Week 11: #100bySummer

Tone it Up not only launched their Bikini Series which I’m pretty much participating in except that they don’t take 2 days off but I do and I’m doing less cardio than them.  However, this week launches their 100 miles by summer which means each day there averages to about 2.5 miles for the next 6 weeks.  There will be days that I won’t be get it in but since it can be walking, jogging or biking (whatever distance accounts for 1/3 only though), its going to be motivating to get myself outside.  I’m doing all this most of the time by myself so its hard enough to keep myself going without having to physically move myself off my own land and go out and let people see me dying from a little jogging.  Since biking counts, I’m in and I’m getting those tires pumped up! We’re bringing in the cardio challenges now 🙂

Monday

Bad start for the week! I woke up feeling like absolute crap with a sore throat and a small cough and a bit of a runny nose.  Took some meds and went off to work to figure that everything got better except my body fought it with a fever.  All I could do when I came home from work at the end of the day was eat then sit in bed.  Suffice to say, there was no workout today…

Only walking I did was to and from the bus station to work which is about 1 km each way, equalling to about 1.25 miles or so.

Tuesday

I can already see this week turning out to be pretty bad in the workout area.  However, as much as I was feeling sick, I still managed to get in a light workout.  Maybe sweating it out will work, right? So I went ahead and did the new workout that Tone it Up posted up called Your Bridal Babe Workout. 2 rounds of 20 reps for the majority of them.  The only one I did 10 reps of was the Walking Down the Aisle. That was pretty intense.

It will be a constant that I have 1.25 miles to and from work.  Today I did have to take a walk to drop off a document so that was an additional 0.70 miles.

Wednesday

Lets say energy level dropped big time today.  It started feeling like the sickness was coming back already.  However, I rested it up.  Avoided going out in the windy night and stayed in but managed to get in the Thigh Workout designated from Tone it Up.

It actually got pretty tough by the third round.  My thighs were completely screaming in pain! This is definitely a good one.

Walking to and from work 1.25 miles. From parking to chiro office 0.5 miles (I’m getting desperate)

Thursday

It seems that Thursdays are the day to murder ourselves.  I’m starting to notice the slow build up every week to get more and more intense.  This week’s Tone it Up set to do 3 rounds Surfer’s Paradise.  I did that! At the 3rd round, I almost wanted to collapse while doing those Pacific Paradise.  I’ve somehow acquired better balance for those Kiwi Kicks and not always preventing myself from face planting onto the hardwood floor (which is always a good thing).  Maybe those ab workouts are paying off ;).  Next up are supposed to be 3 rounds of Cowabunga Workout.  Thats crazy! I ended up doing two and at the end I realized that I did the Far Out wrong and forgot to do the TIU Tummy Tucks.  On my 2nd round, instead of Surf’s Up (which I did 4 rounds of altogether already), I did 20 TIU Tummy Tucks to make up for it.  Very efficient and it felt super great! I was sweating waterfalls…but it was time to wrap up the wedding video for my friend! Looks like it’ll be a late night already…

Walk: 1.25 miles for work bus terminus, went out for shopping for an hour and that was at least a mile of walking 😉

Friday

Day off today! I finish work at 5:30pm and meeting up with the bride to be and the other bridesmaids for the bachelorette party at 6pm.  WOOHOO! Party Time! Suffice to say, I wouldn’t fit it in anyways…

One thing about this night is that there was a lot of walking. 1.25 miles to and from work to terminus. All the walking we did in downtown between each location summed up to 2.3 km which is 1.40 miles roughly 🙂

Saturday

Friday night juiced me out real good.  Shows that I’m aging.  So I got in DDR 30minutes which is for the cardio part.  Tone It Up girls said dancing an hour counts for 3 miles.  I did 30 mins so I’m taking the 1.5 miles 🙂

Sunday

Today was my good friend’s wedding day! The day started off at 6am to get myself ready.  It was extremely fun and everything went pretty much on schedule.  As with everything, there’s always a few bumps here and there that we had to fix up along the way but we all stayed calm and carried on ;).  I’ll have a post about that in a bit.  Other than running back and forth and getting here and there for the wedding, there really wasn’t any exercising…although if it was for me, walking with artificial height is exercise in itself 😉

This week was decent, I’d say.  My cold fought me but I fought back and managed to get in 4 days of workout as I had wanted.  Although  only one day qualified in the intense area, the point was that I stayed moving.  Adding that 100 miles by summer goal was really fun and I’d say that this week, I clocked in 11.35 miles in a week.  Not really at par most days BUT…this coming week, I’ll do better…or I hope because my cold is battling me with full force as I type this.

