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PeakFit Challenge: Week 1 Completed!

Now, don’t get super excited and invest money into a bouncy castle to celebrate, but I’ve lost a net of 1lb in my first week of PeakFit!

I know, you can sit down now.  I was excited too, but we all have to move on.

All that aside, I really enjoyed my foray with Michelle and her carefully done Peakfit Challenge.  At the very onset of the week, Idid my PeakFit Fit Test.  It was a good mini-interval workout in itself and pretty much proved what I knew: moves that I do with either Cathe or Chalene I can do a lot and moves I’ve never seen before (like “Plank to Frog”) I sort of suck at.  It’s supposed be used as a baseline for you to track your improvement, but come on, if you’re going to do certain signature moves over and over again for 8 weeks, OF COURSE you’re going to show improvement.  What’s really more telling is when you KNOW how to do certain moves and you still improve.  Despite that, I am looking forward to tracking my progress.

The first workout after that was Pure Cardio.  Despite not having any peaks, it seriously challenged me!  I was having a hard time with it, but I blame my diminished success on a lack of familiarity with Michelle’s terminology, rhythm, and cueing.  In addition, I was trying really hard to start off the next 8 weeks with workouts done very quickly after I wake up so my body wasn’t quite used to it.  The next morning I did Pure Strength 1 for the first time.  It was a Monday (blech) and continuing the effort to do my workouts early in the morning.  It’s a different workout I look forward to getting better and am very HOPEFUL that it will get me the desired look I want (sculpted not bulky but with real lean muscle mass).  The next day I did Core Dynamics and Dynamic Flexibility back to back.  Tuesday’s are sort of more crunched in the morning since I have a standing appointment each week then and I was pretty stressed at work so I really enjoyed the time to stretch out all the knots and kinks in my body.

Wednesday’s workout was the most awesome workout of them all: Cardio Strength 1.  I was drenched and freaking loved it.  I like circuits in general, but I really loved the style and format of Cardio Strength 1.  I am almost so excited about it that I really want to do Cardio Strength 2, but I’m going to be good and stick to the rotation.  On Thursday, the hardest part of the entire week: a rest day.  I’m not being to funny — it’s hard for me to take a rest day sometimes.  My life has been so crazy that having one hour of exercise in my life seems to be the only time for me.  But I persevered and took the rest day (I did walk my dogs extra long that day since I had the time).  Then, the finale of the week: Cardio Interval Burn!  OMG, I loved it!  It was challenging, sweaty, and fun.  I almost tried to do the Anywhere, Anytime Workout because of the way the rotation format was set up but was quickly informed by others in my check-in group that it was an either/or with Cardio Interval Burn not an “and” which was good news because I was fried by the end of Cardio Interval Burn!  It was an absolutely fantastic way to end the first week..and it happens next week too!  So, Fridays are fun even when you’re trying to workout at 615a (which btw, is the earliest I’ve ever done a cardio workout so go me!).

One week down, seven more to go.  I’m loving it so far and appreciate how well organized the system is right now.  Will it get me the results I want?  Time will tell…

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  1. jackie
    December 4, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Hi love your post. I am considering purchasing Peak 10 both strength/cardio but is there a rotation schedule to follow. would love to hear any input, thanks

    • December 18, 2011 at 8:12 pm

      hey Jackie, yes there is a rotation schedule and a nutrition guide that comes with this program. I am considering to start this challenge after the holidays. If you want someone to compare notes will then please give me a shout and share your thoughts/experience at my website. I don’t want to add the URL here but you can email me at cheznazi@yahoo.ca

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