Category Archives: Working out

(Update) Workout Week 1

Hello Maicurlies,

In order to stay committed (yes again) I decided I will update my workout weeks on here. In case you missed my previous post, you can find my entire workout sheet here.

Week 1 Workout Schedule

So my first week back on the “workout wagon” went really well. I totally enjoyed each session and I was able to stick to my plan but let me tell you, Billy Blanks is no joke! 

I am trying to stick to as healthy a diet as I can (trust me this is not easy for me). On the plus side, I cook everything I eat myself so I know exactly what I am eating and there are no hidden ingredients etc. I ventured to make my own homemade fruit ice-cream which was mostly (mostly) healthy! This baby contained fresh pineapples (I had them cut into pieces and in the freezer for my smoothies), frozen strawberries, frozen mixed red berries, coconut water (with coconut chunks), a little condensed milk (the not entirely healthy part) and that was it. I blended the fruits with the coconut water then added the condensed milk, reblended it, poured into my container and into the freezer it went. Then into my tummy it rested LOL.

Homemade Ice Cream

IT IS SO  GOOD…..SOOOOO GOOD! I have to limit myself on how much I take and I gave some to my mother so I wouldn’t overindulge. 

Anyways, I am looking forward to week 2!

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

Back on the Workout Wagon!

Hello Maicurlies,

So yes….the audacity…I know…I know (hanging head in shame)… 

YES, I am back on the “let me get fit” wagon (again)! I will be the first to admit that I get into working out and then fall off the workout “high” quite quickly. However, in my defense (which is non-existent) I really am one of those types of people that becomes fixated with something, become obsessed…until something new comes along and then I am obsessed with some new hobby.

Anyways, excuses aside I have decided I need to start working out again regularly. I have a few “problem areas” that I need to fix and would like to tone my body so workout I shall!

  • Workout Start Date: June 26th 2016 
  • Current Schedule End Date: July 25th 2016 (I will come up with new ones as the weeks go by)
  • Weekly – Written updates 

I have always found 30 day challenges really fun to do and I have love for a good cardio workout too no pain no gain right? So here is my plan, I have a 30 day Guns, Buns, Abs and Thighs schedule all planned out (you will find it below) and to get some cardio in I shall be switching between my every so trusty (and dusty) elliptical machine and some golden oldies kickboxing/Tae Bo workouts by Billy Banks (yes I am taking it way back but I love his workouts and p.s. he has some new material out)! You can actually find some of his videos on YouTube, I plan to include cardio at least 4 days a week (when I am adventurous 5 days) and will have a day off from cardio as well as  day that I stretch.

30 Day Fitness Challenge Guns, Buns, Thighs & Abs

30 Day Fitness Challenge Guns, Buns, Thighs & Abs

So obviously the 30 day challenge will be carried out for 30 days and I plan in increasing the number of repetitions as the days go on since I will be “getting stronger” right? I do not plan on carrying out every single exercise every single day since giving your muscles a rest once in a while is actually more beneficial so you will notice that on certain days I have “SQUAT FREE” or “LEG LIFT FREE” etc days. As far as the cardio goes, as I mentioned I will be switching between my elliptical and my Billy Banks workouts so I do not get bored and while alternating I will also use different Billy Banks workouts, alternate between using my ankle/wrist weights and will also be pushing myself on my elliptical with resistance. I feel good about this Maicurlies! 

I plan on doing weekly updates here and on my Instagram Page just to say how I have been doing, feeling, how motivated I have been etc, this will hopefully make me feel more accountable and will inspire me to keep at it. 

So here is where you come in, if any of you are inspired to workout with me please DO! You don’t have to follow my schedule obviously, do what works best for you but any exercise is better than no exercise right?

Let me know if you do decide to join in, let me know what kind of workouts you are doing, we can help one another other stay motivated! 

Thanks!

Maicurls

Maicurls

Exercise Program 4

Hi Maicurlies,

Dumbbell With Water And Towel -  Image courtesy of Naypong / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Dumbbell With Water And Towel – Image courtesy of Naypong / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I have  two workout plans up: my 1 Month Mixed Cardio & Weight Training Program as well as my 1 Elliptical Workout Program. In the Mixed Cardio & Weight Training Program I have a mix of high impact Cardio and weighted exercise moves for strength. I created it “slow” at first and then increase the repetitions and length of each repetition. The Elliptical workout is tough (at least it is for me.) I have increased the amount of time spent on the Elliptical machine to 45 minutes for the first two weeks and 50 minutes for the remaining two weeks. You can opt which body part (legs or arms) will be the driving force on each day  and can also use weighted wrist or ankle bands for extra resistance. 

