A Little Break Is Starting to Spiral out of Control (11/9 – 11/15)

Since I haven’t been able to run (or jump or do anything with any impact) lately, and I took a week almost completely off, it has gotten harder to really push myself during my workouts.

Sunday 11/9  – 45 squats on a wobble disc.

ready
ready
down
down

Not gonna lie – this was hard and hurt my leg (squats and lunges aren’t working out well for me right now).

Monday 11/10  45 side bends with arms behind head.

bend right
bend right

I did 45 bends to the right and then had to switch and do 45 to the left –

to the left
to the left

I did a workout that is very low impact but still at least feels like I”m doing something – Fat Burning Pilates.

Tuesday 11/11 45 sit-ups on bender ball – Bender Ball

easy part
easy part
up
up

Wednesday 11/12  45 alternate twisting knees on upside down wobble balls (right-left = 1 rep).

start
start
knee up twist right
knee up twist right

Go back to the start and then –

Knee up - twist left
Knee up – twist left

I tried to run (for about 5 steps!!) and ended up just walking (again) – 5 miles with a 10% incline.

Thursday 11/13  45 rear leg lifts (on stability ball with arms extending forward).

easy part
easy part
right leg lift
right leg lift

After doing 45 lifts with this leg (lift the leg and tap the toe down) in a slow controlled way, I switched legs –

left leg lifts
left leg lifts

I did Jillian Michaels Kick Box:  Fast & Furious.  Most of the workout was good –  a few of the kicks hurt my leg but I think I just need to suck it up!!!

Friday 11/14  45 fly to head banger while in bridge.

ready
ready
bring hands together
bring hands together
head banger (triceps)
head banger (triceps)

Reverse move to complete one rep!!!

I pulled out another old workout – TaeBo Ripped Extreme.  If you like TaeBo this is a great workout.  The last little bit had a lot of squats to kicks which I ended up skipping out on but otherwise it was a great workout!!!

Saturday 11/15  45 push-up with arm reach (feet on BOSU).  This move is one I got from Kristin (Stuft Mama).

the easiest part
the easiest part
down
down
up read forward with right arm
up read forward with right arm

Do another push-up  and then –

reach forward with left arm (I think I twisted my body too much!!)
reach forward with left arm 

The sequence above is 1 rep!!!  I had to do 90 push-ups to get my 45 done this morning!

The good news is I completed Josie’s (YumYucky) weekend push-up challenge – the advanced version!!!

What I’ve noticed after taking some time off is that after a break it gets easier and easier to take a day off and the workouts seem harder and harder.  I don’t really like this trend!!!

Happy Saturday!

Kim

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