I'm starting the new year with a familiar friend: Les Mills' Combat! This will be my third Challenge using both the DVDs and On Demand videos.
It's going to be fun!
Monday: Sh'Bam #19 + Ilyse's Dance Intervals 101
I was really looking forward to my workout today! Sh'Bam is a lot of fun. The moves are easy to follow and the music is (mostly) fun. This Sh'Bam had a few trendy moves that I skipped in favor of jumping rope....but it was mostly good. After that ended (25-30 minutes later), I tuned into Ilyse's workout which is much more high-impact.
Tuesday: BodyCombat #64 + Michelle's HIIT- Breathless and Energized + walk
Back to the original today - Combat! And dang, this one was tough! Lots of jump kicks and lunges. My legs were not happy! I finished off the morning with Michelle's HIIT - so much fun and super effective. At lunch, I walked the track at the rec with a co-worker. By the end of the day, my arms and shoulders were aching from all those punches and jabs in Combat. Ouch!
Wednesday: Grit #3 + Ilyse's Groovy Dance Party
To say I was dreading this workout is a severe understatement. I loathe Wednesdays during Combat Challenges because of Grit. I hate it! This one was a bit less intense which helped since it was my first one in a long time. Afterward, I rewarded my body with Ilyse's low-impact dance workout. Nice!
Thursday: Cathe's Intensity
This workout was a bit traumatic this morning. Cathe's step in Intensity is always hard for me to follow, but especially at 5:30am. And she really gets you going! I did the Lo-HIIT which is challenging but not too bad. Really, what got me in this workout were the lunge jumps and air jacks. Ugh!! I had every intention of doing weights later in the day but I was so sore....I decided against it.
Friday: BodyFlow #68 + abs
I was so looking forward to yoga today. This week, my muscles have ached and been so sore and tight... My only gripe with Les Mills' Flow is that it's a bit hard to follow. Sometimes the instructors are hard to hear and understand (some have accents). This one had a very fast warm-up which was hard to get in to. But the rest was good. After that, I did some sit-ups and planks. A good, restorative morning!
Saturday: Combat 60 - Extreme Cardio Fighter + Dozois' Quick Lower Body Shape Up
It's nice not dreading a workout and today was one of those rare days. Combat 60 is fun and always makes me work, though it never feels like a crazy cardio workout. My arms were aching by the end, though. Wow! I then tuned into Michelle's leg workout, since I haven't done any weights or strength training this week. And this one is tough - but great. My legs were screaming! It was nice to finally get to stretch afterward!
Sunday: Cathe's Cardio Core Circuit + arms
And I've been dreading this one all week. Ugh! I hate this workout! It's gotten easier over the years but some of the moves really get me, which is good. After it was over, I cooled off - so about 50 minutes of cardio total, and then did weights to work my arms. I tried out our new 12lb dumbbells. Whew! After 10 minutes of that, I finally stretched.
Monday - 1274
Tuesday - 1239
Wednesday - 1269
Thursday - 1257
Friday - 1371
Saturday - 1262
Sunday - 1221
I weighed for the first time since the holidays on Sunday…..and it was bad. I'm trying not to panic since it's only been a week….. Sigh.