Pound It Out

Today I tried out the newest version of Pound. Pound is a workout using weighted drumsticks and it’s a lot of fun. 

I have the original program which I’ve done from time to time and really enjoy. I ordered the newest version about a month ago and today was really the first time I’ve gotten a chance to try it out. As I’ve been in the middle of the most unorganized move EVER, and well I finally have space in my living room to work out. So today I did Bassline. It targets the legs, butt, and thighs. Let’s just say I’m definitely going to be feeling it in the morning. 

The workouts are great they are 30 minutes which is perfect fast and gets the job done. I got my cardio in with the workout worked the lower body and even though it wasn’t targeting my arms they got a workout too. Holding, swinging, and pounding those weighted drumsticks does start to make the arms burn. After the workout I was sweating the heart was beating and I was ready for it to be over once it was. 

Tomorrow’s plan has been thrown in the air as I have appointments scheduled for the morning and early afternoon, so the plan was to come home and workout after, but I’ve been called into work until early evening so we will see how things work out. I’m thinking I can get in some activity at work. 

Oh and on top of doing the workout today I made tons of progress on my bathrooms. Of course I won’t be finishing them tomorrow like I had planned it’s looking like it’ll be complete come Wednesday. Well mostly complete there will still be the need for the home decor part which I’ll be looking at and thinking about. No rush decisions need to be made on that front. 

So whoooo I kicked Monday’s a$$!

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Ballerinas Are Bad Ass

Last week I finished up week 6 of KettleWorx, and I wanted a bit of a change for strengthening and toning my muscles.  I have been dabbling in Barre classes here and there and really enjoy them, well when they are finished that is.  I’ve found a Barre workout on YouTube, that I’ve done a few times as well that I enjoy.  It works great for when I’m traveling, I can just pull it up on my laptop or iPad and work along with it.

I had been really interested in the Ballet Beautiful workout program that Natalie Portman worked with the creator, while getting ready for Black Swan.  I had been looking into buying the DVD’s, when I decided to check out Amazon, to see if they were available cheaper than on the actual site.  Well, I’m glad I did, because both Ballet Beautiful Classical 60 minute workout and the Ballet Beautiful Full Body Workout DVD’s are on Amazon Prime Instant Video.  SCORE!  First if you don’t have Amazon Prime, get it I don’t know what you are waiting for, and second I can get these videos for free anytime I want.

Today, was the day I scheduled my first workout with the Ballet Beautiful 60 minute full body Classical workout.  Can we say that it may have been the longest, worst hour of my life.  HOLY CROW!  I had watched the video the other day, so that I would know what to expect in the workout, and it didn’t look to difficult, although I felt like she was in a bridge position for an entirely way too long amount of time.  Well, guess what folks I think I was about 5 minutes into the workout and boy could I feel the burn.  WOW!  And, as for being in that bridge position for way too long, I was right.  My butt, hips, and thighs are definitely feeling it.  Throughout the entire workout I could feel the burn, and had to push myself through.  I definitely stuck to any modifications that were given and I’m a little worried at how my legs are going to feel in the morning, but the workout was totally worth it.  Every muscle that was said to be working, definitely was, because I felt it.

This workout is great because its low impact, and no weight except your own bodyweight is used.  I love this fact, because I will be traveling at Christmas time, and its nice to know that I will need to grab my iPad or laptop, and an hour of time to get this workout in.  I won’t need to concern myself with other equipment to complete this.

If you are looking for a low impact workout that works your whole body, and that you can feel working, you might want to check this out.  It’s pretty hardcore though.  If I wasn’t as motivated as I am to push myself to get fit, lean, and healthy, I probably only would have done a portion of the workout, but I can do it, and I need to push myself no more excuses.