Happy Saturday! I am feeling good after my first week back to school teaching this week. I taught BODYPUMP by myself both Tuesday and Thursday. I have a mini running goal in mind for a shorter race coming up at the end of September, so I am adding running back into my workout schedule next week! I’ve just come to terms that I usually take summer off. I hate running in the heat, so I am okay with the break each year.
Colby is training for the Baltimore Marathon, so he was scheduled to run 16 this morning. I decided to run as much as I could and that ended up being 5 miles. I love my Brooks, but I think my insoles are bothering my feet. I end up with a blister in the same inside of my arch every time I use them! I took it easy on my run and tried to keep it slow (around 9:45-10:00 min pace). I took a few walk breaks, so my overall pace went down. I was okay with that because I need to ease myself back into it!
After my 5 miles in the sun, I got back and did CXWORX. It always amazes me how hard that 30 minute workout can be! I haven’t done it in a while, so I was dying during all the planks!! I need to do CXWORX more often!
Have a good weekend!
(I didn’t go grocery shopping yet, so lots of smoothies! This one is light chocolate silk soy milk, chocolate Vega protein, PB2 powder, frozen strawberries and banana.)
Colby and I just got back from Disney World!! We had an amazing 8 day trip to the happiest place on earth and it was great! Since he just finished his half Ironman on June 9th, he was really looking forward to this vacation. I was a little nervous thinking about this trip and how we decided to go with the meal plan, but I ate really healthy most of the time (besides the desserts that came with every meal!) and we did TONS of walking! I even wore my Garmin a few days and was shocked to find out we walked probably 7-9 miles almost every day! I’ll post more about Disney later and how to survive it without gaining weight because I think I even lost a pound or two. Who would have thought??
(These watches are getting a workout this summer!!)
While we were in Disney, Colby and I talked about our fitness plans non-stop. He is ready to get back to his triathlon training right away and has a sprint tri coming up in 3 weeks. I decided I have NO EXCUSES not to exercise all the time and eat healthy this summer! Besides private music lessons and teaching BODYPUMP, I have a very free schedule and I should take advantage of all that time! I really want to run more often, even if it is short mileage. I’ve ran 3 miles the past two days and I’ve been trying to memorize the new BODYPUMP 86 choreography. I also took a 30 minute spin class followed by CXWORX at the gym before our trip and loved it so that is on my schedule too!
More about Disney World later… ahh it really is the happiest place on earth!
Summer has officially begun for me and I am loving it! Colby did his half Ironman this past weekend and rocked it! I will post tomorrow all about his race. We got back yesterday and I only ran 3 miles on the treadmill at the hotel once. I had plenty of time today to workout… so that is what I did!
I asked Colby to run 3 easy miles with me outside. His legs were sore but he was okay going slow with me. We walked a little too. Tonight, I did something I haven’t done in a longgggg time… I went to a SPIN class!! Two years ago I tried to get into spin, but I just couldn’t. My new gym has all RPM (Les Mills spin class) and they have a 30 minute class two times a week. Tonight they had the 30 minute class and CXWORX was right afterwards. I really loved it!! 30 minutes was just enough, because I’m not sure I could have done much more tonight. Spin is just so hard when you aren’t used to it! I loved that it was in a separate spin room and it just had such a cool atmosphere. I really liked the instructor too!
I made an awesome smoothie this morning after my run. I haven’t made a smoothie in a few weeks so it tasted great. Chocolate Vega protein, Silk almond milk, PB2 powder, spinach, frozen banana, frozen strawberries and chia seeds! YUM!
Big Ironman review tomorrow!
I GOT TO MEET THIS GUY TODAY!!! Sheldon is on the Les Mills “Pump” (At home -BodyPump) DVDS that I bought a few months ago and is basically a major celebrity in my life. When I put in the one DVD for the first time, he mentions he is from PA close to us. I found out from the one principal at my school that teaches BP that he was going to be at a release party for the new BP and CXWORX at her Gold’s gym!! She reserved me, Amy and my friend Kim spots for the classes and it was AWESOME!
First of all, this gym is a million times nicer than the two Gold’s gyms I go to in my area. This one was only 20 minutes away, so I might need to stop there more often this summer! I loved how the mirrors were on every wall and I was reserved a spot up in the front row!
(My set up for the morning) My goal was to GO EASY because I need to run 11 miles this weekend and planned to do it today. Colby has a sprint triathlon tomorrow. Of course I DIDN’T GO EASY because it was just too much fun!! I LOVE THIS CLASS! I went hard since I was up front and didn’t want Sheldon to think I was weak! Now I am running my 11 miles tomorrow afternoon because my legs and arms are still shaking from this morning.
For the 30 minute preview of the new BP (release 85), we did warm up (10 lb on each side), squats (17.5 lbs on each side), chest (7.5 lbs on each side) and lunges (10 lbs in each hand). The lunges were INSANE with jumping squats on and off the bench. I loved it.
The CXWORX 30 minute class did all of the tracks except for one of the standing strengths with the band. The second ab track was intense, just like they always are… Lots of planks and the one track had us running mountain climbers as fast as possible. I was sweating!
Seriously, I’m so happy about this workout. We had such a good time and I want to get certified to teach BodyPump more than every now…