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Weekly Workouts: Following the Feel Good

After last week’s declaration that I was recommitting to strength training, I failed to follow through on it this week. To be fair, I did get one bodyweight strength workout and one weights session in but that was the extent of it.

I had every intention to keep it going this week but then I started this four-day workshop ashtanga yoga with David Williams on Thursday and lifting and running somehow felt like the exact wrong thing to do. While I was practicing with David, I felt better in my body than I have in a very long time and I didn’t want to do anything to jeopardize that “yoga high” so I settled on yoga and walking for the weekend.

And it was perfect. Strength training will always be there. The opportunity to practice with David is rare. I can’t wait to share my full David Williams weekend recap with you tomorrow.

In the meantime, here is a quick look at the workouts I did do this week. They were just right for my body and I feel 100% content as I sit on the couch writing this post for you right now.


10 rounds:

10 jump lunges (each leg)
10 push ups
10 jump squats
10 mountain climbers
100 meter hill sprint

This workout was killer and took me 28 minutes. I was visiting my grandmother and wanted to do something other than just run but didn’t want to pay a drop in at the gym so I made up a park workout. I ran a half mile to and from the park to warm up and cool down.


Hot yoga



4 rounds:

20 back squats (75 lbs)
10 chin ups (band assisted)
20 kettlebell swings
10 GHD sit ups
20 dumbbell chest flies (17.5 lbs)
10 dumbbell strict press (17.5 lbs)
20 dumbbell bent over rows (17.5 lbs)

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Ashtanga primary series


Ashtanga primary series


Ashtanga primary series and one hour walk


Ashtanga modified second series and one hour walk

Tell me about your week of workouts. What was your focus?

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  • jill conyers September 14, 2015, 5:23 am

    Awesome week of workouts. Yoga was my focus with consistent strength training.

  • Emily @ My Healthyish Life September 14, 2015, 8:15 am

    I haven’t had a “yoga high” in a while but I know what it feels like. Can’t wait to hear about the workshop! My week was mostly running but I did manage two yoga classes and 1 strength.

    • Jen September 14, 2015, 11:25 am

      I get that! I tend to go through cycles where yoga is all I want to do and then a few weeks later that changes to strength and running. Just listen to your body!

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt September 14, 2015, 9:05 am

    What an opportunity! So glad you got to ride that yoga high!
    I’ve been refocusing on yoga lately and it feels great.

    • Jen September 14, 2015, 11:22 am

      It was just what I needed to get back into ashtanga!

  • Libby September 14, 2015, 3:21 pm

    This week my main focus was on strength training and lifting slightly heavier than I usually do. I love how well you listen to your body and exercise based on how you’re feeling! I seem to fall into the same general routine every week without really thinking about it, which probably isn’t best.

    • Jen September 14, 2015, 8:20 pm

      Thank you! It’s something that comes with time, and you certainly have to set an intention to do so.

  • Cassie September 26, 2015, 2:59 pm

    The pose you did in the photo looks insanely hard! I am so mind-blown!! 😀

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