Sunday, October 28, 2012

Weekly Recap & Fit Test Results

Wrapping up a lovely weekend, and hoping yours was just as wonderful! How did your diet/exercise regimen go? I slipped up a bit on the diet front, but did pretty well with my workouts!

Monday was Turbo Day, as usual! I felt REALLY tired due to subbing a Turbo AND R.I.P.P.E.D. on Sunday! However, a shot of Energy and Endurance Formula and borrowed energy from my AHHMAZING Turbo girls, and I was good to go! We did a Turbo after every section, Turbo Fire style! It was awesome!  I didn't get a pic of my outfit. :(

I also discovered an amazing hair product that I wish I had known about sooner! This stuff:

is awesome! I love the texture it gives my hair, and control with out crunch. It gives it a separated-waves kinda look. Here's the finished product: 

EASEY PEASEY, and cute. :)

Tuesday I had intentions of doing INSANITY plus my new PiYo class; HOWEVER, my legs were stiff and sore from Sunday/Monday workouts, so I just did PiYo. I love my class at Refinery, even though we are still "getting to know" each other at this point. They work hard though, and I love that! We did Lesson 23!

Wednesday I didn't get my booty up in time to do INSANITY (again, UGH!)

Wednesday night was PiYo again, this time at the Y. Amazing how two classes can have such a different dynamic! I couldn't find my iPod for this class, and couldn't figure out how to get my iPhone to play the darn songs, so we used the original PiYo CD. I felt pretty frazzled, but we still got in a great workout! What a patient, amazing group of ladies they are!

I wore my Bordeaux Drama Scoop Me Up Tank, and my black Clam Diggers. Super functional and one of my fave outfits!

Thursday I FINALLY got up early (YAY ME!) and I did INSANITY Plyometric Cardio Circuit. This workout is tough, BUT, since I just finished my first round of INSANITY, it didn't seem so bad compared to the Max Month workouts I was doing before. :)  A little E&E in my water, and I powered through!

Since I don't have a Thursday night class anymore, and neither of us felt like cooking, Rowan and I went out for dinner Thursday night. We went to Seven Saints, one of my fave places! I didn't want to blow my calorie budget, so I had a Summer Salmon Salad. DELISH and very low-cal. It had marinated salmon, cucumbers, avocado, onion, cherry tomatoes, and a poblano salsa vinaigrette. Super good!

Normally I rest on Fridays, but I had some extra time this Friday morning due to a court hearing, so I decided to get a workout in. I did the INSANITY fit test that I missed earlier in the week. I didn't do this consistently on my last round of INSANITY, so I am determined to track my progress this time! (I MUST get myself measured this week, too!) ;) I was pretty proud of my Fit Test results, which were:

Switch Kicks: 61 (shudder)
Power Jacks: 74
Power Knees: 120 (It really bothered me to only do this on one side, so I skipped back and did it again on the left. I got 119 on that side.)
Power Jumps: 43 (BOOYA!) :)
Globe Jumps: 10
Suicide Jumps: 15 (My biggest accomplishment on these is how much my form is improving, not so much the number.)
Push-up Jacks: 30 (I was sore for 2 days from these!)
Low Plank Oblique: 50 (I could have done better on these. I wimped out.)

I am not really sure what my goal for this round of INSANITY is. I would like to lose a few pounds. (Maybe 5?) but I don't want to go down a size... I will reevaluate the goals once I have taken my measurements! :)

Saturday was PiYo x2. AWESOME classes at both gyms! Found my iPod, wore my new Wunder Unders (forgot to get a pic-- next time!), had my A-game ON! <3

Today I rested!

Workout plan for next week:

Monday: Turbo Round 32, Turbos after every section.
Tuesday: PiYo Lesson 23.
Wednesday: INSANITY at 5am (YES, I WILL DO IT!) and PiYo Lesson 23.
Thursday: INSANITY at 5am.
Friday: INSANITY at 5am and Warm Flow Yoga after work.
Saturday: PiYo x2!
Sunday: rest.

