Working Out Week 45 of 2014
November 8, 2014
The first full week of November has gone by – hard to believe it will be Thanksgiving soon. My workouts this week were cardio and yoga workouts. The workouts I did are listed below:
- Monday – Cathe Friedrich Party Rockin Step 2 – Step Mix – 46 min.
- Tuesday – off
- Wednesday – Cathe Intensity Timesaver #6 Step + Hiit Lo – 47 min.
- Thursday – Shiva Rea Yogini – Backbend sequence – 30 min.
- Friday – Cathe Party Rockin Step 2 Timesaver 1 – 33 min.
- Saturday – Shiva Rea Yogini – 19 min.
Intensity is a Cathe workout that I have had for several years but had not used in a while. I really like this dvd and there are lots of premix options so you don’t have to do the entire dvd. The workouts are fast paced and fun and as you can see even my cat likes to watch them – he sat there right on the TV stand and watched the video for at least 5 minutes. After I was done using the step and doing the stretch at the end he decided to jump on and off and try to go under the step – which was too low. I guess that was his version of the step workout.
The yoga dvd I used this week was the same for both days but different sequences. The dvd was Shiva Rea Yogini. This was another dvd I had not used in a while and was so glad I pulled it out this week. It is more of a female yoga routine and I love all the backbending sequences – I really felt this in my core on Friday.
The Party Rockin Step 2 dvd is a little over a year old and I have used in the past. I chose to do this one twice this week. This is another dvd that offers a lot of variety and different premixes so both of the mixes I did were different. Lots of sweating with this step dvd. As you can see the cat is once again photo bombing in the one picture.
I created a new oatmeal recipe for breakfast and ate it a couple of mornings this past week. The weather is cooler now – especially in the morning – and it is nice to eat a warm bowl of oatmeal. I found this Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Spice at the store the other day and decided it would be good stirred into a bowl of plain oatmeal and I also added a teaspoon of Manuka honey for added health benefits. This was really good and I will be making more in the weeks to follow.
I am still using my juicer but not as much in the past week. I guess with the weather cooling down I am looking for warmer things to eat and drink in the morning. I have found a few juice recipes though that taste good warmed. One of my favorite recipes lately is cranberry orange juice which is pictured above. I drink this one cold, not warm. Now that cranberries are in season I have been buying them frequently and using them in my juice recipes. Cranberries are so good for you.
Weekly Fitness Tip: Eat More Fiber
– Fiber makes you feel full longer and helps you maintain a healthy weight
– Fiber is good for your digestive system and keeps you regular
– Fiber is very healthy and good for lowering your cholesterol
– Fiber controls your blood sugar levels
I hope everyone had a great week.