Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Body Revolution Day 44 of 90

Day 44 = Workout 8

Well Jillian has done it again.

With this, I am referring to Workout 7...she has made me hurt when I breathe.


I'm talking about the Abs portion of yesterday's workout, which is pretty much the entire workout. Since a lot of the moves incorporate the Core, it certainly gets a good hard workout with 7. I started feeling it a bit last night just before bed, but this morning...oh baby!

Good job Jillian! Great work Trina!  I have been wanting this for a long time now.

I didn't know what Crow Push Ups were until yesterday.  I thought you would have your hands closer together, but you don't.  It's a regular military push up, while bringing your knee to your elbow while you're down.  I have done these before, but did not know what they were called.(well I should say...I have attempted to do these before)  Yesterday, I did them all.  I truly believe these were the culprit...LOL.  Even though I am sore today, I am looking forward to Thursday again. Tomorrow I will get rid of some of the leftover laundry on my stomach with Cardio 2, so that my washboard stomach can show through soon.

Okay on to Workout 8...LOVE IT! I love them all though. It just keeps getting better each time. But it's a kind of love/hate feeling. While I'm doing some of the moves, I love it, while others I hate it...BUT I LOVE how those moves are going to make me look and feel. Take for instance, Warrior 3 with Weights...HOLY F&€K! I thought my arms were going to fall off, but they didn't(how else would I be able to write this blog). They use 3 lbs in each hand, I was using my 4's. It's a good one! 

The weights I used in this one: 4's, 5's, 8's and 10's, plus the resistance cable.  Jillian refers to it as the "Torture Tube".  They use it a lot more in this workout than they have in the past.  The moves with the cable aren't too bad, they are tough but you will be able to handle it.

Trina's Tip: Remember to wear pants or shorts, whatever kind of bottoms you choose to wear, that tie up or fit.  I almost lost my pants this morning.
I was wearing a pair of base layer capris(what?...I was at home, nobody sees me) anyway, in the cardio move, Butt Kicks, my pants started to slide down, down and down.  Now normally I would be able to pull them back up like any other time I have done Butt Kicks.  BUT...this time you are holding weights in your hands.  Ahhhh...my pants!!!  Let me tell you, it was a long minute.  I know I was by myself,  but I still didn't want my pants falling down.  So, I did lower my hands to pull my pants up once.  I will remember this for Friday.  Now really, this is a good thing, no a GREAT thing because I know that I am losing inches...maybe even while I'm doing the actual workout...LOL.
There is also a set of "Suicides" in this workout.  It's only 1 minute long.  I counted out about 24 of them as I was doing them.  Again, do as many as YOU can in the minute time slot.

Today's food...
It's not that exciting today.  You have seen and heard of them all before, as I have frozen meals and leftovers that need to be eaten up.  But this is GREAT because meal time needs no big prep time.  Heat and Eat!
Breakfast:  Blueberry Banana Muffin

Lunch: Mediterranean Tuna Salad Rolls
Today I used some baby spinach in the roll instead romaine lettuce or sprouts.

Snack: Baked Garlic Pita Chips with Guacamole
Yay!!! It didn't rot overnight.  After my workout this morning I tried mashing up the avocado, it was still a bit firm so I left it until the daycare kids were eating their first snack.  Much nicer by then.  All the ingredients were already in the bowl with exception to the tomato.  I added the tomato, stirred it up and divided it into two containers for 2 servings.

I made up some more Pita Chips too. This is a picture of the pita bread cut into triangles waiting for the olive oil/garlic/salt mixture.  Then into the oven. Once they were baked and then cooled, I put them in bags into single serving sizes.

It was definitely worth the overnight wait.

Dinner:  Just leftovers again...I had some of the Lemon Chicken, Potato and Onions that I made up Sunday in the crock pot.  Sorry no picture of this one tonight.  It was my daughter's dance night, so I was rushing to get them fed + me fed = no picture.

But here are a couple pictures of my little dancer...

I just thought to myself..."i never mention anything about what I drink"...that's simple...WATER, WATER and more WATER.  I am not a coffee or tea drinker so that is not a problem for me to cut out.  I did drink Diet Pepsi, but no more...I gave that up back in January of this year.  So that is not a problem for me anymore.  I did have some orange juice while I was sick there a few weeks ago, I think the vitamin C helped out quite a bit.  In regards to Alcohol...I'm not a big drinker...well not anymore(I could probably write another whole blog about my crazy days when I was younger).  I was never a weekday drinker, only on weekends with friends at clubs. 

NOW...I have children...need I say more...LOL. 

No seriously...I am okay with not drinking alcohol.  I don't mind being the designated driver, because I know that I am going to feel just fine the next day, where as my husband(who doesn't drink a lot either), will feel like crap and will always need that ever so needed "BOOZE SNOOZE" in the afternoon.  This doesn't mean I will never drink again.  But for the purpose of showing you how this program works when you stick to the guidelines, I will not be drinking during the 90 days.  Well I guess I could say, the remaining 46 days... 

Tomorrow will be Day 45...WOW...the halfway point.

Until then...Stay Strong!

Good night


P.S. I'm going to rest my abs now.


  1. I love your energy. It makes me excited to get to Phase 2! Congratulations on being 1/2 way through the program. You are inspiring!

  2. I know I always say this but I love your excitement and energy! You inspire me!!

    I'm so glad to hear there's more ab work in the next phase! I just did Workouts 3 and 4 and LOVED them. When yesterday's workout ended, I was shocked at how quickly the time went by!

    Congratulations on being halfway through the program!!!!

    1. Thanks Helene,

      The workouts just keeping getting better. You are right, time does fly by with these workouts. It's fantastic!


  3. "With this, I am referring to Workout 7...she has made me hurt when I breathe. "
    I LOVED that comment you made, it actually made me laugh out loud at work, I also love when I can't breath (for a few seconds that is), I love being pushed to that extreme. You are such a inspiration with all the kiddos running around and you still cook and eat so clean. Thanks

    1. Hey Bodyrevoultion.com,

      I'm glad that I can make people laugh. Although when I laughed or sneezed today, it hurt. That's what I have been waiting for. I know when I am sore like that, the workout has does its job, and I have pushed myself hard. Back at it again tomorrow with Workout 7.

      In regards to cooking and eating clean, it does take a little extra planning to make sure I can stay on track even while running my daycare. Some days I do change my plan as the day goes on. Like sometimes a sandwich is much easier to make then something more elaborate. And having leftovers are great to have on hand.

      Take care and Stay Strong!