Week five! Wow! I look forward to doing this challenge again when Mr. Higgins isn't wanting to eat bad things now and then, like before a cruise. That's the only thing: I'm not eating as great as I'd like. Oh, well. The summers here are long, hot, and not much fun since we don't have a vacation until November. Going out ocassionally is what makes the monotony bearable.
Mini goal for the week: workout while out of town for a scrapbook retreat. I'll try to walk/jog one day and do the Dynamic Flexibility DVD the other day. It's always hard when I'm out of my routine. But at least walking/jogging will be something different. It'll take the place of Pure Cardio on the Peak Fit Challenge schedule.
Monday: Cardio Strength 2
This workout is making my body sweat in places I didn't know possible. Gross, but there you have it. I still really like this one, even though it's tough, tough, tough - especially at 5:30pm, like today.
Tuesday: Pure Strength 2
I think I like this one more than Pure Strenth 1, mainly because it doesn't use the band for the leg circuit. However, I hate the lunges to a tick-tock. OMG! I thought I was conditioned for lunges, since I'm used to Jari Love's workouts....but no. This one hurts!
Wednesday: Cardio Interval Burn
Also known as Peak 10 Cardio Interval Burn. Due to the scrapbook retreat this weekend, I'm doing this on Wednesday instead of Saturday, which means I must cut out a 10-minute circuit to fit it into my 50-minute morning workout timeframe. Even when not doing the entire workout, it's still tough - in a good way!
Thursday: Pure Strength 2
Dang, this one is a tough one. My arms were aching! I could barely get through a few exercises, including the tricep push-ups. Ouch!!
Friday: Dynamic Flexibility
My mom and I did this DVD while at our scrapbook retreat, scrunched in our small bedroom on a it's small rug. Ha! But we made it work and it felt great! My muscles were surprisingly sore after Thursday's strength workout and I loved getting them all stretched out.
It was nice to get out and walk/jog during the scrapbook retreat. I walked for a block and then jogged for a block…. The only bad part was the humidity. I sweated - a lot!
Sunday: Cardio Strength Remix
Wow. After eating too much for three days and not doing a Peak workout for two, I was really feeling this workout. I got through it but it was not easy. For the last peak - diamond jumps (ew!) - I did not follow the DVD. I did air jacks instead. Oy. I stretched really well afterward but was still super sore.
We're just not going to share this week. Suffice it to say, it was not so good. Sigh.
But I worked out while out of town! Yay! I really needed it, both days. And so, another week down. Three more to go!