Sunday, February 25, 2018

Weekly Wrap - When everything clicks

I love when I have good workout weeks. When everything just clicks. The workouts are challenging but fun. I'm motivated. My knee is happy. The weather cooperates. These are the fun weeks.

This week mrC and I also started carb cycling again. Using what I learned from the Faster Way To Fat Loss Program (affiliate - I get a small fee if you sign up using my link), I planned my workouts and food days for the week. It felt good to be following a plan again. I've been needing some purpose to my workouts even though I really enjoy just winging it.

Here are my workouts for the week:

Monday - Run with sprints

One mile warmup and 10 sprints at 20 seconds work 40 seconds rest. This was an awesome workout, but tough because it was later in the day and warmer.

Tuesday - HIIT workout 

At home session ---> Class Fitsugar video. This was challenging but hit all the good parts. I will be doing this video again.

Wednesday - Run and upper body strength 

I took my workout to the fitness center because I wanted to have the right weights. My options at home are limited to two sizes. Started with The Lazy Runner's Short and Sweet Workout from Lisa and then did the Dirty Dozen Arm workout (another oldie that I'm bringing back). Then I started a pilates 10 day challenge, because there's an Athleta gift card up for grabs!

Thursday - Full body strength 

Another at home workout ---> Fit and Sexy Full-body Workout Class Fitsugar video. I went with another video mainly because I couldn't decide what gym workout sounded good.

Friday - Hike

This was supposed to be a rest day but I switched it up so that I could try out my new hiking shoes. First impressions are good but we will see after my BIG hike today.

Saturday - Rest

Unplanned rest day after a late night out at the Chris Botti concert. I was tired, my body was tired, so I listened and took the day off.

Sunday - Tennis fun

It was a nice day so we went to the courts to hit the balls around again. We even played a couple of games at the end for fun.

Do plan out your workouts for the week or wing it?

I’m linking up with Holly and Wendy for the Weekly Wrap!


  1. have such a great variety of workouts! I do a little bit of planning and a whole lotta improvising with my non-running workouts. I usually plan out my (early morning) stair workouts the night before, though, so I don't have to think about anything other than moving & grooving when I get out of bed. I sometimes have to get creative shuffling my runs around if the weather is icky.

  2. I agree with you that when my workouts click and feel good then the rest of everything else tends to fall into place too. I also like to mix up my workouts like you do. Have a great week!

  3. Hooray for weeks that click! I'm always impressed with your variety. Please let us know if you like your hiking shoes. I do loosely plan my week (2 strength days, 1 cycle day, 3 running days) but I vary what I do for strength and I'll throw in yoga sometimes. In the summer, I'll add water skiing, which makes me happy. Thanks for linking!

  4. Good luck with the challenge. I hope you win the gift card!

  5. I have a weekly schedule that I follow--I have to plan around work--but there is some flexibility built it in case I need to move things aorund. I'm so envious of your hiking! That is something I'd like to do more of, but there's not much hiking here in the suburbs!

    Have a great week!

  6. You have such a nice variety of workouts! I have been winging it through pregnancy and the first few months postpartum, but now it feels great to jump into training mode again. I like the structure!


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