One week down, seven more to go!
I really need to try to eat better this week - that's the goal. I can splurge on the weekend but until then, I'm buckling down!
Monday: Amy's Skills and Drills + McLean's Unleash Your Inner Strength + yoga
After sleeping super well last night (a rarity), I was almost energized this morning. Ha! I started with 25 minutes of Amy's kickboxing workout. Good but not really challenging. I needed a lighter day today. The same with McLean's workout - I skipped the lunge jumps and burpees in favor of more subdued high-intensity work. It felt good! At lunch, I did yoga. It was alright - lots of sun salutations.
Tuesday: PeakFit Pure Cardio + weights
It's always nice to not dread a workout and this one has no dread-factor....except for lunge jumps. Ha! This morning, PC was fun as usual! At lunch, I did weights at the rec center. I was still sore from yoga, or something else, so it was good to move and have a good stretch mid-day.
Wednesday: PeakFit Anytime Anywhere
Even in a Peak 10 Challenge, I dread Wednesdays - always reserved for my hardest weekday workout. At least I survived AA last week....so how hard could it be this week? It was still difficult but I'm almost learning to appreciate it, if not like it. Ha! At lunch, I went for a short 10-minute walk just to get out. But it was almost chilly out, so I didn't walk for long.
Thursday: Dozois' Total Body Cardio and Strength
Yay, weights this morning! And a lighter workout in general! I haven't done this workout since the last Peak 10 Challenge and I always enjoy it! I kept the cardio mainly low-impact, though some high-impact moves were unavoidable. The single arm planks are always challenging in this workout - but they're so much easier now than a few years ago! At lunch, another quick walk.
Friday: PeakFIt Dynamic Flexibility + Amy's Core and More + walk
Ah, Friday! What a lovely day! And what a lovely workout! Dynamic Flexibility is one of my favorites. It's perfect for a Friday - you warm-up, move a bit, and stretch a lot. Great! After that 30-minute DVD, I did Amy's core workout. Ouch! Effective but….ow. At lunch, I walked outside for about 20 minutes. It was so nice out!
Saturday: Peak 10 Cardio Strength - Fat Blaster + Amy's Metabolic Meltdown
This CS hasn't made enough of an impression for me to know if I should dread it or not - ha! It turns out that the hardest circuit is the last. I did really well until then when my energy was no longer existent. But it felt good to move and this CS is very well choreographed. After that, I did 20 minutes of Amy's cardio - so 70 minutes of heart pounding work. I then did 5 minutes with the 12lbs weights and stretched for 10 minutes.
Sunday: Peak 10 More Cardio Interval Burn + Amy's All Around Energy
I hadn't done this CIB in so long that I was looking forward to it! This was my very first CIB and perhaps my favorite. Michelle is at her best here - the choreography isn't too complicated and it's fun! After it finished, I did 15 minutes of Amy's body weight workout - lots of squats and lunges! Then, a nice stretch with some sit-ups.
I ate so well (under 1200 calories) Monday through Thursday and then I weighed on Friday - no change. I swear! This thyroid thing is the biggest obstacle I've faced. I'm not going to weigh for two more weeks…..That's how long I have until I get super strict before the next trip.