Veganuary

January= VeganuaryVeganTM_col

I can’t believe it next Sunday is already February. How did it happen? That’s just crazy.

But the first month of New Year isn’t bad so far. My Jawbone fitness bracelet died after Xmas, but I’m truly blessed with wonderful husband and I have Fitbit now. Still not sure how I feel about it tho, but I like the display part 😀

I joined Veganuary (people going vegans for month of January) and I was pretty surprise how many people joined the group… fingers crossed that most of them will stay vegans. Yay J Go vegans!

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So far I managed to work on my story ( I’m 3 chapters in) and I’m keeping up with my workouts, the eating habits are still an issue, but I’m working on it too 😉 So let’s see what I did so far:

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January workout schedule:

1.1.2015 Body Crush 7.     ?
2.1          Cardio Shred 6.    17min and 21sec

5.1          B-Crush 10.          23 min
6.1          C-Shred 8.             HK=364, CL-L=27.5, CL-R=26, KS=90, KB-T=18
7.1          P-Yoga 9.   +         20R (10/50) = HK=1202, 1-2=1063
8.1          B-Crush 8.             18 min and 25 sec
9.1          C-Shred 7.             13 min 31 sec

12.1        B-Crush 11.          2R + 1 JS+2MC
13.1        C-Shred 9.             123=21, SPU=16, JL-LL=30, HK=251, SLL=37, GS=17,KS=60
14.1        P-Yoga 10.   +       20R (10/50) = HK=1290, 1-2=1098
15.1        B-Crush 9.             2R+ 4TH exercise- 10MC
16.1        C-Shred 8.             HK=408, CL-L=27, CL-R=27, KS=92, KB-T=21
                         +44,       -1/2,           +1,       =2,           +3
 

19.1        BENCHMARK WORKOUT 24min 44sec 1st R Pistols, 2nd -4th Surrender Squats
20.1        C-Shred 10.           12min and 59 sec
21.1        P-Yoga 11.
               + C-Shred 10.       17min and 16 sec
22.1        B-Crush 10.          22min and 31sec
23.1        C-Shred 9.             123=31, SPU=17, JL-LL=36, HK=261, SLL=43, GS=17,KS=63
                  +10,         +1,       +6,       +10,        +5,      +0.5,     +3
                 + C-Shred 10.           12 min and 29sec

24.1        B-Crash 11.
25.1        C-Shred 11.
 

26.-30.1 ZWOWs ???

I’m not sure with next week schedule yet, maybe I will try new versions of ZWOW’s.

 

Benchmark workout it’s like a fit test in ZGYM and I must say it was a KILLER! I must be crazy but I’m looking forward doing it again in February to see if I improved.

Peace and love, G.

December 2014 with update

December Calendar

December 2014

And we almost have a middle of the December, Second Advent is behind us and we almost have Christmas and we won’t even realize it and this year will be over soon so let’s try to make most of what we have left. 🙂 And let’s not leave all resolutions just for the New Year and maybe we can have earlier start.

I’m not really once a year only resolution person I’m trying to get better on daily, weekly, monthly basis. I’m trying to improve myself and my life so I can be happier and better version of myself the day before. 😉

But if you like to make New Year’s resolutions for 2015 please consider going eco-friendly, choose vegetarian diet or even vegan. Your body and our planet will thank you for it. 😉

I like this month – Holiday season- Christmas movies and carols, but what I don’t like about this time of the year is the craziness – some people go totally mental – they are forgetting that this time of year is not about the presents and food …it’s about time spending with family. And another thing is the shops – another mad house- shops are closed like for 2 days and some of the people think that they will starve or something – please remember people working in the shops also deserve holidays! – Time to spend with their families! Two days ago I noticed on Morrison that they will have opened also on Boxing day and New year’s until 5pm – so I think I won’t be shopping in that store again – obviously they don’t care about their employees! That’s just sad. 😦

I will try this month not to get suck in into this madness and I will try to be positive and jolly! Fingers crossed.

ZGYM

So I decided to join ZGYM and I’m enjoying the new workouts and also the updated ZWOW on which ones is Zuzka weekly working. I’m still short on equipment, but I’m doing my best with what I have.

