My motivation is pretty much back! My favorite of the night, other than writing up blogs and watching movies is to come home and do my workout. Last week, I kept it on my Tone it Up routines (mostly). This week, I am on my freestyle week. Eventually I might start figuring out how to make some workouts on my own once I start learning more but this week, I want to mash it up a little and hopefully MORE cardio!! My goal every week…lets hope the weather is going to be in my favor 🙂
After searching around, I decided that I wanted to work on my core. Then I pressed START WORKOUT on Tribesports then saw another workout I wanted to do and did that one first. It was Pumps and Iron’s 10’s Med Ball Workout.
I did modify this one a little. I was in my room upstairs so as to not break the house eventually, I swapped the 10 med ball burpees to 10 Russian Twists (1 rep equals doing both sides). I also changed the 10 logger jumps to 10 Lat Rollout (from last week’s Summer Sizzle workout) and did 5 reps of each side. I did 2 sets of these because halfway through my second set I realized I had pressed Start workout on my Core Challenge workout. I ended with the one through of the Core Challenge. I’ve done this one before 🙂
One set through always feels crazy at the end. This one is quick and efficient even if you did this by itself or pre-cardio workout 🙂
Today is a day off! One of the reasons is that I have yet another infection: my right eye! YAY! *sarcastic tone* So doctor’s office again! Luckily I was able to book one with my family doctor, at least the wait wasn’t long.
Another day off! Why? Because I’m going out with my best friend to celebrate with dinner and a bit of shopping and then went to play some arcades 🙂
I almost skipped a workout today. But being the workoutholic that I am, I decided that I really needed it so I went straight ahead and chose one the one from Tone it Up called Sandcastle Workout.
After one set, I started thinking that since its mashing it up this week, I decided to do a shorter workout that I had been meaning to do and try my first time at doing Crossfit. Its called 10 Minute Crossfit Workout with Celebrity Yumi Lee.
This possibly is the most intense 10 minutes of my life. If you don’t feel charged up and sweated out after this, then I don’t know…you are just way more fit than I am. I did the Level 2 mostly. Its actually really fun. I have difficulty doing full body push-ups so I had to switch back to the knees push-ups halfway through the second set in the warm up part. Most of these are actually way more challenging than it looks and it got my heart rate up really quick! Definitely going to search up more Crossfit quickies!
After my mash up routines, my body actually needs time to recuperate so I took this day off to just rest my eyes and my body, plus, with my boyfriend’s new schedule, we hang out on Fridays. 🙂
As much I had wanted Saturday to be a morning cardio routine, I did end up doing it nearer to late morning. Better late than never! It wasn’t too intense and I wasn’t doing any routine in particular but I did bike from my side of town all the way out to Old Montreal. Thats a total of approximately 30km over a span of about 2 hours including stops for photos, getting a little lost and then taking a break at the final destination. Coming back was so painful though. If you want a look at my bike ride photos, check it out HERE!
Suffice to say, after that bike ride, my lower half of my body was aching like no tomorrow. Mostly because I have the most uncomfortable bike seat so my behind was bruised and sitting was possibly the most painful thing. I didn’t do any intense workout but with the great weather, we did some strolling in the shopping mall and then added on a 20-30 minutes evening stroll. Nice and relaxing! A good way to end the weekend 🙂
OVERALL…this week was definitely successfully. It may not seem like I was being as efficient as the previous week but the workout’s themselves were higher intensity therefore, I took more time to balance out rest time in between to give my muscles some times to recuperate. I’m actually choosing workouts to work target different body areas and putting in some form of cardio to balance things out. I’m getting the idea on how to work out something a bit more balanced 🙂
My recommendations this week is Crossfit. My first shot at it was a really exhausting but inspiring experience. I loved how it felt and how it efficient it was. Its body weights, quick and short but it did the job even during warm-up. The 10 Med Ball Workout was also really fun to do. Its very intense and its fun to use the med ball for workouts!
Do you know anywhere I can find more Crossfit routines? I’d definitely want to research some more on it 🙂