Monday, 11 November 2013

Days 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 - Still on track!

All is still going to plan and I have managed to keep up with the routine, I have just struggled to find time to update my blog over the past few days!

I am also getting back into my healthy eating habits and really enjoying cooking with lots of fresh, organic and healthy vegetables :-)

Tomorrow I am scheduled to do the Pure Cardio workout, the toughest of them all and I am looking forward to it!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Day 21 - Early morning "Pure Cardio"!

I got up early again this morning and completed today's workout: Pure Cardio. This is probably the toughest workout for me with the Plyometric one coming in at a close second. However this morning I felt great and really did push myself to my limits. I am starting to really get used to the movements which I think is helping me with my form. I still have to stop and rest and the 'drills' are still very challenging; my arm strength, although better than when I started, its still my weakest area so I do find myself having to adapt the push-up type drill exercises...but I am getting better. 

The biggest area of focus for me now is my food intake and nutrition. I have started to use again to track what I am eating and drinking and I have started to cook myself some 'clean and lean' meals using mostly vegetables (from my Riverford Organic Food veg box that I get delivered each week). I am getting back into the nutritional routine that I was doing earlier in the year, when I lost quite a bit of weight. I hope to combine the benefits I got earlier in the year from healthy eating with my workout challenge so that when I have finished this challenge in December I will be in the best shape of my life! 

I have also sorted out my workout schedule so that I can catch up on the now two additional rest days that I have taken this week. So I am still scheduled to finish this superb challenge on the 18th December (41 days to go)!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Day 20 - Back into the workout saddle...

So this morning I got back into my early morning routine and did the Plyometric Cardio Circuits workout. It was tough (but it always is) but it felt good to be back working out. I just hope that I haven't lost too much fitness having had three rest days! Its my intention to catch up on the three lost days over the coming few weeks (e.g. I am not taking my scheduled rest day tomorrow) and then hopefully I can still finish the challenge on the 18th December. If I can't catch up fully then I will just add the remaining days to the end - either way I will finish the challenge just before Christmas!

42 days to go... (+ or - a couple of days!)

Monday, 4 November 2013

Day 17, 18 and 19 - Rest days

Due to being away for a few days this week (and hence having three enforced rest days) I feel ready to get back into my morning workout routine. Plyometric Cardio Circuits tomorrow :-)

Friday, 1 November 2013

Day 16 - Early morning Plyometric Cardio Circuits!

As we are going away for a few days, I got up early this morning and did my workout. Tough Plyometric Cardio Circuits! Even though I got up early I felt really ready for my workout this morning. Just great! Going to miss not doing anything tomorrow morning but looking forward to a few days away. I am hoping we can get some swimming in too whilst we are away. Then it will be catch up time when we get back! Still really enjoying this challenge :-)

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