What will you get in ZGYM:

This is the only place on the internet where you can find Zuzka’s brand new workouts!
ZGYM™ Month-to-Month for 9.99 $
Members will get access to the ongoing ZGym workout series:

CardioShred™ (high-intensity cardio with weights)
Body Crush™ (Body-weight only Workouts)
JRC™ (Jump Rope Cardio)
Power Yoga
Beginner Class

3 Brand New Workouts Every Week
Weekly Workout Schedule and A Monthly Special: Workout Program for a special occasion.

 
Zuzka is in ZGYM providing weekly workout schedule but for now I’m following my own:

Monday:               new BODY CRUSH
Tuesday:               new CARDIO SHRED
Wednesday:         POWER YOGA
Thursday:            old BODY CRUSH: beating my personal best
Friday:                  old CARDIO SHRED: beating my personal best
Weekends: OFF – active rest day

And whichever day I feel like I can do one of the other workouts like Jump rope, Kettlebell series, Guns& Pistols or something from the free section.

My scores & times:

Week 4 in ZGYM

1.12: Body Crush 5: 20 min.
2.12: Cardio Shred 3: somehow I managed to keep an eye on my scores: HK=525, KS=45, S&P=30, KH=36                                             KB= 8kg,  DB= 2x3kg
3.12: Power Yoga 4:
4.12: Body Crush 3: 10 min and 47 sec
5.12: Cardio Shred 2: 12 min

Week 5 in ZGYM

7.12: Body Crush 6: 2 rounds + 5BPU
8.12: Cardio Shred 4: 21min and 51sec OMG! I survived. The 1 min jump rope between the exercises a killer! And I have to work on my renegade push up – the third round wasn’t the prettiest           KB= 8kg,  DB= 2x3kg
9.12: Power Yoga 5
10.12: Body Crush 4: 13 min and 55 sec
11.12: Cardio Shred 3: HK=537, KS=45, S&P=39, KH=39       KB= 8kg,  DB= 2x3kg

Week 6 in ZGYM

15.12: Body Crush 7: 3 rounds + 13 reps of 2nd set Pendulum
16.12: Cardio Shred 5: 16min and 20 sec          KB= 8kg,  DB= 2x3kg
17.12: Power Yoga 6.
18.12: Body Crush 5: 18min and 25sec       
19.12: Cardio Shred 4: 20min and 27sec          KB= 8kg,  DB= 2×3.5kg

Week 7 in ZGYM

22.12: Body Crush 8: 18min and 56sec
23.12: Cardio Shred 6: 19min and 16sec          KB= 8kg,  DB= 2×3.5kg
24.12: Power Yoga 7.
25.12: Body Crush 6:
26.12: Cardio Shred 5:

Week 8 in ZGYM

29.12: Body Crush 9:
30.12: Cardio Shred 7:
31.12: Power Yoga 8.
xmas
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Peace and love, G.

November 2014

November Calendar

November 2014

So first half of the month is already behind me … I can’t believe it! I’m checking my personal organizer (no I’m not Filofax fan or any other leather diary fan) and I’m way behind from last month, but I’m going to step it up this month!

I’m back in London, slowly adjusting and settling down and I’m back to my training. First week I was more or less just catching up with sleeping and putting this place in shape. But I’m back and I’m also back to Zuzka Lights workouts… I just missed the high intensity and the challenge. So good bye Body Beach Workouts! Welcome back Zuzka Light 🙂
Zuzka recently changed or updated her site and first week of November was also free look into her ZGYM, so I wrote down her workouts and I’m completing them one by one …. so far I love every single one, but that’s not a surprise.

For now I’m also limited with my equipment, I have of course my speed rope and I have 8kg kettlebell, but I’m planning to update my collection before end of the year.

