Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tabata Tuesday - My Bounce Back Workout

A twenty minute Tabata workout doesn't sound too hard, until you are right in the middle of it.


This was my first workout since Saturday. Sunday was a rest day. We made it to church before the Typhoon Signal #8 was raised and cancelled the rest of the Masses for the day. We have started a new weekly routine of going out to breakfast after church. One reason is that we like to share an order of banana bread French toast. Seriously good stuff (at Zaks in Discovery Bay).


Yesterday I was all signed up for my Monday morning Bodystep class and looking forward to running with the 5K night group. Instead I spent the day feeling pretty crappy. I slept a lot and started reading a new book that a former co-worker recommended All American Boys (affiliate).

So today was my bounce back workout.

I started my workout with a 5 minute walk around the crescent that surrounds the courtyard in front of our building. A few stretches and then I tapped start on my interval app: 8 sets of 20 seconds work and 10 seconds rest for 5 exercises. I take 30 seconds rest between exercises, mostly so I can stretch, but also so I can catch my breath.

squat jumps
mountain climbers on steroids
scissor jumps
burpees
toe taps

I've been a fan of Tabata workouts for awhile. I love the variety, the intensity, the length. They are great for those days when you don't really feel like working out, but want to get one in, kind of quick and dirty. Boom! They're also really good when you're coming back from a sick day.

When I was done, mrC joined me and we went for a low intensity walk to the beach and back.


I spent the rest of the day getting organized for our Hong Kong visa renewal appointment at the end of the week, tying up loose ends from the US Navy visit and making plans.

For dinner, mrC made us some Italian crock-pot chicken and green beans. My macros for the day were good, so I was able to have a little Chobani yogurt for dessert.


Tomorrow I'm joining the American Women's Association's hiking group for the first time since the spring.


What's your go-to workout after a sick day?



6 comments:

  1. totally relating with the "oh this tabata sounds so easy" fake out!

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  2. I do try to get right back on the horse if I skip a day for feeling bad. We do Tabata at CrossFit--I won't say I love them but it's a great workout!

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    1. A CrossFit Tabata just sounds intimidating!

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  3. This reminds me I need to get back to doing tabatas now that my marathon is over. A typhoon signal sounds scary!

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    1. Sometimes they are, but like in the states they are often far away and just bring heavy winds and rain.

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