Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I am IronWOman!

I'm having one of those hungry days.... grrr... already moving onto Meal 3 and it's only 2:30!

Thing 1 had his school play today, and I loved every blessed second of it. He was "promoted" to "Father Sun" since the original was out sick. He was beaming and shined like a sun.

Disclaimer: I'm not getting paid for this. I don't know the peeps at Sworkit. I just thought it was cool, and you all would like to know about it. :-)

I worked out with this app called Sworkit, which I found through the fabulous Chubby McGee. I got the "pro" version, and tried it for the first time last night. I didn't know what to expect, and there were things I liked and disliked about it.

Setup: Different workouts for upper, lower, core, or whole body workouts. Also, seperate workouts for pure cardio, stretching and yoga. The best part is you can insert your OWN workout. Nice! There were also workouts that combined several of the catagories into workouts called "Bring the Pain", "Bootcamp" and "Rump Roaster". Love that. I chose to do "Bootcamp" last night. You chose the workout and the length of time you want to work. I did 30 minutes.

For the bootcamp workout, the program has you working in 30 second intervals, for 2 full minutes with no rest, then getting a 30 second break.

Liked: I don't have to think about the workout - the nice lady on my phone just tells me what to do, and I do it. And I sweat. A lot. There may or may not have been a little shaking by the end. Gotta love that.

Disliked: The program doesn't tell you what exercise is coming next, and because there is no transition time, you end up doing about 25 seconds of an exercise, as opposed to 30 seconds, because you are getting into position.

On the fence: Not sure if you can run your music along with the app. I love to workout to some kick-ass music, but I didn't think it would work together, so I worked out to the sound of my own heavy breathing and Thing 1 running around like a maniac upstairs. Lovely.

Over all, I am totally going to use this app at home. I don't like not knowing what exercise is coming up, but I can certainly deal with that. I am TOTALLY doing "Bring The Pain" next time!! Sounds right up my alley!

Fuel for today: This is going to get boring, folks. For you, not me.
coffee (x2)
M1: Quiche
M2: tri colored peppers with crock pot chicken, sprinkle of parm, banana
M3: 2 clean muffins, 2 tbs PB
pre workout: banana
Training: IronWOman @ Bodyology
M4: hmmm.... still up in the air. Might be some zucchini lasagna (sans Mozzarella) if I can get it baked in time.
water, water... got started late on my water and trying to make up for it now, consequentially peeing every 10 minutes.

  --->What I obviously look like when I do IronWOman.

IronWOman @ Bodyology is, as I have said before, my nemesis workout. I normally start with metabolic to I can finish it strong, but then tend to fall a little short on the strength section. Last time I started with strength, went to metabolic and finished with TRX, which I think was a good strategy, and I'm going to do it like that again.

Let me reiterate, that this is the workout I cried during the first time I did it. I still did it. But I cried.

Like. A. Baby.

So, everytime I DON'T cry during this one, I count it as a win. Ha!

Anyway, I will report back tomorrow on how it went.

I'm out for now! Peace to you all!


  1. I have those hungry days, where it is embarrassing to say, I eat down almost all of my daily calories in about 2 hours, usually in the afternoon. Then I feel sort of sick, remember the fat girl in my brain, feel repulsed with food the rest of the day, and strangely keep within my daily calorie amount this way. Not my best way to eat, but it gets rid of that want-to-eat-a-horse feeling for about 10 days.

    :-) Marion

  2. OMG! How amazing is that app?! It kicks my ass and works every inch of me. It's great! I didn't do the pro version, but I'm considering it after reading this post of yours. Thanks SO much! I'm glad you like it, too!

    I also love that you admitted that you cried during the IronWOman workout cuz I've seriously been there before. It's very nice to know I'm not alone. My God...some workouts are brutal, but they're so worth it! I should probably stress that I have never done IronWOman stuff, but I've done some toughies in my time. Haha!

  3. I love Sworkit too! You can turn on a 'pause between exercises' in the settings I believe. And you can definitely play music - I do all the time :) thanks for kick to get me back into it.

  4. Better. Much better you sound in this post. Like! :-)