Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Summer Workout Plan: Week 3
Monday: Cardio Meldown (Level 1) and 1 hour of hill walking. Somehow the planets aligned and both kids napped at the same time, so I got in some Jillian time. It was a decent workout, but it wasn't as great as I remember it being. I'm not sure if that's because I'm getting into better shape, or just because it was less cardio than the T25 series so I just didn't feel as winded. That night, Drew and I took the kids for an hour long walk. Now normally, I wouldn't count a walk in my workout as I walk the dog at least once a day, but we went at a quick pace, did all the hills in our neighborhood (and that's a LOT of hills) and I had Bentley strapped on in the Ergo. Drew and I were both drenched in sweat and my legs ached, so I consider that a pretty good workout.
Tuesday: T25 Lower Focus-Another success! Fynn was at daycare and Bentley took a two hour morning nap which means I whipped out this workout, showered, dressed AND cleaned the kitchen before he got up. Talk about a good morning. I love the Lower Focus workout, pretty sure it's my favorite. It leaves me sweating and shaking and feeling like it was 25 minutes well spent.
Wednesday: T25 Speed 1.0. I hate this one. It's all speed and agility which I have none of so I spend the whole workout cursing Shaun T and feeling like a fool. Yes, yes, yes, I'm sore and sweaty after so it's clearly a good workout, but man do I hate it.
Friday: T25 Ab Intervals- Now that I'm doing the moves correctly (or at least better) my back hurts less and my abs hurt more.
I did it! I met my goal of working out 4 times this week. Only took 3 weeks of trying, but finally a success. Next week I'm hoping to follow the Focus T25 Alpha Workout plan which calls for 5-6 workouts a week. I'm not even going to attempt to do the double workouts on Fridays, but I will try to do the original 5 and perhaps throw in that extra workout on Saturday. Hopefully. I don't want to push too hard, but I am already feeling stronger and better about myself... even if the scale still shows those 10 extra pounds.