Sunday Social – 5×5

Happy Easter! I hope you’re all having a nice weekend.
Sunday Social with A Complete Waste of Makeup BlogHere’s this week’s Sunday Social –

  1. 5 songs you’ll listen to the rest of your life:
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  2. 5 things on your bucket list:
    1. Visit Iceland
    2. Run a marathon
    3. Move to Mexico
    4. Do an unassisted pull-up
    5. Retire young!
  3. 5 celebs you’d love to hang out with for a day:
    brazil butt lift, P90X, Insanity, Body Beast, Body Beast for women, Shaun T, Leandro Carvalho, Tony HortonWell, who did you think I would say?!
    Let’s make it 5 people by adding
    Suze Orman
  4. 5 things you always carry in your purse:
    1. Lip balm
    2. Kleenex
    3. Kindle
    4. Rosary
    5. The usual stuff like ID, keys, phone
  5. 5 books on your reading list:pic monkey

What’s on your list?

 

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Wendy

This Week in Workouts

Linking up over at Sweaty Girl in a Fur-Covered World – come join us!

From My Life to Our Life
  • MondayBody Beast Build: Back&Biceps. I did this in the apartment gym so I used TRX for pullups. Sometimes I forget how much I like TRX, so I love it when I can combine it with my Beachbody workouts. I also did Blogilates Muffin Top Meltdown and Intense Abs. My FitBit says I walked 6.4 miles.
  • TuesdayBrazil Butt Lift BumBum instead of Body Beast cardio, and Beast Abs. Plus a 3-mile run.
  • Wednesday – Body Beast Build:Shoulders. FitBit says I walked 8.9 miles this day. I guess that sort of makes up for my failed running and abs intentions.
  • Thursday – Body Beast rest day. I didn’t have much activity at all this day – FitBit recorded only 3.8 miles walked.
  • Friday – 2-mile run, Body Beast Build: Chest&Tris, and Blogilates Intense Abs. I tried to up my weights with Body Beast this day and met with mixed success. At one point during the Partial Flys, the 20-pound weight just dropped out of my hand and rolled away.
  • Saturday – Body Beast Build:Legs, Blogilates Muffin Top Meltdown, and a 2-mile run.
  • Sunday – Body Beast Build:Back&Biceps (using TRX on the pull-ups again) and Blogilates Intense Abs. FitBit says I walked 6.6 miles this day.

Where I fell short this week:

  • Running – I am not getting in nearly as many miles as I should. The half marathon is not too far away.
  • Nutrition – My calories Monday – Thursday were too low, and I went way, waaay off-plan on the weekend because of social events.
  • Stretching – I need to do a LOT more of this.
  • Water – 2 liters a day is not nearly enough for me and I am really feeling it.

Where I did well this week:

  • Vegetables – Even on my off-plan days, I got in my minimum of 5 veggies and fruits.
  • Increasing my weights – even by just a little bit, and even if only for the first set of exercises, I’m really excited by my increased strength.
  • Just sticking with it -Body Beast ain’t easy and even though I’ve done the first phase of videos 3 or 4 times, I’m still in pain very sore.

 Did you workout this week? Do you take it easy on the weekends or hit the gym?

 

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Wendy

This Week in Workouts

I’m linking up with Ashley from Sweaty Girl in a Fur-Covered World for This Week in Workouts.

This Week In Workouts, Body Beast for Women

This was my second week of Body Beast. Now that I know what to expect in the DVDs, the workouts were a little easier. Maybe easier isn’t the right word, but I didn’t sit on the weight bench with my mouth agape thinking OMGWTFBBQ. This week I felt like I could get the workouts done.

Sean Lowe the Bachelor, Sagi Kalev, Body Beast, Body Beast for Women

Monday – Body Beast Build:Legs and Blogilates Intense Abs.
Tuesday – Body Beast Build:Back & Biceps, and Blogilates Muffin Top Meltdown.
Wednesday – Brazil Butt Lift Bum Bum (I previously reviewed it here) and a 3-mile run instead of Body Beast Cardio.
Thursday – Body Beast Build:Shoulders and Insanity Pure Cardio (I previously reviewed it here).
Friday – This was a Body Beast rest day, so I put in a 4-mile run.
Saturday – Body Beast Build:Chest and Tris. I’d planned to run a bit, to do another Blogilates abs workout…but I was out of gas.
Sunday – Body Beast Build:Legs and Blogilates Intense Abs. Then I walked on the treadmill at a leisurely pace for two episodes of EastEnders.

It wasn’t quite as much exercise as I wanted for the week. I would have liked to run more and get in a few more abs workouts, but I think I underestimated how much Body Beast would tire me out. This workout is not a joke. The short runs that I am doing are going to have to suffice for my half marathon training for now.

Did you work out this week?

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Wendy

Weekly Workout Wrap-up

I totally stole this idea from someone else’s blog…but I can’t remember which blog it was. If it was yours, THANKS!

Monday – I usually do C210K on Mondays, but after the race on Sunday I wasn’t feeling it. I went to a hatha yoga class at my gym and boy did I need that stretching. Then I did P90X Back&Biceps. I moved the peg down on the assisted pull-up machine, so I’m slowly-but-surely getting stronger.
I skipped abs and walked 3 miles home.

Tuesday – Brazil Butt Lift Bum Bum. If I were doing the entire BBL program, I’d have done another workout along with it, and I just can’t even imagine how. Bum Bum really kicks my Bum Bum.

Wednesday – C210K Week 5, Day 2. I wasn’t feeling it, but somehow I managed to finish it and run at 6.0. The feeling afterward is what keeps me going. Still don’t like running.
Then it was time for P90X Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps (aka the Most Humbling of All P90X workouts). A respectable 10 plyo push-ups (on my knees), but not a lot of progress on the weights or other exercises.
I did a couple of Blogilates videos and took the bus home since it was raining.

Thursday – I did my old Denise Austin yoga/mat pilates workout DVD, an old favorite. I like her baby talk in these two workouts; it makes them seem easier. I also walked ~5 miles.

denise austin

Friday – Back to the gym for C210K, Week 5 Day 3. This was a straight 20-minute run. I put my iPod on the treadmill and watched the Suze Orman Show while running. I started at 6.0, but after 5 minutes dropped down to 5.0. 5 minutes later, I went up to 5.5 for 5 minutes, then I finished out with 5.0. I guess I’m not yet at the point where I can maintain a faster pace, but still working on it. Or maybe I could have and just didn’t push myself enough? Not sure.
Then it was P90X Legs & Back, my least favorite workout. I modified this quite a bit for gym suitability (no way I’m doing the Groucho walk around in the gym).
A couple of Blogilates videos and a 3-mile walk home.

Saturday – Lots of Heavy Lifting in preparation for the move. That counts as a workout, right?!


Wendy

Sunday Workout – Brazil Butt Lift Bum Bum

This Brazil Butt Lift workout looks pretty silly, doesn’t it they?

BBL Bum BumI haven’t tried many of the other workouts in this 60-day program. Bum Bum, however, is one of my favorite lower body workouts. It’s tough and there are NO BREAKS in this video. Anything that leaves my bum bum and thighs this sore after a short 35-minute workout must be effective. Bum Bum hits muscles that I must not use in hiking, Insanity, or walking.

I followed Bum Bum up with POP Pilates Muffin Top Meltdown. Yowza. POP Pilates workouts are another series that looks deceptively easy, but is actually very challenging!

Have you tried Brazil Butt Lift? What’s your favorite lower body workout?


Wendy