Day two of Jenny on a fitness mission!
I always work out, but this is GAME ON! It would be great if just Pilates and BARRE workout were enough, but I need cardio! I want to lose ten pounds I’ve gained in the past two years. I’ve always done it by running but I’d dread it. I only want to do it the FEEL-GOOD way now. Life is too short to feel bad. I’m and fire and inspired!
In classic Jennylicious style, I exercised in my pj’s as not to make more laundry. The same pj’s I walked Seamus to the bus stop in. I’m not a 6 or 7am girl so I’m trying to get back in the school schedule groove. I am diggin’ the workouts on my Comcast On Demand and I like the walking style ones they have. Today was the Super Fat Burning day!
This Leslie lady is a lovely woman but I don’t need to hear her talk, I get the gist. I just watch the movements. I looked on my Pandora. 80’s Cardio station looked enticing. I kept scrolling. Tootsie Roll Radio…YE$!!!!!
OMG! “Pony” by Ginuwine came on first (Two of my favorite drinks in their name) All I could think was…duh…MAGIC MIKE! Yum! That movie was everything! I love cheesy movies and hot guys! Who doesn’t?
Anyway, as soon as it came one, I thought…it’s gonna be a good day! The Music gods sometimes absolutely LOVE me! We started out the warm up. I was feeling it. I had my 1 lb. weighted gloves on that I use with every workout now. Mid-way through the workout, she used some little weighted blue balls. She didn’t say what weighed but she did high reps so I think not too much (1-3 lbs. max.). I used my 3 lb. weights.
“Tootsie Roll” by 69 Boyz came on and I was in full Tootietastic mode. Picture terrible dancing, 90’s ish style with a weird mad looking dance face with duck lips. (I can’t help it! My subconscious just makes me do that face instinctively!) I was going way faster than them and was jogging instead of walking during those parts. I worked up an awesome sweat and the music made it easy to go fast.
“Get Your Freak On” by Missy Elliot came on and I was like…HELL YEAH…I’m gettin’ my Freak On! I know it means a naughty thing I’m sure but I was in the zone and was going to make any song I could match this BEAST MODE!
“I Like The Way You Move” by Outkast came on during the cool down and I was talking to myself at that point! Like…yes, you look good…you know until you see you are a sweaty mess. LOL! I still love myself sweaty, no makeup, at 120 lbs. when I want to be at 110. It’s my job to like me at the very least.
I had so much FREAK-ing fun and this is my new workout thing. Walking/jogging workouts on the TV with amazing tunes. I also added a challenge at the end of my workouts that I’ll share. I hope all of you has as much fun as I do with your workouts.
Challenge: All with the 1 lb. weighted gloves on
Holding one 8 lb. weight, 20 squats with knees facing forward
Holding one 8 lb. weight, 20 squats with legs spread out and knees facing diagonal to the side
(The sequence 3x)
100 crunches with legs bent and touching the floor
100 crunches with legs bent and up at a 90 degree angle crossed at the ankles
100 oblique crunches with legs bent to the side (100 on each side)
100 oblique crunches with one leg bent and on the opposite knee, crunching to the side (100 on each side)
100 leg lifts with hands under the butt to support the back
Feeling still feisty
20 jumping jacks (first set I literally peed my pants and ran to the bathroom where my potty-trainer tells me big girls do not pee their pants and she had no idea I just did!!!!!!)
20 lunge dips on the right leg
20 jumping jacks (I did not pee this time)
20 lunge dips on the left leg
20 jumping jacks (YAY…stayed dry…LOL!)
40 walking lunges
Why did I pee? Cause I have five children which was five births and that’s what you get. It’s only with jumping jacks though. Weird!
I hope you will follow my blog and journey to get back into my best shape. Until I get a tummy tuck, squishy belly has to do, but also I don’t aim for the cover of SELF magazine…I aim to be happy!
Let’s so FUN! In fitness and life!
I know celebs look hot in their gym selfies but I am proud of this sweaty pic. It’s not glam, but it’s real. Show me your raw workout pics too!