So considering how sore I was ALL last week, I think that STS is going to be a very effective system. I just hope I'm not sore for it's entirety!
I'm looking forward to week two! It's amazing how changing up one's workouts can really keep you motivated and excited!
Monday: STS Chest, Shoulders, Biceps + DanceFit + XTrain Core Bonus 1 + YWA
I was still sore from my Butt Bible on Sunday - my inner thighs were aching - so it was good to focus on the upper body today. I did all this at the end of the day so I started with DanceFit - which I did last week and really enjoyed. Then, STS - which was much more challenging than last week. I upped my weights, as directed, and that really made a difference. Ouch! And so many push-ups! After that 55 minutes of pain, I tuned into Adreine's Upper Back yoga - lovely! And to finish off, ten minutes of abs (Cathe's XTrain) - ouch!
Tuesday: Cathe's Low Impact Step + Pauline Nordin's Butt Bible Lower Level 1 + walk
So I'm waking up 15 minutes early on Monday and Tuesday to get in either an STS workout or a Butt Bible. Today, I started with 30 minutes of Cathe's step - it was alright. Then, Butt Bible! Level 1 is so much easier than level 2!! But it's still painful, especially since my inner thighs still hurt. I got through it and had a nice 5-minute stretch afterward. At lunch, I walked at the rec center just to get some steps and feel more active. Life interfered after work, which meant no YWA.
Wednesday: Cathe's HIIT 30/30 + Hardcore Series: Low Max
I was a bit nervous about this HIIT....but it wasn't too bad. In fact, it was a bit easier that last week's 40/20 HIIT. Cool! I'm glad I'm not getting out of shape since I've decreased my cardio! After that 30 minutes, I finished off my workout with Cathe's Low Max - an oldie but a good one. Of course, I have no step but that didn't matter! I moved and jumped just a bit and got a good workout!
Thursday: Cathe's Keep the Cardio Coming + weights + YWA
The times I've looked at this live workout, I've written it off because Cathe uses the stability ball for a cardio sequence - and some light weights. I did it without either one and got a great workout! It's good to do intervals on Wednesday and sustained cardio on Thursday - the variety is good. At lunch, I did weights at the rec center - whew! Glad that's over with for the week! After work, this YWA got me all hot and sweaty! Nice!
Friday: Peak 10 Dynamic Flexibility + Cathe's Xpress Leaner Legs Abs
Rest day - yay! I started off my morning with Michelle Dozois' Dynamic Flex, which I love! You move in every direction and really get your muscles nice and stretched out. After that, almost 10 minutes of abs with Cathe - ouch!
Saturday: STS Legs + Pauline Nordin's Butt Bible Lower Level 2 + 120 lunges + YWA
OMG. Talk about a tough morning. I started off with STS Legs - which was 60 minutes of leg torture. In a good way, of course. Then, to move for a bit, I did 120 walking lunges with cardio interspersed to keep my legs happy - that took 10 minutes. Next up - Butt Bible level 2, which is not easy. Ouch!!! I got through it but let me tell you - the lunges at the end were a special kind of torture. I then did some sit-ups, stretched a bit, and finished off with Adriene's short hip routine. Nice!
Sunday: Cathe's Hardcore Series: Kickmax + STS Biceps and Back
I was ready for cardio this morning and Kickmax was fun! I did 35 minutes of the kickboxing which included a high impact blast. Fun! My thighs were definitely tight after yesterday's leg torture session. At the end of that nice little cardio session, I was good and sweaty! I then moved on to my STS workout for the day. Triceps are always painful and today was no exception. But I felt super accomplished after this hour of weight work. I did a nice stretch to make my muscles happy!
I had a few good days but it was Mr. Higgins' birthday week which meant some bad eating. However, I'm doing my measurements every Sunday and I was done - again - in all areas except arms this week! Awesome!