Monday: yoga (20 mins) + strength-ish workout (10 mins)
I didn't get to sleep until after midnight, so there was no gym going in the morning.
I decided to do something different when I got home and attempt this yoga for weight loss video - not because I want to lose weight (though I do), it just looked interesting. I only managed about half the video, it was a bit hard and I wasn't 100% feeling it. I was sweating a bit and almost face planted on my mat, it was super slippery. Not sure why, I never had that issue with my old mat. Sad face. Finished up with this video which deconstructed some harder poses and was very helpful.
Then I did 50 squats, 3 x 20 second planks and 15 push ups. Not sure whether to count these as strength workouts though, but why not. they are for a 30 day challenge thingy (pinned here). I am trying to do strength training more frequently even if it's just those 3 things. Can't hurt, right?
Tuesday: yoga (30 mins) + strength-ish workout (10 mins)
I didn't get up again but I'm not mad about it. I woke up to a slightly lower number on the scales and even though that shouldn't be my motivation, and it's really not I promise, it doesn't hurt.
Unfortunately, I had a shit day at work with shitty people and all around shit storms. I was looking forward to going home and relaxing, yoga-ing the stress away. Unfortunately my mood was crappy and though this instagram challenge has been fun it's certainly made me realise how unaware I was of how many poses I've been doing incorrectly. Adding to the crapometer scale for the day.
Oh well, the only way to get better is to practice! I did the hips & hamstrings video and then the yoga for hangovers video (really dig it). Then I did 55 squats, 3 x 20 second planks and 16 push ups.
Wednesday: yoga (20 mins) + strength-ish workout (10 mins)
My lower back is in a world of pain, thankfully Alyssa just happened to be talking about it on her blog today and sent me further info. When I got home, I did everything she told me to plus did 60 squats, 17 push ups and 3 x 30 second planks. My lower back was still sore after doing the lower back yoga again so I just moped around the house, stuffed my face and went to sleep.
Thursday: yoga (10 mins)
This morning I woke up and checked my phone like I always do. It wasn't until I saw an email from Alyssa that I remembered my lower back was supposed to be in pain.. the pain was completely gone. I jumped out of bed, twisted and turned, bent down, picked heavy things up trying to aggravate my lower back to see if the pain was still there (I'm so bright) and I could feel a slight twinge, but it's like 98% gone. This is why I love yoga (and Alyssa!). You'd think I'd just won a millon dollars I was so happy.
When I got home, I did the lower back yoga again to make sure this pain gets gone. My squat challenge was supposed to be a rest day so I decided to take the whole day off.
Friday: yoga (10 mins) + strength-ish workout (10 mins)
Today I did 18 push ups, 3 x 30 seconds planks and 70 squats. Then I did this easy abs for lazy people video, but didn't feel like doing much else, so.. I didn't.
Saturday: Ran 3 miles (9:48p/m) + strength-ish workout (10 mins)
Yeah, first run this week. Good job Kristen. I only felt like 3, so thats what I did. Then I did 19 push ups, 3 x 40 seconds planks and 75 squats. Zero yoga today.
Sunday: Yoga (75 mins)
I finally went to my Sunday yoga class. It wasn't an easy class but I did enjoy it.. some parts not so much but nothing too bad. Unfortunately my brand new mat and I are not friends, no matter what I do, I slip and slide on that thing like it's a slip n slide. So disappointing. I also accidentally took the whole day off from my little challenges.
Yoga 6 / 165 minutes
Running 1 / 3 miles
Strength 5 but like little baby ones
- Sweet running game this week Kristen.
- The yoga teacher was nice but she was a bit snarky. I'm hoping she just had an off day because she seemed to be well liked. It was also super busy and some girl hit my face with her feet 3 times. Plus she started snoring during the last pose, as you do...