Wimpy Week (1/4 – 1/10)

This week the workouts were wimpy and practically non-existent!!!  I can’t remember the last time I’ve started January with so few days of working out.

Oh well, a little is better than zero!!!

Sunday 1/4  45 squat with one leg propped up to the side.

ready to squat on left leg
ready to squat on left leg
down
down

And, of course, I had to turn around and get the other side.

ready for side 2
ready for side 2
down
down

This move was also a nice hip opener.

I did an easy 5 mile run (40:30) followed by 1.25 super easy miles.

Monday 1/5  45 hops – front, back, out, in.

Quick and easy but better than nothing!!!

Tuesday 1/6  45 side running motion with one leg on a higher step.

ready
ready
up and run (hard to capture a picture)
up and run (hard to capture a picture)

I really did bring my knee up in more of a running motion – this was after the basketball game and I was ready for the day to be over!!!

I did the move with both legs on top (switched directions) but didn’t take a picture of my backside:).

Wednesday 1/7  45 side lying leg front and back (toe down in front and heel down in back).

move leg to the front and turn the toe down
move leg to the front and turn the toe down
move leg back with the heel down
move leg back with the heel down

And, don’t think I only worked one side –

Side 2 - move leg to front
Side 2 – move leg to front
leg back
leg back

By flipping the toes up and down, this move was a great one to work all parts of your hips!!!

Thursday 1/8  45 side knee lift with a side bend (band around ankles).

lift right knee and bend to the right
lift right knee and bend to the right
Lift left knee and bend left
Lift left knee and bend left

I counted a right – left as 1 rep for this move.

And, I’m thinking that 6 hours of putting up Christmas decorations including about 100 trips up and down the stairs should count as at least some sort of workout!!

Friday 1/9  45 alternating heel taps with hands reaching up and down.  (I got this idea from Nellie on her Weekly Wednesday Workout and did my own variation).

Ready to start
Ready to start
right heel tap - reach arms overhead
right heel tap – reach arms overhead
left  heel tap - reach arms down to sides
left heel tap – reach arms down to sides

I tried to keep this move a nice fluid move with my legs while my arms did a semi-circle as the went up and then down.

I actually ran – it was rough but better than nothing.
6 miles in 48:58 followed by 1.3 easy miles.

Saturday 1/10  45 chest press with leg abduction (band around ankles).

ready
ready
bring arms down and open legs to sides
bring arms down and open legs to sides

I liked this move since it worked so many large muscle groups!!!

I decided to try another workout – Cross Training for Fitness.  I made it through 3 of the 15 minute sections before deciding I was done.

I have had a sore throat and sinus drainage all week which has hampered my workouts but I’m thinking that I’m at the point where I just need to suck it up and start pushing through!!!   It’s amazing how quickly you can lose your current level of conditioning when you take some time off!

BTW – I do have on sweats/yoga pants/fleece and fuzzy socks in pretty much all the pictures – when it’s cold I live in this stuff.  The minute I get home from any activity I put on my warm comfy clothes!!!

Happy Saturday!

Kim

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