I had to juggle the workouts around a little so this is what I ended up doing...
Sunday - Dance cardio DVD
Monday - Workout 1 and the (longer) school run
Tuesday - Active recovery (longer school run)
Wednesday - Workout 1 and 15 minutes of cardio
Thursday - Off
Friday - Tabata training (2 rounds) and longer school run
Saturday - I didn't get a workout in due to the unexpected A&E trip
Here is my breakdown of Workout 1, including the modifications I made...
I did high knees instead of jump rope intervals and modified push-ups
Lateral Lunges and Jump Lunges
I never think to do lateral lunges so this was a good change. I switched the jump lunges for regular lunges since jump lunges always hurt my knees. I'm not sure if it's my form or weak knees but I'm not risking it.
Plie Squat Bicep Curl
Loved this move! It was definitely one of my strongest exercises.
Single Leg Row and Weighted Squats
The single leg rows felt a little awkward at first but I'd got the hang of them by the end of the week
Plank with Knee Tuck and Reach
This move just killed me! Even by the end of the week I was still struggling! Definitely one to practice in the future.
This exercise was new to me but I didn't find it too bad and didn't have to modify it.
Again this was one of my stronger exercise, probably because it's one I've done often.
This was umm, challenging! My core is definitely not at full strength after my pregnancies. I just about got through it though.
I've actually enjoyed week 1. Sure, some of the workouts were challenging but sometimes it's good to step outside your comfort zone. There were some new-to-me exercises and I'm more aware of where my strengths and weaknesses lie.
Since this post has taken longer than I planned, I'm now well into Week 2 and let me tell ya, it's just as challenging. I'll be posting the review next week.
A Nicer Thought...