Recovery weeks usually bum me out because it means no running or attempts at running that don’t go well…um this week I found a few other things to do. I’m not entirely sure I would call it recovery as the workouts were intense in many cases, but it is a major change from what I have been doing.
AM: 10 min walk, 20 min free weights, 10 min stretch
AM: 37 min walk, 10 min stretch, 6 min tabata
PM: 30 min walk
I’ve started pinning lots of great at home workouts on my Pinterest Workout Board so I can do them when my brain isn’t creative enough to design my own workout. This time I did 30 seconds on, 10 second rest x 20 with my moves largely driven by the above.
AM: 30 min TRX, 30 min walk, 20 min stretch
Here’s one example workout from Cassey at Blogilates. Look for a new video coming soon with a full demo from me on how to use the TRX to work pretty much every muscle from head to toe.
AM: Strong like Susan Abs, ZWOW 21
PM: 25 min walk, 25 min yoga
AM: 40 min walk, Strong Like Susan Abs, ZWOW 22
PM: 27 min walk, 20 min stretch
Loving my facial expressions as I try to explain my #PROOF.
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AM: Intervals + 35 min walk, 20 min yoga, Strong Like Susan Abs
If you’ve been wondering who the guest is for the July 30 Day Ab Challenge…well…have you seen my workouts this month? Details coming soon, but don’t be too shy to sign up now!
Overall: I am trying something new by focusing on strength…it’s different..I’m not sure how I feel about it yet, but I think it’s good to shake things up.
Nutrition: Loving my daily Green Smoothies and finding that with less cardio I’m craving less sugar. All good news.
New Gear: Pinterest
For me Pinterest started as the great little tool for finding motivation, but now there are so many amazing workouts posted that I love it for that too! I remember seeing ab workouts in a magazine, but can’t find them and then boom there it is on Pinterest.
I know there is a lot of discussion lately about Fitspiration pins and whether they are helpful or harmful…I’m on the fence with this. I think that for many folks it’s great to have a visual for your goals, but at the same time it can create seriously inflated expectations of our workouts. Anyhow that’s another topic, for now I’m talking workouts!
Don’t get side tracked by the beautiful quotes, places to travel, sexy abs…get MOVING. Use this great FREE tool!
Where do you find your strength workouts or ab routines?
I am grateful for meeting some amazing women this weekend who fully inspired me! No excuses.