Saturday I made myself attend a BodyCombat class. And I remembered why I absolutely LOVE it. It was such a great workout. I stayed for the whole class, burned an amazing amount of calories and my back and biceps were sore for three days. That is the best arm workout I know. I think the perfect week of workouts includes: one Combat, one Spin, one Run and three Weight sessions. That's what I am aiming for right now.
Sunday I was ready for weights again. The gym was full and stuffy and kind of miserable. I needed to do Squats again, but after last weeks painful experience, I was sacred to do what I did last week. So I lowered my weight a bit, but increased my reps. And even though it was hard and I felt it a bit, I wasn't really sore the next day. So maybe something between?
Monday it started out rainy, but was promising to be sunny later in the day. I put off my run, while Dan and I had breakfast together and I ran a bunch of errands. Dan had plans in the afternoon, so I was waiting until 2:00 to do my workout. But it was a humid-soggy-mess. I went out to my favorite tree lined, nature trail and ran mostly in the shade. I was a sweating like a pig but I shaved five seconds off my last 5k, so I am proud of that. Right now my goal is to run a 5k once a week and see if I can get faster. And eventually run all of it. Which will make me faster for sure.
Tuesday I made myself take a rest day. We didn't have anything to do in the evening. I was well rested from the weekend, so I could have gotten up early. But it's good just to relax. And let my body heal from all the work I put on it. Starting next week, Tuesday will be my busy/program day, and I will want to just come home and do nothing.
Wednesday, I was up in the morning for a weight circuit again. I go back and forth on having some kind of consistent plan. As it is, I am doing so many reps right now that it would be hard to increase my weight. But I think what I am doing is working, and I am enjoying it, so I think I will just keep going with that.
Wednesday night it finally dried out and I had the opportunity to mow. Sometimes I feel like it's cheating to count mowing as a workout. But look at that calorie burn. Nine calories per minute is more than I burn with weights, spinning and any workout that isn't running or Combat. So I'd say it counts.
Thursday I thought about getting up early for a run. But when I awoke at 6 AM, it was pouring rain. I took that as a suggestion that I should go back to bed and use Thursday for a rest day. I had done two workouts on Wednesday after all!
Friday I was up for Sprints on the treadmill and Weights. I had to cut my workout short as I needed to be home early and didn't go any earlier. Oops! A gal in my challenge group has started doing a new weight lifting program (Sexy Sculpt) and every day there is one body part that gets completely burnt out. This week she does 100 reps and it increases every week. Crazy! Since I am liking the low-weight high-reps right now I thought that I would do a couple body parts like that today and then a couple heavy weights as well. It was brutal. The goal is to do them in as few of sets as possible. I was aiming for three. Then four. And ended up at five. Everything was burning half way through.