Hi everyone! Happy Sunday. I hope you’re weekend has been fantastic. Ours has been, but more on that tomorrow.
Today, I wanted to check in and catch up on this Lorna Jane Challenge I’ve been participating in (you can still join!). I’m on day 49 right now (I started a week late), and things are definitely stepping up. I had mentioned I was worried in phase one because the workouts were just too easy, but phase two has been different.
The focus of phase two incorporates the flexibility and mobility of phase 1, but it also adds in more functional movements to work on coordination and balance. These workouts are done in a more high intensity way, so to speak.
Each day of the week has a different workout. Day 3 and day 7 are “Outdoor Active Living” which means you should get outside and move. But, we’re in the middle of winter, so there goes that, ha. I have typically been running on these days, so I’m still moving, just not sticking to these everyday workouts because there aren’t any. It does give you suggestions as to what to do, like swimming, Barre, volleyball, hot yoga, but you don’t have to stick to those suggestions.
Each week repeats, but increases the intensity. For instance, the “Lay It Straight” workout in week one has you doing 30 seconds for each exercise, with a 30 second rest between. Week two increases to 40/20, week 3 increases to 50/10, and week 4 stays at 50/10 but has 5 sets instead of 4 sets.
It’s been a bit more difficult to fit these exercises in since I’m training for the half as well, and teaching two classes. Some weeks I’ve switched around workouts, and included the exercises into the classes I teach. They are perfect for my Tuesday night class. They still only take about 16 minutes, or maybe 20 some days, which isn’t a full workout to me. However, I see where that could be enough for those just starting out.
One day I took my workout outdoors. I loved it!
I did like the variety of exercises. There were some I’m used to, such as squat jump with pulses, or plank rotation, but other ones were fun to try. I like the burpee cross crunch, which takes the burpee one step further. or the burpee front kick. I really just like burpees Ha My classes haven’t been loving those exercises as much as I have been!
Here’s a look at what I see for each day. This is done on days 33, 40, 47, and 54. You can see where it shows the exercises, and what to do for each week.
Then, we get actual picture demonstrations of each move. It also shows tips, and two levels for the moves, to make it easier to harder.
I’m excited to see what phase 3 brings about next week! It should be exciting
Also, keep in mind there is a nourish component to this program. I did review some of the recipes, but due to my extreme pickiness, I unfortunately did not like many ingredients. Because I am not in this to lose weight, I didn’t feel it was necessary to push myself to try that. I do think it’s great for those who struggle to eat healthy foods, and gives a lot of variety. It just isn’t for me, but that’s ok! We’re all different.