Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Getting Fit: Week 2 & 3

If I had to choose one thing I liked about working out that I liked the most..... it would be the energy. Seriously, a workout in the morning and I am pumped! Second would be feeling good about it, knowing that I am taking care of my body and that I am doing a good thing. And third, the results. Although it's only been a few weeks, I can see small differences and not just in my appearance. When I walk or do certain activities, I feel stronger. I love that next day sore feeling. It lets me know I've been doing a good job. Sometimes I am working out and not enjoying it but then afterwords I feel like such a champ! And then I can get on with my day without worrying about it. 

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But one thing I have to keep remembering is to stay focused, not to lose motivation, and not get disappointed when I'm not getting immediate results. Because it takes longer than a few weeks to reverse the lack of exercising and eating really well that I've been doing for years. It takes patience ya'll and a lot of trust. And most of all, you have to learn to Love Yourself. If you keep focusing on hating your body and just keep focusing on what you want your body to look like, it's going to make it so much more difficult. And then when you don't get those immediate results, you are going to quit. Everyday when I look at myself at the mirror, instead of getting down about the little things I don't like, I have to focus on loving my body and all the things it lets me do. I have to focus on how good exercising and eating well is for my body and how great I feel when I do it. This is a long term thing. healthier-habits:
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It's not always easy but it's something I've made a commitment to do and this time, I'm going to stick with it! 

Here are the workouts I've been doing for the past couple of weeks. Like I mentioned before, I like to do about 10 minutes of cardio to warm up and then do ten minutes of weight or body weight exercises, switching off days where I do legs/abs and chest/back. Then I'll usually do 5-10 minutes of yoga/stretching as a cool down. I like these videos because I can pick and choose to create my workout! 

Sunday: 
8 minute Boot Camp Workout: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_iRrXqfp5Q 
(good cardio- lots of ab)

10 minute Victoria Secret Let Workout: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNQrQfN-RhI 
(super intense, couldn't do all of it)

10 Minute Total Ab Workout: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBiWl_4fbzk 
(awesome ab workout, phew!) 

Monday: 
20 minutes Burn 200 Calories Cardio:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj2lgl0PsYw 
(intense but good)

8 minute Bye Bye Back Fat Workout: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z12zMFQUE_g 
*need 10, 8, and 5 weights*
 (freakin' intense! I used 6 and 3 lb weights cause I'm a wuss and I was still feelin' it! A the beginning, I definitely didn't think I was going to make it all the way through, luckily, we dropped weights so it got somewhat easier as it went on.)

Tuesday: 

15 minutes Full Body Workout:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96Q0m6wem3E 
(abs are super intense but the rest is doable)

8 minute Firm Butt Workout: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c2-1T4Xydk
(it hurt so good)

7 minute Six Pack Abs Workout: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6di9MD_e2k
(freakin' intense)

Really intense workout all together because it starts to repeat and it burns every time you do something again.


Wednesday: 

10 minute Burning Calorie Workout:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HJcmTCKGqY
(kicked my buttt)

10 minute Upper Body Workout:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8msvrneOLV0 
*requires equip 10 min
(pretty good, nice arm, chest, and back workout)

Was on my period this day (tmi?) so I only did 20 minutes

Thursday: 
Rest day

Friday: 
10 minute Quick Hit Workout:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flDdOXUtccY
(meh, kind of boring)

10 minute Thigh Burner Workout: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzHvVf7q7Vk
(ahhhh freakin' wall sitttttts)

7 minute Six Pack Abs Workout: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6di9MD_e2k
(holyyyyy cow, good ab workout) 

Saturday: 
15 minute Military Bootcamp Workout: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR96MWRPwHg
(meh, too much time in between and kind of boring)

10 minutes Full Body Workout:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qa9-Na9sUo
(it was pretty good, definitely cardio)

Sunday: 
8 minute Navy Seal Workout:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fvWetQ5KdU
(pretty awesome, great cardio)

10 minute Bodyweight Leg Exercises:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UrqzubYrkA 
(pretty goooooooood)

7 minute Flat Stomach Workout:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrpW5PliIdUn 
(oh ya, that burned)

Monday: 
Skipped

Tuesday: 
Rest Day 

Wednesday: 
13 minute Green Beret Workout
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXBjjws9hbo
(ehhhhh, didn't really like it)

8 minute Toned Arms Workout: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU9ig8oaU6E
(pretty good, need heavier than 4 lb weights though to be really effective)

10 minute Sexy Back Workout: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxUWgnWrOno
(relaxing and easy)

Thursday: 
15 minute Dance Cardio: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATYhonCZgwc
(no, stopped and picked another...) 

15 minute Full Body Workout:  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96Q0m6wem3E 
(I likey)

8 minute Firm Butt Workout: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c2-1T4Xydk
(it hurt so good)

7 minutes Six Pack Abs: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6di9MD_e2k
(freakin' intense, note to self- do not eat before work out, big mistake)

Friday: 
20 minutes Burn 200 Calories Cardio:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj2lgl0PsYw 
(great, high intensity workout)

8 minute Bye Bye Back Fat Workout: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z12zMFQUE_g
*need 10, 8, and 5 weights
(did it with fours and it was great)

Saturday: 
Rest Day

And a little extra inspiration. I've shared this so many times but I just love it. This girl is a boss! And if this doesn't get you in the mood to get fit and strong and amazing, I don't know what will!


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