I’ve still got a bit of ache on me from this week’s workouts and last night I went more intense but still on the safe side of things. Little, tender me stayed wise and went with not shocking my body with a way too major routine at 0% fitness. In my mind, a weak core could equate to a larger chance for injury if I decide to do fast workouts too soon. I’ve decided to slowly build strength on my core and outer extremities before stepping it up. This plan to get fit gradually is pretty much common sense getting its game on. Last night I ticked the intensity a notch up with these two workout videos by Fitness Blender which together will function as the main total body workout for the first leg of my return to fitness. Mat workouts are really my favorite for re-entry because you don’t need equipment or even shoes to begin your fitness journey.
For some reason I prefer the quiet instruction of Daniel and Kelli for evening workouts. The Youtube video workouts I chose to do last night were Fitness Blender’s At Home Abs and Upper Body Workout (half hour) followed by their Intense Pilates workout for lower body and core (1 hour, it sounded scary but it was doable). Warm up, cool down, and water breaks are included in these videos. Read on about my memories of fitness re-entry (no judgement, guys, it happens to so many) and what I plan to keep on doing regularly for at least a month before making any Cirque Du Soleil-ish attempts in getting back into shape.