Monday, May 11, 2015

40 Day Workout Challenge!

Results from my first 40 day challenge
I've decided to try the 40 day workout challenge again!! Starting today, May 11-June 20th, I'm committing to healthy eating and workouts with no breaks. All workouts are listed below and I'll add on each week. Feel free to join in! Don't forget to take your day 1 picture. Let's go!!


Day 1
HIIT http://youtu.be/zpeN0xX1VVg?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
Tank Top Arms https://youtu.be/CHg9sjx-DEQ

Day 2
Kickboxing http://youtu.be/FsQTDLeqTJo?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 3
Dance http://youtu.be/QxqQCvVciWE?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvk7xaxHV94r12IcZOw-B8U0
http://youtu.be/fhUP6FQj3t4
http://youtu.be/URjNResROLE    

Day 4
30 minute brisk walk

Day 5
10 minute ab FB http://youtu.be/1919eTCoESo?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
Biggest Loser HI Cardio http://youtu.be/EZp4UqTVqXs?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
Stretch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC7960yMaxA

Day 6 Lauren Fitzgerald dance workouts. 45-60 minutes=10-16 videos in the playlist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRtl4XRNMts&list=PL5rZLXJrZPx4jG4j_RBpBN3CbfOqLIFMJ

Day 7-Repeat 4-6 times
25 squats
30 crunches
30 jumping jacks
30 seconds butt kickers

Day 8
Cardio Kick and Plyo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4DRq0y2VpU

Day 9
Butt & Abs Tabata, add in extra cardio
https://youtu.be/FSRu6D_0rVE?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z

Day 10
Pop Sugar Arms
https://youtu.be/XjHCKDF0Z5o?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Abs https://youtu.be/9mq2IOAEQwk?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z

Day 11
Quick Sweat Cardio https://youtu.be/X1TuhAn6C-g?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
100 Rep Squat Routine
https://youtu.be/mGvzVjuY8SY?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 12
Latin Dance https://youtu.be/y9raJrc-X9k?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvk7xaxHV94r12IcZOw-B8U0

Day 13
Tank Top Arms 2 https://youtu.be/go8rGQro3dY?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
Brutal Butt and Thigh https://youtu.be/11JXbBBgfWg

Day 14
Belly Dance Hip Hop https://youtu.be/7MBd23DWWUk

Day 15
Dynamic Strength Training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8T3I9zycNU
Cardio Extreme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9rSPm-6s94
Toned Abs & Arms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edjii2v9z-A

Day 16
Ski Step Workout https://youtu.be/qJlTmMXe3Mc?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Jumping Jacks Routine https://youtu.be/7w6M4bOXJ_s
5 minute Stretch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iY5V0xiiKw

Day 17
30 minute walk/jog

Day 18
HIIT Cardio Butt & Thigh https://youtu.be/A4y4FDoUz70?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 19
Fat Burning Cardio & Upper Body https://youtu.be/w-5VTmZYDko

Day 20
HIIT Cardio & Abs https://youtu.be/NugcsykcpCg?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 21
Strength & Yoga https://youtu.be/NzJPbWWcWqs

Day 22
HITT, Butt & Thigh https://youtu.be/gnBXknF1-Ig?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 23
Latin Dance https://youtu.be/y9raJrc-X9k?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 24 (or repeat another strength workout)
Full Body Strength https://youtu.be/Z3EpAnRxPiQ?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z

Day 25
30 minute walk

Day 26
Stretch https://youtu.be/P8DOZRtIIEQ
Abs & Obliques https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1919eTCoESo

Day 27
Booty Shaking Waste Workout https://youtu.be/r_J8btnIEKQ?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Fat Burning Cardio https://youtu.be/lOZDN1UnZ9U
Boxer Babe Workout https://youtu.be/i85WUbYQSbI

Day 28
Upper Body Workout https://youtu.be/MSMc7wwMLyY?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Quick Cardio https://youtu.be/X1TuhAn6C-g

Day 29
30 minute walk/jog

Day 30
HIIT https://youtu.be/BS7XkoGmhXQ?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 31
Latin Soca Dance https://youtu.be/OI55TKGinLQ?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 32
Kickboxing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsQTDLeqTJo&index=22&list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 33
Abs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBiWl_4fbzk
Stretch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN3sHkni1gI

Day 34
Upper Body https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSMc7wwMLyY
Cardio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVkf1nLbdLs&list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z&index=48

Day 35
Boot Camp w/ Jeanette Jenkins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpZL-Iuij2s&list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z&index=34
Booty Boot Camp w/Jeanette Jenkins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gITa5wSKhXo&list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z&index=35

Day 36
30 minute walk/jog

Day 37
Jillian Michaels Banish Fat https://youtu.be/FTT4W8ygJ7w?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z

Day 38
Persian Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wul79m1BKY

Day 39
Fat Burning Cardio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcN37TxBE_s&index=50&list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z

Day 40
Latin Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9raJrc-X9k&list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5&index=2



Monday, March 9, 2015

Weight Loss Prayers

This year for the lent season, I decided to spend more time in prayer and personal study with God. I admit that I've allowed life and social media (help me Lord) to get in the way of my priorities. Since I started my weight loss journey in 2014, I've learned that consistency is key. Anything, and I mean anything can throw you off course...only if you let it. The second half of 2014 was a bit tough for me. Losing my grandfather hit me hard and I had to readjust to life without Gramps here on earth. I stopped working out, my eating fell completely off and my weight went up and down. I know my body very well, and I can always feel when I'm gaining weight.
Me and my Gramps! 


I knew that 2015 had to be better for me. I can't have a great quality of life if my relationship with God and my health aren't in order. It's easier for me to make drastic challenges, so, I challenged myself to workout for 40 days straight while increasing my prayer and study time with God. Along with that, I've decided not to eat out, unless it's my last resort. I've already eaten out 2 days, but that's better than 3-4 times a week. Yep, it seems like a lot, but I get the best results when I make drastic changes and goals that sometimes seem unrealistic. Oh, but this goal is reachable. I'm on day 18 and I feel pretty good. I love prayer and quiet time everyday, and my body thoroughly enjoys working out.

Day 2 of my 40 day workout challenge.
Excuse my room! I was purging! 
During my quiet time, I started writing prayers for weight loss and healthy living. Prayer is the foundation of everything that I do, however action is definitely required on my end for weight loss. One morning I prayed, "Lord, you have blessed me with this body and I haven't always treated it the way I should. Help me to remember that you created me and that I'm responsible for maintaining your temple. Put holy and healthy desires in me so that I can live a Kingdom quality of life. In Jesus name, amen." Whew, that's powerful! A Kingdom quality of life! That's the life that I'm going for and I'm already experiencing it. Miracles have taken place. Business is growing and I can hear God through the clutter that sometimes clogs my spiritual ears.

I've got 22 days left and I can't wait to share my results, not only physically, but also spiritually. If you're wanting to change your life and feel as though you're out of touch with God and your health, I invite you to join in with me. If you can't commit to 40 days of working out (yea that's a lot...I know) at least commit to prayer and study time with God. It'll change your life, your mind and eventually everything else will fall into place. Stay tuned for my results!


Monday, February 9, 2015

My workouts February 9-13, 2015


I'm feeling like a little Turbo Jam this week. I need to kick my healthy lifestyle back up, so I figured I'd hit the ground running! Check out my workouts below and feel free to join in!