We returned from our cruise late on Monday and I was back to working out on Tuesday. Ha! I crave routine, even if it makes my sweat and ache. I'm going to start another Peak 10 eight-week challenge on Saturday, so I need to get back in the groove!
Monday: homeward bound
Tuesday: Dozois' Rockin' Body Cardio + walk
It was painful to get up this morning but Michelle got me going. This is an oldie but a goodie and one that I frequently do right after the holidays or a cruise. It's fun, not too difficult, but it always makes me sweat. At lunch, I walked at the rec center and did some ab work.
Wednesday: Ilyse's Dance Intervals 101 + Dozois' HIIT - Breathless and Energized + Calorie Burning Cardio Blast + weights
It feels so good to be working out again - even if I haven't slept well in three nights! Ha! This morning was fun. I can't remember the last time I did all of Ilyse's dance workout. Michelle's cardio challenged me after my workout hiatus but I made it through and it felt good! At lunch, I did weights at the rec. The only good part about that: the place was deserted because of Spring Break.
Thursday: Ilyse's Easy to Follow Dance Moves + Scott's HIIT - Sporst Inspired Intervals + walk
Today's dance workout by Ilyse was a bit easier than yesterday's so I tried to power it up a bit where I could. I haven't done Scott's full HIIT workout in a very long time so that was fun. I skipped the burpies because of my back. At lunch, I walked a mile at the rec and then did some ab work.
Friday: The Firm's Bootcamp: Maximum Calorie Burn
I was ready for some weights today so I turned to this workout by The Firm. It's good and I always know when I'm not at my best when this one gets the better of me. And it did this morning. When it came time to do lunges with armwork, I stopped. My legs were already not happy and my heart was pounding. I stopped the lunges and did arms only. No workout at lunch today; I needed the break.
Saturday: Cathe's Intensity + Dozois' BodyFit 360 Vol. 3 Athletic Conditioning (stretch)
The weekends always give me more time to workout and I was looking forward to Cathe today since it was something different. I don't love her but her Intensity is a good cardio workout. I did step + low HIIT + high HIIT for a total of 60 minutes. Having not been able to do yoga this week (Spring Break), I needed a good stretch and turned to Michelle's 20 minute stretch on the BodyFit 360 Vol. 3 disc. It's so good!
Sunday: PeakFit Fit Test + Cardio Strength 2 on Glo
On Monday I start my next Peak 10 Challenge so today I did my Fit Test. It was very clear that I'm not in the shape I used to be in. The cruise and/or the thyroid weight gain slowed me down and I actually had to take some breaks during the test. That was really frustrating. Instead of burpies, I did 180 degree jump touch downs. I'm just not willing to sacrifice my back. After the test (about 30 minutes long), I went on to do CS2 on Glo - for 30 minutes. That was also a challenge and it was hard to not get frustrated with myself. But at least that means there's room for improvement. Ha!
Monday - travel day
Tuesday - 1346
Wednesday - 1289
Thursday - 1254
Friday - 1486
Saturday - 1267
Sunday - 1264
There was a party at work on Tuesday so I ate half a bagel….but at least I skipped the sweets! On Friday, I went out to lunch and splurged just a bit. To make up for it, I was super good over the weekend.
Thyroid update…. Starting next week, my meds will go up again. I'm so close to being normal but I'm still hypo. After a week of not sleeping this week, I was worried I had gone over and become hyper. But no. Here's hoping for better sleep next week…. My weight didn't go up too much after the cruise, so that's something.