I survived another week of my home workout challenge! *thunderous applause*
Now for the full disclosure part… I took three days off. One day I had horrible shoulder pain and spent the day wrapped in a heat wrap. One day I had horrible knee pain and spent the day with an ice pack. And one day I was at a state park and spent the day swimming in a lake.
But here’s the thing, I listened to my body and cooled my jets. And ya know what? My workouts were ready for me to pick back up after each of those days off. For anyone thinking they need to work through the pain, this won’t always work in your favor! No pain, no gain? Well, when the pain is bad, you can leave the gains for a couple of days! Listening to your body is so important (especially every time you hit a new zero in your age)! Sure, there are meds that can stop aches and pains (check out this list from Shape.com) and plenty of advice out there, but the best medicine is sometimes a good rest! So, even though they weren’t done in consecutive days, I’m gonna call this week’s worth of workouts a win!
Wanna know what they were?
Pulses of death? Challenge accepted.
Honestly, this is low-key a workout for your eyeballs. And if you work at a computer all day, I can’t recommend it enough.
Sweet little gentle workout. She prefaces at the beginning that she’ll be giving minimal verbal cues so that the music can be enjoyed…but I would have preferred the verbal cues.
You’ll learn over the course of this challenge that I’m not a fan of jumping.
I am, in fact, a person who gets bored easily! No repeat exercises in this one.
Hurts so good. Not doing this enough is probably what caused that previously mentioned knee flare up. *face-palm* It’s feeling right as rain now!
A simple dumbbell workout gets the job done every time.
That’s it for Week 2! I’ll post again when I’ve made it through Week 3. ‘Til then! xoxo