Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I haven't been working as hard as Amber

But I have been working out!!

We had a big move (big because it's the first time we've moved since being married) and that was quite a workout! Also I've been unpacking boxes almost non-stop for about a week.

I hadn't done Jillian Michaels since we ended last season... I did other workouts though! I even set the timer a few times and just did different workout moves I learned from Jillian. I also did a few dance workouts that can be found on Netflix on demand.

Last night though I felt like pushing myself so I did week 4 of Ripped in 30.... Yeah... I probably should have started at week one again after such a long break, but it was a good challenging workout!

So, that's what I've been up to workout wise since we ended the Season.

ps. I LOVE our new place. 
It's so homey, and cozey and cute! It makes me happy.

What have you been doing to workout since we ended the season?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

You Did What!?

Let me start off this post by saying, the push-ups I do are mostly done on my knees and when I do pull-ups, they are done with one leg kicked out on a chair (you still used you upper body like crazy but it isn't quite as hard). It is all still very intense but doing the moves like that, make it so you can steadily build the muscle up, instead of just struggling. 
(The pull ups go something like this)
On Monday I did an hour long workout that consisted mostly of pull-ups and push-ups. It was really hard but I enjoyed it a lot, I pushed myself and it payed off because by the time the workout was over and I had completed 85 pull-ups and a whopping 201 push-ups! After the workout I went and told my husband, whose reaction was something along the lines of...'You did what...!?' This is only the second time I have done this workout, the first time I forgot to write down my numbers (sad!) so I don't have anything to compare my progress to but I'm excited to see how far I can push myself and hopefully I'll have even more progress to report soon!  

Monday, September 12, 2011

I'm Loving It

I am loving P90X so far, yes it is hard and yes I feel like I have been run over by a steam roller afterwards but I am really enjoying the program! I was a bit nervous to start out, I knew it was going to be hard but it is done in such an encouraging and smart way. I love to progress bar, so you know how much time you have left in the over all workout and I love that it has a countdown on the screen for each individual move! There have been times I want to quit on a particularly difficult part but being able to see I only have to do it for 10 more seconds, makes it so I can hold out and push just a little farther. I love how each dvd has proper stretching, cool down and has breaks and the instructor is motivating but realistic (so in the words of Annie) basically the 'Anti-Jillian' (I kid...sort of...) I have only been doing the program for a week but I look forward to it each evening, I hope that my level of excitement continues!       

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

On My Own

Even though we are on a season hiatus, I still will be working out and continuing to push myself. My plan is to keep you all informed on my progress! I recently decided on a new workout regimen and I tried to get someone to do it with me, I started by asking my husband (nope!) and then Chantel and also Helena but no one was having it, so I guess I will have to go it alone (so pitiful right?). Well yesterday I stared P90X (all by myself...) and have to say I really did enjoy it but I have only done it once so far, I think it will be interesting to see how much I like it in a few days/weeks. After I finished the workout yesterday, I was tiered but as the evening progressed my muscles became more and more fatigued! Not sore but fatigued, as if I was continuing to workout... By the morning however I was so increadably sore, I haven't felt this amount of soreness from a workout since the first time I did a Jillian Michaels DVD years ago and i'm no newcomer to a  hard workout! I'm really excited to keep this up and see how far I can go! 


Friday, September 2, 2011

Until Next Time

After some talking, it was decided that we are going to take a little time off from the 'Reasons to Lose' competition. So we will start back up after the new year, but in the mean time we will continue to post about our progress and the different experiences we are having, we just won't have any challenges or winners.
Thank you everyone for reading and following along with us as we work to better our lives!

Annie, age 29

About Annie

With everything I am responsible for at home, my ridiculous work schedule and my health problems, it makes it hard to keep working out on the front burner. But when I heard about this blog, I thought 'why not!'. I'm excited to get started and hopefully I won't die of exhaustion when this is all over!

Heléna, age 26

About Helena

I can't fit into my clothes! After getting married and being forced to eat my own cooking, I started gaining weight. The desk job didn't really help. I gained 30 lbs in the past year, and I can really feel it when I try to get dressed in the morning. I am really good at starting diet and exercise programs; but really bad at finishing them. And that's all about to change...

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