My active "rest" week really wasn't all that restful...but it WAS fun!
Friday, April 27, 2012
This week has been an active rest week for me. I've been plowing through the hybrid program of TurboFire/ChaLEAN Extreme for the last couple of months and I just have 7 weeks left! I'm not a person who enjoys dance for my workouts but Chalene's mix of kickboxing/plyo/HIIT/dance is perfect for me. It keeps me going and reminds me that workouts can also be FUN! I mean, I LOVE Jillian and her workouts kick my ass but I have more fun with Chalene workouts. She also inspires me to want to look super cute during a workout (but to leave it a mess)! Ha!
So although the program provided me with workouts from the series to do for the week, I thought it would be a good idea to take a break from it entirely and just do what other workouts I felt. I did do a TurboFire cardio workout on Monday but other than that I've gone back to Jillian (to get a sneak peak of what I have coming to me when I do Body Revolution at the end of June), a killer ab workout from Jackie Warner and today I did a Bob Harper workout that I forgot how much it kills me! So much for a "rest" week! LOL I literally shed a fear tears when it was done! I know I'll be feeling it this weekend and Monday's TurboFire workout is going to be quite interesting indeed!
Thanks to TurboFire I'm really into pushing myself to see what I can do as far as my fitness goes. I keep looking for workouts that aren't just effective for weight loss but which ones will help me to increase my fitness and strength. Yes, that probably means Insanity is coming to me in the near future! I already have P90X and P90X 2 in my repertoire to try, in fact, just about all the BeachBody videos are on my fitness to-do list. I have loved watching my body start to lean out due to TurboFire (thank you kicks and cross punches!) and I don't just want to work out, I want RESULTS. I want to see what I'm capable of, where my limits stretch to and how hard I can go.
Geez. Five years ago I asked myself "what if?" and since then I've never stopped asking it!