Basically this week has been one of very minimal workouts. But…I still did a 45 everyday!!!
Sunday 11/16 – 45 low duck walks.
So, this is a move I actually did while we were cleaning the apartment – the layer of filth was deep and after I scrubbed all the walls I duck walked the entire perimeter of the apartment cleaning the baseboards and floor line. (this ended up being way more than 45 duck walk steps!!!)
Can you see the dirt on the baseboard?!
Monday 11/17 – 45 roll-ups with one leg straight and one bent.
(keeping your hands under your back helps you remember to keep your back pressed to the floor!!)
This was a new (to me) move and I liked it!!!
Because I new that this was one of my last chances, for a few days, I tried to run. Didn’t happen. I walked 4.5 miles with a 9% incline after running 2 miles super slow.
Tuesday 11/18 – 45 single arm reverse curls to shoulder press while standing on upside down wobble balls.
I did all 45 with my right arm then switched and started over.
I had to work my arms since I knew it would be the last time for a few weeks!!!
I walked 6.5 miles with a 10% incline – fun times for sure!!!
Wednesday 11/19 – 45 raises (upper and lower) while on stomach.
I don’t work my back enough but I really liked this move!!!
Thursday 11/20 – 45 inner thigh lifts with foot touch (non-lifting foot on wobble ball).
This move went quickly. I had to do 45 on each leg of course!
Friday 11/21 – 45 flutter kicks while on back (right – left = 1 rep).
This move went quickly and is a great way to work the core.
Saturday 11/22 – 45 leg extensions with the figure 8 band.
And, I had to work my left leg!! (I held the band in my right arm still because when I tried it in my left it rubbed right over my stitches.
I’m hoping to add in a bit more next week – I hate not working out!!!
This week my daily 44s were all about working on balance. I used my wobble balls for each move –
Sunday 6/8 – 44 leg abductions while standing on wobble ball.
You can see that I stood on the flat side for this move. And, after I did 44 abductions with my left leg I had to switch and do another set!!
I promise I really was standing on the wobble ball – sometimes the pictures don’t come out exactly like I want them to!!!
Monday 6/9 – 44 decline push-ups with my toes on a step and my hands on wobble balls.
Not gonna lie – this move was HARD!!!!
I’ve been lifting fairly consistently again with Chalean Extreme – this day was Burn Circuit 3. I also did a workout that I don’t do very often – ReeBok Cardio Tone. Pretty much this was my version of a recovery day!!!
Tuesday 6/10 – 44 squat pulses on stacked wobble balls (to make an actual ball) –
Just balancing on the stacked wobble balls was entertaining!!!
This move was a challenge!!! Once I actually got down into the squat position, I actually got about 16 pulses the first time and then 20 something the next time before falling off. Obviously, it took several attempts to get all 44.
And, it was a run day!!!
10 miles in 68:11 + 1.1 easy miles
Wednesday 6/11 – 44 side plank hip dips with elbow on wobble ball.
This move was hard – just holding plank while balancing on the wobble ball was a challenge!!! After I finally finished the first set I flipped over and had more fun!
Thursday 6/12 – 44 band bicep curls with wobble balls on band.
Adding the wobble balls made this move so much harder – it was a fun challenge!!!
I pulled out another DVD that I rarely do – Mari Winsor Pilates from Shape. It is a nice recovery type workout.
Friday 6/13 – 44 lunges on wobble balls.
This was hard to balance initially but once I got the position it was good. By the time I finished 44 my quads were burning!! The added balance challenge made it a lot different than a standard lunge. And, of course, I don’t want to be unbalanced so I switched sides and did another set of 44.
And, it was another running day.
10 miles in 79:18 (nice and relaxed today) + 3.1 really easy miles
Saturday 6/14 – 44 jump squats onto wobble balls.
This actually was a really fun way to do jump squats – the added balance challenge was great!!!
And, I wanted to get 3 days of lifting so it was another day of Chalean Extreme – Burn Circuit 2.
Lately I’ve been happy with my workouts – I’m trying to keep a mix of running, lifting and other workouts. In the next few weeks I will probably start to increase my running again – I have a couple of running events coming up and want to be ready.