Saturday, September 6, 2014

Day 4 of the 14 Day Challenge: The Ultimate Workouts for Weight Loss!

Day 4 of this 14 day workout plan!

Today was my first day doing workouts from Jessica Smith's Barre Fitness DVD (affiliate links included wherever possible) included in the The Ultimate Workouts for Weight Loss: 4-DVD Collection.



I have a love/hate relationship with barre workouts. I love them because I think they will give me the strength and toning results I want; but I also hate them, mainly because of one really intense lower body barre workout I did last year that afterwards, made me walk around like I had just run a marathon. So I cautiously did these, and surprise! I can still walk. :) In fact, I feel better than I did yesterday.

Today's workout included the Cardio Ballet Segment and the Floor Barre. I really enjoyed the Cardio Ballet segment! I was able to follow the moves fairly closely, and I loved that it was just 20 minutes.

The Floor Barre segment was good, but not my favorite. I think it was because I didn't realize that I needed a small ball to do the workout. Jessica said you could substitute a pillow, but it just wasn't the same. I also am aware that I don't like DVD or online workouts where I am supposed to not be looking at the TV because of the move I am doing. It's frustrating at first as I learn the routine. Jessica does a good job of setting up the move and giving the cue for it. So I am pointing out something that really can't be changed, but I'm sure a lot of people can identify with that.

Tomorrow is another workout from the 10 Pounds Down: Cardio Abs DVD. It's a little shorter, but from the description, I don't think it's going to be any easier!

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