This past week was very successful. I completed all my workouts for the entire week, using Kayla Itsines BBG app, Sweat.
Now, I throurghly enjoy the ratio of cardio to strength training with BBG, but it seems to me the strength workouts are more like low intensity calisthenics. Don’t get me wrong, I like a good slow strength building day using bodyweight. I’m just not craving that right now, though.
One thing I’ve learned about my body, in the past is that it responds well to high intensity cardio, long distance running, and functional fitness (crossfit, kettlebell, or weightlifting), and yoga. Whenever I’m getting a solid mix of those things I feel top notch, lean out, and get nicely toned.
BBG just doesn’t include that. It’s not well rounded enough – for me.
So my search began again.
I found myself submitting my info for a trail of Daily Burn, just to try out Black Fire. It’s supposedly the at home TV version of Crossfit. -I adore crossfit. I miss it. But have yet to find the RIGHT box to be apart of.- So I figured Black Fire would provide me with similar functional movements, a tv crew to motivate me, and it’s a free trial….
Right off the bat I fell in love. It has a competitive feel to it, it’s using stuff I already have from the home gym, and it was 30 minutes of nonstop “LET’S DO THIS!!”
Dripping sweat, 30 minutes, and 157 calories killed later…This is what I’m talking about.
The app streams on Chromecast so it feels LIVE, well as much as a TV can. The instructor was tough and motivating at all the right times.
BBG is a wonderful program, and I’m sure I’ll be back one day, but I need alot of intensity right now. Changing things up always helped me stay out of a rut, in the past, so this change kind of revs me up to hit the ground running this week.
Tomorrow, I plan to lace up for a run,at the gym after I teach my yoga class (day 9!!!), and doing day 2 of Black Fire tomorrow evening.
I’m looking forward to this program, the results, and how it makes me feel!
Excited and ready to kick some ass…