On Monday night, after over a year of owning the Powersculpt DVD, I finally did the entire video. Start to finish – no stopping, skipping moves, or taking it easy.
The Powersculpt series is set up for a 6-week training program; do the exercises at least every other day for 6 weeks, adding sections (total = 3) as you get stronger. The main difference with my attempt this time (vs my previous workouts) was adding Bob’s section at the end (for “weeks 5-6”). Usually after stopping with Kim (“weeks 3-4”) my legs scream at me for two days, minimum, and I’m walking funny while my quads, glutes and hamstrings try to figure out what I did to them.
Being ambitious with Bob on Monday night still has me hobbling around, squatting slowly to sit, wincing every time I cough (Hello, abs!), and wondering….Why didn’t I do this sooner?! The whole point of these workouts is to challenge yourself, right? Yes. In Kim’s words:
Do NOT give up. Don’t you dare give up. Challenge yourself to make changes!
I have no reason not to. So, I’m IN.
Strength Train for 30 (ST30)
Summer is approaching, I have no race on the agenda for now (which may or may not be driving me a little crazy, we’ll get to that), and I’ve said “I should do more strength training” more times than I care to count. So, it’s time to actually DO IT.
What defines “strength training” for each day?
For the purposes of this challenge, I’ll define ST as such:
- A DVD workout (Powersculpt, 30 day shred, etc)
- Morning Push-ups
- Core (Abs) routine
- Gym routine (e.g. free weights, machines, “Body Pump” class, etc)
You can do one, or all, of the above to count as your ST for the day. How far you decide to push it is entirely up to you, but just remember the original goal – Challenge Yourself.
So, the real question – WILL YOU JOIN ME?