Today’s cardio was difficult. So difficult. I don’t know what happened over this week, but I got weaker and weaker. At least, I feel like I did. Stairs were bloody awful. After yesterday’s leg workout, I shouldn’t be so surprised, but I could barley make it up the stairs after a few goes. My legs were burning.
My body is sone done with this week’s workouts. Tomorrow is a rest day, and also weigh in for my next diet bet. You can join if you want to lose 4% in 4 weeks, just follow this link: http://diet.bt/1hzecf0 and sign up! It’s a great motivator for me, and maybe it would be for you as well.
Keep it up, all. This is hard work!
“Love your legs and booty” workout again, and it was super hard still. I mean, I knew it would be, but it’s hard to remember pain until you are really feeling it. Like, this is so much worse than in my imagination!
Holding a lunge for 30 seconds. Per leg. Twice. It’s just cruel.
And my tummy is still ‘stiff’ from those body builders.
Whine, whine, whine. Is it rest day yet? I’m ready.
Hope you are all feeling a bit better on your journey’s right now!
Today was 10 minutes of body builders. That’s about 10 minutes too many of these. I only did 26 of them. I’m going to pretend that that’s a really good number! Almost 3 every minute…
Most of them, however, I did not do modified (on my knees) but full length (on my toes). Kinda makes me look forward to my cardio tomorrow.
Good news is, yesterday I submitted my final, official weigh in for my diet bet, and my winning weight has been verified. I’m so happy that I didn’t lose my money! I’m also looking forward to seeing the final results for the whole group. I’m a bit nervous to start another one, because it’s proved to be a good way to hold me accountable…and I don’t like being held accountable! I want to eat all of the things!
I’ll make myself sign up for another one. There are a few starting next week. Next week also marks the half way point, and there’s another FitTest! I’m really looking forward to it. I think I’m going to kick it in the butt!
Hope you all are doing well.
More mixed up cardio today! I added a few new segments, and I’m really seeing stamina improvements on some of the exercises I normally do. I was able to keep a great speed for jumping jacks during those segments, and I noticed a speed improvement on how long it takes me to run up and down a flight of stairs.
I feel pretty good today, since I officially won my diet bet! So, I’m trucking right along. It’s so encouraging to see some actual changes and goals met. It’s almost like there’s a purpose to all of this!
Ugh. “Love your legs and booty” workout. I feel a little bit sick. Those lunges in the middle were so super intense. I think I may have overdone it a bit since I don’t feel well. But now I know for next time.
That workout was just way harder than I thought it was going to be. I looked at the calf raises at the end, and was like, that an’t be right. Only 30 per leg per set? Oh, no, that’s def right.
I sweat buckets after the lunges. I couldn’t even do the lunge jumps. What a horrible invention! Something to work toward, haha. But the end of the lunge holds, my legs were shaking so bad, and went to jelly when I stood up.
The best part was the squats. Since they are part of the initial FitTest, I have a really good idea of how much better I am at those than I used to be. On the first day, I did 23 squats in 50 seconds. Second FitTest I made it to 30. Today we were supposed to do 40 total, and I got them done in less than 50 total. Despite everything else with this workout, that kinda makes me feel like a rockstar.
I am going to relax and watch me some Olympics.
So I went on Pinterest and found some new cardio segments for my HIIT workout and incorporated them into my workout today. Some of them were really intense!
I intended to do one where you start sitting on the floor, roll back, then forward into a standing position. Turns out that I can’t do it, haha. That’s OK. I’ll work up to it! Instead I did partial handstands: kick up into an almost handstand over and over. I’m WAY better at it with my left leg than my right, so I’ll have to work on that, too.
The other one I added is surf board jumps. Stand like you’re on a surfboard, posing, then jump 180 degrees and pose again. (You know, the surfer pose, with your arms out and your knees bent. ) It was a lot harder to keep up for a minute than I thought it would be.
Other than that, I did speed skaters (which is also on TV right now!), mountain climbers (such sweat, so legs) and stairs.
Whew, I’m pretty wiped! Hope you all are doing well.
Looks like I didn’t write about my cardio yesterday. I went back to the HIIT, because it just takes so much less time, and I feel like I’ve gotten a really solid workout afterward. I’ll probably continue to switch it up though, a bit, so I don’t get super bored.
Today was a 100 lunge day yet again. Today…I made it to 80! That’s better than day 1 and day 2. I’m really proud of myself for getting a better score. I think going a teensy bit easier on day 2 helped, because I wasn’t as sore going into the lunges today. I am for certain going to be sore tomorrow, though. I made sure to get a good stretch, but I don’t think it will eliminate the pain tomorrow, haha.
Happy Valentine’s Day!