Holy cow! My last week of this Challenge! Unbelievable!
I'm super psyched about the results I've already seen - long cardio stints are easier, peaks are less stressful, and the longer workouts no longer kill me. Yay! Here's hoping I see some great results with my Fit Test on Sunday. But first, one more week of fun!
Monday: Pure Cardio + yoga
Last week I took a break from Pure Cardio so it was fun to do it this morning. It really is one of the best cardio workouts out there. Yoga at lunch was great - lots of flow but not a lot of planking. Plus, some great stretches and balance poses we don't do very often. I loved this class today!
Tuesday: Cardio Stength 1 on Glo + walk
A rare morning off today - so nice! At lunch, I walked at the rec center, by myself, which was a nice, quiet change. Ha! After work, I did CS 1, which is always tough after a long day. I got through it but had to modify one move - a jump to a pile squat with a weighted overhead swing. I just can't do that safely or easily. Oy.
Wednesday: Barrett's Crunch Super Slim Down: Pilates Yoga Blend
After all that work yesterday evening, I looked forward to something light this morning and Barrett's workout fit the bill. I love the yoga in this and there's some good core work as well. I meant to go to yoga at lunch - our last yoga for a while - but I was just too exhausted. It was a tough day at work and I had no energy. My body appreciated the extra rest.
Thursday: Dozois' Total Body Cardio and Strength + walk
This is always a fun one to do. I love Michelle's perky attitude, which is very helpful and motivating at 5:30am. The hardest part for me in this workout is still the moving elbow planks - up to the hand plank, down to the elbow plank and on and on. It's gotten a lot easier, though, which is nice! At lunch, I walked for about 25 minutes and then stretched since I was super sore for some odd reason.
Friday: McLean's HIIT - Bodyweight Circuits
Wow. This one is tough; I always forget just how tough. I got through it, avoiding burpees. My back really appreciates that: I haven't had back pain in a few weeks now. Awesome!! No lunch workout today as we had a business lunch.
Saturday: Peak 10 Cardio Strength - Fat Blaster + Ilyse's Work Hard, Have A Great Time
After not eating great this morning and at lunch, I was ready to work this afternoon. I treated myself to Michelle's new CS Fat Blaster and it's fun - bad hard. I was so sweaty and tired…..but I kept going. Ilyse's workout was new to me and it was hard….and I didn't really have a great time. Ha! This workout proves that Ilyse isn't all about dance - she can really work you hard when she wants to. I worked out for an hour and 25 minutes today - and then I stretched and did sit-ups. Ouch.
Sunday: Fit Test + Peak 10 Cardio Interval Burn
Unbelievably, today marked the end of my third Peak 10 Challenge. I dreaded my Fit Test…since I was pretty fit the first time around, I feared little to no improvement. But there was some - thank goodness! I was huffing and puffing, though, by the end, so I got through only 30 minutes of the original CIB. That didn't bother me as I was really achy from yesterday. So, today, an hour of cardio.
Monday - 1269
Tuesday - 1269
Wednesday - 1269
Thursday - 1276
Friday - 1638
Saturday - bad
Sunday - 1272
I really tried to be good this week but Friday and Saturday threw a wrench in my plans. Oh, well, you have to live, right?