Good morning. This week flew by – probably because of it was a short week thanks to Canada Day. Even though Monday was a holiday I still managed to get in three workouts this week.
Sunday // I was expecting to go volunteer with soccer, but it ended up getting cancelled because of the long weekend. I wasn't feeling motivated enough to do a workout on my own, so Sunday became a rest day.
Monday // Even though I had Monday off for Canada Day, I still made it to the gym bright and early. I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical followed by a good 10 minutes of stretching that felt amazing! Clearly a sign that I need to be doing more yoga.
Tuesday // I slept in a bit, so I opted for an at home workout instead of heading to the gym. I did a Fitness Blender on YouTube. I can't remember exactly which one it was that I did, other than it was one of their cardio workouts.
Wednesday // I made it to the gym on Wednesday and hopped on the elliptical to get another cardio workout in. For some reason it went by really quick, which was a nice surprise. I then found a spot on the floor and spent 10 minutes doing some core work. Even though I know how important it is to have a strong core, working my core isn't always a high priority for me. I should absolutely know better, but it's so easy to skip it at the end of a workout when I'm tired.
Thursday // I took another rest day on Thursday.
Friday // I spent my time at the gym on the bike for 25 minutes and then walked a few laps of the track to cool down. For some reason I have a hard time cooling down while using equipment. It just feels weird to be slowing down while I've been going hard before. Walking definitely gets my heart rate down though, so the track is perfect for that.
Saturday // I had planned to head to the gym this morning, but I had a terrible night's sleep last night. It's hot here (32 C or 80 F). With no air conditioning (cause we only get a week or two of hot temperatures like that every year), trying to fall sleep at night is pretty miserable. While I know it's not hot hot like it gets in other parts of the world, it's definitely hot for me. Needless to say I woke up a few times and when all you can think about it how hot you are, it's tough to fall back asleep. So I decided to skip my workout this morning in favor of sleeping in.
What was your favorite workout this week? How hot does it get during the summer where you live?