Saturday, December 7, 2013

40 Day Challenge: Days 6 & 7

It's the weekend which would typically mean eating out and drinking too many beers. Instead, I chose to stay in, hang out with the dogs and decorate the Christmas tree while watching endless TV movies.

Day 6 I stopped by my beloved Trader Joe's for some Prosecco and snacks for dinner.

As soon as I got home, I popped in my Mari Winsor Pilates DVD and did the accelerated body sculpt.
I used to do this DVD all the time and never looked more trim. I remember thinking it was such an easy workout, but last night proved me wrong. After not doing pilates and stretching for quite some time I definitely noticed my flexibility has decreased. At the same time, the ab exercises I used to avoid, (V-sits) I could do with ease since I've really been working my core in my sessions with Kirk.
Day 7 I had a hard time waking up because someone needed me to stay in bed and cuddle with her all morning. I didn't have the heart to wake her up and make her move from a nice warm bed.
When she finally let me get out of bed we headed downstairs and hopped on the treadmill. Sex and the City 2 was on so I did a walk/run workout that looked something like this.

Movie-walk at 3.6/1.5 incline
Commercial-run at 6.0/0.5 incline
Movie-walk at 3.6/2.5 incline
Commercial-run at 6.0/1.0 incline
Movie-walk at 3.6/3.0 incline
Commercial-run at 6.0/1.5 incline
Movie-walk at 3.6/3.5 incline

On average the movie played for 10 minutes and commercials were 5 minutes and I worked out for 1:05.
It felt really good to wake up and get after it on a weekend morning.

Week one I made it 5/7 days for working out.


  1. Oh my gosh I'm starving. I could eat apples and brie every day for the rest of all time and not be sad about it.

    1. I have such a weakness for cheese. Especially with fruit...and chocolate...and wine!