Friday, April 4

Fit Friday: How I worked out in March

March was a very inconstinent month when talking about my fitness.

If you remember me posting my goals for 2014, one of them was to achieve 1000 minutes on Nike Training Club app. My idea was that I was only going to do the 15 minutes workouts as a target toning after the workouts I do - Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper, Youtube videos (Xhit, FitnessBlender, BeFit), but somehow I started doing the longer (30, 45 min) workouts on the app too and the minutes started to load.

I reached my 2014 fitness goal on March 3. 
That's not a joke.

When I started doing the long workouts, thousand minutes suddenly didn't seem as that many. A week into March and over 200 minutes done, I felt like I could do thousand minutes in a month. I was at 810 minutes on March 20th, 11 days left, 190 minutes left. The stakes weren't high and the deal was almost done at that point. I was super confident about reaching the goal. And I got sick.

I was pissed off. I tried to workout on March 25th because I was feeling like I could do it, but it was the last shot I did before getting antibiotics prescribed for a week. Tripping right before the finish line, that's how I felt (and still feel) about it. I did one stretching video to round the March number of minutes to 900. That's a huge number, of course, but I wanted a thousand.

Yes, I'm a little obsessed by the one and three zeros, but life goes on. Thousand minutes is my goal for this April. Even though I have to start slow as I'm still not one hundred percent okay.

Let's get to the point, this is how I worked out in March:
March 1
NTC: Body buffer (45 min)
BeFit: 30 day 6 pack - Hard core training

March 2
NTC: Sonja Moses' Metabolic boost (30 min)
NTC: Butt buster (15 min)
BeFit: 30 day 6 pack - tone up

March 3
NTC: Sydney Leroux's Gym sculpt (15 min)
NTC: Traci Cooper's Vinyasa rush studio (15 min)
BeFit: 30 day 6 pack - Fat burn

March 5
NTC: Flex machine (30 min)
NTC: Jessie J's Wild alive (15 min)

March 6
BeFit: 30 day 6 pack  - Pilates
XHIT: Toned arms workout x2

March 7
NTC: Fire drill (45 min)
NTC: Shawn Johnson's Full stretch guide (15 min)

March 8
NTC: Body buffer (45 min)
NTC: Laura Enever's Fierce (15 min)
NTC: Shawn Johnson's Full stretch guide (15 min)
NTC: Traci Cooper's Vinyasa rush studio (15 min)

March 9
NTC: Flex machine (30 min)
BeFit: 30 day 6 pack - Shred

March 10
NTC: Shawn Johnson's Full stretch guide (15 min)

March 12
NTC: Gabi Douglas' Perfect alignment (15 min)
NTC: Sydney Leroux's Gym sculpt (15 min)
NTC: Shawn Johnson's Full stretch guide (15 min)
NTC: Traci Cooper's Vinyasa rush studio (15 min)

March 13
XHIT: Toned arms workout

March 14
NTC: Syndey Leroux's Gym sculpt (15 min)
NTC: Jeanette Jenkins' Hollywood ab blast (15 min)
NTC: Shawn Johnson's Full stretch guide (15 min)

March 15
NTC: Fast + fierce (45 min)
NTC: Jessie J's Wild alive (15 min)
NTC: Shakedown (30 min)
NTC: Traci Cooper's Vinyasa rush studio (15 min)

March 16
NTC: Better butt (15 min)

March 17
NTC: Sydney Leroux's Gym sculpt (15 min)
NTC: Leg sculptor (15 min)
NTC: Shakedown (30 min)
NTC: Jessica Michibata's Box smart (15 min)
NTC: Shawn Johnson's Full stretch guide (15 min)

March 18
NTC: Tighten up (45 min)
NTC: Shawn Johnson's Full stretch guide (15 min)

March 20
NTC: Flex machine (30 min)
NTC: Leah Kim's Dynamic yoga (15 min)
NTC: Shawn Johnson's Full stretch guide (15 min)

March 25
NTC: Sydney Leroux's Gym sculpt (15 min)
NTC: Tighten up (45 min)
NTC: Shawn Johnson's Full stretch guide (15 min)

March 31
NTC: Shawn Johnson's Full stretch guide (15 min)

NTC minutes in March: 900

Sunday, March 30

Nail polish collection clean up

If you know me, or been following me for a while, you probably know that I'm that one girl who has her nails always painted. It's because my nails have the worst shape and they simply look awful and nail polish is a quick way to make them look (at least a little) acceptable. I own quite a lot of nail polishes and I look for new ones whenever I visit a drugstore. Since I've recently bought a couple of new bottles, I got this idea that I should go throught my collection and throw away all used up or dried nail polishes that only waste space on the shelf, so I did and I'm going to show you what I'm throwing away right after posting this. Names marked with a star were my favourites. 

from left to right, all from Essence colour & go collection: 78 blue addicted, 76 hard to resist, 98 walk on air*, 53 you belong to me*, 60 fateful desire, 92 better late than never, 46 wake up!, 36 enchanted fairy*, 95 wanna be your sunshine 

Essence nude glam - 01 hazelnut cream pie, Avon speeddry+ - ballerina, Avon nailwear pro+ - real red, Essence multi dimension - 53 midniht rocker, Essence nail art - 02 circus confetti, Maybelline mini colorama - 63 beige in love*, NYC In a New York Minute - 325 Raindrop, Catrice - 975 It's all I can blue, Charm limit 22, Charm limit 13

Monday, March 3

Movie: Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

Movie on IMDB.com // My rating: 4/5

I watched this piece a while ago and I have to admit it changed my life a little bit. It's not a movie you'd watch over and over again, but there's a healthy-habits message for everyone. Joe Cross (who's according to his words fat, sick and nearly dead) decides to change his life and only drink vegetable and fruit juice for 60 days. His results are staggering. In the second part of the documentary, he travels the United States and help other people, who help other people... and you know how it works when one person manages to lose weight, right? It's a trigger for everyone around.

The results of Joe himself and other people in the film really touched me and I'd love to try this too, but.. yes, it's obviously hard to take a juicer with you wherever you go, but I guess summer will be long enough to spend a few weeks on greens :)

Friday, February 28

Find your beat, then MARCH to it



It's crazy how it's already March 1st tomorrow and I feel like the winter has not started yet. Dear winter, I'm really disappointed by your performance this year. How many snowy days did we get? Like, two? Ugh. I really wish for some super cool month of March to compensate.

I'm super excited about March because of play-off hockey (because 2 teams to follow and support is definitely a different experience than only supporting one), reaching my yearly fitness goal (I was too good on myself, will have to multiply the real 2014 goal like five times) and a lot of more, but all I can think of right now is all the school work due April 1st or close to that date. 

,,I'm all determined to show March who's the boss,'' she said while setting her alarm o'clock to 5:30 am, because school on Saturday is a real thing. (And I hate it, yeah - especially because I have to wake up the earliest from the entire weak, but I keep my mind set to ''time's a tool, not a crutch'' - and I probably would not get out of bed until noon, so... bring it on)

What are your plans for March?