Day 19: Go For It
Day 19 on the Advanced Calendar for Cize, was Go For It. I wasn't really in the mood to workout. When I did Livin' in the 8s on Monday, it didn't go so well. I wasn't in the mood to do it and I just couldn't get into it. I feared going through another workout like that. I was kinda blah about doing the rest of the program and kind of just wanted to bail on it.
I'm not sure where all of this came from though. Maybe it's from the podcast that I've been listening to. It's called Healthy Mind Fit Body. It's from several years ago. They are all about low carb high fat and paleo. I'm not opposed to either and have actually started doing low carb high fat and will probably lean towards some of the paleo aspects as time goes on, but they are also pretty much anti working out. They like strength training and some HIIT stuff, but they aren't into cardio at all, but the more I look at my heart rate charts for Cize, I think they might approve of some of the workouts because they look pretty HIIT to me! Check out the grid below to see what I'm talking about.
When I listened to Shaun T's Define Your Life, I got super excited about working out and losing weight. It even inspired me to start counting my Weight Watchers Points again, and I lost 10 pounds n the first week and a half. I'm so weird. I can't be swayed into buying something from a commercial. I just basically don't believe any advertising at all, but these Podcasts get into my head. I think the podcast was the reason for my lack of motivation to do cardio. It could have impacted my ability to enjoy the workout to some degree too.
With all of that said though, I must admit that for Day 19 I had a blast once I actually got going. There's something about Go For It that I just love. It's kinda silly too. So there's one part where you jump up and cross your feet while in mid air. I can't really cross my feet in midair, but I do bring them together and then widen them before I land. Doing that kinda gives me a little bit of a workout high. We do it a lot too and it's pretty early in the routine so we do it throughout the workout. The effect is similar to being on a trampoline. I love doing it! I was so into this workout today and was excited to keep going!
I'm uber excited that I'm excited to finish this program now! It went pretty well today too. I remembered most of the routine and the Cize It Up section went well. I would still only give myself a 2, but for me, it was probably a 3! I still can't do some of the arm movements correctly and I still need to look at the screen for some of the stuff, but that's okay. It was fun and I'm excited to continue!
Polar M400 Screen Shots
Check out that screen shot of my heart rate grid. That's what I was going about when I referred to this as a HIIT workout. The intervals are pretty short, but this is definitely not the type of workout they bash on the Healthy Mind Fit Body podcast. I'm not keeping a steady heart rate in one specific "cardio" zone. It's going down pretty low and then bursting up pretty high. I've had higher, but the point is to keep it fluctuating instead of going at the same rate for a long period of time. At least that's my take on what they've said! Woot Woot!
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