Last Thursday was a monster day: I took 15,204 steps!
I wasn’t even exercising, I was just running errands and shopping in the city center. On my feet. I was really exhausted in the evening and had no energy left for my scheduled kettlebell workout.
On average, I took 10,929 steps per day. Here’s a breakdown of my workouts:
- 1 x Sansone’s 2’mile walk
- 1 x 50- minute Nordic walk
- 1 x 30 minute kettlebells + strength training
- 4 x 30-50 minute regular walks
You can see that I do a lot of walking. That’s going to change.
Flavia Del Monte’s Full-Body-Licious Fitness Program
Last week I mentioned I was planning on purchasing a new workout program. I got Flavia Del Monte’s Full-Body-Licious Workout (aka a Female’s Formula For A Flawless Figure). 🙂
I’ve purchased other online programs, all developed by male trainers. While there was nothing wrong with those programs, I always had a feeling they were programs specifically developed for men. After reading Flavia’s blog and watching a couple of videos I was convinced enough to give her program a try.
Guess what I my first thought was after downloading and checking out the videos?
“Eek, I’m in trouble! I’m never going to be able to do the workouts!”
You’re expected to do 5 hour-long full-body workouts that consist of compound movements and high intensity training (HIT). Because the program is too advanced for me as it is, my first task was to figure out modifications that suit my fitness level.
For example, I’m not able to do push ups, so there’s no way I’m going to do the push up plus burpee combo. Just burpees for me.
I’m glad you can’t see what my “burpees” look like! I have a distinct memory that they must have been easier. But that was when I was younger… 😀
The five workouts in the Full-Body-Licious program focus on different body parts:
- Day 1: Tight and Trim Thighs
- Day 2: Show-off Stomach
- Day 3: Booty Booster
- Day 4: Sleek & Shapely Shoulders
- Day 5: Beautiful Backside
My plan is to do 3 workouts per week in the beginning with one day between them. When I get stronger, I’m going to make increase the number of workouts until I do all five in a week. My goal is to gradually get fit and strong and avoid overuse injuries. My motto: less is more.
I’ve done the first two workouts already. I especially loved the closed squats, “curtsies”, wide squats with Arnold press and woodcutters that were part of the thigh workout. I could feel the workout exercised my thighs from all angles.
I had more trouble with the stomach workout I did yesterday. 🙁
My stability ball jack knives really weren’t jack knives and I had to do side planks without crunches! And how on Earth are you supposed to touch the floor with your fingertips when you can’t unglue your sweaty forearms from the ball? I guess I should use talcum next time?
I’m already feeling a bit different, as if my body had just been waiting for new stimulation.
I don’t think I’m ever going to have the kind of body (and abs) Flavia Del Monte has, but that’s not the point. I do expect to be much stronger and able to do those straight-body push ups when I finish, even if that takes me 6 months.
Also read my official Full-Body-Licious Review.