Aaaand, it’s Monday again! I hope you all had a wonderful, wonderful Easter yesterday. I did! It’s one of my favorite holidays to spend with my family, although it usually ends up being a whirlwind of activities. Thankfully, I have one more day off of work to recharge before heading back in to power through the last seven weeks of school before summer vacation.
This week, I decided to switch up my workouts just the slightest bit. I added in a bit more HIIT than I’ve been doing in the last couple of months, just to see what kind of results I’ll get. I enjoyed it and I think I’ll try to stick with it. It’s amazing what 10 minutes of sprints will do!
Today, I wanted to get in a good stretch, but was yearning to get my heart rate up a bit too. I have a subscription to Beachbody On Demand, which I use fairly often. With so many trainers on there, it can be a good break from Jillian Michaels or Karena and Katrina! 😉 I decided to try out Half and Half with Jericho McMatthews. It was 20 minutes of intervals followed by 20 minutes of yoga.
Lately, my typical Monday workout has been 10 minutes of upper body using the Jillian Michaels app followed by 2 miles on treadmill. There were definitely some bugs that needed to be worked out after the release of her app, but with each update it seems to be getting better. Each “a la carte” workout is different, so it always leaves my muscles confused.
Today, I completed Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Workout 3, just like last week. I decided to hop on the treadmill afterward and do some sprints for about 10 minutes. The difference in this week and last was 100 calories for only an additional 10 minutes.
Again, I completed the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Cardio 1 followed by the Jillian Michaels app daily ab circuit.
Today was my first day of Easter break! I didn’t sleep in because my husband still had to work, but I definitely took my time getting moving. Since we’re going out of town this weekend, I knew it’d be hard to get in a workout one of those days, so I decided to forego my rest day today. I did Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Workout 4 (pull day — my favorite!) , plus 10 minutes of treadmill sprints.
My husband had the day off today, so we hung out together this morning and then I decided to get my sweat on. I did another 10 minute upper body circuit using the Jillian Michaels app, and intended to do about 3 miles on the treadmill afterward, but realized I had no excuse not to put a leash on my pup and take her along for a run. I sometimes forget that animals need a change of pace just as much as humans do, so it was good for both of us to take our workout to the street!
Today, I needed a quick workout as we are preparing to head out of town for Easter. I found a 30 minute PiYo/”Challenge Du Jour” workout (whatever that means?) on Beachbody On Demand and got to work. It was a good low impact body weight session that also gave me the chance to stretch it out. I love PiYo and WISH I could find a place around here that offered live classes!
Next week, I will be entering a new “phase” of Jillian Michaels Body Revolution and moving on to different workouts. I’m excited to see what Phase 2 has in store, because I’m still feeling challenged by Phase 1! What workouts filled your schedule the last seven days?