Since the start of 2014, I have been regularly exercising. I exercised twice to thrice a week. It was a simple 17-minute Zumba routine for flat abs. I also did standing abs workout by Fitness Blender as an alternative. I guess by now you know where my problem area is. I can see some cuts on my abs trying to form a six-pack. Or so I thought. The tummy area was still prominent. The fitness regimen was in preparation for a climb. My friends and I were supposed to climb Mt. Kinabalu last June. Then, May came where fiestas and homecoming abound. I did not exercise for a month and I ate to my heart’s delight.
September came and I turned another year older and I felt I need a fresh start with fitness. I exercised regularly and I stopped drinking coke. I followed three exercise videos for some time.
In case you want to try them, these are the youtube videos I follow:[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqmqwaFb1AM?rel=0] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKFVZu_4Lq4?rel=0] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vve4BVTZ0QU?rel=0]
I lost 5 pounds off my weight and 2 inches of my waistline. The holiday season came and for two weeks, I allowed myself to drink coke and enjoy some good food. I did not gain a lot so I am off to a good start in 2015
I never felt alone in my fitness journey. I am inspired by my friends, Grace, Shirly, May and Roselle, who are very determined to be fit and healthy. For the exercise routine, I tried other variations to keep it interesting. I tried Jillian Michaels – 30 Day Shred but I did not last long. I do not like workouts that involve me lying on the floor. Hopefully, that will change in time. I also tried Shaun T’s FOCUS T25 Base Kit – DVD Workout. I was out of breath and my legs hurt after. I was not willing to do the routine again.
My friend, Grace, posted a video of herself in her workout routine. It looked like something I can do. It was Les Mills Combat DVD Workout. I tried it and I love it. The routine is not that physically demanding but I sweat profusely after the workout. The workout is good for 60 days with 5 different routines. The routines are combinations of boxing, taekwondo and karate. There are also burpees, pushups (which I cannot do) and other exercise routine that I do not like. I still try them or replace them with jogging in place. I listen to my body. I try not to push too hard that would result to injury.
This is the schedule I am following.
I thank my friend, Grace, for introducing me to this workout. I am currently on my 6th day. So far, I am feeling good about this workout. Wish me luck!
How about you? Do you follow a fitness regimen?