Okay, on to something different for the New Year. I started 2016 off with a Combat Challenge so I thought I'd do the same for 2017.
Last year, I got great results from 8 weeks of Combat so let's see what this year will bring.
Monday: Les Mills' Grit #3 + Ilyse's Full-On Cardio Blast
I needed all the cardio I could get today, after not working out on New Years Day. So, I decided to start my Combat Challenge with the big beast: Grit. This is Les Mills' HIIT training and I dread it every time. I got through this one with my heart rate through the roof. Yay! Next up, Ilyse's high impact cardio. This one is tough and my feet were aching after all this - 60 minutes of work! I then did a nice stretch!
Tuesday: Les Mills' Sh'Bam #22 + walk
This morning my feet needed a break. And since I was traumatized by having to go back work, I did my fun dance workout for the week. Sh'Bam is a great program and I almost always enjoy the relatively simple step combos. At lunch, I walked at the rec center, working up a good sweat. I need all the cardio I can get!
Wednesday: Les Mills' Combat #67 + Dozois' Calorie Burning Cardio Blast
I was a bit grouchy this morning since I woke up - and stayed up - at 3am with a sore arm. What the heck? So Combat - punching - did not sound good but I did it anyway. Because I can't think of alternatives at 5:30am after not-enough sleep. After that 30 minutes, I tuned into Dozois' short, but sweet, Cardio Blast. Love that one! Lots of walking around campus today but no lunchtime workout.
Thursday: Les Mills' BodyAttack #92 + Ilyse's Dance Intervals 101 + walk
BodyAttack is a new program since the last time I did a Combat Challenge. And it fills a hole in the program - the need for straight cardio, not HIIT and not kickboxing. It's more aerobic with some internal training and strength mixed in. So it was perfect this morning - when I wanted to work hard without doing Grit. After it ended, I did Ilyse's Dance to finish off my morning. At lunch, I walked at the rec center.
Friday: Yoga Revolution
I've committed to doing Adriene's (of Yoga with Adriene) 31 day challenge, Yoga Revolution, during the month of January. I'm doing most sessions after work but this morning, I did today's work in the morning. It was nice and calming.
Saturday: Combat 60 - Extreme Cardio Fighter + Amy Dixons' HIIT on TrainerPass
Today I was looking forward to Combat 60. It's a lot of fun without any dread factor (in my opinion). So I had fun this morning - for 55 minutes. Then I tuned into one of Dixon's DVDs through TrainerPass, which I'm trying out. Wow, that worked me hard. And talk about no fun. I like Amy's stuff on Glo but this was just plain brutal. Sigh. But, 70 minutes of cardio today!
Sunday: Les Mills' BodyAttack #91 + Amy's Head to Toe Body Sculpt
I wanted a bit of cardio and then strength today.... So I started with another BodyAttack and it was a great workout! I'm really sad that there are only those two workouts online right now. After that, I did Amy's strength workout, putting a few more of my own cardio intervals throughout. Another 70 minutes of work today and it felt great!
Monday - bad
Tuesday - 1191
Wednesday - 1303
Thursday - 1191
Friday - 1191
Saturday - 1151
Sunday - 1269