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Days 282 & 283 unconventional rest days…

After losing the plot, and running on lead legs I decided that this weekend should be slightly less crazy, exercise wise at least.

(still crazy busy but mostly making cake decorations…)

anyway…exercise wise I decided not to break myself completely…

Day 282 (Saturday)

Saturday was very busy, with shopping and cake dealing with and studying, I needed something that was hard work enough to make it worthwhile and quick enough to not use up vast amounts of my weekend…

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6 week 6 pack level 2

Jillian Michaels DVD it is then.

It seems, that all the ones I have are variations on a theme, high intensity circuits with strength and core mixed in, just depending on which DVD you choose you get slightly more bias towards different areas.

The 6 week 6 pack DVD has a lot of core work in (obviously) but a lot of cardio based core and core that also engages most other muscle groups so for my purposes I just pick one of the DVDs more or less at random!

Day 283 (Sunday)

Awesome Sunday Pilates!! I haven’t been able to get to the class for the last two weeks and I really have been missing it!!

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I have often referred to Pilates as my Sunday reset, and it really is, I walk out of it feeling stretched and lengthened and often much better than when I walk in.

Boy did I need that this week!

I feel the need to reassure you mind you that although all of the above is true, Pilates is not by any means the easy option! Slow, controlled movements are really hard…but good hard! I am sure that the past 8 months of doing pilates have played a huge part in my considerably stronger core!

This week was particularly awesome, firstly because I had been missing it, and secondly because Sarah had added in new ways of making the exercises more challenging since I had been away πŸ™‚

In a lot of the exercises, I have progressed to the advanced level in part due to improvement and practice and in part due to stubbornness! I found it excellent to try the new extension exercises, and enjoyed the work we did with the resistance bands which definitely made the class harder πŸ˜€

All in all, it was a quite weekend, exercise wise, but this, and some judicious use of my foam roller, started to make my legs feel like they are made of flesh rather than lead! THis is a definite improvement if you ask me πŸ˜€

Day 282 &283 Complete πŸ˜€

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