21 Day Fix Challenge – Day 04

I almost didn’t work out — gasp!

Yup, that’s right. I didn’t want to work out today. I left the office and my head started to hurt, I was hungry. So what did I do? I changed into my workout clothes, turned on the TV and sat for a little bit to watch it. I gave myself a 20 minutes break before starting my workout,

BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO WORKOUT NO MATTER WHAT!

I won that little battle! ;-)

Pilates Fix

Today was Pilates Fix. I love Pilates, but since I was first introduced to this discipline, it has changed A LOT! And the 21 Day Fix: Pilates Fix it’s no exception.

Although I didn’t burn much calories, It was very focused, easy at first sight, but when you get to the second repetition or to reverse the movement, you just want to stop because you can feel every fiber of your body screaming, burning and shaking. Now, to me, this is a GREAT workout.

I’m a fan of this program. It’s challenging and only 30 minutes. You see real people working out and you see how they struggle with some of the workouts, that’s comforting to me.

today’s report

  • ☑ Water – check
  • ☑ Workout – check
  • ☑ Tracking Food – check
  • ☑ Positive thoughts and attitude – check
  • ☑ Mind over matter – check

Fourth day is done and I’m having fun. Bring up the other 17.

See you next time!

Smile Often and be Healthy 

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21 Day Fix Challenge – Day 03

And I can’t hardly walk!

OUCH!

Today it was legs day or Lower Fix as how it’s called. I love it, but I hate it too. The workout consisted in 4 rounds, 2 movements each.

Today it was legs day.
Today it was legs day.

From the common ones – squats and lunges – to crazy leg lifts with your toes turned out, lower fix has it all wrapped in 30 minutes. And to make matters more interesting and challenging, you must hold some of the exercises for 10 seconds. You might say, come on it’s only 10 seconds, but doing it after a round of sumo squats with dumbbells it’s not so simple!

I enjoyed the challenge and the feeling I got after finishing my workout. It was hard work and I broke up a sweat – more than yesterday – and I love that!!

And when I needed an extra motivation to hold and push through the 60 seconds, I imagined this:

Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum

Today’s Report

  • ☑ Water – check
  • ☑ Workout – check
  • ☑ Tracking Food – check
  • ☑ Positive thoughts and attitude – check

Third day is done and I’m having fun. Bring up the other 18.

See you next time!

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21 Day Fix Challenge – Day 02

Day 02 – ACTION!

Today was upper fix (arms workout) and I can feel it!! One of my favorite things to work are my arms is for that reason that I was super excited about today’s workout.

Upper Fix great arm workout.
Upper Fix great arm workout.

For this you need two sets of weights, one heavy set and a lighter one and also a mat. Upper Fix has two separate rounds of five workouts each. Between push-ups and forearm planks this was a whole body workout with mayor focus in the upper body and hey, some abs there too.

Have you ever heard about circular abs? This was a first for me; up until this DVD program I’ve never heard of a circular ab, which it’s hard but you can feel your abs burning and working.

The amount of calories burned it’s not as high as what you would get if you did cardio, but for me it was enough because I can feel I worked my arms and I’m sure is that tomorrow I’ll feel it even more ;-)BURN BABY BURN!

Today’s Report

  • ☑ Water – check
  • ☑ Workout – check
  • ☑ Tracking Food – check
  • ☑ Positive thoughts and attitude – check

Day 02 done! 19 more to go!

See you next time!

Smile Often and be Healthy
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