Sunday, August 26, 2012

Week 2 ~ TapouT XT

Day 8 ~ August 20th ~ Competition core
~ Im glad to say that I was able to complete at least 85% of the workout tonight! I was so happy, it felt good. Im starting to get more flexible but my stomach is still preventing me from doing a lot of good moves and my arms are till crap. Also Im starting to have issues with my knee again, I though it was healed and that i would not have any future problems but i was wrong. It really started hurting and just about buckled under me. I hope that maybe i can push through it and strengthen my knee or get to were I can wear my brace. Either way this isnt good.

Day 9 ~ August 21st ~ Strength & Force Upper + Ultimate Abs
~ With the two videos combined I was able to complete maybe a total of 80% of it all. My arms/shoulders are killing me and are tired. Im starting to be able to do a lot more of the moves although I can only do a few of them at a time but its still progress. Im trying to push myself but Im not wanting to push myself to the point of getting hurt which is hard. Tomorrow is the 10th day, will be redoing my stats and my ten day pics, not looking forward to that cause I know I havent changed much.

Day 10 ~ August 22nd ~ Plyo XT
~ DAY 10 STATS ~ 
  • Weight 231.8
  • Jeans 19
  • Chest 45 inches
  • Bicep 15 inches
  • Waist 48.5 inches
  • Thighs 22.5 inches
Can you see a difference? I can!

Day 10 of Tapout XT is complete, Plyo XT is complete! I was able to complete roughly 90% of it and was shiny and sweaty at the end. Feels good to be able to do more and more and more. Cant wait till Day 30 now.

Day 11 ~ August 23rd ~ Yoga XT
~ Gotta remember what Mike says during the dvd, yoga is all about me and what I can do. I need to slow down and not push past my limits, only do what I can do. I think I may have pulled a muscle in my arm/shoulder :(  its slightly sore and Im hoping its better in the morning.

Day 12 ~ August 24th ~ Legs & Backs
~ Forgive me if my updates become short, Im getting bored with my blogs again and I will blame my ADHD. I have not wanted to workout the past couple days but I make myself anyway, its been cooling off here and Im practically cold blooded so when i get cold its hard for me to warm up or want to do anything. I rather hate it. As for tonights workout, I did it but it doesnt feel like i did much cause we had to keep stopping and dealing the the boys. Ugg anyway I need to go curl up in bed cause Im FREEZING!

Day 13 ~ August 25th ~ Cardio XT + Ulitmate Abs
~ OMG Im so looking forward to not having to workout tomorrow! Cardio can BITE ME!!!!!!!!!  Im tired, cold, sore and just really irritable right now.

Day 14 ~ August 26th ~ Rest Day
~ I cant wait to get a pair of weighted gloves, some puzzle mats and a different yoga mat. I have also spotted a pair of yoga gloves and socks on amazon that would come in handy for a lot of the moves in all the workouts. I have also came to the decision that I will be starting AM workouts tomorrow and getting up at 4:30am and starting my workout at roughly 5am. It may take a week or two to adjust to the early mornings but at least that way it will just be me working out and I wont have to deal with a 3 year old and now 7 month old.
~ Im doing better on my eating now too. Im still eating the same stuff just watching my portions and calorie intake very closely and I have added in a lot more fruits and veggies and drinking at least 100 ounces of water a day.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Week 1 ~ TapouT XT

Day 1 ~ August 13th ~ Cross Core Combat
~ Wow I dont think Ive ever been so amazed at something lol i think for a good portion of the workout I stood staring at the tv like what the fuck lol. I didnt think it was going to be easy but I guess I didnt really realize just how difficult it would be. Im tired and going to be sore I know that for sure and Im actually looking forward to tomorrow.

Day 2 ~ August 14th ~ Strength & Force Upper + Ultimate Abs
~ You know when you look at those resistance bands you truly dont think that they can or will do much but boy can I tell you they can be hell! We had two workouts tonight and the first one I managed to do roughly all of it with hardly any slack thankfully but I will so be feeling it tomorrow lol as for the second video we made it less then half way through cause Trystan started getting very upset so we had to head home but there is alway next time. Oh and neither of us are looking forward to tomorrow.
~ Ok so we have been home for an hour and Ive been sitting on the couch watching tv roughly the entire time and I just stood up to let the cat in and I can NOT move I already hurt so bad from the workout lol ya this is going to be a long program.

Day 3 ~ August 15th ~ Plyo XT
~ My body is killing me! It literally hurts to move, Im sitting on the couch not wanting to move, not wanting to do anything at all. Im pretty sure I didnt make it through even half of the workout tonight cause my legs gave out on me and didnt want to hold me up anymore and then I started feeling like I was going to puke. I had to stop, with my blood pressure issues I will not chance passing out. Im so thinking I wont be moving in the morning and will be thankful that tomorrow is yoga.

Day 4 ~ August 16th ~ Yoga XT
~ If you would have talked to me about mid day today I would have told you I would be putting this program on hold and not doing anything for a few days. Well apparently I managed to get a pinched nerve in my back, every move triggered a powerful very painful pain shooting up my back and causing me to not be able to breath. It sucked, I have never felt so much pain and this is coming from a women that only a few days after having my first c-section stupidly stopped my pain pills and then a week after my second c-section walked an easy 10 miles. We completed the video tonight but it only took us about 30 minutes longer then what the video actually is lol Im surprised that I rather enjoyed the parts of the video that I was able to do, although my arms wanted to give in on my so many times and i did collapse to the ground a few times.

