Easter at my parents' house meant a long weekend of bad eating. It was a good time and I have no regrets....but now it's time to get back to the routine of working out and healthy eating.
Monday: Pure Cardio + yoga
Mondays with PC are always fun. After taking Sunday off from working out, I needed this cardio. I always have to skip a bit of one section and usually that ends of being the last - hardest - one. This time, I skipped part of the third section so I could do all of the harder last section....for a challenge. Lunge jumps are in the last section, just so you know what I mean by "hard." At yoga we did tons of leg work so I'm expecting to hurt tomorrow. Ow! It was fun and I love the classes that have focused work like that but I expect pain later on.
Tuesday: Amy's Sports Sculpt + McLean's Cardio Hip Hop + weights
Today was my lighter cardio day so I chose to do McLean's hip hop dance workout again, since I enjoyed it so much on Friday. Then, I did something new: Amy's Sports Sculpt. It's mostly low-impact though she does have some jogging in the mix. It was good, definitely not great, but different. At lunch, I did weights at the rec center. Ugh. It was crowded and hot.
Wednesday: McLean's HIIT - Bodyweight Circuits + yoga
For the last few Peak 10 Challenges, I've subbed McLean's HIIT workout for some of the Anytime Anywhere workouts, which wear on me after a while. It was nice - but tough - to do this HIIT again. I skipped the burpees, doing jacks and high knees instead. At yoga we did some more back poses, some of which I skipped. Then the instructor did an ab series that almost killed me. Fun!
Thursday: Michelle's Total Body Cardio + Strength + walk
Winding down the week, I needed a weighted workout. I love this workout from Michelle - but it's tough. I'm happy to say that elbow planks up to straight planks and back down again - this is getting so much easier for me! Yay, progress! At lunch, I walked at the rec since I needed more steps.
Friday: Body Fit 360 Vol. 2 - Dance Conditioning
My light day - yay! It was so nice to take it down a notch today. I even made most of the jumping moves in this workout low-impact. The stretch, though not as good as the original 360, felt really good. A nice morning!
Saturday: Peak 10 Cardio Interval Burn + Scott's Lower Body Power
Whenever I start the original CIB, I think, wow, this is easy! But it sneaks up on you and soon I was dying. This CIB is better proportioned, I think, because the ascents are 80% low-impact……not that that makes this workout any easier. I struggled but got through it. I wanted just a little more when I was done with that, so I did 15 minutes of Scott's leg workout - lots of squats and plies. My workout ended with a 10 minute stretch and some abs. So, an hour and 25 minutes - not bad!
Sunday: Peak 10 Cardio Strength - Fat Blaster + Amy's All Around Energy
I was feeling a little off this morning and working out did not sound appealing. However, once I got into Michelle's new Fat Blaster video, I felt better. This one is tough because some of the moves are complex and not easily remembered. But I like it! Look for my review soon! I then did 15 minutes of Amy's mostly low-impact workout. Following that, a stretch. So, one hour and 20 minutes of work!
Monday - 1288
Tuesday - 1264
Wednesday - 1482
Thursday - 1259
Friday - 1282
Saturday - 1353
Sunday - BAD
We had pizza on Sunday and I ate way, way too much. Thankfully, I knew about it ahead of time and ate well the rest of the weekend. I was afraid to weigh….though I took my measurements and they look good! Some improvements.