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BeachBody Day59 – Visualize

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.

PlateauBuster on Elliptical

Used GymBoss timer App this time :-)

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.

Vision Board created on my iPhone :-)

Meals –

M1: Chobani Champions Vanilla Chocolate Chunk with Almond Butter and Chia Seeds.

M2: Shakeology with spinach, blueberries, and peanut butter.

Enjoying my Shakeology after my TurboFire workouts.

M3: Tried out Trader Joes Chickenless Strips in a salad – spinach, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, carrots, and cucumber. Small amount of raspberry vinaigrette.

Chicken-less Strips - Not too bad. Actually has a chicken texture to it.

Yummy Salad

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 :-)

Quinoa mix Bowl with Broccoli on top.

80 oz. water. Forgot my green tea again :-/ Not doing too well with that goal – gotta really start making an effort.

Sign up for the Bikini Series at ToneItUp.com

You can also still sign up for Self Magazine’s Drop10 Challenge

BeachBody Day56 – Hydrated!

It’s been really hard for me to get back on track with drinking enough water.  I’ve fallen back into my bad habit :-( So I made it a point to stay hydrated today.  I was doing pretty well, up until we made a quick trip out to the city.  I think I hesitate to drink while in the car because I know that I will have to go to the bathroom. lol. But I got back on track once we got home :-)

Plateau Buster on the Treadmill

Started Friday the 13th of with Tone It Up’s Self Magazine Drop10 Plateau Buster HIIT workout.  This was a long one.  Decided to do it on the treadmill since the intervals were longer.  I set the incline to 2. My work speed was 7.5mph and my rest speed was 6- 6.5mph. It worked up a good sweat :-)

All Sweaty!

Turbo Fire Day 54 – After Seppe’s speech therapy class, it was time for Fire30 and Stretch10. I think I have this one almost memorized. It was nice to have a couple fire drills again. I got Gio to join me for the Stretch10 part.  It was funny to watch him copy the moves. Some of them he did really well and others he needs some more practice on :-)

I was actually pretty wiped out after those two workouts. Even though I didn’t want to, I did my PlankADay.  I decided to do a 2min PlankADay.

Meals-

M1: Soy Protein Banana/Chocolate Chunk muffin from TraderJoe’s. I really like having these for a quick on the go breakfast.  I had it before I went down to the gym so I’d have a little fuel for the HIIT workout.

M2: Luna bar and chocolate Zico. There is just something about Luna bars and Zico that just works perfectly together :-)

M3: Shakeology shake w/ unsweetened vanilla almond milk, spinach, and half a banana.

M4: Almond coconut Kind bar.

M5: Teriyaki Salmon and Broccoli.

80 oz. of water, 1 Zico, and 1c. of decaf green tea.