Finally, my new favorite lip gloss:

Great color, minty tingle, and stays on! Worth every penny.

Happy Sunday, friends! Have a great Monday, and a great week! Cheers!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Workout Recap and PiYo Playlist!

Happy Sunday, friends! It's a beautiful fall day, so I'm sitting by an open window enjoying the cool breeze and a cup of coffee as I type this. :)

My workouts this past week were great, and food intake was pretty good too! I have found that I HAVE to count calories in order to stay on track. I can do this fairly easily after years of counting (and because I tend to eat the same things most weeks...) I downloaded an app for my iPhone called Daily Count that helps me keep track and displays how many calories I have left for the day. SUPER helpful! I highly recommend!

So, without further ado, here is my workout recap:

Monday: Turbo Kick Round 32!
This workout is one of my faves. The music is just so motivating, and there are so many side-to-side movements, that my obliques were sore for days! My Evolve ladies love this Round as well, so we had a lot of fun, and sweated a LOT! :)

 OOTD: wee are from space Run: Speed shorts, and Flash Power Y. All from Lulu, of course! :)

Here's one with my new-to-me Remix Hoodie!

 Tuesday: R.I.P.P.E.D.
I subbed a class at Refinery... It was kind of a crappy workout, honestly. The group in class was great, but I ran late due to a train, so I felt pretty flustered when I arrived. I was also dehydrated (my own fault) and had a lot of breathing problems (I have asthma), so I couldn't push myself like I normally would. Ah well, you have to have a bad workout every once in awhile in order to really appreciate that good ones, right?

Wednesday: Turbo Fire Greatest HIITs and PiYo Lesson 23.
These workouts made up for Tuesday's flop! I got up at 5:15 and did Turbo Fire Greatest HIITs, which is always fun. I like that it's short (20 minutes) but intense-- I was dripping! I taught PiYo at the Y after work, and we launched Lesson 23. I am absolutely in love with this Lesson, and with my playlist. I'm pretty good at making those, if I do say so myself! Here it is, for those who are interested:

Warmup/Heat Building:
Right Lead: Girl on Fire (Alicia Keys)
Left Lead: Somebody Like You (Keith Urban)

Lower Body
Right Lead: I'm On a Roll (Stefano feat. New Boyz and Rock Mafia)
Left Lead: I Can Only Imagine (David Guetta feat. Chris Brown and Lil Wayne)

Full Body Fusion:
Right Lead: This Boy's Fire (Santana)
Left Lead: Drop It Low (Kat DeLuna)

Right Lead: Crazy (Jay-Z and Ne-Yo)
Left Lead: 6am (Melanie Fiona feat. T-Pain)

Girl Gone Wild (Avicii's Umf Mix) (Madonna)

The Boys (Nicki Minaj and Cassie)

As Long As You Love Me (Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean)

Finally Found You (Enrique Iglesias feat. Sammy Adams)

New York City (Norah Jones)


OOTD: Top, black Power Y and camo/Paris Pink Run:Speed Shorts for Turbo. Bottom, deep indigo Fast and Free crops, Pretty Pink No Limits Tank for PiYo. (This was my fave outfit of the week!)

Thursday's workout was R.I.P.P.E.D again.
Today's class went much better! I had two very hard workers, so we all pushed ourselves to the max! We were dying by the end! I def needed my Results and Recovery Formula after this class! I also used my inhaler right before class, so my breathing was much better. 

OOTD: unknown color Power Y and blush quartz Run:Speed Shorts. :)

Friday I rested. :)

Saturday I taught PiYo at the Y and Evolve. This might be my fave workout day. Both classes were fantastic, worked so hard, and super fun! 

Today I am subbing a Zumba class and teaching some Turbo instead! 

Next week I am starting Round 2 of INSANITY! Workout schedule to come! 

Thanks for reading!  Happy Sunday! :)