Six down, two weeks to go!
This far into the Challenge, I won't lie: I'm exhausted. The past month at work has been awful. All that stress is taking a toll and now my body is feeling it with these tough workouts. I'm going to scale back my lunch time workouts again this week....unless I miraculously become re-energized.
Monday: Amy's Intervals + Cardio Intervals
It was a bit hard getting going with Amy this morning but once I got in the groove, it felt good to work hard. I like doing these interval workouts because I can switch up the moves when I get bored. It is hard, after all, doing one move for extended periods of time. So these are flexible and fun! At lunch, I took a short walk outside since it was a nice day!
Tuesday: Amy's Head to Toe Body Sculpt + Ilyse's Heart-Pumping Groove
Insomnia has some advantages. I got two workouts in this morning! First up, my weights for the week, this time with Amy. I hadn't done this Sculpt in a while and I really like it! I kept all the cardio low-impact (too much high impact these days) but still got a great workout! Next up, about 20 minutes of Ilyse's fun dance workout, which I love. A great morning!.... Outside of the not sleeping part of it.
Wednesday: McLean's HIIT - Bodyweight Circuits
The only good thing about this workout today....it's my last time to do it until my next Peak 10 Challenge! Hallelujah! As much as I complain about it, McLean leads a great workout....it's just not very fun for me. They can't all be fun and that's why I keep doing this one. I felt good when it was over - such a relief!
Thursday: PeakFit Cardio Strength 2 + weights
I did this CS on Sunday so I don't why I had it on my schedule to do again today... But since I like it, I did it. It's a good CS - and it's not as daunting as some of them. At 5:30am, though, it's tough to get through. I did all I could in the time I had and will do the rest on Sunday. At lunch, I did weights at the rec.
Friday: PeakFit Dynamic Flexibility
This was just what I needed today - some flexibility work and that's it. I love this workout. You can see how Michelle's BodyFit 360 series grew out of this workout. It's fun and super light. So nice! I finished off the morning with some core work.
Saturday: Peak 10 More Cardio Interval Burn + Scott's Multi-Level Cardio Drills
After a light Friday, I was ready to work hard this morning. I did Michelle's second CIB which is one of my favorites. So much fun! And challenging! The first circuit gets me every time. After that (55 minutes), I tuned into Scott's Drills for 20 minutes of additional cardio. Yes, I'm a masochist. Ha! Then, a nice stretch and sit-ups.
Sunday: Michelle's Cardio Strength 1 on Glo + cardio
This morning, I felt a bit gross. I took comfort in the fact that I knew the peaks in this CS wouldn't kill me. Ha! And I made it all the way through this CS with no problems. Yay! After that ended, I finished up the CS from Thursday…and added on a few minutes of my own cardio for a total of 70 minutes of work. Whew! I finished off with the 12 pound weights for 5 minutes. I then did some ab work and had a nice stretch!
Monday - 1156
Tuesday - 1139
Wednesday - bad
Thursday - 1483
Friday - bad
Saturday - BAD
Sunday - 1163
We had a spontaneous date night on Wednesday…..and that blew my diet out of the water. Sigh. When I did my measurements on Saturday, they were still pretty good….but I feared stepping on the scale. I'll have to do that in a week, no excuse!