Week 1 in my ZGYM

Body Crush 1 aka ZWOW 117 – 11min and 44 sec
JRC X 1 (Jump Rope Cardio) – worst jump roping ever! way too many interruptions and ZERO double unders
Power Yoga 1
Body Crush 2 aka ZWOW 118 – in 15 min AMRAP I did 1 round and 10 Side Lunge Jump combo
Tabata 1 – new one – I was keeping up with Zuzka

Week 2 in my ZGYM

Body Crush 3 aka ZWOW 119 – 11 min and 50 sec
JRC X 2 (Jump Rope Cardio) – killer cardio but I did better than last week and I even tried double unders, managed 2 solid ones
Power Yoga 2
Body Crush 1 aka ZWOW 117 – beating my personal best!
Tabata or other workout

And the following week I will be doing similar workouts. I will be updating before end of this month.

November Update:

Week 2 in ZGYM

Tabata or other workout  Cardio Shred 1 : 16 min – 2x3kg dumbbells & 8kg Kettlebell

Week 3 in ZGYM

Body Crush 4.: 14 min and 25 sec
Cardio Shred 2.: 14min and 5sec – 2x3kg DB & 8kg KB
Power Yoga 2.
Day off
Body Crush 2. : 2 rounds – 4 Push ups ( next time I’m going for full 2 rounds)

Peace and love, G

April – August 2014

I’m back with updates!

This is going to be one very very loooong post.my personal organizer
So I was offline for some time because I was pretty busy with school and learning German. But I managed to past my A2 level test without any problems (and I skipped the level A1 completely 😉 )And in July we some-how decided to leave Austria so the life got again crazy. On the end of the last month we moved all our stuff to my Moms, where we are staying until beginning of October, when we will be moving back to UK. Looks like German speaking country is just not for us – at least not for now.
With all the cleanings I’m also cleaning up my computer so I want to upload all my workout calendars too. For now I was marking everything into my personal organizer which I created myself. I just bought A6 folder for myself and I printed out calendar. This way I have my own unique organizer which suites to my needs with beautiful green pages.

APRIL 2014G - april-2014

So I was continuing with Zwows also this month with some breaks due to sickness.
1.4.2014: ZWOW 32: 8 min and 24 sec, no run 2x 5.5kg
2.4.2014: ZWOW 33: 3R + 3SPLL-R             (SPLL – most difficult)
3.4.2014: ZWOW 34: 13 min and 39 sec      (1.-3. 5.5kg, 4. 16.5kg)
4.4.2014: ZWOW 35: 12 min and 29 sec, 5.5kg (PS with chair, DB from 2nd R modif.)
7.4.2014: ZWOW 36: 9 min and 16 sec, 2x 4kg (little bit heavy for the punches)
8.4.2014: ZWOW 37: no breaks, but I was keeping up with Zuzka
9.4.2014: ZWOW 38: 13 min and 28 sec, DS- 5.5kg
10.4.2014: ZWOW 39: 9 min and 45 sec, 5.5kg
11.4.2014: ZWOW 40: 9 min and 48 sec, 2x 3kg        + 10R (15/45) = 1247
14.4.2014: ZWOW 41: 14 min and 6 sec, 5.5 kg
15.4.2014: ZWOW 42: 12 min and 51 sec    + 10R (15/45) = 1277
16.4.2014: ZWOW 43: 2R + 25 SSU          + 10R (15/45) = 1286
17.4.2014: ZWOW 44: 10 min and 5 sec, 4.5kg
18.4.2014: ZWOW 45: 13 min and 1 sec, 2x 3.75kg  + 10R (15/45) = 1341

