Wednesday, January 19, 2011

90 days to better fitness Day 2.

So I let the devil fool me into thinking that I could do 60mins of Total Body Blast (I think it's called) by Chalene, it is a part of her turbo jam series. Before I got the dvd, I read a lot of reviews and everyone was talking about how difficult the workout was and how they barely can get through it. As I stated in my last posts, I am trying to push myself beyond what I normally did as far as exercise is concerned and I thought this was the perfect workout to do just that. 

Before I get into how I did, I am going to tell you a little bit more about the work out. It uses one of those big inflatable balls to help work you out. For the most part the workout moves are focused on toning but there is a cardio aspect involved as well. I thought the ball would make working out a bit easier cause you know I would be sitting some times and what is more comfortable than sitting? Oh boy was I wrong. I am still sore from that work out. I was able to keep up really well for the first 15mins then everything went down hill from there. My body was aching so much, it was hard to balance on that ball and do crunches! Because not only are you lifting your body you have to freaking balance on that dumb ball! Long story short I was only able to do about 24mins of the 60mins. I was fine with that because the next time I do the workout (maybe next week) I will try to do at least 30mins of it. I think I may have pushed myself a little bit to hard on this one though because I felt nauseous for a long time after I stopped working out. I don't know the reason for it, because I had just eaten about an hr before started exercising and I also had some water on hand. I can tell that that dvd is good for toning because for the first time since high school my arms and abs are sore. 

Later, I decided to do Leslie Sansone 5mile Fat burning walk. It was about 11pm when I started. I have to say I did less complaining than I did the night before. Firstly, I already had an idea of what to expect. Secondly I had successfully done 4miles the night before so I could at least finish that and I did. The last mile I had to really push through but I got it done. 

So with that, day 2 was complete. 

One more point, question, comment: Does anyone else get itchy when they sweat a  lot? My skin starts itching and I get I guess I can call them hives on my legs. At first I thought maybe it was a mosquito or something but I haven't seen a mosquito in months and I know for sure we don't have fleas or bedbugs or anything like that. So I just want to know if anyone else experiences this. I have come to the conclusion that my body is just full of toxins and ish so thats why my skin is itchy when I sweat. Some time in the coming months I want to do a 7 Day cleanse/detox. But that will probably be after my 90days to better fitness. 


  1. You know what I think that you should congratulate yourself for pushing as much as possible. Like you said the next time you are going to do more of the video.

    How does a walking video work? I have never done one?

    I get itchy when I am done working out and the sweat has tried.

    I wish you all the best this week and I know that you are going to do a bang up job!

  2. I know exactly what you mean with the itchy legs. My legs used to get really itchy when I lived in Jamaica and would walk really fast... really random but it doesn't happen at all in the winter here and only rarely in the summer.

    Not finishing a workout can be a good thing because you can use it to measure your progress. Good job on pushing yourself another day!

  3. I am so happy that I am not the only one! I seriously thought I was an odd ball.

  4. You're doing great, I need a challenge like this, cant wait to see what you accomplish!

  5. Yes I get itchy occasionally, usually after I have put a different lotion on after showering the previous night. My sweat with the strange lotion doesn't sit well sometimes...

    Polar's Mom