Showing posts with label pop pilates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pop pilates. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Blogilates Beginner's Calendar 2.0: Review & Final Update

I've officially completed all 28 days of the Blogilates Beginner's Calendar and firstly, I have to say that I'm pretty damn proud of myself, because it was pretty difficult but I stuck with it until the end. And I had fun in the process!

So, how much of a difference does this calendar really make? Does it work? Here are my final thoughts.

This workout program really works, but you need to work at it too. If you're going to half ass the workouts, eat badly and skip days, you really won't see a huge difference. I really did my best to stick with it and work hard at it and I really have seen a difference.

The thing about Blogilates that I enjoyed is that you won't just see a difference in your body, you'll see a difference in your mindset and motivation as well. Physically, since I began the calendar, I lost 10 pounds and I feel so much stronger than I was before. My muscles, especially my legs are so much more defined than they used to be.

Cassey also throws in a lot of great advice to frame a healthy mindset as well. She especially stresses that it's completely fine to want to change your body and work for the best you, but it's not okay to hate your body. You need to love your body and it will love you back, and show you the results you want. That definitely resonated with me.

She also reminds you often that getting the body you want and reaching your goals wont be easy, and you need to work for it, but you'll get there, which definitely keeps you motivated to push yourself.

If you're considering doing this calendar, I highly recommend that you do. It will absolutely whip you into shape, and prepare you to be able to do the regular monthly calendars to the best of your abilities, but it'll also make you so much more motivated to work and to stick with your workout routines.

I'd also like to point out that just because it's called the Beginner calendar, doesn't mean that it's easy by any means. You will still be challenged and you will still work your butt off, but you'll also be doing the beginner videos, which offer a bit more guidance when it comes to proper form and how to execute the moves effectively.

Comment below if you've done the calendar, or are considering trying it! I'd love to hear what you guys think!


Monday, July 24, 2017

Blogilates Beginner's Calendar 2.0 Week 3 Update!

Hey everyone!
So I'm finished my 3rd week of the Blogilates Beginner's Calendar 2.0 and honestly week 3 was killer, I was sore every day and really felt challenged by all the workouts this week.

I'm definitely feeling stronger and noticing changes in my body at this point, especially when I go to the gym as well. My legs, arms and abs are so much stronger than they were 3 weeks ago, and this is purely because of POP Pilates, it's crazy. I've also lost 9 pounds so far! Of course, I've been eating a lot better as well as working out, but I'm super proud of the results I'm seeing!

In terms of my every day life, I've noticed that I'm more energetic during the day and I'm more likely to do physical activity than I was before.

Week 4 is the final week of the calendar, so I'm definitely going to keep going with this routine and do the August Blogilates calendar. I'm looking forward to seeing even more changes!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Blogilates Beginner Calendar 2.0: Week 1 Check-In

Hi everyone! So my first week of the Blogilates Beginner Calendar 2.0 is done and I'm honestly SO happy I decided to take on this challenge, because not only is it fun, but I'm already seeing some changes in my body! (I know! Even after only 1 week!).

I'm really loving this calendar because you're doing something new every day so you're never bored. Plus it doesn't require any weights or machines. Just you and a yoga mat.

I've already noticed that parts of my body that used to be really weak (*ahem, my abs*), are already getting stronger! I really believe that this is working. Every workout gets me sore and I'm challenged every step of the way but somehow I'm having fun? Today is my rest day and I'm almost sad that I don't get to work out today (and this is coming from the girl that used to hate working out!)

Today I had to make the 2-Ingredient Pancake recipe (2 eggs and 1 ripe Banana), which was okay. Definitely no buttermilk pancake there but great for a low carb, high protein breakfast. I added some cinnamon and about a tbsp of oats, and topped it with lots of berries which helped it taste a little nicer to me.

Anyway, that's all of now! Happy Friday everyone! Follow me on Twitter if you'd like to see more updates on my fitness journey and just general day to day stuff!