Week 18/19: Vacation and Sizzling Heat!

Lets start by Week 18! I pretty much took off that week mostly because I was on the road and well, I pulled something in my shoulder and my tricep at the same time and it got worse during the vacation.  I had to skip out on that Sunday’s 2km race.  I did try to do some of the Beach Yoga routine but that didn’t work too well.  I did do a whole lot of stretching and walking around for shopping at Kittery outlets and sightseeing!

Now, my arm is getting a bit better so this week, I need to get to working out! This week I’m taking a break from Tone It Up though and I’m going to research and freestyle Week 19 🙂


My arm was a lot better today.  I did want to workout but my boyfriend advised me that since its just the first day it felt better, I should give it one more day to rest up just to not strain it again.  Reasonable and logical, so I did that!


I started up my workout a bit late tonight but I had an idea of which ones I wanted to choose from.  In the end, I chose to do this one!

I only did it once through, mostly because my arm wasn’t really up to it yet.  I felt like it was starting to be too much so I was a probably a better choice to stop.  I’ve never been one to be good at normal burpees.  I can do about 15 normal burpees before I need a break but somehow these side burpees were crazy hard and well, I guess because I had to do them on both side, I did do 10 on each side before I started feeling not too good so I kept those at 10 reps (each side)  even on the way down the ladder.  One of these took my 20ish minutes to do.  I had to test run a few Turkish get-ups before I proceeded to the actual workout so that took a little more time. This was an awesome workout.  I look forward to the near future (hopefully) when I can do it 2 times! 🙂

At night, after a nice shower, before bed I did this Sweet Dreams Yoga Sequence from Fit Sugar. I can tell you that I slept like a baby.  I didn’t even want to get up the next morning.


My monthly chiro session today after work! I need it so bad! My back and shoulders have been killing me.  Even my neck started off getting some pain too.  The yoga I started doing was helping but I needed some more routines.  After chiro, I never push too hard so I decided to do some Yoga.  I chose try these Yoga Poses to get rid of back fat which you can find HERE.  Lots of balancing involved and some were pretty intense!


I took today off.  Low energy and plus, yesterday’s yoga moves was a bit intense and I felt it.  So I decided it was wise to take a little break.


Summer cold kicking in by the time I got home.  It wasn’t too bad until insomnia hit me at night.


After sleeping 3 hours, it didn’t help my cold at all.  I woke up feeling pretty much like absolute rubbish with cough and sneezing.  I cancelled all activities and stayed in to wait for the Internet installation guy to come upgrade my Internet.  Might I say, as I’m typing this the network is going all crazy.  I did feel like I needed to try to sweat it out and energize myself before, so I did this little 5 minute workout from FitSugar.

I did energize me! I can tell you that much.  For the most part, I tried cough meds all day to keep myself all good and well.  Very effective! I would definitely recommend to do it when you are full on healthy.  I might even consider it as a Saturday morning workout before a morning jog or something 😉


That weekend workout plan went down the drain the moment I woke up with a massive sore throat.  It was no joke.  I wanted to rip my throat out of my body and I tried everything the moment I woke up: warm water, rinsing my mouth with salt water, sleeping.  Eventually I woke up, ate a bit, drank lemon honey water and then it helped a lot more.  Slept some more and drank about 10 glasses of water just in the morning and went to get rid of toxins a whole lot.  That was my Sunday. Which is also why I didn’t do my usual personal post for Sunday.  Felt like I should mention it here, I was really determined to get rid of this damn cold for the next day!  I did look up some Yoga moves to help with my congestion and did a few of them.  You can find them right HERE! It did help a little bit…

OVERALL…This week was all new workouts! If you want something intense, I recommend the Double Ladder Workout.  If you want to relax, try the Sweet Dreams Yoga Sequence before bed.  If you want something to wake you up at the start of the day before you take a shower, do the 5 minute Energizing Workout and you will be ready to charge through the day 😉

 This past week was not productive at all.  I did get 3 days of workouts in, even though they were light workouts.  The effort was there and I wanted to but with a lingering tricep pain at the beginning of the week and then my summer cold knocking me down, it was the best I could do. At least after a full day of running around and waiting to see a doctor at a walk-in clinic today, I have been given antibiotics and ear drops to counter an ear infection. As this post goes up, I am going to take a nap and rest up to let my body heal.

Hope everyone had a great start of the week! : Stay healthy!

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