Monday, 31 July 2017

Your Daily Exercise Motivation: Day 46

Open Training 

The pros and cons

So I decided very last minute that I would go to open training for aerial silk.

My friend couldn't come so it was just me.

I do love open training. I can do a trick 17 times and not succeed and nobody cares. Nobody laughs and really nobody even looks. Yet its my time to practice what I have learnt in class and try to remember the steps involved and making it look pretty. Also it helps when I go back to class and say, I had trouble doing this part can you tell me what I'm doing wrong?

In addition, I was feeling a light soreness from aerial silk two nights earlier and to be honest, going in the morning means I can be pretty tired for the rest of the day. But I spent the evening watching aerial silk inspired videos and I just wanted to get back into it.

So I went.

The outcome

And it felt great. I had some not successful moments but I would try again and I had some really nice elements and I even practiced some tricks that used to make me hyperventilate just watching my friend do it (I did it close to the ground) but still it renewed my confidence in those tricks I haven't had a chance to perfect and others I am only just learning and others that I need to get moving on.

Plus it gives me extra fitness. Extra exercise and strength that I can build and push my body to get used to.

The result, I felt great. I video tapped the session and I had practiced everything I wanted to and more. I even did things that I never have confidence to do for myself in class and I did it all by myself. Sometimes if we really want something we need more time to practice and we need to renew our confidence in ourselves that there is nothing to worry about, I've got this!

Want to see one of the many tricks:

Monday, 17 July 2017

Watch our first aerial silk performance here

Did someone say aerial silk performance?

Last night my friend and I performed in our first ever aerial silk performance.

We have only been learning aerial silk for 16 weeks.

It was awesome to have our family and friends watching and supporting our very first performance!

A duet no less.

I feel we rocked it!

A big thanks to my friend Eliza, who has been on the same journey, encouraging me every step of the way and challenging me to literally greater heights and obviously our trainer Darrin, who choreographed the routine and helped us make it happen and watched it over and over prior to the performance!

Watch it now:

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Your daily exercise motivation: Day 45

So if you read my last blog post, you would have hopefully not just witnessed but also undertook the 10 minute leg exercises to combat upper thigh and butt cellulite.

I did say in the post I was going to do this exercise every day for two weeks. I also said how it didn't give me much pain. Well guess what!?

The next day, I could barely walk and trying to sit down was a huge effort in pain. I ended up doing some light stretching in pain in the afternoon.

The day after, I was attending aerial silk training, which I was praying that my legs would help me out and not kill me in pain further. As they say mix up the exercises to allow the legs to recover, so work on the arms, not to just rest and do nothing.

I did have to do more stretching and my own normal stretches were pretty painful but after a two hours workout, my legs felt pretty good and thankfully the following day the pain was gone.

I was keen to do the exercise again, (if you ever need a motivator go shopping for bike pants) but I have our aerial silk performance this week, so I decided its in my best interest to forego this exercise until Saturday. I can't wait to do it.

Watch the killer exercise video here:

Actually, don't just watch it, do it.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Your Daily Exercise Motivation: Day 44

10 Minute Cellulite Removal Workout How To Get Rid of Cellulite and Lose Thigh Fat in 2 Weeks

The heading says it all, right!

So in two weeks the aim of this is to get rid of cellulite. So who is up for the challenge to test this out?

I am in need to get rid of my cellulite and I am ready to start now.

So I did. Today, I found this video and did it. It's pretty cool and ten minutes flew in time. Immediately afterwards, my legs gave that nice pain. But about thirty minutes later, I thought I don't think this will work, I feel nothing ... but then, about an hour or two later, the nice soft pain that comes after exercise rebuilt.

My aim is to do this at least once a day for the next two weeks.

Who is with me!?

Monday, 3 July 2017

Your weekly body love workout

Okay, so now I am into my second 8 week term of aerial silk, I want to continue to focus on the areas that I discuss in these blogs, such as upper body strength, stamina, flexibility etc.

However, now what I also want to focus on during the week is a tighter stomach and work on my upper thighs and butt.

Basically, nearly every woman's favourite areas to workout.

So I need a new plan and I know one that works but like all good things, it takes regularity and time to see results.

So like many women, I am going to take my before pic and then take a 3 month, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months pic. (I'm not going to share these with you though.)

So whats my trusted plan?

Well, in my teenage years I had an incredible body. A four pack and flat stomach, tight muscles and we'll a great tan. Don't get me wrong, I love my body now. Love it.

However, it doesn't mean I can't work on it to make it even better.

So what did I used to do?

I have always had a small bum right. But I did this bum exercise every day and in 3-6 months I could notice the difference. It was tighter! 

Every morning before school,I would spend 30 minutes on exercises. 
Included 100 x bum lifts.
200-500 x crunches 
Among other things, like flexibility etc.

In the afternoon,I generally did some dancing or would put on an exercise DVD for an hour once a week. Plus once a week,I would walk home from school.

I started last night. I did 35 minutes of dance, plus 100 crunches. The crunches really started to burn after 70. And it felt good. 

So are you ready to go on my next journey to not just be fit but also look good?

Let's do this.
First things first. Take that photo.