Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Body Rockin into 2012

It's time for another work out. I am bored and want to be challenged. Through the power of twitter a friend of mine here in the ATX (@melruns) challenged me to this:
One word...well actually 2...HOLY SHIT! Where has this treasure of a blog been hiding? How did I not know about this MOST FANTASTIC website EVER?! This is exactly what I've been searching for. And yes, 550 reps. You did read that right. Best thing? NO equipment. Just you and your body. This little "challenge" is most definitely challenging, but in the best way possible. I always believed I pushed myself when I worked out, but doing this specific workout, WOW. I sweated like crazy and felt like I would never be able to catch my breath. At the end I was shaky all over and thought I was just going to pass out! This is a timed workout. The girl demonstrating each of the moves did it in like 23 minutes! Me? First time I took about 55 minutes. My goal is to only take 23 minutes like she did. BIG shoes to fill. BIG!
Here are the 11 exercises that are performed and timed:

  • BACKWARD LUNGE KICK UP25 reps on each leg
  • WALK OVER PUSH UP50 reps
  • ONE LEG BRIDGE LEG LIFT25 reps on each leg
  • ONE ARM TRICEP PUSH UP25 reps on each arm
  • STAR CRUNCH50 reps
  • DIAGONAL TOUCH DOWN25 reps on each side
  • SIDE PLANK LIFT25 reps on each side
  • ONE LEG WALL SIT25 reps on each leg

Check out Body Rock TV for more awesome workouts! I will be doing these workouts for awhile so if you decide to as well, let me know. We can push each other!

Friday, December 23, 2011

These boots are made for walking

One word for you...CROCS. Yup you heard me.

I got the opportunity to work with Crocs and never knew they had boots! Now y'all know I am not a cover my toes kinda girl...but aren't these CUTE?! They retail for $79.99 on their website. I'm boring and got the black on black pair. I figured they would go with everything.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Accountability meet my planner

To stay on top of my workouts, I started writing them down in my planner. Yes I have an iPhone with a calendar app and yes I do have an app where I can schedule my workouts as well. But I've done that and it just does not work out for me. I would ALWAYS ignore my alerts of when my workout was supposed to start. I'm one of those free spirits that works out whenever I want. I can't be handcuffed to time. And because of that reason, I have actually missed workouts. Actually I would still workout, doing something random instead of what I actually planned.
No more. I look at my actual "book" planner at least 5 times a day and I write in it just as much. Such a better place to schedule my workouts.
As y'all already know I get pretty bored with workouts pretty fast. I've been researching new workouts I want to try and writing them in my planner. I also love doing "challenges" so those get put in my planner as well. No more boredom because I'll be changing it up quite often. And writing them in planner means I won't forget about more wondering what I'm going to do next.
I'm in the process of "cleaning it up" but I will post a picture of what my planner actually looks like in case anyone wants to try my method.

How do you hold yourself accountable? Do you schedule your workouts in advance?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

NOTD - Gold

Decided to rock some gold polish :-) The color is Revlon's Top Speed in Gold Rush. I originally wanted only one coat but when I finally seen it on my nails I just had to add another coat.

(Sorry the lighting totally sucks in my room)