Jul 19, 2017

Making the Cut: 30 Day Core

Another workout done! (Although I should say that technically I have been done with this one for some time now. Rob and I did this one together and finished this before going on vacation last week but since I took a blogging break and wanted to share our pictures from vacation I'm just now getting around to posting this. But still that first sentence applies - another workout done!) And just like with the previous one I have done this one before. You can read about the first time doing this one here. But the good news is that unlike the previous one I liked this one for the second time doing it.

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Barefoot Core Focus
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I think I forgot how hard this workout is. Since I always watch workouts before I actually do them, I had an idea of what all the moves were and they didn't seem that hard. But the thing about Moms Into Fitness is that they are hard but very simple. You aren't struggling to figure out what in the world you are supposed to be doing and getting your body into some crazy position but you are going to feel it!

This one has a warm up then 6 minutes of lower body, 6 minutes of upper body and you end with 6 minutes of core. And each are hard in their own ways. The lower body I struggled with because of my knee but I got through it and it's only going to make my knee stronger the more I push. The upper body was just stinkin' hard and all you use is your own body weight but nothing like pointing out to yourself how much you weigh until you are using it to workout. After the first time I did this workout I was definitely most sore in my upper body. Then the last 6 minutes of core are killer. My core was screaming at me the whole time but I was able to push through it. 

It just throws me off every time because it looks simple but boy is it hard!

Cardio Torch
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I love this workout because although I hate cardio as a rule, I like the way it is set up. You do three exercises a minute each then you have a minute and half of those same exercises (30 seconds each) where you go as hard and fast as you can then you get a break and you start another round and do the same thing. This cardio is a fairly low-impact which I'm definitely good with, but you definitely feel it and feel like you got a good workout by the end of it. 

I like doing the Moms Into Fitness workouts because I always feel like I got a really good workout and have something to really feel proud of in the end.

 Shred
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I knew this one was with weights and I was all set in my mind to do this with my 5 pound weights but once we got going I realized that definitely wasn't going to happen. This workout is a killer. Just like she says during this workout while I'm doing upper body I'm ready to move on to lower body and while doing the lower body I'm ready to go back to the upper body.

The hardest parts for me was definitely the work on my triceps and my glutes. There is all kinds of lunges and squats which is hard when it comes to my quad and my knee as I'm still working on getting my leg back. But it is definitely my glutes and triceps that feel it the most.

 Cardio Core
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This cardio move is a lot like the first cardio workout we did in the first two weeks where you do 3 minutes - one minute per move - then 30 seconds of those same exercises are as hard you can before you get a short break and back at it for another round. This one has the bonus of planks however and jumping - lots of jumping. So right there that makes it a heck of a lot harder.

Also at the end of this one there is additional core for a couple minutes that includes - you guessed it - planks! It really gets the abs burning because this cardio definitely uses a lot more core throughout. So it definitely kicks it up a notch from the cardio of the first two weeks.

360° Core & Flexibility
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This is all core and flexibility and it is a killer to get through. 30 minutes of core loading. It's definitely hard but once you survive it and you know that you are strengthening your core in the end, you definitely feel good about that. It's really hard and painful and you feel everything. It hurts to laugh or move after but I also always feel really good.

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I had actually forgotten how much I liked Moms Into Fitness workouts. Her moves are rarely complicated but you really feel it and sometimes struggle but you know you are truly getting something out of it. Once upon a time I wasn't sure how I felt about Moms Into Fitness (of course that was early pregnancy workouts too) but now I love love love her workouts. I love all the results I have gotten from her workouts and how I feel when I finish.

I also love how she advises you throughout the workouts to really listen to your body. If things are timed and you are done then that's okay and jump back in with the next move. Trust yourself and how you feel. This isn't just about being skinny, but about feeling good and being a better mom and being healthy.

So as you could probably guess, I enjoyed doing this workout for the last four weeks. I will admit that this workout was short two days but that's okay. I'm sure I will do this workout again sometime because I am always happy with the results and how I feel at the end of it. So if you are looking for one that is definitely hard but effective, this is a great one!

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