Working Out A Work-Out Plan

I had planned on starting to work-out again beginning this month of April. Somehow it felt wrong to start working out during Holy Week, so I postponed. It would have been pointless anyway, since Easter Weekend somehow just ended up being an eating fest this year–my parents hosted a party Saturday night to celebrate their wedding anniversary, then Easter Sunday lunch with fam + another party that late afternoon/evening, not to mention all the Easter candy!!!

Working out simply would not have worked out…

But now I am getting myself worked up to work out, especially since my brother and hubby (or so he says) are planning to start their Insanity / P90X work-out regimens again. I figured, why not start with them?

Don’t get me wrong…I don’t plan on doing any extreme workouts. Thankfully, I don’t need to. Just some toning up here and there to have an ideal swimsuit shape come summer is all I want.

My biggest problem area is my tummy (I’m sure a lot of mommies can relate). I wish fat stores would go straight to my hips (wishful thinking…LOL!!!), but unfortunately, all the candy and cakes and ice cream of the past few months just have somehow gone straight to my tummy area, leaving a muffin top (!!!)

I don’t have any strict plans…just a few work-out inspirations from Pinterest.

Here are a few, I hope you find inspiration using any or all of these:

The Starter’s Exercise Plan – this is a 20-day “warm-up” work-out of sorts, something I definitely can live with…

The Starter's Exercise Plan via Pinterest from

Here’s some on How to get Killer Abs (I want!!) …another one from Pinterest, but the actual link is not working, so I am linking back to the pin instead.

And this one, to Combat those Pesky Cellulites

Combat cellulite using the "Tracy Anderson" method, from Cosmopolitan magazine, July 2011

And an image for some motivation to work out and get to your goal, also from Pinterest.

Other things I’ve used (and will probably use again) for getting toned are –

  1. Sketchers Shape-ups Shoes – not sure how effective they are, but I use mine when taking walks out with Miguel…they have a “bouncy” soft feeling when walking on street sidewalks.
  2. Zumba Fitness DVDs – a fun way to work up a sweat while grooving and dancing at the same time! Even better when you are doing it with girlfriends, sisters, aunts…even your mom!
  3. Brazil Butt Lift Workout DVDs – yes, that’s really what it’s called! I LOVE these…the work-outs from these DVDs are TIRING!! But they produce quick tone-up results.

How do you stay in shape and “not let go” of your body and beauty regimen?


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jen
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 22:05:22

    Goodness…I need a copy of the Brazil Butt Lift Workout DVDs. I can’t believe you have that!

    I need inspiration. I am feeling overweight. Ugh. I haven’t ran in more than 1 month. I was supposed to start today.

    I want killer abs too. Tummy is such a bad area.


    • NewMamma
      Apr 16, 2012 @ 22:58:04

      Oo…I asked for the Brazil Butt Lift from Te for my 29th bday!! I have yet to start it again. Mejo mahirap, busy na kasi. You really have to carve out some time for working out!! Isipin mo pupunta tayo ulit sa Cabo…

  2. joyce
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 07:00:46

    i am feeling heavy too.. lol.. i really need to start going back to the gym… Mare, ive seen pics you look soo skinny.. what are you talking about.


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