Combined Day52 and Day53 because they were pretty much the same. Monday was my first day back to my Turbo Fire workouts. Gosh! I really missed doing these. I picked up where I left off so this was the beginning of week 8 for me. Luckily, this is the recovery week from the month of cardio and perfect to help ease me back into my workouts before starting the last month of HIITs.
Day52 – It was really really hard to get up for my bootycall, but I did it! Having Ben home recovering and the boys home for Spring break had me kind of on vacation mode. lol. I enjoyed sleeping more :-) Even though it isn’t March anymore, I still wanted to finish the Mad Abs Challenge. I had 6 days left to do and I had started back up last week. I did Day30 with 43 pushups, 55 second side plank, and 58 crunches. I am able to do regular pushups but I take mini breaks in plank. After I reached 40 it really started to get super hard for me. I would be really sore so I decided to do the last few days of the challenge every other day. Does that make sense?? lol. Basically, I take a day off then do the next day :-)
Turbo Fire Day 50 – It’s been a long time since I did Fire45EZ. I almost did the New to Class option but decided that I could figure it out. I really didn’t remember the routines but I was able to catch on really quickly. This one doesn’t have any Fire drills but it’s still an amazing workout :-) It was so much fun and definitely a favorite now. I did get a little lost at one point and little out of breath. I had forgotten how intense these were when you really push yourself.
First run after a week.
I also got back to the Drop10 Challenge from SelfMagazine. I was trying to catch up on the workouts, but the only thing that changes are the cardio workouts. I decided to just do the current workout for me and that was 5K run. Ben’s schedule is different for this week so I had to do my run later in the day. I went at an easy pace. My legs have been really tight because I was out of my Zico and bananas so my potassium intake has been a lot lower. I swear by Zico. Ever since I started drinking it – especially after my runs, my calves have not cramped up even after my long runs. And I could feel them quite a bit during and after my run. I’ve been doing PlankADays for the last week. I ended with a 2 min plank.
Started back up with my PlankADays. 2min on hands.
M1 – Chobani Champions Vanilla Chocolate Chunk with chia seeds and almond butter.
M2 – Apple and 5 dark chocolate almonds.
M3 – Egg Salad and Tuna Salad on top of Whole Wheat Bagel Thins w/ spinach. Used plain Chobani greek yogurt to make the salads. The boys love these salads and I’m so glad that I can make it with greek yogurt instead of mayo.
Lunch for the boys - I had the same thing but on whole wheat bagel thins and minus the cheese sticks. Added tomato slices and spinach on top.
M4 – skipped :-(
M5 – Turkey Meatballs and Grilled Veggies (egg plant and zucchini)
I love these Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini from Trader Joes :-) Very yummy with Turkey Meatballs.
60 oz. of water.
Day 53 – Had to get up a little bit earlier today because Seppe is back in preschool. Gio is still on break until next week so I knew it was going to be tough getting him up. I did the Drop10 Toning workout for my bootycall. I did an extra set and boy does that make a difference. It gets tougher the third time around :-)
Turbo Fire Day 51 – It was Fire45EZ again today and I had no complaints. The routines were fresh in my head so I was able to keep up the whole time. I also cranked up the intensity and had a blast the whole time :-) I was suppose to do Stretch10 too but I was running a little late on picking Seppe up so I skipped it.
I was worn out from the Turbo Fire workouts and didn’t feel much like doing an afternoon workout. I kept putting it off. It was rainy and that always makes me just want to stay in bed. I fought the urge to just sit on my butt and headed to the gym for a HIIT workout. I did Drop10 Fat Fryer HIIT on the stationary bike. The intervals were short and it’s easier for me to do it on the bike than on the treadmill. So thankful to my TIU sister @JulesTones for letting us know about the Seconds Pro app. I now have an interval timer and it worked perfect for my HIIT workout. It was a very short workout only 10 minutes but I was drenched with sweat and could barely feel my butt and legs at the end. Best of all, I felt great that I did my workout when I didn’t want to :-) Ended with another 2 min plank for PlankADay – this time it was on my elbows. I will be trying to get back to my 5 minute planks again soon.
Meals – Finally went shopping so I was able to really stay on track today :-)
M1 – Almost forgot to eat breakfast! I was in a rush to get the boys out the door so I grabbed a Luna bar and ate it on the road.
M2 – Shakeology Shake with spinach and frozen pineapple.
M3 – Left over EggSalad on the last of the whole wheat bagel thins w/ spinach and tomatoes and an apple.
M4 – 1/4 c. of raw almonds and yogurt raisins.
M5 – Whole Wheat pasta with a turkey spinach red sauce with peas, squash and zucchini.
Whole Wheat pasta with Turkey and Spinach Red Sauce. Also added squash, zucchini and peas.
60 oz. of water, 1 Zico and 1c of Chamomile Tea.