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Les Mills Pump Day 52

Les Mills Pump Workout: Pump and Shred

Busy day!  I spent the first half getting things ready for my event tonight.  After that, it was off to the event!  I’d say the event went pretty well.  It was a good experience.  As soon as I got home, I fell asleep.  Just straight up put my things down and laid down.  All I wanted to do was rest for a few minutes but for some reason I was tired.  I woke up a couple hours later.  I did not get my workout in and it was too late to go to the gym to get my run in.  I was contemplating on using today as an off day and working out on Sunday because I was sleepy.  I said to myself to get up and do it.  I know I would regret it tomorrow.  I worked out to Pump and Shred.  This was the last time I was working out to the DVD until I finish Les Mills Pump.  I worked through it especially in the lunge track.  I kept the 5 pound plates on the barbell.

Right now I am debating on staying up for the rest of the night so I can “reset” my sleep habits and go to bed early tomorrow night.  Or if I should just go to bed now and get up early either way.  I know I need the proper rest but I don’t want to end up waking up late again.  Hmmm…what to do lol. I haven’t lost a pound this week, which is starting to get frustrating.  I need to work on my eating habits on top of my sleeping habits.  I’m eating healthy for the most part by making breakfast and having Shakeology for lunch.  Lately, I have been buying salads from restaurants around the area.  I think it’s time to start cooking more.  Let’s lose some weight this week!

KIA KAHA…BE STRONG!

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Les Mills Pump Day 51

Les Mills Pump Workout: Hard Core Abs & Combat
Other: Walk/Run Interval – 30 minutes

It was another relaxing, yet busy day.  I spent the day doing schoolwork once again and some work stuff from home.  I finally ran my errands tonight but I didn’t make it out to the grocery store.  Before I left the house, I worked out to Hard Core Abs.  After I did my errands, I went to the gym to train for my 5K.  I’m just following the app on my phone and hopefully I’ll catch up to where I’m supposed to be before the race.  I went a a little faster during my run intervals.  I was going to leave it at that as far as working out.  I decided to workout to Combat as soon as I got home.  A part of me wanted to see how many calories I would burn during Combat.  I burned 464 calories in that 45 minute workout.  I was sweating a lot more tonight in both my running and Combat.  It could be that it was warmer outside today but I love that sweat!

Time to get some rest!  It’s another busy day tomorrow!  I have more schoolwork and I have to get ready for my event tomorrow night.  Oh and trying to fit in more errands and my workout on top of that.  Gotta love it : )

Les Mills Pump Day 47

Les Mills Pump Workout: Hard Core Abs & Flow

Happy Birthday to my Mom!

I am going to bed earlier and earlier each night, which is always a good thing.  When I woke up, I still felt a bit tired but not as bad as the the day before.  I spent my day doing homework and other work from my laptop.  I have been putting a dollar in a jar for every workout I complete and everyone pound that I lose since I started Les Mills Pump.  I have been wanting to buy a heart rate monitor and I more than enough money in the jar to finally buy one.  I found a great deal on eBay for an unopened Polar FT7 heart rate monitor.  I should arrive by October 18th at the latest.  I can’t wait to start using it in my workouts!

I took a break with a workout to Hard Core Abs and Flow.  It was kind of a recovery day I guess.  I went to finally pick up my Mom’s Birthday present after all of that.  My Dad and I split her present…a Keurig brewing system.  She has been wanting one and it’s the least I can do after all that she has done for me.  I want to make my Mom as happy as I can.  It’s taken me a long time to finally appreciate the ones that love you the most.  Life is too short so spend time with the ones who treat you right and tell them how much you love them.  You never know what tomorrow brings.

We went out for dinner to a restaurant of her choice.  It was a Chinese/Japanese buffet of course.  At the price for each person, it was amazing to see the very small selection of healthy choices they had.  Even though my Mom says differently, I think I ate so bad.  She said I didn’t eat as much compared to the way I used to eat.  Either way, I feel extremely guilty right now.  I don’t like this feeling.  What is also upsetting to me is how restaurants can keep serving bad foods and people keep eating it up.  There is still no excuse for me eating like crap.  My self discipline with food is one major area I have trouble in.  It’s as if I have no choice when it comes to going to a restaurant with barely any healthy options.  I do though.  It’s a learning experience each time I eat like this.  I have to remember that it took me YEARS to get where I am and it is a challenge to get to my goal weight.  Each time I fail, it does not mean I am giving up.  It is just a small bump in the road.  I have to work harder.  Tomorrow is a new day.

KIA KAHA…BE STRONG!

Les Mills Pump Day 46

Les Mills Pump Workout: Pump and Shred & Combat

Yes!  I went to bed earlier than the night before and woke up a little late but I stayed up.  The only problem was that I have been feeling super tired over the past couple of days.  Regardless of waking up late, I have been getting plenty of sleep.  All I have been wanting to do lay in my bed and sleep.  I did that for half of my day.  My eating habits have been the same too.  Maybe it’s the odd hours I’ve been going to bed?  I feel fine at the moment.  It was a bit hard getting through my workout to Pump and Shred this afternoon.  I woke up from a nap, which was not needed, and worked out.  My arms are still sore from Pump Revolution too.  To think of it, it all started after I did Pump Revolution.  Anyways, I pushed through the workout and modified my push ups and lunges.

I had one more workout to do earlier tonight at Fit Club.  I had a couple packets of the Energy and Endurance Formula from Beachbody.  It’s a pre-workout formula to help improve your energy, endurance, strength, and focus.  I mixed it with water on my way to Fit Club.  We worked out to Combat.  I definitely felt more energy during my workout and it helped me power through it.  It’s another supplement I’m thinking about getting now that I know it helps when I’m feeling tired.

