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

G -august-2014

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.

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ZCUT Cardio Series review

So what will you get?

This set of three DVDs contains 12 all-new workouts. The warm up, cool down and ab bonus are the same on all three DVDs (I think once is enough, but never mind). This set also comes with a calendar with workout routine to follow for the first month so you know exactly where/how to use the DVDs. zcut

For the second and third months, you can go to Zuzka Light’s website and download the schedule for the two following month. If you follow the rotation calendar, for the first month, you work out 5 days a week, and for the second and third months, you work out 6-7 days a week. The calendar is pre-set, but she said that you can add more cardio to the program, although you should still expect to see results even if you don’t.

More about the workouts

Exercises are all body-weight and workouts require only minimal equipment — a chair, a mat, and (optional) a box or something to jump over for some of the lateral jump moves.

The exercises consist of Zuzan’s signature moves — things like burpees, jumps tucks, etc. They are pretty high impact, but that intensity definitely helps you get results in a short period of time.

Zuzka also does a demo of the exercises before the workout starts, so you can see what’s coming and how to do it. The demos are a few minutes long and are at the start of each workout.

The main portion of each workout ranges between 10-15 minutes long. There is one warm-up and one cool-down routine (both are 7 min long) included that you do each day you work out. So if you do the warm-up, one workout, and the cool-down, each workout should take you just about 25-30 minutes total.

Also, there is no music in any of the workouts, so it might be good to have an iPod or other MP3 player handy if you like to listen to music (as I do) when I work out.

She also mentioned on her Twitter feed that you don’t need to do any additional workouts if you do these. But if you really want to see results you need to focus on your diet otherwise nothing will help you to get the body you want.

Zuzana is a beautiful person inside and out and I love that she keeps it real. She’s struggling along with you and she lets you know it.

What do I think?

I’m only on second week but so far I really enjoy the workouts. There are similar to ZWOWs, but more cardio related.

The only thing I don’t like is the warm up and one aspect of the cool down: The warm up needs a bit of cardio-prep like high knees or something to get as ready for killer cardio. So add couple of jumping jacks or something after the warm up and before the workout and you are set. As for the cool down, there’s no upper body stretching which is bit odd. The stretching is so great for the legs and lower body. So add couple of stretches for your upper body and you should be fine. 😉

And if you are complete beginner I advise that you start with her ZWOWs and  if you are managed go for it.

For the price of this set, you really cannot go wrong, and considering you can do each one multiple times before getting bored. So you are getting months’ worth of workouts for small price. I think Zuzka deserves our support after many years of free workouts what she provided for us (since 2009 when she was with bodyrock.tv). So if I have to join her Zgym or buy her DVDs for some money I will. She deserves all the success in the world for what she has done for so many people.

About Zuzana (Zuzka) Light

From those who don’t know who she is. She is co-founder of bodyrock.tv, fitness personality and personal trainer. And she is originally from Czech republic.

Past

She started her journey back in 2009, when she and her husband started bodyrock.tv. They shared more than workout videos with their viewers -recipes, pep talks, fashion hauls, traveling. Many of us fell in love with her approach, personality and of course her good looks. This fairytale lasted until  22.10.2011 when they announced that there where splitting up, but that there are staying friends and that they will be still working together.  Everything seemed to be fine, Zuzka was in picture for little while, but than she disappeared completely.

Present

But luckily for all her followers she came back and she is better than ever. She created new youtube channel in December 2011 and gave us new – first ever ZWOD (Zuzna’s workout of the day) on the end of January 2012. Since than she has her own website: http://www.zuzkalight.com/ and than she created her first ever DVD series ZCUT Power Cardio and other series where following ZCUT Power Strength, ZCUT Power Yoga 1,2; Zcut Six-Pack Power Abs and ZRopes.

And after 70 ZWOWs now she came up ZGYM new workouts for paying members. You will get new ZWOWs, ZShreds, ZSpecials and other bonuses for $9.99 per month.

If you don’t want to pay or you can’t afford it, you can still do her previous workouts which are for free. You have ZWOW 1-70 available on her site or on her youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ZuzkaLight

I loved bodyrock in the past, but I was not really publicly sharing my love for them, because of the way the workout videos where shot. I’m not following bodyrock anymore. I tried to stick with them but after Zuzka left it was not the same and it’s getting even worse. At the beginning when Lisa -Marie first showed up it was refreshing. She seemed nice – like speedy Gonzales :D. Again somebody who is saying you should love yourself for who you are and than you should work with what you’ve been given. And couple months later she is completely different person (boobs job, nose, big lips). She looks fake. And the angles of the videos are getting more and more like porn than actual workout videos. I know that in those days sex sells but does it have to be so obvious?! Also in Zuzka’s workouts you can see her body but its more decent. So I’m not ashamed to share my workout routines with other people.

But I’m thankful for bodyrock.tv but mainly for Zuzka because she is the main reason why I felt in love with fitness.

 

Peace and love, G

 

 

September – New Month, New Workouts

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSeptember- Week 1

So we have already September. Wow the time is really running. And the kittens are one month old. :O

So I have ZCUT Cardio Series DVDs so this month I’m definitely planning to try it out and we will see how it goes. And of course I will still do my running with my hubby 3-4 times a week. I think now I’m pretty consistent  with my workouts so I have to really concentrate on my diet!!!! And I really must drink more WATER! The weather is changing its not so hot here, but I still have to drink more water than I do now! Hydration is important!

Workout log 1.-7.9.2013

1.9.2013:
Sunday – Day OFF
 

2.9.2013:
Monday- ZCUT Cardio Series Workout 1 – Time Challenge  
Workout 1: My time: 8 min and 53 sec ( Zuzka’s time: 9 min and 52 sec)
It was short time challenge but it was. Like every workout with burpees in it. 😉
 

3.9.2013:
Tuesday- ZCUT Cardio Series Workout 2 Time Challenge
Workout 2: My time: 14 min and 9 sec ( Zuzka’s time: 15 min and 24 sec)
This one was definitely a killer. In the workout you are doing 10 reps,than 20 reps up to 70 and believe me those 60 and 70 were bad ass.
 

4.9.2013:
Wednesday- Running time
6km – 37 min
 

5.9.2013:
Thursday ZCUT Cardio Series Workout 3 10 min AMRAP
Workout 3: My score: 2 rounds + 5 Abs Splitters ( Zuzka’s score: 2 rounds + 16 CrabTT)
 

6.9.2013:
Friday ZCUT Cardio Series Workout 4 TABATA
Workout 4: 5 rounds tabataMy score: 6.9.2013: 29, 65, 45, 39, 74
Somehow I managed to write down my scores during 10 sec rest 😛 Short but also intense one.
 

7.9.2013:
Saturday ZCUT Cardio Series Workout 5 Time Challenge
Workout 5: My time: 9 min and 9 sec ( Zuzka’s time: 10 min and 33 sec)
It was fun and short. Only 4 rounds of 3 exercises. But I was still glad that it was over. 😀
 

Love and peace, G.