I'm Joan. Cheese is my weakness. Harry Potter is my strength.
This is my Fitblr (abbreviation of "Fitness Tumblr" to save space. Um, nevermind) Except for when it is not. In which case, I'll most likely be nerding out a little.

WORKOUT OF THE DAY

Warm Up, Tabata: Jump Rope (High Knees)

ZWOW 28 (3 rounds)

10/10 Dragon Kicks
20 Split Squat Jumps
15 Pike Jump Squat Jump 
10 Reptile Pushups

POP Pilates: Flatter My Abs Workout + 3 sets of 10 Diamond Pushups
Blogilates: Relax With Me Stretch Routine

WORKOUT BREAKDOWN

ZWOW: This ZWOW was meant to be a 10-min AMRAP, but since I’m kinda um sucking not at my best these days, I opted to make it a time challenge for 3 rounds. And dear Lord did it burn. My time was 19:39 mins for the 3 rounds. [For book keeping purposes, I competed 1 round + 56 reps in the first 10-mins.] After a massive water break in between, Flatter My Abs burned like hell, and I did 3 sets of Diamond Pushups…which was cool. Arms felt really tight after set 3…but I was digging the feeling, so I added a 4th set. Now, for these, I took a full 3-min break between sets, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to lift myself for all those reps.

Either way, I’m really excited to getting back to doing pushups. I’m not even being sarcastic. I’m being genuinely weird. And it feels particularly nice that I love them so much because it is nice to have something you love doing while submitting yourself to voluntarily exercise torture, you know? So, yeah. Pushups! *fist pump* 

WORKOUT OF THE DAY

Warm Up, Tabata: Jump Rope (High Knees)

Circuit (3 rounds)

20 Step Ups
15/15 Elevated Plank Kickbacks
5/5 Turkish Get Ups
10 Cross Legged Pushups

Blogilates: Hips, Butt n’ Thighs Super Shaper Workout
Blogilates: Amazing Upper Back & Leg Stretches

WORKOUT BREAKDOWN

Equipment

A chair
Step Ups: 15-lb dumbbells
Turkish Get Ups: 15/12/10 lb dumbbell for Round 1/2/3 respectively


Circuit/Blogilates: Total body circuit, sort of, maybe with a little tiny bit more emphasis on lower body. Took me about 35 minutes (9:28/11:40/10:51 mins per round) to complete, taking a 1-min break between Round 1&2 and a 2-min break between Round 2&3). I’d say I paced myself well on this one. Until I get my workout consistency under control, I’m afraid I won’t be able to go much faster than what I did. Work in slow progress. I finished with Blogilates because LEG CIRCLES! I modified the Side Planks Leg Lifts because I needed to. Intense. 

Anyone in the mood for a “Bring Sally Up” song challenge?

WORKOUT OF THE DAY

Class FitSugar with trainer Brett Hoebel

Warm Up
Drills
Stack-up Circuit
Cool Down

Blogilates: Sculpted Legs in Skinny Leggings Workout
Blogilates: Stretching for Flexibility

WORKOUT BREAKDOWN

Still sore from yesterday, but did something anyway.

Class FitSugar/Blogilates
: Full class is 30-mins long. The main workout is a Stack-up Circuit based off 5 Capoeira-inspired moves: Capoeira Push Kick Sit Up, Knee Strike Sit Ups, Jujitsu Sit-Through, Jujitsu Sit-Through with a 360 turn, and Capoeira Reverse Lunge. AS ALWAYS, Brett is a high-energy trainer which makes the workouts equal parts fun and exhausting. Heart rate was going because you are constantly moving one way or the other. I completed the workout with some Barre-style routine from Blogilates given that my legs were the least sore part of me at the moment.

WORKOUT OF THE DAY

Warm Up, Tabata: Jump Rope

ZWOW 46 (3 rounds)

5/5 Single Leg Walkout Burpee
30 Side Lunge Hops
10/10 Side Plan Dip + Knee Tuck 

Circuit (3 rounds)

10 Flying Burpees
10/10 Reverse Lunge Twist

Blogilates: Stretches for Chilling Out


WORKOUT BREAKDOWN

Equipment

8-lb dumbbells: Side Lunge Jumps
15-lb dumbbell: Reverse Lunge Twist

This routine was a good combination of total body strength training with a cardiovascular punch. My heart rate was effectively high throughout. 

ZWOW 46: Long story short, it took me longer to complete than it should have…because…um, because. I’m out of my former shape, man. That’s what happened. I didn’t really rest between rounds so however long the ZWOW took me to complete was ALL ME. Those Side Planks Dips with Knee Tuck were super challenging because my balance was all over the place. 

Circuit: On the Flying Burpees, I held each chair pose for 5-seconds. I really had to pace myself after that first set of Burpees because I started feeling funny. [Crazy business.]

I Am Divergent

In which I dare you to be different.

I wrote a Divergent-inspired self-empowerment piece for Fiterazzi Magazine. Dare to be different. “There’s a certain beauty in your resistance”.

WORKOUT OF THE DAY

Warm Up, Tabata: Jump Rope

Circuit (3 rounds)

10/10 Curtsy Lunges
1-min Clamp
10/10 Figure 4 Squats
1-min Sprinters
10 Thrusters
1-min Plank

POP Pilates: Perfect Legs Workout
TIU: Stretch & Release

WORKOUT BREAKDOWN

Equipment

15-lb dumbbells: two for the Cursty Lunges and Thrusters, one for the Figure 4 Squats

It’s DIVERGENT week! So I decided to diverge (wink wink nudge nudge) and actually work out today. 

Circuit: 3 rounds, alternating (weighted) lower body moves with core moves, rested between rounds. I did the core moves a 1-min AMRAPs. The rep count per round were 28/25/27 for the Clamps and 21/22//22 for the Sprinters. (I was shaking really bad on that Round 3 Plank, so I did like three mini planks of 20-secs). As for the equipment, for the Curtsy Lunges, I held the dumbbells to my side, for the Figure 4 Squats I held one dumbbell in front of my chest (this move really tests your balance) and for the Thrusters I held the dumbbells on top of my shoulder, going from squat to the shoulder press in one swift motion.

Blogilates: New video. And it burn like hell. And I wasn’t able to do the Floor Tap move with the extended leg. Like, my leg REFUSED to cooperate on that one. I did my best, though.