Oct 11, 2016

Making the Cut: 30 Day Core

So awhile ago I wrote a Making the Cut about our first month of Body Revolution. And if you are waiting for month two then you will be waiting awhile. We ended up not continuing with that program. To be honest, we struggled through Body Revolution. I know it's a great program because I have done it before but we just couldn't find the motivation to actually do it every day. So we stopped and took a step back.

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We decided to change our program to Moms Into Fitness: 30 Day Core. We did get some good laughs about all the moms and the comments about how you should be doing this workout to be a better mom each day. And of course all the talk about pregnancy and those muscles necessary to carry and deliver a baby. Rob may not have been able to relate to that stuff but that doesn't mean it wasn't a good workout for both of us. I have done Moms Into Fitness before and I loved loved loved it, so I was excited to try this program.

Basically the program is a month long and you follow a schedule with a combination of cardio, whole body strengthen and toning, and of course core. You weigh and measure yourself at a couple different points as well. We didn't take any pictures which kind of upsets me but it is what it is and there's not much to do about that now.

I didn't really have any grand plans of great weight and inches losses. Of course I had an idea of what I was looking for but I hadn't really set any goals of what I wanted by the end of this program. It was more just getting back to working out and feeling healthy again.

For the the first two weeks, we did the two different workouts during the week then on Fridays, throughout the entire month we did the same one.

We started the week pretty easy with Barefoot Core Focus. Or at least what I thought would be easy. I like to watch the programs before I actually do them so I'm not so clueless, trying to figure it out while I'm in the middle of it, and it honestly didn't seem so bad. But I was dead wrong. It was barefoot but it was hard. We worked core a lot, but we also worked upper and lower body. This one had a move that was a killer on my glutes. They were screaming the whole time but that was one of those push through it moments and feel proud of yourself after. All the moves were simple but they were extremely effective.

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The other workout we did during those first two weeks were Cardio Torch. And you guess it, it's cardio! This worked both anaerobic and aerobic which meant 3 minutes to start doing one minute of one move then moving to a minute and a half as fast as you can. During the minute and a half you do those same three moves you did during those three minutes for 30 seconds each as fast as you can. Then you get a 30 second break. It was definitely hard - especially the first couple of times we did it - but there was no jumping so that was a major bonus for me. I like this method because I could really push with the mindset of how much I had to go and knowing I would get a short break before pushing again.

The Fridays's workout was 360° Core & Flexibility. This was all core and it was super hard! There was no way to do this one without feeling it all over your core. The last eight minutes or so was just flexibility which felt awesome after a week of working out.

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The last two weeks had two new workouts, plus the usual Friday workout.

Cardio Core worked like Cardio Torch but was even harder. There was more planks and jumping. It was seriously hard and I never really got used to this one. I felt winded and exhausted every single time.

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The last workout was Shred which was all strength and no core loading at all. It alternated between upper and lower body with each move one minute each. Just as like she said in during this one, I was ready to move on to upper body when I was doing lower then ready to go back to lower when I was doing upper.

Overall this workout was good. I didn't lose as much weight or as many inches as I might have liked but I wasn't watching what I was eating so I was probably eating my way through my workout. But I felt good about doing it and getting started again. It has really been my jump start to exercising again and so I can be grateful for that. I am looking forward to coming back to this workout again. Although the results may not have been as much as I would have liked, I think I actually got more of it than I realized at the time. (And yes I am still exercising with a new program that I will be updating on soon!)


Comment below: What got you into exercising? What keeps you coming back? 

xo, B

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