Life, Workouts

Fake spring & workout completion!

I knew it would happen….it always does.

We had the most gorgeous weather last week. We hit 60 degrees, the kids even wore SHORTS to school almost everyday (ridiculous- it was not that warm, but whatever. I am 100% over arguing with small people about what they will or will not wear, considering that it also wasn’t so cold that they would like, freeze to death in shorts. If they are cold, it is their problem, not mine! They insisted that by recess it was “hot” and they were glad they wore their shorts.)

All the snow melted. Yay! Spring is here! Or is it….

We true Wisconsinites know better.

I took this pic out my office window last night:

Yep, it snowed. This also obviously means that it was (and still is) at least 32 degrees or less.

I saw this meme last week during the warmer weather and laughed because it is SPOT ON.

We were in the “fake spring” season last week. It always happens. Weather gets nice, everyone gets all excited…Then bam, more winter always comes. And then real spring eventually comes, but much later down the road. 🙂

The boys were jumping around saying, “Yes! Spring is here!! We can get our bikes out!! Yes!!!” I even warned them, “Oh, don’t get too excited…I guarantee it will still snow again before all is said and done.” I was right, of course. 🙂

Love this one, too. 😂

In other news, I finally finished LIIFT4 from Beachbody yesterday. I first started it as part of a combo program with Barre Blend last summer, and found that I liked it. But that particular combo program only included some days of LIIFT4.

I ended up writing my own combo of LIIFT4 and Morning Meltdown, but I made it a 100 day program that included ALL of the LIIFT4 days eventually. I have just been slowly working my way though it, not worrying about really staying “on track” with the calendar.

Yesterday I completed the final LIIFT4 workout though! It’s a good program, I think. It’s only 4 days a week, which makes it a nice option for people who want to also run or do other workouts on the off days. I mixed in the Morning Meltdown workouts to supplement or have been doing gym workouts.

But the basic format is:

  • one Chest/Tricep day
  • one Back/Biceps day
  • one Shoulders day
  • one Leg

All days include a Core component at the end. Some of the workouts are half HIIT/ half lifting, others are more Circuit style (just lifting), some are intervals (lifting + HIIT together) and some are just HIIT (with the body part focus).

The workouts are pretty short- I think the longest is around 38-40 minutes, so I found them very do-able.

Yesterday’s HIIT was 37 minutes and I did it in my home office over my lunch break. 🙂

I am terrible about doing intense cardio on my own at the gym, so a class or video is definitely the way to go for me in terms of getting cardio/ HIIT in.

What are you doing for workouts these days??

Daily Gratitude:

I am grateful for clocks. Life might be a little complicated, albeit more relaxed??, without them. 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Fake spring & workout completion!

  1. Ooh, I will look into LIIFT4 next! Still running at the PAC with the Peleton app, Bodypump, and PiYo through the BeachBody app through the end of April. Thinking about signing up for the UW virtual Crazylegs run.

  2. My kids also never seem to need to bundle up like I do! I think I read that they have more brown fat to keep them warm. It is also common here for boys to wear shorts when it is clearly not shorts weather. Funny to see some things are the same thousands of miles away!
    I’ve recently signed up to Barre3 online to change ny routine up. Because my job is in very busy phase, I feel like I need more calm than the excitement of a HIIT session. I like that they incorporate mindfulness while still including cardio, and focus a lot on posture and health than how you look. I let myself tick my meditate checkbox for the day when I do a Barre3 session. 🙂

  3. good job completing a workout program! I’ve never followed one, usually abandon it after few days. I run 4-5 days a week with a long run on weekend, short 10-20 workouts 3-5 times a week mostly yoga/pilates.

    weather is so crazy!

  4. Even our little toddler seems to want to dress more cool or runs warmer or something. All winter he has preferred to not wear socks. Meanwhile Phil and I are in wool socks and don’t know how he isn’t freezing. We have wood floors and keep our house at 68 so it’s not like it’s super warm in here! He also likes to pull his pants up to make them ‘shorts’. Kids!

    I am still doing mostly walks and then some workouts from a program I did years ago. I kept all those workouts in a binder so go through them and look for something I am able to do. I’m avoiding all jumping exercises for now since I had some c section pain return. I see a pelvic floor specialist tomorrow. I just want to be looked over and make sure everything seems ok before starting more intense workouts. I am planning to get a beach body program when I am cleared for more intense workouts and will start with the 21 day fix I think! My neighbor wants to start to run with me but I think I will wait until I hit the 6 month mark to start running. We will see. I never did get back to running after Paul but this time around I hope to run during lunch since I will be WFH. I just find running with a running stroller to be sooooo hard!!

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