Monday, March 11, 2013

More XTrain Workouts

Rocking the XTrain
Monday hit me hard today. Not only was it just flat out Monday, we lost an hour as well. Talk about a double whammy. At least it was sunny again today though. That's always a plus, especially after Sunday was a wash out - as in, you needed a boat to get anywhere.

No running still, so that meant indoor workouts. Which really translates to an XTrain Weekend courtesy of Cathe Friedrich.

Saturday I went with Cardio Legs. I really enjoyed the workout (as much as you can enjoy being tortured mind you). She includes a plyo style exercise then follows that up with a weighted leg exercise. Definitely keeps your heart rate high.

It's definitely not a heavy leg workout, but since I can't do that right now, this works really well. It's one of those workouts that's kind of deceiving too. You know it's tough, but you are going non-stop and don't have time to really think about the aftermath. The aftermath is having to hang onto the railing when going downstairs.

Sunday I decided to go with Cathe's Biceps/Triceps/Abs from the new XTrain Series. I also tried out the first half of the All Out Low Impact HIIT DVD since I hadn't been able to try that one yet. The first half doesn't require the step and is about 18 minutes long. My foot is bothering me too much to attempt any jumping on the step, and my legs were too sore from Saturday's workout as well. In other words, don't do this workout the day after you do the Cardio Legs ;-)

Time with Friends
Saturday's weather ended up being absolutely perfect. I won't lie, I was kind of getting down about not being able to get out and run. But, I reminded myself that running in 75 degrees after recent 30 degree temps would have meant I would have been complaining about melting!

Luckily, I still got to enjoy the great weather. Our friends had people over for crawfish (clearly not my reason for going). We got to spend the rest of the afternoon sitting out on their deck. I'd say that's a pretty good way to spend a day.

Then as pretty as Saturday was, Sunday was the opposite. It was crazy windy and pouring rain. Luckily the temps hovered around 55, so it could have been much worse. But it certainly wasn't motivating.

I did manage to get a lot done around the house, including studying. I enjoyed a long, leisurely lunch with my bestie too - and we scored a table by the fireplace where we had gone to eat. Jason was nice enough to do the grocery shopping for me while I had lunch.

Then I spent the rest of the day in the kitchen prepping food for the week. I'm definitely getting into a better habit of this, and it makes such a difference during the week. I feel like I've given myself time back each evening since most of the cooking is done.

So basically, it was a weekend of some sweaty workouts, time with friends, and a bit of productivity. All about trying to find that balance right?

How was your weekend? Sunshine or rain?