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.
This was hard to maintain my balance but I liked the extra challenge!!! (I used 10 pound dumbbells which was almost too heavy for 44 reps – I stopped at 24 for a few seconds to stretch!)
I’m still trying to decide if I should still share my 44 on the days I do post or just wait and include all of them in my weekly wrap – gonna take me a while to figure out exactly how to make this work!
Just know, whether I share them each day or just once a week, I’m still doing a daily 44!!! Not ready to give up that part of daily activity – I figure I can make it to 50 at least!!
Last week, I had to realize that my boys are growing up and I won’t have them around that much longer. :Cry-Out:
While Jordan was off in Los Angeles having a great time –
I was home thinking about the fact that in just over 3 years (which I know will fly by!!) he will be leaving home and starting life on his own!!!
I started thinking that the best thing I can do in times like a big trip away or some of the other things that will come along in the next few years is to show how much I love him by letting go and supporting him as he spreads his wings!!!
Whether he is posing with some of the Princesses at Disney (this is the only one he took a picture with because she is a Samuri!) or being goofy with his friends, I have to trust that the training we have done up to this point is enough and that he will make good choices!!
The more I think about it, when we have kids, we start letting go in small ways from the beginning and continue to let go a little more and a little more until one day…
I’m thankful that I’m not quite to that day but I know it will come SOON and I need to start preparing myself mentally!!
Maybe I could pull a Jordan…When Jordan was just over 2.5 years old, he was the ring bearer in Sam & Stacy’s (my younger brother and awesome sis-in-law) wedding. After the ceremony, when Sam & Stacy were fixing to leave, everyone had a white balloon to release when they drove away. They left, and Jordan was so proud –
He said, everyone else lost their balloon but I still have mine!!!
I want to do the same – hold on tight!!! But, I will keep telling myself that I have to let go for the boys to move forward!!
Are you good at letting go? (of anything, doesn’t have to just apply to kids)