Last week at this time I was in Florida enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. Now I’ve been back in the cold weather for a few days and already done with winter! Usually early December is pretty mild, but this seems to be the year of strange weather so I never know what to expect. Luckily I have been able to keep my workouts inside as needed by using my bike, weights, and workout videos.
I tried something new this week by downloading a free trial of BBG. I’ve heard some good things from other runners using it for strength training and I felt like I needed to change things up with my workouts. It definitely did the trick and left me nice and sore! I’m not sure if I will try a monthly subscription after my 7 day free trial is up on Tuesday. These workouts are tough and definitely a bit humbling. I think it would be good to do something like this during the winter, especially because it includes things like plyos that I tend to avoid while working out on my own.
Monday: Rest day/35 minute walk
After running on Saturday and Sunday, I decided not to run on Monday. Rob and I went for a walk so it was nice to still get outside and move a bit before laying on lounge chairs the rest of the day.
Tuesday: 4 miles and PT exercises
I was still in Florida for this run and it was much more humid than the previous days. I wanted to run a little faster, but I really wasn’t used to that weather. Little did I know how much drastically cooler it would be in Baltimore just a few days later!
Wednesday: 3.8 miles plus BBG Abs
My first run back in Baltimore, and the weather was still ok. This was the first day I tried BBG. I did the ab workout and thought it was really hard. I was sore until Saturday.
Thursday: 30 minute spinning plus BBG Legs
I did my own spinning workout (just put on Pandora and created intervals based on the music) and then did the BBG leg workout. My legs were SO heavy by the end.
Friday: 10 minutes spinning plus BBG Arms
I was going to run, but didn’t feel like layering up just to be outside for like 25 minutes. This arm workout wasn’t really just for arms- it had some of the same moves from abs and legs (which were still tired from the other workouts). It didn’t feel like my upper body got in as good of a workout as I would have liked, but I did get in some cardio from this workout!
Saturday: 8.3 miles and core work
This was my coldest run of the season so far. I think it was around 25 degrees but felt like 19. Once I got going it wasn’t too bad, and luckily the wind was pretty mild. I just really hate wearing so many layers!
Sunday: Pilates and Mobility work
Followed by wine, compression socks, and pajamas.
If I do decide to continue BBG I’ll probably spread my workouts out more throughout the week. Starting out on a Wednesday is not ideal because I did all 3 strength workouts back to back (knowing I would probably run longer on Saturday and rest on Sunday). I haven’t quite figured out the “cardio” workouts. It looks like it just tells you to exercise for 40 minutes and sets a timer.
I always feel a little more accomplished during weeks when I change up my workouts or do something that leaves me a little sore!
What was the last workout you did that left you feeling sore?
Anyone else try BBG? Thoughts on paying for a subscription?
Did it get cold where you live this week? Are you still running outside?