I'm really enjoying the change of pace that this Combat Challenge has brought. And that's why I love these "challenges" - to change things up for a bit!
As summer is winding down, our eating is no better. It has to get better for the second half of this Challenge - September into October - before our trip to Colorado. But until that "strict" time....we're trying to enjoy our favorites.
Which means I need some seriously good workouts to do!
Monday: Les Mills' Sh'Bam #15 + Dozois' HIIT - Breathless and Energized + weights
After a restless night, I was glad to have Sh'Bam this morning. It was a lot of fun - though a bit lighter than some of them. After that 30 minute video, I turned to Michelle's HIIT - one of my faves though it kicks my bum every time! Dang! At lunch, I forced myself to do weights at the rec - for the first time in almost three weeks. UGH! But I got it done.
Tuesday: Les Mills' BodyCombat #59 + walk/jog
I generally look forward to BodyCombat days but today my arms were still aching from yesterday's weight session. So all the punches and jabs were a bit painful this morning. At least it was fun! After the video ended, I did my own cardio - sans punching etc. At lunch, I did the treadmill, increasing my incline....and jogging for spurts. Fun.
Wednesday: Les Mills' Grit #5
Wednesdays are great....except for Grit. Ugh. I really don't mind most of these workouts - except getting up and down from the floor. That's tough. And it's tough to do push-ups, moving push-ups, and mountain climbers for 30+ seconds. Whew. When this one was done, I did my own cardio to finish off my workout. At lunch, I went to a wellness talk - so no working out. Yay!
Thursday: Ilyse's Easy to Follow Dance Moves + Dozois' Heart Pumping Total Sculpting + walk/jog
I really needed a lighter morning so I was looking forward to Ilyse's dance workout. It was fun, as always! For some weights, I did Michelle's 20 minute workout.... It really gets your heart pumping, as advertised. Wow! At lunch, I did the treadmill again, gaining some incline and jogging for 60-second stints. Fun.
Friday: Les Mills' BodyFlow #64
My light day - yay! It was nice to not jump around this morning! I worked out barefoot, on carpet....awesome! This BodyFlow workout was good - definitely a lot of stretching with a focus on hamstrings, which was good. I always think nothing is happening with my body during yoga....and then, when it's over, I feel completely stretched out. So nice! I added on my own light cardio and stretched to make this about a 45-minute workout.
Saturday: Combat 60 - Extreme Cardio Fighter + abs/stretch
My triceps were still aching from Michelle's Sculpting video, done on Thursday. Dang! So, I decided against weights today….though all the punching wasn't all that much better. But it was fun! I really do enjoy this Combat 60 workout. I added my own cardio to make it a full 60 minutes of high-impact. Then, some serious ab work and a nice stretch.
Sunday: Dozois' Cardio Strength 2 on Glo + Ilyse's Groovy Dance Party
I did the first 5 minutes of Ilyse's workout to warm up and then on to CS2. I really don't look forward to this one. By the fourth circuit, I'm dragging….and the fourth is the hardest!! But I'm always proud of myself for getting through it, especially on a day like today when I just wasn't feeling it. I finished off with 15 more minutes of Ilyse's dance video - so much fun. Then, a nice stretch.
Three weeks down! The fourth will cut a bit short…..