Finally, a loss. Despite Easter treats and those amazing cupcakes. Yes, Evan brought chocolate covered Peeps for my Easter gift. I ate 5 between Saturday and Sunday. Now, I’m limiting myself to one a day. At night after all other eating is done. They will be savored.
This week’s workouts included increasing the intensity of two hour-long cardio workouts and one 45-minute-long cardio workout. I did an abs class, upper and lower body weights and then two low-intensity, 30 minute cardio workouts.
Admittedly, I petered out towards the end. Thursday was a planned light day (I went on a walk), but Friday through Sunday “cadio” was housework and walking around the grocery store and Target. I met my 750 daily calorie deficit, but still…
So this week, I will hit harder.
MONDAY: 60 minutes high intensity cardio, lower body weights
TUESDAY: spin class, abs
WEDNESDAY: 30 minutes high intensity cardio, upper body weights
THURSDAY: spin class
FRIDAY: 60 minutes cardio, lower body weights
SATURDAY: 60 minutes cardio (maybe the morning spin class?)
Either Friday or Saturday will be a light cardio day to protect me from mental or physical burnout. I’m very disappointed I have to work Wednesday night–the night my favorite spin instructor teaches and does an amazing abs class.
I have been thinking of trying out some new classes at the gym. Of the following options, which ones would you most be tempted to try?
- Kickboxing: 45 minutes if cardio kickboxing with boot camp style drills followed by 15 minutes of ab work
- Cardio Challenge: uses drills that keep you moving for 45 minutes followed by a great 15 minute ab workout.
- 20-20-20: Twenty minutes of step, 20 minutes of hi-lo/boxing, and 20 minutes of toning, makes this a great triple decker Burn Baby Burn.
- Pump: uses a 3-pound barbell with interchangeable weight plates, you will perform high repetitions of exercises to target all the major muscle groups