Satu Does Flavia’s Full-Body-Licious Fitness Workout #1

 

I just finished doing Flavia Del Monte’s Full-Body-Licious workout number 1: Tight and Trim Thighs.

It took about an hour and I’m completely spent. πŸ™‚

I’ve now done all five workouts from the Full-Body-Licious program at least once. The program consists of 5 different weekly full body workouts, but I’m still doing 3 workouts per week with at least one day’s rest in-between. My favorite workout is the one I did today, Tight and Trim Thighs. My least favorite is “Showoff Stomach”,Β  it has too much jumping plus abs workouts have never been my favorite.

I ditched completely one move in day 3 workout (close reverse lunge) because it hurt my left knee (which rarely happens nowadays). I guess I could ask Flavia for an easy substitution that doesn’t aggravate my knee.

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Overall, I think I’ve been doing pretty well. I’ve managed to find some kind of modification or substitution to movements I simply am not able to do yet. The biggest challenge has been using the stability ball – it requires amazing amount of strength and coordination just to be able to keep it under control.

If you’re wondering what I mean by difficult moves, then pike pushup is a good example. Flavia perfoms it using a stability ball, I contend with a lowly knee version. πŸ™‚

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I’ve been doing the program for two weeks now, so it’s too early to talk about results. I’ve noticed that my walking is lighter and I walk even faster now than before, and I always feel good and like my body is “in balance” the day after my workout.

It’s possible I’ve lost some fat too, but I think it’s too early for a new set of weight loss pictures.Β  πŸ™‚

P.S: Read my official review on Flavia’s Full-Body-Licious workouts.

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Comments

  1. Hi Satu! I think your workouts sound great!

    1. It is very wise to listen to Dr. Knee. Your knee always knows best. Plus, you don’t need one specific exercise to be in shape. I skip *all* exercises that are unfriendly to knees.

    2. Isn’t it funny how they call those stability balls when all they really are is unstable? Once, I did this big back bend over one until more weight was toward my head, and then of course, I flipped over the ball head first!

    3. Bent knee push ups still rock! Do you know how many people are age have given up on push ups entirely! Well, not you and I, because we’re cool that way! Your fitness level is so much higher than most people. Very few women do any kind of push up at all.

    πŸ™‚ Marion

    • Satu says:

      Yup, Marion, we’re special cool people going after pushups after forty! πŸ˜‰

      LOL If I videotaped myself every time I’m using a stability ball, I’d soon have a series of videos to send to Funniest Home Videos in America!

  2. Flavia’s workout system sounds interesting. Might have to try it sometime. Sounds like it’s up my alley. I love the stability ball (mine needs air LOL).

    Definitely be careful with the lunges and the knee. I had issues all the time but now I don’t lunge as far and it’s much better.

    • Satu says:

      Flavia’s program is great, especially if you don’t mind feeling a bit stupid! πŸ˜€

  3. Biz says:

    Keep up the great work Satu!

  4. I got your message, Satu. I would just say to you to just write something. Everything you write doesn’t have to be perfect or have a great point.

    I think that my readers have liked my posts where I just bumbled around saying my feelings about exercise. These posts seem sort of like losers when I write them, but they’re well liked.

    I’m certainly interested in how your exercise is doing, so write it for me in your post. I personally relate to the good, bad and the ugly of exercise (hell, I wrote about Athlete’s foot on my elbow–that’s pretty ugly!).

    πŸ˜‰ Marion

  5. Argie says:

    You sound so lively exercising those workouts. I haven’t done any workout of yours. I rather jog in our park. Satu, if you don’t mind, will you add your video in your blog? It’s so interesting πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work Satu!

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