Day 22: MMA Plyo & Core Kinetics
Confession Tuesday… I skipped today’s workout because there was fresh snow on the mountain ❤ I opted to count my day snowboarding with the boys as my workout for the day. I can tell you after running yesterday and snowboarding today, I’m TOAST! I think if I would have added in the workout on top of it I wouldn’t have been able to walk to bed.
AND because I’m behind my for my scheduled finish date already, I’m not going to extend it by doing Plyo tomorrow. I worked out and that is enough to count for today.
Day 23: Power Sculpt & 5 Min Core on the Floor
I can’t even begin to say how grateful I am to all these girls hopping on to workout with me every morning. I gotta say I’m surprised how sore my legs are from yesterday’s snow day. Knowing that my girls would be on made me push through and get it done though!
Day 24: MMA Plyo & Core Kinetics
Do you remember the 1st day I did this routine? Well, I didn’t feel like it was enough so I pushed myself by adding the weighted vest in. It’s crazy how a few extra pounds makes a world of difference. It probably helped that I got the moves down a little better too. The superman punch is still tough for me to coordinate but I’m getting there.
Day 25: Dynamic Strength & 5 Min Core on the Floor
I realized I have gained flexibility in my shoulders this month and still need to focus on hip flexibility. At the end of today’s workout it was nice to be able to put my palms together behind my back and stretch my chest. Before I was able to clasp my hands but palms were no where near each other. And that stretch feels sooo good after all them push ups!
(Click the pic below for a tip on the stretch pictured.)
Day 26: MMA Speed
I’ve missed this one! I was most excited to see that I had such a short routine. I opted to use my weighted vest again today since I didn’t remember there being push ups. The only move that proved awkward was the floor to fighter stance move but not awkward enough to take it off. I had a really long run to do today, plus work tonight. I’m hoping my feet don’t hate me tomorrow.
Day 27: MMA Shred & Core Kinetics
It’s May day and that means that it’s the beginning of a new month. I try to change or make a new habit every month.
This month I am:
- kicking off a new meal plan, it’s going to be 2 weeks of low carb, as a vegan let me tell you it’s going to be tough!
- doing a 30 day push up challenge.
- doing 7 days of no sugars, dairy(already do), kicking the day off with water and getting 7 hours of sleep.
With all these new commitments I felt renewed and ready to kick butt during today’s workouts! Good times 🙂
Day 28: MMA Power
There is talk of nicer weather supposed to be happening in the next few days. I have to admit that while I love the sun, I don’t enjoy working out in warmth. Today was a prime reason why. I had sweat flying everywhere, it was even dropping off my nose when I was done. 💦💦 Good thing I’m getting water in first thing!
Day 29: MMA Plyo
This is actually day 30 on the workout calendar BUT I skipped the Active Recovery day…
My normal workout crew was late this morning, so I of course procrastinated too. How on earth could I let myself procrastinate when I’m on my last day and so pumped to be finished?!? I’m glad I left the Zoom up because once Lisa popped on I put on my weighted vest and got it done. I think out of all the CDF workouts Plyo is my favorite. I think because that Superman Punch is the most challenging for me to do. I saw a little improvement again.
A little sad and a little glad that today was my last on the calendar. But I’m definitely proud of the results and will be incorporating some CDF in my custom plan next month.
While I have a greater sense of appreciation for what MMA fighters do, MMA workouts still aren’t my preferred method of getting sweaty. As I was finishing my last workout yesterday, Joel & Jericho were finishing with the cool down stretches, and Joel jokingly said that if you struggle with balancing while doing the quad stretch you can always lean on a buddy for help. As a sweat monster, I can’t imagine someone wanting to lean on me for support after that sweat fest. Then it made me think about being in a fight ring with slobber, sweat and blood flying around, gag! Oh the joys of being a germaphobe.
I will be including a couple of these workouts in next months routine though. Gotta say, I am loving that there is more definition in my abs! I actually compared all my measurements from the beginning of the month, I lost .4 lbs and actually gained inches in my legs, booty and arms. So that tells me I lost a bit fat and gained muscle. One of my personal goals for this month was to loose 1/4″ off my love handle zone and I actually lost 1/2″ so that’s pretty exciting. It’s one reason why I try to only weigh myself once a month or every other week if I’m feeling weak or curious.
Are you ready to commit to change?!?
Send me a message, it’s never to late to join in on our monthly challenges and health is of importance to me and I want everyone to be happy because they both coincide together!