Fitness Friday #7

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Happy Fitness Friday everyone!  I seriously look forward to the weekends more and more.  Chris and I barely see each other throughout the week so I am starting to cherish our time on the weekends even more.  This week was another great week in workouts for me.  I took some of the frustrations and sadness I was feeling about my dad on the treadmill and earned some speed records for myself.  Without further ado … Check out my #FitnessFriday:

 

#FitnessFriday

SUNDAY

FitFluential Tank Top + 6 Mile Run

Awesome 6 mile run with Heather and Leslie Ann. We did it almost 7-minutes faster than our last 6 mile. Savannah Rock-N-Roll training is off and running!

 

MONDAY

Monday Workout

 

Monday I knocked out a Best Body Bootcamp strength workout. I skipped the cardio between super-sets because I didn’t have the extra time. After getting my lift on, I hit up an hour yoga class and felt awesome.

 

TUESDAY

Tuesday Workout

 

A speed 3.5 mile training run. I averaged about 8:50/mile which is SUPER fast for me. I couldn’t believe that I broke into the 8’s and didn’t walk once. PROGRESS.

 

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday Workout

I took my frustration over not being in Arizona to be there for my dad out on the treadmill. I did 5x400m repeats with 400m of recovery between each. I added an 800m at the end to reach the same distance of Tuesday but in a FASTER time. 8:42/mile. BOOM.

THURSDAY

REST

FRIDAY

Today I am doing a Best Body Bootcamp workout and doing a 3 mile run.

 

I am really excited about my progress at this point in training.  Knocking out speedy runs makes my 2:10 goal seem like a possibility :)

 

Don’t forget about my kindness challenge!  How will you #BeKind today?

 

How was your week in workouts?  Have a favorite one?  Share the link!

Fitness Friday

On Facebook I dubbed yesterday “Thankful Thursday” … why you ask?  Because Emmalyne’s fever was GONE and I had my happy, sweet baby back :)  I am so THANKFUL that she is feeling better.  There is not much worse as a mother than when your baby is hurting.  So I am excited for a weekend full of fun family time :)

 

Even though our weekend started yesterday, today is still Friday and it’s time for another installment of Fitness Friday!  I am content with my workouts this week and week #3 of Best Body Bootcamp went swimmingly.  Every week Tina asks us to set goals for the week.  Mine are still to drink 100+ oz of water each day and to do yoga at least once a week.  I have hit the H2O consumption every day and am planning on going to a flow class tomorrow so CHECK!  Without further ado … here is what I did:

 

#FitnessFriday

 

MONDAY

Circuit Intervals

 

Monday’s Best Body Bootcamp workout was circuit intervals.  The super sets focused on “push” exercises and were pretty awesome.  My goal was to do my 10 minutes of cardio at a faster pace per mile than I am used to.  It totaled 4.68 miles in the end.  This is what it looked like:

10 min warm-up -> super set 1 -> 10 min cardio -> super set 2 -> 10 min cardio -> super set 3 -> 10 min cardio

 

TUESDAY

 

5/5 Intervals

 

Tuesday was 50 minutes of cardio intervals with 5 minutes easy followed by 5 minutes hard repeated.  I wanted to really push myself and I did!  After running I did 15 minutes of core work.  This is what my intervals looked like:

 

5/5 Interval Workout

WEDNESDAY

Gym Workout

 

Emmie’s fever struck Wednesday morning so she stayed in her PJ’s and we skipped the gym.  Luckily we have some gym equipment in the garage so when she went down for her nap I hit the garage for Phase 2, Workout B.  It was a circuit style workout like Monday but these exercises were “pull” focused.  I did my cardio by running, high knee-ing, and butt-kicking up and down my LONG driveway.  Great workout and just a reminder that I don’t NEED the gym to sweat hard 😉

 

THURSDAY

REST.  Decided to take it easy after a late/long night with Emmalyne.  Needed to regroup!

 

FRIDAY

I will be hitting the gym this morning for Phase 2, Workout C and a 30 minute run.

 

Overall I can’t complain!  We have a busy weekend ahead of us.  Tomorrow night we are going to the Savannah Sand Gnats with Chris’ company and Sunday Heather and I have a 6-miler planned!  Woo Woo.  Have a great weekend!!  See you Sunday for the Top 10!

 

Did you have a great workout this week?  Share it in the comments!  I would love to hear about it … especially if it’s one I can pin 😉

Fitness Friday

Holy moly you guys … I feel like I have lived in a blur for the last 48 hours!  Ever since touching down in Florida and getting back to Georgia I haven’t stopped going.  Last night I had about 20 wives over to my house to welcome Chris’ new battalion commander and sergeant major wives to the unit.  It was full of fun, food, and good fellowship.  There are an awesome group of women here at Fort Stewart and I am excited to get to know them better!

 

This week was also the first week of Best Body Bootcamp.  I have only gotten through 2 of the workouts but I will be doing one today and both Saturday and Sunday to catch up.  It’s also time for another Fitness Friday!

 

#FitnessFriday

MONDAY

#BestBodyBootcamp Day 1

 

Day 1 of #bestbodybootcamp started with upper body super-sets and 20 minutes of HIIT.  The super-sets had the first exercise go to fatigue and I FELT it.

