Today I’m sharing a quick recap of the workouts that I did this week.
I was all about the cardio and strength training this week. I didn’t do any yoga other than a couple yoga nidra practices before bed. Apparently I was feeling the more sweaty, I can’t move my arms above my head workouts.
My first rest day of the week was on Sunday.
My first workout of the week was a really quick 20 minute chest and back strength workout on the Peloton app with Andy Speer. It was tough to motivate myself to get my workout done, so I made myself a deal that all I had to do was 20 minutes. It was one of those mornings where I just had to talk myself into it. Tell me I’m not the only one who has days like that!
It was a great workout that included lots of rows and flyes. My chest was burning (in the best possible way) by the time I did my last chest fly. Even though it was tough to get started I did give the workout a good effort once I had finally started it.
I was wanting to get some steps in on Tuesday morning, so I opted for a Peloton bootcamp workout. I started out on the treadmill walking and then finished off the workout with some upper body strength. For some reason I don’t always get sweaty if I’m doing a strength workout. For some reason I was craving a good, sweaty workout, so I knew that I wanted to get some cardio in.
I took another rest day on Wednesday.
I did another treadmill workout on the Peloton app for my Thursday workout. I once again picked a workout from Andy Speer. There’s just something about him that gets me moving and working hard.
It was another quick 20 minute workout, but between the intervals and incline changes I was really sweating. For some reason the walking workouts on the app always seem “easy”, but when I’m in the middle of them with the speed high (but still walking) and the incline at a 6 or 7 I find myself working hard. I love that I can get in a workout like that without having to run. Running doesn’t always agree with my feet. I have a history of plantar fasciitis so I try to stick to low impact exercises.
Since I hadn’t done a lower body workout yet this week I figured it was time for one on Friday. I did one on the Peloton app with Andy from Mother’s Day. He was all about the squats and lunges. I did what felt like thousands of them in those 30 minutes.
The weighted isometric squats that I held for 3 seconds were definitely the toughest exercise by far in that workout. It’s not something I would have chosen to do on my own, so I’m glad I had the app there to push me and get me out of my comfort zone.
I haven’t decided what I want to do for my workout today. Maybe just an easy walk around the neighborhood to get outside. The weather is supposed to be really nice today, so I want to make sure that I take advantage of it.
What was your favorite workout that you did this week? Toughest? Share about them in the comments below.