MAY 2014G - may-2014

 I just love Zuzka Light and her workouts and I will keep doing them over and over again.
5.5.2014: ZWOW 51: 13 min and 36 sec      (only 8 normal DB- rest from my knees)
6.5.2014: ZWOW 52: 11min and 24sec        (PS between door frame- R leg better)
7.5.2014: ZWOW 53: 11min and 28sec
8.5.2014: ZWOW 54: 11min and 20sec, 2x 3.75kg
12.5.2014: ZWOW 56: HK=378, SP=23, DR=7.5, JL=19, PU=15
13.5.2014: ZWOW 57: 15 min and 46 sec ( Killer workout!!!)
14.5.2014: ZWOW 58: 16 min and 26 sec, LP& PU-4.5kg, PP-9,25kg
15.5.2014: ZWOW 59: 15 min 53 sec, 9,25kg
16.5.2014: ZWOW 60: 11min and 54 sec,7.5kg and 2x 4kg
ZWOW 49: 19min and 19 sec, 2x 4kg
19.5.2014: ZWOW 61: 10 min and 23sec, 2x 4kg
ZWOW 55: 2R+ 2GS, 10.5kg
20.5.2014: ZWOW 62: 10min and 38sec, 10kg            + 15.45km BIKE
21.5.2014: ZWOW 63: 2R+ 20Step Ups, 5.5kg and 13kg
22.5.2014: ZWOW 70: 2R + 1 OAPU
23.5.2014: ZWOW 65: 19 min and 21 sec
ZWOW 64: 2R + 18 R&R (+2 after time), 13kg (but it felt too heavy)       +25km BIKE
26.5.2014: ZWOW 56: 24min and 9 sec        BDP (20reptile,40one leg push up)
27.5.2014: ZWOW 67: 2R + 20 SDL
ZWOW 68: 3R + 4JL, 2x 3kg
30.5.2014: ZWOW 46: 11min and 47sec, 2x3kg
ZWOW 47: 5R + 7FW/BW, 2x3kg
ZWOW 48: 5R + 2BPU, 2x3kg

JUNE 2014G -june-2014

This month I was trying Zuzka Lights ZCUT Power Cardio & Strength DVDs. I was not following with hers schedule because it was nothing for me so I created my own and it was definitely fun and I will return to those workouts which I liked. Maybe I should form some kind of rating… I will make note for myself.
2.6.2014: ZWOW 69: 19min and 10 sec, GS-10.5kg, PP-13kg    (DB- first 10 reps each round normal)
   ZCUT Power Cardio W1: 8min and 45sec
3.6.2014: ZCUT Power Strength W1: 10 min and 48 sec, 2x 3kg
4.6.2014: ZCUT Power Cardio W2: 12min and 15 sec
    W3: 3 rounds
5.6.2014: ZCUT Power Strength W2: 10 min and 52 sec, 2x 3kg
   W3: 12 min and 57 sec, 2x 3kg              (killer for my arms!!!)
10.6.2014: ZCUT Power Strength W4: 11 min and 40 sec        (modif. PS- hold chair)
11.6.2014: ZCUT Power Cardio W4: 30, 74, 44, 43, 82         (last 10 push-ups from knees)
W5: 9 min
12.6.2014: ZCUT Power Strength W5: 13 min and 7 sec,        (1st & 3rd 2×7.5kg, 2nd 2x 3kg, 4th 3kg)
13.6.2014: ZCUT Power Cardio W6: 150, 94, 26, x (no break)
   Strength W6: 11 min and 5 sec, 2x 3kg
16.6.2014: ZCUT Cardio W7: 38, 74, 12, 115, 29       (didn’t like the workout!)   + 15R (40/40)
17.6.2014: ZCUT Power Strength W7: 14 min and 48 sec, 2x 3kg           + 4km RUN = 22min and 25sec
18.6.2014: ZCUT Power Cardio W8: 12min and 58 sec
19.6.2014: ZCUT Power Strength W8: 11 min and 37 sec, 2x 3kg           + 4km RUN = 22min
20.6.2014: ZCUT Power Cardio W9: 11min and 21sec
   Strength W9: 10 min and 57 sec, 2x 7.5kg            (killer – heavy weights!!!)
23.6.2014: ZCUT Cardio W10: 11min and 11sec
24.6.2014: ZCUT Power Strength W10: 12 min and 10 sec, 2x 4kg and 15kg       (15kg- too light)
25.6.2014: ZCUT Power Cardio W11: 12min and 12 sec
30.6.2014: ZCUT Power Strength W12: 13min and 21sec, 2x 4kg

JULY 2014G - july-2014

1.7.2014: ZCUT Power Strength W11: 12 min and 23 sec, 2x 4kg
3.7.2014: ZCUT Cardio W12: 11min and 48sec
4.7.2014: ZCUT Power Cardio Bonus Abs W: 6min and 55sec
   Strength Bonus W: 11 min and 9sec
 
