As you guys already know I am a Youtube JUNKIE! So when it comes to my at home workout routine you already know I have a workout playlist filled with my favorite fitness gurus on the YT! There is one chanel in particular that I absolutely love and that is Super Hero Fitness TV with Keaira LaShae.
Keaira LaShaes workouts are Everything! She mixes dances like twerking and exercises like lunges so wonderfully you can’t hardly tell that you are really putting in some serious work. Keaira’s videos range from a one mile walk which is low impact to more intense exercises like a dance squat work out that will have your legs burning! She also has tips for healthy eatting and weightloss.
photo credit: keairalashae.com
I’m always satisfied when I tune into her chanel. I try to do two of her videos a day to at least get in a good 40 minutes of exercise in.
Do you have a youtube fitness guru you enjoy working out with?
Check out Keaira LaShae at keairalashae.com and also on Superhero Fitness TV
In my journey to build a stronger and healthier boby I have made a playlist of my workout videos on YouTube that I wanted to try. I have a mix of dance, yoga, kick boxing, abs, arms, and new to my playlist is The Body Coach TV beginners HIIT workout! Let me just tell you this 20 minute and 22 second video kicked my butt! Just the warm up alone had me sweating.
How the HIIT workout works is you perform an exercise at a high intensity rate for 30 seconds and then rest of 30 second then move on to your next exercise. In The Body Coach HIIT workout the exercises are high knees, burpees, mountain climbers, and power squats. By the 2nd set I was ready to kill over lol! I can feel it in my shoulders and thighs for sure today.
I also did Buffie the Body Bodynomics Standing Ab Workout 2015. Let me start by saying her body is my dream body so whatever she is doing I need to be on it!
She is the definition of a BRICK HOUSE!
She’s mighty mighty just letting it all hangout!
Although her workout focus was on abs I feel like I worked out my back and legs as well. Buffie incorporates high knees, side bends, leg kicks and so much more into this ab workout. She also uses a dumbbell for some exercises that are perform but honestly I don’t have one right now and I still got a good workout from these exercises.
I plan on sticking with these two workouts at least 3 times a week every other day for the next month. Tonight I plan on doing a fun but intense dance workout so I can let me shoulders recover a bit 🙂
**side not we had to postpone the Santa Barbara trip due to the rain 😦 and they say it never rains in southern California (I beg to differ lol)
About two years ago I lost 55lbs. I worked out about 5 to 6 times a week and did not eat after 6pm on most days. I was looking good and also feeling good about myself because I never thought in a million years I would be able to lose the weight I did. At that time I hadn’t reached my goal but I was well on my way.
As time went along the stresses of life started to take over in my life and totally through me off my focus and I began picking up the weight again. Now here I am almost back where I started and unhappy with myself. I know I should love myself at any size but I have to be honest I’m disappointed for gaining the weight back. I will get back on track with my exercising and healthy eating habits then I fall off. My consistency sucks and I procrastinate why too much.
At this point I’m tried of being unhappy with myself & my weight
I want to look in the mirror and love who is staring back at me!
My husband is totally into fitness and health. He is so dedicated to good health and sometimes I feel bad that I’m not like that. He is always there encouraging me and pushing me to workout but sometimes I feel like his fitness level is way above mine and I get discouraged.
I know I have to have a plan of action and I have to do what works for me. When I lost the weight the first time my main workout was 35 minutes of Tae Bo Monday through Friday and on the weekends we would go to a park or one of the local high schools and run at least one to two miles. But the thing was I got TIRED of Tae Bo! So now I have to find a workout that I will enjoy. I recently started practicing yoga. Some believe that you don’t get a good workout from doing yoga but let me tell you that is a myth! I sweat so much and you have to have some major strength to hold those poses! Yoga challenges me but I’m loving it!
I’m also going to start back going to the gym. I like the gym because when I’m there the environment puts my mind set in to workout mode. When I’m at home and I need to workout I sometimes get lazy and lay down and don’t do my workout or I procrastinate and workout super late and don’t give it my all.
I am going to also change what I eat. My hubby can eat anything and not gain a pound. Unfortunately for me if I look at food I gain 10 lol! So knowing this I have to get in my mind that I can’t eat what he eats. Sometimes that’s the hardest thing because when we go out to eat he will get something that looks soooo good and in my mind I’m like “I want that too!” then after I order it and eat it I’m like “I should’ve got a salad lol!” I plan on cooking more and meal prepping for the week. I see so many people who have successfully lost weight just off of better eating habits.
But most importantly I have to change my mind set! I know getting my mind right is the beginning to my success and reaching my weight loss and fitness goals! Once the battle in my mind is won everything else will fall into place.
Is there anyone else on a weight loss and fitness journey that has any pointers and tips they would like to share? I will be keeping you guys updated on my progress and journey.