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November 5, 2008

I am done with my workouts this morning and I have to say that I am sweating like crazy!! Today is the start of the Hip Hop Abs videos. I just love these. Shaun T is fun and so easy on the eyes. That always makes me smile!! Today I did Ab Sculpt and Ab Blaster. Here is the Beachbody info on each one:

Hip Hop Abs Basic DVD Kit – $59.85

Dance your way to hot, sexy abs and burn the fat off your entire body with Shaun T’s fun, exciting dance program! Using Shaun’s revolutionary Absolute Engagement™ technique, you’ll “Tilt, Tuck, & Tighten” your way to 6-pack abs without doing a single sit-up or crunch.

Ab Sculpt – More signature moves to get you the six-pack you’ve always wanted without a single sit-up or crunch. (25 minutes)

Ab Blaster – If you don’t think you can get the flat, toned abs of your dreams in just 5 short minutes, think again! Shaun’s ab-blasting routine delivers sexy, defined abs in just 5 minutes without a single sit-up or crunch. (5 minutes)

Ab sculpt is a quick workout and I used the weighted hand gloves. It is recommended to use light weights for part of the workout, but I use the weighted gloves for the whole workout. It really bumps it up. The best part of this is there is no traditional crunches. You get an amazing ab workout without having to have the strain on your neck. The last few minutes are on the floor for some sitting ab work and then a nice stretch to end it all.

Ab Blaster is just fun! The crew is dressed in camo and khaki and look like they are ready to go! It is all standing abs and it really gets your heart pumping. This would be a great way to warm up before a walk or any other exercise. I would like to see a little more cool down, but it is good!

I am traveling to Tulsa today to visit my mom and my friend, Hermina is going with me. We are going to have a fun day window shopping, possibly a little Christmas (I can’t believe I just said that LOL!!) shopping and have a good meal as well.

Tomorrow is more Shaun T. I actually got to meet him last March and the Beachbody Coaches Summit. He is really nice and just as cute in person. I took a picture with him. I’ll get it posted this week.

November 3, 2008

Hello everyone! Today is the day that I start my new Challenge. I started off this morning by doing Great Abs Guaranteed and Great Arms Guaranteed. These are part of the Great Body Guaranteed series.

Each move targets a specific zone to tighten and tone in under 10 minutes a day. With trainers Tony Horton and Debbie Siebers.

Price: $24.95

Say goodbye to those marathon workouts . . . with Great Body Guaranteed!, you can achieve spectacular results in less than 10 minutes a day and in just 30 days!

How It Works So Fast: Celebrity trainers Debbie Siebers and Tony Horton use the science of Sectional Progression™ to get you the most jaw-dropping results in the shortest amount of time. With Sectional Progression, each movement targets a specific zone for maximum definition without any wasted effort.

It’s Easy To Get Started! Just pick the routine you want to do (alternating each day to hit a different muscle group), and you’ve got a challenging, complete workout—in just a few short minutes!

Great Abs Guaranteed!® Get the ripped abs you’ve always wanted with this amazing 7-minute workout.
Great Arms Guaranteed! Add firmness, definition, and lean muscle mass to your biceps and triceps with this proven arm routine.

Here is my take on the workouts for today:

Great Abs is a good workout. You do hip rock, leg raise, iso crunch, iso crunches to the left and the right, bicycles and total body crunches and then you repeat the whole thing. It only takes 7 minutes to complete. Good ab workout – 220 ab moves in all!!

Great Arms is done either using weights or iso. You can choose. I chose to use 5 lbs weights. You do each move for a count of 3 up and 3 down. I worked my biceps, shoulders, triceps and forearms. Each move is 45 seconds long and is sectional progression. My arms were getting tired by the end. This one is also 10 minutes long.

Since I’ll be doing other workouts today, that is all I am adding in. Tomorrow is Great Buns and Great Stretch and Great Thighs.

We are currently in the process of moving out of our workout building. I will be utilizing our basement. I’ve made at least 20 trips up and down the stairs. My legs have certainly gotten a good workout so far!! It’s going to take me a while to figure out how to get things set up the way I want, but I think it is all going to be good when I get it done. I may even learn to love it more than using my building in town. I don’t have to leave the house for the fit club classes and I don’t have to pay for the extra utilities. That is definitely a good thing.

I’ll be back tomorrow to let you all know what I think of the rest of the Great Body Series.

Caroline and a new challenge

Good Morning! Today will be a sad day for us. Our good friend David’s mother Caroline has passed away and today is the funeral. Caroline was such a good person and so nice. She would just do anything for you and loved her family very much. She will be missed.

Since I will be traveling most of the day and evening, most likely I won’t be able to get a workout done today. So, I’ll be doubling up tomorrow.

I have decided that I will be doing ALL of the Beachbody workouts. I will post here my results from each and every one. I think I’ll go in alphabetical order, just so I have someplace to start. I have done most of them, but not all of them and of course, I have my favorites!!! So, this will be a fun way to try them all out.

I’m going to start this on Nov. 1st. It will be fun!! If anyone wants to join me, just let me know. I’m always up for company 🙂