Hooray! What did/do you have planned?
I wish I could bake you a cake! Hmmm... what flavor would it be...?
Nice work on Steptastic yesterday! So glad you 'treated' yourself on your birthday!
Oh, and I know what you mean about Amanda being Next Gen Cathe. They're both uber-fit dynamos! Sounds like you've got a little dynamo on your hands, too!
Today I began the second week of my rotation: PUB Chest + PS Chest. It was a great, very challenging workout, but much much shorter than any of last week's workouts. I did the PUB warm-up then the two chest segments, and it was only 20 mins! But they were no-messin'-around minutes. Both PUB and PS have combined sets or exercises of flys + presses. And then the two sets of decline pushups after PUB chest were just cruel! In the best way, of course.
I had some time before DD woke and and wanted to work out a little longer, so I added Steptastic in honor of your birthday! Plus I'd been itching to do it and didn't feel like any super duper intense cardio. (I mean, it was challenging as I expect of any Cathe workout, but somehow the suffix -tastic doesn't quite inspire a frisson of terror...
You're right -- fun fun fun! Loved the music, loved the bloopers. So glad I did it -- just what I wanted this morning. Thanks for reminding me!
My one other thought, though, is that I don't think it has -- for me -- the staying power of other Cathe step workouts. When it comes to steady state cardio, I like a little more variety in the choreography if I'm going to do it over and over. There were a few times in the workout where I was like... wait, are we doing that V-step sequence again?! I guess I want my cardio to have a) enough intensity that I'm not thinking about choreography, b) simple choreography/moves that are constantly changing, or c) complex choreography that I have to engage my brain to memorize.
Though as a former dancer and former kid-who-memorized-long-strings-of-numbers-for-fun, I guess I'm kind of anomalous in my desire to have impossible choreography launched at me while I struggle to stay afloat!
All that said, I had a blast (har har) on Steptastic today!
Not sure about tomorrow -- legs? Or maybe I'll plow ahead to tris? (Or both? the UB workouts are quite short.) I just want to be sure I hit all the UB workouts before we head south to visit family next week...
Oh! Also! I'd been waffling about the GGS program. I love their articles, love what they stand for, and really wanted to give their kind of strength training a whirl, but the $100 price tag kept me waffling. I checked out Nia Shanks's Beautiful Badass program at another user's (desertambrosia's) recommendation, and it seems to me to be pretty analogous to the GGS program -- only it's just $27. And she has 19 programs to choose from instead of the GGS which I think is only 3 I think? And video tutorials and all the same stuff. So I bought it last night! Woo!
Nia is a founding member of GGS, anyways, so she seems to have shared sensibilities. I also just liked what I saw and read of her.
Of course, at checkout, there was the 'add on the BBA Bodyweight training program plus combined weights-and-bodyweight programs for $15' -- and being a sucker (and also enjoying no-equipment workouts that I can do with my mini-Cathe in our living room), I went for it.
I won't start the program for probably 3 weeks, but I want to take some time to read through all the BBA materials (there's a lot to go through) before I get going.
OK enjoy your total body (or whatever you go for) today! Have a great birthday weekend, Lisa!
BIG BIRTHDAY HUGS!