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…)
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:
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 (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?
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.
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
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.
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.