Today was my day 1 of Chalean Extreme! this is my 2nd round this year, I did one round in the summer. It was great. I really wanted to do P90X this fall, but this is the time of year where it gets so hectic at work, separating a full chunk of AT LEAST an hour, its tough! and Chalean Extreme is only 45min tops! So I decided to do another round of Chalean Extreme, it just works a lot better with my schedule.
I wanted to start it almost a month ago, but my garage was a complete mess. My garage is my gym when it comes to Strength Training this is where I keep my dumbbells, and where I pop in the DVD and push play. I can't do it in the living room. However, the garage is also the play room for my kids, and in the break when I stopped lifting, the kids took over that room. Toys, clothes, blankets were all over the place! you couldn't walk with out stepping on toys, let alone exercise!
Normally when we share the room, its more manageable because I make them pick up their toys so that in the morning I can do mystrength training, however since I had stopped, I was lax about having them pick up after themselves. When I wanted to start up again, I was very overwhelmed with the mess! so I just kept putting it off. I was like, well I'll just do turbo! and I must do Turbo in the living room, where the floor aids me to pivot and do my proper form without feeling it in my knees so the need for the garage wasn't a "must".
What can I say? My day 1 of Burn Circuit 1 - went well! I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't loose any of my strength and could still lift somewhat heavy! for the posterior deltoids (is that it? the back of the shoulders almost the upper back) I was doing 15lbs, vs the 12lbs that Chalene was doing...yeah I have to brag about it :) and I did all the push-ups on my toes, no knee push-ups for me! It was a great surprise...Round 2, here we go again! LIFT HEAVY OR GO HOME!