Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Body Revolution Week 7 Day 43 & 44

This week is great and there are lots of things to celebrate but first let me get to the workouts and then celebration.
Week 7 has Workout 7 and Workout 8, Jillian says that these workouts get tougher progressively and boy are they tough. Workout 7 will grind you to paste and then do it again. It has some really tough moves and after a long time I felt sore the next day. It has all kind of push-ups  and planks that work those shoulders and triceps. To top it are the super sets and crazy cardio intervals. Workout 8 is a little easier compared to 7 but  it  will still make you want divine intervention
So like I mentioned earlier this week has started of well  one reson is that I could fit into one of my pre pregnancy pants which I couldnt get past my thighs sometime in July. Another is I could fit into my favourite capris also pre pregnancy and wore it to go out with hubby dearest. I did my happy dance and was jumping all around the place .  But the best was hubby dearest showering with compliments of how far I have come on my weight loss journey . He was so pepped up that he was motivating me on Monday when I was hulfing and puffing during the workout. I love him....he so wants me to achieve my goal
  I have crossed the mid way point in Body Revolution and though there is still a long way to go a lot of things have improved, be it my balance or stamina. The small wins are being able to wear stuff that I never thought I could fit into. I know this will be better if I dont deviate from my diet and drink water. But I am getting there, it is one habit at a time.
Oh and my new weights arrived so I have gone heavier on most moves, and they make a huge difference.
Over the course of time I have realized that I am not bothered if the scale doesnt move as long as I look better read 6 pack abs and can fit into my pre pregnancy clothes.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Body Revolution Week 6 Day 36,37,38,39, 40,41,42

Week 6 was my second go around at the workout 5 and 6 and cardio 2. Workout 5 is tough , especially with pushups and side planks. I think I need to do some extra pushups everyday to get it right because the next weeks will be tough with some weird pushups in workout 7 and 8.
The week  statrted on Tuesday rather than a Monday so there wont be a rest day on sunday
I don't want to to do modified ones, so I need to get extra pushups, planks and side planks to my workout everyday
I am still waiting for the dumbbells that I ordered so guess I only get to add them from Week 7.
Something that I still haven't got a hang of is the meal planning and water intake. Its funny that I was able to have control when I worked out before my pregnancy so much that I reached my desired weight within 3 months. Most of this I account to laziness because taking care of the baby hasn't taken a toll on me. My mom is staying with us till princess turns one and she takes care of her all the time, so I cant blame the little one for my procrastination and indiscplined life style.
There are so many things that I need to fix in my lifestyle, and I am not trying hard and that explains the all the results. A lot of times I feel like a huge couch potato becuase I am glued to the telly as soon as I am back from work.
The two big words staring at me are ORGANIZE and SELF DISCIPLINE.  The only thing that looks in place is Exercise.
So this weekend I plan to work on a collage for my Personal Mission statement and goal setting. Hopefully it brings the change that I plan.
Also what you will see are some posts on my lifestyle change other than the daily food and workout updates.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Body Revolution Week 5 Day 32, 33, 34

Week 5 was a little Blah because of the low weight dumbbells. But Week 6 onwards is going to be awsome as I have ordered new weights from ebay, cant weight for them for them to arrive.
The second go around at workout 5 and 6 and Cardio 2 was so much better than the first time. I completed the reps, cheated a little ...maybe 3 second breaks between some of the sets. Overall they werent that bad , only if I had heavier weights it would have been just perfect.
Food wise I did make mistakes and that made the week worse but I am back on track. Tommorow is Thoughtful Tuesday so there are gonna be some thoughtfull choices in food .

Friday, 14 September 2012

Body Revolution Week 5 Day 31

Wednesday was supposed to be Day 31 , the cold got worse and so I skipped the workout totally and got some needed rest. So Cardio 2 happened on Thursday. Wow this workout will have you huffing and puffing right from the word go.

It has 3 circuits with each one consists of jump ropes, butt kicks, high knees, alternating knee thrusts, jumping jacks, fast feet, skaters, skiers, cleahops, cross jacks, upper cuts, towel runs, hooks and burpees . All the moves are done in the previous phase but not to together though, which makes it tough or should I say makes you feel like you want to die.

 I realised that Phase 2 is way tougher than Phase 1 , lets see if I have the same opinion next week when it which will be my second go at Workout 5 and 6 and Cardio 2.  Another thing that I am worried about is not feeling sore after the workouts. And this is probably due to the weights that I use, so I have gone ahead and ordered some new heavier ones. I hope they arrive by the beginning of next week so I can use them for my workouts second time around.
I havent done brazill butt lift this week because of the flu , that will be back next week. So more to come on PM workouts.
What I also need to do is sleep on time so that I can be up early . I spend a lot of time  watching , Indian soaps and that ceratinly has to stop or else this wont work. What I also wanted to do was get a hang at planning my meals well without having to eat out during lunch. Now that the workouts are happening without breaks the focus is gonna be food and nutrition.
The solution to both these issues is waking up on time, which has to happen wheather I want to sleep in or not.  To keep me on track I will blog my journey about waking up on time, planning and cooking meals and getting organised. I have spent far to much time being lazy and disorganised.
Todays post has got way too long so see you guys and enjoy your day

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Body revolution week 5 Day 30

