It’s time for another Fitness Friday.
This week has been great in terms of workouts! I feel like I’m really back on track and am pretty excited about. Let’s look back at what I did.
On Saturday I headed out for a 1 mile run to warmup. I pushed myself a little bit and did an 8:10 mile which was awesome. Then I came home and did a quick workout in the basement with my kettlebell and medicine ball.
On Saturday I also did something a little crazy.I saw a crossfit Groupon for 10 classes at a place that’s SO close to my house so I just had to buy it.
I actually bought one for both the hubby and I so we can learn together. Neither of us have done Crossfit before. I’ve been thinking about it for a while. There just hasn’t been a place close enough to our house. This place is so close that I have no excuse not to go. I think we’re heading to our first class tomorrow morning so i’ll be sure to let you guys know how it goes!
I also took the boys on a walk…I’ve been trying to soak up as much outside time as I can while it’ still nice.
On Sunday I headed out for another run. I did intervals, running 30 seconds and then walking 30 seconds…I covered 2 miles before heading to yoga!
That’s right, I also went to my very first yoga class ever. I found a studio near my house that was having an open house so the class was free. I liked the class. I didn’t love it, but i understand that like anything new, there’s a learning curve. I need to learn all the moves and get more comfortable before I can start to love it I think. I signed up for a 4 week beginner series so for the next 4 Sundays I’ll be going to class. By the end I’ll be familiar with a lot of the basic poses and will be able to do some of the other classes at the studio. I also think that i’ll enjoy some of the more flowing, faster moving classes better once I get the basics down so i’m looking forward to trying those! Plus, the studio was having a deal for new customers so I only paid $25 for a one month unlimited pass. They have a relaxation class on friday nights and a stretching class on Wednesdays that’s meant for athletes that I might try. It’s not yoga- the focus is more on stretching…which I really need to work on.
On another note, my yoga teacher asked me if I was a dancer because I’m so flexible. I laughed and said nothing could be farther from the truth. I am SO not a dancer But I have always been very flexible!
On Monday, I kicked off the first day of Best Body Bootcamp. Some of you might remember that I also did Tina’s last round of bootcamp. Tina is one of my blogging besties and even though I only loosely follow her bootcamp plan, I still like to support my fellow bloggers. What she does with this bootcamp is amazing and helpful to SO many people!
I tend to use her workout plans as inspiration and don’t follow them exactly. They provide me with a lot of inspiration. On Monday night I did the first weights workout. My favorite move was the scorpion! Have you tried it? Talk about using your abs!
I also changed up some of the moves to things that I like better- for example, if Tina has us doing lateral raises, I might choose to do shoulder presses…and that’s fine. It’s about doing what’s best for you.
Tuesday I headed out to do intervals. I walked the dogs first and then dropped them off and headed back out. I did 1 min running, 30 seconds walking and covered 2 miles at an 8:51 pace which I was happy with. I also did some abs when I got home.
Wednesday, the hubby and I took the boys on a nice long walk and then later in the evening I headed downstairs to do some weights. Again, I made some modifications…but my favorite moves were the hip adductions on the stability ball- they always leave my legs feeling like jello…and squats with shoulder presses is one of my favorite combos!
Rest day. I was sore all over so it was much needed
So there you have it! Are you a crossfit fanatic or a yogi? Any tips for me as I embark on these new fitness adventures?!