After another bad weekend of eating - and with Thanksgiving around the corner - I've not lost a bit of motivation to keep working hard. Ha!
Overall, I'm enjoying this Challenge so far. It's nice to change things up with different workouts.
Monday: Ilyse's Work Hard, Have a Great Time + Dance Intervals 101 + Sweaty, Sassy, and Strong
I had extra time this morning so I went into this workout hoping to do enough to make up for not walking at lunch. So, I did 50 minutes of hardcore cardio with Work Hard and Dance Intervals. Whew! Those two are definitely tough and contain a bunch of jumping. Then, I slowed down a bit with Sweaty, Sassy - keeping these 15 minutes low-impact. It was a nice workout, all in all. Then, a stretch and sit-ups.
Tuesday: Denise's Super Cardio + Total Body Strengthening
Time for weights today! I didn't really remember Denise's workouts so it was all a surprise this morning! Super Cardio is half cardio, half strength. I kept all the cardio low-impact which was lovely this morning. My body thanked me! Ha! Then, Total Body was all strength work - with weights and without. I was definitely working hard - Denise is no slacker with the weights!
Wednesday: Amy's Intervals + Scott's Multi-Level Cardio Drills + walk
Okay, I needed to work hard today because my eating was not going to be good. So, HIIT with Amy - ouch! And then HIIT with Scott..... Sigh. These really got me this morning, especially Amy's workout. There's just hardly any rest between her circuits. At lunch, I took a 20 minute walk outside because the weather was beautiful - well, too warm for November but still nice.
Thursday: Ilyse's Ultimate Dance Extravaganza + Dozois' HIIT - Breathless and Energized + weights
I wanted something different today so I tuned into Ilyse's dance workout, which I haven't done in years. It was fun and different than her other dance workouts - more dance-y, if that makes any sense. Then, I ended my morning with Michelle's HIIT - always tough and effective. At lunch, I did weights at the rec center. Always glad to get that done!
Friday: Crunch Super Slim Down: Pilates Yoga Blend
Today I wanted relaxing and this old Crunch video was perfect. Ellen Barrett leads you through some yoga sequences to start and then you do some pilates and core work. I made sure to do all the core - ow! It was a very nice way to start a Friday!
Saturday: Peak 10 Cardio Interval Burn Remix + Denise's Continuous Strength
Time to really work today. I did one of my favorites, CIB Remix, and had a lot of fun - outside of the peaks. Ha! This one always makes me work hard but it also makes me happy. After that 55 minutes, I did 10 minutes of Denise's strength workout before my arms were screaming and I stopped. Ouch! I did a nice stretch and ab work.
Sunday: Cathe's Intensity + Ilyse's Groovy Dance Party
Much cardio was needed today. Cathe's workout was really good. I did it all - the step, the HIIT and the Low HIIT. What a workout! After that finished (50 minutes later), I did 20 minutes of Ilyse's dance workout. This one is a lot of fun and easy to make more intense when you want to work harder. And today I did! So, 70 minutes of cardio and then, finally, a stretch and planks.
I did pretty good this week - and the weekend. Wednesday was really bad but the rest was pretty good, under 1200 calories. Yay!