Wednesday, July 21, 2010

challenge update

 i mentioned in this post that i'm doing a thirty day challenge so i thought i would share some of my favorite moves with you that i've learned from my tracy anderson dvd's...

- great for thighs and butt - 
get on all fours, take your leg out to the side and then cross it over your opposite leg - do at least thirty-five reps on each leg

 - great for butt, thighs and side abs - 
grab a chair while on all fours with one hand on the chair and the other on the ground. lift the opposite leg from the arm that is holding the chair and lift straight back, bend that leg forward at a diagonal while bringing the chair forward - do at least thirty-five reps on each leg

- my favorite ab move - 
lay with legs and arms outstretched while holding no more than three pound weights (i use two), bring your arms out towards your legs while pulling your legs in a frog like position - repeat at least forty times never letting your legs touch the ground

these are just a few of my favorite moves - let me know if you try any

remember, don't use more than three pound weights!
i use two pounds...

here is a rundown of my meals and workouts over the last few days:

day: friday july 16, 2010
breakfast: kashi cereal with rice milk and coffee
lunch: ten multi grain crackers with raspberry jam from trader joes and water
dinner: small bean, cheese and chicken burrito
workout: tracy anderson perfect design series sequence III
dancing/jumping on rebounder
time: TA 55min
rebounder 45min

day: saturday july 17, 2010
breakfast: pumpkin spice kashi bar with coffee
lunch: coffee/banana smoothie with fat burner blend from blenders in the grass with handful of wasabi flavored almonds
snack: ruffels chips with sour cream and onion dip
dinner: grilled chicken breast, sweet mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, greens with avo, pine nuts drizzle of balsamic dressing, few sips of chardonay
dessert: light whipped cream with fresh strawberries
workout: 30 min of playing in the pool with the girls

day: sunday july 18, 2010
breakfast: pumpkin spice kashi bar with coffee
lunch: banana and carob smoothie with fat burner blend from blenders handful of cheese flavored sun chips
dinner: small spoonful of baked beans, small spoonful of potato salad, greens with hardboiled egg and fresh strawberries, slice of french bread and iced tea
dessert: tiny sliver of homemade banana cake with carmel frosting, and two small slices of homemade lemon maringue pie with coffee
snack: fresca taco from taco bell 170calories
workout: none

day: monday july 19, 2010
breakfast: kashi cereal with rice milk and coffee
lunch: small slice of lemon maringue pie and coffee
dinner: pumpkin spice kashi bars and coffee
workout: tracy anderson's mat workout dvd plus extra ab work and dancing/jumping on rebounder
time: TA 57min
extra ab work 5min
rebounding 60min

day: tuesday july 20, 2010
breakfast: kashi cereal, rice milk and coffee
lunch: pumpkin spice kashi bar
dinner: small glass of white wine, sushi 9 pieces
dessert: 1 small chocolate covered butter cookie with coffee
snack: three small slices of cheese, handful of pita chips with yogurt cucumber dip
workout: 47min of tracy anderson's post pregnancy workout and dancing/jumping on rebounder
time: TA 47min
rebounding 40min

day: wednesday july 21, 2010
breakfast: kashi cereal with rice milk and coffee
lunch: handful sea salt pita chips dipped in cucumber yogurt sauce
dinner: baked chicken breast with organic brown rice and black beans with water
workout: 55 min of tracy anderson perfect design series sequence I, dancing/jumping on rebounder, ab isolations, arms
time: TA 55min
rebounding 60min
extra ab isolations 5min
extra arms 7min
weighted arms with two pound weights 7min

i also drink about 60oz of water every day - sometimes more, sometimes less - water is key!

as i've mentioned plenty of times before on my blog, i'm a HUGE tracy anderson fan so i thought i would share a little clip of tracy explaining her method and showing some of her moves from her mat workout - the arms and ab isolations are insane in this dvd - it kicks butt!

have any of you tried TA's method?
what do you think?



MannMom3 said...

OMG! You are hilarious!!! Love the moves..;-)

BuenoBueno said...

yay! Keep it up cutie! That looks intense. My problem with working out is that I get bored. I have to constantly find new ways to work out. I think that's why I loved dance classes so much. Fun and always different. You look great!

MannMom3 said...

I take it your power is back on..

Lindsey said...

Thanks for sharing your workouts and meals - I love seeing what people are doing when it comes to health and fitness - it's motivating! Keep up the good work - you look great!

Cakeblast said...

I've never tried Tracy Anderson's moves but it looks pretty strenuous (a good thing) - I'm actually doing a daily Mitch Gaylord routine (will be blogging about it soon). I am a new follower from Follow Me Chickadee!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kassi! I actually just started one of her videos after seeing an article about how she trains Gwyneth paltrow. And love it because it works you out but it is still gentle, which is something I need. I am already a follower but have a new blog about my train up for a marathon now that I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism! Check if out when you get a chance at

BuenoBueno said...

helllls yeah mama!!!!!
you are hard core and i love it!
love your toms too:)
keep it up!

Bridget said...

that looks like core fusion--a workout that i have been looooving for 3+ years now. go you!

Victoria said...


I'm your newest follower from Chickadee Friday :)

I'll have to try that workout, I'm always looking for new programs


Cameron said...

This is awesome! I really need to start doing some workouts now, but I'm having a hard time finding time with everything! I'm heading over to check out the blog with the 30 day fitness challenge!

P.S. - I LOVE your Toms shoes!! My husband was just groomsman in a wedding where the entire wedding party wore Toms shoes. I thought it was so adorable!

I'd love for you to stop by my blog!

chelsea lee aka spicklebee said...

you are so darn cute! Don't think I've ever looked quite that hot while working out!!

have a great trip and I can't wait to catch up when you get back. We need to get on the phone or something!!!

my name is lauren. said...

look at you hot momma!!!

you may not have lost pounds, but you for sure lost inches. you look SO good!

i'm sad the video link isn't working :(. maybe you can e-mail it to me some time. i'm super excited to try out these moves! thanks for sharing friend!

xo. thanks.

Christina said... do you survive on crackers for lunch? I would wither away and not have any energy for workouts if I ate like you! Make sure you are getting enough protein and stuff...crazy girl! Love you!

chelsea lee aka spicklebee said...

Hey Kass-
I finally got around to doing these yesterday and they were pretty challenging! That last ab one was great! Thanks for sharing!!