Week 11: Getting Better and Payoff Motivation!

This weekend, it proved that I could still fit in the dress and I looked decent in it also :).   All the hard work and pushing through all the crazy sickness that kept resurfacing on and off didn’t stop me from working out intensely and also changing the way I ate a bit.  Everything together made me really happy that all the effort I put in wasn’t in vain because I was happy with how I looked in the dress.  Thats already saying a lot, because I rarely am pleased with how I look as physical appearance.  My body always acknowledges when it can just break out and destroy me.  Thankfully the next day was a holiday so I stayed in to sleep over excessive amounts (my boyfriend is shaking his head and saying its not enough) and relaxing to get rid of the massive cough and cold that came back.

Monday

Sleep, cough, Ricola, True Blood Season 4, Bates Motel catching up…that was all that my Monday had. Then Nyquil at night to knock me out! Workout plans banned from my boyfriend and Star Trek plans postponed to Wednesday as well!

Tuesday

Most of the symptoms seemed to have subsided today so I felt that sweating a bit might help get some bad toxins out of my system so I did the new workout.  It wasn’t too too intense and it was a relief to actually be active.  This week’s new workout is called Santorini Bikini Workout.

The last two exercises in this was probably the toughest although by the 3rd round it was pretty tough to do a full 20 reps on each side for the Seahorse Sizzler.  Pretty good exercise for someone like me getting out of some crazy sickness. 🙂

Wednesday

DATE NIGHT! Star Trek: In Darkness movie night for me and my boyfriend.  Check out the review HERE if you missed it! We enjoyed a hot dog and some fries at the theatres before the movie and then came home and got ready for work.  Relaxing day that we both needed 🙂

Thursday

Back on my workout! Today is a somewhat relaxing night.  After some grocery watermelon and various fruits lifting, I’m ready to do some strength training with Malibooty Workout. I hate working that problem area because its so painful but it had to be done.  I’ve done this one before and I’m neutral to it.  This time, it felt extremely hard but I did all 3 rounds 🙂

Friday

After evaluating my health condition, I felt I was ready for Dragon boat practice.  Dropping to part time means that I actually have to go to some practices.  At the basin, I got in 2 kms (2.5miles) of jogging/walking.  Then I did some lunges and squats and running on spot a few times to keep my heart rate up before practice.  Practice was an hour long and it felt great to be at the basin and back in the water! My love for dragonboat will probably never diminish and I’m aiming to go again next week.

Saturday

Another dreary rainy day! I just wish that it would stop raining on the weekends so that I can get out and do some cardio.  I was hoping

to do some biking this weekend but now, I guess it’ll have to be postponed. I ended up doing an hour of DDR, which is aerobic dancing so I’m using that as their 3 miles of cardio as per their dance class 🙂 Since my muscles were all still very tired from dragonboat practice, I took the day off from strength training but instead went on to clean the kitchen!

Sunday

I took two days off earlier this week so it means that I have to do a workout today! I went for a 2 mile walk with my boyfriend.  After that I came home to double workout. I started off with one I’ve done before called the Sexy Legs Workout from Tribesports. Following this one, I did one from Pumps and Iron where Nicole revamped the original 8 minute Abs into her 2.0 version. You can see that along the left side.  It was super intense and my abs literally wanted to kill me by the end of it.  I never felt them contracted like that before.  I think if I keep this up, I’ll be having some pretty intense abs going on. Now, if only I could control my eating habits, then maybe that six pack might be possible 😉

THIS WEEK

I ended up actually getting in 5 workouts in this week. The sickness at the beginning of the week feels so far away now (maybe thats because this week feels incredibly long and you can look HERE, to know how I felt on Friday).  It really didn’t help that the weather was gloomy all the way through.  Thank goodness by Sunday evening, we started getting the sun peeking out!  As an update, I did 13.5 miles of cardio this week.  I’m still off track from the expected 17ish miles but I’m positive when the sun comes back, I’ll be able to do a lot more cardio.

This week’s recommendations has to go to the 8 minute Abs 2.0 from Pumps and Iron because it really kicked my ass and I guarantee you I will work hard to do it more often. Its slim choices this week for new workouts but there are aspects I like and dislike about the New Tone It Up workout Santorini Bikini.  There is definitely a good level of challenge 🙂 Give it a shot if you’d like to have some fun!

On to a new week! I’m loving feeling healthy and good! Its going to be awesome! I can feel it! 🙂

Happy Monday!