BBC–Week 5

Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve all had a great holiday weekend. I’m heading back to Chicago today and back to reality… Not super pumped about that, but oh well. What can you do? I’ve had a great time here at home, especially just the down time which, if you follow me on istagram, you’ve seen a bit of!

Pizza and movie night with the family:

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Doing some school work at my favorite local coffee shop: photo 3 (7)

I also loved having access to a CAR! It’s amazing just being able to hop in the car and drive around and run errands, leaving my bags in the car and not carrying them everywhere! Oh how I miss that…

While I was home over Thanksgiving I managed to get in a workout every day, although I took a much more relaxed approach to it. Here are my workouts from this past week:

Monday – Workout A from Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp. This phase of bootcamp includes weeks 5 & 6, and the workouts are in a circuit format. I, however, am not a huge circuit fan, especially when the workout contains a total of 9 minutes of burpees… I did the workout but I replaced the burpees with other things. I was feeling exhausted that day and jumping jacks were enough for me between strength moves.

Tuesday – I had an early physical therapy appointment and then headed to the gym for 40 minutes of cardio before getting ready to head to the airport.

Wednesday – I almost took the day off, but ended up heading down into our garage to do an upper body weight workout that took me about 35 minutes, plus 5 minutes of warm up, including jumping jacks, high knees and jump ropes. We only have dumb bells at my house, but I got in a good workout.

Thursday – Thursday I ran the Turkey Trot 5K with my dad! We ended up finishing in 28:31, which was a PR for my Dad, AND he got 3rd place in his age group!!!!

Friday – I was feeling antsy so I headed to the gym Friday morning for some cardio. I did about 50 minutes, moving around to different ellipticals and walking on the treadmill.

Saturday – I got a new pair of shoes!!! So I had to try them out on the treadmill in case I needed to return them. I ran a mile on the treadmill (LOVED the shoes, more on that later) and then did some full body weights for about 35 minutes at our gym.

Sunday  – REST DAY

As you can see, I only did one prescribed bootcamp workout for the week. I have to say I might do the same next week. I’ve looked over the other workouts and they require a lot of specific gym equipment, which is not easy for me the way my gym is set up. Tina does provide at-home options if you don’t have the machines, but honestly I have a busy week coming up and I know I feel more comfortable about going to the gym if I just do my own thing with weights. Haha this is not the week to jump out of my comfort zone and take the extra time to figure out new things.

Here is my workout plan for the upcoming week:

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I’m either going to do the prescribed boot camp workouts or just do regular weight workouts for Workouts A, B & C. For Saturday, some friends of mine are doing another race out in Schiller, called the Schiller Chiller. I had intended to do the 10K since I have 7 miles on my training plan for that day, but I haven’t run more than 3 and I don’t know if my IT band could handle 6. I’m not even sure if I should do the 5K since I already have such a busy weekend, so we’ll see what happens with that…

Well, I’m off to do one last quick load of laundry and pack up! I hope you all have a great Sunday!

 

Do you like boot camp style circuit workouts?

What’s your favorite workout when you’re having a hectic week?

Anyone else traveling today?