Monday, October 5, 2015

Week Seven: Combat Challenge #2 thyroid meds are screwing with my weight again.  Note to self: in my next life, have better thyroid genes.  Ha!

Hopefully this gets straightened out sooner rather than later.  In the meantime, I'm still working out.  As usual.

Monday: Les Mills' Sh'Bam #17 + Scott's HIIT - Sports Inspired Intervals + walk

This one is my favorite Sh'Bam.  Very little trendy stupid stuff and some really fun dances!  Love it!  After that ended, I tuned into Scott's HIIT routine, which is always fun and effective.  It was a good morning of cardio!  At lunch, I wanted (amazing, I know) to do weights at the rec...but the rec had no power.  So, I walked around campus - quite quickly - with a co-worker.  I got as many steps as I do with my morning workout.  Cool!

Tuesday:  Les Mills' Combat #60 + weights

Wow.  These streaming Combat workouts are tough.  I still don't understand why they affect me the way the do....and why I sweat so much!  I guess cardio is cardio, whether jumping or punching, as long as the intensity is there.  And it's there with Combat.  At lunch, I did weights at the rec, since the power came back on.  Yay!

Wednesday: Les Mills' Grit #4 + Ilyse's Heart-Pumping Groove + walk

Oh, how I dread every single Wednesday.  This Grit was tough but then they all are!  Ugh!  I got through it, subbing the burpees with something else.  I was still huffing and puffing.  After that fun-filled time, I tuned into Ilyse's much-less-intense workout.  This one is my new favorite, I think!  Such a fun, level 2, dance workout!  At lunch, I did the treadmill, upping and upping the incline percentage.  Dang!  215 calories in 20 minutes.  Only one more of these incline sessions before the real inclines begin in Colorado.  Yay!

Thursday:  Ilyse's Your Best, Sweaty Self + McLean's Fit Physique

Since the rec was closed on Monday, my weights schedule got screwed up this week.  I was forced to them this morning.  Bleh.  I began my workout with Ilyse's no-nonsense cardio.  Dang, it's tough!  But fun.  McLean's weight workout was new to me and good.  I didn't love it but it challenged me in new ways, which is always good.

Friday: McLean's Barre Blend - Athletic Sculpt

I was torn this morning.  This was my last chance to do Flow on Les Mills.  But I wanted cardio, needing to burn calories. I compromised and did this workout by McLean - athletic barre, I'd call it.  It got me moving but was not too impact-ful.  I stopped a bit early to do some sun salutations and stretches.  So, a good morning!

Saturday: Peak 10 Cardio Interval Burn - Fat Blaster

I was really looking forward to this CIB, since I hadn't done it in quite a while.   And it's so much fun!  I really do enjoy it.  The peaks are tough but the dance moves are just fun.  The choreography is more complex but after a few tries, it gets easier.  I finished off my morning of cardio with five minutes of squats and lunges, and then a stretch and sit-ups. 

Sunday:  Michelle's Cardio Strength 2 on Glo + Ilyse's Easy to Follow Dance Moves

This workout….I always dread it.  It's so tough - just going up and down to the floor.  I got through it but it was not pretty.  Ha!  Thankfully, it's gotten easier… that I'm almost done with it for a while.  Ha!  I finished off with 15 minutes of Ilyse's dance workout.  So much fun!  And the stretch and ab work I did afterward was even better.  I love a good stretch!

Calorie Counts:

Monday - 1292
Tuesday - 1292
Wednesday - 1292
Thursday - 1458
Friday - 1426
Saturday - 1372
Sunda - BAD

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