Friday, May 28, 2010

Fitness Friday: KettleWorx, Week 1

KettleWorx kettle bell
Since I last posted, I've done two more KettleWorx workouts: Resistance and Core. Now that I've tried one workout from each of the three categories, these are my observations:
  • Before I started the KettleWorx program, I'd been doing strength training and riding the stationary bike.  Since I started, I've learned that the strength aspect of the workouts (I'm using the 10-pound bell) is within my range of ability, but I can't quite keep up with the cardio part.  I'm out of breath before my arms/legs/etc. get tired.
  • After the first day, I was mildly sore all over.  But a day after the first Core workout, I am quite sore, all through my abs and obliques.  Not in an I'm never doing that again way, but in an I want to do that again--just not today way!
  • As I wrote last time, my biggest challenge in keeping up an exercise routine is boredom.  I really like that KettleWorx has different routines, so each workout is done only once a week.  Mixing it up keeps it fun!
  • In this week I've managed to gain three pounds.  I totally blame that on junk food, because I'm confident that I'm getting good exercise!  Although I would love to lose weight, my primary focus is on health, especially cardiovascular health.
  • Even in just a week, it's getting easier for me to complete the workouts.  However, I've decided to repeat the Week 1 routines to try to build my stamina before I move on.  So far I can tell you that the second time through the Week 1 Cardio was significantly easier than the first time!
I'll keep you posted on how it's going!

Disclosure: I received this product, at no cost to me, for review purposes. All opinions are my own, and your experience may vary. Before using this product, read the manufacturer's safety information and consult with your physician.

8 comments :

  1. Sounds interesting. Hope the workouts continue to be easy for you. :O)

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  2. You go girl!!! I so want this .. I like the oh this hurts I'll do it just not today! Keep it up I can't wait to see what next week is like!

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  3. Looks like a cool way to work out! I hate exercise because of boredom too!...will have to check it out. Thanks for the review!

    Jenni
    MissTutu.com

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  4. This sounds wonderful! I don't think I could do it at this point. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Sounds like a fun workout. Speaking of working out. I need to get to doing something myself. At least a little yoga or something.

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  6. Go Melissa. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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  7. I wish I could get back to some sort of fitness regiment. I have slacked for way too long. Kettle worx sounds interesting and hope this works well for you! Happy Memorial Day.

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