TAM fans know that she recommends 30 minutes of dance cardio five days a week. So that means you’ll be dancing 2 1/2 hours a week and I mean, you can only listen to soundtrack on the DVD so many times before you just can’t take it anymore. Love it or hate it, having really good music is essential to keep you moving and motivated during these workouts. And unless you are crazy coordinated, having songs that are the correct tempo/bpm to match her original soundtrack is pretty much essential. I did some searching around wasn’t able to find a good resource for songs that work well for the TA Dance Cardio. So, I decided to start my own.
This was my first week of following Tracy’s recommendation to first complete 30 minutes of dance cardio followed by the same muscular structure workout for five days. Last week I had finished up with her Mat Workout for Beginners Mat 1: Total Body Beginner and moved on to Mat 2: Chair Sequence. Now a couple of things. First, I wasn’t really sure I was going to like having a chair sequence for five days. I had definitely not been fond of it when I was going through the Pregnancy Project DVDs during my last pregnancy. That brings me my two my second point. Make sure you have a good, sturdy chair that is the correct height. Seriously it makes all the difference in the world. Before I was using this flimsy plastic chair I found in the basement that my husband bought at Ikea, like, 15 years ago and was too low for me even though I am only 5’2″. This time around, I used a solid wood chair that was the correct height and it totally changed changed my mind about the chair. I love the chair workout now! Seriously, the next time I see Tracy bring out a chair in a future workout, I am going to be so excited! (Please tell me she uses the chair in Metamorphosis.)
Week 3 was fantastic. I really, and I mean REALLY, like the TAVA dance 1 for my cardio.My only issue is that I was having a really hard time following the DVD since there is no rear view for learning/following along with the dance. I mean, I thought I was pretty coordinated but trying to reverse the steps while learning at the same time made me feel like I had two left feet. After looking around the internet, I was able to find this rear view via Well + Good that I have been using for all of my dance cardio this week. It is about 4 minutes long so I just repeat it 4x for 15 mins or 8x for 30 mins. I also figured out how to stream this on our TV through the AppleTV which has made all the difference. I posted a quick tutorial on my Instastories in case anyone was interested. If you missed it and are interested, just let me know and I will put a quick video up on YouTube with all of the steps 🙂 It works for any streaming content so you can use it with Tracy Anderson’s Real Time streaming as well! Read More…
I’m back to provide a wrap-up of week two of my resolution to lose this baby weight. This week I got in a solid workout everyday. In a normal week I would be proud of that but this week it was an even bigger deal because the baby got sick on Tuesday afternoon and had a fever and horrible cough through Saturday. She was up every few hours which meant that none of us were getting much sleep and the sleep we got wasn’t that great. On the bright side, she is on the mend and back to her normal happy, laid-back disposition. Since I was doing so good with my workouts, I was really hoping to get the special 2017 activity badge on my Apple Watch this week but then I forgot to put my watch on until around 10am Friday and ended up missing the 12 hour stand ring (whomp whomp.) Oh well, maybe I will try again this/next week. Read More…
Alright, we have officially hit the one year mark post-baby and we are at the end of our breastfeeding journey so you know what that means right? Yes, it is time to get serious about losing the last of this baby weight! For my #1 2017 resolution I committed to getting down to 111 lbs before our June vacation to Hilton Head. Which means there is going to be a whole lot of working out going on in the next 6 months. Read More…
As usual let’s get the stats and results out of the way first:
T25 Week 9 Beta Week 4:
Tues: Beta Rip’t Circuit – 146 cal.
Weds: Beta Dynamic Core – 138 cal.
Thur: Beta Core Cardio – 150 cal.
Fri: Beta Dynamic Core – 128 cal.
Sat: Beta Speed 2.0– 160 cal. & Beta Upper Focus – 139 cal. Read More…
Eight weeks into T25 and still going strong! Stats, results and pictures for the last two weeks:
Tues: Beta Dynamic Core – 120 cal.
Weds: Beta Core Cardio – 163 cal.
Thur: Beta Rip’t Circuit – 135 cal.
Fri: Beta Upper Focus – 138 cal.
Sat: Beta Rip’t Circuit– 136 cal. & Beta Speed 2.0 – 160 cal. Read More…
This week was a killer with not 1, not 2 but 3 (!) Total Body Circuit workouts on the schedule. I am super happy to have made it through the Alpha round of T25 and I am seeing great results, especially considering that this workout that takes less than 3 hours a week. Here are my latest stats: Read More…
Another great week of workouts DONE. I can’t believe I am almost through the Alpha round already. But enough talk, let’s get down to business. This weeks stats, before & after photos:
Tues: Alpha Cardio – 180 cal.
Weds: Alpha Total Body Circuit – 175 cal.
Thur: Alpha Lower Focus – 126 cal.
Fri: Alpha Total Body Circuit – 166 cal.
Sat: Alpha Ab Intervals – 110 cal. & Speed 1.0 – 154 cal.
Another week done! This week was great because I found something that really helps to stabilize my knee and has eliminated a lot of the pain I was having. But first here are my stats and photos:
Tues: Alpha Total Body Circuit – 182 cal.
Weds: Alpha Speed 1.0 – 130 cal.
Thur: Alpha Lower Focus – 163 cal.
Fri: Alpha Cardio – 175 cal.
Sat: Alpha Total Body Circuit – 155 cal. & Ab Intervals 146 cal.