A month has already flown by in this Challenge. Wow!
With the next four weeks, a new challenge is added into the mix: an additional Cardio Strength workout each week. This will be tough for me, as these are hard to do at 5:30am....so my schedule will need some tweaking....
Monday: Cardio Strength 1 on Glo
And I decided to just jump right in with the additional CS this week. I wasn't 100% today so this one left me a bit more winded than usual. Thankfully, I remembered this workout, having done it a few weeks ago. I tend to get the two CS Glo workouts mixed up. But this one is the easier one, thank goodness! In the end, I was just glad to have it done for the week!
Tuesday: McLean's HIIT - Bodyweight Circuits + Ilyse's Heart-Pumping Groove
I had some extra time today so I got in two workouts, instead of walking at the rec center. This is my "off" week with the PeakFit workouts so I did McLean's HIIT instead of AA. Neither one is fun and I'm always glad when they're over. I did 20 minutes of Ilyse's fun dance workout.....which I love! I sweated bit didn't work too hard.
Wednesday: Amy's Kickin' Cardio and Conditioning + weights
This week, I also took a break from Michelle's weighted Glo workouts, choosing to do one of Amy's instead. I kept the cardio low-impact and still sweated like crazy. Sigh. Maybe it's my thyroid. Anyway, it was a good workout. At lunch, after doing my arm weights, I learned some new leg machines with our trainer at the rec. They were good! I'm sure my legs - and arms - will hurt tomorrow.
Thursday: Amy's Intervals + Cardio Intervals
Today it was time for Pure Cardio - but it's my alternate week which meant Amy's interval workouts. They're good because they're very different than Pure Cardio. I think it helps to alternate these to change it up. Your body should respond better if you work out in different ways. These were tough this morning but I got through it. Yay!
Friday: Michelle's Barre Fusion + McLean's Ab Lab
I love Fridays! And I love this Barre workout from Michelle. It's like BodyFit 360 but you don't go to the floor quite as much, which is appreciated on a light day. I felt great after this workout! After it ended, I did McLean's ab workout, which consisted mostly of planks. Ugh. Then, more stretching. Nice!
Saturday: Peak 10 Cardio Interval Burn - Fat Blaster + Amy's Body Weight Training
Lots of Peak 10 this weekend! I was excited to do the Fat Blaster duo - they're so much fun because they're more dance-y than the other ones. And it's always good to have fun when you work out! After that 55 minutes, I tuned into Amy's workout in order to do some more….without jumping too much. My stamina waned after 15 minutes so I then stretched and did sit-ups. A good morning!
Sunday: Peak 10 Cardio Strength - Fat Blaster + McLean's Cardio Hip Hop
Working out did not sound fun this morning - but doing the Fat Blaster CS seemed different at least. And it is fun - outside of the floor work! Ha! I sweated my way through this 50-minute workout and then tacked on 15 minutes of Alex's dance workout, which is one of my favorites on Glo. I kept it high impact to work harder. Fun! Then, 5 minutes with the 12lb weights followed my a stretch and ab work. Whew!
Monday - 1406
Tuesday - 1161
Wednesday - 1161
Thursday - 1161
Friday - 1350
Saturday - BAD
Sunday - 1255
So when I had my crazy stomach spell a few weeks ago, I dropped two pounds. I wasn't too excited since I knew why it happened. But now, after eating good two weeks in a row - mostly - I'm still down a solid two pounds. Yes!!! Awesome! My weight will budge! I can't tell you how happy that makes me! Yes, it's only two pounds but when you've only got about 7 to lose, 2 is a lot!
Happy dance time!