240. CoreFusion Challenge: 7 Things in 7 Days

Today marks the end of the first week of my CoreFusion challenge.  I’ve stuck with my challenge so far, and I’m still really excited about it.  So here are 7 things I’ve learned in 7 days.

  1. I love CoreFusion.  Seriously, if I had discovered CoreFusion a year ago, I probably have Michelle Obama arms and an ass you could bounce a quarter off of by now!  It kicks my butt without making me feel like I’ve just had my butt kicked.
  2. I am really weak.  I joke about how I have the upper body strength of a toddler, but in this first week it’s become abundantly clear just how little strength I have.  The first time I did the arms segment, my triceps were sore and I didn’t even use weights!  I’ve since moved up to cans of veggies.  This week I might manage some 2 pound weights.
  3. Finding a form of strength training you love is key to actually doing it.  For two years now “strength train more” has been one of my goals.  This is the first time I’ve ever been successful.  Maybe it’s because I don’t feel like I’m doing strength training at all until my thighs are still shaking when I climb the stairs to the el at 4:30 in the evening.
  4. I love CoreFusion. Oh wait, I used that one already.  Seriously though.  I’ve found myself craving my next workout.  Wednesday, while I was enjoying my snow day, I did the whole 50 minute body sculpt video just because.  I missed yesterday’s workout because of cooking, grocery shopping and Super Bowl partying, and I’m actually looking forward to doubling up on my workout this evening.  Who am I?!
  5. If you’re doing CoreFusion with a kitten in the house, tie your hair back; otherwise, the kitten will start swatting at it and mange to claw the inside of your nostril in the process.  No, really, this happened, and it hurt.
  6. I feel much tighter and skinnier with every CoreFusion session I do.  I haven’t lost a single pound and my clothes still fit the same, but I feel like I’m already being transformed.  I also pay a lot more attention to my posture.  Posture is really stressed in every segment, and I find myself paying more attention to my posture throughout the day.  Yes, I think these two things are directly related.
  7. Even if you think you’re not working your muscles, you are.  During the abs segment of the Pilates Plus DVD, I was sure I was screwing up and not actually working my abs at all.  The two days of soreness that followed promise me I was wrong.  Even just maintaining the positions with the tiniest bit of movement was enough to make me feel it later.

I’ll update again next week with my progress.  My goal is to do twenty minutes a day at least three days this week.  I want to do the upper body, thighs, and glutes segments from both the Pilates Plus and the Body Scuplt DVDs.

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