Last week turned out to be a lot more busy than I anticipated. Or maybe I was just a lot more lazy than I anticipated? I guess we’ll never know.🤷🏻♀️ Either way, I was pretty silent and for the first week all year only posted once. Whoops.
At the beginning of the week I got in a lot more walking than I usually do due to state testing and active monitoring. #teacherlife It went by pretty quickly though, so I didn’t mind too much! I allowed myself a nice reset over the weekend, and even took in a movie with my husband. This week, I’m looking forward to more great workouts and getting that much closer to summer break! I would be lying if I said summers off was not one of the reasons I decided to become a teacher. Obviously, it’s not the only reason, nor is it the biggest, but it sure is nice to be able to have that built-in work-life balance aspect!
Last weekend we traveled home for our nephew’s first birthday party, so obviously there was cake involved. Due to that, I wanted a little more intensity than my typical Sunday yoga routine. I chose to do the HIIT Abs routine with the Tone It Up girls and Jillian Michaels, followed by this 15 minute yoga flow. It was the perfect balance of strength and stretch.
I kicked off the work week with some HIIT! I love doing that. Specifically, I did one of the new Bikini Series workouts, Sandy Sweat HIIT, and the 5 Daily Moves, which were all HIIT based. After getting to work, I did four hours of “active monitoring”. This means I walked around in circles and weaved between rows of desks for four hours straight.
On Tuesday, I had four more hours of “active monitoring”, but also got in another early morning workout. I did a total body routine called Sunshine Sculpt, another perfect balance of stretch and strength, followed by two miles on the treadmill. After school, I got in another round of Sunshine Sculpt to end my day.
Wednesday morning called for some upper body work using BeachBabe 5 Arms & Abs. Afterwards, I did about 15 minutes of some treadmill HIIT to add to my #100bySummer total.
I absolutely LOVE getting my workout in before the sun rises. But… I also love sleeping in on Thursday mornings! That afternoon, I came home to HIIT the Beach from the BeachBabe 5 series and did the 2016 TIU Bikini Series Arms & Abs workout. It was about five minutes long and I just tacked it on because I was feeling a little something “extra”. 😉
Friday morning I was back on my grind with the Total Babe Workout, again from the BeachBabe 5 series and Tone HIIT Up, a HIIT workout from a previous challenge. It’s a major #tiugirlproblem that once you drink the koolaid, you have an exorbitant amount of workouts lying around (or using up Google Drive storage😜) and not enough time to do them all.
My ideal Saturday workout is a nice run before it gets too hot (we’re already having highs in the 90s here!), so that’s exactly what I did. I hit the streets for 3 miles after a quick body weight booty workout, Bombshell Booty. I polished off my workout with a few ab exercises and called it good.
I hope you have a fantastic week! Get your sweat on, eat like you love your body, and enjoy this beautiful life. ♥