The final day…

Well here it is, the big 3-0. Overall it went by really fast! and I have to be honest I was really looking forward to taking a day off tomorrow! Enter Kim: “Hey, I’m gunna go to body pump tomorrow! Me: “Oh! I’ll go!!” ::smacksforehead:: It was supposed to be a much deserved day off!! Ah, well…I like body pump!

But back to today….I was hoping for something super exciting; but for those of you who haven’t noticed yet, ‘super exciting’ is not in my repertoire. My dearest lil sis recommended I download this ‘workout trainer’ ap for my phone and do something off of that. So I did. It is a good ap for someone who is looking for a little variety in their workout. I just downloaded the free version, if you were wanting to pay for the ‘pro’ version it really could be like a personal trainer in your pocket (or as close as you can get). But for my purposes free was good! It had a number of workouts you could scroll through until you found what you were looking for and then it would talk you through it. The one I decided on was ‘The Energizer Body’ and it looked like this:

2 rounds of:

1:00 Wacky Jacks

1:00 Side Shuffle

1:00 Squat Pulses

0:30 Rest

2 rounds of:

1:00 Diamond Crunches

0:20 Rest

1:00 Tricep Dips

0:20 Rest

1:00 Kneeling Diamond Push Ups

0:20 Rest

0:30 Hollow Body Holds

0:30 Rest

1 Round of:

1:00 Squat Hops with 1/4 turn

0:30 Rest

1:00 Squat Hops with 1/2 turn

0:30 Rest

1 Round of:

1:00 Lying Torso Twist

1:00 Floor Knee to Chest Stretch

1:00 Cat Cow

1:00 Child’s Pose

As much as I wanted to, I didn’t forget my 30 burpees. I’ll tell you this, I will NOT miss those! And no chance I’m making it to 100!! I signed up for the 100 mile challenge at school with a few friends of mine so workouts will not become obsolete; however, I’m looking forward to a day off here and there…specifically Tuesdays! Hope everyone had as good a Monday as I did!! See you tomorrow for a BRAND NEW 30 days!! 🙂

Ocho y Nueve

Day 8…oh day eight. For some ungodly reason I was possessed to do pushups today. Ok, so I know I said I hate weightlifting and I said I hate burpees…..but I really, REALLY hate pushups! Did I mention I can BARELY do one real pushup!? Anyway I knew I wanted to punish my arms and apparently, I thought this would be the way to do it. Thus the googling began. I was amazed by the plethora of pushup styles google had to offer! I chose 8 that I thought I would be able to do and went for it:

Feet Elevated, Wide Grip, Diamond, Fingertip, Elevated, Hindu, Pike and Side to Side

I did 8 of each 2 times through. Mine did not look as pretty as the ones in the videos, I guarantee! Anyhow, I don’t know at what point I thought, “Hmm I don’t think my arms reallllllllly pushed themselves enough today,” but I continued to go downstairs and do a few more lifts with my 5 pound weights. I did 15 bicep curls, 15 tricep kickbacks, 15 reverse flies, 15 seated shoulder presses, 15 lat raises, and then 15 more bicep curls. Luckily, I did my 8 burpees at the beginning of the workout! And breath. Day 8, finished.

Check out this video I found when googling pushups…CRAZY!

Day 9….Let me start by saying I could not even wash my hands when I woke up this morning because my triceps and chest hurt so bad I couldn’t press my hands together with enough pressure to ‘scrub’. It was awful. But a good kind of awful? Maybe. Anyway I got up early this a.m. and hit the gym, Gold’s Gym, for spinning. It was a good class; I’ve heard that Lauren, one of the other instructors (who by the way is AWESOME, especially if you’re looking for a happy-go-lucky force of nature to whip your behind into shape!), is more difficult than the one I took the class with this morning so I’m excited to take it with her as well. Came home, knocked out my 9 Burpees, and day nine is behind me.

Still on the fence about what to do tomorrow….suggestions?