Week 49: Breathe Through It!

I’m halfway done with the Nike Training app Get Toned program at the end of this week.

I’m pretty happy because I think my discipline is pretty much back and the motivation has arrived also.  This year’s cold weather has made me develop some pretty bad eating habits which I’m trying to make amends with.  But, amidst all the stuff I need to improve on, I’ve realized that I’ve gotten used to eating whole wheat bread.  Its more of a tolerance but its healthier so at least there’s one good option.  I just need to find some way to create some form of balance in my diet.

Let’s go and check out the 4 days of workouts: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday!

Tuesday and Wednesday are the same as last week with respectively 30 mins Kickin’ It and 15 mins Dynamic Yoga.

NTC Kickin' It

NTC 30 mins Kickin’ It

Nothing’s really changed for this one about how I feel.  Some of the moves are more natural to do but still tough.  The ones that murder me are the broad jumps (since I have limited space) and tuck jumps just murders me every single time. Still, I made it through, at least that was the awesome part 🙂

NTC Leah Kim Dynamic Yoga

NTC Leah Kim’s 15 mins Dynamic Yoga

I love myself some yoga.  Its re-energizing and its so relaxing to just clear my mind. Plus, it helps with doing stretches to ease the pain from the previous day’s workouts.  Last week, I had issues with the continuous variations of side planks.  I’m not saying this week, I didn’t have problems but I pushed through a bit easier.  I just have such horrible balance especially on my left arm.

On Thursday, I had a new 45 minutes workout called Competitor. Here’s what that looked like:

NTC Competitor

NTC 45 mins Competitor Workout

This workout was very similar to the week before’s but it had a few new exercises that I really liked it.  It was pretty intense to get through and I kept wanting to give up but still, it was so energizing at the very end 🙂 Call me crazy but I kind of like those inch worm to push ups and also the push away balance.  The more difficult ones is side crunches to burpees and single arm plank rows. Well, it just shows that they work out what I hate so thats why I loathe it, means I need to embrace them more often and get better!

My next weekend was scheduled on Saturday but since I ended up being out all day and then having some weird stomach flu symptoms, I had to skip and realized that when you skip, they just cut off that workout and I couldn’t access it again.  So I had to improvise this afternoon.  I started one of the workouts and realized it was too hard so I’ll attempt it when I’m stronger in my upper body.  Instead, I switched over and did one round of this workout on Pumps and Iron called 5 to 50 Ab Workout.

5-to-50-ab-workout

This one was super tough but I was really into doing a core workout.  However with my health not really at par, I didn’t want to push myself too much.  Still, this one includes some pretty crazy ones.  I had trouble with balance for the alternating superman plank. And I HATE HATE HATE windshield wipers, especially when they are followed with leg lifts.

But you know me, if I cut back on one thing, I’m going to make it up with something less intense but still a workout to make me feel better. I decided to do some yoga to help clear my mind and to get some stress from my body 🙂 I decided to try out Tone it Up’s Love Your Body with Yoga. Here is the video!

Seriously, I love these yoga videos and I’m happy that I actually know what she’s talking about.  Its one thing I’d love to improve in and learn more about.  Maybe I’ll look into getting yoga classes for the summer and check that out. Maybe you know some workout sites with good yoga routines/videos? Please tell me if you do! 

breathe through it

This week’s workout and my health was not such a great match but its been really keeping away some pretty bad bugs, I think.  Sweating it out really does work.  Or at least I’d like to think they do. Plus, its been keep my mind and body in balance while I’m figuring out what to do with a few things that I discussed with the last post.  Thats always a good thing too! I actually think maybe I’ll get in another short yoga stretches to help with my sleep. Thats also been a bit funky and irregular…

Hope your weekend has been awesome and fabulous! I actually have a lot of stuff lined up: reviews and recipes (at the very least)! 🙂

8 thoughts on “Week 49: Breathe Through It!

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