I got my butt kicked today! Completely! And I loved every second of it!
I’ll just jump right in and post the break down of what my trainer, Lauren, put me through this evening.
6 pm – Start! 10 minute warm up on the treadmill! Easy Breezy! I walked it at about an 2.5 incline and a 3.2 speed.
Then! We jumped right into the hardcore muscle building, heart pumping workout!
TUESDAY TORTURE!!!! (Apparently I picked a tough day to start!) Here’s the break down!
Here’s how it worked! You have 40 seconds of booty whipping, muscle building, individual workout moves and 20 seconds of rest between them. You move from exercise to exercise, reaching a total of 4 different moves: High Knees, Squats, Knee Raises, and Over Head Press. Repeat the routine 6 TIMES. Gah!
She had us (me and another girl!) start with the high knees. Basically, run in place, full speed, and lift your knees as high as they can go, but reach to the height of at least your hips. 40 seconds!! “Go!!!” Then after your 40 seconds is up, you hear this voice over the music say “Stop”! and you transition to the next move. I know 40 seconds doesn’t SEEM like a lot, but for day 1, it totally kicked my ass!
So next, Squats! The other girl did normal squats, but for me, she had me place a weighted bar across my shoulders and squat with that. I’m guessing it was 20 lbs. or so, maybe 30. I forgot to check. 40 seconds of slow rise and slow sinking squats. Yowza! I felt the burn!
Next, knee raises! These were the hardest for me! Total abs work and my abs are far from being in shape. You lie on the ground, back flat, and bend your knees as if to start the bicycle crunch, but instead you slowly ease your toes toward the floor and stop right above where you touch the ground. HARD! I was shaking! You then slowly work them back up into start position, pause, and then keep curling up until your booty is off the ground, and then ease back to start position. Sounds easy, looked easy, totally kicked my butt!
Last was the Over Head Press. You take two 10lb dumb bells, hold them shoulder height, and then press them up and above your head until they almost touch. I was rocking at this one!! Until about round 3 or 4! That’s when my arms started to turn to jello! I managed to finish every pump, but barely. I’ll definitely be feeling that in the morning!
You run through all those exercises 6 times following the pace of the guy talking over the music until you’ve completed all the rounds. It wasn’t easy for me, not one bit. I was thinking that I was going to have to sleep it off for the next 2 days! It definitely burned!
And after having completed my strength training I felt completely accomplished. Not only that but I really enjoyed the entire thing. It was fun! And I knew I could do it.
But Lauren wasn’t done with me yet. She gave me a 5-10 minute break and then stuck me on the treadmill for my cardio portion of the workout. Here’s what I had to do:
This cardio wasn’t all that bad. The part where I was on an 8 incline at a nice speed walk was a bit more difficult but I powered through it. I really enjoyed the intervals she had me do. I think because it was my day 1 and I was already whooped, she let me take it easy. The girl next to me was doing 30 second running jogging intervals. Cant wait to start those!
Well, that’s it! I made it home around 7:30pm, took the pups for a quick jog around the block and then hopped in the shower. Man, a cool shower never felt so good! I wrapped up my day with a Vega Vegan Protein shake! (Vega, L-Glutamine, Flax Oil, 1/2 banana, Rice milk). Yum!
Day 1 success!