The Week in Workouts

Let’s just lay it out there – my workout week sucked.

Monday – Overslept.
Tuesday – Body Beast Bulk:Chest. After work I went to Bikram yoga.
Wednesday – Body Beast Bulk:Legs
Thursday – Overslept. After work I went to Bikram yoga.
Friday – Overslept.
Saturday – Slept in until 10:30am. I haven’t slept that late in ages, so I must have needed it. 유씨 and I did Body Beast Bulk: Arms, then Insanity Pure Cardio. I needed the endorphins, not going to lie about that.
Sunday – Body Beast Bulk:Back and a 60-minute run.

Where I did well:
Yoga. I think Bikram is the most challenging exercise I have ever done, but I still went twice, and I’ll keep it up until my pass expires.
Eating. I decided to stop counting calories and macros for the Bulk phase of Body Beast and just wing it. My only rule was that I had to get in 5-7 servings of veggies every day. But! I have not gone overboard at all. This is very unusual for me – the minute I go off-plan, I tend to eat a lot of cr@p (especially when I’ve got a stressful work situation). But this week, I’ve eaten only when I was hungry. Who am I anymore?

Where I need to improve:
Walking. My Fitbit only buzzed once this week to tell me that I’ve reached my 15,000 step count goal.
Abs. I had some notion of doing abs every day, alternating between regular abs and obliques, but I didn’t even do any abs once this week.
Running. The half marathon is a mere 20 days away. To say that I’m unprepared is kind of an understatement.
Waking up! I know daylight savings time is a pain, but I need to get over it and get my rear in gear.

How were your workouts for the week?

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Weekly Workout Wrap-up

I totally stole this idea from someone else’s blog…but I can’t remember which blog it was. If it was yours, THANKS!

Monday – I usually do C210K on Mondays, but after the race on Sunday I wasn’t feeling it. I went to a hatha yoga class at my gym and boy did I need that stretching. Then I did P90X Back&Biceps. I moved the peg down on the assisted pull-up machine, so I’m slowly-but-surely getting stronger.
I skipped abs and walked 3 miles home.

Tuesday – Brazil Butt Lift Bum Bum. If I were doing the entire BBL program, I’d have done another workout along with it, and I just can’t even imagine how. Bum Bum really kicks my Bum Bum.

Wednesday – C210K Week 5, Day 2. I wasn’t feeling it, but somehow I managed to finish it and run at 6.0. The feeling afterward is what keeps me going. Still don’t like running.
Then it was time for P90X Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps (aka the Most Humbling of All P90X workouts). A respectable 10 plyo push-ups (on my knees), but not a lot of progress on the weights or other exercises.
I did a couple of Blogilates videos and took the bus home since it was raining.

Thursday – I did my old Denise Austin yoga/mat pilates workout DVD, an old favorite. I like her baby talk in these two workouts; it makes them seem easier. I also walked ~5 miles.

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Friday – Back to the gym for C210K, Week 5 Day 3. This was a straight 20-minute run. I put my iPod on the treadmill and watched the Suze Orman Show while running. I started at 6.0, but after 5 minutes dropped down to 5.0. 5 minutes later, I went up to 5.5 for 5 minutes, then I finished out with 5.0. I guess I’m not yet at the point where I can maintain a faster pace, but still working on it. Or maybe I could have and just didn’t push myself enough? Not sure.
Then it was P90X Legs & Back, my least favorite workout. I modified this quite a bit for gym suitability (no way I’m doing the Groucho walk around in the gym).
A couple of Blogilates videos and a 3-mile walk home.

Saturday – Lots of Heavy Lifting in preparation for the move. That counts as a workout, right?!