7.7.2014: ZWOW 71: 23min and 59sec, 2x 3.75kg
8.7.2014: Z SHRED 1: 14min, 2x 3.75kg
10.7.2014: ZWOW 71: 23min and 37sec, 2x 3.75kg
11.7.2014: Z SHRED 1: 14min, 2x 3.75kg
 
28.7.2014 – Insanity – Fit Test
Switch Kicks – 100, Power Jacks – 52, Power Knee – 100, Power Jumps – 50, Globe Jumps – 11, Suicide Jumps – 20,
Push-up Jacks – 20, Low Plank Oblique – 65

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AUGUST 2014

This was one crazy month. So we were organizing our move from Austria to Slovakia , I was finishing my German course and we were with all this stress doing crazy Insanity. And of course I only found my results from the first fit test, but I know I did better the second time.
Ok. I think that’s it for this post and c u with my next one.

Peace and Love, G.

February + March Workout Update

February Update

G-February-2014So I was supposed to finish Insanity Month 2, but after the first 5 days I was just not into it and I decided to take some time off to get some motivation. Second week of February I did only some stretching and yoga and every other day couple minutes of jump rope. And after that I decided that it was time to return to my favorite workouts from Zuzka.

Last two week I did ZWOW workouts from Zuzka Light. After the first workout ZWOD 1. I was completely done and it took me LONG 18 min and 20 sec. The Pistol Squats are killer (I’m still not able to do them completely – I’m doing only modified version), but after the Insanity I thought that I would do little bit better. Also my push-ups are worse than ever. And I have to say that I this was really bad month for me for some reason. But it’s all behind me now so let’s move on.

So here are my times and scores for this time:
ZWOD 1: 17.2.2014: 18 min and 20 sec
ZWOD 2: 18.2.2014: 13 min and 4 sec  2x3kg
ZWOW 3: 19.2.2014: 12 min and 11 sec  no weights
ZWOW 4: 20.2.2014:  time: ?  10kg weight
ZWOW 5: 21.2.2014: 4 rounds   2x 3kg
ZWOW 6: 22.2.2014: almost 5 rounds only 4JLK missing   8kg
ZWOW 7: 23.2.2014: 14 min and 22 sec
7.6.2012: 14 min and 30 sec     
          4.9.2012: 14 min and 17 sec
ZWOW 8: 24.2.2014: 14 min
          8.6.2012:11min and 9 sec +20 min skipping  
          5.9.2012: 14min and 28 sec
ZWOW 9: 27.2.2014: 3 rounds + 5PPT
9.6.2012: 3 rounds   6.9.2012: 3 rounds + 10SPU
ZWOW 10: 28.2.2014: 2 rounds + 13KJ   8kg
10.6.2012: 3 rounds    7.9.2012: 2 rounds + 6RB

March Calendar

So I’m continuing with ZWOWs this month and when I will feel like it I will add  ZCUT Cardio or jump rope and ZCUT Strength. I will schedule only workouts from Monday till Friday and have weekends off. Weather is becoming nicer so most of the time I will go out on the weekends with my husband so it will be active rest.

Here is my calendar for this month:

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3.3.2014: ZWOW 11: 5R+ 10SPU
14.3.2014: ZWOW 13:
ZWOW 15: 18 min and 21sec, 1.& 3.-2x 3kg,2.-3kg       +4km RUN
17.3.2014: ZWOW 21: 5R + 1BH
ZWOW 14: 16min and 30 sec, 2x 3kg                     +3km RUN
18.3.2014: ZWOW 22: 13min and 37sec
19.3.2014: ZWOW 23: 17min and 18sec

20.3.2014: ZWOW 24: 3R + 5DB    (from 2nd R after 5-modif.DB)
ZWOW 16: 3R + 5OL, 2x 4kg                      +3km RUN
21.3.2014: ZWOW 18: 25min and 34sec
ZWOW 19: 24min and 8 sec         (all PS chair modif.)
24.3.2014: ZWOW 17: 3R + 3WL
ZWOW 20: 10 min
ZWOW 25: 11min and 11sec, 2x 4kg
25.3.2014: ZWOW 27:       OS-4.5kg, WL-5.5kg
ZWOW 26:
26.3.2014: ZWOW 28: 3R + 6DK-R
27.3.2014: ZWOW 29: 3R + 50SH
29.3.2014: 4KM RUN
31.3.2014: ZWOW 31: 17min and 7sec

Peace and love, G.

