Today for the 43 I used my BOSU again!!!
Today I used it for cardio, balance and toning all at the same time!!! I started by standing behind the dome, jumped onto it and squatted, jumped off the sides (straddle) into a squat, jumped back on and squatted then stepped off the back for 1 rep.
The demo is painful (I could not get my balance!!). I found during my actual 43 that if I kept my center of gravity lower (basically stayed in a partial squat) during the jumps, it was easier to stay balanced and do the squats. I enjoyed this 43!!!
I also did Les Mills Combat – Power HIIT. I’m not gonna lie – that work-out seems harder every time I do it!!! Maybe because I know all the exercises and can really push hard the entire 30 minutes. It has things like power press x 20 (which is actually 60 squats with shoulder presses) and I used 15 pound dumbbells for those today!! Burpees with push-ups and up into 2 tuck jumps x about a million! Fun stuff!!!
I wanted to really push myself (I think a couple of lazy days helped me kick my tiny illness and now I’m ready to go hard again!!!) so I decided to hop on my treadmill after the HIIT. (15 degrees outside is way too cold for me to attempt an outdoor run!!!)
4 miles at 1.5 % incline 25:19 (+ an easy 2 total time 48:45)
It was hard but it felt good to push like that after my pathetic attempt outside the other day. Hopefully it will warm up and I will get back out on the road again this week!!!
Last night on the Biggest Loser, the contestants ran a 5K. Because I am a complete geek – I actually clapped for each of them as they crossed the finish line!!! I love it when they (or anyone for that matter) really dig deep and push themselves to do something they thought was completely impossible!!!
I think we all have unlimited potential – we just have to dig deep to find it and then push ourselves to reach it!!!
Yesterday was a big day for Hunter!!!
This morning he told me he is already ready to have them off. Ummm…..soon (like 1.5-2 years!!!). I think they make him look even older than he really is.