Figure 8 Fitness

Okay, so this post is a bit more personal than the usual ones I have been putting out lately – but a change is as good as a rest – so forgive me while I share this out and hope that you’ll feel as happy and enthused as I do!

About a month ago, I got incredibly fed up of lazing my days away not really doing much, eating complete trash and getting fat. I saw an advert on Facebook for a program called Figure 8 Fitness. There was a woman on the advert who did an incredible job of selling it to me; she looked so happy and joyful during her workout. I’ve always had a mild interest in dance too, which helped, so with a handy facebook discount I figured I’d give it a try.

The first four days introduce you the the idea of the workout, the basic moves and how to do them correctly. This is me after the first full workout! Drenched! But, it was such good fun working up a sweat and getting going!

The next three weeks have been full on, 30-40 minute workouts most mornings – every 7th day is a recovery day – aside from a couple of shorter ones; which are just as tough!

I have also overhauled my diet, no more bread/sandwiches at lunchtime. Less pasta and no more ‘throw it in the oven’ dishes. More home cooking. Which has felt a lot better in a lot of ways. The non-scale-victories have felt a lot better than the scale related ones (Which I have recorded on my Wii as I have no other scales in the house)
I’m feeling better, eating better and generally feeling a lot more positive about things.

I’ve just finished Phase 2 of the workout program – the burn stage – I am meant to go onto phase 3; sculpt, but I’m going to repeat phase 2 as I don’t feel like I will be able to keep up with some of the workouts just yet! I was beaten last week by a video called Core Cardio Blast so working on my stamina before I move on.

I’ve had such a blast doing these workouts so far! They’re working for me and having overhauled our diet has been great fun too. I am enjoying food a lot more; finding recipes, cooking and eating it!

I’ve never been on for Physical Activity, PE was the lesson I skived the most at school so it’s been a push to get going but living a sedentary life wasn’t making me feel good about myself so, changes needed to happen. Making them happen myself and pushing myself to improve every workout has been wonderful fun so far and I’m looking forward to another set of workouts and moving onto the next phase!

31 Replies to “Figure 8 Fitness”

  1. Steve says:

    Good for you, Jenn- hope it continues to go well for you πŸ‘

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  2. heretic30k says:

    Well done! πŸ˜‰

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  3. Keep up the good work!!! You’re making me want to exercise again. πŸ™‚

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  4. Alex says:

    Great stuff – well done Jenn!! Sounds like you’ve made some really positive life changes, and the results are fantastic – keep on trucking!

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  5. FauxHammer says:

    Well done!

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  6. Jen you look amazing! Thanks for sharing, good for body and mind xx

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  7. Azazel says:

    Great stuff, Jenn! Remember, losing weight is 80% diet and only 20% physical, so (as I found) the dietary changes are the most important ones. Cutting the processed stuff (especially processed carbs and sugar) makes a huge difference!
    And yeah, scales are useful for tracking progress, but your eyes are even better! Great work and keep it up! πŸ™‚

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    • Jenn says:

      I’m glad that the diet shake-up is working then!
      I’ve really cut down on pasta-based meals, bottle/jar sauces and steering clear of bread. Generally making better meal choices as well as shaking it with the working out.
      Thanks a lot for the encouragement~

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      • Azazel says:

        All good, Jenn. All of those food choices make a big difference. Whole foods are the way to go (with only the occasional cheat!) πŸ˜‰

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  8. Pete S/ SP says:

    Well done. Great that you have stuck to it- shows will power and determination. Glad it has helped you.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  9. savageddt says:

    Amazing what one month can do for a person. To see you so positive over a topic that is not nearly my favorite(fitnessπŸ™„) is inspiring. Well done youπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»!!!

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    • Jenn says:

      It’s been great to get a bit more active.
      Fitness isn’t usually one of my vices either, but I figured things were only going to get worse if I did nothing.
      Thanks a lot for the encouragement.

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  10. patmcf says:

    Top job Jenn , it’s never easy sticking with an exercise plan !

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  11. Excellent, go girl!

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  12. Brandon says:

    Amazing work, Jenn!

    What was your purpose driving the change? What was your self-talk when things got hard?

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    • Jenn says:

      Mostly so that I’m not all out of breath when I run around the park with my son.
      As for the self-talk, well, I’m still working that part out.

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      • Brandon says:

        That development can carry with it a lot of meaning and personal growth.

        Suffering ceases to be suffering once meaning is applied, so struggle of any sort is a great opportunity for self-discovery and growth.

        Best of luck on your journey, you’re doing great! 😊

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  13. Guru says:

    Good job with all your success. It’s amazing what the human body can do in such a short period of time. I like to work out outdoors when my routine gets boring. what are your thoughts on outdoor workouts?

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  14. Muscle Strength says:

    Amazing work, hard work, but great.keep at it. Fitness workout like your life depends on it.

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  15. info juices says:

    its good you look great keep it up and thanks for shearing this…

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