You know why I need to put that up front because I had to take a little break from working out because of my fall on that piece of ice. Apparently keeping up and doing workouts was not helping and it came one day a week later that my knee just hurt like hell and I barely could walk without it aching. So, the last two weeks have been more about eating well than working out.
Still, I managed to get in a few workouts.
First one was a short one consisting of 3 moves that I did 3 rounds of from Tone it Up for abs.
These only look easy but they were actually pretty tough after a while. It was also very effective. Great workout 🙂
Next up, I believe I’ve posted it before but I did a full Intermediate round for Tribesports’s Women’s Fitness Home Workout.
I did 3 rounds of this and it was so painful by the last round. Dorsal Raises actually really helped my back. One Legged Bridges were shaky mostly because I was doing a challenge and it already had bridge. Any of these, by the third round started feeling pretty intense.
Now, whats amazing is that for the most part, I kept up with my 12 Days of Fitness Challenge.
My first full body accumulator workout challenge was actually aside from being painful for a few of these, it was also pretty fun and challenge. The final few days were pretty crazy since it hit right before the holiday so I had a day or two of double days packed into one and those were the ones I cursed myself.
For the most part, doing those other challenges this year made 12 crunches, 11 lunges, 9 chair dips, 8 squats, 7 mountain climbers and 6 pushups feel like nothing at all. 4 Burpees aren’t extremely hard either and 5 Star Jumps were pretty cool. I personally hate Tuck Jumps because they are so hard to control and oh so hard to not injure myself again. Still, the absolute worst part of all this was doing the wall squat. I still hate it, from start to finish. I did get better after 12 days but I still have such a long way to go. I believe bridge was the one with the biggest improvement but I did a lot of it had to be attributed with just being bored of staying propped up for the full 3 minutes and have nothing but stare at my lilac ceiling.
It was still very awesome!
Whats not so awesome was my Dietbet. Why? Well, not working out also meant that losing weight became harder as well. So I pretty much stagnated and didn’t go any further and fluctuated in the last week between 133-135 lbs depending on the day. Still, I hold true that I did change my eating habits and I look forward to keeping it up. I’ve swapped in all whole wheat options now and I am looking into healthier substitutes even when I bake and cook, so everything is heading in the right direction and this week, I resume my workouts as well!
2014 goals coming up tomorrow! Remember to drop by, k? 🙂