woo hoo! hump day is here! allll RIGHT! 🙂
Hope yesterday went well for everyone, I had a pretty good day. During lunch I walked over to the gym to cancel my membership… I was nervous they would try to not let me, and try to talk me out of it. None of the sorts. They let me fill out the papers, and I have until the end of April to work out there. They said if I change my mind before then, just to let them know and they’ll rip up the cancelation papers. Ah so relieved! So I have about a month and a half left of my membership. Thats a weight lifted off my shoulders, phew. After that I mosied on down to the sports store and picked up Core Fusion Pilates plus! Review to follow… 🙂
For lunch I had some lo mein that my mom had made the night before. this was SO good! filled with so many veggies, just the way i like it! and some shrimp and a tiny bit of pork in there too. For my snack I had a perfect fruit salad. I sliced up some strawberries, a kiwi, and there are some blackberries hidden on the bottom too.
I ended up having to work a little later than usual, so I missed my bikram class 😦 BUT have no fear, I busted out the new dvd! I have taken pilates classes at my gym before, and also have a lot of the winsor pilates dvds that i bought back in high school. Let me tell you right now that this core fusion pilates plus dvd was not your traditional pilates session (at least the ones that i have taken). In case you were expecting that, thats not what you’re going to get. It is definitely inspired by pilates though and has the one hundred! always a killer.
Thoughts? Welp, once again, core fusion burned my bod! wow, its just crazy to me how much your muscles can really burn with body resistance. The dvd is set up the same exact way as the other. five 10 minute sessions, each of which by the end of, i was ready to move on and get to the stretch! There were certain postures that I just could not do. One was sitting leaned back against a wall with your legs brought up to in front of your face. I’m just not that flexible yet and my core is not that strong. Eventually, but not yet. You should have seen the position on the dvd compared to what I was doing haha. There is a section called pure core. This was an amazing core workout. My core is something I really need to work on. It’s not as strong as i’d like it to be. Combining these two dvds will REALLY help. My abs were shakin like a salt shaker 😉 Overall, i loved this dvd as well. They both really let me know that i am not as in shape as I thuoght, and I really can improve in lots of places, and this will really get me there I think. As far as these videos vs the shred…. It completely depends on what you are in the mood for. Shredding is an AMAZING workout that gets your entire body done in 20 minutes. You sweat, and you feel the burn. You also have Jillians in your face attitude right there to help you get through it. These Core Fusion dvds are a total of 50 minutes long, however you can play them seperately or if you want do them all together depending on how much time you have. The feel of the video is much more calm, in a yoga/pilates setting. The 2 instructors do all the moves, and there is a voiceover telling you how to do them. I don’t think there is any way they’d be able to talk while working out. This burns every single part of your body in a completely different way than I was used to and I loved it. The best section of the body sculpt was definitely the glutes and abs, and the best section of the pilates plus would be the pure core. If any of you try them out, let me know what you think of them!
Dinner was a little medi platter 🙂 I had some homemade taziki sauce, hummus, feta, few pita chips, artichokes, roasted pepper, and some roasted eggplant. After dinner I had a no pudge brownie with a smidge of mighty maple! It was so good I forgot to take a pic until I was mid way through.
So we couldn’t get my box spring up the stairway in the new house. My mom made it her personal project to cut this baby in half. She googled it, and had been working so hard to get this done. Last night, I took the final step of the whole thing and broke out the hand saw and cut the wood. Once its taken apart fully and you cut the wood you can bend it in half and HOPEFULLY fit it up the stairs! we’ll see if it works later today!
Did anyone watch the biggest loser last night? Talk about inspiration throwing itself at you through the tv. They had a challenge to run a half marathon. EVERYONE did it except 1 person. I almost cried watching them 🙂 Ah I REALLY want to run one by the end of the year! REALLY REALLY bad now. If they can do it, I can do it too! Lets hope I can stay on course with my race schedule that I’ve planned out, and at the end of the year complete a halfie. 🙂 Ah I can’t even imagine how AMAZING that would feel crossing that finish line! Seeing people succeed and seeing how happy and accomplished they feel really inspires me. What inspires you to reach for higher goals?