I’ve liked trying out new workouts this past month. I’ve really liked not paying out money to do so.
Highlights: I’m not getting bored doing the same routine everyday. I’ve tried exercises I was a little scared to try before. Pilates was one of these and I’ve discovered that I really like it.
Low lights: (Is low light even the proper term?) Waking up and spending time looking for workouts makes actually working out in the mornings a hassle. Yes I could look for workouts the night before, but we all know that I’m not that organized. So I may retry my 30 day shred for a while. I’m interested in what results I’d get from it now versus the results that I got before when I weighed more. When I don’t do the shred I’ll go walking or do a walking dvd. I may also re-visit some of the workouts I’ve done this month.
These were my favorites from this week and last week:
TKO workoutfrom ExerciseTv (Total Knockout Body)
Pretty good workout, I liked Amy Dixon’s Kickbox workout better, which I also did last week.
If I could just bring up one of my biggest workout Dvd pet peeves? It’s when the trainer feels the need to add too many moves to a sequence. A non-coordinated person such as myself is not going to be able to keep up & we’ll get confused and frustrated. Do we really need to slide to the left, punch, reverse lunge, jumping jack, squat, uppercut, back kick & repeat? I like Jillian Micheals because she only does like three moves and then moves on to three new moves. It’s a lot less confusing and I feel like I get a better workout when I know what I’m doing. Okay, sorry, end rant.
Pop Pilates:(Did all of these on the same day adding up to 40 minutes total.)
It’s a full length workout that I liked alot more then I expected to do. It’s on Hulu, so there are adverts at the beginning. It’s still a good workout and a good way to see if you’d like to purchase this workout dvd or any of their others. Yes, the whole envy girl tag is a little cheesy, and labeling each girl for her fitness “super power” is too. It’s still a workout that I enjoyed doing so I’m gonna let all of that slide.
I also did a lot of walking and some circuit training. I am still building up my courage to start running. Yes, I fully realize that I’m making running into a “thing” …it’s what I do. I actually attempted running with my five year old a couple days ago. (The girl is really fast for a five year, at least I think so.) It was great until she looked behind her,tripped up and went skidding across the pavement. Ouch. It ended the running portion of our walk.
I do realize this may be something I have to do on my own, my husband has no interest in running, but it’s tricky. If I do it before the girls wake up, it’s still dark out. Once it’s light enough they are up and my husband is working. I’ll get it sorted though, I’m sure.
And in further news I am still 10 pounds from my goal weight.This is a little embarrassing to admit. It is very frustrating to have stalled here. Am I not counting things on accident? Am I over calculating calories burned? Have I gained muscle tone? It makes me regret not taking measurements when I first began all of this.