Almost halfway through this challenge. Wow!
If last week was my un-motivated week, this week was the opposite. I finally started to see some progress in some of the harder moves I've always struggled with. That motivated me even more to keep going!
Mini goal for the week: get enough protein. According to the Peak Fit Challenge kit, protein should comprise of 25-30% of your diet and fat should be 20-30% - the rest is carbs. Protein is essential for building muscle so you need this! I need this! And it's the hardest thing for me to eat on a daily basis. Arg!
Monday: Cardio Strength 2
I did this one two days in a row (Sunday of last week), trying to take advantage of the day I took off from work - because I was sick with this blasted cold. Somehow, I summoned the energy to make it through this workout. And I really like it!
Tuesday: Pure Cardio
I actually slept Monday night, with a Benadryl, so waking up and getting going for this workout was a bit difficult; I was more than a little dazed. But I managed and it felt great!
Wednesday: Pure Strength 2
A new workout! This was tough but not really any tougher than the first Pure Strength. The lunges got me, as did all the tricep work. But I like the burn - at least, after the fact. Ha!
Thursday: BodyFit 360
I took a break from Dynamic Flexibility to do one of my other Michelle Dozois faves: BodyFit 360. Love this one! It's such a unique workout; you work much harder than you ever think. You sweat! You stretch! You move in every direction possible. It feels great!
Friday: Anytime Anywhere No Excuse Workout
Wow, this one is still so tough for me. My breathing never slows once I get to the second ascent. I made it through the workout, though I cut one of the Peaks short.
Saturday: Cardio Strength 2
Me and this workout are beginning to get along. This was my third time doing it and since i haven't done another cardio strength, this one is getting committed to memory. I really do like it! And I'm seeing some progress! Tuck jumps - the hardest "peak" for me to do - are getting easier! I have to take a mini jump between the tuck jumps but I can do them straight for 30 seconds. Yes! And I'm trying to do some real pushups now that girly pushups are pretty easy. I can't get down all the way but this is still progress! Yay!
Sunday: Cardio Interval Burn Remix
I hadn't done this workout since before my Peak 10 Challenge and was really looking forward to it. After sweating through it, I had confirmation of what I had previously thought: this is my favorite cardio interval burn. It's so completely different (unique "peaks") and challenging. Fun!
I did better with protein this week but I didn't always get up to the suggested 25% - usually hovering, frustratingly, around 23-24%. Ugh! I'll keep working on it!
Good news! I weighed on Friday and, after all that eating last weekend - and cheesecake in the house until Tuesday - I was back to the same weight as last week. Wow! I've stayed in the same one-pound range for the last three weeks! Cool! Before you think this is not progress…. I usually fluctuate much more, between 3 and 5 pounds, when I have a bad week (or weekend) of eating.