Monday, October 28, 2013

KB work out

I am happy to say that I have lost 4 pounds in the past 3 weeks! That 21 day challenge really helped in resetting my system and FINALLY pushing me past my plateau. I was stuck there for almost 2 months! It was such a great feeling stepping on that scale Saturday night. Sorry I don't have any before and after pics...I always forget to do them.

I am really LOVING my kettle bell workouts. Here is the breakdown of what I do...It includes almost all the moves from the vid in my last post (plus a couple). I'll be doing this routine 3 times a week:

3 rounds (complete all moves with no rest in between exercises, 1 min rest between rounds):

Around the body pass - 10 reps clockwise, 10 reps counter clockwise
Bent over row - 10-12 reps each side
Dead lift - 10-12 reps
Figure 8 - 10 reps back to front, 10 reps front to back
Russian twists - 20 reps
Half get up (lay flat on back come up to sitting position) - 5 reps each side
2 hand swing - 15-20 reps
Front squat with curl - 10-15 reps

KILLER! don't you just love the feeling of shaky muscles? ;-)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Week 3 + a total body kettle bell workout

I am in my final week of the Bizzy diet 21 day workout plan. It has been great! Easy to do and I have not yet missed a single day! Very different from my (previous) normal lifting routine....I think that is definitely what I needed to shake things up. I have not stepped on a scale, nor took my measurements since I started this challenge. My clothes do fit differently and I SEE changes in body...my face mostly. Saturday is the last day and I will be weighing myself and having my hubby take my measurements. I can't wait to see my results. :-)

Spent last Friday with a good friend of mine who convinced me to dust my kettle bell off and put in some work. This morning I searched YouTube and found the perfect beginner kettle bell workout for me. I LOVE finding new ways to sweat! This routine is perfect for anyone who is wanting to give kettle bell workouts a try. Simple, yet effective and it targets the whole body.



Try it out and let me know what you think. I will be doing this routine about 3 times this week in conjunction with finishing off the 21 day plan. Dontcha just LOVE 2-a-days?

*disclaimer: I am by no means a fitness expert. I just enjoy working out and sharing what I do. Check with your doctor if you are thinking about starting a workout routine or changing up your current routine*

Friday, October 4, 2013

Time for a reset

I am here, once again. At the dreaded "plateau." UGH! So what am I going to do about it you ask? I was thinking a reset. A hardcore, in your face, ass kicking, sweat inducing reset. So I took to bodybuilding.com (one of my faves for new workouts and inspiration). I was not let down. After a ton of reading, I found my reset: The Bizzy Diet 21-day fitness plan. An intense, 3 week plan that is sure to kick my ass! The plan consists of HIIT training plus weightlifting circuits (upper and lower body). Great thing, like with all other bodybuilding.com programs, is that it also includes a nutrition guide that you can follow. I admit, I haven't exactly been making the right choices the past 2-3 weeks or so (had more than my fair share of Starbuck's frappuccinos). So on Monday it starts.

If you want to know more about this 3 week program, click HERE.

P.S. Remember, Bodybuilding.com is also free to join.