Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Workout Day 31 of “Build Your Best Body”

Well my shoulders were still sore, and my legs felt like lead when I got out of bed this morning.  But that didn’t stop me from getting Workout Day 31 completed. 

This morning I pulled out my 15 lb dumbbells.  Oh yeah!  That’s right!  I’m moving up already.  I used one 15 lb dumbbell for the Plie Squats.  I felt that the 12 lb one was just too light for me.  Since I am doing the Squat Challenge with no weights, I figured I could bump it up a bit with my BYBB workouts.  I can see the future on this one…the Plie Squat weight will be increased again, and maybe sooner rather than later.

I also used the 15’s for the 3rd and 4th sets of my Floor Press and just on the 3rd set of the Floor Flyes.  My arms were dying at this point and I didn’t want to injure myself, so I went back to the 12’s.  There was no way I was upping my weights for the Biceps Curl.  I did however, UP the reps for sets 1 and 2.  The other day I did 13 reps for all 4 sets, today, I did 15 reps for the 1st and 2nd sets, then it went to 14 and then to 13.  My arms felt like jelly, I could barely write down my numbers.  For all of you that have done Body Revolution…Do you remember the faces David was making when doing his Biceps Curl with 8 lb dumbbells???…well I was making those same faces today with the 12’s, and a few swear words on the last reps.  It’s all worth it though, because I AM WORTH IT!  It goes the same for the Addicted To Sweat Jaw Breaker Towel workout...all those in and outs with the legs, it will be SO worth it.

With my Weighted Crunch, I was going to UP the weight with it, but after killing my Biceps and Triceps, I didn’t want to drop the weight on my head.  That would not be a great way to finish my workout today…maybe next time…LOL.  Seriously, I think I will increase my weight on this move by holding a dumbbell in each hand.  I will let you know about this next time I do this workout.

Today’s food…
Breakfast: Greek Yogurt mixed with Hot Tasty Cereal, Banana and Slivered Almonds

Okay so I HAD to change this one slightly.  I used the rest of the pineapple in my snack yesterday and when I read my breakfast meal plan this morning I was like…WHAT?!?!?  Oh well, like I said yesterday, if you have CLEAN foods in the house, it makes it easier to keep it CLEAN even if you have to change things up. (I know I didn’t say that exactly, but you know what I mean)

Lunch: Grilled Chicken with Avocado Hummus in a Pita with a Mixed Greens Salad

Snack: Cottage Cheese served with a Peach and 2 Brown Rice Cakes

Dinner: Savory Chicken & Sweet Potato Hash
This recipe is in the March issue of Oxygen and it makes two servings.  

The second serving will be eaten tomorrow for lunch.  It’s very easy to make and really, really good.

Squat Challenge Day 6 = 150 squats

I told you I was going to try doing 3 sets of 50 reps and…

I did it! 150 Squats completed today.

Eazy Peazy Lemon Squeezy…no not really, well it wasn’t too bad.  Since I have been working out for a long time, the squats are not as difficult as it would be for someone just starting out.  And that’s okay if you struggle, we ALL do.  And that is how we get stronger, by challenging ourselves.  Push yourself out of your comfort zone, which for some may be the couch.  Get your butt up off that couch and squat it down until you just touch the couch with your bum and then hike it right back up again…REPEAT…and feel the burn.  

Even if you can’t do the full numbers of the Squat Challenge that I posted the other day…cut them in half to start.  We all have to start somewhere.  I started with 110 on Day 1 and I am working my way up to 300 by Day 30.  Cut it in half…Start with 55 on Day one and work your way up to 150 by Day 30.  Remember to take your Rest Days.  You can even take your Rest Days sitting on the couch again.  But I bet you that that couch will never feel the same again.  It will taunt you and be a reminder of your first set of Squats.  At least I hope it feels different.

Until then…Stay Strong!

Good night



1 comment:

  1. Hi Trina,

    just wanted to give you a shout out from the UK. I love your blog and it has inspired me to start my own body revolution and blog about it too (sorry for the similar colours, blogger is limited on templates lol) your tales of your workouts and family life make me smile and motivate me to get on with my own workouts. Feel free to check out my blog about my body revolution journey at and thanks again for inspiring me to do this
    Vicki x x x