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.
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.
I did 45 bends to the right and then had to switch and do 45 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.
Wednesday 11/12 – 45 alternate twisting knees on upside down wobble balls (right-left = 1 rep).
Go back to the start and then –
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).
After doing 45 lifts with this leg (lift the leg and tap the toe down) in a slow controlled way, I switched legs –
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.
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!!!
Do another push-up and then –
The sequence above is 1 rep!!! I had to do 90 push-ups to get my 45 done this morning!
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!!!