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Help With New Exercise Program!
Killer Queen posted a topic in General FitnessHey everyone, I'm not exactly new to fitness, but I am in need of some help. I've been doing the same workout program for a year now and I feel like I need something new and perhaps a little more challenging. Turbo Fire has been my jam and I absolutely love it. I've also incorporated the PiYo workouts in there on and off. Now, I feel like I'm not really losing anything else, just maintaining what I've accomplished so far. Right now, I'm mostly looking to tone up/lean out a bit. Maybe lose around 10-15 more pounds. According to the BMI, for my height (5'2"), I should weigh around 127. Unfortunately, haha, I'm around 140. Anyway, back on point --- I was looking into Les Mills Combat and was wondering if anyone has tried both programs and can give me sort of a comparison of both? I really enjoy workouts that have a lot of kickboxing and/or martial arts mixed in. I haven't found anything like that yet, but saw a few videos on youtube of Combat and thought it seemed as though it offers both of those things. I'm not picky, although, I tried T25 and absolutely hated it. Not sure why, I just... Hated it. If anyone had any other workout program suggestions, I'd be more than happy to hear them. Thanks in advance.
Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer. I am starting this battle log after reading an article that is really hitting home for me right now. Itâ€™s called The After Myth and as I approach my goal weight, I now fully understandâ€¦ there is no after. There isâ€¦ No after. None. At 146 pounds I am still unhappy with my body most days. I donâ€™t like what I see. The days I do like myself are starting to grow, which is goodâ€¦ but I had this idea in my head 30 pounds ago that a number would spontaneously make me start loving myself again. Nope. There is still so much more to work on. A number is just a thing. It isnâ€™t value or self-acceptance. It isnâ€™t going to get me a job or make me win or lose friends. It isnâ€™t going to tell anyone any more about me than a fleeting glance would. What I need to work on now is ME. I am cookie dough, hear me roar. With the tools I have gained in the last year, itâ€™s time to work on becoming cookies.
therealkat becomes a New Girl
thekatisalie posted a topic in Rangers...You see what I did there? With the title? And the theme...? I think I deserve a pat on the back. Go ahead. Pat me. For this challenge, I return to the Rangers, simply because my focus isnâ€™t solely on martial arts this go. I have a bit of variety planned, and the Rangers were who I started with, and where my heart belongs <3 MAIN QUEST Boost my personal confidence and build muscles while reducing my daily stress levels to encourage a healthy overall change to my health and mind. Goal 1 Complete 3 Les Mills COMBAT workouts a week. The hubs and I will workout together 3 days a week with COMBAT. I will focus on my form, particularly with my kicks, where I continue to struggle. Goal 2 Track daily for 6 weeks in My Fitness Pal. I will log in every day and log what I eat to the best of my ability, working toward increasing my protein intake and reducing my carb intake. Goal 3 Complete 3 Les Mills PUMP workouts a week. This is where it gets hard. I have to be a self-motivator again, as I will be doing PUMP on my own three days a week. It so much easier when the hubs comes home and says â€œLETâ€™S DO THIS!â€ than when I come home and say â€œOooh, yay!! Couch!â€ SIDE QUESTS Life I need to find things to keep my ass off the couch as winter approaches. Becauseâ€¦ Winter Is Coming. I have a few tasks I want to complete as life goals in this quest â€“ I want to go through my closet and remove what I donâ€™t wear and donate it. I want to reorganize the kitchen cupboards. I want to do a basic cleaning of my house every Sunday. If those three things are accomplished in these six weeks, my life side quest will be complete. Fitness Iâ€™ve got PUMP and COMBAT covered, but I want to also work on Hoop Dance more than just the one day a week I attend class. My goal will be simple. To have ONE additional day a week that I take the time to practice what we learned in class each week. This might get hard, since I have low ceilings and it is getting cold outside, but I will do my best to at least practice turns and isolations. MOTIVATION My motivationâ€¦ is me. It sounds odd, but I started losing my confidence in myself in the last month or two. It was going so well. I was losing weight, building muscle and I felt awesome! But it was important for me, I think, to realize that those things didnâ€™t make me a better or worse person. Having gusto and determination and a good heart filled with positive energy doâ€¦ and I build all of that up through working on my physical self to that I can vibrate that on a more â€“ dare I say â€“ spiritual level. My motivation is believing in myself. That I can, and I WILL, do what I put my mind to.
therealkat :: Staying with the Fight
thekatisalie posted a topic in MonksHello, Monks. This long time Ranger is reassessing and taking on more of a martial arts goal set, so I come to you as a first timer. Pretty nifty, right? I think so. Main Goal: Complete Les Mills COMBAT and take the steps toward joining my husband at his MMA gym. MOTIVATION: Tell me more good stuff about me! Realizing that one bad day isnâ€™t going to suddenly destroy all my progress, or that one unmotivated workout is still better than not working out at all will be key. I need to take that negative â€˜you canâ€™t do thisâ€™ mentality and kick it out of my life. Fitness and health is very much a mental game as well as a physical. I am human. I have only one life. I need to make the most of it while I am here to enjoy it. He'll join us after he wins the duel. Goal Three: Les Mills COMBAT 5 days a week. The primary reason Iâ€™ve switched to a monk class this challenge is because of COMBAT. I am loving the stress relief, the discipline in the mind and bodyâ€¦ I am suddenly not nearly as afraid of going to Warriorâ€™s Cove with my husband. I want to. I want to work the bags and get in there. My confidence will only grow if I keep up with the in home workouts so I donâ€™t feel so lost in class. Plusâ€¦ this program is makinâ€™ my body look like and shiny. Who doesnâ€™t love great legs, killer shoulders, and the start of abs? (1 point for each workout, 30 points possible) â€¦And there's some kind of hot cheese over there. Goal One: Stay within caloric goals for 6 out of 7 days a week. This has been tough for me lately. Weâ€™ve been a bit indulgent, but the 3-Day Refresh helped me figure out meal spacing and sizing in a way I think I can maintain without feeling deprived. This challenge will test that. (1 point for each successful day, 36 points possible) Yes, sir, Cap'n Tight-Pants. Goal Two: PiYo Once a Week. Letâ€™s unwind so those pants ainâ€™t so tight. PiYo is a yoga, Pilates, strength, stretching hybrid type program. I love yoga and need it quite a bit to keep my muscles from being to wonky after all that punching and kicking. If I canâ€™t get I a PiYo, Iâ€™ll accept attending my friendâ€™s yoga class! (1 point for each workout, 6 points possible) Don't ride in anything with a Capissen 38 engine. They fall right out of the sky. Life Quest: Finish the "Craft Room" The craft room has been the bane of my existence, like I am certain the Capissen 38 is for any ship mechanic. It's just a junk room. My life quest will be to work on cleaning this room to convert it to a craft room/workout room as I had originally planned to do... when we moved in two years ago Personal Assessment Scoring Weekly Grading: 11-12 A 10 B 9 C 8 D 0-7 F Week One: 11 points (A) Week Two: 11 points (A) Overall Challenge Grade: 62-69 A 55-61 B 48-60 C 41-47 D 0-40 F