This Week in Workouts

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  • 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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Spending Time with Sean from The Bachelor

This morning I had a 6am date with Sean Lowe from The Bachelor.Sean Lowe from the Bachelor, wedding, Body Beast But he wasn’t wearing a tuxedo.
Sean Lowe the Bachelor, Sagi Kalev, Body Beast
유씨 and I started the Body Beast workout program today.
Day 1 is Build: Chest / Tris.
Build Chest Tris

OMGWTFBBQ was that a tough workout. I haven’t felt this shaky since, never. I thought it wouldn’t that big of a deal because
-I’ve done a few rounds of P90X;
-There aren’t all that many actual exercises in this video;
-We watched it last night and I was annoyed by how many and how long the breaks were; and
-I used relatively light weights: 8-, 10-, 12- and 15 pounds. (The 15s didn’t make it into the second set of exercises).

Maybe it’s the sequence of the exercises? For the most part, each exercise has 4 sets: start light, go medium, then the heaviest you can, then decrease the weights back to medium or lighter weights. By the time I got to that 4th set, my arms were trembling. There were a few push-up sets in this video too, and I could manage about 3 each time. On my knees. And those breaks, boy did I need them.

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from Body Beast. I haven’t seen a lot of reviews on it from women, and the women who do review it are typically body builders or fitness competitors. Obviously, I’m neither; I just want to be fit and strong. And I’d like to be able to put my suitcase in the overhead compartment without assistance.

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