Happy Sunday to all! Today started off with a BANG! A FITNESS BANG! Honestly the power and strength I felt today made me a TRUE believer in the importance of REST days. Ever since I bruised my ribs, I promised myself that I would, without a fail, always take Saturday as my rest day. And by rest I mean no running, no weights, NOTHING.. walking is allowed however, I mean I do live in Toronto;)
Anyways, going back to this morning. I set up my alarm clock at 6am. Yeap on a Sunday morning…I give you permission to call me nuts, crazy, insane…but you know what, the feeling you get after a GREAT workout makes it SO worth it…plus you got your whole day after it!
So my morning started with two workouts…cardio and weight training, both around 40 mins long. Both AWESOME.
All I needed was a mat, weights, a stability ball and my UGI ball. I did everything from burpees to quick side to side suicides, to squat jumps to jumping lunges, to push ups, to shoulder press, to core…well you get the idea;) it was a full body workout and it kicked my booty. I literally finished the workout as Andrew woke up:) Perfection.
We then both had breakfast, I had my go-to protein pancakes (ate them so fast I didn’t take a picture) oops
After breakfast I felt like I still had lots of energy so I asked Andrew if he’d want to do a workout with me at the track field close to our place. He said he’d be up for it! SUCCESS! So I then created a HIIT workout that I knew would kill me. I mean, I had a great rest day so it was time to kick it up a notch! Start the training week the RIGHT way…Then came the TRACK HIIT WORKOUT
Repeat 2 more times
Ouch! Not gonna lie, this workout was TOUGH and it certainly got my heart pumping! Andrew did one round with me and then cheered me on. He’s not use to a lot of cardio but hey he tried and pushed! I’m so proud of him! And of course, proud of me for doing this workout after this morning’s sweat fest! HIGH FIVE! Hey Meg;)
What I’ve been adding to my rest days is a higher calorie/carb day. As I don’t eat much bread/pasta/fruits (personal preference) I make sure to incorporate some more on Saturday to give me energy/recover and keep my metabolism going. And what do you know, waking up this morning wasn’t hard!
The way I feel right now is incredible. I’m proud/excited/motivated to keep going and keep pushing myself to get stronger and stronger! I got this.
How are you starting your training week?