Satu Does Full-Body-Licious – Not

I’m in the middle of magnitude 6.5 “moodquake”.

My bad mood started on Sunday when I woke up with a headache. I don’t get many headaches nowadays, but there it was.

A few DIY-Feldenkrais sessions later my headache is gone but my bad mood is not. It’s been going on for four days in a row now and every day I discover new reasons to be dissatisfied.

Well, I suppose this mood too shall pass. 🙂


It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on my workouts.

As usual, I’ve walked a lot. My (7-day average) step count is currently between 9 000-10 000. In addition to walking, I did 3 other workouts last week: one Flavia DelMontes’s Full-Body-Licious workout and two kettlebell workouts.

The thing is, I’ve been dissatisfied with Flavia’s program for some time. I’ve pondered the reason for my dissatisfaction, and the only thing that comes to my mind is that it’s still too hard for me. I’m able to do the workouts (with my personal modifications), but I don’t get any sense of accomplishment.

It’s a little bit like I decided to run 5k before I can even walk 5k. The problem with Flavia’s workouts is that they require more muscle control and strength than I have.


So I decided to stop doing Full-Body-Licious for a while and concentrate on building my muscular strength form the ground up.

I plan on doing more kettlebells because it’s fun and it helps me build my strength. Besides kettlebells, I’m going to do simple exercises to improve core control and muscular strength.

How are you doing, exercise-wise?

P.S. If you’re interested in Flavia’s program, read my official Full-Body-Licious Review.




  1. Since I’m trying to lower my Triglycerides I have bumped my exercise sessions up from 3 to 5 . MY types are drawn from the requirements necessary for completion of a respiratory muscle and breathing course.

    I completed the course months ago and continue to go which costs me $25 s month.. It was at a Pulmonary Doctors suggestions that I started the sessions . I had just spent one week in a hospital after contracting Pneumonia with COPD complications and then was transferred to a skilled card facility for 2 weeks to continue my recovery . This happened the week of Christmas 2010 and now 20 months later I’m in good health and spirits and as stated earlier battling high Triglycerides. Too much processed food and not enough fruits and vegetables which I’m now trying to correct..

    • Satu says:

      Hello Robert! I didn’t know you’d suffered from pneumonia (that can put you in a lousy shape!). But obviously you’ve recovered well if you’re now feeling ok.

      Interesting to hear that there are courses for improving respiratory muscles and breathing.

      Take care!

  2. Hi Satu! I guess it matters what your goal is. Regarding not feeling satisfied about a hard workout: In my experience, getting *much* stronger initially makes a person extremely sore and unsatisfied for about 2 months straight–at least I was. I had heating pads on my thighs every night and often took pain reliever. It is an agonizing sacrifice for a short time in order to reach a fitness level where nothing is very sore again, and hard gym workouts always feel great! However, that level of fitness is not required for a healthy heart or general good health. So what you choose is just based upon what you want. 🙂

    🙂 Marion

    • Satu says:

      Hi Marion!

      My problem with Flavia’s program isn’t that it causes soreness (I can take care of that). The program just feels overly complicated (and focuses on burning lots of calories). I could do it with much less frustration if I had better core control and overall strength.

      Kettlebell training is hard (and fun) but not complicated. I can’t explain the issue better than that.

      • Marion says:

        Hi Satu! Well, I agree with you to not have anything overly complicated. That is frustrating. That’s probably why I make my own workout plan, because then it seems straight forward.

        🙂 Marion

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