Last week I attempted to do a 7-day Sugar Detox. From the standpoint of the detox it didn’t go so well. From an overall health point of view I’d say it was a success. Did I completely remove sugar from my diet? No, but it did make me much more conscious about how much sugar I am eating. The first three days went really well and I had very low sugar intake. Physically I didn’t feel any different. I eat a very well balanced diet so some sugar here and there is not going to have a negative impact on me. This ‘detox’ just helped me become more aware of sugars hiding in foods so that I can make smarter, more informed choices!
My workouts last week weren’t the best in comparison to the previous weeks but I did mix things up a little bit! Plus I accidentally took two rest days. Colin also had an easy week leading up to his race on Saturday.
Monday- On the indoor trainer I did a 5 minute easy spinning warm up followed by 12 x 2 minutes hard, 1 minute easy with a 4 minute easy spinning cool down. I stayed entertained by watching Just Go with It. I’m not a fan of watching movies several times but for some reason this is one of the few that I can enjoy over and over! Colin only had to do a core workout plus 30 minutes on the bike.
Tuesday- I swam 1500 yards. I warmed up did some drills, then did a 500 yard swim for time and unfortunately my time had not improved from the previous week. At least I’m not getting slower!! I took Colin’s watch with me to time myself but then when I went to turn it on, it was dead. I did a good core workout when I got home too. Colin ran 45 minutes and swam 45 minutes. It’s crazy that those are now his short workouts!
Wednesday- I really wanted to do speed work. I woke up extra early to run when it was still cool outside, but Brice also woke up extra early so I didn’t get to go. By the time I got off work it was boiling hot outside and the thought of speed work on the treadmill sounded terrible. I did a cardio circuit at the gym instead and wowzers, that is a killer workout! I’m going to do a separate post just on that workout soon. I ended up running 4 miles by the time I finished. Colin did a brick workout consisting of a 45 minute bike and a 30 minute run. He kept it pretty easy going the whole time.
Thursday- Unplanned rest day. I worked late and then had to run by my old job to help them out. Plus, we were having friends over for dinner so I couldn’t do anything when I got home. These days happen! Colin was able to get his swim in though! 1,700 yards with several drills mixed in.
Friday- Off day for the both of us! I wanted to get in a swim since I didn’t on Thursday but there just wasn’t time for that.
Saturday- I ran 3.65 miles as the sun came up. I was wanting to run closer to 5 miles but I started 15 minutes later than planned so I had to cut it short because Colin’s race was going to start. I ran about another half a mile right after his race started so I got a little over 4 for the day. Colin did SOOO awesome in his Olympic distance race. I’m working on a recap of the day!
Sunday- I finally got on my bike OUTSIDE!!! Colin was supposed to do an easy recovery ride so I tagged along. We took advantage of having the grandparents with us and rode 11 miles. It wasn’t fast but it was fun!!! We rode through a State Park so it was nice and shaded. This ride reminded me of why I love cycling so much! I also did a nice core workout later in the day but it was cut short because of a little monkey that kept climbing on my back. 🙂
What is your favorite circuit style workout?
How many days a week do you do core work?