I wasn't sure how the first jump to harder workouts would go, but it really hasn't been too bad at all. Strength 1 and 2 were definitely easier, but I felt ready for the increase in intensity. There are two main differences between weeks 1 + 2 and weeks 3 + 4.
- In the first two weeks there aren't any jumping moves because the program is designed to be appropriate for people who are starting from zero as far as fitness is concerned and also have a good bit of weight to lose.
- The first two weeks don't have any combo moves so that a beginner can learn the form for basic exercises. For example, in weeks one and two, you would do sumo squats and overhead tricep extensions separately. In weeks 3 and 4, you do them together.
I'm happy to report that I did all six workouts this week! I did end up moving the second cardio session to Sunday because Saturday was BUSY, but I'm fine with that. The amount of dread I feel is decreasing, which must mean my body and mind are both getting back into the routine of exercise. Also, I can definitely tell that my strength is coming back and my body just feels more toned over-all.
Here I am after my workout on Sunday. Sweaty, but still smiling!
What did you guys do for exercise this past week? Let me know in the comments below!