Friday, April 13, 2012

Body Revolution Day 61 of 90

Day 61 = Workout 10

Flying Pigeon likey this one. (This was the one I wanted to tell you about the other day, but I couldn't remember the name of it) Don't worry we don't fly anywhere, you don't even jump. The second go around Jillian calls them just Pigeon Squats. Standing on one leg, other leg, well foot, crossed over your knee, squat down WITH a bicep curl.  Easy-Peasy-Lemon-Squeezey...right???  LOL  You will get it! 

Another one I like is Half Moon.  The first time I did this one on Tuesday, I used the weight for the first go around(only because I wasn't sure what we were going to be doing), then I ditched the weight and put my hand on the ground.  You kind of use the weight as a yoga block, it just sits on the floor, no lifting involved.  I don't find I get a good enough stretch using the weight.  I think it's because my arms are long OR maybe because I have done a lot of Yoga in the past.   But keep the weight handy because you need it for the move immediately following Half Moon.  They had 8's, I had 10's...OMG!!!

BUTT UPDATE: The fat is STILL SCREAMING!  This is a first in the entire program.  All the other "first" week of workouts, the soreness subsided after the Cardio day.  This time I am heading into the weekend with soreness, just mainly in my buttocks.  This is a great thing.  Yesterday it was that sore, it hurt to sit down at times.  I LOVE IT!  I have taken a picture of my hip area but I am not sure if I want to reveal it just yet.  I would rather be able to show a kind of  progress 'before/after' picture.  I want to make sure of a GREAT difference.

I was thinking this morning about all those people who think that they have to spend hours in the gym to get into shape.  SHAKE YOUR HEAD PEOPLE!!!...YOU DON'T.  It just takes a great workout and eating clean.  We spend hours of the day, days of the week, weeks of the month, months of the year and YEARS of our lives wondering, wanting and wishing to lose weight and to be healthy.  Life is too short to waste our time on that.  And our time will get shorter if we don't make a change NOW.  I know, I have been there.  I made that change last year on May 27, 2011.  I started my overall journey to become a "Healthy Version of ME!"  Throughout that time I have done many workouts, some of them over an hour in length.  Many of the ones that were over a hour we due to me eating something that I shouldn't have, and therefore need to burn up those calories.  Since starting Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Program, I have learned how to eat BETTER than I was(which wasn't too bad to begin with), plus if you eat right then you DON'T have to spend hours working out anymore.  Unless you are in training for marathons, competitions etc...  But for everyday life, then you should be okay with SHORT HIGH CALORIE BURNING WORKOUTS and CLEAN EATING.  It does take some time to get used to it all, but once you start seeing results from your hard work(nothing comes easy in life...well...except maybe FAT, from eating too many UNCLEAN cakes, candy, chips, ice cream etc...)it will get easier.  You will know how to shop for CLEAN foods, you will know how to cook CLEAN meals, you will know how to order CLEAN meals when you are out.  The workouts will get easier too, because you are getting stronger each hour of every day, each day of every week, each week of every month, each month of every year and each year of your long and HEALTHY life.  Make the choice to become a Healthier Version of YOU!  You will thank yourself for it.  Stay Strong!

Today's food...
Breakfast: Blueberry Banana Muffin
These muffins are SO good.  Since I made them near the beginning of my journey, they have taken a home up in my freezer.  I thaw it out and the heat it up for 20 seconds in the microwave.  I spread a little coconut oil on it, instead of margarine or butter...SO GOOD!  It filled me up until lunch.  Okay, Okay so those of you who are friends with me on will have seen that I ate 3 pieces of Dark Chocolate Bananas along with the muffin...I confess...I did it and I logged it!  And logging it is VERY important. 

Lunch: Shrimp and Watermelon Salad
I haven't had this in a while, and I love this one.  This is definitely one you should try.  If you don't like shrimp, try it with chicken.  The chicken will take longer to cook than the shrimp.

The dressing that you make up for this salad is really nice.  I again placed the avocado, shrimp and watermelon all on a bed of baby spinach.

Snack: Baked Garlic Pita Chips/Guacamole
I like to eat the Guacamole while it is fresh.  My husband doesn't like it and the kids haven't tried it yet, so  have it all to myself.

Dinner:  Beef, Vegetable & Barley Soup
I made this soup up last night.  I always find it tastes better the next day.  The flavors have more time to blend together for a tastier tasting soup.
It was much better than when I tasted it last night. 
I will put the rest of it into freezer bags and place them in the freezer for future meals.

In Wednesday blog post, I was telling you about the Abs magazine that I bought, and about the Plank 1-2 minute hold.  Well there was one article in there that I wanted to tell you about and I could not find it...UNTIL...after I had already published the post.  The article was one of the two success stories.  It was Theresa Lopetrone's story.  It stated, "...but it's one specific exercise that really challenges her core: "I'm up to doing five minutes and 36 seconds on a single plank!"she says..."
That sounded like a challenge to ME.  The first day I held a single plank for 2 minutes.  Next day 2 minutes 5 seconds. 



Tomorrow I will do more.

Until then...Stay Strong!

Good night


Today's blog post is in
Loving Memory
Robert "Bob Tough Love" Kennedy

Robert Kennedy Publishing


  1. I always find myself smiling when I read your blog posts! I can just sense how much stronger and healthier you're feeling through your words!!

    I can barely hold a plank for 1 minute these days but last year when I was working out with a personal trainer, she had my friend and I holding planks for up to 3 minutes at a time. It was freakin' hard but I remember that amazing feeling the very first time I made it to 3 minutes without fail. I felt like Rocky...wanting to race to the top of the stairs and throw my arms in the air!!! LOL

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Okay....I'm going to Plank it tomorrow to see how long I can go! Awesome. I love this post!

    Where did you start with the clean eating? I struggle with this. I eat fairly healthy, but it's hard with 3 teenagers and a picky husband in the house. Slowly, I've been working with them on some new recipes. I know I have to plan my meals better and take the time to prepare. Most unhealthy meals are due to time issues, so I know I just need to plan ahead. You inspire me! :)