 

TUESDAY

I took the day off Tuesday because we were traveling home!  We left for the airport at 6AM and I walked into my house at 9PM so it was a LONG day.

 

WEDNESDAY

#BestBodyBootcamp Legs

 

My legs were SMOKED after this!  I ran for my 20 minutes of cardio at a 9:36/mile pace.  Then it was on to legs.  One of the first exercises we did was a wall sit.  When was the last time YOU did one?  If it’s been awhile I encourage you to do one today for #FitnessFriday … it’s seriously such an awesome workout!

 

THURSDAY

I had every intention to hit the gym in the morning but I honestly just didn’t have time given everything that I had to prepare for last night.

 

Today I will be completing a strength workout, core, and cardio to catch up a bit!  I also have an awesome group run planned for Sunday.  Overall I am happy with my first week of Best Body Bootcamp and look forward to getting back into a routine now that I am home :)

 

How was YOUR week in workouts?

Back To Boot Camp

So yesterday marked the start of something special …

 

Best Body Bootcamp

 

That’s right everyone!  I am BACK to bootcamp!  I had SO much fun last time when Tina did Best Body Bootcamp.  I was thrilled when she announced round 2 and signed up immediately.  I am even more excited that some of my best bloggie friends are doing it too :)

 

Bootcamp start yesterday with a 20 minute HIIT workout.  I did mine on the treadmill and was a hot sweaty mess at the end.  Therefore I knew I had to share it with you!

 

20 Minute Treadmill HIIT

After getting hot and sweaty on the treadmill I tackled the weights.  This week’s workouts focuses on super sets.  Super sets are one of my favorite ways to train my muscles and I had a lot of fun with yesterday’s workout!

 

My goals for bootcamp are pretty simple … I want to get stronger.  At this point in my fitness journey I want to build muscle and strength.  I am still deciding how I will measure my progress for bootcamp … I think it will be a combination of body measurements and some sort of fitness test.  I will not be reporting my weight because weight loss isn’t one of my goals.

 

I also will be adapting bootcamp to meet my needs.  I start training for some fall races during bootcamp so some of the workouts and cardio will be changed to fit in with my program.  That is what I did back in the spring and it worked out well for me :)

 

Any-who … Emmie and I are en route back to Georgia today.  We are anxious to get home to Chris and the puppies.  Chris’ mom comes into town tomorrow and we have a full agenda coming up!  No rest for the weary 😉

 

Are you going to boot camp??

Iron Sharpens Iron

Holy cow guys.  I found a workout facility that is PERFECT for me.  Last night Victoria and I had the opportunity to check out the D1 Sports Training center here in Savannah, Georgia.  And I am in love.

D1 Sports Training Savannah

D1 Sports Training Savannah: Madeline & Victoria

We met our new friend Zach who told us more about D1 Sports Training and their philosophy.  D1 aims to give their clients the same experience and benefits that top athletes get at Division I schools.  Their coaches are incredibly educated and are experts in their field.  D1 has programs for kids as young as 7 and goes all the way thru adulthood.  The passion that they have for fitness oozed through as Zach showed us around.

 

And they don’t disappoint.  The facilities had pretty much everything you could ask for in a training center.  The weight machines are custom designed for D1 and you will not find them anywhere else.  There were medicine balls galore, free weights, pylometric boxes, etc.

 

D1 Sports Training Center Savannah

Before we knew it it was time for us to start our workout.  Although D1 has a TON of classes aimed at kids, there are adult programs as well.  We did a boot camp class.  Their boot camp classes are metabolic based workouts utilizing many different training modalities.  It is suitable for men and women of all fitness levels.  I can honestly say that our class had a diverse variety of individuals and everyone successfully created the workout.  A lot of it is how hard YOU push YOURSELF.  The harder you push = the greater the results.

 

Coach Brittany started us off with a dynamic warm-up of walking lunges, some different balance/stretch things, and a couple laps.  After that we moved on to variety of running drills on the field.  We did high knees, butt kicks, cariocas, side shuffles, straight legs, back pedals, bear crawls, and finger drags.  On top of that we added 3 100m sprints.  WHEW.  And that was only half the workout.

 

After getting our butts handed to us on the field we got pushed even further.  We had resistance bands strapped to our ankles and utilized weighted medicine balls as our equipment.  The workouts are very team oriented so we circled up to do the remainder of the workout.  There was a circuit of weighted exercises with side shuffles thrown in between each.  We did medicine ball slams, squats, medicine ball push-ups, overhead press, good mornings, triceps extensions, and lumberjacks.  Twice.  OUCH.

 

D1 Sports Training Boot Camp

D1 Sports Training Boot Camp

 

I was seriously done by the end of the workout.  According to my Polar FT40 heart rate monitor I burned 589 calories in 50 minutes.  AWESOME workout.  AND we vlogged about it 😉

If you’re in the Savannah are check it out!  If you’re not, check and see if there is a location near you HERE.  You can also connect with them on Twitter and Facebook.  Thank you D1 Sports Training for having us.  It was a blast!

 

**I am also being featured today on Victoria’s blog #TrasnformationTuesday for my postpartum weight-loss!  Check it out :)

 

Have you ever tried a boot camp class?  What did you think?