Working Out Week 8 of 2014
February 22, 2014
This is the end of week 8 of 2014 and week 7 of the P90X3 program for me. I am now more than halfway through the 90 days of workouts. It has really gone by pretty fast.
This past week was the same workout schedule as the past 2 weeks. I had to go a little easy at the beginning of this past week since my left knee started bothering me on Sunday. I think I twisted it somehow during the CVX workout last Saturday. Thankfully it feels better today. I did CVX this morning but I did not push quite as hard on some of the pivot and twisting moves while using the weight.
On Tuesday was the Warrior workout. I like this one – not as well as some of the others but it is an awesome total body workout. I had to be careful with some parts of it and the jumping since my knee was really feeling it that day.
Wednesday was Yoga day and I was really looking forward to that workout. I thought it would help my knee feel better and I believe it did. This gave it a break from the high intensity and provided some extra stretching. I love yoga anyhow and this yoga workout has quickly become one of my favorite yoga workouts. I think my cat really likes it too because he was around for most of this session.
I finally got around to embroidering a new workout T-shirt. In some of the workouts Tony mentions that “Aging is for Idiots” I decided I wanted that on a workout shirt. I also wanted to put something on the back so I embroidered “Stay Fit Stay Young” across the back. Below is me wearing the shirt after the MMX workout on Thursday – the dark dots are sweat on the shirt.
The photo below shows a close up of the embroidery:
This week will be week 8 of P90X3. It is the transition week so not quite as intense as the past 3 weeks – it still is not easy but I really enjoy doing Isometrixs (one of my favorites), Dynamix and the Pilates workouts. We will still do Yoga, too.
I will also be starting in a new fitness group this week with my husbands work. It is called the Power of Vitality challenge. I am still in my facebook fitness group, too. I think being in a group really motivates you to exercise and stay accountable.
I hope everyone had a great week of working out. Click on Leave a Reply and let me know what workouts you are currently doing and how they are going.
Have a great weekend!
Sewing Fleece Tops
January 21, 2014
Sewing is something I love to do. I have been sewing since I was in 7th grade. I love to create things with fabric and I make a lot of my own clothing.
Some of my favorite patterns to use are Kwik Sew patterns. They are a little more expensive than other brands but they are written very well and they always fit good, at least for me.
This Kwik Sew pattern is one of my favorites and very, very easy to make. The pattern is #2992 and there are three different versions of this top. All three have the same general look but the necklines can be varied. You can choose to sew a tradition round neckline , which is in the above photo, a boat neckline or a funnel neck. So far I have only made the round and the funnel neck and not the boat neck top. The pattern recommends using polar fleece, berber fleece, or heavy fleece to make this top. All of mine are made using anti-pill polar fleece.
The turquoise top (above) is one I made several years ago and still love to wear. I used my embroidery machine to embroidery a design on the lower front and back sides and on the sleeves.
This top has a dolman sleeve so there is no separate sleeve to sew in. This makes sewing go a lot faster – especially if you have a serger.
The light blue top above is the funnel neckline. I made this one a couple of years ago – it is hard to see the neck well since I have a scarf on. I like to wear this top on cold days because it keeps your neck warm, especially with the added scarf layer.
The navy blue top above is the one I recently made. I also embroidered a pretty cross and angel design on the front of this one. Since these tops are sort of basic I like to add my own embroidery designs to them.
Currently I have another pair of leggings cut out to sew and a knit cardigan jacket. I am hoping to get those finished before February. What sewing projects are you currently working on? Click on Leave a Reply and let me know.
Have a great day!
Workout – Week 3 of Focus T-25 Challenge
August 17, 2013
I have made it through the third week of Focus T-25 for my challenge group. The workouts are still challenging, especially Total Body Circuit, but I can tell I am getting stronger and more fit. This past week of the schedule we did Total Body Circuit twice – on Monday then again on Friday. That one is still the hardest on in the Alpha round for me. I think it is because of all the push ups.
Here are some of the photos from my past week:
The end of the week my one son got up early for a couple of days and watched me do the workouts. He asked me one day why was I making that noise when I breathed. I told him to do the workout with me and he would be making the noise, too. These workouts really get your heart pumping and you have to breathe (exhale) to get through much of the workout. These workouts are 25 minutes of pure cardio and sweat – I am loving it! Also, in the above photo I embroidered a shirt to workout in – I put the phrase on it “Focus to be Fit T-25”
I also made another new smoothie- protein drink this week. This one has kale which is very good for you and some berries and Acai juice in it. Below is a photo and the recipe for the drink if you want to try it. The Acai juice is suppose to be good for beauty and metabolism, too.
Today, Saturday, is a non workout day but I chose to do Core Speed again like I did last Saturday. This is the bonus dvd that comes with the set. This workout is very fast paced and you are burning tons of calories and sweating the whole time. There are one handed burpees in this workout that you do multiple times throughout the 25 minutes.
Next week will be week 4 of the 10 week challenge. I am ready for it!
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