Les Mills Pump Day 44

Les Mills Pump Workout: Pump Revolution

The revolution is here! Pump Revolution that is.  I’ll get to that in a bit.  I also have some good news, which I will end this entry with.  I could not fall asleep last night and I felt sick.  I was feeling nauseous and I might have had a slight fever.  I was thinking maybe I need to eat something so I did.  I went right to bed after that.  I woke up early but I ended up falling asleep.  Even though I woke up much later than I wanted to, I felt better.  I went to the end of season staff party at one of my job’s earlier tonight.  It was fun and it was even interesting at times.

It was time to get to workout to Pump Revolution as soon as I got home!  This was my first time doing this 55-minute long workout.  I got through the warm up just fine.  First track was squats.  There were definitely a lot more reps this time around since this track was six minutes long.  It was tough at the end but I did not stop.  The chest track was up next and again it was a longer track with more reps.  After that is always one of my favorite tracks; legs and back. Once again, more reps and a longer track.  Seeing the pattern here?  I was hesitant to use the 10 pound plates being that it was longer.  I decided to put them on.  My back was on fire when I finished!  The six sets of three deadrows at the end were killer.  Finally!  I get to add in triceps and biceps!  I have been wanting to work on them because I have lost a lot of tone in my arms ever since I stopped playing tennis on a regular basis.  I enjoyed the triceps track.  It is going to surely shape the back of my arms.  The biceps track was a little harder.  Doing bottom halves in bicep curls were crazy.  Shoulders were next and I did more bottom halves!  By this point, I felt like my arms were going to fall off.  I pushed as hard as I could and didn’t stop.  Onto my favorite track of the workout…lunges.  And I’m using that term very loosely.  There were three options in this track: hold one plate on one side, hold two plates at your sides, or use the barbell during squats and lunges.  I opted to hold two plates for squats and switched to one plate during lunges.  Tough, tough track.  I had to shake my legs out twice but I quickly went back to it.  Just like all of the other workouts, the final track was abs.  Again, harder than the last with a couple new moves that I have never seen.  And finally I finished Pump Revolution with a much needed cool down!  At the end of the workout, they said that there were over 800 reps.  It’s amazing how you can do that many reps in under an hour.

I know I am going to be sore in my arms tomorrow with the addition to triceps and biceps.  It’s all good because I love that feeling.  You know what else is a good feeling?  Losing another pound!  14 pounds lost since August 27th!  This loss was more important than the last.  Not only that I have lost all of the weight that I gained back in between finishing round two of Insanity and starting Les Mills Pump, but I am back to losing weight again period.  Yes, it was a lot of weight gained back in a short amount of time.  The best part is I that have reached another milestone in my weight loss journey.  I am currently at the lowest weight that I have been at in YEARS!  It is a great accomplishment thus far and I am blessed to have the tremendous support from my friends and family and everyone in between.  I still have a ways to go but I am going to keep going until I reach the ultimate milestone…to be at my lowest weight EVER! : )

KIA KAHA…BE STRONG!

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