Happy Tuesday — and another end to amazing week of Body Back! Can you believe we are already starting our halfway point in this 8 week program! Time flies when you are having FUN! 🙂 Did you miss my recap posts of week one and two? No prob! Check them out here: ONE // TWO.
Week three was AWESOME. Seriously. I feel like I was a total BEAST with my workouts this week.
Monday morning started off a little crazy, as I almost MISSED class due to my alarm not going off. ….Ok, that was a lie — It did go off, but my sleepyhead must have pressed snooze without even realizing it, because as I opened my eyes and saw 5:30AM on my phone, I freaked out. Class starts at 5:45AM, but it’s about a 20-30 minute drive for me, so you can imagine my panic. The weird thing was, I was dreaming about missing class, and sure enough, I almost did. Our brains are so amazing.. 🙂
But, alas, I did NOT miss class.. just missed a few minutes of the first round — which just so happened to be burpees, which makes my heart sad. I definitely made up for it, by going super hard with the remaining time I had. Trust me, there was A LOT of sweaty mess at the end of that workout. Definitely a butt kick!
Oh– and I weighed in at 150.0 lbs — down 2 lbs from week two! Awesome news!
Monday and Wednesday’s BB workouts were killer, lots of cardio and strength exercises — and I decided that after each BB morning, I’d go for a quick 1-2 mile run. This was a great addition to my morning routine, and so refreshing. I’ve become accustomed to running when Ella naps, which is usually in the dead hot heat around 1PM. So, running before the sun comes up is like a treat for me! New goal is to do this around the same time every morning (not just BB mornings), because I know as summer inches closer, running at 1PM is going to be impossible — or a death wish. Heat Stroke. Oh, Florida.
The rest of the week, I kicked major butt with my at-home workouts. I managed to workout at least twice a day for everyday this week, with many days being 3-4 workouts. Between taking Ella for walks to doing 21DF workouts at home — I’ve been feeling amazing!
On Friday, one of my BB friends came over for a special “Dirty 30” workout I created for her 30th birthday. This consisted of 4 rounds of exercises — each round had between 5-8 exercises, with an average of 15-20 reps of each exercise. We then took roughly a minute or two break between each set. Exercises were a mixture of burpees, push-ups, high knees, squats, wall sits, planks, lunge jumps. We were BEAT when it was done!
Nutrition this week was also on point. I am noticing that I’m a bit of a cracker snacker, though — I’m going to be more mindful of this going into week 4 and beyond. No. More. Ritz. Ritz = More Burpees. Also, I tried a new recipe: Balsamic and Basil Quinoa Salad — which was basically strawberries, granny smith apples, cucumbers, onion, quinoa, and balsamic/basil dressing. It’s my new favorite meal — and super healthy! Thanks to K for enlightening me!
Week three was awesome — but really, each week seems to be getting better and better. Not only did I score a workout buddy on our “off” days, but I feel like I’m starting to see a difference. The scale may not be moving as much as we’d like, but it’s like I’ve said before — the scale is just a number, it doesn’t show how much ass has been kicked!
I can NOT wait to see what kind of results we all get after 8 weeks. We are getting STRONGER every. damn. day.
Hope everyone has a great Tuesday! Check in tomorrow for DIY-Wednesday — it’s gonna be a good one!