It is nice to get my workout done earlier.  I can relax for the rest of the night.  Tomorrow will for sure be my errand and schoolwork day.  It is also my Mom’s Birthday tomorrow.  I want to make sure I get everything done before her Birthday dinner.  I’m going to bed as early as I can so I wake up as early as I can.

KIA KAHA…BE STRONG!

Les Mills Pump Day 45

Les Mills Pump Workout: Hard Core Abs & Combat

Day 45…sounds like the halfway point to me!  Is it just me or have the past couple of months gone fast?  Well, I went to bed super late again last night. I don’t know what my problem is lately!  On top of that I woke up early this morning, feel asleep again, and woke up the latest that I have woken up in a LONG time.  I need to turn off the TV and not look at my phone in bed.  When I finally woke up, I felt the soreness in my arms.  I expected it after last night’s workout to Pump Revolution.  No worries because I love that sore feeling.

I didn’t have an exciting day.  I spent my entire day at home doing some schoolwork.  The only time I went out was to go to the grocery store.  It was an extra day to let my foot heal more, which I think is almost there.  I just have to be careful with it.  I worked out to Hard Core Abs before I left the house and worked out to Combat when I got back.  Tomorrow should be more of a productive day full of errands, more schoolwork, and Fit Club.

KIA KAHA…BE STRONG!

Les Mills Pump Day 33

Les Mills Pump Workout: Pump and Shred

TGIF!  I spent most of my day and night doing things from home including homework.  I am still trying to get in the habit of doing schoolwork since I was out of school for a while.  I especially need to work on completing the bulk of my homework ahead of time.  I finished my homework late and afterwards, my brain was worn out and I was ready for bed.  There was one more thing I needed to do before bed though.  I needed to get my workout done.

My mind was telling me to just go to bed.  I am a bit sore from working out to Insanity last night…most particularly in my upper back.  There was no way I would skip a scheduled workout.  I would regret not getting my workout in.  I worked out to Pump and Shred for the second time.  I powered through the warm up and even the Squat Track.  Squats and Bottom Halves are getting easier as I do them.  I have no problem at all with performing moves in the Chest Track either.  Executing moves with my arms are definitely easier than my legs.  I love doing the Clean and Press along with Deadlifts and Dead Rows in the Legs and Back Track.  The Clean and Press has become one of my favorite moves.  I decided to challenge myself by going back to the 10 pound plates on the barbell.  I have gotten stronger since the last time I tried the 10 pound plates.  It was still a challenge but I had fun with it.

Following that track was the Legs Track aka crazy lunges.  I mentioned earlier this week that I would do the lunges with the barbell only.  I had difficulty the last time and took a few breaks.  I am proud to say that I kept the 5 pound plates on and kept up the whole time.  There were a few times that I wanted to shake my legs out.  I was shaking and of course it was getting harder on my legs but I kept going.  The only way I can get stronger is if I keep going and work through the burn.  In the Shoulders Track, I modified the pushups and even that was hard with the different counts.  It’ll get easier to do pushups as I lose more weight.  I was dripping in sweat at the end of that track.  Trying to get my shoulder across to my knee in the Abs Track is a killer each time and it’s always a great feeling after I do abs.

I am definitely going to sleep well tonight and tomorrow I’ll be heading to the Team Beachbody Chicago Super Saturday event where Carl Daikeler, CEO/Founder of Beachbody, will be the special guest.  It will be a good day tomorrow and I’m looking forward to it!

Have a great weekend and as always, KIA KAHA…BE STRONG!

Les Mills Pump Day 29

Les Mills Pump Workout: Pump and Shred

Today kick off Les Mills Pump Week 5!  Hope you all had a wonderful and healthy weekend!  I know I did!  I weighed myself when I woke up and I lost another pound!…8 pounds total lost since August 27th.  It looks like calorie counting is helping me melt the fat away once again.  I think I would lose more weight if I can get to bed earlier and wake up earlier.  And most importantly, get the proper amount of sleep.  I went to bed super late so I can take my test and get my homework done.  That is what I will work on this week beginning tomorrow because it’s late as I write this.  Oops!

I worked what I thought was my final day of working 11 consecutive days and nights.  I thought wrong.  I didn’t know that I was put on the schedule for tomorrow morning so it looks like it will end up being 12 days and nights.  Now I am very looking forward to relaxing, running errands, getting homework done, and doing a little work from my computer on Wednesday.  I’ll be off until Monday.  Work went by at a good pace and even though I am exhausted, I did a good amount of walking around.  I went for a late dinner with a friend at Jason’s Deli and hit up their salad bar.  I didn’t realize that I went a little past my calorie intake for the day until I got home and logged my dinner.

I was planning on working out twice tonight after finding out that I went over my calories; that is until I worked out to Pump and Shred.  I worked out to Pump and Shred for the first time tonight.  It is the longest workout that I have completed so far with it being 45 minutes long.  It’s all about endurance and of course The Rep Effect.  And let me tell you, that was nuts.  My arms and legs are shaking again and I worked up a huge sweat.  There are a couple tracks that I haven’t done since Pump Challenge…Legs and Shoulders.  This time around, they are longer and tougher.  I had to take a few breaks during the Legs track because my legs were burning hardcore.  I thought I didn’t like squats the most but I’m changing it to lunges as they are not my favorite at the moment haha.  I used the barbell with 5 pound plates.  Next time, I’ll just use the bar until I am strong enough to go through the track without stopping.  In the Shoulders track, my shoulders were burning big time too.  When I finished my workout, my hands kept shaking from working on my shoulders.  I decided that Pump and Shred was enough.  I’m sure I’ll be sore tomorrow.  I can’t even imagine what Pump Revolution and Pump Extreme will bring when I do those in Phase 2.

KIA KAHA…BE STRONG!