I don’t want to wait until the New Year to consistently start my workouts again like some people do, so I am starting a #WorkoutStreak challenge. I started yesterday on Thanksgiving and it will go till (at least) New Years. I always have had issues with being stuck doing one kind of workout. For instance, when I was marathon training, I was only doing cardio or running-related workouts. Before that, I did a lot of strength training at the Sweatshop. I never have had a good balance between cardio and strength training. For this challenge I will mixing between yoga, running, and strength training. The requirement for every week is that I do at least two yoga workouts, two running workouts, and two strength training workouts. On the last day it can be a wild card day – any workout.
Yesterday I started with yoga. Because of the amount food I inhaled during Thanksgiving, I decided to do Caley Alyssa’s cardio yoga again on Beachbody On Demand. This time I opted to do the more difficult track and used the yoga blocks less. As you can see, there was a good amount of sweat steadily streaming me into my eyes.
Everything is better if you have a group to join you! Who wants to join me? Leave a comment below to let me know if you want in also!
The #WorkoutStreak Rules:
Challenge goes from Thanksgiving (11/23/17) to New Years (1/1/18)
Workout every day in any way you like: gym, running, walking, yoga, etc
Use the hashtag #WorkoutStreak with a picture/stats from your workout
I was planning on running with BWRC today for their Monday 4mi and hill workout, but Justine is still getting over her fever. And today I think she just plain out had enough of any medicine. Each time we had to give her the scheduled Motrin or Tylenol she was scream bloody murder and turn on the water works. She hasn’t acted like that since the summer where she’d throw a fit of something isn’t going her way. I knew this time it was related to her illness so I made sure to give her extra rubs on the back and tight hugs today. Since Jaz cancelled her trip to San Francisco because of our sick one, I thought it would be a dick move up leave her with the screaming child while I go run.
In its replacement I did a Beachbody On Demand yoga video – “Cardio with Caley Alyssa“. I have made some progress with my yoga over the past couple months dating back before the marathon. I’ve done Insanity in the past so I liked the Beachbody workouts and now with this On Demand app, you can pick from a ton of different workouts from yoga and Pilates to Insanity and P90X. Each week they send an email to you about which workouts you did for the week as well as how much time you worked out with them. And when you slack off and don’t do any workouts, they email some motivation. It’s actually pretty nice.
Progress email from Beachbody
I have definitely noticed that my upper body is stronger and my hips and legs seem to have more mobility as well. The core still (and probably always) will need more work. I am sure it has gotten stronger but I’m still having to stop every now and then to rest in “Child’s pose”. Eventually I will take another yoga class so the instructor can show me proper form, but until then I will stick my videos on Beachbody and maybe even hit up some Hip Hop Abs with Shaun T!