So I've done a few weeks of the new workout, and so far, I like it. I would say it's a little light on the intensity. The workouts in phase 1 are only 30-40 minutes long, and I'm much more used to putting in an hour or more. I'm pretty sure it gets tougher as you go on, and I have taken advantage of the extra time by throwing in random cardio workouts. I tried Zumba for the first time last week and had fun! I burned over 700 calories in an hour too... so not shabby at all!
My phase workouts consist of 5 exercises each workout done twice through. I'm in the higher weight, lower rep portion of the workouts so I've gotten my weights up pretty high. I'm enjoying that piece of things. Given that it's the holidays too and life gets hectic, it's been nice sometimes to get in and out of the gym in 45 minutes. The first exercise is a lower body one (squats or dead lifts). The others are a variety and include things like pushups, pullups, lunges, ab stuff... all reasonable stuff. I'm looking forward to phase 2 and ramping things up.
Also, on the running topic, I came in 2nd in my race! So exciting!!! My time was 24:50 which is a 5K PR for me. The woman who won last year won again... now I have someone to chase after. It was super exciting to see my name on the results webpage as placing. That is a first time for me. Woo hoo!
Hope everyone is surviving the holidays!