Women’s Workout: Cycle 12 – 90 Day Women’s Workout Challenge, Week 1, Day 2

Women’s Workout: Cycle 12 – 90 Day Women’s Workout Challenge, Week 1, Day 2

Cycle 12: Week One Day Two

Day One: Warm Up (10 minutes)

Day Two: Cardio (30 Minutes)

Day Three: Rest (15 Minutes)

The first day of cycle 12 was very easy. I felt like my body had recovered from the previous week. My legs were still strong and I could run fast enough to keep up with the guys around me. On the second day, however, things started getting harder…

My arms were starting to feel tired again after running so much last night. As the week went on, I noticed that running really makes my legs and butt stronger. They don’t look any bigger or shapely, but they sure can burn!

Was your body struggling in the beginning?

It took me awhile to get into it not having a training plan to follow. I kept expecting to have one though. I guess this is why they don’t give you a plan, some people need to learn for themselves what works and what doesn’t. I’m glad I didn’t over think it and just went with it! The second week was a little easier. I found myself starting to get stronger and I could run further!

Everyone starts somewhere right?

A few of us are going out for drinks after class on Tuesday, you should come! 🙂


Women's Workout: Cycle 12 - 90 Day Women's Workout Challenge, Week 1, Day 2 - Image

Hi again!

I’m glad to hear the workouts are going well for you. I’ve been following you on the group page, and even though everyone is supportive it seems like you have struggled in some of the workouts. It’s OK! You can’t be perfect at everything.

We all have our weak points!

I think you would really enjoy the class we are going to tonight. I’m SURE you will find someone to hang out with. I don’t want you to feel like a third wheel or anything, that’s not why I’m inviting you. I just feel like you would enjoy meeting new people and having fun with us!

See you tonight!



I just saw your comment on the group wall. Yes, it is hard to maintain motivation without a trainer yelling in your ear. I’ve been at this a lot longer than you so if you ever need advice, let me know!

I’m glad to hear that things are going well for you! Keep kicking butt!


Women's Workout: Cycle 12 - 90 Day Women's Workout Challenge, Week 1, Day 2 - gym fit workout

Warm-Up (10 minutes)

Welcome to the halfway point of Women’s Workout! Last week was the start of the second cycle, and this week is the start of week three. We’ll be doing something a little different today to break up the monotony of running, biking, and rowing. Today we will be focusing on our core strength.

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