Luckily today is Victoria Day and its a day off.  🙂 Happy Monday everyone!

Week 5: Kicking Things Back Into Routine! Planning out the Week!

After last week slacking off a bit from working out because of other more physically demanding tasks and jobs, this week I had to kick it into gear.  It means no slacking off and eating less and healthier.  So I’m working on setting my week out in advance and hoping to finally find something that will work out even better to fit in all the tasks I’ve been pushing away.

Monday

I had wanted to do the Tone it Up workout but it turns out it only had one move and matched with cardio. Its still raining and mega windy outside so forget about that.  I found this workout as a Tribesports  Challenge called Tone Up Tight Routine. This little workout only took up 16 minutes. Those wall squats are killer painful.

With this out of the way in half of the time I wanted of workouts in a day, I went to go back to the workout I skipped and had originally planned for the weekend but didn’t have the equipment called a ridiculous name called Your Malibooty Workout.  I know I know..laugh ahead 😛 They had some squat ones and seeing as I already did a lot of those in the previous workout, I did only 2 times instead of 3. It felt super good.

Tuesday

Tone it Up had this little intro video for their Self! Drop10  Challenge.  It includes 6 moves and we have to do 3 sets with 12-15 reps per exercise.  I don’t mind doing some of the strength training and I ‘m always down to find something new. Here is the link: http://bcove.me/6r9ihijy

I didn’t expect this too take too long but it was a decent length with some challenging moves plus it was a total body workout.  I had to do lots of stretching afterwards to make sure that nothing would be in pain. As much my balance sucked, I loved the Get Tipsy one. Challenging and fun!

Wednesday

This is my day off and I’m happy with keeping it that way.  I can spend some down time and it opens up time to catch up with work that I want (*ahem* have) to do (like taxes) and of course, an upside is spending time with my boyfriend to watch a movie and chat 🙂

Thursday

Today is supposed to be my dragonboat day but due to some issues, I did not end up going.  I have finally decided that I’m taking a break this summer from dragonboat. I am preparing for two exams and I want to go full force this summer. It was hard but in the end, it will be worth it.

However, I didn’t slack off and made up with intense home workout that took me about 35 minutes to complete from Pumps and Iron.  Her workouts are killer intense all the time, every time I get all disgusting and sweaty. Here is the workout along the left side.  Its called the Medicine Ball Deck of Cards workout.  I totally adore the idea of these cards ones and I’ve tried all of hers already.

I ended it off with the Get Stretched challenge in Tribesports.  I need to get into the habit of stretching afterwards.

Friday

Its been an awesome week full of working out and feeling great.  I scheduled in the Thursday Tone it Up workout.  They are 8 “double duty moves” (as they call it) to tone the body and lose weight, a bit of body weights and some dumb bells. Here is the video if you want to get an intro on how the moves are done.

http://bcove.me/k8co9bwy

Saturday

This Saturday marked my first morning jog ever! I never jog outside except before dragonboat practice when we have outdoor practice.  I was totally unprepared and had no idea what to wear. So I underdressed and cursed that my sweat pants did not have pockets.  Why?!?!? Anyways, I did about a 2.5 mile run/jog/speed walk session.  It felt awesome!  And I’m ready to do it again next week with a bit more gear 😉 After that I came back and did the Core Challenge, which I did before.  I have committed to take the 7 day core challenge so I have to do it for 7 days in a row.  So consider that as I talk about next few days exercises 🙂 Even if it overlaps into the next week’s update 🙂

Sunday

Something I did yesterday obviously wasn’t good because Saturday night was immensely bad with chills and sweat all night.  As much as Saturday’s update was the Core Challenge.  This sickness took me full on after lunch and made me sit in bed for 5 hours relaxing with my book, tv series and trying to just stay warm and stop shivering under 3 layers of blankets.  Eventually I did feel better but not good enough for me to want to go do an intense core challenge.  Initiaion will have to begin again on Monday (if my body allows me to) 😉

This week was total epicness though. I like the planning in advance, love the jogging outside (minus catching a cold) and I’m totally loving Tribesports and the challenges.  Tone it up is also giving out some pretty intense workouts.  Before I felt it was challenge moves but a bit short.  The “double duty” moves really kicked some serious butt.  I’m ready for more :)!

I already have a good workout planned for all of next week.  Tone It Up has a lot of workouts next week that I love, so I might do it exactly as is, or just little shifts here and there to accomodate the core challenge and another Tribesports challenge I wanted to take :)!