Day 2-6 November Fitness Challenge

I think that the easiest way is to workout in the morning before eating. Once I have eaten its just not the same. I managed to get back my small dumbbell set back from my brothers. It really makes a difference to the workout. It gives me that feel afterwards of truly working out in such a small space of time.

One of the major problems I am experiencing is the jumping jacks. Sports bra just do not help. I have no idea whose idea it was that sports bras did not need wires. Wires in bras equal support right. I found that I may have strain a boob ligament. May not be right term but I was in pain. So not to give up I simply hold my chest and jump. It means I am pain free. Of course it would be more beneficial for me to use my arms but until I can get a solution this will have to do.

I found my very basic exercise matt. It makes the world of difference. Back is still a little sensitive but I use my hands to help out. My children seem very entertained by watching me workout. One will join in for ten minutes the other gives me a running commentary. He wants to know why I am on level 1 and not level 2. I had to kick them out the room so I can concentrate. At one point I stopped replying to them just so I can concentrate.

 

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Day 1 – November Fitness Challenge

It looks like I need to invest in a new dvd player as the overly basic one that is in the house has no remote control. I was geared up ready to get my workout on only to find I could not navigate the dvd menu not even manually. Thankfully my laptop was able to sit on the sofa and help me out. Not sure I can cope 30 days like this at all.

So today I did level one of 30 Day shred. It starts off okay than becomes more repetitive and intense. I was not able to find my exercise matt which something tells me someone has thrown away. I will have another look for it before having to pay out for another. The floor exercises where always going to be a pain in the back for me. I am assuming its my pelvic or hip bum or spine tail end whatever. Anyway its the bottom of my spine and above my bum that bit always feels tender when I lie down on a hard surface. I used my hands to add extra cushion which seemed to work out fine. Jumping jacks were not easy. I had to do some momentary poses.

So my fitness levels definitely need turning up.  But I did it, I made a start now the real challenge begins perseverance.

November Fitness Challenge

I have decided that I need a fitness challenge. Namely because I slack way too much when it comes to exercise. So before I can justify buying anymore fitness dvd’s I will be using ones I own and of course Youtube. To begin my challenge I will be embarking on the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. It claims to help you lose up to 20lbs in 30 days. One of my friends has completed this workout and currently re-doing it.

Amazon tells me I have had this DVD in my possession since 2011. Yep procrastination is real. My first aim is to make it past day 2. This routine involves back exercises which can be uncomfortable for me. I am praying I can find my exercise matt otherwise that will be yet another item to buy back the someone has binned.

My fitness challenge starts 2 November 2013, Not sure if I should do a daily blog or weekly as yet. If for any reason I am not able to complete the challenge I still must have achieved at least 25 days of exercise using the many other dvd’s I have. So pray for me the fitness challenge starts tomorrow with the 30 Day Shred.

FYI: Food is not the focus, exercise is. Once exercise is back in my life as a standard routine like brushing your teeth in the morning than will concentrate more on food. I am keen to give clean eating a serious go. But first let me move some more,

Walking in the sunshine

Oh how I have neglected this blog for sometime. Though I promise you. You may not see the immediate success that others have with their journeys but progress comes at a steady pace. The weather in the UK has been so beautiful. Full of glorious sunshine and hot hot hot. As I live a little further from the kids school it now takes 25 minutes or so to walk there.

I usually drive them. My oldest asked if they could take their scooters and walk. I obliged. the first time I was feeling the heat on my back and sweating galore. The next few times it was not so bad. So it get better with time. Now that the school holidays are in full swing we have done walks to the park and to the shop. Now I just need to find a way to get them riding their bikes proficiently so that I can buy my own.

Please British Summer stop with the thunder and lightening. I need more sunshine in my life.

Love this workout

So it is quite late in the day and I feel there was so much that could have been achieved. There is no time like the present as the saying goes. So I went ahead and did a 10 minute workout called Get Your Sexy Back by Tiffany Rothe. Her youtube channel is TiffanyRotheWorkouts. There are some fun workouts on her channel. Though oh my days I would so love to one day be as flexible as her. I added one of her stretching workouts to my youtube fitness playlist but I am so far from able right now. Anyway check out the sexy back workout it is only 10 minutes and for someone like me it was the right amount of high energy burst to get me going.

Erm Yeah

So I have not blogged in a while. I have been so busy doing no fitness focus that I stayed away. This year is almost a quarter of the way done. Which means I need to get back on track fast. My friends are not convinced that I should buy any more fitness videos but I am. However the cost is delaying me even though you can pay in instalments. A while back I wanted to get insanity but after looking at many videos I decided I was not insane enough to justify buying it. Beachbody do have two other dvd’s I would love to purchase. The 1st being Turbo Fire. I am inspired to buy this one after watching Youtuber DivaSlimsDown amazing weight loss journey. She has lost just under 200 lbs of weight through improved diet and exercise. I recommend you check out her before and after videos.┬áThe other Beachbody workout I am considering is Slim in 6, though I think I would get on better with Turbo Fire.

I joined MyFitnessPal but for last few months have not made any entries. I plan to start again by next week. You can follow me on there username is SoFitandLush. If you use MyFitnessPal let me know your username so I can be inspired or suggest to me some people to follow.