Hey friends….another Monday which means another Weekly Wrap Up! I have been thoroughly enjoying my vacation and being able to sleep in (6:00-6:30 a.m. is sleeping in to me and its GLORIOUS!!) I have also been loving doing my workouts in the comfort of my own home! It’s the little things you see!! So here is what last week looked like for me!
Monday: I wanted to run, but my knee was a little tender and given that I had raced the day before, I wasn’t going to push it. I did 30 mins on the sweat master (the stair climber) I got in 3,000 steps and was dripping sweat. I swear that machine slays me, a 10 mile run is easier than that is for me…I keep telling myself the more I do it, the easier it will get. I think that is wishful thinking though!
Tuesday: I had plans to run but I woke up to an unexpected ice on the road. I actually slid off my driveway into my neighbors yard, fun times!! It took me over 2 hours to get into work so I missed my morning workout and the commute home was no better so it ended up being a rest day. If it wasn’t my official last day of the year, I would have just worked from home but I had a ton to wrap up in the office so I braved it.
Wednesday: I ended up going into the office because we had a tour that was previously planned of our fulfillment center that I really wanted to go to, which was a good excuse to take my favorite Wednesday morning spin class and it was awesome.
Thursday: I decided that I was going to start the 30 day Beachbody Asylum program, so that is what I did. I did the Speed & Agility video in the morning and then taught my Group Power in the evening.
Friday: I did the Asylum strength video. You want to know what I hate? When you think you are really good at something then you do a workout that laughs in your face–yeah, that is pretty much this video in a nutshell. I already have a love/hate relationship with this program and I’m only on day 2, it just hurts so bad when you are in it, but then you feel badass when you are done….thank goodness its only 30 days long!
Saturday: It ended up being a busy Saturday between Ashton’s soccer in the morning, running errands and then I had a hair cut during his nap so I didn’t get my workout done until after Ashton went to bed. Thankfully Robyn made plans with some of his friends so he went out and I popped in the Asylum back to core video and got my sweat on and then took a shower and passed out!
Sunday: I did the Asylum vertical plyo video during Ashton’s nap and I was spent. I rallied afterwards to go on a family hike for a few miles but when I got home and looked at the schedule for the next few days, I was THRILLED when I saw that Monday was a rest day! Thank goodness, my body needs it!
This week ended up being pretty good and I added in an additional day of workouts (I usually only do 5 days). My body is trying to adapt to the Asylum program but it’s HARD. I understand now when they say this is the next step up from the Insanity program. I love Beachbody programs and really loved Insanity, but this brings it to a different level. I think I am going to love it–I mean, I kinda already do after I am done with the workouts I am giving myself this vacation as a little break from my normal workouts with the hopes that this shake up with be good for me. Every once in a while, I need a complete shake up of my routine to keep me engaged and I hope that Asylum is just that! Wish me luck!
Happy Monday my friends–make it a great day!
Question of the day
Anyone done Asylum before? Other Beachbody programs? How was your week of workouts?