A very bad week of eating last week has me yearning for challenging workouts. And since I took a rare day of rest on Sunday - for Mr. Higgins' birthday - I was ready to work.
Monday: Amy's Intervals + Cardio Intervals + yoga
These workouts by Amy are similar but different enough for me to dread the second one - which has longer intervals. But the first one is fun and effective. I even change up some of the moves - as long as they're high-impact, I'm good. At lunch, my favorite yoga teacher subbed for the summer teacher - so that was a lot of fun!
Tuesday: Complete Strength and Conditioning by Amy + walk
It was time for some weights today and this workout by Amy is super fun. It alternates weights and cardio and there are even push-ups interspersed throughout so you don't burn out on them. I'm so glad I found this workout; it'll stay in my rotation. At lunch, I walked at the rec. So many calories to burn. Ha!
Wednesday: Ilyse's Dance Intervals 101+ Dozois' Calorie Burning Cardio Blast + HIIT - Breathless and Energized + walk
Wow, what I day. I've been really dragging this week; sleep has been elusive. But I bounded out of bed (literally) and got to work this morning. All of these workouts push you to your limit so putting them together made for quite a morning! It fun, though, and I felt great afterward. At lunch, I walked laps at the rec center - not much fun but productive!
Thursday: Jari Love's Get Extremely Ripped 1000
I haven't done this workout in so long, I couldn't remember how hard it was! And it's hard. Ha! The weighted sections really test me - there are so many reps. And the cardio...what seems easy at first gets harder and harder because you do one move for a very long time. I did the first workout, which last a little over 30 minutes. I then did my own additional weights and cardio to get in a full 50 minute workout.
Friday: Michelle's Body FIt 360 (original)
It was time to take it down a notch this morning so I turned to my favorite Body Fit 360 workout - the original. It's just so great - low-impact cardio combined with yoga, dance, and Pilates…not to mention the great stretch at the end. I felt great after this!
Saturday: Peak 10 Cardio Strength Remix + Dozois' Tight and Toned Core
Ah, the weekend. After getting groceries early this morning, I mopped our floors - a bi-yearly event. By the end, I was sweating like crazy and my back hurt. Despite Mr. Higgins telling me I didn't need to do a workout after all that, I did. And I did a tough one - CS Remix. I've never sweated so much - mainly because I was already sweeting! Ack! This was definitely a challenge to get through but I was proud of myself when I finished it. After the cool down, I tuned into Michelle's core workout on Glo - dang! My core was aching something fierce after 10 minutes of this workout (I skipped the warm-up). A great, productive, active morning!
Sunday: Cathe's Cardio Core Circuit + Dozois' 30 Minute Boot Camp
I always dread this one. But I still do it. Cathe's Cardio Core is a challenge but, thankfully, this workout is a lot easier than it used to be. Some of the moves still get me but I can get through it without getting totally wiped out now. After that 45 minute workout, I wanted something less stressful so I turned to Dozois' level 2 boot camp. I did 15 minutes of it (skipping the warm-up) and it was good! Finally, a cool down and stretch after all that!