21 3 / 2012

DAY 22.

Sorry I haven’t blogged anything in like a week! Since Spring Break has started, I’ve been super busy going to the beach and pool everyday and haven’t really had the chance to update anything! 

I haven’t really worked out or gone on a walk in the past week but I have swam a lot, which can be a work out! (I guess lol) I tried to tread water but it is soo hard to keep consistent! Also, whenever I would see my weights I would lift them for a few minutes.. This time using the 5 pounds and not the 2.5. I can DEFINTELY see a difference in my arms. My biceps are noticeable and I am starting to see some triceps! I’ve been slacking on my gluts :/ The rest of this week I will be focusing on them. A few of my friends have noticed I’ve lost a couple pounds and have said that my stomach is getting flatter so I’m excited about that! 

On the other hand, today I did something which is called the “the worlds fastest workout.” I found the work out on Pinterest (I am obsessed with that website, it has the best recipes and work out motivation ever!) The work out is a 4 minute work out containing 20 seconds of squat thrusts, 10 seconds of rest, 20 seconds of mountain climbers, 10 seconds of rest, 20 seconds of knee kicks, 10 seconds of rest, 20 seconds of jumping jacks, 10 seconds of rest, and then you do the whole thing all over again. Let me tell you, kicks your BUTT. I was out of breathe at the first set! It is said to burn as many calories as a 40-60 minute run (which I would never attempt) and increases your metabolism for the next 36 hours. 

After the 4 minute work out, I did around 200 crunches! I tried to do butt/leg work outs but I am so exhausted from being out in the sun all day! 

13 3 / 2012

Once again, another walk! 1.41 miles and I walked with my 2.5lb weights. I’ve read good and bad things about walking with weights but since I only walked for a half an hour I feel like it can’t do that much harm. 

After my work out I lifted the same weights- just a few sets of ten reps. I also did some crunches with an app on my friends phone!

Once again, another walk! 1.41 miles and I walked with my 2.5lb weights. I’ve read good and bad things about walking with weights but since I only walked for a half an hour I feel like it can’t do that much harm.

After my work out I lifted the same weights- just a few sets of ten reps. I also did some crunches with an app on my friends phone!

12 3 / 2012

DAY 14.I haven’t worked out in a few days (yes, I know I have been slacking) so today I went on two walks. First one being 1.88 miles and the second one being 1.91 miles, so all together 3.79 miles! The weather today was so nice! After my first walk I did butt/leg workouts. I used my Workout Trainer app (it’s awesome.) Some of the workouts I did were elbow plank with lifts, bent single leg floor bridges, lateral leg lifts, hamstring kickbacks, squat jumps. And without the app I just did regular squats, lunges, and donkey kicks. I’m expecting to be sore tomorrow but “pain is weakness leaving the body” lol. 

DAY 14.

I haven’t worked out in a few days (yes, I know I have been slacking) so today I went on two walks. First one being 1.88 miles and the second one being 1.91 miles, so all together 3.79 miles! The weather today was so nice! 

After my first walk I did butt/leg workouts. I used my Workout Trainer app (it’s awesome.) Some of the workouts I did were elbow plank with lifts, bent single leg floor bridges, lateral leg lifts, hamstring kickbacks, squat jumps. And without the app I just did regular squats, lunges, and donkey kicks. 

I’m expecting to be sore tomorrow but “pain is weakness leaving the body” lol. 

09 3 / 2012

DAY 10. I forgot to post my progress yesterday so I am posting it today! Lol. My legs and bum are unbelievably sore from day 8 but I still wanted to get in some sort of work out. I took my dog for a walk/jog then came home and did a few crunches and arm workouts.

DAY 10.

I forgot to post my progress yesterday so I am posting it today! Lol. My legs and bum are unbelievably sore from day 8 but I still wanted to get in some sort of work out. I took my dog for a walk/jog then came home and did a few crunches and arm workouts.

07 3 / 2012

DAY 9. No walking today, but I did focus on arms and legs. Thought I would post a pic of my little work out section, lol. It’s not much :/ On the left there are my 2.5lb weights, middle is my weighted jump rope (not sure how much weight is in it, I would say a pound, maybe a pound and a half), and to the right are my 5lb weights. Underneath would be my work out mat, of course. For my legs and butt I did squats, walking lunges, donkey kicks, froggy jumps, sumo squats, and dead lifts. For my arms I did shoulder presses, lateral raises, push ups, and dips. I’ve definitely noticed a few changes. My arms are getting more defined and I see a mini 6pack coming along. I’m happy with my results thus far.

DAY 9.

