Saturday Workout!


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!

Trying New Les Mills Classes

Happy 4th of July!


I have been hitting the gym hard for the past week with lots of classes.  After I post this, I am getting on my treadmill and running 4 miles, even if I’m sore and have to walk!  I’ve been team-teaching and subbing BODYPUMP once or twice a week at the gym.  Last week I tried BODYCOMBAT for the first time!



You can read about BODYCOMBAT on the Les Mills website and there are tons of videos on YouTube.  I took this class last Thursday night.  My calorie burn (according to my Polar) was 407 for the class.  I enjoyed it and left feeling good.  The next morning I woke up with crazy sore arms and upper back muscles!  I was shocked!!  It definitely worked different muscles and that will really inspire me to try it again in the future.  I taught pump the next night and was soreeeee!

This week, I tried BODYATTACK on Tuesday night for the first time.



You can read more about BODYATTACK on the Les Mills website here.  This is going to be a new class for my gym and is officially going on the schedule in the next few weeks.  Going into this class, I knew it was going to be tough.  My friend Steph has taken this class for awhile and says it is awesome.  This class did not disappoint and I LOVED IT!  This is CARDIO CARDIO CARDIO with strength training (no weights)!  I was drenched in sweat and sore in my calves, butt, chest and arms the next day.


BIG calorie burn for BODYATTACK!  536 calories in less than an hour!!  Seriously, awesome class so you should try it if attack is at a gym near you!  I’m still sore today but I HAVE TO MAKE MYSELF RUN!!  I am also team-teaching PUMP tomorrow morning, so I’m going to study some new tracks while I run on my treadmill :)


We are also working on getting our basement organized and turned into a workout area!! Colby got this bike rack the other day to keep them in one location.  We also got this….


GYM FLOORING FOR OUR BASEMENT!!!! :)  I’m sooooo excited to get this down so I can do BODYPUMP downstairs!!  We got an older TV from my parents to put downstairs and the gym flooring be perfect over the concrete floor.  This roll was HEAVY and Colby’s brother had to help us get it downstairs.  We got it from a store that sells the left over flooring that they use in commercial gyms!


No Excuses Summer!


(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!   :)

60 Minute BodyPump-ish Workout



Amy and I completed this workout on Thursday and the Polar said I burned 429 calories.  We moved quickly through the tracks and didn’t really break in between songs.



On Thursday I started feeling kinda sick.  Colby has been sick with bronchitis and I am just so stuffed up.  I took Friday off and planned to run 5 miles at the park with Amy this morning.


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My Garmin was all crazy at the beginning of our run and saying we were running a 11 min mile.  Amy’s watch said 9:20… all I knew is that I felt kinda like I was dying.  I couldn’t breath well and the pace that I was running last week seemed so hard today.  I did wear my heart rate monitor and was shocked to look down and see I was in the 180’s right away!  I knew I was sick and the sudafed probably didn’t help my heart rate out at all either.  When we got to 3 miles, I told her to go ahead without me and run until 4 and then turn around.  I slowed my pace down a lot and walked a few times and started to feel better.  She got about 1/4 of a mile ahead of me and I was happy to finish the last mile with her.  When I got home, I was shocked to see that my HR had gotten up to 187! YIKES!  Tough workout and the compression is ON!  I’m going to take it easy and take another rest day tomorrow!