Wednesday, September 30, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 23 - Power Kata

Good morning! This morning's workout was Power Kata, which felt great to do. I love Power Kata because it combines a little bit of everything into a 45 minute workout. Tried to track it using my Pact app, but for some reason my phone decided to re-start in the middle of my workout, so I had to contact Pact to see if they can reset it for me, since it's still showing as in progress. I'll do an extra cardio workout this weekend to make up for it. Tomorrow's workout will be an X Stretch workout, which is going to feel great. Everyone have a great day!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 22 - P90x Core Synergistics

Good morning! This morning's workout was P90x Core Synergistics. Felt great to do that workout again, I love that workout because it's a total body workout that combines both aerobics and some strength training, and also works the core a little, so it covers it all. Tomorrow's workout is Combat 45 Power Kata - looking forward to that workout! Everyone have a great day!

Monday, September 28, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Workout Day 21 - Rest Day

Good morning! Today was another rest day - tomorrow I start doing the recovery week that I described yesterday. I'm looking forward to seeing how much improvement I've made when I start my next phase next week!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 20 - Combat 60 Live: Ultimate Warrior Workout

Good morning! Had a good workout this morning - did the Ultimate Warrior's Workout, which I love because it incorporates all the different martial arts - kickboxing, karate, tae kwon do, capoeira... everything. Gives me a great workout. This week I'm looking forward to a recovery week though. Here's my workout schedule this week:

Tomorrow: Rest Day

Tuesday - Core Synergistics

Wednesday - Power Kata

Thursday - X Stretch

Friday - Core Synergistics

Saturday - X Stretch

Sunday - Power Kata

After this week I'm looking forward to getting into the second phase of my P90x/Les Mills Combat Workout.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 19 - Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X.

Good evening! Today has been a busy day - this morning I did my Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X workout, and it went well - my legs and back are definitely getting stronger, I can tell I'm doing more pull-ups than I was at the beginning of this block. Today I spent most of the afternoon visiting friends in Thomasville, which was a nice change of pace. Tomorrow's workout will be Les Mills Combat Ultimate Warrior's Workout. Next week will start my first recovery week.

Friday, September 25, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 18 - Power Kata

Good morning! This morning I weighed myself and found I'd gained a pound. Not completely surprised though, since my time of the month started yesterday. This morning's workout was Power Kata, and I got a great workout from it as usual. Tomorrow's workout is Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X, and then Sunday's will be Ultimate Warrior's Workout.

Not sure what else I'll be doing this weekend, we'll have to see what the weekend brings.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 17 - Chest and Back and Ab Ripper X

Good morning! This morning's workout was Chest and Back and Ab Ripper X. I'm glad to see I'm slowly able to do more pull-ups, and I'm getting back to where I used to be with the Ab exercises. I'm looking forward to taking a break from so much strength work next week when I do my recovery week, which will mostly be Core Synergistics, Les Mills Combat kickboxing workouts and X Stretch! Tomorrow's workout will be Power Kata.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 16 - Extreme Cardio Fighter

Good morning! I'm having a good day so far today. This morning's workout was Extreme Cardio Fighter, which definitely gave me a great workout. Used my heart rate monitor during it again, but for some reason I'm having a hard time getting the information on it because I can't get my Vivosmart to sync with the website. Oh well I'll keep working on it.

Yesterday I also found out about an interesting device for tracking seizure activity called the Embrace Seizure tracker bracelet - it's similar to my Vivosmart, except that it tracks activity, stress and monitors seizures. I'm going to check it out because it sounds like something that could really help me manage my epilepsy better.

That's it for now, hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 15 - Shoulders and Arms

Good morning! This morning I took longer than I planned on to do my Spanish lessons, because I was having problems getting a high enough score on the writing activity, so I ended up skipping Ab Ripper X and only doing Shoulders and Arms. Still got a great workout from that. Looking forward to having a great day today, hope the rest of you all do too!

Monday, September 21, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 14 - Rest Day

Good afternoon! Sorry I'm so late posting. Today is a rest day for me. I always enjoy my rest days because it gives my body a chance to recuperate. This morning I used the extra hour to hour and 15 minutes I gained to get caught up on some things. I'm looking forward to my workout schedule this week:

Tomorrrow: Shoulders and Arms/Ab Ripper X

Wednesday: Combat 60 - Extreme Cardio Fighter

Thursday: Chest and Back/Ab Ripper X

Friday: Combat 45 - Power Kata

Saturday: Legs and Back/Ab Ripper X

Sunday: Combat 60 Live - Ultimate Warrior's Workout

Hope everyone has a great day!


Sunday, September 20, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 13 - Les Mills Combat Ultimate Warrior's Workout

Good morning! This morning's workout was the Les Mills Combat Ultimate Warrior's Workout. Got a great workout from it as usual. Used my heart rate monitor again with some of my heart rate monitor cream on it to keep the electrodes moist, and was able to get an accurate heart rate during the workout. Here it is:


Again, the heart rate is the graph on the bottom - if you can't see it you can click on the image to see a larger version of it.

