Friday, October 21, 2011
I never know exactly what Fridays will hold for me in terms of working out. Usually I have cub scout meetings in the morning, but this week that comes tomorrow instead. So, this morning I was able to get a good workout in, though I haven't been feeling too hot the past few days. I woke several times during the night with an awful pounding in my head, and my legs and butt muscles are feeling a little bit sore from yesterday's run. I warmed up with 10 minutes of Pilates, then I got on the elliptical for 45 minutes. After that I did some walking on the treadmill for a total of 45 minutes. I switched it up a bit by alternating walking frontwards with walking backwards, changing about every 5 minutes or so. I've seen this done on The Biggest Loser, but I didn't realize how difficult it actually is to walk backwards on a treadmill! The first few minutes I felt like I was going to fall off, but once I got the hang of it I was okay. I also used my 5 pound hand weights for part of the time. I'm still fighting a blasted headache, but hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow.