Joe Abs 5th BeachBody workout of 2019 – January 5, 2019.
Today my wife Stacia Kennedy joined me for my BeachBody workout. She’s had great success using Core De Force programs in the past, so I chose to go with a workout she was familiar with – MMA Shred from Core De Force and BeachBody on Demand. It was a really sweaty workout and we were also joined by two year old Ava Kalea who really wanted to join in the fun.
This is the 4th Joe Abs BeachBody workout of 2019 – Shift Shop Strength :25 . It’s a short workout and I did it with light weights and modifications because of the injuries to my big toes.
I apologize for the messed up audio – did not have the time to figure out what went wrong.
The third Joe Abs BeachBody workout of 2019 – today I chose to go with the familiar Body Beast program and did Build Shoulders. Body Beast is a very good BeachBody fitness program centered around lifting weights and getting Beasty!
Today’s BeachBody Workout: Total Body Core – Day 1 of BeachBody 80 Obsession
As I touched on in my blog post earlier today, my new schedule was derailed, but I had the opportunity to practice patience and flexibility. It also gave me the chance to make sure I got my BeachBody workout in no matter what.
Today’s BeachBody on Demand workout was Total Body Core, Day 1 of the 80 Day Obsession program with Autumn Calabrese. I was actually pleasantly surprised with the workout and how much it made me sweat. Autumn is a very experience trainer who explains the exercises very well and helps to motivate throughout the program.
Yesterday’s workout activity was decent, although not great. The highlight was probably finishing the 3rd day in a row of the 3 Week Yoga Retreat from BeachBody on Demand.
I only did 35 minutes of cardio and logged in 17,987 steps in on my fitness tracker and the VeryFitPro app. Didn’t really do a lot of other exercise.
Getting excited about going to Mammoth Mountain tomorrow. Looks like it is going to be really nice skiing and riding.
Still the same, want to get in some good exercise today – probably won’t be on a cardio machine or lifting weights for the next 4 days or so (but I am sure my legs will be feeling it each and every day).
Yesterday was a good get back on track day – with both my workouts (activity) and nutrition. I set a personal recent record for steps with 26,699 steps – although I only spent 33 minutes 33 seconds on the cardio machine.
Perhaps the highlight was doing Day 2 of the 3 Week Yoga Retreat on BeachBody on Demand: Stretch. Each day I do yoga, I realize that I’m not nearly as limber nor in as good condition as I thought. Yoga is really a good practice and I’m really enjoying it – although I do have to admit it is difficult to stay focused on it (or anything else) if the 2 year old Ava Kalea is “up and at em”. She usually demands (and deserves) my attention.
Three days ago I signed up as a Team BeachBody Coach, to help people get fit, healthy and happy! I’m so excited to get started in this new business and lifestyle!
In interest of full disclosure and total transparency – this is not the first time I’ve been a Team BeachBody Coach. I initially signed up as a ‘Coach’ about a year and a half ago, shortly after our daughter Ava Kalea was born. My wife signed up to get back in shape after having the baby and wanted to get into the business while she was a stay at home mom – and I wanted to support her. I was extremely skeptical of 1) working out at home and 2) BeachBody products in general – but always want to support my wife any way I can – and I was of course super happy that she wanted to get back into shape! (the better shape we are in, the more fun our practice for making Ava Kalea, Jacqueline and Makaya a baby brother ……) Continue reading Why I Went All-In as a Team BeachBody Coach
This morning I took my first DEXA Body Composition exam since November 25, 2015. It has been just 90 days since I was released to workout after recovering from hernia surgery in October. It’s also been just over 6 months since Ava Kalea Kennedy was born – and man is it hard to work off that baby weight 😉 !!!!
I have been working out pretty good – at home with BeachBody workouts and sometimes at a 24 Hour Fitness – but my membership there just expired, so now I’ll be working out at home and on the beach with BeachBody and Stacia Kennedy. My clean eating has been pretty good, with a mostly pescatarian diet for the past month or so.
The last couple of times I had a DEXA scan, I was very disappointed in my results – I was expecting much better results – probably because I once tested out at 5.2% bodyfat on a BodPod. While I know the BodPod is nowhere near as accurate as a DEXA scan, I was still hoping for less than 10% bodyfat. In November 2015, I was 14.4% at 157.8 lbs. Today I tested out at 14.5% body fat and weighed in at 165.9. So in the last 16 months or so, I’ve not been able to workout much because of the hernia, my wife had a baby (usually a time of weight gain for both parents), had surgery, been diagnosed with AFIB, became a BeachBody Coach, gained about 8 lbs of muscle while maintaining a percentage of body fat that is lower than 92% of 25 year olds.
Not bad for a 54 year old guy whose abs are coming back ….
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