This week brings more of the same - P90x workouts Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and Les Mills Combat workouts Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. I'm hoping I continue to get stronger with my chin-ups, I'll be sure to update you on my progress with those.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Days 11 and 12 - Power Kata and Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X

Good morning! Sorry I forgot to post yesterday, but it was a pretty busy day yesterday. Yesterday I did Power Kata, which went well except that for some reason I wasn't able to track the workout with Pact - I think it might have been because my battery alarm came up during the workout - I think that might have affected it somehow. This morning I did Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X, which I got a great workout from as usual. I also tried out my Bah Bump Heart Rate monitor cream which  arrived Thursday - it worked pretty well - it kept the electrodes on my heart rate monitor most enough so that they could track my heart rate during my workout - this is what my heart rate looked like during this morning's workout:



It may be kind of hard to see, but heart rate is the graph on the bottom. That was for a strength workout, later today I might try doing a short aerobics workout and see how different it is.

Hope everyone has a great Saturday!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 10 - Chest and Back and Ab Ripper X

Good morning! Had a pretty good workout this morning, did Chest and Back and Ab Ripper X. I'm pleased to see I'm getting better at chin-ups and pull-ups. I'm starting to regain some of my pull-up strength - I was able to do more of some of my pull-ups today. I'm also starting to get better at some of the ab exercises. Looking forward to seeing my strength continue to improve!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 9 - Ultimate Warriors Workout and Ways to Get in 10,000 Steps a Day

Good morning! Today is day 9 of my P90x/Les Mills Combat hybrid, and this morning I did the Ultimate Warrior's workout - I love that workout, as well as the Extreme Cardio Fighter Workout and Power Kata.

I've also been looking at easy ways to get in 10,000 steps a day - that's something that's difficult for me since I spend most of the day at home, but I'm trying to find ways to be less sedentary, even when I'm at home working. I found this interesting slideshow and thought I'd share it with you:

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/slideshows/easy-ways-to-get-10-000-steps-per-day/1

A lot of these don't apply to me since I do work from home, but I thought I'd share it anyway. Everyone have a great day!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 8 - Shoulders and Arms and Ab Ripper X

Good morning! Having a good day so far - this morning's workout was Shoulders and Arms and Ab Ripper X - Ab Ripper X is getting a little easier, but some of the exercises are still a little challenging for me. I'm sure I'll get used to it again as time goes on, though.

That's about all I have for today, hope everyone has a  great day!

Monday, September 14, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 7 - Rest Day

Good morning! Today is my rest day - could have done an X Stretch workout this morning, but decided not to. Tomorrow I'll do Shoulders and Arms and Ab Ripper X, Wednesday will be Extreme Cardio Fighter, Thursday will be Chest and Back and Ab Ripper X, Friday will be Power Kata, Saturday will be Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X, and Sunday will be Ultimate Warrior's Workout. Also looking forward to getting back into working on some other things this week, like some transcription.  Hope everyone has a great week!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Day 6 - Les Mills Combat Power Kata

Good afternoon everyone! Sorry it's taken me so long to post, been busy working on a few other things.  Did Les Mills Combat Power Kata this morning.  Tomorrow is my rest day - may do X Stretch but I'm not sure. Been spending the day working on a few things while Kevin's out riding at Busco Beach. When he comes back we'll do some grocery shopping and get ready for the week ahead. Hope everyone has a great day and a great week!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 5 - Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X

Good morning! This morning's workout was Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X.  Most of the exercises went well, pull-ups are still a challenge for me but I'll get there. Got through all the leg exercises.  The only ab exercises that was really a challenge for me was Fifer Scissors - I got through all the other ones. Got on a conference call for work this morning and have some other things to work on today.  Hope everyone has a great Saturday!

Friday, September 11, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 4 - Les MIlls Combat Ultimate Warrior Workout

Good morning! This morning's workout was Les Mills Combat Ultimate Warrior Workout, which I love (but then I love just about every workout I do...LOL). This morning I also gained some weight - about 2 1/2 pounds, but I expected it considering how much junk I ate last weekend when I was out of town. This week I plan to get back on track though! Tomorrow's workout will be P90x Legs and Back, Sunday will be Les Mills Combat Power Kata, then Monday I'll either rest or maybe do some type of stretching workout, then Tuesday I'll start the cycle all over again.


Thursday, September 10, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 3 - Chest and Back and Ab Ripper X

Good morning! This morning's workout was Chest and Back and Ab Ripper X, and all I can say about that workout is that I've lost A LOT of pull-up strength - going to have to work on building that back up! Ab Ripper X went OK, going to have to work on building the strength in my abs back up as well too. I did try doing Mason Twists while holding a small dumbbell like someone in my workout group on Facebook suggested, and that did seem to kick things up a notch. This morning I tried something different with  my breakfast and just put the cream cheese and Greek yogurt spread on my English muffin, and left the jelly off of it. We'll see if that helps me stay a little more awake this morning, no sure it will though - may have to start getting more protein in my breakfasts.

