My CORE DE FORCE Journey (Days 8-14)
"Fitness is not about being better than someone else...it is about being better than you use to be." ~ Unknown
Day 8: MMA Shred, Core Kinetics and 5 minute stretching at night
My moves are better. Two things have helped me this time: 1) I remembered to slow down and 2) I focused on Jessica, the person who does the modified moves. I noticed that I would try to do what the other more advanced people were doing if I took my eyes off of Jessica.
This is the first time for Core Kinetics and I am really excited about it. I also did the PM stretching for the first time and I really think this will be a night time routine for me even after I have completed Core de Force. I know the 5 minutes will certainly pay off.
Day 9: Power Sculpt and 5 minute stretching at night
In every Beachbody program I have done, there is at least one day that I do not look forward to...this is the one in Core de Force! A lot of the moves in this session are pretty challenging for me. So, I see what muscles are being targeted and I substituted an exercise that I can do that works the same muscles. As I get stronger, I'll do the suggested ones. I remind myself that it is not a 50 yard dash, it is a journey and I can always repeat the program.
Day 10: MMA Shred, Core Kinetics and 5 minute stretching at night
I realized that I am not watching the clock as much! Improving? Yes!!!
Day 11: Dynamic Strength and 5 minute stretching at night
A challenging day for me...a lot of lunges and my right knee makes this day difficult at best. I must admit, it is frustrating but I remember athletes who have overcome much more than a painful knee.
Days 12-14: MMA Power, Power Sculpt, Active Recovery and 5 minute stretching at night
You know the saying, "Life happens"? Well it certainly did in this case. I am in Doha, Qatar awaiting the birth of our 9th grandchild. As it turns out, my Core de Force journey was put on hold for a few days...our grandson was born on 18 Nov!!
I did some exercising but it was very minimal. But, as I mentioned earlier, I am on a fitness journey and it may slow down at times but it doesn't stop.
I am almost half way through Core de Force. Who knows, there may be more interruptions and then again, maybe not. Let's see what the next week brings.
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