Do you ever check out my Weekly Workouts? Well if so, then you know that I was supposed to go to the gym on Tuesday. Well….yeah, that didn’t happen. Instead I decided to do a workout DVD from the comfort of my home
Have you ever done a Biggest Loser workout video? I have a few of them – I love how you can customize the workouts to suit your ability level, time needs, etc. So today I wanted to review The Biggest Loser Boot Camp Workout
Turns out you can pick it up for as little as $6 online, by the way.
So, okay – you get to select your workout. There are 3 levels plus a warm up and a cool down. I decided to do the warm-up (5 minutes), level 2 (15 min), level 3 (10 min), and the cool-down (5 minutes). In all, the workout was 35 minutes.
Very good and challenging workout. I love that there are REAL people doing the DVD behind Bob (the old Biggest Loser contestants!). It gives me motivation when I want to quit – “Well if SHE can do it, then I can too!!!” The one thing I would say is that Level 2 seemed, to me, more difficult than Level 3. They are supposed to be in order of difficulty (with Level 3 the most challenging), but Level 2 used hand weights and Level 3 only used resistance bands. I don’t know about anyone else, but I always find a workout more challenging with “real” weights as opposed to resistance bands. Also, the “warm-up” actually felt like a mini-workout in and of itself! By the time the warm-up was done I was already sweating! It definitely wasn’t your normal, “okay, now stretch, okay, now roll your head & shoulders, now the other way, etc” – so it felt like just jumping right into the workout. I liked it, but I could see how some people may want a little bit more of a warm-up with all the stretching, etc.
And, because I’ve been holding out on you in terms of my recent eats, I wanted to give you some recent photos. I swear it hasn’t been on purpose! One day I accidentally left my camera at school (DOH!) and then I’ve had other things to attend to – like my first giveaway!!! (You can still enter, see this post!)
One night hubbs’ made dinner so MEAT was on the menu! This is a filet mignon with a side of corn & some pasta.
The next day I had it as leftovers for lunch
with an amazing salad: it had blue cheese crumbles, bacon, crispy strips, and dried cranberries. I cut up the meat & ended up basically eating it with the salad (does anyone else love the blue cheese/red meat combo?) plus bonus – the meat was so juicy (even leftover!) that between it & the blue cheese crumbles, I didn’t even need salad dressing!
I’ve also been having lots of food at the desk lately.
Carrot sticks and peanut butter
still at work….
And of course there’s been breakfasts & Bonne Maman
English muffin: 1/2 with the white chocolate pb, 1/2 with dark chocolate pb. Both sides with some raspberry preservers
And green monsters. You know I love them! This one had a banana, almond milk, honey-flavored greek yogurt, a spoonfull of almond butter, and spinach with chia seeds sprinkled on top
In terms of snacks/treats, I’m not typically a huge coffee drinker, but I’ve been NEEDING it lately!
(pictured here with vanilla-flavored almond milk & a packet of truvia)
and of course, those jam thumb-print cookies
can’t go wrong!
I try to stay away from caffeine as much as possible….I find that I get “addicted” really easily. After maybe 6 days of drinking a single coffee a day, if I DON’T have coffee on that 7th day I’ll have a wicked-horrible headache & feel totally hung-over! I hate that feeling, so I try to avoid it……but sometimes I can’t deny the urge!!!
Do you ever battle caffeine addictions? What other battles are you waging in life right now?
pssst: don’t forget to enter my giveaway by Friday night!