No walking today, but I did focus on arms and legs. Thought I would post a pic of my little work out section, lol. It’s not much :/ On the left there are my 2.5lb weights, middle is my weighted jump rope (not sure how much weight is in it, I would say a pound, maybe a pound and a half), and to the right are my 5lb weights. Underneath would be my work out mat, of course.

For my legs and butt I did squats, walking lunges, donkey kicks, froggy jumps, sumo squats, and dead lifts.
For my arms I did shoulder presses, lateral raises, push ups, and dips.

I’ve definitely noticed a few changes. My arms are getting more defined and I see a mini 6pack coming along. I’m happy with my results thus far.

03 3 / 2012

DAY 5.Today, I walked for 30 minutes. I would have walked longer, but it was SO hot outside! The GPS on my walking app wasn’t working today so I didn’t get to track how many miles I walked, but I would guess around 2. To make up for not walking as much, I used my new weighted jump rope. It makes me feel like a kid again, but I love it :) 
On the other hand, I did use a different app today called Workout Trainer. It has different activities to choose from, such as: abs, weight loss, weightlifting, cardio, running, yoga, fitness tests, butt & legs, stretching, strength, and others. It also has a setting where you shake your phone and it picks your workout for you. I did a 15 minute ab routine followed by a couple different butt work outs (those are the two main parts of my body i’m focused on toning). I’m starting off slow, so as the days go by my endurance will build up. My legs are still sore from doing leg/butt work outs on day 3!

DAY 5.
Today, I walked for 30 minutes. I would have walked longer, but it was SO hot outside! The GPS on my walking app wasn’t working today so I didn’t get to track how many miles I walked, but I would guess around 2. To make up for not walking as much, I used my new weighted jump rope. It makes me feel like a kid again, but I love it :) 


On the other hand, I did use a different app today called Workout Trainer. It has different activities to choose from, such as: abs, weight loss, weightlifting, cardio, running, yoga, fitness tests, butt & legs, stretching, strength, and others. It also has a setting where you shake your phone and it picks your workout for you. I did a 15 minute ab routine followed by a couple different butt work outs (those are the two main parts of my body i’m focused on toning). 
I’m starting off slow, so as the days go by my endurance will build up. My legs are still sore from doing leg/butt work outs on day 3!

02 3 / 2012

DAY 4.Today I went shopping at Walmart for some healthier foods than I normally would get. I don’t usually eat breakfast, so I figured I would get some multi-grain/granola cereal and low-fat yogurt. Instead of drinking soda, I got some juice with servings of both fruits and vegetables and some green tea Crystal Light packets for my water. And for snacks, I got some fiber cereal bars and strawberries. No more chocolate chip cookies and potato chips for me! I also got a weighted jump rope to exercise with :) I did work out today, but not much. I lifted 2.5 lb weights for only a couple minutes, probably just five sets of ten reps and did a few sets of ab workouts. Today was a lazy day, but I plan on getting back into track tomorrow. 

DAY 4.
Today I went shopping at Walmart for some healthier foods than I normally would get. I don’t usually eat breakfast, so I figured I would get some multi-grain/granola cereal and low-fat yogurt. Instead of drinking soda, I got some juice with servings of both fruits and vegetables and some green tea Crystal Light packets for my water. And for snacks, I got some fiber cereal bars and strawberries. No more chocolate chip cookies and potato chips for me!

I also got a weighted jump rope to exercise with :) 
I did work out today, but not much. I lifted 2.5 lb weights for only a couple minutes, probably just five sets of ten reps and did a few sets of ab workouts. Today was a lazy day, but I plan on getting back into track tomorrow. 

01 3 / 2012

DAY 3.
After my walk, I did some ab work outs and some leg/butt work outs. I did approximately 200 crunches (2 sets-20 reps each), including bicycle crunches, leg raises, leg kicks, and other ab work outs. For my legs and butt, I did squats, donkey kicks, and lunges. 

DAY 3.

After my walk, I did some ab work outs and some leg/butt work outs. I did approximately 200 crunches (2 sets-20 reps each), including bicycle crunches, leg raises, leg kicks, and other ab work outs. For my legs and butt, I did squats, donkey kicks, and lunges. 

28 2 / 2012

DAY 1.

DAY 1.

28 2 / 2012

For my first week, I decided to start off my toning with cardio. I don’t have a gym membership, so I have to do all of my cardio outside. The neighborhood I live in is off of a 4.5 mile circle that many people walk/run/bicycle down every day. To begin, I am going to walk down this circle 3-4 times a week, at least 2-3 miles per day. To document this, I have an app on my iPhone I use called iMapMyWalk. It records how many miles and how long I walk, as well as how many calories I burn. I will take pictures of my recordings each session. I figured since I want to get TONED and not just lose a little bit of weight, I will slowly start lifting weights and doing easy exercises after each session of cardio.