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BeFit in 90- Days 47 and 48

Sorry I am late posting this! I thought I had hit publish but I guess I didn’t and it went to my drafts. I am posting it now technically two days late. Oops!

Day 47

Rest Day! It worked out nicely because I had to work in the evening and I didn’t have to exhaust myself beforehand. I enjoyed a nice relaxing day 🙂

Day 48

Today was a nice challenging workout but it wasn’t too challenging. It was a nice blend 😀 Day 48 consisted of the Warm-up 2, Six Pack Abs and Arms, Cardio Booster (I did the Fat Blast dvd) and yoga. The V-sits are a killer! I love it though. It really makes my abs ache. I am just loving the Fat Blast workout. I was gasping for air and drenched in sweat by the time I was done. It is longer than the other workout video but I really enjoy it. I was so relieved to be finished when it was over! It is truly a challenge. They picked a great title for it! I wish I would have remembered this workout at the beginning of BeFit in 90! I had to take a break to get my breath back before I could do the yoga. It felt amazing to stretch out all my sore muscles from today’s workout!

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BeFit in 90- Days 37 and 38

Day 37

Cardio Day! Day 37 consisted of the Warm-up 2, the Cardio Booster (I did a double zumba), the Cardio MMA Phase 2, and the Sports Stretch. Peanut decided she didn’t want to take her nap for me and I had to go to work yesterday so I worked out while she played in the living room. She had fun staring at me trying to figure out what I was doing and I talked to her (when I had the breath). It was a pretty easy workout day. I know I said it before but I really like the new Cardio MMA 😀

Day 38

Today was a good day and a not so good day. On one hand I had a  great day with family and a great workout. I’m still sweating (I had a late workout). Unfortunately, my family and I went to a restaurant and I ate WAY more than I should have. Ugh! I haven’t felt this heavy from food in so long. I’m not beating myself up too much because there’s always tomorrow.

Anyways, Day 38 consisted of the Warm-up 2, the Butt, Legs, and Chest workout, the Cardio MMA Phase 2, and Yoga. The Butt, Legs and Chest workout still seems too easy. I did use the 3lbs weights this time so I will definitely be using the 5lbs weights next time and every time thereafter. The Cardio MMA had me sweating up a storm. Loved it.

I am still trying hard to do the yoga. I did like it a bit more today, which is good. I really enjoy the balance poses towards the end of the video. I really like the balance ones. Hopefully I will continue to like the others more as I do them 😀

BeFit in 90 Days 35 and 36

Day 35

I hope everyone had a happy Father’s Day! Day 35 consisted of the Warm-up 2, Ripped Back & Shoulders, the Cardio MMA Phase 2, and Yoga. Instead of doing the Warm-up 2, Hubby, Peanut and I went on a 2.47 mile walk. I considered that enough of a warm up. I am still using 3lbs weights for the Ripped Back & Shoulders. The workout used new muscles and I am struggling to get through the workout with just the 3lb weights. I currently can’t imagine using the 5lbs weights yet but I know I will soon enough. I really love the workout. It is very challenging for me and that’s what I like.

Speaking of stuff I like, I just LOVE the new Cardio MMA! It is so awesome. I just love the elbow, elbow! haha! The whole workout is awesome and I can’t help but smiling while I do it. It makes me sweat and really pushes me. I love it! I wish the yoga was the same. I don’t know why but I am finding it hard to enjoy the yoga. While I do like this one better than the first, I still feel very clumsy and uncoordinated when I do it. I just can’t relax like I should. So many people talk about how enjoyable yoga is and how relaxed they feel during it. Plus, the benefits of doing yoga is outstanding but I just don’t feel it yet. I don’t know why. The worse part is I WANT to like doing yoga. Hmmm… Hopefully is comes with time.

Day 36

Rest day!!!! I love working out but I also love my rest days. LOL! I spent the day cleaning and playing on the floor with Peanut. We even had fun taking pictures. I posted some below for your amusement. LOL I love her so darn much! ❤

Acting like goofyballs LOL

Acting like goofyballs LOL

Peanut took her own picture. I just love it!

Peanut took her own picture. I just love it!

She surprised me and grabbed my nose. I was too busy looking at the camera and not watching her hands. haha

She surprised me and grabbed my nose. I was too busy looking at the camera and not watching her hands. haha

It's blurry but I just love it. You can just see the love and bond we have :)

It’s blurry but I just love it. You can just see the love and bond we have 🙂

 

BeFit in 90 Days 31 and 32

Day 31

It’s the first day of the new workouts. I am so glad to work out to new videos. The previous ones were getting boring. I have a short attention span. Day 31 consisted of the new warm-up, the new Butt, Legs, and Chest workout, the Cardio Booster, and the Sports Stretch workout.

