After the race last week, I knew I was going to take a mini break from running. It took me a few days to get back into the whole exercise thing, and I went to the gym a whopping total of one time. Because after that one time, I got sick with a cold.
But, this week has been better, so I have started doing the Zuzka Power Cardio DVDs. Have you heard of Zuzka? She used to host Bodyrock workouts, but left that site a few years ago and now has her own venture, Zuzka Light. Anyway, I’d occasionally do her Bodyrock workouts, which were intense. And I’ve tried a Zuzka Light workout or two, and they are also intense. So I decided to try the Power Cardio DVDs, which were released earlier this year, knowing I’d get a pretty good workout in. And $15 for 3 DVDs and 12 workouts isn’t bad!
So Monday I did the first workout. I cut it a little short because I was pressed for time, but I was still SWEATING. I woke up on Tuesday with some sore hamstrings, but that was about it.
Tuesday I did the second workout. I pushed through the whole thing even though I wanted to quit. I pretty much doubled the time she took to complete the workout, but that’s OK. (PS, one of the things I like about her workouts is that even she gets tired! So I know they’ve got to be effective). I woke up this morning a bit sore all over, but nothing too bad.
This morning was a workout with our trainer. It started out pretty standard with some squats and some lunges. But then he had us doing some kind of snatch/squat press and some push-ups with rows and yet more squats and bicep curls with squats and ahhhh am I sore now! And I know that this is just the tip of the iceberg…
Tomorrow is a rest day which I am looking forward to because after three intense days… I need it!