Bootcamp Week 2 Update . . .

Good morning! My blog, the internet, and my photos are finally cooperating. Here is a picture of the Oakley Commit SQ Sunglasses I won!

Oakley Sunglasses

I plan on wearing these today while hubby runs a 4 mile trail race.

Time to update you on my Best Body Bootcamp Round 4 progress. My overall goal was to not get sick while working out this week. I reduced the length and intensity of my workouts. It was crazy to think I could just pick up where I left off before my surgery. Here are my workouts:

* Monday – 20 minute elliptical, 1 round full body strength training, plank
* Tuesday – 30 minute elliptical, plank
* Wednesday – Rest Day
* Thursday – 30 minute arm workout, plank
* Friday – Rest Day
* Saturday – 20 minute HIIT elliptical, plank
* Sunday – will be walking my 1.25 miles (either outdoors or on a treadmill) and a plank

My longest plank has been 60 seconds so far. Remember that one of my 13 for 2013 goals is to hold a 2:30 plank. Planks truly do get easier the more you practice them. If you are curious about planks or want more variation, click on the picture below. It will take you to Tina’s blog for 22 plank variations.

My personal goals were (1) drink 56 ounces water and (2) do a plank. I have been successful with both of these. My personal goals for this next week are (1) do a plank and (2) eat and LOG a healthy breakfast.

I am also going to start getting up even earlier so that soon I can start exercising in the morning. I am going to be careful about exercising in the morning because I often feel nauseous then. So I will start slow and easy and gradually increase. I would love to have a good workout in before I ever leave for work.

What are your goals for the upcoming week? Do you exercise in the morning or evening? Tips for exercising in the morning?

Enjoy your day!


6 Responses to “Bootcamp Week 2 Update . . .”

  1. Great job last week getting back into things. And those Oakleys look great! I too am trying to wake up earlier. I used to be a morning exerciser but fell out of the habit. For me, it’s more of a matter of getting to bed earlier which I’m trying to work on!

  2. I wish I was a person who could work out in the morning and be energized all day. It makes me miserable. I have to work out at night… I’ve been working to try and do a plank a day, so and check my progress in a month or two. My core is weak, but figure I have to start somewhere. nice job meeting your two goals 🙂

  3. Awesome job on your goals for the week! I definitely need to set a ‘drink water’ goal…I do not drink enough and I need some motivation!

    Working out in the morning can be tough but I try to make it easier on myself by having everything laid out the night before so the task of getting dressed and ready doesn’t seem so daunting! Good luck!

  4. I have to workout in the morning, else I can’t at all.

    Sometimes when I know I am functioning on less sleep, I go to bed with my clothes on. So I hit the ground ready to go, literally.