I am adding back exercise little by little to bring me back to training level. I have two more classes to use up at my Pilates studio. I decided to drop Xtend Barre on Monday and substitute it with yoga for two reasons. Most importantly, it hurts my knees. It also can cause some muscle soreness, and with my DietBet final weigh-in coming up, I can't afford that. Yoga will feel good -- I haven't done it in a while. Ideally I would have that in my schedule at least once a week.
I finally got back in the pool tonight. It was not as bad as I was afraid it would be. I even did a little bit of butterfly today and was complimented on it by one of my fellow swimmers and my coach.
The picture above gives you an idea, but here's how my workouts broke down day-by-day:
Monday: Xtend Barre (a.k.a. Knee Crunching Class), 45 minutes with some stretching at the end. Walked 30 minutes.
Tuesday: 40 minutes of running, 15 minutes of walking.
Wednesday: Guts & Butts class, 45 minutes of mostly kettlebells and ab work with some stretching.
Thursday: Off. It was a busy day and my knees were killing me.
Friday: 20 minutes running and 10 minutes of walking.
Saturday: Pilates Circuit class.
Sunday: One hour of swimming. Took it a little easy today.