Monday: 20 mins run, 15 mins cycling, 31 floors on stepper and 30 mins weights
Tuesday: 30 mins running race pace, 30 mins hill intervals on bike
Wednesday: 5k run and 1 hour snowboarding
Thursday: 3 sets of 20 pressups, 30 mins yoga
Friday: 20 mins run, 25 mins cycle, 30 mins weights
Saturday: Saturday challenge and 30 mins yoga.
Sunday: 45 mins yoga
DW 40 Day Fitness Challenge.
Woah, can’t believe there’s only one week of the challenge left! It’s flown by. Let’s check out how I did this week:
Monday: Stairs only!
Another challenge to walk up flights of stairs. I did this on the step machine again at the gym. The options are:
Beginner: 10 flights of stairs.
Intermediate: 20 flights of stairs.
Expert: 30 flights of stairs.
I did 30. Woo!
Tuesday: Ingredient of the week: Chilli powder.
Adding spices to your food can raise your body temperature and can help you burn more calories. As much as I was going to try and add some powder, it was just one of those things that would have involved me having to buy a whole new set of ingredients to make something I wouldn’t usually eat and I’m trying to be good with money!
Totally pulled out a joker card on that one, but it’s the first thing I’ve not done during the whole challenge so I’m kind of okay with that!
I was working until 3pm and then I went to the gym to do some running and cycling. I’ve started doing cycling on the hill function and really upping my effort to get my heart rate up when I get to the hills, then recovering during the easier parts.
It feels good but I hate it but it feels good so I still do it BUT I HATE IT. Cycling is like that though. Love/hate relationship.
Wednesday: Intervals, continue for 30 minutes.
I decided to do intervals outside this week. Treadmill running just bores me so much. It’s weird how I can happily run an hour outside but on the treadmill, 30 mins kills me!
Beginner: 1 minute walk, 2 minute jog.
Intermediate: 1 minute jog, 2 minute run.
Advanced: 1 minute run, 2 minute sprint.
I used my Garmin to check the time and increased my intensity for 2 minutes, then ran at an easier pace for 1. I managed to get a PB 5K! Hopefully next week I can beat my time again 🙂 I’ve never ran under a 10min split mile pace before!
I had a snowboarding lesson afterwards, too, which was great!
Thursday: 3 sets of push ups with 60 seconds rest.
Beginner: 15 modified press ups (use your knees)
Intermediate: 20 modified press ups
Advanced: 25 full press ups
I took the intermediate route on this challenge. I skipped the gym today as my legs were killing, 4 days running on the trot and snowboarding just wore me out. I did some yoga though and practising some handstand inversions.
I only planked for 1min 32 seconds this week. It’s so annoying bc I know I could have gone longer, but I just didn’t have the commitment to beat my time! It hurts so much.
I went to the gym and ran, cycled and did a fair few weights.
Saturday: Saturday Challenge.
I did better than last week, phew. It’s still a hard challenge and something I dread – glad next week is the last week!
I did some yoga after this to practise some handstands etc again.
I did a 40 min yoga video and then 5 or so minutes of handstand/crow practice.
I have my long run planned in for Monday as I worked Sunday. Help!
How was your week?