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POUND BY POUND: Day 8 – Welcome to Week 2

Work out, rock out, same difference. :)

Work out, rock out, same difference. 🙂

Happy Monday, everyone! And welcome to Week 2 of me doing the DailyBurn True Beginner program! Today was Day 8 – another round of Stability and Mobility 1. This week will be all about the Level 1 videos again, and next week it goes to Level 2. I’m looking forward to it!

Yes, I did do my Day 7 yesterday! It was the Mobility 15. I always talk about this one as if it’s super-easy, because it’s the video you do on your Rest Day, but I always end up getting a killer arm workout. It’s a lot of arm circles to exercise your shoulders and a lot of knee circles to strengthen that joint, and between the two of them my upper arms and thighs end up feeling like they’re on fire. So, even though this is the Rest Day video, I’m still working things out that could use the working out.

True Beginner Day 7 Finish Screen.

True Beginner Day 7 Finish Screen.

One of the things I love about the True Beginner program (that I really missed once I finished it the first time and moved on to the more intense boxing/cardio sculpt workout videos) is that the people working out alongside the trainer, Justin Rubin, all kinda look like me (the Mobility 15 video is done by trainer Cody Storey, and it’s a general Rest Day video for all programs). In Level 1, the folks working out are Marquitta (a woman who is a bit overweight and has an apple-bottom shape), Francine (a slender woman who is a senior with 5 grandkids), and Will (an overweight gentleman who was in the military and was in a car accident a year ago that he’s spent the past year recovering from). I know that when they generally cast workout videos, they cast really fit people, I don’t know, to give you something to aspire to? (also, they’re probably the best equipped to do the workouts you’re watching) But I really love that I can see people with similar body types to me, or other physical challenges, in True Beginner and be like “Well, if they can do it, so can I!” Definitely motivating, and I don’t have to feel bad about not having 6-pack abs (yet).

True Beginner Day 8 Finish Screen.

True Beginner Day 8 Finish Screen.

Anyway, I’ve decided to walk to the day job today (it’s an hour walk to Valley Village from where I am in NoHo), because it’s been too long since I’ve taken a nice long walk. Are you doing anything to keep moving today? 🙂 Feel free to tell me in the comments below! In the meantime, I’ll see you later here at The Experience! Hoping to get another post up today! We’ll see… 😉


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  1. Good for you for walking, especially during this LA heat! Keep it up!

    • Thanks! And yes, it was hot as BALLS today! I was drenched by the time I got to work. 🙂

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