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ZWOW!

Zuzana is back! I used to do her workouts when she was on Bodyrock but they got a new girl (who is not as good in my opinion).

She has been back for a few weeks but I only just got around to doing one of her workouts tonight. This workout was:

  • Split squat jumps (in lunge position, jump up and down X times on one leg; then switch to other side)
  • Single leg lunges with back foot on a chair (X times on one leg; then switch to the other side)
  • Superman pushups (do a pushup, but come down to the floor and do a superman, then another pushup, floor, superman, etc…)
  • Skaters!

It was a ponzi pyramid scheme where you go through the rounds and do 5 reps, then 10, then 15, then 10, and finally 5 again. I just did it along with Zuzana and if I finished ahead of her I did jumping jacks. This workout took me about 18.5 minutes.

Here is me afterwards, sweaty face and all:

maggie zwow ZWOW!

I definitely would like to build up some more tone, but I have stayed in shape from all the yoga. I can do pushups better than ever before.

Yeah, I know, I was supposed to do a 3-miler today. But I have an update on that front – I am officially going to walk the half marathon - my knee started bothering me this weekend. Sigh. Silly knee. I don’t want to push it. I’m so excited to walk it though! I know I will find a cool group of people to chat with as we speedwalk to the finish line, and I know I will enjoy the training more.

And here is how I fueled up afterwards:

roasted squash 500x500 ZWOW!

Roasted (no oil) kabocha and butternut squash. I stuck them in the oven at 475F right before I started the workout and they were ready 25 minutes later. I snapped the pic using this awesome app I just found called The Eatery. You take a picture of your food and other people judge whether it’s healthy or not. I am addicted.

So far for the week my other workouts have been…

  • Monday – off (as planned)
  • Tuesday – 3.75 miles running/incline walking (on treadmill)
  • Wednesday – 1.5 miles walking (on my lunch hour) + some additional walking after work (1 mile or so) = 2.5 miles total
  • Thursday (today) – 1ish mile walk at lunch, and the ZWOW I just finished.

What are your workouts of the week? Have you done a ZWOW yet?

Work It Out Wednesday! Yoga + BodyRock + Walk

Work It Out Wednesday

Last week I shared my workouts with you and now I’m doing it again. This week looks a wee bit different than last week though! The first couple days I BodyRocked but the next were more yoga and walking-centric. I am in a yoga groove again. Thank goodness.

Wednesday, 7/6

  • Walk home from dinner (@ Candle79) – 1 mile
  • BodyRock - 11:20 time challenge, and then my reps for the interval training were: High Knees - 74, 58, 67, 70; Pendulums: 40, 38, 41, 42

Thursday, 7/6

  • BodyRock Cardio Legs & Core (~15 minutes if I remember correctly)
  • Jumping jacks (just regular): 30, 32, 34, 34, 34, 34, 35, 35, 35 = 303 total
  • Dead lift (right): 10, 9, 8, 9, 9, 12, 10, 9, 9 = 85 total
  • Dead lift (left): 10, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9 = 85 total
  • Jump lunge: 24, 23, 24, 23, 21, 21, 19, 18, 16 = 189 total

Notes: Used a backpack with weights and books in it as the sandbag. Maybe 10-15 pounds.

Friday, 7/8

  1. Prisoner Squat and Front Kick – 22
  2. One Leg Elevated Push Up – Switching legs – 16
  3. Bicycle – 36
  4. One Leg Dead Lift (right) – 16
  5. One Leg Dead Lift (left) – 16
  6. Tricep dip (assisted) – 16
  7. Side Lunge Jump (right) – 22
  8. Side Lunge Jump (left) – 22
  9. Pull Up (assisted) – 7
  10. Get Up – 11
  11. Side Crunch (left) – 21
  12. Side Crunch (right) – 20
  13. Dive Bombers (on knees) – 10
  14. Jump Lunges – 26
  15. Knee Tucks – 58
  16. Pike Press – 14
  17. Knee Raises – 17
  18. Reverse Push Up – 12
  19. Side Knee Raises on Dip Station – 24
  20. Santana Push Up – 10

Saturday, 7/9

  • Yoga for Weight Loss #2 (45 minutes) from YogaDownload
  • Decent amount of walking (at least 2-3 miles)

Sunday, 7/10

  •  2 mile walk + sailing (I didn’t do much at sailing! Bobby steered most of the time. I lazed around reading.)

Monday, 7/11

  • Yoga for Weight Loss #2 (first 30 minutes of the 60 minute routine) from YogaDownload
  • 30 block walk

Tuesday, 7/12

  • Yoga for Weight Loss #2 (second 30 minutes of the 60 minute routine) from YogaDownload
  • 2.2 mile walk (to and from dinner @ Good Health)

Today (Wednesday, 7/13)

  • Detox Yoga #2 (30 minutes) from YogaDownload
  • Tonight – hopefully a walk!

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I cannot seem to make up my mind about which workouts I want to do. The last week has been really hot here in NYC so maybe that is why I’m going with more relaxing exercise like yoga flows over the hardcore BodyRock stuff. I will admit though, the Weight Loss Yoga is a pretty killer workout. Lots of flow + lots of stretch = lots of my favorite kind of yoga.

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What have you done this week?

A Week of Moving – Rocking and Walking

I thought I would share my workouts from the last week with you all today. They have been awesome!

Tuesday, 6/28

  • 360 Rep Badass Workout
  •  I did this in 28:05. I did not use a sandbag (2 x 3-pound weights = 6 pounds total). I alternated the plank jump and stretch and the flying jump lunges – 20 each, 10 each, 10 each, 10 each. Killer! I think I might have accidentally even omitted that last “10 each” of the stretch/jump routine. I also did some of the plank jump and stretches as pushups on my knees.

Wednesday, 6/29

  • Wow Booty Workout
  • 4 minutes of high knees
  • Time challenge: 8:20 (sandbag full body exercise)
  • 4 minutes of high knees

Thursday, 6/30

  • The Sexy Beast Workout
  • Dynamic squats: 14, 14, 12, 12, 12, 11
  • Reverse pushup: 11, 11, 8, 7, 6, 8
  • Dive bombers: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 (on my knees)
  • Prisoner getup: 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

Plus a walk to Trader Joe’s after work. ~1 mile.

Friday, 7/1

  • Booty Shaping Workout
  • Pushups: 9,10,10,9,8,7
  • Squat-kick: 11,12,12,11,11,11
  • Knee-tuck: 12,12,14,15,15,15

Walk home from dinner – 2 miles.

Saturday, 7/2

Plus some walking (2 miles or so?).

Sunday, 7/3

  • (Active) rest day! So just walking. Maybe 2 miles (guess).

Monday, 7/4

Notes:

  • Most pushups on knees
  • A few squats (2nd round) with 35-pound weight (holy cow)
  • All pullups assisted
  • 2nd round of 2-minute plank took a few down-dog stretches

Plus a long walk (~2 miles).

Today (Tuesday, 7/5)

  • Transform Your Booty Workout
  • High knees: 75, 72, 74, 74, 72, 72, 72, 72, 74 = 657 total
  • Squats (6 pounds): 12, 15, 14, 15, 14, 13, 13, 13, 14 = 123 total
  • Warmup: crossing arm swings, attitude leg swings (each leg), grok squat (30 seconds)
  • Cooldown: grok squat, pacing

Later – will probably do some walking. (Surprise, surprise.)

How have you been moving this last week?

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