Friday, 30 January 2015

Fitness Friday: Tone it up!

I am gradually easing my way back into the water went swimming last Friday and it was a very good work out so that was awesome; I used to swim weekly not too long ago just got lazy somewhere along the way despite the fact that I love being in the water I am most at peace in water.  My focus for the next few weeks is to tighten and tone especially my arms they are not too bad but they could look better. I have been incorporating the five minute arm workout below in my daily routine all week it’s only five minutes but I sure do feel it. I am currently using alternative weights will be putting in an order for proper weights/dumbbells online in a bit. I also incorporate modified push ups in my workouts to strengthen my arm muscles.  I restarted my Jillian Michaels workouts today and will incorporate them twice a week since I don’t want to fully stop walking because I can really see the results of walking especially on my thigh area.  If anyone has recommendations for any good toning workouts please do let me know in the comments. 

This is what February is looking like at a glance;
Mondays and Fridays – Workout with Jillian Michaels
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – Walk with Leslie Sansone
Arm workouts – Daily (weekends inclusive) it’s only five minutes after all
Swim as the spirit leads! If I wake up with an urge to go swimming so be it but I don’t want to allocate a day or time to it like I used to just yet for fear of being non compliant.

Sidebar: what are your thoughts on waist trainers? I wear shape wear to hold everything in place and give a smooth outline but lately I have been thinking about investing in a waist trainer and would really love to hear first hand thoughts from someone who does on what she thinks about them or just your thoughts in general on waist trainers so please help a sister out in the comments below. Thanks ladies! 
Fitness Friday


  1. Hi Lydz, nice post. You must be enjoying your time swimming especially with this hot weather we're experiencing here. I also need to do some serious arm workouts, i even checked out some dumbbells at the supermarket because push ups and the like are just not doing it for me (i give up too easily after a couple, I'll keep trying though). And i like how you've mixed things up in your February plan. Am doing something similar to that with 'Insanity' and 'T25'.

    1. Thansk Joyce I really enjoyed my swim. I like mixing things up because I get bored easily with monotony so diversity keeps me motivated. I am looking forward to reading your Shaun T updates:)


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