Friday, June 11, 2010

Fitness Friday: KettleWorx, Week 3

KettleWorx kettlebell
Last week, because Monday was a holiday in the US and my husband was off from work, I missed my regular KettleWorx workout.  I decided to shift from Monday-Wednesday-Friday to Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday.  Wednesday got busy, so I ended up doing Cardio and Resistance on consecutive days, Thursday and Friday.  I do not recommend this!  (There's a reason that the KettleWorx instructions suggest choosing three non-consecutive days!)  What I found is that my muscles, especially in my legs, were so fatigued that it lasted for three days.  Because of that, I had to change the schedule for this week.  I've learned to keep to the schedule!

So this week I did Core (Week 2) on Tuesday and Cardio (Week 3) on Thursday.  Next week I'll be back to three times a week, starting with Resistance (Week 3).  Here are my observations and results:
  • The KettleWorx workouts continue to be fun!  The variety really helps me stay with the program.
  • Even though I moved up to Core Week 2, I didn't have the same kind of soreness that I had after the first time.  I'm confident that it's working, but I'm having less pain.
  • The Cardio workouts continue to be challenging for me, but I think I'm gaining ground on it.  And, as I wrote last week, the cardio benefits are the most important to me.
  • I continue to notice more muscle strength and definition, and slimming in a few particular spots.  None of it would be evident to anyone else at this point; I need to lose some weight before it shows!
  • I haven't gained or lost weight this week.  But today I read that weight training often causes weight gain, because of the increase in muscle mass, so I think I just need to be patient and stick with it.
  • My favorite words have become "Okay, last rep!"  My least favorite words?  "Set 2"  :) These workouts are challenging but worth it!
Let me know if you have any questions about my experience with KettleWorx!

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

2 comments :

  1. Congratulations on sticking to it. It sounds like a fun workout. I wish I could get up the energy or whatever is preventing me to do some cardio. I like to do yoga and still haven't done it lately. So I applaud you for sticking to it and I am excited by the results you're seeing. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Girl you're doing so great keeping up with it. It really helps having variety I find I stop it gets boring. I so will have to get this!

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