Kill Mode Training videos

I finally got my videos to upload.  These are just some of the fun workouts you can do when you train with Kill Mode.

Pay no attention to me, just check out the guy behind me!!!  LOL

Flipping the tire was waaaaaay harder than I thought it would be.  I struggled getting back up and kept getting corrected for using my back.  Bad RFM!!!

Killer oblique workout!

For more Kill Mode pictures and videos please visit these posts:

Catching up  (my first Kill Mode session)

Session 2- TRX time! (Includes my very first blog video featuring me!)

Fun with Kill Mode Training

You’ll see me use the word “fun” a lot when talking about training with Kill Mode.  Why?  Because every session has honestly been fun!  If you’ve followed me for a year or are just joining you’ll know that I don’t sugar coat things and always give it to you straight.   One of the reasons I decided to start including pictures of me was to show you how real it is.  To take it a step further I even added the videos so you could see the struggle, the sweat and hear the laughter.  This could be you!


Session 2- TRX time! Wahhoo!!! 1st video of me using TRX included!

On Wednesday, yes, I’m still behind, I had my second training day with Kill Mode Training at Powerhouse Gym Downtown Tampa.  I was excited when my coach, Tiffani, told me we were using the TRX!

  TRX room at Powerhouse Gym

We went into the TRX room to do my before pictures, blech.  But, I was happy they were much better than my last before pictures and I’m going to work really hard to make sure I never have to do before pictures again!

Here you go (they’re not as bad as I thought they’d be since I’ve recently lost 15 inches- yay me!!):

  I’m actually smiling…cuz I’m 15 inches smaller! (yes, I’m proud!)

  Left side

  Ready to get that muffin top whittled down to nothing and have no more back fat!

  Left side- be gone belly pooch!!

I can’t bring myself to post my before pics from before the Fitness Challenge.  They really want to make me cry but I’m so glad that I don’t look like that anymore.  I’ve gotten a LOT of compliments since the challenge ended but as you can see, I still have work to do.  Tiffani and I are going to work together to help me meet my goal of becoming (and staying) a Real Fit Mom!

Here are more pictures from last Wednesday using the TRX:

  The further you put your feet forward the harder it is.  I started waaaay up here but will be moving lower and lower each time.

I was proud of myself for moving down some when I realized it was too easy for me.  🙂

  I learned that if I talk a lot it takes up workout time (and I talk a LOT).  Ok, so it’s not a plus…but I only had to hold this for 30 seconds instead of a minute because our time was almost up!

Last but not least is my very first video of me working out!  Wahooo!!  You’ll be seeing more of these if Tiffani continues to put up with my constant “Can you take a picture of this???”

LOVE!  LOVE!  LOVE! the TRX!!!  It’s hard but it’s actually fun.  The exercise she had me to instead of squats was much better on my dancer’s arthritic knees.  Going back tomorrow so look for more pics then!


Catching up

I have a lot of catching up to do! With the kids being home the week of Thanksgiving, getting ready for going to Sarasota to my parent’s house then getting the kids ready to go back to school (and of course shopping on Black Friday) I’ve been swamped! Add to that the mom website my friend Steffany and I started has really taken off and we’re doing our first major giveaway! Over 20 prizes for the month of December!

But, back to fitness. I know I still need to post my after pictures from the end of the Fitness Challenge as well as Erica’s. We decided we’d both worked hard and agreed to just go to a spa together! But the end of the Fitness Challenge was just the beginning for me. I’m now onto Phase 2- toning! I still want to lose a few more inches but am focusing on cardio and toning so they’ll come off easily. I started at a new gym in gorgeous Downtown Tampa called Powerhouse Gym (doing a whole post on it later). It’s owned by Matt and Gina Midyette and they have done an amazing job.

Gina (who is a friend of mine through my five year old’s dance class) set me up with her husband who set me up with Dan Long who is the owner of Kill Mode (sounds scarey, huh?). I met with Dan, took a tour of the gym (awe inspiring), chatted about my goals, injuries, fitness history then he set me up with my lovely new trainer Tiffani (and I hope I spelled her name correctly!).

She warmed me up for about four minutes then put me to work immediately with two sets of forty squats (those about killed me), twenty pushups, and thirty sit ups. Then she stuck me on the rowing machine which I didn’t really get at first. I know, how hard can it be to row? But I’d never been on one before so it took me a few minutes to get the hang of it. During my second set, a girl who was also doing circuit training walked over and asked how long we’d be. Not only was the way she looked a motivator to row faster, I felt bad I was going so slow so I picked up the pace!

Next we moved onto the ‘grass’ where we put my body through exercises that were tough but I was up for the challenge! I had a few issues with my hip which really pissed me off- I hate having a semi-debilitating issue while still in my 30’s but we’re working to strengthen it and stretch it out (stretching in my dance class helps a LOT). At the end, I was actually sweating which says a lot since it takes a great deal to get me to actually drip sweat.

I stretched when I got home and was extremely sore the next morning but it was a great sore feeling! I had a wonderful time and couldn’t wait to go back on Wednesday.

20111202-092627.jpg  This was harder than it looked!

20111202-092651.jpg  Hopefully soon I’ll be able to do 20 with no problems!

20111202-092721.jpg  Me and my awesome new coach at the incredible Powerhouse Gym Downtown Tampa.