English: A performance of The Nutcracker ballet, 1981 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Welp, I have finished Prevention Magazine’s Ballet Boot Camp. I feel like I made progress to becoming
fitter even if I didn’t lose any weight. I have still been doing walking and swimming. Sadly, the other day I while walking I wound up getting a combo of heat and fat rash. One of my friends shared an interesting on how to prevent it. Rub some deodorant on the spots where it is prone to happen. I shall try this next time I go walking after my rash has healed and I’ll let you know if it works.
One thing I really liked about the ballet boot camp was the working out plan which laid out a solid plan for alternating work outs with cardio. I think that it is a plan which I will keep even if I am doing other toning exercises. One I am planning on doing is one from the magazine Cosmopolitan which I just started randomly getting. Also, I have been working on the healthy eating idea and hope to share that with you in a couple of days.
Let me know if you have any ideas about plans I should try next.
Hi, I haven’t been doing as lately as I would like. I feel like I haven’t been doing these exercises to their fullest potential because I haven’t been feeling well and I am already growing bored with them. I do like that the plan allows you to choose your own cardio which does allow for changing things up a bit. I haven’t been pushing myself all that hard since the end of last week. From here on though I plan to work harder. My cardio mostly has been walking quickly. I suffered a bit for that today due to the 93 degree temperatures. I think for the next cardio I may go swimming or do something indoors.
Also, the voting for reasons to lose weight are in and the favorite was to be healthy. Which is a very good reason.
Remember no matter how tough working out is, it is still better than a sharp stick in the eye.
Skimble’s Workout Trainer for Android! (Photo credit: mariachily)
The results are in 3 people voted for dance as their favorite workout music.
Yesterday I did just the Ballet Boot Camp. It is getting easier to do the exercises. The scissors and carousel horse are still the most challenging. I am not feeling as much strain to my legs as I did after the first day.
Today was a weird day and I wandered through most of it in a fugue state. I made quinoa cereal based on a recipe from Martha Stewart’s website. It recommended way too much milk for the amount of quinoa. Today was just cardio. I walked around town for a while. I thought about calling it quits with that, but I downloaded 3 random free apps for my IPad.
The one I chose to use for today was Workout Trainer. It asks you to make an account or sign in through facebook. I tried to do it through facebook but it didn’t work. So I made an account it also ask for d.o.b. and what your goals are. It doesn’t ask for weight. It selects two workouts based on your goals or you can select others from its library. The first one was a 12min cardio video. It gives you the choice of three trainers to guide you through it. One is a person, which is part of the premium package, the other two are computer generated. Being broke I went for one of the computer trainers.
The workout also allows you to play music from your ipad which is a nice touch. The voice guiding you through it sounds very robotic. It tells you how to do the workout, how much time you have left, which exercise is coming up next and offers general platitudes. The actual exercises are basic but challenging. Things like star jumps, side planks, and others. It does allow for one 30 second break to grab water and get to a mat as you transition from standing to ground work. Each exercise is shown through a couple of seconds of recorded videos. If you are trying to keep pace with the video, it is easy to get thrown off track and it blips out in order to restart the video. Once finished you set set a reminder to do it again tomorrow or select a new workout. It will promote the premium package several times after using the app. Overall, it is a surprisingly decent free app. The workout was in the moderate range which I asked for while putting together my workout.
Also, I am a huge fan of The Pintester and on my other blog I participated in The Pintester Movement. I tested several cooking pins and the fail coffee hair removal pin. Well, she is trying to get fit and lose some weight by teaming up with Slimfast. Way to go girlfriend. I am hoping this may lead to her testing some fitness pins. Anyways, she wanted people to blog about their wackiest reason to try to lose weight in exchange for a $1,000 SpaFinder card, which would be pretty sweet. Anyways, when I was younger I tried to lose weight in order to join the navy. I never lost the weight, never joined the navy, and now I am too old to. It is not all bad though since I am pretty happy with my life as it is now.