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STS: Week 12 complete!

I know I’m late.   It’s been crazy here.  First off, I officially decided to nix all the best and back workouts this month.  My back, though tremendously better than it was two weeks ago, can still feel twinges of pain and I just don’t want to risk it.  So, if you don’t think I’m really doing Meso3, I’m sorry but I’m doing what I can without injury.  It also was difficult this week because my mother came to visit and I still was plagued with sleep problems.  Thus, a lot of switching around from Cathe’s original rotation.

The day before my mother came, I started off the week by doing a strength workout, Disc 30: Shoulders, Biceps, and Triceps.  First of all, love love love this combo.  It’s a great upper body workout.  You do four sets of three different exercises (shoulder, bicep, and then a tricep exercise) and you have three rounds of that.  I love the amount of time I have in between sets.  It’s perfect to update my notes and even to surf (and shop!)  online while Cathe talks.  Unlike cardio, I can do strength workouts without a problem in the evening so its a good thing to schedule in when I didn’t have time to workout in the morning.

I had every intention of working out the day my mother came but it was not in the cards.  I picked her up from the airport and ended up chatting with her the whole day so no workout.  The next morning I did the quickie (but hardie) Hiit 30/30.  I was huffing and puffing and needed breaks.  I imagine a good chunk of that was from a buildup of lack of sleep but I still find it uber fun.  I also thought in the middle of the workout if I could use a bosu instead of a step to do the entire workout.  I’m VERY curious of this option and must remember to try that the next time.

The next day I did Disc 29: Plyo Legs.  This workout was pretty weird because my mother decided to plop herself in the middle of the room and be my live audience.  I can’t tell you how odd it felt and how I had to suppress the urge to throw her out.  But she wasn’t doing anything wrong so I felt dumb to push her out of my private gym.  I haven’t been keeping track of my weights during Plyo Legs and I really wish I did.  I keep on going lighter because I’m worried about my back but I started to put heavier and heavier weight as the workout progressed.  I always get really afraid of Plyo Legs before I start but then I get really into it after the first two or three sets.  All the Plyo workouts from Meso 3 are keepers and I need to remember that when I’m making other rotations.

After taking a rest day for shopping, I then did Cardio Core Circuit.  Still a killer!  I am getting much better at those core exercises though.  I also wondered in this workout if there were places where I could use my bosu.  I continue to have issues with lateral hopping.  I never go as far as Cathe and at this point, I’m not trying during the workout itself to do it anymore.  I’ll get better with other exercises but CCC is so tough in itself that I really don’t need push myself any further than I do without passing out!   The last workout on tap was MMA: Kickboxing but I was completely dreading it.  My husband suggested I sub it for a kickboxing workout I loved so I put it 4DS: Kickbox Cardio only and then followed it with the MMA: Kickboxing Core Conditioning and Stretch.  It was freaking perfect.  First off, I had a dumb grin during the cardio kickboxing segment.  It is still by far my favorite kickboxing workout ever (well, until Cathe makes another one…or perhaps Turbofire?).

Considering my mother was here to make me fat, I think I did pretty well!  The coming week is going to have a lot of double workouts interspersed with “rest” days…shock the body?

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