Has it been five weeks?! Dang!
This week, we had to eat leftovers from our Super Bowl/birthday festivities. Yay for something different; boo for the diet.
I'm happy that I get a break from Combat HIIT this week. I'm thinking that the absurd amount of burpees in those workouts is causing my newfound lower-back pain. So when I have to go back to those next week, I may sub the majority of the burpees with a different exercise. Getting hurt, permanently, does not sound at all appealing.
Monday: Peak 10 Cardio Strength Remix + Dozois' Heart-Pumping Total Sculpting
I was home with stomach issues today. Once I felt better, I decided to get in some good, quality workouts. CS Remix is fun - and super hard! I think there's only one circuit that does not have you on the floor. Wow. After that, since I had the weights out, I decided to really make my arms and legs burn with Total Sculpting. It was my first time doing this 20-minute workout on Glo and it's definitely a challenge. My arms and legs were aching afterward!
Tuesday: Combat 45 - Power Kata + walk
This morning had me doing cardio with Power Kata. The circuit with the knee strikes - holy cow! That gets me every time. At lunch, I walked at the rec. I even jogged a bit, not to be outdone by the annoying little undergrads.
Wednesday: Amy's Intervals + Michelle's Calorie Burning Cardio Blast + yoga
This week's Combat rotation called for Kick Start, but that did not seem nearly intense enough for me today....after the weekend eating. So, I did Amy's HIIT workout on Glo. That one always challenges me. I followed it up with Michelle's Cardio Blast. All in all, a good morning of HIIT! At lunch, I went to yoga which was a good mix of stretching and strength challenges.
Thursday: BodyFit 360 Vol. 3 - Athletic Conditioning + weights
I didn't really want a rest day this week, or even a light day. I settled on BodyFit 360 Vol. 3 which was a nice compromise - 30 minutes of intense cardio and then 20 minutes of stretching. I skipped the arms and abs, knowing I'd do weights at lunch. I really do hate weights at the rec....but I did them. Ugh.
Friday: Combat 45 - Power Kata
Next week, when I have to go back to Combat HIIT, I'll be very depressed. It's been a nice break this week. Kata was fun this morning as I learn new ways to make the moves more intense. I like to get the most bang for my buck! Ha!
Saturday: Combat 60 Live - Ultimate Warrior's Workout
A new workout today! Yay! I really enjoyed the Live version of Combat 60. There were some new moves and really challenging leg work which I liked. I added some additional minutes of my own cardio to make it a full hour. Then my own stretch and ab work.
Sunday: Peak 10 More Cardio Strength
Wow. This one is always a challenge. I'm usually okay until the last circuit that has a crazy tough floor sequence - donkey kicks then sit-outs to mountain climbers, sit-outs, mountain climbers, frog. Oy. I hate that one. But I enjoyed the rest of it! I added on some additional cardio and weights to get in 65 minutes. Then a nice stretch.
Monday - BAD - Super Bowl leftovers
Tuesday - 1388
Wednesday - 1274
Thursday - 1229
Friday - 1354
Saturday - 1279
Sunday - 1274
Good news: The doctor has increased my thyroid hormone meds again, starting this Saturday. My bloodwork showed that I'm still hypo. Bad news: I've gained weight due to my weekend of excess last weekend. It was to be expected but it's never fun to see, especially so close to a cruise. At least I was able to be good this weekend. We stayed in on Friday night.
Next week it's back to Combat HIIT and to the strict diet!