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My current workout program

Ow. Ow. OW!

This is me, each time I stand up from a sitting position. My butt is so sore, you guys. As always, though, it’s a good kind of sore because it means that I’m doing some really great leg workouts.

My sore muscles are due to a new program I started on Monday called 4 Weeks of The Prep.

Amoila Cesar is the trainer of the program and this is my first time doing one of his programs and I can honestly say that he has quickly become one of my favorites. He is extremely motivating and funny and he is totally kicking my ass!

We started out the week with a Push workout, which is an upper body workout. So many pushups, burpees, planks and a move called a push press which I’m STILL feeling today, two days later. Yesterday we did a leg workout and my glutes are so sore that it hurts to sit. And walk. And stand. The workouts are around 30 minutes and you need light, medium, and heavy weights, along with resistance loops and slides. A mat for floor exercises is helpful as well. Oh, and if you’re offended by graphic language, you’ll want to do the “clean” version of the program because Amoila loves to cuss. I also love to cuss, so I prefer the “explicit” version.

So far I’m loving this program. I’m doing moves that are challenging, but not impossible and like all other Beachbody programs, there is a modifier to follow if the moves get too hard or you get too tired. There are five workouts per week, with one rest day and one recovery workout day.

Today was a rest day, so I decided to try the sample workout of a new program coming out by another of Beachbody’s popular super trainers, Shaun T. The program incorporates dance and resistance training, and Shaun T even slips in a little bit of his Insanity program moves. It was a lot of fun and this is a perfect program for those who are new to fitness or just want something fun and high-energy. There are no movements in this program that require you to get down on the floor, so no pushups, planks, burpees, or ab crunches! Here is a bit of a preview of the program:

Let’s Get Up!

If you want a link to the sample workout, just let me know in the comments and I’m happy to send it along.

Regardless of what kind of workouts you’re doing, I hope you’re slaying them! Consistency is key. Results won’t come if you’re only working out once in a while. Results won’t come if you’re cruising through the workouts. Show up for every workout and push yourself harder than what you think you can do because chances are, you’re capable of doing so much more than what that voice in your head is telling you. I believe in you and I promise you it’s worth all of the sweat and tired, sore muscles.

May your glass always be full,

Tammy

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