Friday, February 1, 2013

Work Out 2013 | Week 3

And of course, I became ill---again. The sickness our household has experienced has been frustrating to say the least. Still, I was able to make some headway with everything.

                                                             Accomplished:  
~ One minute and 20 seconds of plank
~ Able to go an additional two minutes in high impact cardio, bringing the grand total to 4 whole minutes. Ha! I laugh at myself, but this is progress and I'll take it. 
Frustrations:
~ Was unable to defeat workout 1 of  Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred. This is purely a shoulder issue. I will be attempting it this coming week with 3lb weights rather than 5's to see if it makes a difference. It's not even a weakness issue, as much as it is a joint-pain-and-pop-with-every-rep, issue. 
 ~ This is also an issue for going further with pushups.

Benefits:
~ Increased energy.
~ I am seeing a change in endurance and strength. Small changes but they are there, even at the end of week two.

Week 4 Goals:
~ One minute, 30 seconds of plank
~ Two full push-ups
~ 2 minutes of yoga squat
~ Adding in wall squats, starting at 30 seconds
~ Defeat The Shred, workout 1, with 3lb weights, and begin adding in the first five minutes workout 2 to workout 1 (ultimate goal, do both 1-2 together for a full 40 minute workout)
~ Work on fully defeating  Lindsay Brin's Boot Camp 2 DVD with Moms Into Fitness, (eventually adding it to the Weeks 1-2 segment for a full 40 minute workout)
~ Five workouts in seven days time.  


                        What are your workout goals this week?
 
Pin It

Welcome
and
Disclaimer:


While this is stated on the blog purpose page, it is also an important enough disclaimer for me to feel a need to place on this front page for first-time visitors.
I am a stay-at-home-wife and mother, busy with home educating my children, doing daycare, and preparing our church-turned-home to embrace special needs and terminally ill children in need of a forever family.
These "Hidden Valley Ministries" are my first and top priority.
While the passions that drive this blog are a close second, they are exactly that --- a second. And so, there may be periods of time where no new posts appear.
Rather than take your time to check in every day, the best way to be aware of when I do post, is to either subscribe by email, like the Facebook page, or subscribe via a reader of your choice. (Links found at the bottom of the page) These will notify you when a new post has made it's appearance. (NOTE: Facebook settings much be adjusted on Facebook for this to appear on your newsfeed.)
If the blog is quiet, it hasn't been abandoned. Instead,my first ministries have taken the time God allots me each day. I'll return as soon as I can, for I can't imagine a life without writing, sharing what God shows me in this Hidden Valley I dwell in, in order to encourage others, and of course, playing with photography and by doing so, share the beauty that is my life.
Thank you for visiting.
I pray you are blessed somehow, someway a a result of being here.