Last week I talked about taking a break from running for a bit, or at least just branching out into other exercises. So since then, here’s how I’ve been working out:
- Thursday: 30 minute walk, Essentrics floor and standing work
- Friday: 1 hour walk with the stroller
- Saturday: Essentrics floorwork and splits work, 20 min. cardio yoga workout
- Sunday: 30 Day Shred Level 1, 10 min. of the cardio yoga workout
I was going to do sprints on Sunday morning but I really didn’t feel like it, so I did the 30 Day Shred instead. I forgot how brutal that is at the beginning, compounded by the fact that I haven’t done strength work since I got pregnant… or maybe before (it’s never been a strong suit). The cardio portion of the video was fine but the strength aspect… yowza. I got schooled.
It was also really good to do Essentrics again. The standing work hurts and is really uncomfortable (probably proof that I need to do it more), but the floorwork feels amazing. It really loosens up my hips and ribs. I love it! Dave did part of it with me and said he could really tell a difference in his legs. Even the splits work was doable – it’s modified enough that even if you can’t remotely get in the splits (like me), you can still get the stretches.
Dave and Leo and I are currently on our way to Tennessee to see my parents. My dad had quadruple bypass surgery two weeks ago and we’re heading down for a visit! I’m really looking forward to walking and hiking in Tennessee – it’ll be warm and there are lots of awesome trails and parks to hit up!
How have you been working out lately?