Les Mills Pump Day 1

Les Mills Pump Workout: Pump Challenge

Day 1 of Les Mills Pump is here!  I will be following a modified schedule in what is listed in the guide by substituting any walking time for an additional Les Mills Pump workout.  I purchased the Deluxe Version and it includes three more workouts I can do.  I kicked off my 90-days with Pump Challenge.  It’s  a 20 minute workout with fundamental resistance exercises.  In Les Mills Pump they have what they call “The Rep Effect.”  It’s where you exhaust your muscles with light to moderate weights and perform high repetitions in a single workout.  I definitely started to feel The Rep Effect throughout the workout.  Half-way into my workout, I found my legs were shaking due to performing so many squats and lunges.  I never felt anything else like it while working out.  Even though it’s a short introductory workout, I had a great sweat.

I say so far so good with Les Mills Pump.  The music tracks to each workout is really good and the trainers make working out a lot more fun and make time go by faster.  I can’t wait to try out the different workouts as I progress through this program.  Of course, I can’t wait to see what kind of results I’ll have at the end.  Day 1 is in the books!

One Pound At A Time Rebirth

One Pound At A Time has been reborn!  I am back and I am getting back to my weight loss journey.  I want to apologize to those who have been checking into my site and haven’t seen any updates over the past couple of months.  Truth is that I fell off a little after I went on vacation in June and I have been trying to find my way back since then.  Yes, I have gained some weight back and I’m not proud of that.  I knew going into this that my journey was not going to be an easy process.  It took me 20 something years to get to this weight and it’s not going to take me only a few months to get to my goal weight.

The most important thing is not that I’m back and more motivated than ever to reach my goal weight.  My fitness level might still be a little better than when I first started Insanity but I will be starting out as if I was working out for the first time in a long time.  However, I will not be working out to Insanity this time around.  I have completed 2 rounds of Insanity and so it’s time to change it up.  I will go back to Insanity later on though.  My new fitness program is Les Mills Pump and it is a 90-day program.  The workout is a barbell-based rapid weight loss and accelerated strength-training program that incinerates calories to give you the ultimate tight, toned, lean body.  It is one of the newer programs to the Beachbody family and I had the privilege of meeting and working out some of the Les Mills Pump trainers at the 2012 Beachbody Coach Summit in Las Vegas back in June.  Between that and learning more about how the program works, I knew that this would be my next program.  On a side note, I will write a separate post on my amazing time at Summit.

Like I said, I gained a little weight back so I will be counting down as if I were starting over again.  As long as I keep losing the weight and I keep improving myself, that’s all that matters.  I want my site to keep me accountable and motivated and also to help inspire others to do the same.  Thanks to everyone on their support and feedback.  I will eventually change up the content and appearance but most importantly, stay tuned to daily updates from me once again : )

In the spirit of Les Mills Pump…”KIA KAHA = Be Strong”