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Friday, April 4, 2014

April Weigh-in

I will get around to my monthly Empties post later. I didn't finish all that much anyways. But for now, a weigh-in! 

So last month I was lamenting that I hadn't lost the baby weight since Jellybean was born. Some mothers are blessed like that, I suppose.  At the start of my weight loss journey, I was 160 lbs. I vowed to do some form of physical activity every day. I have stuck with it for the most part. I'm not gonna lie, doing at home workouts is really hard when you work from home and care for a baby at the same time. But, hey, sometimes 7 minutes is good enough. 

One of the activities I started doing was a 7 Minute Pilates exercise. I bought the app and love it so far. Each move is broken down into 30 seconds with a 10 second break in between. It's perfect for those days when Jellybean wants more attention. I could not do Rolling Like A Ball at first. My lower back couldn't curve like it used to to roll backwards. Instead of a nice round curve, I had a flat spot like a flat tire. I kept at it though and can now execute a nice roll!


I really like this app because it has a timer for each exercise and it tells you what exercise is coming up. You can even post your workout on social media, if you like. The only 2 things I would like is if 1) it had other Pilates moves that I can exchange, and 2) if there was an option for 50-10 second workout and rest breakdowns.



The other activity I began was Jung Dayeon's Figure Dance workout. I honestly don't have enough time to do the entire workout so I selected 4 sections to do that would cover a total body workout. I'm not going to post a link to YouTube for the video because it might get taken down again. But if you keep searching for it, someone somewhere in the world will post it again. Here's my shortened version:

I warm up first then start with the 12th move.


There's a "Bridge" after the above set which is the equivalent of a 16 count break, then...




There's another "Bridge" here. 


Another "Bridge". 



The final "Bridge" here then a cool down. When I first saw this workout, I scoffed at the idea that this would burn any calories. But when I try this workout and try to make it look easy and sexy like Jung Dayeon, there is a surprising amount of burn!




My husband is also trying out a new workout challenge. I think his arms and chest are starting to look more toned. 


I think he might be doing around 65 push-ups now (at the time of this post). He was also showing me this other workout he found on Instagram, called the Batman Workout. 


This looks interesting. I don't know if I'll try it, after all, 10 sets of 10 reps of 9 exercises might take up a lot of time. But we'll see how things go in the future. 



So, at my April weigh-in I am 156.4 lbs!  I lost 3.6 lbs!!!  Whoo-hoo!!!

I think the important thing to remember is to stay positive and not beat yourself up when you fall off the wagon. Just get back on it and keep going!

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