Getting Your Feet Wet vs High Impact Crying

High Impact Crying

I realized this morning that the workouts I have been posting about are mostly pretty intense, high impact ones. Because that is where I am at right now. I want it to be hard! I want to feel like Jello when I’m done, and I want to be sore the next day. I may not be able to “see” my results, but I at least want to feel them!

But that may not be where you are at right now. You may be interested in just getting your feet wet, and not want something that will leave you crying. I was there, I get it. Today I want to tell you about a great workout for you!

It’s called Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sansone. Here is a Youtube clip from one of the videos. This clip shows the “hardest” part of the

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Running with The Husband and a Pinterest Party!

Running the Couch to 5k with The Husband at the Softball Field

This new addiction that I have, working out, is becoming contagious. Last week The Husband decided to join me on this adventure.

Three evenings a week we load up the kids, and their bikes, and drive 5 blocks to the other side of town. (Yes, my town is about 5 blocks wide. And maybe 10 blocks long. With a population of about 800. Jealous?) The softball field has become our “running spot”. The kids play in the dirt part (what is that called? Where the bases are?) on their bikes while The Husband and I do Couch to 5k (C25K) around the entire field. The kids think it is great fun. They occasionally run/walk with us, and think it’s funny when they can catch us. This exercise thing is becoming a family thing. I think I like it.

When I first started C25K

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Heavy Breathing of a Distracted Cardio Instructor

Distracted Cardio Instructor (Dulcinea Lee Hellings) Breathing Heavy

I have had a really hard time writing this review. I don’t like to say anything bad about anyone. I try to always be kind, and polite. But as I’ve thought about it, I’ve realized that if I write only GOOD reviews, then maybe I won’t be as credible. So when I find a workout that isn’t great, I still need to let you know about it. That way you can decide for yourself, and we can all be happy. Right?

So I did the workout ‘Cardio Insanity with Dulcinea Lee Hellings’ earlier in the week. First I want to say that it is a GREAT workout for someone at my fitness level. She did 4 rounds of 3-4 different cardio moves. Some of them were easy, like the butt kicks. Some were too advanced for me, like the tuck jumps. By the

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Pushing through a Hard Week with Firm Support

Push Hard with Support

I know this is supposed to be Fitness Friday, but like I said yesterday, this has been a hard week. I haven’t tried anything new this week, so I have nothing to review for you. I hope you are okay with that.

When I began this journey I knew that there would be hard days, and that I would need to push through them… I did not realize there would be hard weeks. I’ve learned something this week, though.

I am so capable. Even things I thought I couldn’t do. I can. When it is 9 pm and my eyes are heavy from my long day and my pillow is calling my name… I can still choose to workout. This happened not once, but twice this week. Remember when I said that I needed to work out right away in the morning or it

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POP Pilates with Cassey Ho

Cassey Ho Blogilates

 

For Fitness Friday today I want to share something that I found recently that I am completely in love with. Here’s the story.

I was doing the 30 Day Shred with Jillian and loving it. Then I pushed a bit too hard, and my shoulders got so sore I couldn’t lift my arms. So the Shred was out and I needed something else. Enter: Couch to 5k. Running. I forgot how much I love to run! I  did week 1 day 1, then went back to the Shred. I spent a week alternating back and forth, three days Shred and three days C25K, one rest day.  Then my knee started hurting.

The first couple days of week two I pushed through it. The pain got so bad I could barely get up the stairs to my bedroom. I knew I needed

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30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels

30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels

Last week I was a couch potato. I spent maybe 10 minutes a day total “working out”, meaning running after kids, going up the stairs to the second floor of my home, etc. Not really a workout, but at least a smidge of movement.

Then the snow melted. I spent 1/2 hour raking the leaves up from my front lawn. Let me tell you, I thought I was going to die. Now, I’m 5’4″ and 135 pounds. A bit overweight, but not enough that I ever worried about it. I thought I was fine. I was healthy enough. WRONG! There is nothing, anywhere, that says you should feel almost dead from raking leaves for 30 minutes! I am so out of shape it is pathetic!

I’ve reached my aha moment. It’s on. I decided I wasn’t  going to ease into it. If I’m

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