Monday, January 21, 2013

Here We Go Week 2!

That photo makes me SO happy. I love how quickly I can begin to see changes in myself. I'm a little sad that I'm losing my hourglass shape, but it's filling in with muscle so i guess I can't complain too much! I'm very excited about this. Last night kind of blew it for me, but today i'm ready to go go go again!

Today's Schedule is DDP Energy and 6w6p!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Day 6!

I'm slacking! I know! I haven't done my 6w6p yet today, but I've been enjoying some quiet time around the house. But I just HAD to share this with you!

Best. Invention. EVER!

This WILL be going on my iPhone very, very soon! Can't wait to start RUNNING again! Update: Disappointment. I knew i was going to continue to have difficulty with 6w6p, mainly because of the cardio. My knees and hips don't like it, and soon, my landlord will be home and i will not be allowed any indoor cardio.

Tonight while doing my 6w6p, I was in the middle of doing a rep of burpees and both my knees snapped at the same time, which landed me on the ground in pain.

For the back story, I have what they call, "Iliotibial band syndrome" in both knees. In short, the band that is supposed to stabilize my knees while running or doing any sort of impact workout routine, doesn't do it's job. Basically, it's a band that wraps around your knee, up and over your femur and into your hip joint. When I have a flair up, I cannot walk for a while. The pain is excruciating. Needless to say, a lot of impact work is not good for me. If i wish to run again, I will need high shock absorbing running shoes that prevent me from feeling the shock of impact on the pavement.

So, What I must do now, is go through my 6w6p routine, write down all the reps and routine for the floor/ab work and just create my own routine, where i will get the same ab results that I want, without the leg workout. So, I'm off to do that now. Then icing my knees and resting. :-/
Update x2!
SO, I wrote down my 6w6p routine, and I'm very happy with it! I DEFINITELY can stick to this!
Tomorrows schedule is DDP Energy and 6w6p!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Day 5!

Todays workout was great! my legs are still quite sore though. But as per my scheduled workouts, I do not have DDP today so it's only the 6w6p for me today!

I can't even tell you how much i truly love 6w6p. I love working my abs and I think maybe side crunches are my absolute favorite!

just a short update for today. i'll see you back here again tomorrow!

Backflash! This was my 5 day transformation last year!
May 30th 2012 to June 3rd, 2012!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Day Four!

Oh my am I sore today! But let me tell you, I am totally okay with it! I woke up this morning and immediately jumped into my DDP routine. and you know what? I feel great, and energized. And guess what? I have NOT had any coffee today!

I'm starting my protein smoothies and oatmeals today so I'm off to take a 2 mile walk to grab the last of the stuff i need, then I'm right back here to do my 6w6p!

I shall leave you with this:

Because it's so true. My little man tries to workout with me every day! He's a big part of my motivation!
I walked 5 1/2 miles today with no knee pain! that is fantastic!

I had to modify my 6w6p because my legs kept giving out on me. I could get down into a lunge position and couldn't get myself back out. so with a little modification i was still able to complete the workout and i'm very happy with it!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Day 3

I don't have DDP scheduled for today, so I will be sticking to the 6w6p and possibly throwing in some BBL. I've never been one to just stick with one routine. So I will probably do the BBL and 6w6p together on days that I don't have DDP.

Right now I'm noticing that I am quite sore all over, with the exception of one area. My lower abs. This is quite upsetting to me, as my lower abs is what i really want to work on. I will get there with a combination of different workouts.

I'm heading off to do my 6w6p and some BBL, so for now, I will leave you with this super awesome photo! Taken about 10 minutes ago!

I gained 3/4'"on my bicep!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Day Two.

Today's workout schedule was supposed to be the Diamond Dozen and "Energy!"
I decided to opt out of the diamond dozen because it was mainly just  review and learning the moves. which are all pretty easy. So I jumped right in to the Energy workout. which was fun. I held a plank for 9 seconds this ;) i'm pretty determined. haha. I have a long long LONG way to go though. I''ve noticed that i can stand straight immediately after the workout. which is great, because that means i'm working the muscles in my back. Which is needed for my scoliosis.

Today I'm going to add in the 6w6p workout. I need more of a routine. Days off don't work for me. I'm more of a "work out every day" kinda gal. The 6w6p will give me everything i want in terms of my abs, and overall core strength, while DDP will help my flexibility, and core strength.

I've already done the Energy workout for today, so after I drop my little man off at school, i will get ready to start my first 6w6p workout!

Update: 6w6p. I absolutely LOVE it! However, I could only do the first rotation today. With my hip problems, I should probably take it easy. They were starting to pop by the end of the first rotation and I should be cautious. I think by the end of the week i should be able to make it through both rotations. I just have to work up to it. Definitely feeling the burn, which makes me very happy.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Day one: DDP Yoga Beginner's Scheduling.

Day one: DDP Yoga
Beginner's Scheduling.
Workout A - Diamond Dozen
Today's "workout" was.. Interesting to say the least. It was rather boring because it was just a "learn the moves" type workout and we didn't really do too much. I definitely learned that I literally have no upper body strength and can only hold myself in a plank for 3 seconds. 
We shall see where this workout takes me!
Tomorrows Schedule:
Workout A - Diamond Dozen
Workout B - Energy!