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.
May 30-June 6th: #BBG is all over INSTAGRAM, Kayla Itsines is all over INSTAGRAM. So while finishing up my 15 day challenge workouts, I did research in to who is Kayla Itsines? Women’s Health magazine has a simple article about her, the workouts and the eating plan. So why not give it a try, for 7 days.
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.
Happy Strength Training!