The Master’s Hammer and Chisel – Hammer Plyometrics

Continuing the Hammer and Chisel workout reviews!  If you’re impatient, you can probably assume I loved them.  Today is one I actually have both modified and chosen the alternately scheduled workout on it.  But it isn’t that I don’t like it!  It’s more that I’m pregnant and uncomfortable with the plyometrics.  I’ve skipped using the bench on many moves as my “bench” isn’t quite long enough for some.  But there are always non-bench modifications shown!  So no biggie, I switch it up.

One thing that doesn’t make me want to shy away from choosing this workout is the length!  About 26 minutes.  Gotta love a workout that you feel WORKED! in under 30 minutes!  Where are my busy moms??  So, here are the workout stats…

Length: 26 minutes

Equipment: Bench, Weights, Resistance Band or Towel, Chin-Up Bar (and Chin-Up Max if you use that) or Bands with door attachment kit

Description: Fire up your fast-twitch muscles to develop force, speed, and power with total-body jump training.

Here’s a quick video of some of the moves:

So, you go through moves for 30 seconds for 2 rounds.  Yup, you get to go back and do it all again!

Vertical Jump
Burpee Pull-Up
Leg In & Outs
Plyo Push-Up Taps
Crazy Horse
Chin-Up Crunch Squat Jump
Knee Driver
Sumo Tuck Jump
Lunge Lunge Squat

Super quick, and you’re done!

Catching up on Morning Motivation!

I’ve been playing with my schedule and when I’m tackling things lately, trying to do things I need the most energy for when I actually have it.  It’s been a bit of a challenge with the lack of energy I’m having, but I keep playing around!  One thing that has majorly suffered has been the blog.  I’ve been trying to prepare more behind the scenes on the weekends to make it easier during the week, but this week didn’t work out so well.

I’m aware, and I’m trying.  And I’m telling you I will do better.

So here is a start…4 motivation videos originally recorded on Periscope.  Scoping has been an easy to do to tackle, as I love to spread motivation.  It’s then taking that and getting it on youtube, etc, that has been more difficult! (Same goes for the Hammer and Chisel workouts!).  So here are the last 4, and I will do better at posting these.

Hammer and Chisel Results

I know I need to get back to my Hammer and Chisel workout posts, but first up is the results…

60 days.  I found out I was pregnant at about day 20, was constantly nauseous and ate mostly carbs for the last 30!  So my results aren’t mindblowing or anything, but they show progress and I am proud of how it turned out.

I have seen so many other people’s results that are fantastic…I look forward to doing this all out after having the baby.  I shared one of these people’s fantastic results on my Facebook page ( you can check out my transformations album here!) but here, you get mine…

Hammer and Chisel front Pregnant lady Hammer and Chisel Results - side

I am doing the program again now, not taking myself too seriously, and taking a few extra days so I can also practice for teaching PiYo and TurboKick classes.  I have to fit it in without overworking myself!  I love the program’s variety and effectiveness….I mean, there’s a small human in there!

So, it’s Valentine’s Day weekend and I also wanted to let you know that I’m spending it giving out gits!

Valentines Day

This weekend only! From now to 11:59 ET Monday, I’ll be giving a Valentine’s Day Gift to anyone who…

🌟 bundles up a program, 30 days of Shakeology (or in some cases, pre workout and post workout nutrition), 30 days of Beachbody on Demand and support in achallenge pack
🌟 gets Shakeology to be auto delivered monthly
🌟 gets that pre workout and post workout nutrition to be auto delivered monthly
🌟 decides to help others on their journey and join our team

I hope you get some time with your Valentine, or use this as a day to celebrate YOU!

Some Morning Motivation

So, I had technical difficulties yesterday and didn’t get to post my morning motivation.  Here it is for your viewing pleasure, plus today’s…today is me, real deal. How am I dealing with eating in this early stage of pregnancy where I hate food, am always hungry, and nauseous too.

I’m mixing up two cans to keep in the fridge for lunches…trying to keep it easy and semi-healthy!