Only three weeks until I have to get into a bikini. Eek!
Since I splurged last week for the Super Bowl, it's time to get back on track in a major way. I need to hit it hard.
Monday: Sh'Bam #14 + Ilyse's Heart-Pumping Groove
After tweaking my knee on Sunday, I needed to take it easy today. Thankfully, the knee doesn't hurt unless twisted. So, these workouts were fine today. Sh'Bam was super fun; I vaguely remembered this one from my last round of Combat. Then, I did Ilyse's lighter dance workout. This one is so much fun. I forced myself to not walk at lunch, needing a breather after so much weekend cardio.
Tuesday: BodyCombat #59 + walk
I wanted to get back to Combat today to test my knee. It felt fine while warming up and when it came time to do kicks, I took the roundhouse very slowly and carefully. No pain. Yay! And no pain throughout the rest of this fun Combat! I added on my own cardio for 10 minutes to get in a full 45 minute workout. At lunch, I did the 1.25 mile loop around campus. It was a gorgeous day out!
Wednesday: Grit #5 + Dozois' HIIT - Breathless and Energized + walk
The best thing about Wednesday morning workouts is that they get over and done with eventually.....at 6:30am. LOL! This Grit was a challenge. You repeat one challenge set at the beginning and end and it's a doozy. Next up was Michelle's fun HIIT. I skipped the lunge jumps since I'd already done about 100 in Grit. At lunch, I walked the track at the rec center.
Thursday: Amy's Head to Toe Body Sculpt
Time for weights and I was looking forward to it today! This is the workout that, a few weeks ago, almost killed my hamstrings. I was sure to be more careful today and then I really stretched those muscles afterward. Let's hope I don't have a repeat. At lunch, I went to a cafe that's a 10-minute walk away so I got some steps!
Friday: Dozois' Barre Blast - Shape and Tone + Flow #65
I was so looking forward to a light day today! I started out with about 10 minutes of Michelle's Barre workout, just to warm up....literally in the cool house. Then, Flow. It was lovely! I really like how they focus on hamstrings. Thankfully, Amy didn't break mine yesterday, but it still felt great to stretch them out!
Saturday: Combat #63 and #64 + Amy's Sculpt and Define Your Legs and Glutes
I decided to skip Combat 60 again in favor of two online Combats. These are not easy! Whew! Sweat was flying! Ha! But it was a really good workout! Afterward, I decided to get some leg work in with Amy's workout. I used my new 12lb weights on some of the moves and 8s on others. That was followed by a stretch and sit-ups.
Sunday: Peak 10 Cardio Interval Burn - Fat Blaster + Amy's Push Past Fatigue and Feel It
My bum was definitely feeling the effects of Amy's workout yesterday. Ouch. But I was really looking forward to this CIB today and it was so much fun! Difficult, for sure, but still fun! After that 60 minutes, I did weights with Amy - upper body today. Using the new 12lb weights for the heavy set was a real challenge - I had to alternate arms at times to get through the sets. My stretch after all this was much appreciated!
Monday - 1193
Tuesday - 1173
Wednesday - 1335
Thursday - 1238
Friday - 1673
Saturday - bad
Sunday - 1171
Even though I didn't eat as well I would have liked this week, the scale didn't seem to mind. I was down to my lowest weight so far - and barely within my "normal" five-pound range. Yes!!
The endocrinologist had bad news for me on Tuesday - I have to lower my meds again and she doesn't think my weight will go down much more. Let me tell you, that's not what I wanted to hear. All I can do, though, is keep at it.