This summer has been fun and different so far - and fattening. Ha! I've signed up for a work wellness program for these summer months so hopefully that keeps me motivated to keep working out! One of the criteria is losing a pound in two months. Surely I can do that. Right?!
Here's how my week shaped out...
Monday: Ilyse's Work Hard, Have a Great Time + Scott's Complete Workout on the Go + walk
Ilyse's workout this morning was not dance - it was athletic cardio. So, a bit tougher than her dance videos but still fun. She definitely keeps you moving! Nonstop! Scott's workout was good - not quite as intense but good! It alternates toning and cardio. At lunch, I walked at the rec center with a co-worker. It's always fun doing that with a friend!
Tuesday: Jari Love's Get Extremely Ripped! + walk
I needed some weights this morning so I did the second workout on Jari's video. It's filled with compound weighted exercises. There's no cardio so I paused the video after every circuit to add some low-impact cardio. My arms were aching by the end of it. Jari's great for weights! To get away from the computer, I walked at lunch.
Wednesday: McLean's HIIT - Bodyweight Circuits + walk
As I was waking up this morning, McLean's HIIT workout did not sound at all appealing. But I forced myself to get into it and I'm glad I did. This has gotten just a tiny bit easier and I consider that great progress! I skipped the burpee moves (which happen twice) and did other high-impact moves. It was a great workout! A walk at lunch with a co-worker helped to clear my head today... It was a stressful day.
Thursday: Ilyse's Dance Intervals 101+ Dozois' Calorie Burning Cardio Blast + HIIT - Breathless and Energized
I feel like I can't work out hard enough these days, since I'm eating worse. As I started this morning's workout my legs and abs were sore, I guess from HIIT yesterday. It really takes something to make my thighs ache but they did today! I was fine with these videos until Michelle's HIIT - that was tough! I felt good afterward - and much looser.
Friday: Michelle's Body Fit 360: Vol. 3 - Athletic Conditioning
And still no rest today. BUT. The cardio in this workout - though intense, only lasts 25 minutes. I then did the stretch, which was awesome. This workout is just so fabulous. In those 25 minutes, you will work every muscle. And then, arms/abs, which I skipped today, followed by a 20-minute stretch. So great!
Saturday: Michelle's Cardio Strength 2 on Glo + Ilyse's Sweaty and Sassy Dance Fit
After this CS2 almost killed me a few weeks ago, I've been dreading meeting it again. Thankfully it was easier today than last time - but it was still super tough. I warmed up with Ilyse and then continued with her cardio for 15 minutes after CS2 ended. This was quite a workout, all in all. It was relief to cool down, stretch, and do some ab work.
Sunday: Cathe' Intensity
Time for good ol' cardio this morning. I did all of Cathe's step and then the Hi and Lo HIIT circuits. Whew! That lasted for about 50 minutes, after which I did 10 minutes of my own cardio to get in a full hour. I was wiped out but not exhausted - perfect! A stretch rounded out my morning, plus some sit-ups and planks.