I wasn't supposed to post until the end of this week,but what the hell I will try to do daily updates when ever I can
So today is one of those days. I had my first go at workout 6 today and unlike 5 I managed to complete it with just one cheat. Well you would think that it was easier than yesterday, but no, Jillian managed to kick my butt again. I don't want to give up so ploughed through it although I felt like I was dying. To make matters worse, I have a full blown cold or flu as you call it. In the end it all felt good to have completed it.
It's  true that you don't know that you had it in the whole time  till you have pushed your limits. I did that today and it felt great.
On the eating front I try  sticking to the calorie limit,but not entirely clean. Clean eating is a work in progress.
Ok that's it for now, more to come next time

Monday, 10 September 2012

Body revolution week 5 Day29

As you must have noticed I do not have the discipline to write a post everyday. So the posts are done every week. But today has to be an exception,it was the beginning of phase 2 with workout 5, and boy it kicked my ass. It was so tough that i tried it in the morning and stopped midway in the first circuit. I finally did it in the evening and could only do it till the first time of the fourth circuit. It was bad and I felt dizzy so stopped and did the cool down.
Supersets are tough may be I will be able to complete the next time.
Part of the problem is also that I have a bad throat, hope it doesn't get worse.
That's all for now. I will update the post end of this week


Sunday, 9 September 2012

Body Revolution Week 4 revisited and Brazil Buttlift Week 1

Wow. this finally marks the end of phase 1 and start of the amazing Phase 2 with new cardio moves. As you all know that I repeated Week 4 because of my poor performance last week.
As I knew I wouldn't be visiting these workouts again in the schedule I really put in all the effort and boy did I feel I worked out.I did all the tough ones without cheating including the squirms, planks and all the other.
When I did the Cardio 1 for the last time I gave it my all, ran longer suicides and did the tougher versions of all the moves. I wanted to do it cause I knew I was not gonna come back to it again in the 90 days

The only one that I didn't do properly was the crescent in workout 3. Something that I noticed this week was if you don't give your 100% in the different exercises you would feel its all easy breezy. The past weeks I wasn't trying hard so BR felt too easy and not much of a workout. Also proper form makes a huge difference in working the right muscles.
Things that haven't improved yet are the balance and the planks. Guess it will improve over the course.

That's about Body Revolution now onto my PM workout Brazill Buttlift. This marked the first week of the schedule. I ma following the Classic Solution  Schedule because I couldn't figure out my butt type. It just feels a little like all. So here is the Schedule for Week 1 and 2

I love the cardio axe but the other workouts are tougher.. Bum Bum really hurts my knee with all the squatting and lunging and but I still did it. What I dint like was sculpt, it was way too long and very slow for my taste. But I am gonna keep at it and see if the sagging bulging things at the back change to round and tight bum bums.
Oh Brazil butt lift also has some really tough moves like the mermaid and the planks. Yes I know planks have become my Achilles heel. Need to do something about it.
So that's about Brazil Buttlift.

On the food  now , this week was totally fine except for Thursday night due the surprise party that I planned for my hubby dearest. I had 2 pieces of yummy French vanilla cake and biryani ( they are my weakness).
Rest I have been  totally in my calorie limits if not lower( I know that's bad because body going into starvation mode). Meals are certainly a project that is work ongoing. I will get there by next  week . It is a promise I made to myself.

The week ended on a happy note cause hubby dearest took me out shopping and bought me some lovely footwear (6 to be exact). They are lovely, cant wait to wear them. So the weekend also gave me huge opportunities to burn more calories by doing all the walking.

When I started this journey I mentioned about my goals , what I dint mention is about the outfit that I want to wear at my daughters first birthday. Hubby dearest bought me this one a year and a half ago. I wanted to wear it then but I got pregnant so it was lying in the wardrobe all this while. When I started weight loss journey I decided that wearing this would be my milestone and reward. SO here is a picture of the outfit. Its designed by a famous Indian designer Archanna Kochar.

So you see this requires a fab figure , and that I will achieve it

Monday, 3 September 2012

Body Revolution Week 4

This should have marked the end of BR  Week 4 and Phase 1 but it was a complete mess up. So I plan to extend week 4 to next week and complete Phase 1 properly. Though I have to admit that it started well with me completing  Workout 3 and Workout 4 with the added Brazil Butt lift workouts Bum Bum, High and tight and Cardio Axe as the Pm wortkout. Howeevr somewhere along the week it all fell apart.
This included the food. First it was the biryani and then it was all the sweets. I f I keep at it I am gonna eat my way through all the hardwork that I put in the workouts. There needs to be a little more discipline. This week is also gonna be difficult on the diet with huby dearest B'day and so the entire weekend of partying and eating out.
I will still try to keep control. Also what I need to do is be more regular with my food diary on myfitnesspal
The end goal is way bigger then all these small comfort food pleasures. THere was a reassurance on that when I went out shopping for my husband and saw all these lovely clothes that I wanted to wear.
The lovely clothes and shoes had me drooling and for that I can give up all the chocolate cakes and biryanis in the world. I have heard that Bibasha Basu ( bollywood actress ) has given up eating white rice ( which apprantely her favourite food ) completely except  for her birthday. Wow that kind of dedication is what I need and surely I can get a hot body like hers.