December 2013

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I wish Happy Holidays to all my followers or just anyone who stops by. I know that this time of year can be pretty stressful just remember it’s not about what you spend on presents it’s about who you spend the holidays with.

I’m very happy that this year I will be spending my Christmas at home (after 2 years when we were not able to). I will be doing some vegan alternatives to our traditional Christmas recipes (hopefully my family will like it too – they still don’t like that we are vegans) and I will also share them on my blog- so check back for those.

December Workout Log

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Ok, here I go again. I changed my workout plan again. After finishing Insanity workout I was planning to start with Zuzka Light ZCUT Power Strength Series and maybe to combine it with Cardio Series but I choose my jump rope instead and another change came when we went abroad for holiday…we had some bad luck with our car and we spent double time on traveling. So no workout on 11th, than vet on 12th … Weekend – still stressed out from the journey so only long walks and from Monday I connected my xbox 360 – Kinect and I had some fun with Your Shape- Fitness Evolved 2012 (jump rope, cardio boxing, zen).

I like this workout game, it’s fun and challenging, doesn’t feel like workout until you get muscle pain on the next day  and it keeps my scores so I don’t need to write them down. And I can play it also with my family or friends (1-4 players). I usually do the same thing: jump rope, cardio boxing and zen just switching between the levels.

I think that for this week I will stick with my xbox and who knows what I will do next week maybe ZCUT but I have here only 1kg weights. And for the Christmas Eve I will do Insanity – Core Cardio and Balance and same I will do on New Years Eve.

Peace and love, G

ZCUT Cardio Series Week Three

ZCUT Cardio week 3September- Week 3

So here it is in the end. I’m really struggling with my workouts this week. I started this week with small detox. So I was trying the Banana Island (eating only bananas), so my meals were consisting mostly of bananas smoothies with a 1/2ts of Spirulina. And somehow I managed almost 4 days (consuming almost 2500kcal every day so I was not starving).

The first day was fine but on second and third day I had really bad headaches from the detoxing. So I was not really feeling like exercising. 😦

So I felt very good after finishing my detox and I’m definitely cutting my coffee intake down.  So only one normal coffee a day. The rest decaf or tea. And I will be trying to cook more from scratch no more ready sauces.

But let’s go back to my workout diary.

Workout log 15.-21.9.2013

Sunday 15.9.2013 – Runing time:

6km =

Monday 16.9.2013 – ZCUT Cardio Series Workout 11: Time Challenge

Workout 11: My time: 11 min and 29 sec (Zuzka’s time: 13 min and 38 sec)

Tuesday 17.9.2013 – DAY OFF

Wednesday 18.9.2013 – Runing time:

6km =

Thursday 19.9.2013 ZCUT Cardio Series Workout 12: Time Challenge

Workout 12: My time: 12 min and 20 sec (Zuzka’s time: 13 min and 29 sec)

Friday 20.9.2013 – Runing time:

6km =

Saturday 21.9.2013 – Runing time:

6.01km = 32 min and 21 sec

I’m completely off my schedule. I was suppose to start again from the beginning with workout 1, but I just don’t have any more will power for it. This schedule is not working for me at all. I love the ZCUT Cardio Series but is just too much cardio for me specially with the running 3-4 times per week. I will have to come up with better workout plan for myself !!! And I definitely prefer  more do as you feel workout plan. 😀

I won’t be commenting if it’s working or not regarding loosing weight or cm because I wasn’t able to finish even one month. But I’m sure it’s doing something if you are committed to it.

I started to really enjoy my running with my hubby  it is not very easy to do so every time but we are sticking to it anyway.