It’s Friday again. Time for some fitness!!!
This week I made a little challenge for myself. I’m constantly pinning workouts from my fellow Fitfluential Ambassadors because they look awesome and I want to try them. But then when the time comes to workout, I usually just end up looking at my pinterest boards for some inspiration and then making up my own workouts. There’s nothing wrong with that, but this week I wanted to actually try some of their routines to see what they were like!
Here’s what I did:
I did one round of Carissa’s 5-4-3-2-1 At Home Workout. For her workout, you’re supposed to do it 2x through. I was tired after one round so I know adding a second one would have given me a great workout! The only changes I made were to the timing. I was using my gymboss so I wanted everything to be in 1 minute sets. So I did 1 min of burpees instead of splitting it into two 30 sec segments. In the 3 minute set, I did one minute of each exercise and in the 2 minute set I did one minute of each exercise.
In an effort to try more new workouts, I stuck with one round of that workout and followed it up with Courtney’s 15 Minute Booty Burner. I did two sets of 15 reps for each exercise except the wall kicks, which I left out, mainly because I didn’t know what they were and was too lazy to look it up 🙂 My butt was SORE the next day.
After work, the hubby and I busted out our rollerblades and went for our first blade of the year! And I followed everything up with a 2 mile walk on the treadmill to hit my 10,000 steps. Then we took a nap 🙂
I wasn’t really in the mood to do any sort of tabata or interval workout, so I did my go-to 4 miler. I’m not sure i’ve ever posted it, but I use it often when I want to cover 4 miles but am not in the mood to run particularly fast. It takes just over 45 minutes.
I did this Tabata WOD workout from Jess! This one killed me. I guess I didn’t look at it very closely before I started but it was a lot of upper body. I was definitely feeling it the next day! I did regular bicep curls instead of TRX and just did my lunges holding the dumbbells at my shoulders instead of overhead. I finished up with a one mile run on the treadmill and a 2 minute plank. I looked something like this when I was done (ie a sweaty mess):
I tried out two more workouts that I had pinned. First I did one round of Lindsay’s plyometric pyramid to warmup. Then I did Katie’s Quads & Core workout. ROUGH! I was totally spent by the end, but I finished with a mile on the treadmill and topped it all off with a cookie 🙂
2 fast miles on the treadmill. I ran one, walked 1 minute and ran another and finished in 17:53. This is the fastest i’ve run in a while, and that’s because it’s the first time I’ve pushed myself to run fast in a while. I got up to 7.5 mph…and I felt great the whole time. Maybe some more speed work next week? Remember this workout? I love it..and it’s been a while.
In summary, here’s a list of workouts you should check out:
So what about you? Did you try out any good workouts this week? Anyone have one of theirs they want me to try next week??? Leave links!
Have a great weekend!
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