Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wedding Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!

First of all, I have a question for the blog world: how do I retroactively ensure that my Pinterest pins show up on posts? The ones that I posted by the previous (easy) method no longer show up. (For example, this post.) Do I have to update ALL of those posts with the new html codes on Pinterest or is there a shortcut somehow? Please help! The empty images make me sad!

Now on to this week's topic: working out!

Since my CrossFit coupon expired I have been thinking about other ways to get into bridal shape. While I did enjoy CrossFit, there is no way I could justify a membership. So expensive! I have a LivingSocial deal for LA Boxing that I'm starting next week for a month and I run on occasion (to "train" for the Soldier Field 10-miler this Saturday!). Until the day comes where I can consistently afford a trainer or the expensive gym membership across the street from home, though, I have to keep buying these coupons and find other workout variations to get to my best shape for the big day.

If you're curious, here's my current routine: workout 5 days a week. 
That's it! 
I mix it up depending on the week (and the coupon).

Last night my co-worker and I had an amazing workout thanks to Christina's WOD (workout of the day) that she posted on her blog. It was killer! Since we're training for the race and since we don't have jump ropes, we subbed the jumping rope warm-up for a 1-mile run before the circuits, completed 3 1/2 circuits, and ran 1 mile afterward (aka the hardest/slowest mile of my life!)

Going with that same WOD mindset, I picked two from my Pinterest Motivation board for this morning's WOD.

I did this one three times:

...followed by two rounds of this ab workout:

These were both pretty tough and lasted about 35 minutes together. I also know of other WOD websites to keep variety in routines that I will definitely peruse those daily. While I loooove P90X and had amazing results from it, it gets boring after a while, you know? My co-workers and I do Insanity workouts once a week usually, too. Those are THE WORST. But in a good way :)

So, fellow workout buds, how did you reach your goal or how are you working to achieve it? While I workout 5 days a week, my goal is to look like I workout 5 days a week, know what I mean. No, I don't want to be skinny - it's not in me to be skinny. I just want to feel (and look) toned and strong. I only have about 11 months to accomplish this!

Help a chubby girl out and share your secrets, please!


YFG said...

Mary, have you ever tried the Advocare line of products? I recently did the 24 Day Challenge when I broke my hand and couldn't do any of my normal workouts (Pure Barre, Crossfit, running/jogging) so that I wouldn't gain wait. I love the products (especially the Spark) and it really reset my eating habits which helped me drop weight in a healthy way! Email me if you're interested in more info or check out my blog for a link!

Caitlin C. said...

These are awesome ideas!! I love Christina's WODs!