Hi there! I can’t believe it’s already Week 3 of the Winter Shape Up challenge I’m participating in. Time flies when you’re on a schedule and being held accountable by a few hundred motivating women.
Here’s a look back at last week’s workouts:
Happy Friday everyone! I had a really busy week at work this week, so I’m just dropping in quickly to share a couple of favorites from this week. Check out the following for some interesting reads or workouts:
This workout: Strength + Tabata Circuit
Did you come across any interesting health or fitness articles this week?
I love reading recaps of my favorite bloggers’ workout schedules because it gives me some motivation and ideas of what to do in the gym. I’m nursing a minor foot injury and a 2-week cold, but I still managed to get some solid workouts in last week. I’m participating in Fitnessista’s Winter Shape Up 2016 challenge – so my workouts last week generally mimic the Week 2 schedule:
Monday: Workout 2 of WSU ’16 which was a 20-minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) of the below exercises (I modified to make it a little lower impact) + stretching
Do as many rounds as you can in 20 minutes! I could only do 3!
Tuesday: 30 minute steady state on the bike
Wednesday: This Strength + Tabata routine and Plank Burner
Thursday: REST // leisurely walk into town with my husband : )
Friday: Workout 2 again (same as Monday!)
Saturday: 30 min Tempo workout on the elliptical (5 mins warm-up, increase and hold a steady pace for 10 mins, increase pace and hold for 5 mins, lower to your starting base and hold for 5 mins = 30 mins total!)
Sunday: REST // leisurely walk into town with my husband : )
Overall, I felt really good about the week. I feel so much better — mentally, physically, emotionally — when I exercise consistently. It doesn’t have to be everyday, or even most days, but getting some movement always leaves me feeling better than when I entered the gym/park/yoga studio.
What were you up to this week for workouts?
Woo hoo, it’s Friday! I hope you all had a great week. Each Friday, I’m going to feature interesting articles, recipes, and workouts that I’ve either read or tried throughout the week. I hope you join in and share some interesting things with me, too!
Standing Desk Timer – this was an exciting find this week! I found this awesome browser based time that allows you to basically set an interval timer for your standing/sitting at a desk or table. I highly recommend it, even if you don’t have a standing desk!