The Fitness Diaries: Week 3

Well, this is a day late, but yesterday I was busy doing tons of laundry and then I watched the Super Bowl, of course, and that left no time for the bloggity. I guess I was just keeping with the theme of failure this week because overall week 3 was definitely a failure. In my defense, it was a busier than usual week for me, but I still could have done better than I did. I was considering doing week 3 over again, but instead I think I’ll just keep moving forward. I don’t want to feel like I’m not progressing in the program. I did manage to get in 3 workouts since last Monday. Better than nothing!

Workout Schedule

Week 3:

Monday: Timed Metabolic (cardio workout)

Tuesday: Nothing

Wednesday: Strength 2

Thursday: Nothing

Friday: Nothing again

Saturday: Nothing..again (I worked and then rode in the car with Lynda Lou for over 6 hours to pick up her dog child…long story short, I had an excuse lol)

Sunday: Nothing, yet again (it was a busy day/week okay!)

Monday (Today): Strength 2

So, no week 3 did not go so well, but I’m not going to worry about it. I am going to continue on to week 4 and work extra hard. As I mentioned last week, I want to describe the strength workouts I am doing so that you guys can do them or add them to your own workout routine if you’d like to. Most of the exercises in this DVD program are basic, easy-to-follow moves and it’s pretty straight forward. There’s no difficult choreography to memorize or anything too complicated. Personally, I like that in a workout. Because I did the Strength 2 workout this week (and failed to do strength 1) I will share with you some of the workouts I did in that routine.

Strength 2 Workout

The strength 2 workout is 38 minutes long, but with the warm-up it ends up being a total of 52 minutes.

This workout starts off with core work. Some of the exercises done are side planks with rotation and active leg lowering. The rest of the workout consists of all kinds of fun? exercises like pushups, dead lifts, lunges, and step ups.  All of the exercises are repeated once during this phase of the program and are anywhere from 8-15 repetitions.  Many of the exercises incorporate weights. I have been using 10 lb. hand weights and will gradually increase that as the number of repetitions decreases in later phases of the program. I really appreciate the adequate rest time that is given in between difficult exercises on this DVD. You are given between 45 seconds-1 minute to rest in between. Sometimes it is “active rest,” but it still allows you plenty of time to recover before attempting the next set. The workout ends with what is called a “finisher.” This is basically your chance to make sure you are exhausted and have done all that you can. 😛 The “finisher” is either mountain climbers, lunges, or squats. You just do as many repetitions as you can in a certain amount of time.

That is all I have to report for this week. I will talk about the Strength 1 workout next week and it will also be my 4 week update with new pictures and measurements! Ahh! I’m going to have to work hard this week to make up for last week. Hope you all have a fabulous week. Thanks for reading!

Bows and Arrows,



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