Les Mills Pump Week 1 Review

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Week 1 Review
Restarting the Les Mills Pump program this week I feel much stronger about completing the workouts and I am able to enjoy knowing the moves and exercises already.  This program has days where you need to incorporate walking as part of your exercising, but I have decided to complete other workouts on those days. I am once again committing to the 90 Day schedule.
 
The following programs are included in the Week 1 schedule:
Pump Challenge: This is the introductory type workout that shows you proper technique for other workouts. The segments are broken down into 3-4 minute intervals and focus on certain muscle groups in each segment. The segments include: squats, chest and triceps, chest and back, lunges, and shoulders. Each segment talks about what weight size to choose and proper technique for holding the bar. I found that on the squats and lunges I had better technique and form not using weights for now and also a better workout too. Overall this disc is very helpful in setting up success for future workouts. The workout is 25 minutes long, but breaks are taken in between segments so actual length is closer to 20 minutes.
Flow: This workout is used to help you recover from the strength training days and is 20 minutes long. The workout consists of 4 segments: Sun salutation, warrior poses, and two segment of stretching including lotus, swan, cobbler, and side arm twists. I enjoyed this workout because it helps stretch out your sore muscles from the other days of workouts. Also, who doesn’t enjoy yoga!
Hard Core Abs: This workout includes 3 segments and is approximately 15 minutes long. The segments include crunches, leg extensions, planks, hovers with leg lifts, and side plank with crunches. This workout starts out slow, but by the end I was feeling these! I know I will be sore tomorrow!
For the 45 minute walking sections I did 30 minutes of TurboFire and Les Mills Combat. It fit into my schedule better and also I felt that these workouts were more intense I burned more calories.
Overall, I really enjoyed the first week of workouts and I like that I broke up the days with other workouts.

Les Mills Pump and 21 Day Fix Meal plans

Hello again! I am happy to be back posting. It has been a long couple months as far as taking care of our son and weaning, but I am ready to focus on myself.

I will restart Les Mills Pump Week 1 today and I am also doing the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan. I decided to do a meal plan outside of Les Mills so I have a little more structure and easier planning now that I have more time in the morning.

Posts I will share this week:

Les Mills Pump Review of Week 1
21 Day Fix information and a review of containers
21 Day Fix Weekly Meals and Recipes

Stay Tuned!

Update 8/26/15- I will have my 21 Day Fix and Fix Extreme reviews up at the beginning of next week, Thanks for checking out my blog!

New posts starting Monday!

 Hello again everyone. I shall return Monday 3/2 with more posts. Until then, enjoy these kittens providing some awesome remixes. 🙂

Updates

Hello fellow bloggers and blog readers. I have some updates since the end of  November and the beginning of December.  I started Les Mills Pump and it was going extremely well!! I was only 10 days in and I was seeing amazing results. But, I am still nursing and my supply dropped to nothing so I unfortunately had to stop for now. We have struggled quite a bit since our son was born with nursing so I don’t want to see my goals lost here so close to the end.

I returned to light workouts since I only have 35 days until I stop nursing. I really want to be in shape but I want to meet my goals of nursing our son even more. I am so close so until then I will post about other topics and I will return to Les Mills Pump at the end of January. It really is a great program for getting in shape and I think it will help me get to my first weight loss goals.

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Les Mills Pump Week 1

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 WEEK 1

Greetings and I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. It was enjoyable to seeing our son enjoy Turkey and vegetables for the first time. I tried not to overindulge on holiday treats but, I still feel the need to get back on a 30 to 60 day program and not let the holidays start old habits in unhealthy eating.

So, I was pretty excited to see my Les Mills Pump workout kit had arrived when I got home yesterday. I decided since it was Monday December 1st I would get my barbell put together and workout to the first program. I am going to commit to 60 Days for this program because it will be a new series and it will be fresh and new for me.

The kit I received includes 7 workouts, 2 each of 5 and 10 pound barbell weights, padded barbell, two clips, and the nutrition guide.

The barbell and weights were easy to assemble and are a good quality padded barbell.

The first workout is an introductory workout and is only 20 minutes long. But, it is not short on quality. I must say I had to take a break on two exercises and did not complete the full repetitions and that made me feel pretty good that this series will be challenging.  The workout goes through squats, chest, shoulders, and arm exercises. They teach you the correct way to row and pickup and put down the barbell.

Today was a rest day but I actually felt pretty good so I decided to complete a pilates workout today.

I have taken my before measurements and I will post those shortly. This Pump series should help provide strength that I need in my arms and back. I look forward to posting my full review as we go along.