So I did it! I continued on to week 2 of the SWEAT with Kayla workouts. Here is what I learned from Week 1: keep moving through the workouts even if you modify from being tired push through, have a water bottle by you, keep moving(did I say that).
What I like: 1. 3 days of strength training, 2. the strength training workouts push you 3. uses body weight to get perfection (squats, lunges) 4. I still get to run everyday
Here is my 7 day week 2 workout Kayla Itsines, #BBG, #BBGcommunity, IF I did anything extra it is in RED.
Monday-LEGS- 2 miles
Tuesday-LSS- 5 miles
Wednesday-ARMS- 4 miles
Thursday-LSS- 4 miles
Friday-FULL BODY- 4 miles
Saturday-LSS- our town celebration has a small 5k, this year my kids participated so it was a walk/run for me.
I will not sugar coat it, strength training is not my favorite, it does not give me the same rush as running does BUT I have always known it is important. I am a little in denial that I am getting older and things I could do or did do needs to shift a little. So this brings to strength training. To keep my bones and muscles in tip-top shape I need to take care of them and use them, so I have been strength training more seriously since February.
February – May: I completed the FREE 6 week mini series workouts from the awesome blogger and workout mom Brianna Christine, BIKINI BODY MOMMY. She is real, funny and very encouraging. Her workouts are taped in full including a warm up and cool down, excellent to keep you motivated even when you want to quit.
May: I needed a change and get a hold of my eating. I believe I found this on PINTEREST and thought I would give it a try. So I completed two rounds(not religiously though) of trainer Lindsey Mathews, 15 Day Fit Body Challenge. Lindsey’s workouts are also taped in full. I liked the set up of working out several different muscle groups in one workout. I felt her workouts challenged me more and I was getting stronger.
Here is my 7 day workout Kayla Itsines, #BBG, #BBGcommunity, IF I did anything extra it is in RED.
I a wrote a separate post about the heathy eating plan…so stay tuned as I finish that up.
BBG Training Week 1
May 30th- LEGS: I HATE STRENGTH TRAINING LEGS!!! Do you hear me, I HATE STRENGTH TRAINING LEGS! But I do it! I hate it so much because I am sore afterwards which affects my running. I did body weight and ONLY completed 2 circuits, Legs were burning after 2. They are still sore from my last weeks leg work outs. + 3 mile run..ya see I love to run:)
May 31st- LSS: 4.6 mile run with 8 minute recovery walk- total time 46 minutes.
June 1st- ARMS and ABS; great work out, definitely tired during and after, LOVED the AB workouts.+ a 3.2 mile run
June 2nd- LSS: 5 mile run with 5 minute recovery walk= total minutes 48 minutes
June 3rd- Full Body Workout, great workout but still only did body weight when weights for legs were needed, my abs were still sore from Tuesday workout! + a 3.2 mile run
June 4th-LSS- NOTHING, I typically have a longer run on Sunday so I waited. So today was more or less my recovery or rest day.
June 5th-Recovery- LSS:RUN- 6 miles. 52 minutes
I enjoyed the workouts a lot except for the legs, but maybe if I stick with it I will learn to like them. All of the workouts were challenging but doable. I was sweaty and out of breath sometimes, but determined to finish. I knew I pushed myself during the workouts because I felt it later in the day and the next day. I am definitely thinking about purchasing the plan, if I do I will post about it.
Ohh look at the melted cheese, and toasted bun!! These sandwiches are a family favorite! The swiss cheese, salty ham and a wonderful mustard/mayo sauce makes these a go-to lunch or supper anytime of the year.
Ham is something we always have an abundance of in our freezer. Our hockey association has a ham fundraiser every fall, one ham is about 15-17 lbs. spiral cut and pre-cooked for $45.00. I typically buy two, one to freeze and save for Easter, the other I will cut up and refreeze in gallon ziploc bags.
The recipe is below but here is picture by picture of the steps starting with step 2 in the directions. Really there is no way to screw this up, just pile on the good and bake!