Thursday, March 7, 2019

New Blood in Da House

I must say, it's so nice to have new workout blood in this house via Beachbody on Demand!  I made a schedule for March that I shared on Facebook the other day but I'll share it here too.

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As you can see, there's a good variety of programs in there because I want to try them all.  There are some programs that just aren't going to be possible until we've got another 50 lbs off or so.  Even though we're way more fit than most fat people our size and we've been much fatter, I don't have the cartilage of a 20-year-old anymore and need to protect it.  But it gives us something to shoot for in the future too.  So far we both really like the LIIFT 4 program.  Joel has a sweet but tough personality and sets a good pace.  There's another weightlifting program that is geared toward meatheads and it doesn't remotely appeal to me.  When dudes are so big, they look like a cartoon, I can't concentrate.

(Seriously not far from the truth with that dude.)

I also like Autumn Calabrese's different programs like 21 Day Fix, 80 Day Obsession, A Little More Obsessed, etc.  She's a much less abrasive Jillian Michaels personality wise and isn't afraid to joke around but is never demeaning or screaming in your face.  She is a real butt kicker and most of her stuff is weight-centric.  There is still a lot we have to check out but for now, these are good ones.  I know a lot of these programs are old but if something works, it works.  I still love Tae Bo 20 years later and it gets the job done.  But our muscles definitely needed some new blood because we've been doing most of these workouts for 5-10 years and I think we reached our peak with them long ago.

We both agreed if we felt broken that we need to take an active rest day and walk or stretch or something even if something is scheduled.  We have a habit of just pushing through the discomfort and there's a difference between being a little sore and hobbling.

I've also added some new to me lunches.  I cooked some quinoa then froze it to thaw the night before needed.  I roast some veggies I would normally eat raw (broccoli, cauliflower and yesterday, red onion) then add it to the quinoa.  I made some black beans too and add some of that.

The eggs were yesterday and I did salmon with a squeeze of key lime juice over the top on Monday,  I am having those on lift days so I can have protein right after my workout.  Yesterday was Back and Bi's from LIIFT 4 and I got my bulbous arse handed to me!

You have any new blood workouts you are doing?

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  1. That spongebob is correct. The dude looks just like that pretty much. These workouts are definitely the change of pace we needed. Our bodies have got to be like "OK, what is going on?" but that is exactly what we need.

    1. Yeah, especially today. I can't even lift my damn water bottle. I need to have one of those gerbil deals with the spout and ball bearing hanging from the ceiling.

  2. I don't understand the muscle bound look either, but if that's what makes them happy I say go for it.

    I've been taking a new class. It's called ReFit and while I don't like it as well as zumba, I'm coming to appreciate it. There is a lot of body weight strength training and I always end up a little sore. But a good sore, not like crippled sore. I've also been doing Leslie Sansone's walking videos online - so just the free ones. I'm not real excited about those, but I like that she's not a screamer.

    1. Ooh, that sounds like fun! Anything that leaves you sore is a good thing! If you get burned out on Leslie, this chick does free walking workouts and with much more variety.

  3. The only new thing I'm doing is core exercises my exercise gal has shown me that I can do in a chair since I can't bend my knee fully yet from my fall. So that's been kind of fun and a heck of a lot more challenging than I thought it would be! Sad! lol I've also increased my speed on the hydrotrak so I'm back up to a little over 4mph, but occasionally have to go down a bit when the back of the knee starts to twinge.


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