Day 5 ~ August 17th ~ Legs & Back
~ Ok made it through day 5 thankfully and I cant at least count on Dante to cheer me on since he stands in front of me say 'you can do it; do it, do it' lol We have realized that we need to invest in some interlocking mats to use cause our hands and feet slip a lot which makes its almost impossible to do some of the moves. I have also realized that for the time being I will be seriously struggling to complete the workouts cause my arms and legs can not hold my weight for very long and that my breasts are seriously irritating obstacles and I have never wanted to be smaller/flatter chested more then I do now :( Its sad that for the first time I can look in the mirror and really see what I look like and Im honestly disgusted by how I look and what I have let happen to my body. This is something I never wanted to happen, I never wanted to by the fat, obese mother that cant run and play with her kids, the mother that sits on the sideline cause she gets out of breath when she plays with her kids. I would love to hide in a corner eating my emotions away but that wont help. They only thing that will help is being proactive, getting off my ass and making a difference in my life. Next step is over hauling what we eat every day which I hope wont be met with a lot of resistance.

Day 6 ~ August 18th ~ Sprawl & Brawl
~ Week one of workouts complete!  It sucks that I cant do push ups, cant hold my weight with my arms, cant do full sit ups. That means most of the video I physically can not do and if I cant work through this mental block that is kill me I will probably not make it. I cant see any results, I can feel it but I cant see anything. Im fighting the urge to step on the scale, but its best to wait till the 10 day mark, 30 day mark and 90 day mark.

Day 7 ~ August 19th ~ REST DAY
~ Its rest day and Im surprised that Im not as sore as I thought that I would be. My upper arms are sore from last night, thighs are slightly sore too but thats really it. I know that Im more tired then I have been since we first brought Trystan home. We have been looking over the Workout Calendar and talking to others that are doing the program and the program only gives you 84 days instead of 90 days so we have came to the conclusion (alone with others that are doing the same) that we will add an extra 6 days to the program and make it a full 90 day program and pick either a full week to repeat or pick out a program daily to do.

Week 2 Calender:
Day 8 ~ Competition Core
Day 9 ~ Strength & Force Upper + Ultimate Abs
Day 10 ~ Plyo XT
Day 11 ~ Yoga XT
Day 12 ~ Legs & Backs
Day 13 ~ Cardio XT + Ultimate Abs
Day 14 ~ Rest Day

Monday, August 13, 2012

TapouT XT Starts Today!

And lets just say Im more nervous and scared then anything else. I was supper excited when it came in the mail and now that its time to start it Im scared. I have been lurking in the support group for it on Facebook and what some of the others that are doing it are saying about it I know I wont be able to make it through a full workout for some time but I guess as long as I push my self at it and do my best then thats all I can do and thats all that matters. 3 months/12 weeks/90 days. How ever you look at it, this will be a long journey and I hope it starts my new life that I need.

Week 1 Calendar

  • Day 1 ~ Cross Core Combat
  • Day 2 ~ Strength & Force Upper + Ultimate Abs
  • Day 3 ~ Plyo XT
  • Day 4 ~ Yoga XT
  • Day 5 ~ Legs & Back
  • Day 6 ~ Sprawl & Brawl
  • Day 7 ~ Rest Day
Day 1 Stats
  • Weight ~ 233.6
  • Jean Size ~ 19/20
  • Chest ~ 44 inches
  • Bicep ~ 15.5 inches
  • Waist ~ 49 inches
  • Thigh ~ 24 inches

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Its Here, TapouT XT!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes thats right we received our TapouT workout in the mail today and I was more excited then Tim was lol

The program consists of 6 workout dvds each with two workouts and a bonus dvd, one resistance band, one training band, food and nutritional guide, 10-day slim down guide, workout calender for the entire 90 days with room to note your day one, day 10, day 30, day 60 and day 90 weight jean size chest bicep and waist measurements, workout towel and a TapouT XT decal. 

Workouts: Ultimate Abs XT, Legs and Back, Ripped Conditioning, Cardio XT, Muay Thai, Competition Core, Buns and Guns XT, Sprawl and Brawl, Yoga XT, Cross Core Combat, Plyo XT, and Strength and Force Upper. The bonus disc is Strike Training. 

Workout Calender I will list each weeks schedule each Monday, each week consists of 6 days of workouts and a rest day. There are a few days each week were you are to do more then one workout and those will probably be the days that I kill myself lol but we will see. 

The slim down guide and food guide I will probably not be following at least not the first time through just to see how my body adjusts to the workouts before totally shocking it with a drastic and super healthy change in diet. For now I will eat the same things just more healthier portion sizes. 

So hopefully in 90 days I will be down a good chunk of weight and on my way to a healthier and more active life 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A New Beginning Will Begin Soon!

Ive debated on whether I actually wanted to make this post today or wait till later in the coming week. I have obviously decided tonight that I will write it. So anyway for the last I would say month Tim has been bugging me about this new exercise program that is designed by a MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter and has been wanting me to watch one of the infomercials about it. Well a few days ago I was super bored before bed and one happened to come on and it caught my attention. I was amazed at the stores I was seeing of people dropping weight and toning up that the next day I went onto the website and fell in love with it. Well after looking at how low the monthly payments for it were and then our budget I saw that it would fit into the little wiggle room that I leave each month. So today I ordered it and it would be the TapouT XT workout program. I wont get into much detail about it right now since its just about midnight here but its linked up so anyone that is interested can take a look.