February – Week 4
Almost done! And this is supposed to be the short month! Oh wow. How I’m going to survive March, I don’t know. One day at a time I suppose, like with any month. But let’s finish Feb before we start thinking about March.
Actually, if I’m going to be honest, I’m thinking about April right now…
2/21/16 Booty Time:
- Fun Indoor Cardio – 6 min
- Swimsuit Slimdown: 8 Min Bikini Butt Workout – 8 min
- Lower Abs & Booty Blast – 10 min
- The Ultimate Butt, Back, & Arms Challenge – 3:18 min
- 5 Best Butt Exercises to Sculpt a Cute Booty – 9 min
2/22/16 Strong Arms:
- POP Pilates: Back Attack – 8 min
- 6 Min to Sexy Arms – 6 min
- POP Pilates: Backless Dress Workout – 10:30 min
- Jogging/Walking – 30:48 min 2.3 mi
OMG. My arms want to fall off. Can I get some new ones please? My shoulders are SO sore! I felt so good right after lunch today and the weather was nice so I went out for a run instead of doing the 100 Burpee video scheduled for today. EW! I hate that video. I’ll do burpees when I have to. They’re awesome for getting results. They’re definitely not my favorite thing in the world of fitness though. But 100??? Yeah, no, not right now. I’ll run thanks.
I got to listen to a zombie app while doing so too. I paid more attention to keeping a lookout for rattlesnakes. Yeah, so not a fan and it’s like every area around here is rattlesnake country. I even saw one on that trail! It rattled it’s tail at me and I totally freaked and sprinted away. Nothing like imminent poison danger to give you a fresh spurt of energy.
My stamina/endurance/strength isn’t what it used to be so instead of trying to run the whole way or sprinting at times, I gave myself songs to run and walk to on the way out (ie: jog all through this song without stopping) and then on the way back I’d pick out a landmark and tell myself, “Run to that tree,” or “Walk to that sign.” I increased my speed doing this and was completely pooped by the end.
Good news though – no rattlesnake sightings! Woo!
2/23/16 Cardio Core:
Missed. I had intended to work out but it just never happened. Errands got in the way. I had a number of them. Skipping the core day seems to be a common occurrence though. Not a good occurrence. But I can’t admit that my core isn’t getting a workout because Cassey works, like, the whole body pretty much every day. Still, if I did my core work when I was supposed to, my core would be much stronger. I need to stop slacking on core days.
2/24/16 Luscious Legs:
- “Hot Summer” POP Cardio – 12 min (breakdown of moves included)
- 5 Minute Long Legs – 5 min
- Killer Legs Challenge – 3:30 min
- Legs on Fire – 11 min
- Quick Leg & Butt Sculptor – 3:20 min
Woo! I totally rocked it today! I always plan for 3 videos each day but this day I just felt so good. After each workout I thought, “I can do another.” And then I only had Legs on Fire (saved it for last) and I thought, “Oh why not.” I’m glad I did because it worked my inner thighs while the other videos hadn’t concentrated on that area. Very awesome day!
2/25/16 HIIT Me Up!:
- Fat Burning Ladder for Toned Thighs and Sculpted Abs – 6:40 min
- Pumped Up Cardio Warm Up – 6 min
- HIIT My Abs HARD!!! – 5:20 min
- Jogging/Walking – 24:24 min 1.67 mi
I love that Fat Burning Ladder video. It’s so awesome! Because I skipped that Cardio Core day before, I tried to focus on really working my abs today. My core isn’t sore but boy did I get tired! I did my fav 3 HIIT videos from today’s schedule and then decided that, since I was feeling so energetic, I’d go for a run instead of doing the last 2 HIIT videos. I really didn’t want to do them anyway. Best to end when I’m still having fun and continue with something similar that’s also fun.
Followed the zombie app again. If there really had been zombies following me, I would’ve wanted to kill them! There were only 2 major hills but both times I started up, I’d get a zombie warning.
As soon as I reached a massive hill, I had to run up it as fast as I could?? REALLY??!! And the second hill was at the end so I was already really tired and the back of my left knee was stiff and achy. That hill has been my nemesis ever since my family moved there when I was in high school. And I had to sprint up it…at the end of my run. Evil. Pure evil.
I ended up quitting halfway and walked to the top (zombie somehow evaded). When I got there I almost threw up. It was awful. But I breathed through it and successfully held in my guts. Then had a good stretch and did my yoga/pilates poses for the 2 IG challenges.
Oddly enough I did enjoy myself…
2/26/16 Rest + Relax:
OMG. Ew. Last night my knees swelled up like watery melons. Totally NOT awesome. This just goes to show that you can love a workout even if it proves to be bad for you later. You know that quote, “‘I regret that workout,’ said no one. Ever.” I’ve always wondered about it. Is it true that no one’s ever said that? Well, if it was true or not, it’s no longer true now. I REGRET THAT WORKOUT. It’s been like walking on stilts today. My knees have very little strength right now and they’re still a bit swollen and very stiff.
2/27/16 Total Body Torture:
So today was a lot better but both knees still got stiff again. Not swollen I don’t think, just stiff. Walking weakened them, sitting stiffened them. It was a no win situation. So I did my best to rest with my legs up and ice them again today. Icing feels soooo good!
Posted on February 27, 2016, in Fitness, Personal and tagged #MoreLoveLessFear, #YogalatesLove, Blogilates, cardio, February Calendar, Instagram, POP Pilates, running, strength training, Zombies Run app. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.