Fit Friday: CIZE! Full Out

I really (really!) love this program. It is a lot of fun and I am having a blast every evening dancing away in my living room. I feel much more confident in my abilities each week and even though I still have two left feet I care less and less about that the more I do this program. CIZE is challenging me and changing me and I love every second of it.

CIZE it up!

CIZE it up!

Program Highlights: Full Out.

This program consists of 8 moves but each move has 2 parts which is different than You Got This and Crazy 8s. It is harder which makes sense because it is the “next level” but it had me feeling a bit discouraged in the beginning because it was a little confusing for my feet. I had been feeling so confident that I wasn’t expecting to struggle so much or feel so uncoordinated after having 2 weeks of CIZE under my belt. It actually took me 4 days before I felt like I had the footwork down for this routine. The transitions seemed to have me tripped up the most but I did finally manage to get them down pretty well. I guess it really is true that if it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you. I may not see it every day that I’m changing, but by the end of the week I definitely know I am changing.
Interested in learning more about Beachbody or taking the plunge and trying CIZE yourself and working through the program with me? Check out my Coach’s page and I’ll be more than happy to give you advice and answer any questions you may have.

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Fit Friday: CIZE! You Got This

I’m feeling a lot more confident in my abilities after “mastering” Crazy 8s which is good because even slow progress is still progress. I have a serious case of two left feet for sure, but I am getting better and that makes me happy. This week even Sydney got in on the CIZE action and she thought it was “so fun mommy.” She is the cutest CIZE dancer, ever. Obviously.

Working out with my favorite girl

Working out with my favorite girl

Program Highlights: You Got This.

This is the program that was on sneak peak on BOD and it gave me a pretty hard time. For some reason when it comes to fancy footwork my brain doesn’t seem to comprehend the moves. I wasn’t sure I’d actually enjoy this routine because it had given me such a hard time and sometimes I have a hard time getting past my first impressions. However, since I had done Crazy 8s last week and actually figured out some of the footwork for this week I was feeling a LOT better about this routine after doing it once. I did usually have a hard time about half way with the footwork and eventually I became more and more comfortable with it moves. I ended this week feeling more confident – confident enough that I posted a VIDEO of me doing the routine. Yeah, a video. If I knew how to add a video here I would. I look ridiculous (in real life, in my head I look amazing) but I was confident enough in my ability to actually video myself and that says a lot.
Interested in learning more about Beachbody or taking the plunge and trying CIZE yourself and working through the program with me? Check out my Coach’s page and I’ll be more than happy to give you advice and answer any questions you may have.

Fit Friday: CIZE! Crazy 8s

CIZE!

CIZE!

Before CIZE came out Beachbody had a sneak peak available on Beachbody on Demand and it was definitely a struggle for me so while I was really excited about this program… I was actually a little nervous because I didn’t want to fail. I enjoy working out, but I knew that if I was constantly frustrated with the program that I probably wouldn’t be very successful at sticking with it and I’d move on to something else.

Thankfully, when CIZE was finally released and I finally got it in my hands I realized the BOD sneak peak was not the first program and I had a chance to ease in to these dance moves! PHEW! Because I needed some remedial dance moves to begin with for sure.

Since I’m taking this program one routine at a time using the beginner calendar I’m going to be talking about a new routine each week.

Ready to be challenged.

Ready to be challenged.

Program Highlight: Crazy 8s.

Since I had some struggles with the BOD preview workout I was a little worried this would be pretty difficult for me to get the steps down. This is a great routine for beginners because it is only 8 dance steps to make up the whole routine. I felt like it was slow enough that I was able to really grasp the dance steps and transitioning from one move to the next in the overall routine but it wasn’t too slow in that it was boring. I felt really good about myself at the end of the week. I was more confident in my ability to learn. I am definitely not ready for my music video, but I feel like I have a little bit more rhythm (& confidence) than when I started.
Interested in learning more about Beachbody or taking the plunge and trying CIZE yourself and working through the program with me? Check out my Coach’s page and I’ll be more than happy to give you advice and answer any questions you may have.

Fit Friday: CIZE!

YOU GUYS. I am SO excited about this program. It is so.much.fun. And I realize that I generally do think exercising is fun but what I rarely think (unless I’m inebriated) is that dancing is fun because I have exactly zero rhythm and dancing is just a means for me to fall a lot and I do plenty of that on my own. But seriously this program is doing two things for me – making dancing FUN and making it easier because we are slowly moving through different moves to get to the final dance routine. I was really nervous when I first started this program because of all the rhythm I do not have, but I’m so glad that I took a huge leap outside of my exercise comfort zone and gave it a shot.

There are six (6) different videos in CIZE – Crazy 8s, You Got This, Full Out, In The Pocket, Go For It, and Livin In The 8s. Each one is a new dance routine that Shaun T takes you through step-by-step. It’s really a great program for all kinds of fitness levels and also for varying levels of dancing ability.

There are also two different calendars that you can follow. The first one is for beginners (which is what I’m doing!!) and you work through each video for as many days as you need to before you move on to the next video. The advance calendar is 4 weeks and you do 2 programs each week for the first 3 weeks – alternating days, for 6 days. The last week of the advanced calendar you do each workout once.

Since I feel like (and am) a beginner I started with the beginner calendar but plan on doing the advanced calendar after I go through the beginner calendar.

I know this program is going to push me and I’m really excited to see what kind of progress I make over the next few weeks. Without further adieu here are my before pictures. Check back over the next few weeks for my review of the videos and my progress.

Before CIZE!

Before CIZE!

Interested in learning more about Beachbody or taking the plunge and trying CIZE yourself and working through the program with me? Check out my Coach’s page and I’ll be more than happy to give you advice and answer any questions you may have.