Day 6 The Master’s Hammer and Chisel: Chisel Balance….. Ow, Stop it.

Day 6 The Master’s Hammer and Chisel: Chisel Balance….. Ow, Stop it.

Hello again!

It’s already Day 6 in The Master’s Hammer and Chisel! Since I originally thought I was just going to do the 30 day Chisel program, my Day 1 was Chisel Endurance which was supposed to be today in the 60 day program that I decided to do instead. So I did the workout that is supposed to be Chisel Day 1 today, Chisel Balance. 🙂 Haha! Wow, I’m sure that made absolutely no sense. If you missed the post where I changed my mind, it’s here.   If you couldn’t care less about what I just wrote and just want the rundown of Chisel Balance, please proceed to the next paragraph. Choose Your Own Adventure! Remember those books 80’s kids?!

The Master’s Hammer and Chisel: Chisel Balance

Oh Chisel Balance, how deceiving is your name. When I read the name Chisel Balance, the first thing that popped into my mind was all of my attempts to master the balance moves in yoga………. and yes, they were in fact only attempts.  I have no balance. If you are thinking about giving this workout a try, let me just save you the rude awakening by telling you that this workout is absolutely nothing close to yoga haha. The “balance” that they speak of is performing many weightlifting reps…….. on one foot. Or one arm. You are balancing while weightlifting. Yes it burns, BUT yes you will be so proud of yourself when you are done!!!

It was almost 40 minutes which is the longest workout that I have done so far in the program. I keep saying this, but it really does go by fast because you are only doing a few sets of each exercise.

Even though this workout was very challenging, it is actually my favorite one so far. It feels good to work hard, and some of the exercises in the workout like pistol squats and Bulgarian split squats I rarely did when I was actually in the gym because they were too challenging. 😦 It just goes to show that even though we may not want to admit it, it does us a lot of good to have someone push us. Even if it’s a fitness instructor on a DVD.

Da foooood! Low carb Day 6.


Woops! Left off the last meal of 5 oz ground turkey and mustard! Had that too. 🙂

I feel MUCH better now that I figured out the actual amount of calories that I should be consuming each day. I am already down another pound so I feel like I am on the right track. Losing weight can be a challenge, but I refuse for it to be torturous. If you are doing a meal plan or even My Fitness Pal and are starving all day, it’s ok to adjust! Remember that these fitness tools are not fail proof. They do not really know you or your body makeup so use your head in addition to the tool. And or course, always be honest with yourself. 🙂

That’s all for today! Have a great evening Peaches!


Have you ever had a rude awakening when you thought a workout was going to be easy?

How is your balance? (I hope it’s better than mine)


4 thoughts on “Day 6 The Master’s Hammer and Chisel: Chisel Balance….. Ow, Stop it.

  1. I don’t know how you do it!!! I once tried one of Gillian Michael’s 1-2-3 workout dvds.
    By 10 minutes the sweat was pouring off me and I couldn’t breathe! I gave up! Since then I tried her 30 day shred and nearly completed it… until my kitty got in my way and I trusted my knee… it’s been 3 years but my knee has never been the same… you were so good Gillian, but alas I can’t suffer your torture, I mean workouts, again!!!

    1. Ritu I missed this comment! Sorry for the late response!
      That’s exactly how I felt when I first began Insanity Max 30. I thought I was going to puke! Lol! Really! So I just did what I could and it got easier after I had been doing it for a while. But it never got easy lol.
      Hahaha I have that Jilliam Michaels torture, I mean DVD! It’s a good one! Ugh, I hate that happened to your knee though!

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