November 12, 2012 by Katie
Hey everyone! I hope you all had a restful weekend and are ready for a new week.I had a pretty good weekend: Girls on the Run 5K, trip to Whole Foods with my sister-in-law, a couple movies, a walk with my brother and Molly, food-prep for the week and some solid procrastination…
And guess what? Only TEN DAYS until Thanksgiving!!! How crazy is that?! Haha kind of scaring me now that I know how much work I have to get done. Oh, did I mention I forgot that I have a test tomorrow? Awesome.
So it’s time to re-cap last week’s workouts and take a look at this week. We are on Week 4 of Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp, which has the same layout as week 3.
Here were my workouts for week 3:
Monday – workout A plus intervals A. I LOVED this workout because we used a technique called ladders, which means you do 1 exercise with 5 reps, rest, then 6 reps, rest, 7 reps, rest, 8 reps, rest, 9 reps, rest, 10 reps. Then move on to the next exercise. It was fun!
Tuesday – BLAH. Lol that’s how the whole day was. I found out that morning that I’m all twisty and need to see a physical therapist (appointment is today). I did 20 minutes on the elliptical hoping I’d get into the mood to workout as I got warmed up, but no. I was so done. I wanted out.
Wednesday – Workout B plus 25 minutes on 2 different elliptical machines.
Thursday – 50 minutes on various cardio machines. BORING. I would have swam, but Thursdays are such a busy day for me that I’d have to be there super early and our pool tends to be busy really early. I don’t handle lane sharing well.
Friday – Workout C (ladders again!). No elliptical because my knees were bothering me.
Saturday – Girls on the Run 5K! I jog/walked it with one of our girls who needed a running buddy and luckily I held together alright! I also walked a total of 4 miles to get to and from the school.
Sunday – 45 minute walk with Molly and my brother, then 35 minutes on various cardio machines plus some ab work.
Notice a lot of elliptical on there? Yea… me too. I finally figured out why it’s so boring though: I can’t zone out! When I’m running my mind wanders, but for some reason that just doesn’t happen on the elliptical. My brain is there for every grueling moment.
Here are this week’s workouts:
I’m leaving Tuesday and Thursday somewhat open since I don’t know how things will go with the physical therapist today. Obviously I’m praying that she’ll magically cure me so I can run again… But more likely I won’t be running and I’ll do elliptical or swim.
Also, I never really took a rest day this past week (I considered Tuesday’s failed attempt a rest day) so I have a feeling one of these days (possibly today…) I’m going to decide to make a rest day and the push back the rest of my workouts. Whatever works, just have to be flexible!
Can you zone out on the elliptical?
What do your workouts look like for this week?