Today I want to talk to you about Blogilates. Ever since I saw some bloggers talking about it, I thought I should check it out and possibly give it a go. I researched it and watched quite a few of the videos and decided to try it.
Blogilates are basically Pilates done by a lovely lady called Cassey Ho who has a YouTube channel and a blog, she does workout routines from fat burning cardio, to sexy arms, ab sculpting etc. I tend to avoid the cardio ones because that obviously would not be good for me. She has a 4 week routine called Beginners 2.0 which I have been doing for the past 10 days. It's really good! Nothing is the same on each day so you can't get bored with it and it's stuff that I can actually do. I have to stop the videos a lot and a 9 minute video does take me about a hour to complete and sometimes I avoid the bits I know would be over working it for me but a lot of it is stuff I can do. The Roll Ups which seriously engage your core and for each one are worth 6 sit-ups are really good and if you saw my twitter not to long ago you will have seen me massively complaining about how much my currently non-existent abs hurt, but that's because they haven't been worked in a very long time.
I'm not doing it to lose weight although that would be a massive bonus, I'm doing it because I'm really worried about when I go into have my transplant and how weak I will become afterwards, so I'm hoping that by doing at least some work before hand that will help afterwards. It's taking a lot of will power on my part not to give in because of how long it takes me to complete some of it but I do feel better after I've done it, I feel like I've accomplished something. I did her "6 minutes to sexy arms" video and I actually managed to do it without stopping and I think that's because it didn't require anything from my lungs or heart it was all my arms and they seriously burned but a good burn not a I think my heart and lungs are about to give out kind of thing. Obviously on bad days I can't do any of it because getting out of bed is hard work for me so I obviously have to gauge when I can and can't do it but I've been managing a good portion of all the non cardio related videos :)
I just thought I would tell you how much I really liked them.
Here's her YouTube channel if you would like to check it out; click here
Here's her blog for more information on Cassey and all of her routine plans: click here