Sunday, May 5, 2013

BBB5 Week 5 Recap

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!  

Yet another holiday that has no significance to me personally that I don't really celebrate.  I asked some of my Mexican students a few years ago what the significance of Cinco de Mayo is, and they didn't even know.  Their independence day is in September, so it really is a holiday just for drinking!  I must say, I'm more likely to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than St. Patrick's Day due to my love of Mexican food and margaritas.

Anyway, I'm here to recap my week as it relates to Best Body Bootcamp!
I must say, I wasn't as motivated this week to get workouts in.  I had a lot of meetings after school, which met I was much more inclined to go straight home afterward.  I skipped the gym, but some of the days I got in some at-home workouts.

Monday-BBB Strength Workout A (Pull muscles).  I completed these exercises in my neighbor's backyard gym (she's got a full set of dumbbells, benches, and some machines!).
Tuesday-Rest day
Wednesday-Rest day
Thursday-BBB Core Workout + a small cardio circuit in my living room.  Wewii got in on the fun, too:
Friday-Active rest day by taking a 20 minute speed-walk with Wewii after our usual Mexican food
Saturday-Hour-long Step class in the morning!  One of the highlights of my week
Sunday-25 minute treadmill speed work + BBB Strength Workout B (Push muscles).  It was great to do some speed work as I gear up for half marathon training again!  I also felt pretty awesome in the weight room today as I increased weights for my chest and triceps.  I love seeing the improvements!

My first goal for this phase is to drink 8 oz of water each morning before my coffee.  I'm very happy to say that I met this goal EVERY SINGLE DAY this week!  It was surprisingly easy to do, and I could really tell a difference in my body during the day.  Even on days that I didn't drink as much water, I wouldn't get dehydration symptoms after starting my day with some water.

My other goal was to take a vitamin daily.  After moving the vitamins in front of my cereal, I managed to do this 5 out of 7 days.  For some reason, I was lazy on Friday and Saturday mornings.  I'm hoping for 7/7 next week!

Highlight of the Week
This week, I was really proud of myself for meeting my water goal every day this week!  I'm also happy that I stuck to my meal plan for the week (not BBB related, but still a highlight).

Goal for Next Week
I want to get back to working out right after school, whether I go straight to the gym or work out next door.  Also, training for my second half marathon will begin the week after next, so I want to run outside at least twice this week to prepare.

Question for you: How do you feel about Cinco de Mayo?  Does your pet let you do at-home workouts in peace, or do they try to get involved?


  1. Great job on the goals! You did great this week and got a ton of workouts in!

    1. Thanks! It was tough with the busier schedule, but I'm happy I made it happen!

  2. Haha, I love that Wewii helped... just a little added resistance! So cute!

    1. Haha I know! He's so thoughtful (and snuggly!)