STS (Shock Training System), here we go!
My rotation is based loosely upon 2 Lazy 4 The Gym's Glute-focused playlist. I don't have all of her DVDs and some are just too expensive or me. But I'm going to do what I can with what I have. Wish me luck!
And I'll need luck as I'm on the tail end of a cold. Ugh! The challenge will be keeping my snot to myself.
Monday: STS Chest, Shoulders, Biceps + DanceFit + YWA
I started the morning off with light cardio - Dance Fit, which is a Latin and Retro dance workout led by Tracey Mallett. I hadn't touched this in years and it was more fun than I remembered. After that 30 minutes, I did my first STS workout. Wow. 50 minutes of push-ups and lots of weights. My arms and shoulders were aching. This is going to be an effective system, for sure. After that, and a stretch, I did Adriene's quick yoga ab workout.
Tuesday: STS Legs + walk + YWA
My first STS Legs went well! I had to improvise some of the riser movers with a step stool.... And there was no improvisation for one move (stability ball wall squats)...but that's okay! I was able to do the rest! And OUCH! This is going to be a challenge, for sure. At lunch, I walked outside for 30 minutes. Then, I did a nice, short stretch after work with Adriene. I meant to do a longer video but it wouldn't load. First world problems!
Wednesday: Cathe's HiiT 40/20 + Low Impact Circuit + YWA + Cathe's STS Ab Circuits
Back to cardio. And I couldn't believe how sore my arms and shoulders still were from Monday and then, a new ache today: my bum. It made some of these HiiT move difficult! But this was a good HIIT routine with an appealing run time - 25 minutes! So, afterward, I did 20 minutes of a Cathe step video. Some of the steps (on the step) were a bit too complicated for me but I still moved. After work, I was inspired to do more so I did this 27-minute YWA - though it's not my birthday - and then 15 minutes of Cathe's yoga ab workout on Ab Circuits. Ouch!
Thursday: Cathe's Solid Cardio Plus HIIT + weights + YWA
This was my second time doing Solid Cardio and it was fun - despite a headache this morning. Ugh. I just can't get well, it seems. But at least I got a good workout in! At lunch, I did weights at the rec center. I even changed something up - for good. I'm back to doing leg presses - though our trainer took me off of them for reasons unknown - and I'm NOT doing calf raises anymore. I like my skinny calves, thank you very much! I was super proud of myself for getting through weights - because I was still sore from Monday AND Tuesday's STS workouts. YWA was alright - that one is not my favorite and I need to remember that next time.
Friday: Cathe's Yoga Relax
Rest day - yay! I've never done a Cathe yoga video so I was curious to try one today. This one was definitely more stretching than actual yoga but that was fine by me. I was still sore - every part of my body ached - so this was a nice way to get moving on a Friday morning. I can't wait to try her other yoga video!
Saturday: Cathe's MMA Fusion + STS Back and Triceps + STS Extended Stretch
I was looking forward to more pain today! Ha! But to start off, I did 30 minutes of cardio with Cathe's MMA Fusion. Her MMA workouts are boxing and I'm curious to try them. This one was a bit slow at times but the combinations were good and complicated. I wanted low impact and this fit the bill. Next up: my first STS back and tricep workout. Dang! I'll be feeling my triceps tomorrow and for days to come! My only modification was pull-ups/chin-ups because I have no way to do these. I pulled on my band instead. After that (55 minutes), the Extended Stretch - very nice! And then some sit-ups!
Sunday: Cathe's XTrain Tabatacise + Butt Bible Lower Level 2 + Lunges + YWA
Lots of firsts today! This was my first time doing Tabatacise. I was dreading it...and though it almost killed me, I got through it without hating it. Too much. Ha! That was a good, solid 45 minutes of cardio. After that, I did 100 walking lunges. Oy. My heart was pounding. Next up: the 30-minute long Butt Bible Level 2. Ouch! I don't remember my bum ever hurting so much. I skipped the jump lunges and had to do a few less side lunges near the end. And to finish it off, a 14-minute YWA. That was nice. Anything to stretch my bum was awesome. Ouuuuuch.
Monday - bad
Tuesday - 1302
Wednesday - 1837
Thursday - 1259
Friday - 1152
Saturday - 1361
Sunday - 1407
So I was bad for Memorial Day but other than that, I did pretty well, considering. And only one day of eating my minimal calories - and on a good day, my rest day.