This week I decided to push myself a bit even if it “hurt” and I ended up feeling very thankful for all that my body is capable of doing!!!
Sunday 11/23 – 45 calf pulses with feet front, feet out and feet in.
I just bounced up and down – this was a fun way to work my calves!!!
Since this was such an easy move I decided 3 sets of 45 was good!
Monday 11/24 – 45 double crunches with feet on a chair (lift butt while crunching up).
I decided to try running some this week.
Today started with a 3 mile walk/jog followed by 5 slow miles of running and a mile cool-down.
Tuesday 11/25 – 45 plie squat on upside down wobble balls.
I did one of my favorite workouts ever – Les Mills Combat: Extreme Cardio Fighter – 60 minutes of a super fun workout!!!
Wednesday 11/26 – 45 bridges with alternating foot lift and touch (right – left = 1 rep).
Return to start and switch sides –
This was a challenge to keep my butt up the entire time!!!
I decided to try running again.
2 miles of walking/jogging followed by 5 miles at a moderate pace and an easy mile cool-down.
Thursday 11/27 – 45 pulsing lunges with feet on upside down wobble balls.
This move was a challenge because of the balance aspect!!! (The hardest part was getting set up on the wobble balls!!!) After I did the first set, I switched around and put the other foot on the front ball.
I think this is the first Thanksgiving in at least 5 years (probably way more!!) that I didn’t do a hard workout in the morning!!!
Friday 11/28 – 45 butt lifts with legs up and a medicine ball (8 pounds) in between feet.
I’m happy that I didn’t drop the ball on my face!!!
I ran 7 miles (57:51) and then did an easy mile cool down.
Saturday 11/29 – 45 twisting crunches on a stability ball while holding an 8 pound medicine ball.
You can see that the move is a twist to each side and then a crunch. This was a great core workout!!!
Overall, I’m happy with this week of workouts. The running is slow and sort of painful but it is good for my mental state!!!