It's my final week of Combat! Woohoo!
It's been so much fun, really. And Combat has gotten me into great shape....but I'm ready to be done. One more week - and not even a full one - until we leave for the cruise!
Monday: Sh'Bam #18 + Ilyse's Heart-Pumping Groove + walk
Considering how tired yesterday's workout made me, I decided to take it easy today. I did my normal Monday Sh'Bam but then a lighter dance workout by Ilyse. My plantar fasciitis was really bad this weekend so I'm hoping less impact will make a difference today. This Sh'Bam was a lot of fun. Anything that has me doing the Carlton before 6am is great! At lunch, I walked at the rec center. Awesome!
Tuesday: Amy's Complete Strength and Conditioning
I was looking forward to weights this morning and a lighter pace in general. Amy's workout definitely makes me work. All in all, you do 50 push-ups total in this video. Whew! And I love the standing ab work; I always feel it later in the day. A great workout!
Wednesday: Grit #7 + Michelle's HIIT - Breathless and Energized
Oh, boy. Grit day. I was dreading it, as usual. I stayed upright a bit more than those in the video - I just can't do hopping push-ups - but did most of the rest. And it was tough! But good! And that was my last Grit of this Challenge. YAY!! Michelle's HIIT was good and I felt super happy after this morning's workout. There's nothing like working that hard to make you feel a sense of accomplishment!
Thursday: BodyCombat #64 + Michelle's Heart-Pumping Total Sculpting + walk
So I forgot just how difficult this Combat is. Dang. It's fun, though - especially the Irish track. Ha! Michelle's sculpting worked me super hard, since I used my new 12lbs weight. Ouch! I sweated more with that than with the Combat! At lunch, I went for a 20 minute walk outside.
Friday: Combat 60 Live - Ultimate Warrior's Workout
To close out this Combat Challenge, I went back to Combat 60 Live, which is always fun. It's amazing how much I can sweat just from punching. Ha! My shoulders were achy this morning from weights yesterday but I made it through!
And that's it! I'm done with Combat. I leave on a jet plane Friday afternoon.
I did good this week until Thursday. I'm ready to eat now. I am in the middle of my acceptable five pound weight range so I am completely satisfied. All in all, I've lost 7.7 pounds since Christmas!! I think that is 80% due to diet - I've been really strict - but Combat helped, as well. I worked really hard and it's good to see results.
Most important, I know that I can get near my ideal weight, even though the endocrinologist was skeptical.