intervals! which I should have watched, then I would’ve known it was longer than the others) So I watched this last night and was like…no biggie…well let me just tell you it’s a BIGGIE!!! lol I don’t think I can recall a time where my muscles were shaking so much!! Such a great feeling! Knowing my muscles are working. Because Muscle Burns Fat Baby!!!
Burn It Off. Today was supposed to be Burn It Off and Recharge. Today is Saturday and I was out like a light last night! I did get the chance to watch the workout last night, but didn’t look at the workout schedule to see that it was supposed to be done today! lol So I got up before 8am this morning (after trying to stay asleep past 5:45am) and did Burn It Off. I was pleasantly surprised that I started off with a high intensity. There were a few moves that I just couldn’t complete the set, but I will next week! I still feel like I wanna work out some more, so I may do Recharge later on today.
This post is a little crazy, because I started it at work on Thursday and not able to complete it until today which is Saturday. But overall this first week has been great. I’ve been proud of what I am able to accomplish. Going into next week, the main thing is that I need to write down the reps and at what weight I do each exercise. I’m really hitting myself about that, because I was so excited to get started I didn’t get everything prepared. But hey, I can tell a big difference in my body already. And that’s worth clapping about!