1. Burgundy Jacket + White Jeans
Express / Cami: Express / Jeans: Express / Necklace: Express / Booties: Express / Nails: Sinful Colors "Easy Going"
2. Olive Cardigan + Leggings (See this and my other favorite comfy outfits here)
Express / Tank: Target / Leggings: Express / Necklace: Kendra Scott (c/o) / Boots: Target (Similar)
4. White Moto + Black tank + Grey skinnies
Express / Tank: Target / Necklace: Express / Jeans: Express (Same jeans, different hem) / Booties: Old Navy / Ring: Kendra Scott (c/o) / Bag: Amazon
4. Black Moto + Stripe Cami + Jeans + Booties
Express / Cami: Express / Necklace: Stella & Dot / Jeans: Express / Booties: Express / Ring: Kendra Scott (c/o) / Bag: Amazon
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Before I get to my workout recap, a few weeks ago (here) several of you expressed an interest in my favorite Yoga DVD, Power Yoga for Happiness. At the time the only place I could find it was on Amazon, and it was overpriced there at $80. Right now there are several Used options on Amazon for $30-$34, but even better you can order it through Blissology this month for $16.99! The Magically Hips workout is the best I've ever done to open the hips, glutes, and IT bands. And if I'm really short on time, "The Quickie" and "Daily Dose of Bliss" mixes are also great.
Now, speaking of let's get physical, here are the workouts I completed this week, based around the weight training in this DVD set:
Entire Ripped with Hiit 9-Disc Set Amazon
Saturday: Cardio Kickboxing + Martial Arts class (Local Studio)
Sunday: Dance class (Local Studio)
Monday: Cathe Ripped with HiiT Lower Body Circuit (Amazon)
Tuesday: Cathe Ripped with HitT Low Impact Abs Workout 2 (Amazon) + Cathe Step Moves (Amazon)
Wednesday: Cathe Ripped with HiiT Upper Body Circuit Circuit (Amazon)
Thursday: MTV Power Yoga (Amazon)
Friday: Cathe Turbo Barre (Amazon)
Notes and Modifications:
I've had this DVD set for almost a year and I think this is only the second or third time I've done the Upper/Lower Circuit DVDs. This week I realized they are probably my two least favorite DVDs in the set and I probably won't include them as part of my regular rotation anymore. They would be good for a week when I know that I only have two days to weight train (vs. my usual three) due to travel or other conflicts, but in and of themselves I didn't feel like they worked my Upper or Lower Body as completely as I wanted. Hence the reason I added MTV Power Yoga (which really works my upper body) and Turbo Barre to the end of the week. (Thanks to Margaret for the recommendation on Turbo Barre!)
Not that anyone asked, but I thought I would share how I go about planning and selecting my workouts for the week since it might seem pretty random when I just list them out here week to week. I keep track of all the workouts I own in an Excel spreadsheet, that currently looks like this:
As you can see I currently have them separated into a few different categories. Within each category they aren't listed in any particular order. I usually just add new workouts to the bottom of the correct section as I purchase them.
Generally I do weights M/W/F. Cardio workouts are Tuesday/Saturday/Sunday. Thursday is flexible and I do yoga or extra cardio if I feel like it for some reason. But usually...
I keep a printout of my spreadsheet in my workout area and generally just work my way down the list. I pencil in the date next to the workout when I complete the workout, and once the sheet is full in one section (usually weights fills up first), I print out a new one and start over, but start the cardio selections wherever I left off. On cardio days I pick the next workout in whichever type I feel like doing. When it comes to the "Lower Body" and "Total Body Burn" segments, that's where I tend to mix and match and make a custom weight workout series since one DVD alone doesn't fill up my week or fatigue my muscles on its own. (This is harder to explain than I thought so feel free to ask follow up questions if you have any!)
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Wow, that is a lot more than the "quick recap" I intended to do for workouts so I think it's time to call it a day before my eyes glaze over. Next week I will be back with Astrology Style on Tuesday, and then it will be time for The Biggest Sale of the Year at Express, so I'm sure I'll share some favorites, wishlist items and whatever else strikes my fancy so I hope you'll stop by!
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