Sunday, July 29, 2018

Weekly Wrap - Never Never Never Give Up

It's that time in the summer when things really start to heat up around here. It makes it hard to want to do anything, (except hang out in the water) especially workouts. I know that there are no shortcuts to results and that if I want to stay fit (and get fitter), I have to push on. Fortunately there were signs that reminded me to never give up and by the end of the week, I was feeling really good! Here's my Weekly Wrap with Holly and Wendy.

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Interval Training:
Monday's outdoor Tabata workout was a tough one and my body was not a happy camper afterwards. I think I was suffering from a little dehydration stomach cramping. Tuesday I used the motivation from my new Lorna Jane tank to bounce back and had an awesome treadmill hill repeat workout. PS - I shared some treadmill workouts for non-runners here.


Strength Training:
This week's workouts on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday were all pyramid sets: when you start out light and gradually increase the weight while decreasing the reps. I really liked this method. Each rep felt more effective because I wasn't trying to power through with heavier weights. I am beginning to really feel my muscles working in my upper body. I still have a lot of work to do in my legs, but two separate compliments this week reminded me that the work pays off.


Active Rest Days:
On Friday I took a sunrise walk along the beach, but Sunday! Sunday mrC was back from a trip and we took the SUP boards out for an amazing paddle. I love when we sit down and just float, talk and take in the views of where we live. It was a great way to wrap up the week!



Do you use your workout gear as motivation?





13 comments:

  1. Those motivational tees can be great when you need a little extra boost! Have a wonderful week

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    1. They have a way of jumping out at the perfect time too!

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  2. You know I do! I'm all about my InknBurn--but I do love a good motivational t.

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    1. The right one, at the right time!

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  3. I have a few motivational tanks I wear. I'm not sure the quotes get me moving, but I definitely love the colors LOL ;-) #gobrightorgohome

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    1. I might be embracing some brighter colors lately myself :)

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  4. I don't have any motivational shirts but I like to wear my favorite running outfits when I need a little extra boost. Great job getting in all those workouts! Hanging out on the SUP board looks like the perfect way to end the week.

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  5. Cute tank! The motivation is a bonus. You are so dedicated to your workouts each week. The results are paying off. I always want to SUP after seeing your posts. LOL. Thanks for linking!

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  6. I love that tank! Knock wood, we are oddly cool here right now. I'll take it!

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  7. I love your Never Give Up tank! It's definitely good for motivation, especially during a hard workout.

    It's been hot and humid here the past week or so, with periods of rain, so it's just horrible running weather. Keeping my fingers crossed for lower humidity this week!

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  8. That is my kind of SUP, just sitting and floating...haha. I need to get more motivations tanks for workouts!

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  9. You certainly have some beautiful views to take in! I would love the opportunity to try SUP again ..the only time I've done it the water was a little too choppy and I spent more time in the water than out. Lol

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  10. I love that you have your own boards. We have a creek in our back yard, but it's too small for SUP'ing.

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