It’s been a couple crazy weeks with Tim’s surgery and hospital stay, but I still got my workouts in. I had to shorten them up a bit but still tried to make them 30 minutes.
I decided to just report March 9th thru the April 3rd together and then attempt to get back on track.
The month went like this…
9th – I went on a horseback ride for an hour and a half. I actually came off. Poppy was feeling good and was galloping and bucking and I stayed on for a long time, but lost my balance and came off.
10th – I pulled out Rockin’ Party Step and Did Premix 1.
11th – Cathe’s had down Hard Strikes for today but I was feeling Kick, Punch, Crunch. I picked Premix 4 with the conditioning drills and the 2 combo’s for 40 + minutes and I made it to the end of the conditioning drills and started the first punching combo and just wasn’t in the mood, so I pull out Cathe’s 4 Day Split and did the Kickboxing premix. There’s far more cardio in this with some punching. I kept a good portion of the jumping jacks low impact but I really enjoyed this combo. It made for a nice 45 min. workout.
12th – Today was supposed to be Super Cuts, however I had watched the Preview on Personal training with Jackie (loaner from a friend) and I had been trying to figure out where to put this one…and in the preview I remember Jericho doing this with no weights. So, I did this one. Holly smoke….I was sweatin’ my tush off. I really felt worked. And the workout is only a half hour, well 32 minutes.
I did the Spiderman’s standing up. That was the only exercise I modified.
13th – Cathe had down lean legs and X10 something. Neither of which I own and since I did full body toning yesterday and I’m still trying to be nice to my shoulder back area (hurt in the tumble off Poppy)….I decided to do Low Impact Challenge. Ok…I was doing well until we got to combo 4. Yeah…Patience…Um…no. I tried to rewind a couple times and just didn’t have it in me.
I stopped and pulled out Jessica’s site but it was slow so I went to her YouTube channel and found her 150 Calorie Cardio Fat Blast that was 11 minutes and would make my workout 45 minutes or better. Then, I went back to Cathe and did her stretch.
14th – Today was Flextrain. I actually did it. Well, Timesaver #1. I used 6.5′s for all the work at the beginning because of my shoulder.
I followed Cathe in weights after she got done with the shoulder torture.
I didn’t do the burpees…and of course I modified the sumo squats.
15th – Rest Day
16th – farm chores
17th – I pulled out Party Rockin’ Step 2 and did Step Mix that has the Bonus Combo’s in it. Whew…those were tricky and they moved a little fast for me. I got excited when she went to the finished product from Party Rockin’ Step 2.
I only used the topper to my step.
18th – Today called for Crossfire. I decided to do a premix. I decided on Timesaver: Circuit Blast. I think this is my favorite workout on this DVD. I do it often.
I used 2.5′s for Cathe’s 3, 10′s and 10′s for the first set of wood chops and 12 for the second.
19th – Cathe’s rotation called for Rockout Knockout but I have a couple new workouts sitting here and I wanted to check them out…so, that’s what I did.
First up was Amy’s Body Box. I was going to the whole thing but realized it was going to be too much for my shoulder, so I decided to do the all cardio premix until I couldn’t take it anymore. I stopped 20 minutes in. It was really bugging my shoulder but I really kind of like the workout. The moves, Normal for Amy, are a bit tricky and between my shoulder and my brain…that was enough.
Next up was Jessica Smith’s 10 Pounds Down Cardio Abs. This workout is broke down into 3 workouts, I picked Cardio Abs. It was 28 minutes. Boy, she worked me over. But her workouts are always joint friendly.
Then, because there was no stretch in Cardio Abs, I went to Jessica’s site and found her 10 Minute Quick stretch that is really 13 minutes but it’s a really nice stretch.
This is actually the day of Tim’s surgery.
20th – I wasn’t feeling at all like a workout. but I promised Tim I wouldn’t come till after my workout…so, I decided to pull out one of the new ones I got off collage (they had a huge going out of business sale) and that was Jessica Smithe’s Walking for weight loss, Wellness & Energy. It’s broken down so you can do the whole workout or the warm up and pick either High Energy Walk or the power walk and then add the cool down. Both the walks are 30 minutes so if you do the whole workout together, it’s 70 minutes.
I did the warm up…the High Energy Walk and sort of did the cool down. I had roughly 300 steps before I started the workout and now I have 5030. Not bad for a 40 minute workout. I got a little sweaty but what was really awesome, it wasn’t brain draining.
21st – I decided to scrap my rotation because I have to hit the hospital on the way to work…I decided on Kelly Coffey Meyers Plateau Buster Dumbbells only mix. It was 31 min. I used 10′s and 6.5′s. The pulls bugged my shoulder, so we went to 6.5 and alternated…but the rest I was able to do. Sigh.
22nd – Rest Day
23rd – Rest Day
24th – No official workout but did manage over 7k steps. Go me. And 11 flights of stairs…I tried to take the stairs as much as I could at the hospital, there’s lots of walking to be done at the hospital.
25th – Today’s workout was Kelly Coffey Meyer’s Circuit Burn Cardio & Legs Premix (33 min). I love this workout. I feel worked. I only netted a little over 3k steps, which included preparing dinner and washing dishes…lol.
26th – I did Cathe’s Rockin’ Party Step and decided to do that one. But I did the 33 min. Premix where there’s no finished product.
27th – I looked at my collection and nothing really appealed to me. I wanted to do something with my shoulder and not really kill it, so I pulled up Jessica’s site and did 30 Minute Ballet Body Sculpt. I only netted 930 steps, which includes dishes but…I really feel like I did something without killing myself.
I used my 2.5′s for this workout.
28th – Boy, I just wasn’t feeling like a workout at all….but, I knew that if I didn’t, I wouldn’t be worth much…I did the boxing drills premix from Kelly’s Trim down. It was a nice 30 min. workout and I got 3600 steps….roughly.
29th – Rest Day
30th – Farm Chores, no official workout
31st – Today, I decided on Kickbutt kickboxing with Jessica. It was a nice 35 min. workout.
April 1st – Today, I decided on Flextrain Timesaver #1 premix. I used 6.5′s for a good portion of the shoulder work but went up to 7.5′s and 10′s that didn’t make me cringe…
I went up to my 15# KB for hammerheads. Then, I followed Cathe in weights after she got done with the shoulder torture.
I did pushups on my knees for burpees…and of course I modified the sumo squats presses but used 10′s.
2nd – I wasn’t really feeling like working out. It was just one of those days where I was just exhausted, mentally and physically but I really wanted to do a workout so I did Jessica’s Walking for weight loss, wellness and energy. I did the power walk option today…it was perfect! No thinking, no concentrating and a pretty good workout to boot.
3rd – Today, I pulled out Kelly’s Split Sessions and did the Lower Body workout. I used 12′s and my purple band.
Observations: My body is a changing and the numbers on the scale are coming down. Always a good thing! Going up and down the stairs at home is also much easier.