The real reason I signed up for Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp because I SUCK at incorporating strength training into my workouts. This week showed me that I DO have time to fit in strength training AND that I actually kind of enjoy it.
Because I was still struggling with my cough early last week (thankfully it’s mostly gone now!) I had to modify the schedule that Tina sent out. No big deal really, as the plan is flexible. I also did Spin workouts as my “interval” workouts. Spin is an interval class, so I figured it fit the bill.
This is the workout I ended up with this week:
I ran 11+ miles, took 2 spin classes (and did my own spin workout), and fit in 3 strength training workouts (plus core!). That’s progress!
- I fit in all of the strength training workouts and exercises! Even during a crazy-busy week I found a way to fit the strength training workouts in. So I officially have NO MORE EXCUSES for not doing strength training. I have 20-25 minutes.
- I didn’t have to modified my regular workout schedule THAT much. I still got to do all of my cardio – and just added some relatively short, but ass kicking workouts!
- They are all easily done at home. While one of my goals was to break out of my shell and tackle the weight area at the gym – I didn’t have time to do it there. All of these workouts were done at home, either after the kids went to bed or when they were napping.
- I AM SORE — and, yes, this a good thing. No pain, no gain!
I had never done a few of these moves before and while I was able to do most of them, a few of them felt IMPOSSIBLE to me. There was this one exercise – One Leg Sit N Stands (see video below) – that I just could not do. I think my problem is that my legs are too long and the chair I own is too short. Or, my legs aren’t as strong as they thing they are.
I was able to do the modified version (keeping my heel on the floor), but I felt like I was cheating. I’m just going to have to keep trying.
Also – if I’m going to keep doing these at home — I need more weights.
I’m missing 12lbs and 20lbs. There are a few exercises that I could have up’d the weights on, but I can’t just go from 10 to 15lbs — or 15 to 25lbs.
I don’t know for sure if it’s due to the extra workouts, but I have been insanely hungry this weekend.
This week I’m going to try to eat more during breakfast (maybe even add smoothies back into my life) and up my protein slightly.
Overall, I had a great week. Bring on Week #2!