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Weekly Les Mills Workouts

Curious about my weekly workouts? I keep track of them on my workout log!

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February 16-22, 2015

Monday: RPM and BODYPUMP #4,8

Tuesday: CXWORX

Wednesday: RPM and CXWORX

Thursday: BODYPUMP and BODYFLOW

Friday: CXWORX

Saturday: ? I think my first BODYSTEP class and yoga

Sunday: ? I think BODYPUMP and BODYFLOW

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February 9-15, 2015

Monday: BODYPUMP

Tuesday: BODYFLOW 30 min

Wednesday: CXWORX

Thursday: BODYPUMP/BODYFLOW

Friday: CXWORX

Saturday: BODYATTACK

Sunday: BODYFLOW 30 min and CXWORX #1,2,5

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February 2-8, 2015

Monday: BODYPUMP

Tuesday: BODYFLOW

Wednesday: CXWORX

Thursday: BODYPUMP

Friday: off

Saturday: BODYFLOW practice

Sunday: Film my BODYFLOW 67 DVD!! My Birthday :)

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As you can see, I haven’t been much of a PINK RUNNER lately! My last run was December 1st! I think it’s important to take breaks from running every once in a while. After training all last summer for my fall marathon and then doing a half three weeks later – I was burnt out. I got sick in December and was busy with work, so I didn’t worry about running. I took time to prepare for my BODYFLOW training on January 17-18, so that was a main focus for me.

 

I decided NOT to sign up for a spring race. It feels sort of strange, because I’ve done a spring half or full marathon from 2010-2014. I’m used to mentally preparing for those cold winter long runs on the weekends. Deciding whether to chance it outside and dodge the ice – or keep it safe on the boring basement treadmill. With all of my focus on Les Mills programs right now, I just wasn’t feeling it! I was also holding out to see what Nike came up with for a spring half marathon, but it won’t be close for me anymore. They are going to have a running series all over the world. San Francisco and Canada are the closest races for me, so I won’t be doing that. I’m lucky I got into DC the past two years! I’m still thinking of training for the Steamtown marathon again next fall. I would start an 18-week training plan in June. We will see what I decide!

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On our schedule Wednesday night, Thursday night and Friday morning!

As for my workouts, I’m enjoying all the Les Mills in my life right now! I try to do BODYPUMP 2-3x a week. It prevents me from getting so sore when I just do it once! I was just doing CXWORX once a week, but now I have a new Friday morning class most weeks. CXWORX is such a great class. I need to convince Colby to do the main core tracks with me in the basement more often! So excited to now have a BODYFLOW class late Thursday night! I started two weeks ago and I’ve been teaching Pump and Flow back to back!!! Two hours of heaven!

BODYFLOW Taping and Birthday Weekend

I had a great Birthday this past weekend! Even though I was ending my Les Mills 21 Day Food Challenge (official day 21 today!) – I made pretty healthy decisions at two great restaurants Friday/Saturday night.

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crispy poached egg, arugula oil

My parents took Colby and I out Friday night for dinner. I decided on mussels as an appetizer! YUM and a salad with grilled salmon. No bread from the bread basket! Woo hoo! I did have some of my Mom’s calamari. Colby and I split a chocolate mousse dessert that was a little too rich for me, but I ate it anyway. I missed chocolate SO MUCH on this 21 day challenge! I had a few small pieces of Brookside chocolate covered berries a few days ago, but that was about it.

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Colby took me out Saturday night to my favorite local French restaurant. It was amazing. I had a mushroom appetizer on risotto and a salad with grilled shrimp. I love ordering salads at restaurants. For some reason, doesn’t a salad always taste better when someone else makes it for you??

 

Sunday was my Birthday and I had set up to film myself teaching BODYFLOW that morning. I figured my Birthday would bring me good luck! My Mom came to film it and I had two yoga instructors and other friends come to my class. I needed 5 people for the filming and I had 7. I wanted to take a picture at the beginning, but I was too nervous and forgot. I got some of my friends for a picture at the end!

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Aaron, Steph (certified in ATTACK/CXWORX), me, Katy and Amy

My video couldn’t have gone any better! I remembered everything! The sound levels were good. I’m always worried my mic isn’t loud enough for BODYFLOW but it was fine. I really went for it with my technique, trying to be perfect. I can definitely feel it in my muscles today!!

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If any of you have submitted instructor assessment videos to Les Mills on their website, you know it can be frustrating. With an hour video, file sizes can be very large. Luckily, I got my 3GB video uploaded and submitted it last night! I will find out in two weeks or less if my video makes me an official BODYFLOW instructor!

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I also signed up for my first Advanced Instructor Module (AIM 1) for BODYPUMP!!! There is one two hours away, it is one day (8am-6pm) and I’m so excited. Les Mills offers these for instructors that have been certified for 6+ months. I’m going on two years for BODYPUMP, so I know I am ready for it. They also have AIM 2 that can be taken 6+ months after AIM 1. I CAN’T WAIT!!

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Our gym’s class schedule!  I’m on Weds. CXWORX, Thurs. BODYPUMP/BODYFLOW and most Fri. CXWORX at 6AM eeeek!

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