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Countdown to Hawaii Fitness Series: Week 5

Hey guys! Welcome to week five of my Countdown to Hawaii Fitness Series.

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These last couple weeks before our trip are jam packed with last minute preparations and our weekends are completely occupied as we are actually becoming PADI certified divers so we can scuba dive in Hawaii! Between work, the gym, learning to scuba dive, and preparing new content for the site I’m certainly in need of a vacation!

I’m still making the gym a priority and had a lot of fun relying on high intensity circuits, barbell circuits, and a lot of compound style moves; almost like crossfit. I’ve really come to like this style of training and am hoping to continue on with it well after my trip ends.

Now only one week away I can barely contain my excitement! I am certainly not as lean as I’d like to be, but that’s fine because I’m happy with where I’m at and the progress I’ve made in these past few weeks. I know I did it slowly and healthy and to me that’s more important than embarking on a six week crash diet that’ll make me lean for my trip, but wreck havoc on my metabolism and self-esteem in the long run.

I’ve found in the past two weeks especially my focus has really shifted from needing to be lean enough for the beach, to strengthening the muscles I’ll need for activities such as surfing, diving, swimming, and hiking. Seeing these types of strength improvements will always be more motivating than the number on the scale.

Anyway, enough rambling, what this past week in the gym looked like!

Monday- Barbell Circuit + Conditioning Circuit + Swim
Tuesday- Heavy Leg Day + Swim
Wednesday- Upper Body Circuit + Cardio Circuit
Thursday- 2 hockey games
Friday- Bagger Conditioning Circuit
Saturday- Scuba Diving Course
Sunday- Scuba Diving Course

This week I tried out a workout inspired by @hayscorn on Instagram. She’s a complete badass, if you’re not following her already you definitely should be! She posted this workout to her Snapchat and I decided to give it a go, subbing and modifying some of the moves to the best of my capabilities. (I don’t even think I could do a handstand, never mind walk in one.) Double unders also proved to be more difficult than I thought. After several failed attempts I decided to sub the 100 double unders for 300 normal skips.

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Bagger Circuit
100 calorie row
100 burpees
100 push-ups
100 overhead walking lunges
300 skips
100 sit ups

I took my GoPro with me to the gym, you know just in case this circuit killed me I had video evidence. 😉

Check out my Instagram for a quick video of the workout!

Finally, to end off this week, here’s a look at another day of intuitive eating. I continued to eat whatever I felt like this week, just continuing to track and listen to my body.

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Countdown to Hawaii Fitness Series Posts:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

 

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