After eating horribly last weekend, I'm super motivated to burn off some serious calories. Ha!
I'm trying to amp it up a bit this week, throwing in a new workout by Michelle Dozois from FitnessGlo. Looking ahead to next week and Las Vegas….I need all the cardio I can get this week!
Monday: Jari Love's Slim and Lean
For this workout, I only use a few segments: the warm-up, squats, lunges, and abs. In between each of those, I do 7 minutes of my own cardio drills. I have a list of these drills and alternate through them. It gives my legs a break and gets in some good cardio between strength segments. I used my light weights for the squats and lunges.
Tuesday: Shape's Bikini Body Transforming
I wanted some good cardio this morning so I did the first section of this workout - cardio intervals led by Michelle Dozois. It's 30-minutes of "hills" in which each one gets harder and harder - a lot like the Peak workouts but not nearly as intense. I followed that up with 15 minutes of Lisa Wheeler's section - strength with dumbells.
Wednesday: Michelle Dozois' Total Body Cardio Strength on FitnessGlo
Since I do my workouts at 5:30am, I was a bit worried this one would be too intense for such a time. But it was perfect! It's not as intense as a Peak workout but it's challenging, fun, and enjoyable. And the length was perfect - 45 minutes. I added 5 more minutes of cardio and stretching to make it 50 minutes. I will definitely do this one again and again - in the morning!
Thursday: Crunch's Super Slim Down: Yoga Pilates Blend by Ellen Barrett
This video always surprises me by using different muscles and muscles in different ways. My triceps were killing me afterward - and I do tricep work quite often. I love the yoga fusion at the beginning of this video - so lovely! But it still made me sweat; not bad for my "light" workout of the week.
Friday: Jari Love's Get Extremely Ripped! - Workout #1 - and Dozois' Hip and Thigh Toner on FitnessGlo
My arms were aching after my "light" workout yesterday, which made all the weights in Jari Love's video painful - much more than usual. Ack! But it was a good workout - with no real cardio, I was still dripping sweat. I finished off with Michelle Dozois' 10-minute Hip and Thigh Toner. Lots of plies; my legs were shaking something awful! A good morning combo!
Saturday: Cathe's Cardio Core Circuit and Glo's Ultimate Dance Extravaganza
I was awoken last night with some serious stomach problems. Therefore, I worked out much later in the day than I planned, trying to get enough fluids and energy. I got through Cathe's Cardio Core Circuit and was reminded, once again, how much I hate that workout. I just loathe it and it's always a struggle to get through. Why do I do it then? Because it's so very different from any other workout I do. I figure it's good for my body, to shake things up. Ugh. To reward myself after those torturous 45 minutes, I did 25 minutes of Ilyse Baker's cardio dance on FitnessGlo. It was so much more fun than I expected! My sweat from Cathe's workout just kept on pouring off me. LOL!
Sunday: Michelle Dozois' Cardio Interval Burn on FitnessGlo
I'd heard good things about this CIB and they proved to be true - this was a lot of fun but extremely challenging. The ascents - the "lighter" cardio segments - seemed to be much more intense than usual. But it was a good to have a new workout by Michelle and good to back into a Peak workout. I just love them!
Monday - 2652 - sigh
Tuesday - 1372
Wednesday - 1388
Thursday - 1390
Friday - bad!
Saturday - 1402
Sunday - 1580
Even though I splurged a bit this week, I was proud of myself for being mostly good on the weekend. Granted, eating 200 extra calories on Sunday isn't great...but it's not bad. And I still think that the body responds well to being "shocked" with new and different foods and routines.