And to conclude, I have decided I want to try something a little different because I am a little bored with my Elliptical Machine. For the next 10 weeks I will be doing the Focus T25 program! Yeah baby! I have already done 2 days of it and let me tell you…it is NO JOKE! Read more about this and the above mentioned program here

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

Exercise Program 3

Hi Maicurlies,

Dumbbell With Water And Towel -  Image courtesy of Naypong / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Dumbbell With Water And Towel – Image courtesy of Naypong / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

So I really have to start working out again. The festive season really was a set back for me (my own fault!) I was being lazy and complacent but no more! I have developed a new workout schedule which you can find here. I also have a goal of getting myself really really back in shape as I plan to start the Insanity Program from Beachbody in a month or maximum two months. 

I also have been looking into making a personal menu plan that I hope to follow! If you have read “Food” Tab in my “Health” Section you will know that I am not a fan or believer of Crash Diets but I do believe in Moderation.

Anyways, I have two separate workout plans. The first is my 1 Month Run in Place/Squats/Crunches/Planks Program and as always my 1 Elliptical Workout Program. This will probably be quite an intensive workout since every couple of days I increase the amount of repetitions of each Squat and Crunch and I extend the amount of time I Run in Place and hold a Plank pose. I will also be using weights for the squats. The Elliptical workout has really been ramped up so I look forward to burning, hopefully toning up my body as well as building up my endurance for the extremely INSANE Insanity Program to come! 

Have a great day!

Maicurls

Maicurls

Exercise Plan 2 Up

Hello Maicurlies,

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I hope everyone is having a fantastic day! 

I just wanted to write a really quick post to say that I have finally loaded up my second Exercise Plan that I made (and am currently using.) 

Once again I incorporated my Elliptical Machine but instead of using Fitness Blender (I still LOVE those guys) I added in some cardio and strength training using body weight. Please keep in mind that:

I am NOT a Doctor or Physician therefore you should consult your personal Physician or Doctor if you wish to start ANY new form of exercise. I am just providing information for educational purposes and any use thereof is solely at your own risk. The information contained herein is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any manner. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition, new exercise schedule or diet program you enter! 

The new exercise plan can be found under the subheading “Working Out” under the tab of Health or here.

Feel Free to print, use, modify etc the plan so it matches your own fitness level, lifestyle and safety! 

Pump away Maicurlies…pump away!

Maicurls

Maicurls

Neglecting Skin and Health Sections!!!

Good Morning Lovely Maicurlies,

It is a beautiful day today and as I was getting ready to start my day I thought about going over my blog and then it dawned on me! I seem to have gotten so caught up on my Hair sections that I somehow forgot about the Skin and Health part! Now, when I first thought about making my Blog I said “yes I will focus on my hair ….I will show this mixture…that style…blahblahblah”. I made a little “brainstorm” of ideas and all that good stuff. I then thought I should also include something else because life is not ALL about hair right?! But ever since I started doing my DIY Mixing Videos I seem to have gotten sidetracked. So I have to apologize about that! 

If all I do is focus on Hair…I will run out of things to write about and record LOL! As I have mentioned 100x by now…I am NOT a professional. So instead of creating a blog that will die down in a year (due to lack of material) I will start to include more posts, videos etc about Skin Care and some “Health tips”. For example I have a new exercise schedule that I need to load up and some odd’s and ends I can mention. In regards to Skin I will start making videos on my little mixes at first. There are also some alternative options that you can use as apposed to just the ones I use so I shall start doing something about that too. 

This way I am not boring you with hair…hair…hair! Ok I got that off my chest 🙂

I hope you enjoy your day/night! 

Maicurls

Maicurls

My Exercise Programs

Hello World Wide Web!

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I just wanted to note down a few lines. I have added a page dedicated to my workout programs in my ‘Health’ section under the title of “Working Out“. I basically wanted to share the schedules I made up for myself. Currently I have my Elliptical and Fitness Blender Program jotted down for you guys! This is just to give you an idea of what you can do for yourself. I have a tone that I have made for myself over the years. As I said in my ‘Health’ page, I get bored quite easily so I have been through a ton of different programs but so far I am really enjoying Fitness Blender and since I have an Elliptical Machine at home what more could I ask for?! 

If anyone would like to see more of my exercise programs just leave me a message and I would be happy to share them!

Have a great day!

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls