Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Brazil Butt Lift

I was supposed to do my long run last night, but I didn't have as much time as I would need to do it. I opted for a different workout instead.  Brazil Butt Lift (BBL) arrived over the weekend and I was anxious to try it, and it fit into the time I had available.

It was a good workout. Honestly last night I wasn't quite sure if it was enough for me.  I worked up a sweat (but it was a hot, humid day so I thought maybe it was that), so I know I burned some calories.  I just didn't feel like I got the burn I was hoping to get, and that Beachbody is known for (of course that's TurboFire). I did the basics DVD, which teaches the moves, and the Bum Bum workout. You do them over and over for a short time to get the hang of them, also picking up the pace a little.  I liked that.... It was nice to have that instruction and practice. I obviously needed it because when I did the Bum Bum workout, I was a little behind. With no instruction at all, I'd have been totally lost.

The Bum Bum workout goes at a pretty fast pace.  I picked up the concept of the moves pretty well, but trying to do them quickly was a challenge at times. Balance was also a little tough for a couple of the moves at the faster pace. I'm sure this was just because it was my first time doing the workout.

Today I learned that I did more work than I realized last night. My thighs and butt have been sore all day today. This? Is a good thing and makes me super happy! I definitely know that I worked the muscles. The workout has a bit of a cardio component to it too (fast pace, jumping movements), so not only did I get some good body weight work done, I also got some cardio in! BBL will definitely have a place in my usual workout routine.

I just have to figure out how that routine will work... I REALLY need to start getting up early to do my training (running) workouts. It'll be good to get those out of the way, especially since it's so much cooler in the morning. Even if they're not running days, I'll still need to do the CT in the morning. I'll then do BLL in the evenings.  Yes, this is my plan.

I'm not a morning person. I generally fail miserably at getting up early to workout. I don't even like to get out of bed ON TIME, much less early! I know it's possible. I've done it. I just don't like it. I suppose I need to find a way to remind myself that when the alarm goes off I need to get up and workout. The comfort of my bed seems to beat getting up just about every time. This also will depend on me getting to bed earlier at night, and getting a full night's sleep. Sometimes I wake during the night and that throws my body off.  I don't do well when my sleep is interrupted.

This week I'm just going to do whatever workouts I can, when they'll fit into my schedule. I like, and need, a change of pace now and then.  It also helps me to choose what to do because the idea that I "have" to do something isn't appealing to me. I don't really have a plan that I'm following for the week. It has been, and will continue to be, a busy week, so I'll be happy just working out!  My 10K training is just about done (I just have to do my six mile run, which I've been working up to). Soon I'll begin half marathon training, and another dreaded plan. The idea that I'll soon be training for a half marathon hasn't quite sunk in yet.... It's still a bit surreal to think that I will be the person doing this.  I changed my lifestyle 2 1/2 years ago, started running 2 years ago (I think), and sometimes my brain still has trouble realizing that THIS IS REAL LIFE!!! I guess when you're in a pattern for so long, it takes a minute to for new ideas to set in.

My workout this evening will be more BBL....Just a different routine (I hope the moves aren't much different!). I'm getting ready to enjoy a little mini-vaca (as in a few days off work, no huge trips planned - but lots of fun!). I think maybe that's why I'm a bit more relaxed with my workout routine. I know that I will workout, I'm just not worrying about what or when. I'm hoping to do some "fun" exercise too... Not the typical running, weights, or DVDs....Something outside would be nice! We'll see what the week brings. I'm hoping my time off doesn't go by TOO quickly!

Happy Wednesday!!!


1 comment:

  1. I just started that workout last week but decided to put it on hold until after the yoga challenge I'm doing is over! My only problem with it was that I am so uncoordinated that I was all over the place! But, my booty needs a lift so I'm going to tackle it in September!

    I also totally agree with you that it is so hard to change your brain! Sometimes I look in the mirror and can't believe that it's me. And even though I'm fitting in to smaller sizes, I honestly feel as big as I was when I started. I think my next research project is going to be how to retrain my brain to see the changes!

    Rachel (BraveNewGrl on spark :))