Happy weekend! How are you guys?! I had planned on posting yesterday but I just kinda got side tracked and ended up not feeling like cranking out a post. Right now I am about to leave for Lake Bruin with my bestie, Katie, from high school!
I spent so many weekends at Bruin during the summer when we were growing up and I am so excited to go back. AND happy to spend much needed quality time with her 🙂
I have been meaning to participate in Stefanie’s, “Sweat it out with Stefanie” for the longest time but I keep forgetting! The rule to participate? Link up a post to her blog about anything sweat-related in my life during the week. Easy enough!
I am NO fitness guru and I am FAR from being an expert about anything fitness related but I love that she does this. It is a great way to share fun workouts, tips and motivation! I am going to try to make a habit of it more often.
So let’s chat for just a minute. You guys know I have been participating in Tina’s bootcamp and I am LOVING it. One of the reasons I joined is because I really needed a bit of a challenge and a kick in the butt. Usually running gives that to me but my crazy hip has been killing me so I have not been running for long periods of time at all lately, mostly just short little bursts. In fact, the last time I ran a really long distance (I think probably 10 miles… that is long for me!) was a month before I started this little blog.
One thing I am learning from Tina’s plan is that not every workout has to be completely crazy. In fact, some of the shorter routines I have done have been the hardest ones! AND not every single workout has to include cardio… who would have thought?! I have always known this but just ignored it. I never thought I could get the same kind of endorphins from strength training as I could from running. Now I am realizing that it does not really matter what the workout is for me, as long as I just do it.
Workouts from the week:
Monday: 5/5 Intervals + Core
I wish I had written what I did down, because I was a sweaty mess when I got off of the treadmill. I did a mishmash of speed walking, incline walking, recovery walking, etc. It was a great workout!
Tuesday: Workout A (upper/lower body) + Circuit Intervals + Walked the dogs
I was SO sore after this workout!! For the circuit intervals I did:
Warm up 5 min walking > Superset 1 > increasing run intervals for 5 min > Superset 2 > increasing run intervals for 5 min > Superset 3 > walk for 5 min cool down
Confused about what a superset is? A superset is when two strength moves are performed back to back without stopping. Then I repeated this twice for a total of 3 times through each.
If you are interested in trying a superset cardio workout, I found these for you guys from Women’s Health Magazine: The Superset Plus Cardio Workout and one without cardio, Hot for the Holidays superset routine.
Wednesday: 30 minuteProgressive Intervals + Core Work
I did my progressive intervals (I followed Tina’s plan exactly time wise) outside because I thought they were going to be easy and short, never mind that it is so hot in Mississippi right now I die walking outside. These intervals ARE perfect to do outside and I will be saving them again for a beautiful spring day!
My intervals look liked this:
Thursday: 70 min walk + 10 minute Yoga Flow
A Cold Front… Yes I know… A COLD FRONT came through Jackson so it was in the high 70s and 80s. It felt amazing!! I was STILL sore from Workout A so a nice long slow walk was perfect! I also did this 10 Minute Yoga Flow from FitSugar. If you are looking for a quick, effective way to do a little yoga and stretch after some cardio… this is great!
Friday: Workout C + 15 min dog walk
This workout was short but I am having a hard time sitting down to type this post. 3 10 minute circuits, for a total of 30 minutes!! Each had 3 mini strength moves and I had to see how many I could do in that 10 minutes nonstop. I was sweating like crazy!!
Positive, motivating thoughts from the week:
Overall, it has been an awesome week of workouts! I hope the running bug hits me again as soon as the weather cools down 🙂
Did you guys do any fun workouts this week?! Anything you want to share?
Thanks Stefanie for letting me participate in your link up 🙂
Hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend. Hopefully I can catch some rays. My skin is glowing it is so pale!!