I used 25 lb weights for Man Eaters and 15 pound weights for everything else.
This workout was intense and the part I found the most challenging were the Man Eaters mainly because of the mental part.
Day III, 30 Day Challenge
30 Day Workout
This is the workout I did today. After a lot of traveling (got in at 9 am which means I was up at 5 am) without sleep, I still managed to work out.
It’s such an important part of my day and life.
It isn’t about getting the most ripped abs, it’s about proving to yourself that you can in fact do it, that I can actually achieve the goals I’m laying out for myself.
Here are the results from today’s workout:
I used a 15 pound weight and finished the first round at about 25 reps all except for the lateral flys and biceps at which I was aroudn 12-15.
The second round I finished at around 7 reps for flys and biceps and at about 15 for the remainder.
I also added an extra ab round here:
Not bad :)
Now onto a delicious smoothie!
What do you think? Have you tried a workout like this before?
This is a quote that really moved me from trainer Freddy over at BodyRock.TV
It really moved me. “The body will do what you demand of it. It all starts with a thought.”
Where could you raise your standards and see bigger results in your life? Greater impact?
Stop thinking small.
Earlier we talked about the importance of dreaming big. It’s equally important to stop thinking small. As much as we play up the physical in our videos and photos, the god’s honest truth is that this is all a mental game. Your body will do and be what you demand of it. Every change you want to experience starts as a thought. People who judge fitness as a superficial undertaking don’t get that the real workout comes from harnessing our inner discipline and determination.
The physical results are just the tip of the iceberg. What lies beneath the surface is the inner strength that empowers every area of your life. I can’t do this is a small thought. This is too hard is a small thought. I will do it tomorrow is a small thought. I don’t have the equipment is a small thought. If the ancients could build pyramids that were aligned with the stars and we can send a man to the moon and return him safely – I’m pretty sure that we can all muster up the courage to say “I can do this for 12 minutes each day”. I can is a big thought.
This is where I see how I fare in her 12 minute death session.
You can see the link here for how to get started: http://www.bodyrock.tv/2012/02/06/february-30-day-challenge-fit-test/
Squat Jumps: 50
Push-ups: 15 regular, 10 knee
High Knees: 100
Switch lunges: 25
Tuck jumps: 25
Tricep dips: 40 (knees bent)
Straight Abs: 40
I’m happy with my results and while I found it challenging, it wasn’t impossible by any stretch of the imagination. I found some challenges with the switch lunges mainly with balance. This forced me to go a bit slower so I could keep proper form.
Pics below of me starting off:
My major goals are to decrease body fat and increase overall strength and endurance. My toughest spot are the backs of my arms and my hips/stomach. Enough said about that! Now onto gettin’ ‘er done!
Some other intentions:
She has some really hot workout clothes that I intend to buy. I’m creating a show on living your biggest life with a good friend and I find bodyrock.tv to be an inspiration. She shows up authentically and isn’t afraid to go outside of the “norms” of what people do.
For more inspiration on doing things differently check out this blog post from Leo’s Zen Habits:
And if you feel inspired, start this journey with me and leave some picture posts as to how your journey is going! I’d love to hear from you. :)