That's it for now, hope everyone has a great day!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 2 - Extreme Cardio Fighter

Good morning! Woke  up this morning feeling very sore from yesterday's P90x workout - that's ok though, I know it's going to take some time for my muscles to get used to the workouts again. This morning I did Les Mills Combat Extreme Cardio fighter, which I liked as usual. I love that workout because there are a lot of punch and kick combinations. Tomorrow's workout is going to be Chest and Back and Ab Ripper X. Hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

P90x/Les Mills Combat Hybrid Day 1 - P90x Shoulders and Arms and Ab Ripper X

Good morning! Started my P90x/Les Mills Combat hybrid this morning with P90x Shoulders and Arms and Ab Ripper X. Shoulders and Arms was pretty easy to get through, and so was most of Ab Ripper X, except for the Mason Twists - I have a feeling I'm going to be feeling those tomorrow!

Also, I wanted to say that I unfortunately will be canceling my coach account - I just don't feel that now is the best time for me to become a Beachbody coach, I have too much going on in my life. I will still keep posting on here about my workout progress though!

Hope everyone has a great day!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Today's workout

Good morning! Having a good day so far, got up early and worked on getting my clothes packed, then did a few other things - checked my email, worked on my Spanish lessons a little bit since I'm not going to be working on them for the next few days, then did part of this Super Workout from the 2013 Beachbody Summit in Las Vegas - it was pretty good, the part that I did had little bits of Slim in 6, Les Mills Combat, Turbofire, Brazil Butt Lift, Focus T25, and when I finally had to turn it off because I was running out of time, it was going into a P90x segment. Today I have to work my regular job until 6:00, but I'm hoping I'll be able to leave early again. Everyone have a great day and a great Labor Day weekend if I don't get to post anymore!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Les Mills Combat Supreme Warrior Workout Day 60 - Shock Plyo HIIT and Got my First Customer!

Good morning! Excited to say that I did my last workout of my Les Mills Combat Supreme Warrior Workout routine this morning- Shock Plyo HIIT. Feels good to be done with this round of Les Mills Combat, and I'm looking forward to starting the P90x /Les Mills Combat hybrid workout that I made up for myself when I get back from my mini-vacation on Tuesday.

I'm also excited to say that I got my first customer! Well she hasn't bought anything from my site yet, but she did sign up. I sent her an email yesterday, waiting to see if she sends me a reply. I also got on my team's conference call last night - it was pretty cool, it was actually a video conference call, which I liked except that it's hard for me to show my face in the camera that's built into my computer because I'm so short that you can't really see my face in it. So I'll have to figure out a way to compensate for that.

Looking forward to hopefully having a busy day at work today and I HOPE a busy day tomorrow, although I doubt tomorrow will be busy because everyone will be taking off for Labor Day weekend...But we'll see! Hope everyone has a great day!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Les Mills Combat Supreme Warrior Workout Day 59 - Power Kata

Good morning! Hard to believe today is the next to last day of my Supreme Warrior workout routine! This morning's workout was Power Kata - I like that one because it's different from the others - it's 45 minutes instead of 30 or 60, and it has both some cardio and it also focuses on form some.

This morning I worked on customizing the links in the Coaching Codes Excel Spreadsheet that I downloaded, so I have the exact URLs to give people for different websites, and also to insert into the articles I write - it didn't take long once I figured out how to use Find and Replace to do it. Tonight my team is supposed to have a conference call - I may try to get on it, but I need to find out what number to call into first - I do have a few other things I need to do tonight also. Hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Les Mills Combat Supreme Warrior Workout Day 58 - Power HIIT and Feeling Better about being a Team Beachbody Coach

Good morning! Having a great day so far, got up and did a few things before I did my workout. This morning's workout was Power HIIT - I love that workout because it's short and has less plyometrics in it than Shock Plyo HIIT. It's hard to believe there's only 2 days left in this round of Les Mills Combat for me - then I'll be taking a few days off from intense workouts while I'm up in Michigan with my husband. After I come back, I'll be starting a self-designed Les Mills Combat/P90x workout (Les Mills Combat kickboxing workouts alternated with P90x strength workouts). It will be interesting to see how that goes.

I'm also feeling better about being a Team Beachbody coach - I talked to my coach for a few minutes on the phone last night, and he answered a few questions I had and also gave me some ideas for how to find customers - I've started looking at the posts in the Coach forums and answering requests from people who are looking for a new coach (or looking for a coach at all). I'm hoping eventually I'll find someone who wants me as their coach. I've also been looking at some of the training material in Team Engage Facebook group files, and it's really very helpful.

That's all I have for now, I will  post another update tomorrow. Hope everyone has a great day - bring ti and stay with the fight!