I decided to join Tone It Up and Self Magazine’s Drop 10 Challenge. I’m not looking to lose 10 lbs – only 5 at the most. And if I don’t lose any, I wouldn’t be disappointed either. I am always looking for new and fun ways to get toned. Self Magazine and Tone It Up had a great workout last year so I knew this one would be a good one too. I checked out the workouts and the menu first. The meals really got my attention. I am dying to try the Avocado Egg Salad. I would have made it today if I had the ingredients. I will be heading to the store to stock up on ingredients tomorrow :-)
I missed my bootycall workout this morning though. I turned my alarm off and fell back asleep – before I knew it, it was an hour later O_o Lol. It was a rush to get the kids to school. After Seppe’s speech therapy, I decided to get my TurboFire workout done. I did Day19 of Mad Abs March first – 37 sec side plank, 38 crunches, and 31 pushups. Oh man the pushups were hard today, but I am determined to do them all on my feet.
Turbo Fire Day 43 – I really focused on my intensity with Fire55EZ today. I punched hard and kicked as high as I could. I jumped with the high low punches and did all the tuck jumps :-) The hour just flew by and I was a little sad when it was over. I seriously have so much fun with these workouts.
For my afternoon workout I did the Toning and Cardio HIIT workouts for the Drop10 Challenge. When I looked at the toning workout, I wasn’t sure how difficult it would be. It looked pretty straight forward. It turned out to be tougher than I thought :-/ The Total Transformer move was killer, along with the Super Plank. My favorite was the Kick Out and Side Slimmer. I added a 6 lb. medicine to the Side Slimmer and to the Kick Out. I used 5 lb. weights for the other exercises. I think I’ll be doing this workout for bootycalls. The HIIT workout was 15 min with 8 sec sprints and 12 second recovery. I think I sprinted for about 10 sec at a time. I added a 3 incline during the intervals and did a 5 incline for the 5 min cool down. It was short but I was drenched in sweat when I was done – that’s why I love HIIT workouts. They don’t have to be long to get your sweating :-)
To makeup for missing my bootycall workout, I did two NTC workouts – Ab Burner and Shawn Johnson’s Stretch Guide. The stretching felt great. I’m no where near as flexible as Shawn Johnson but the moves really stretched me out. Ended with a 2 min a plank on my hands.
Meals – I didn’t have everything I needed to follow the meal plan for the Drop 10 but I will definitely be picking up ingredients for the recipes that I want to try. And there are quite a few recipes on the meal plan that I want to try out :-) I am really enjoying my Meatless Mondays. It’s really not that hard to find other sources of protein.
M1: FlaxPlus Oatmeal with 1/2 tbsp of cocoa almond butter, chia seeds and strawberries.
M2: Red Pear – this was really sweet and juicy.
M3: Black beans, brown rice and spinach sautéed together and topped with avocado and tomato.
M4: Veggie and Flaxseed Tortilla Chips with Olive Tapenade
M5: Teriyaki Tofu browned and served with brussel sprouts.
80 oz. of water.