Weekly Moves and Grooves VI

Six weeks here at BU? Not real life, man.

weekly moves and grooves

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week/weekend so far! I’ve been having a darn awesome time with my friends as we embrace the long weekend here in America for Columbus Day. Three day weekends make me happy. πŸ™‚

I have no smooth transition into this, but here are my workouts from this week!


Rest // 30 air squats + 30 pushups + 30 situps

Those random exercises were just study breaks πŸ™‚


5 min. row warmup + Lindsay’s 10-4 workout



This is one of my favorite workouts because it has so many complex movements and BURPEES! It ain’t easy, but it sure did a good job of getting the sweat/blood (in my circulatory system, not externally)/endorphins flowing after sitting all day in class.


20 min. adaptive motion trainer + 8 min core workout from Purely Twins + upper body strength

For the upper body portion:

I rarely do steady state cardio on a machine because it’s just not fun in my opinion (I’d rather do a circuit workout that involves different exercises), but I was feelin’ it this day.




Shoulder workout + yoga

My friend Albert joined me at the gym on Thursday, and he requested that we work on shoulders, so we did! I don’t quite remember what we did exactly, but I know it involved these exercises:

Shoulders were BURNT. Albert would agree πŸ™‚


5 min. row warmup + circuit workout from Julie + 8 min. ab tabata

I didn’t really want to work out, but I really did at the same time. So I just took the circuit workout at a challenging but still slower pace just to get moving. I did alternating curtsy lunges instead of the lunges with side shoulder raise and plank jacks instead of triceps extensions.


Hike with the Catholic Women’s Group + some burpees in the dorm



{photo creds to Erica!}

It was a rainy day yesterday, but we women are “the hardest of core” (in the words of the lovely missionary, Erica), so we roughed it out there on a hike for about 1.5 hours. It was a soggy good time.

I hope you all have a beautiful Sunday! The weather decided to be gorgeous today when we don’t have any events taking place outside. Mother Nature is chuckling.

So tell me:

Do you like steady state cardio?

Do you like hiking?

What do you do when you don’t feel like working out?





16 thoughts on “Weekly Moves and Grooves VI

  1. O man you’re a trooper! I love hiking…when the weather is good!😜
    I can’t believe it’s been six weeks! Before you know it it will be 2015πŸ™ˆtime slow down!!!
    I’ve had quite a few days this week where I just didn’t feel like doing anything so what I did was just did something easy and if I was enjoying it I would continue, if not I would just call it a day. It’s definately something I struggle with though.
    Anywho, have a great 3 day weekend AlisonπŸ’–

  2. i looooove burpees. so much. your workouts sound awesome this week! i can’t stand steady state cardio, which is funny considering i loved training for my marathon last year..i guess i just can’t stand steady state cardio on machines!

    keep on groovin’, chica!

  3. Usually when I don’t feel like working out I just do it because once you’ve started cant stop really (especially if you’ve gotten changed and everything!! ;)) please check out my blog I just moved to wordpress and your opinion would mean a lot πŸ˜€ x

  4. Whenever I don’t feel like working out I like to go on a leisurely walk/run in my neighborhood or the park :). I’m not doing anything too intense but it still makes me feel good to get outside and be active!

  5. Hey Alison! I know I haven’t been commenting as much lately but I have been reading your posts. It sounds like you’re doing great in college and keeping up with your workouts. That’s awesome!

  6. Hey Alison. I know I haven’t been commenting as much but I have been reading your posts. =) Looks like you’re adapting well to college and it’s great you’re getting physical activity in. I wouldn’t have been able to hike in the rain.
    My sister doesn’t work out and she says that walking around school is a workout in itself!

  7. I love steady state cardio–in running we call it Long Slow Distance. πŸ˜›
    I’m currently looking at colleges/universities and they’re saying it’s super crucial for you to visit the campus to get a feel for it before moving in. Your thoughts?

    • I definitely think visiting the campus/going to open houses/campus events is crucial before making a decision! Doing those things impacted my decision immensely, but I do know several people who made their decision without visiting the college. Either way, doing thorough research helps! Best of luck with the search, girl! πŸ™‚

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