This weather we've had here in Illinois for the last week or so has been UNBELIEVABLE! Can it really be the end of July! Blue skies, perfect temps-- makes it hard to focus on work when I just want to go outside!
Speaking of hard to focus, I have Florida vacation coming up at the end of next week, so for the next two weeks, I am focusing my diet/nutrition on clean eating and maximizing my workouts. I don't want to lose weight, just want to feel sleek and toned when I get in a bathing suit! I'm going to also REALLY work on drinking more water everyday! There's no better way to beat the bloat!
Since I'm behind, I'm just going to give you a recap of my past week or so!
Last Monday was Turbo, and we did this 45-minute class as a true HIIT workout, with 6 Turbos, and a 1-minute-ish easier cardio section in between each one. It makes the class go by SO fast! We had a pretty big group, and everyone worked so hard! They were great sports about my insistence on high-fives all around after each Turbo, too. ;) So. Much. Fun.
Tuesday I got up early and did T25 Speed 1.0 workout. I don't think I've told you about this workout yet, have I? It's FANTASTIC! 25 minutes of moderate to high intensity, and it gets the job done! I was a sweaty mess afterwards!
I wore my Gap side-tie shorts, and my Nimbus Stripe Track and Train shirt!
I wore my Raspberry Glo Lite Clam Digger crops, and my Seaside Dot Deep Breath tank. Love how these crops look like they're glowing in this pic! :)
Wednesday I taught PiYo at the Y. Same Lesson, but with a mic, so that was way better. :) A good friend who just got post-baby clearance to workout again made her triumphant return to PiYo so that was exciting and super fun! Great workout!
I wore my Frond Gather and Crow crops, and my Pinkelicious Run: A Mile a Minute tank! So bright! :)Thursday I rested.
Friday I got up early with the intention of just doing T25 Ab Intervals. (KILLER core workout-- loved it!) After I finished, though, my energy was still high, and I felt I could use some more cardio, so I did Total Body Circuit, which is, in my opinion, the hardest of this month's workouts. I was POOPED by the end. Slurped down some Results and Recovery Formula, and took forEVER to quit sweating so I could get ready for work!
I wore my Pinkelicious Run: A Mile A Minute tank again, and my Frangipani Parfait Pink Run: Speed Shorts! Love this combo. :)
Saturday I got up early and ran before PiYo. Only two miles, but my legs were still tired from Friday's workout, so two was plenty! It was a GORGEOUS morning, and the temperature was perfection!
Saturday's PiYo class at the Y was absolutely amazing. We had a FULL house-- 28 people, which is a tight squeeze, but everyone was friendly and willing to make room. I so appreciate these PiYogis and their high energy and smiling, hard-working faces! Such a great workout, and such a fun class!
I didn't get a pic of my workout outfit, but here's what I wore for my running about, and to post my daily yoga pose. Shorts are from Express, top is from Abercrombie and Fitch. One of my favorite summer outfits!
Sunday I had intended to do T25 Cardio or maybe some lifting, but I was traveling, and it just didn't work out. So I rested again instead.
Here's my workout schedule for the upcoming week:
Monday: Turbo HIIT workout (45 minutes).
Tuesday: Early morning T25 workout OR run + PiYo.
Wednesday: Early morning T25 workout OR run (depends on Tuesday) + PiYo.
Thursday: Upper body lift + TurboKick (60 minutes)
Saturday: Early morning run + PiYo.
Sunday: T25? Lift? Run? TBD!
I'm pretty excited about this week's workouts! I wasn't planning to run hardly at all once I started T25, but these amazing temperatures in the morning are too good to pass up!
Here's my meal plan for the upcoming week as well:
- Garlic seasoned ground organic turkey
- Organic feta
- Chopped green onions
- Sliced strawberries
- Fake bacon bits
- Homemade Ranch
Chicken breast with herbs, rice pilaf, and spahgetti squash
Pasta with marinara, garlic bread
Breakfast-for-dinner (scrambled eggs, baked hash browns, toast or waffles)
Tacos with Quorn meatless grounds
The good news is I have all my food prep for lunches done, so grabbing my salads will be easy peasy in the mornings! :)
I'd love to hear your plan for the upcoming week as well! What are you workouts? What are you eating?
Have a great week!