Fitness Friday: Weekly Workouts

We’ve made it to Friday, which means that it’s almost time to throw my weekend pants on, but before I do that, let’s link up with Kris of Canadian Girl Runs for Fitness Friday!

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Saturday//

I put Ashley and I through a Back and mini shoulder workout. During the beginning of the workout, I mentioned to Ashley how I didn’t feel like I was getting a good workout in. I just wasn’t feeling the burn. Don’t always go by that feeling, because when I woke up the next morning, my back was s-o-r-e! Some of the exercises we tried on new-to me machines, which I think played a part in the soreness I felt the day after.

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Sunday//

I woke up not wanting to workout at all. I mean at all (thanks wine), but I got my butt to the gym, and Ashley lead us through a bi & tri workout. It was tough, but the sweat and the muscle burn felt good and was just what I needed! After our strength workout, we hit the treadmill to run. I started with a 10 minute warm-up, before completing 20 minutes of HIIT. I felt incredibly strong with the sprints, and was happy with how great the workout turned out to be!

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Monday//

One of the weekly workouts that my coach has programmed for me is a long run, so I decided to tackle this guy to start my week. I’m working my way up mileage wise, so I’m building slowly. I cranked out 4 miles, before stretching and calling it a day!

Tuesday//

Active rest day. Oh how I loved every minute of you! My body prefers to walk on a rest day instead of doing absolutely nothing. I got to sleep in until 5:20 am, and got to the gym around 6. I’ve been reading a lot on my phone or iPad, and this comes in handy for my active rest days. I walked for about 75 minutes while reading, killing two birds with one stone!

Wednesday//

You hurt so badly. I had other exercises that I had programmed (not on this list), but my legs were too shot to do them. Looking at this, I wouldn’t think my legs would have been on fire for days afterwards, but they were. Yikes!

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Thursday//

The first mile was easy. After that, ouch! Send help.

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If there was one workout that was hard to motivate myself for, it was this one. I slept horribly and woke up exhausted. I could have been a baby and stayed in bed, but I threw my life together and got to the gym. My bi’s and tri’s were the only muscle groups that didn’t hurt, so that’s the workout that I did. I am officially ready for a day of rest!

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What was your best workout this week?

When you take a rest day, do you do absolutely nothing, or a light activity like walking?

Checking In: A Week’s Worth of Workouts

Happy. Friday. Yes! Yesterday felt like Friday, so sitting here at work this morning feels like a true crime. At least we are hours away from the weekend, which is sure to bring lots of fun my way!

Before we jump into play mode, I wanted to start incorporating a post each week about my workouts. I’ve seen a lot of bloggers do it, and not only is it fun to see the workouts or classes that they take, but I think it’d be great accountability for me to be able to look back on previous weeks to see what I did! So let’s get to it!

Saturday//

Ashley and I started with a 15 minute warm-up run, and followed it up with a bicep and tricep workout. We went later than normal so we did have to fight for the cable machine, but we ended up making it work, and I felt sore days later, so it was a success!

Sunday//

The awful Snowflake Shuffle 5k. And lots of couch time.

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Monday//

My workout started with a 30 minute easy run, and I followed it up with a killer shoulder workout titled, “I Can’t Lift My Arms to Wash My Hair.” At the beginning of the month, I purchased a 3 for 1 program from Sarah Bowmar of Bowmar Fitness, and have been completing her legs, shoulder and back workouts. I lovelovelove her workouts!!! If you are lacking motivation or want a new twist on workouts, check out what Sarah offers. Each program comes with 8 different workouts, so the night before my workout, I’ll flip through the Shoulder pdf and choose which workout I want to do the next day.

Sarah does post free workouts on her snapchat and Facebook page from time to time, so go follow her on those. This glute workout that she posted is legit and will have you hobbling and wobbling for days! Plus, her and Josh are extremely adorable and I believe they are what the kids are saying these days, “relationship goals.”

Tuesday//

A much needed rest day. My body wasn’t having it. The thought of running or lifting even a 1 lb weight made me shiver. So I didn’t.

Wednesday//

This was a workout that made me thankful for having friends at the gym. I expressed my lack of desire to run to Ashley while warming-up, and she told me to just start running and that I’d probably feel better. I ending up covering the 25 of 30 minutes of running that I had wanted to do. Score! Then, as I was going to take the easy route and do chest/core, I bumped into Frank, who informed me that he was working his back this workout. Perfect, I will too!

I didn’t overdue this workout, but it was a really great workout, and I left the gym feeling awesome!

Not workout related, but I made Hilary’s 30 second brownie, which was phenomenal!

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Thursday//

If I wasn’t feeling the workout on Wednesday, than I really wasn’t feeling it today. I set out for an easy 30 minute run, which was tough! Even though it was hard, I kept increasing the speed, because on race day when it gets tough, I’m going to need to power through those miles. After 30 minutes, I completed 10 minutes of strides. I felt like superwoman during the strides. Amazing! I finished with about 15 minutes of core work.

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Friday//

Oh yes, this was hands down my favorite workout of the week! I signed up with a new coach who is going to get me to where I want to be with my running and fitness, and today marked day 1 with her plan. I tweaked part of her leg workout with another leg workout I’ve done previously, as I had a question about her prescribed workout. I was supposed to do my run AFTER the leg workout, but I knew I’d have a quality run if I did it before. To each their own! This one left me dying. I was supposed to do 2 rounds of the HIIT at the end, but I ran out of time. Next time! That HIIT is a KILLER!

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What was your favorite workout of the week?

What are your weekend plans?