The new warm-up is more intense than the first one. It uses my least favorite warm-up exercise and features it through the whole warm-up. I actually like it more in the second warm-up than the first. The new Butt, Legs and Chest warm-up in my opinion was either just as hard or easier than the first one. I like the new exercises. They are great. The new cardio workout is more intense than the first and I’m still trying to do that one. I do plan on trying harder to finish the first cardio so I can attack the second one. I did zumba as well since I didn’t get far in the second cardio workout.

Day 32

I liked today’s workout so much better than yesterday. Day 32 consisted of the new Warm-up, Yoga Dynamics, Ripped Back and Shoulders, and Cardio MMA Workout Phase 2. I definitely like the Yoga Dynamics better than the first yoga. The only issue I have with it is my belly gets in the way during some of the moves and I have problems performing them correctly. It makes me feel awkward and the moves don’t flow as well. Otherwise, I like this one much better. I like how she does the video with her husband.

I used the 3lb weights instead of the 5lbs weights for this workout to see where I was. I am so glad I did the 3lb weights! The Ripped Back and Shoulders workout was so much more difficult than before. I felt like I haven’t been working out for the past 30 days and I’m starting all over again. The new exercises work all new muscles and I can really feel it. I am really excited about these new workouts.

I am so happy to finally have a new MMA workout! I love the new moves. The elbow move is fun. I love the combos! So happy!

BeFit in 90- Day 2

I just completed Day 2 of BeFit in 90. Working out today made the soreness from yesterday better, which is always nice. I feel so much better today than yesterday. I am sore and I know I will be sore tomorrow but it’s a good type of sore. I am really working my muscles in this program. I hadn’t been working my muscles before starting BeFit in 90. I was doing way more cardio (walking, zumba, step aerobics, kickboxing) and only doing a few strength training exercises. I know that needed to change. I’m glad I found this program.

The warm-up was the same as yesterday. It seemed short today but that’s probably because I knew what to expect. Then main workout today was back and shoulders. Let me tell you, my shoulders were burning! I could feel my muscles getting stronger with every lift of my arms. It was hard but worth it!

I am really happy with the cardio workout today. It wasn’t as intense as yesterday’s. It got my heart pumping but didn’t send my heart rate soaring through the roof. The workout was Cardio MMA  workout: Level 1. I have always loved kickboxing and MMA so this workout was right up my alley. Jabs, cross punches, and uppercuts are my fave.

Then cooldown workout was yoga. I like how BeFit in 90 has yoga included in the workouts. Although the yoga video shows me just how inflexible I’ve become, but I’m working to change that.

I can really tell BeFit in 90 is working because I feel sore (but not in pain), I am energized after I catch my breath, I get very hungry afterwards, and it gets my heart rate pumping. All of these are great signs of a good workout as described in this article.

Overall, it was a great workout and a great day. Today has been SOOOOO much better than yesterday. Thankfully!

 

Weekly Update – May 5, 2013

Every week I plan on posting an update about my progress towards better health. I will post goals I want to accomplish in the upcoming week, if I accomplished the goals I set the previous week, current weight, if I lose or gain weight (hopefully only lose weight), and a brief summary of my activities.

Goals from previous week

On a hike babywearing Peanut. She fell asleep and the sun was in her eyes so I covered her with a receiving blanket

On a hike babywearing Peanut. She fell asleep and the sun was in her eyes so I covered her with a receiving blanket

Walk at least 10 miles yes!
Do at least one yoga workout yes!
Do at least one step aerobics workout yes!
Try to eat more veggies and fruits yes!
Eat small healthy meals/snacks every 2-3 hours throughout the day yes!
Drink more water throughout the day. (I drink a ton of water since my daughter is still nursing but I need to drink more now that I am working out) yes!

Goals for the upcoming week

Walk at least 10 miles
Do at least one yoga workout
Do at least one step aerobics workout
Do at least one target area workout (like arms, abs, etc.)
Practice zumba steps
Try making tofu
Drink at least one cup of mango green tea a day

Weigh-in Time

Start Weight: 270 pounds
Current Weight: 256.2 pounds
Lose/Gain: Lost 1.5 pounds!!!!!
Total Weight Loss: 13.8
Waist Measurement: 42 inches (-0)
Navel Measurement: 50 inches (-1/2 inch)

Weekly Summary

This week was pretty crazy. I worked a lot this week, my brother came up for a day from Florida, and we had a doctor’s appointment for Peanut. Even though it was a crazy week, I don’t make excuses and I don’t need to! I walked a total of 13.18 miles for the week (yay!) and managed to add some additional workouts as well.

  • Sunday night, after my walk, I did a step aerobics workout.
  • Thursday, I did a yoga workout while Peanut was sleeping.
  • Friday, I walked over 3 miles at a flea-market. Plus when I got home, I did an arm workout with a 5 minute cool-down yoga routine.

Overall, I have had a great week in regards to exercise. I’m really happy with it. I have also increased my water intake and I will continue to drink a lot but I don’t think it needs to be another goal for the upcoming week. Fruits and veggies have been making a regular appearance on my plate and I hope to continue eating them more often.

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