Let’s talk about week 3 first though….
Um, can we just say absolutely KILLER!?!
I wanted to quit on day 2 of week 3. I actually started to tear up because it was sucking so bad. I hated it. But I finished and tweeted this:
Today’s workout was hard! There were almost tears & I wanted to say ‘fuck it’. But I pushed through and finished! Glad tomorrow is rest day!
— Brooke (@babnotonadiet) October 9, 2012
I was SUPER thankful for Wednesday to come so I could rest. I was needing it badly mentally and physically. I’m proud to say that I finished the week strong and didn’t give up!
Week 3 was really tough! The strength moves where difficult and challenging, but super effective! Honestly I don’t think there was a strength move I loved. There were duck walks and bear crawls in the first circuit, which killed my quads! The stork stance with reverse fly was a pain in circuit two. But there was NOTHING worse than the strength moves in circuit three! They were all arm related using body weight. Downward dog pushups (which I did sort of enjoy), some move where you laid on your side and pushed yourself up with you arm (technical, I know. lol), and then table top tricep dips.
The circuit three strength is where I wanted to quit on day 2. By the time the tricep dips came around my arms were on FIRE and I’m pretty sure I saw smoke. It was definitely challenging and I never did make it through all the dips without a mini break. This really shows that they are a part of my body I could work on more!
Cardio was all pretty good. I did hate lunge hops in circuit 3, but I will say I can do them MUCH better than the first time I ever tried them in another workout. At least there wasn’t 2 minutes of cardio while in plank position! I still have nightmares about that!
Ab work was all good too. I still hate squat thrusts though. I don’t know if they will ever be something I love!
All in all week 3 was great and super challenging. I could definitely see me pulling it out in the future to get a great burn! I’m in my final week this week, so I’ll be checking in with my results next Wednesday! I cannot wait to compare my before and after pictures! I can really tell that parts of me are taking shape!
Then it will be time for a new challenge! Any suggestions?
I’ve thought about putting together my own “Countdown to Christmas” challenge. Would you guys be interested in such a thing? I’d love to hear what you have to say!