Archive for February, 2011

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Posted in Uncategorized on February 27, 2011 by mistransformation

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Recent Fitness Purchases

Posted in Health/Fitness on February 27, 2011 by mistransformation

Two weeks ago I bought a kettlebell 10 pounds heavier than what I had been using.  I went up so high because I grow out of them so quickly.  I could have just gone up 5 pounds but kettlebells aren’t cheap so I went up higher to give myself longer to grow in and out of it.  It sure is challenging but in a good way.

Two weeks ago I also bought sliders/gliders.  You know the things you stand on and can mimic ice skating?  That’s them.  They probably seem wimpy to some people but they are very versatile.  You can use them for hardcore bodyweight exercises that target the core and abs.  Doing a jackknife with them is not as easy as the balance ball.  I find it challenging.  I wanted something to work my body in a different way.  That is the way to keep from plateauing.

This weekend I bought the Supreme 90 Day workout.  Sure it’s a ripoff of P90X (which I have also done) but it has something P90X doesn’t have – it has a Tabata workout.  That’s really the only reason I bought it.  It was 19.99 – P90X is at least $100.00 if not more.  I will use the other workouts on this system but I’m not following the 90 day routine.  I probably should but I like doing my own thing.

I also bought a core balance kit from Gaiam.  It comes with 4 small, pretty-colored balance pods that you put under your hands and feet.  You can use them in your bodyweight training routine to add a balance element and challenge the core in a different way.  You can also progressively add resistance to change it up even more.  I’m always looking for new things.

I will try these things and let you know how I like them.  I can already say that I like the gliders very much.  They sure are adding a challenge to my bodyweight routine.

My Transformation

Posted in Health/Fitness on February 27, 2011 by mistransformation

I made the decision to begin my weight loss journey after I became “sick and tired of being sick and tired” of feeling bad about my weight. My energy level was low and I wanted to have a healthier, happier lifestyle. There were so many personal struggles in my every day life because I was overweight. “I hated having my picture taken, finding the right guy to date was like finding a needle in a haystack, and I just felt older than my years.” Refusing to continue in my old ways, I started working out at the local YMCA and started to see the pounds dropping. I lost 60 pounds and have built a lot of muscle and pretty much changed my body composition. While working out I felt my body changing, I had more energy and soon was able to buy clothes that I wanted to wear—not just what fit or was comfortable for my size. Seeing these results motivates me to keep working hard to continue to my body transformation success. “I lost over 4 clothing sizes and have given at least a dozen huge garbage bags full of clothes to charity.” My initial fitness goals have come and gone long ago but I still continue to strive to the be the best I can be. I am constantly trying new challenges and pushing myself harder to reach new fitness. Greatest challenge/struggle: Breaking plateaus. What has been most positive about your weight loss journey: Being told by others that I have inspired and motivated them to begin their own journey into a healthier lifestyle. Top tips for readers and favorite exercises: Variety, variety, variety. Don’t let yourself get bored with your workouts. Step outside of the box and try something new and fun. I did this by adding dance into my fitness routine.