This week was one of those weeks that pretty much flew by. Every day I would think, “Oh, tomorrow will be an easier day.” Not the case but it was still a good week!!!
Sunday 10/12 – 45 squat to lunge (same leg moving) – stay low on stationary leg.
Even though I only did 3 on each side in the demo, I really did 45 on each side. My hip/quad was burning by the time I finished!!!
Monday 10/13 – 45 burpees with a hop onto a step. (Actually I did 50 because Brooke’s workout for the day called for 50 burpees as the “extra” move.
There was nothing easy about these!!!
Boomer’s Burn was a strength workout all about high reps – awesome!!!
It was also a running day – 8 miles in 59:51 + 1.5 easy miles.
Tuesday 10/14 – 45 split squats with the back foot on a step.
And, of course, I had to switch legs and do another set of 45.
I held 15 pound dumbbells the entire time. This move was not easy!
I did one of the Piyo workouts that I like – Buns.
And, Boomer’s Burn was an interval workout. It was a good one – hard!!!
I did 5.5 miles during the intervals + 2.1 easy miles.
Wednesday 10/15 – 45 sit-ups with feet on step.
Boomer’s Burn was another great strength workout!!!
I ended up just walking with a 10% incline instead of running because my right quad has been bugging me. I walked just over an hour.
Thursday 10/16 – 45 second side plank with top leg lifted.
This was not easy!!! Then I had to switch sides and do it again –
I pulled out one of my favorite workouts – Turbo Jam – Fat Blaster!
Boomer’s Burn was another interval day. It started out OK but during the final interval my right quad (that has been bugging me) sort of gave out – I limped through one hard rep and decided that it was time to stop.
Friday 10/17 – 45 partner push-ups (with Hunter).
This was a fun move!!
And, this day sort of got away from me!! I didn’t get up at 5:00am since the boys were out of school. Because of that I ended up not being able to workout (probably good to rest my quad). After a full day and a neighbor’s party, I finally did this move about 9:45pm!!!
Saturday 10/18 – 45 tricep presses with feet on stool.
Hunter let me take pictures of him demonstrating the move last night even though I didn’t do it until this morning!!!
I had more rest days this week than I like but sometimes that is just how it has to be.
This week saw in a change in daily moves from 44 to 45. What’s one more rep of anything?!
Sunday 9/14 – 44 heel raises while doing a wall sit and holding up a 20 pound kettle bell.
Not gonna lie – my quads were burning by the time I finished these!!
Monday 9/15 – 44 super burpee (had to have something big for my last Daily 44.)
To do the move: jump back into plank – push-up – jump legs in and right – jump back to plank – jump legs in and left – jump back to plank – jump feet in to hands – jump back to plank – plank jack – jump up to standing – do 8 fast feet. Hooray – 1 rep is done!!!
10 of these would have been OK but 44 was tough!!!
And I’m finally back to normal workouts!!! I started a new program – PIYO – Align the Fundamentals. Not sure how much I’m going to like it but I will give it a try!!!
Tuesday 9/16 – 45 minutes of running (to see how far I could get).
I did 7.43 miles in 45 minutes (7:23, 6:17, 5:51, 5:34, 5:39, 5:54, 5:50 and 6:01 to finish the 8th mile)
I haven’t run hard like this in awhile so I paid the price for this run for the rest of the week – stairs were rough until yesterday and my shins were very tight!!!
Wednesday 9/17 – 45 crunches while on a BOSU with a stability ball between the ankles.
You can see in the pictures that I had to keep my hands on the side of the BOSU – I didn’t hold the entire time but I sure did have to hold a lot for balance!!!
I also did 2 more of the PIYO workouts – Define Lower Body and Define Upper Body.
Thursday 9/18 – 45 plie with hands touching the floor – spring up onto toes and reach hands up.
This was another day of PIYO – Sweat. I looked ahead at the way the program is laid out and it just repeats the same workouts from this week over and over for a few weeks – not sure that I will do this program as it is written!!!
Friday 9/19 – 45 curtsey lunge with hop to opposite leg and another curtsey lunge – stay low the entire time. (right-left = 1 rep)
Then I did one of my favorite workouts – Turbo Fire!!! I did Fire 55EZ (not to be confused with easy!!). Fun way to start the day.
Saturday 9/20 – 45 mountain climbers in low plank.
I let Hunter do the demo since he is the one who told me about this lovely move!!! It was hard but I liked it!!!
So, this wasn’t a super hard week of workouts but it was nice to be back in the routine!!!