Sunday, October 20, 2013
Made it through my first week of the new workout regimen. I like it quite a bit actually. It definitely isn't monotonous. I've found a lot of vids online to try so I don't get bored (in fact, I'm looking forward to trying them out). Everything from belly dancing, ballet (I danced for a number of years when I was younger and I know what it can do for your body), and hula for dance days on Sunday to HIIT workouts and kickboxing for my Fridays to yoga and pilates for my Thursdays. I'll still be biking twice a week because it really does burn a lot in less time, plus I have one day set aside for jogging (which I am yet to do since I ended up cooking for 4 hours last week).
This is the most varied workout routine I've ever made for myself and I am extremely happy that since most of it is videos, I'll be able to keep it up during the winter months when I get back to WI.
Dancing today was very fun. Did an hour of belly dancing and enjoyed it thoroughly. Time flies right by with dance videos for me so it really is an ideal workout.
I decided last night that I'm going to get stronger so I can learn to do a yoga handstand. I'm nervous without a spotter so I might have to wait until I'm back with my fiance, but for now, I'll be taking the yoga a bit more seriously and concentrating on working out my upper body and core (which I used to kind of neglect). I keep visualizing how awesome it would be to do one of those kick-up handstands unassisted someday and I get excited thinking about it.
I also saw a 30-day training series of pretty hardcore workouts. A guy is doing them in the vids so it is extremely intimidating but I think after I finish this 30-day squat challenge, that's what I'll be moving on to.
Speaking of my squats, day off today but I had to do a 120 s plank. Oh, boy. I barely made it through. I'm past the halfway mark. Today was day 16. I must say, I'm pretty proud to have made it this far. Still have 2 weeks to go and I know it won't be fun, but I've made it this far; I can finish this.