Ok this pic was taken about a month ago with my daughter on the beach – my body is toned all over, my normal pale seems a little more ivory-ish. I am not a tanning type girl (maybe someday), but I think you can see I’m out of the bathrobe and out in public again. It was a beautiful day and I love looking at this picture to remember that feeling!
As I mentioned, I started doing Valerie Waters’ Red Carpet Ready program, joined her RCR club, and did mat pilates exercises — I do teach pilates, so this was a must for me!
My first 6 weeks on the RCR / Pilates program, my workouts looked like this:
3 Days of Strength Training Circuits – Full Body Circuits on Alternating days.
2 Days of High Intensity Interval Training Cardio – on treadmill mostly
2 Days of Full Mat Pilates Routine
Now, my workouts look more like this – but it’s mostly because I’m very busy teaching pilates.
2 days of Strength Training Circuits – These are full body circuits I do at home. They require stability ball, stretchy bands, and dumbbells, and my trusty Valslides.
2 days of High Intensity Interval Training Cardio – I have a few different treadmill workouts I do as well as plyometric training I just starting doing at home. I also walk with my daughter a few times during the week.
I try to do pilates 3x a week – on the mat and the reformer. Some weeks I only do mat pilates if I can’t make it to the studio! I often do the pilates mat exercises and valslide moves with my clients to get in a little extra if I know I can’t do stuff during the week.
If you want to know the specific pilates exercises I do and more information on Valerie Waters’ Training Systems, please feel free to email me. I can give you information on both. Also, I’ve finally been able to integrate this same type of combo training with my pilates classes. I use the same techniques I used to get back into shape with my clients.
….this is a process…so for now this is what I do and I’m really happy with the results. Stay tuned for updates to my progress. I like to add new things to my home workout program to shake things up and keep me motivated. One huge piece of the puzzle for me is sharing my results and process with others. I’d love to know what you are doing to stay in shape and live a healthy life.
See you tomorrow to share the exact workout I did and how I combined 2 really effective programs to finally look/feel healthy again!