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I completed the EA Sports Active for the Wii 30 Day Challenge! Now, yes it took me longer than the actual 30 days (about 38 to be exact) but that is beside the point! I made it thru to the end with very little collateral damage. Today was the very last day in the 30 Day Challenge, but not the last day of working out for me. I still have a very long way to go. I might revisit this challenge again in the near future and actually try to complete it in the 30 days. (No promises)

We mixed in just about all of the exercises that I have ever done during the course of this challenge today, giving me an overall body workout (Lawd, have mercy it did!) The focus today was my form, I can’t say I have that down pact yet, but I gave it my best shot!


Workout 20 out of 20 (Oh Yeah!)

Calories Burned: 173.7

Workout Time: 20:37

Exercises Completed: 17 out of 17

Today’s Exercises

Dance Fast 1 ( We warmed up with the standard side to side, up and down arm movements and the exciting SHOPPING CART!)


Jump Squats

Alternating High Knee Reverse Lunges

Shooting & Passing (Basketball)

Bent Over Rows with Triceps Kickbacks

Bicep Curls with Shoulder Presses

Serve, Bump, Set & Block (Volleyball, I still can’t set to save my life….bygones)

Squats with Calf Raises

Alternating Lunges

Run (Medium)

Jump Lunges

Alternating Side Lunges with Toe Touches

Side to Side Jumps

Front Shoulder Raises

Lateral Shoulder Raises

Dance Fast 3 (We cooled down with the those same fun-loving side to side, up and down arm movements and the LASSO! Oh Yeah Baby!)

So I am quite proud of myself for actually completing the 30 Day Challenge, even if it did take me 38 days. (Whatever, don’t judge me) It probably would have been a whole lot more effective if I actually followed the plan, and if I had not been sidetracked by life a lot. Next up is ZUMBA for the Wii! I found (well the husband found…thanks babe) the cd and I will be starting on Monday. Zumba for the Wii also has an exercise calendar you can follow to boost your weight loss. My goal is to workout it out Zumba style for the next 30 days!

Wish me luck y’all, Lawd knows I am gonna need it!


19 Down 1 to Go!

Todays workout isolated all of my upper body muscles. We did circuits that worked the biceps, triceps, shoulders and the back. In between the circuits we did sports drills. TRUTH: I was in no way, shape or form inspired to workout today. I am tired and annoyed by the fact that my kids refuse to sleep pass 2:30 am, and insist on making sure I am awake with them. (Got to love the babies…..sigh)


Workout: 19 out of 20

Workout Time: 16:15

Exercises Completed: 16 out of 16

Today’s Exercises

Walk & Run (Medium)

Standing twists (2x)

Alternating Shoulder Presses

Bent over rows (2x)

Alternating Bicep Curls (2x)

Targets & Heavy Bags (Right/Left Jab, Left/Right Cross, Heavy Bags)

Upright Rows

Alternating Triceps Kickbacks (2x)

Back, Front & Mid Court (Tennis, missed nearly every ball)

Alternating Standing Knee Crunches

Alternating Cross Knee Punches

Run, Walk (Medium)

One more day, tomorrow has got to be better!


(P.S. This was actually written yesterday, but my son hijacked the computer last night and would not let me get near, because he was watching Dora the Explorer!)

Down But Not Out!

I have been down lately, really down. Which means I have not been motivated to workout at all! Today, I am better, but not quite where I need to be, but I knew I needed to get back on the horse and workout or it would really be over for me.

The workout today focused on the upper body. They were trying to give my legs a break from all the lunges and squats I did during the last workout. Turns out that was completely unnecessary since I have not worked out since Tuesday. (I know, I know….Bad JJ) Emphasis was placed on my arms and shoulders. I also used my hips and got a little workout on my waist during the baseball and tennis exercises.


Workout: 15 out of 20

Calories Burned: 122.9

Workout Time: 14:37

Exercises Completed: 17 out of 17

Today’s Exercises

Alternating Standing Knee Crunches

Alternating Side Lunges with Toe Touches (2x)

Alternating Reverse High Knee Lunges (2x – I did really good on these my lunges are getting deeper…they don’t hurt any less but they are getting better)

Alternating Cross Knee Punches (2x)

Targets & Heavy Bag (Right/Left Jab, Right/Left Cross, Heavy Bag)

Bent Over Rows (2x)

Lateral Shoulder Raises (2x)

Front Shoulder Raises (2x)

Pitch, Catch & Bat (Baseball, I usually do really well on this exercise, today I missed EVERYTHING!)

Back Court, Front Court (Tennis)

Run, Walk (Long – I have said it before, and I will continue to say it until somebody hears me RUNNING IS NOT A COOL DOWN!)

Because I have been such a HUGE slacker this week, I followed up my 20 Day Challenge workout with a workout from FIT TV on Xfinity. There was not a lot of cardio in my first work out, so I went with Cardio Hip Hop with Kendra Kemerley (I swear this chick looks just like Macy of off MTV’s Teen Mom). She called this a feel good workout that combined hip hop moves  with an easy to follow choreographed routine. Easy to follow not so much (I am not as young as I used to be). It did get my heart rate up and worked out my mid section (my biggest trouble spot) and worked my legs as well.

See you next time!


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