Finally caught up on my Beach Body posts :-) I was able to get up early even though I was still wanted to stay in bed. I decided to weigh and measure myself because it was the end of the 8 weeks for TurboFire and the beginning of the Bikini Series. I knew that it wouldn’t be lower than the last time because I did take a couple weeks off from working out and I am on my period :-/ That always affects my measurements. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.
Week 8 –
Weight – 109.4 lbs
Waist – 25 inches
Hips – 33 inches
Thighs – 18 inches
Calves – 13.5 inches
Arms – 9.5 inches
Even though my weight is heavier – and I knew it would be. My measurements didn’t change much from the last time. Not bad considering I spent two weeks eating out a lot and even enjoyed some cheesecake :-p
Today’s challenge was to do the Drop10 Toning and PlateauBuster workouts. I did the Drop10 x3 for my bootycall. It was a great way to wake up. After dropping Gio off to school and taking Seppe to speech therapy it was Turbo time.
Turbo Fire Day 57 – First day of a month long of HIITs. Today was HIIT15/Sculpt30. The HIIT workout was tough – especially the last one. Lots of tuck jumps and it was hard for me to keep up. I tried to do all the jumps but I think it would have been better if I had done the modified version at the end. I was definitely out of breath at the end. My biceps are sore from Sculpt30. I made sure to stick to the tougher resistance when doing the curls. Pushups were kind of hard for me today but I think it was just because I was tired from the HIIT. lol.
I was on a different schedule with my Drop10 workouts but for some reason last week, I stopped getting the emails that told me what workout was next. I had already done Plateau Buster on the treadmill last week but I decided to do it again. I wanted to hit the treadmill but the two that my apartments had were broken so I did it on the elliptical instead. I raised the resistance to 12 for the 3min interval and lowered in to 8 for the 2min interval. If you have the resistance high enough, you will sweat with this workout :-) As usual, I end with my PlankADay – 2min.
Another Bikini Series challenge for today was to make a Vision Board for the next 8 weeks. I focused on quotes that motivated me and on people who inspired me – of course I had Karena, Katrina, and Chalene on my board :-) I use to think these were kind of pointless since I write my goals down and that’s good enough for me. But after making one and Seeing what I want to focus on, I see how helpful it is and I’m glad that I made one :-) I’m not much of a cut out from magazine kind of person so I used my iPhone to make my vision board. I also made it my wall paper on my phone so I can be reminded of my goals every time I look at my phone – which is a lot! lol.
M1: Chobani Champions Vanilla Chocolate Chunk with Almond Butter and Chia Seeds.
M2: Shakeology with spinach, blueberries, and peanut butter.
M3: Tried out Trader Joes Chickenless Strips in a salad – spinach, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, carrots, and cucumber. Small amount of raspberry vinaigrette.
M4: Luna bar.
M5: Quinoa, chickenless strips, spinach, tomatoes, black beans, red kidney beans, and avocado mixed together with broccoli on top. Back to my Meatless Mondays :-)
80 oz. water. Forgot my green tea again :-/ Not doing too well with that goal – gotta really start making an effort.
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