Greetings from the team on this Monday!
Bonefish Grill date night, church, babysitting with us next door neighbour, purchasing a lawn mower, trying to teach just at Y, Jon’s grandmother’s visit, and a soccer game were all part of our relaxing weekend. Isn’t it crazy how full your schedule is? It didn’t hold that opinion at all, and I woke up this morning feeling calm and ready to face the week ahead.
It’s Monday again, which means it’s time to review the workouts of the previous week.
Recap of the workout:
On Monday, I added a 45-minute BODYCOMBATTM class to my regular 30-minute BODYPUMPTM class. It was a great idea to switch up this same Monday night time slot. The BODYPUMPTM workout is a favourite of mine that I can invariably count on for a great workout. BODYCOMBATTM is a unique workout that always leaves me sweaty and exhausted.
Tuesday: I got up early to go for a quick 30 minute run with my friends Sarah as well as Amy on Radnor trail. Whenever possible, we try and meet before work, and it has a huge impact on our days. Every day starts out better for me when I get up early and go for a run with some friends. After we were done, I went home to cool down with a 15-minute session of yoga.
On Wednesday, I woke up in pain throat because I was battling my allergies. I decided to attend a course as a way to get rid of it. A 30-minute GRITTM strength training session left me dizzy and exhausted. After a 30-minute class, it’s hard to believe how exhausted you can feel.
I returned to the gym to take a class with my best friend Alysha on Thursday because I was lacking motivation to work out alone due to allergies and laziness. I took part in a BODYPUMPTM and a GRITTM cardio class for 30 minutes each. To avoid getting sick with in middle of class, I had to drastically reduce my workload at the end of GRITTM. Alysha is an excellent teacher who knows when to push me and when to back off, making her classes even more enjoyable.
Yin/Restorative yoga at a local studio was just what my body needed on Friday. I was apprehensive about how long the class would be, but it passed by in a matter of minutes. As a result, my body has been able to recuperate and I was able to feel much better.
On Saturday, I led a YMCA cycling class for an hour. It was a passable experience, but nothing special. Even though I had hoped for an another few attendees, you can’t be too picky so when weather is this pleasant. I was able to fill 13 of the room’s 26 bikes, so it wasn’t a waste of time. My focus was on high-intensity sprints, and by the end of class, my legs felt such as jello.
Sunday is a day of rest. It’s always important for me to schedule at least one day of rest in my schedule so that I can rest and relax. It was wonderful!
I’d say it was a successful week! In my workouts, I did a good mix of strength and cardio, as well as some yoga. Now that I’ve been able to tailor my workouts to meet my body’s specific requirements, I’ve noticed a noticeable improvement in my overall strength. I’m hoping to squeeze in some more strength training time at the gym on my own this week. Progress is worth the effort, according to my blogging friend Hailey.