Weekly Workouts + A New Deck of Cards Routine

Good morning!  Hope everyone had a fabulous long weekend.  I had a great birthday weekend, but I’m saving my recapping for later in the week after I’ve had a chance to celebrate with my family too.  Thank you to everyone who sent along all the wonderful birthday wishes, cards/gifts, and helped celebrate with me – I appreciate all of you!

This is a short week for me since I had yesterday off and I’m working from home on Friday, but as you guys know, I still like to map out my workouts for the week.  Gotta stay on track!

Weekly Workouts

Last Week’s Workouts

Sunday
2 mile outdoor run + core strength

Monday
At home workout!  20 minutes of kickboxing + push strength splits + push/pull ab circuit

Tuesday
Morning at home workout since I skipped teaching to go to the Red Sox game.  I did a 2 mile outdoor run + pull strength splits + the same push/pull ab circuit from Monday.

Push/Pull Splits

Wednesday
The last free CrossFit class at City Sports in Legacy Place.  The workout was actually a deck of cards workout!

Deck of Cards

At first I thought this wouldn’t be hard but boy was I wrong.  This workout was way harder than it looked!  They also had a rowing machine last week and would call each class participant one at a time to do a 250 meter row in the middle of the deck of cards.  I wish this CrossFit box was closer so I could sign up – it’s just not that feasible for me!

Thursday
Taught a countdown workout in my 6am class.  We started with 10 reps of each move in each superset, then did 9, 8, and so forth… only to end with 10 instead of 1.  Evil, I know.  In between each superset, the class did 45 seconds of burpees and held a 60 second plank.

Friday
Active rest – 3 mile walk around Fresh Pond Reservoir with Tim.

Fresh Pond Reservoir

Saturday
Rest

This Week’s Workouts

  • Sunday – Circuit workout 3x through with 10 minutes of cardio between each round
  • Monday – Outdoor run + core strength circuit
  • Tuesday – Two A Day: Kickboxing, then teaching total body Tabata strength in my class
  • Wednesday – Active rest
  • Thursday – Teaching another total body Tabata strength workout (different than Tuesday)
  • Friday – Morning or lunch workout TBD before heading to Rhode Island for Ashley’s wedding weekend!
  • Saturday – Off, unless there’s a change of heart about pre-wedding beach bootcamp! 😉

What’s something fun you did this weekend? What’s on the workout agenda for the short week?

Weekly Workouts

Morning, friends.  Let’s get this week started on the right foot.  Let’s talk Weekly Workouts!

Weekly Workouts

Last Week’s Workouts

…on the road version!

Courtyard Marriott Gym

Sunday
Day before my trip, at the Y:  20 minutes of cycle sprints on the Spin bike, followed by 6 rounds of upper body Tabata work.

Sunday Workout

Monday
After we arrived at the hotel and did some work from our rooms:  40 minutes of longer cardio intervals on the elliptical, followed by some core work.  Focused on standing obliques and planks!

Tuesday
Morning workout before heading to the office:  20 minutes of sprints on the treadmill, followed by 4 rounds of lower body Tabata work.

Wednesday
Workout after the office & before dinner:  1 mile warmup on the treadmill, followed by a deck of cards workout that got me some weird looks from fellow hotel gym goers!

Deck of Cards Workout

Thursday
Workout after the office & before dinner:  10 minute warmup on the elliptical, followed by a countdown circuit and 1 round of an abs focused Tabata.

Hotel Countdown Workout

Friday
Off / rest day!

Saturday
2 mile run outside with Tim, followed by some ab work and some practice rounds of April Arms as I was designing this week’s challenges.  I originally wanted to go to Monique’s Kickboxing class, but it was too nice out and I just couldn’t get myself there in time.  I promise I’ll be there soon, Monique!

This Week’s Workouts

This week kicks off both Round 5 of Best Body Bootcamp, and Week 1 of my April Arms Challenge, so I have lots of fun workout plans in store for me!  If you are a regular class attendee of mine AND also doing BBB, pay attention because I will not be teaching the workouts from the BBB plan in the order they are listed in Tina’s spreadsheet.

  • Sunday: Rest
  • Monday:  3-2-1 cardio intervals + pyramid pushups
  • Tuesday:  Returning to Two A Day for an hour of Kickboxing with Liz, then teaching my class with Workout C (unilateral training).  I’ll likely do the Tuesday Triceps from the Arms Challenge in my class.
  • Wednesday:  Off OR steady state + Biceps Blast
  • Thursday:  Teaching my class with BBB Workout A + Tabata Thursday
  • Friday:  25 minutes cardio + Friday Five
  • Saturday: BBB Strength Workout B + cardio of some sort??

I have it planned out, but of course — subject to change depending how my body is feeling and how the week is going.

You tell me:  How were your workouts last week?  What’s on the agenda for this week?  Anyone playing any good April Fool’s jokes today?

April Arms folks — hope you guys are rocking those pyramid pushups to start Day 1 off right!