Today I’m sharing a recap of my workouts and meal this week.
Like I mentioned in last week’s post, I decided to take my workouts back a step this week. My knees were feeling achy – not hurting so much – but just achy. To keep it from getting worse (and hopefully better) I decided to take an easy week when it came to workouts this week.
That said, I got both cardio and yoga workouts in this week – 5 of each. The cardio ones definitely weren’t as long as they have been, but at least I got them done.
I spent a quick 25 minutes on the elliptical at the gym to start off my week. My cool down was 10 minutes of walking the track. Saturday was a rest day so my knees felt great during Sunday’s workout. Woohoo!
I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical and another 10 minutes walking the track for a cool down on Monday morning for my workout.
I’ve been in a podcast listening mood the last week or two and it continued on for Monday’s workout. I alternate between listening to podcasts and workout playlists. I was listening to a Frontline podcast about the last survivors of concentration camps. The people interviewed were kids when they were there as it’s been over 70 years now.
Monday night I headed over to Yoga in Bowness for a yin class. My hips felt so much better when I left class. I think it’s from sitting at my desk during the day, but my hips get so tight.
I decided to skip the gym in the morning (to give my knees a bit of a break) and instead went to a yoga nidra class Tuesday evening. We had a sub, but she was great. I really like the teacher who usually does the class, so that’s saying a lot.
Like I’ve mentioned before, I love ashtanga yoga, and I never would have thought that I would like yoga nidra too. They’re so different from each other. Ashtanga is tough – it’s go, go, go, and I ask my body to do a lot. Nidra is the complete opposite, you don’t move much and instead it’s more of a meditation.
My cardio workout on Wednesday was a 40 minute workout – 30 minutes on the elliptical and 10 minutes of walking the track afterwards. It was a pretty basic workout but it got the job done. I was sweaty and breathing hard by the time I got off the elliptical.
I spent 25 minutes on the elliptical and 10 minutes walking the track at the gym on Thursday for my workout.
While I was working out I listened to the Throughline podcast about Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Simon Bolivar. Venezuela has been in the news a lot lately, so it was nice to get some background on the current events.
Rest day for my knees.
My plan for today is to head to the gym for my last cardio workout of the week. There’s also a yin class this morning that I’m considering going to – it depends on how productive I’m feeling!
Do you like doing cardio or strength training more?