Monday, January 25, 2016

Review of Beachbody 10 Minute Trainer Day 15: Lower Body, Core Cardio, Abs

Day 15:

Today was Day 15 of the Stackables program of 10 Minute Trainer. Day 15 was Lower Body, Core Cardio and Abs. Out of the three, I like Lower Body, I ambivalent about Core Cardio and I dislike Abs. So this went from good, to okay to blah for me! It doesn't help that I was just not in the mood to workout this morning. I was tired and my head felt a little off. My balance was a bit of a mess too. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to get through the workout, but I went in there and got it done.

Lower Body

This one has Janie in it or maybe her name is Jamie. I'm not really sure. All I know is that she's the dark haired one. This one has a variety of squats and lunges in it. I tried really hard to stay low during the lateral lunge thing. I think it worked this time. My legs were killing me by the time the minute was over. Those jockey squats were torture too! Oh and that last move with the backward, forward, up, down thing while in lunge position and holding the band. I nearly fell over doing that one today! That's not the first itme that's happened though so it wasn't because of my fuzzy head. At least I don't think it was. This section was actually over pretty quickly this morning. I wasn't really counting down each move like I normally do. I also couldn't remember most of the moves. I'm not sure if that's because I like this workout or if it's because my head was fuzzy.

Core Cardio

Back to Core Cardio after a two day break. It was nice while it lasted. I don't hate this and there isn't a single move that I dread, but this workout in general has become annoying. I've talked about it before and today it was really apparent to me. I'm just not meant to turn around in this belt. This segment seemed to go on forever and I could remember a lot of the moves. 


I felt like I just dd this workout. I did it on Saturday, but it feels like it was yesterday. I knew going into this that it was going to be a torturous 10 minutes. This workout is hard to get through when I'm in the mood to workout, and this morning I was pretty far from being in the mood to workout. I couldn't convince myself to even try to do the side plank stuff on my toes. I couldn't even convince myself to do the side elbow plank kick thing on my knee! I ended up on my hip and it was still hard. I think I'm doing those wrong since I feel it in my butt and leg, but not in my abs. Oh well. I managed to get through this workout, but it was a fight. The bicycles were hard and so were the scissor things at the end. I'm happy I kept at it, but I really think a nap would have made me happier. 

Polar M400 Screen Shots

I took a break from the screen shots since the heart rate was such a mess and I kept forgetting to start or stop the workouts on time. I think the stars may finally have aligned because it looks like the thing only lost connection once during this workout and it doesn't look too crazy with the ups and downs. There are a couple sections that are a bit wonky though.

Want to learn more? Watch the video!

If you want to learn more about the program, check out the video. If you decide you want to buy it, make sure you buy it from a Beachbody Coach so you get the free workout that comes with it. If you don't have a coach, you can get it from me. You can do the program for free if you sign up for the free trial of the Club Membership at Team Beachbody. With the trial, you get 30 days access to all of the workout programs in the Member Library of On Demand. 10 Minute Trainer is one of the programs and since it's a 4 week program, you can complete the program before the trial is complete.


  1. Just wanted to say I love your blog and its been a big help with figuring out my workouts.

    1. I'm so happy to hear that you like the blog! What workouts have you been doing? Are you enjoying them?