Oh yeeaahhh! It’s Thursday, which means it’s almost Friday. I live for the weekends!
Tuesday after work I decided to do Biggest Loser Cardio Max. I have had this DVD for a few years.The very first time I did the dvd I did the whole thing, which is like an hr of squatting & lunging. I was sooooo sore I cried. I honestly could barely walk. Going up and down the stairs at our hold house was tear-inducing. It was horrible. Absolutely horrible. I cried getting in & out of bed. awful.
The DVD can be broken down into separate levels. There are three cardio levels that they recommend you spread out over 6 weeks.
I somehow managed to miss that it was separate work outs the first time I did it. It was horrible. It took me a really long time to do that DVD again, I was so scared.
This time was a much better experience. I did the cardio level 1. It involved a lot of squatting, and lunging. Bob Harper really loves his squats & lunges. There is a 5 minute warm up, and a 5 minute cool down. I definitely appreciate the warm up, and cool down more then when I initially did this DVD. I was “to cool” for that stuff. Now, I realize that it’s necessary. I like the workout, and I will do it again.
For dinner last night we had a Sweet Potato black bean enchiladas from Janetha’s blog, Meals and Moves. They were super good! I had a lot of chicken to cook, so we have left overs for a few days, but that’s fine w/ me.
Today when I got off work I wanted to do Jillian Michaels Yoga Melt Down. I thought I had the DVD, but I couldn’t find it, so apparently I don’t. I must have done it on Exercise TV on-demand. As I’ve mentioned a few times the on-demand hasn’t been working, and today was no different. I reset our cable box, and that made one yoga work out available:
Yoga Sculpt: run time: 32 minutes
This intermediate to advance workout is a mix of flow and static poses designed to create positve inner engery while sculpting and stretching your entire body.
I definitely don’t consider myself to be in the intermediate yoga group, but this was all I could get to work so I went with it. It actually wasn’t to bad. I felt like I got some good stretches, and some of the poses were challenges. It definitely wasn’t JM Melt Down, but it was good.
I know I’m getting stronger because the chaturanga wasn’t nearly as impossible.
I have PT in the morning and I’m slightly excited about it. I’m ready to get back to running. Although, I will admit that I’m really enjoying all the cross training. I’ve never been big on cross-training. Fine. I never did cross training prior to this injury. I just couldn’t find time to do it. I would rather be running than bouncing around in my living room. Running gives me confidence, but this cross-training gives me a different kind of confidence.
With cross-training I’m getting an all over work out. I’ve been working on push-ups (I did 20 today @ lunch). I’ve been doing other upper body work. Planks, triceps, & biceps. I’ve been doing some core work, and I’ve been doing a ton of squatting, lunging and jumping. I feel like I’m getting a well-rounded work out and I think that it’s more important than I realized. It’s important physically, but most of all it’s important mentally.
I think a lot of people’s mood changes with their ability to work out. If you can’t run, or work out does it start to affect your self confidence? Or am I just a total weirdo??
Live your life, but don’t go broke doin’ it