Monday, March 24, 2014

Workin' it out!

My spring break was great and I am so thankful for a much needed break! Although I was very productive over break, I know I also got some great R & R time as well.

Anyway, here's how I moved last week!

Monday - 60 minute Zumba
I tried a class with a different instructor because it was offered during the day. She was okay, but I was bummed when she cut the class short by about 15 minutes. I told myself I would go to my regular Zumba class in the evening, but then that didn't happen. Womp, womp.

Tuesday - 4 mile run/walk and 45 minute Piloxing class
This was my first Piloxing class and I loved it! She got the intensity up really high and was extremely energetic. I'm definitely going to this class again!

Wednesday - 60 minute Body Pump, 30 minute walk on the treadmill, 60 minute Zumba
 Ay yi yi. Was I ever sore after this! Luckily, by Friday I pushed through the pain and I think I just stretched it away! Haha! That horrible soreness is a sign that I *need* to do more pump and strength training.

Thursday - 30 minute bike ride
Due to the intensity of Wednesday, I skipped Zumba and did a 30 minute bike ride (on the new bike!) instead. I was still incredibly sore and the bike ride didn't help that, but I'm glad I got some activity in.

Friday - 75 minute Zumba "happy hour"
My gym does Zumba happy hours on Fridays every so often and they're kind of like mini Zumbathons. They are so fun!!! I was really sore, and honestly, worried about making it through this class, but once I warmed up I was fine! Afterwards all of us Zumba regulars hung out that gym celebrating one of our favorite instructor's birthdays and drinking beer (yes, our gym serves beer! I was surprised!)

Saturday - 60 minute Zumba class and 30 minute walk on the treadmill
This class was tough. I was just so tired!! I powered through and then hopped on the treadmill to get my steps up to 10k. I usually get a small run in after this class, but the thought of exerting much energy sounded awful.

Sunday - 60 minute Power Flow Yoga class and 30 minute walk on the treadmill
Gah, sometimes yoga is so hard for me. This class was hard for me. I could not get into tree pose for the life of me and felt silly making pathetic attempts the entire time. After the class I did feel good though. I needed a good stretch.

My steps for this week are lower than they normally are due to being on spring break. I was hoping I could make up for those steps by working out a little more and keeping myself busy, but that proved hard than I thought it would be!

I really need to get in more running. I only ran once last week and that is pathetic. I have a 10k coming up at the end of April and I would really love to pull off a good time, but if I don't get my booty out on some quality runs, that is NOT going to happen!

How did you move last week? What do you do when you're no longer motivated to run? (if you're a runner) 


Amber said...

No feeling silly in yoga! It's your practice and not anyone elses and I guarantee everyone was so busy focusing on their own tree pose they didn't even notice you falling out of yours! Honestly, the biggest change yoga has brought me is in my MIND. It has really helped me gain perspective and have a calmer more relaxed outlook over the last four years of doing it regularly.

Julie said...

I moved as much as I could, hopefully I can get to my classes the next 2-3 weeks before my life gets even crazier!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Last week was a good week of workouts for me as I ran 3 times, did a spin class and a strength training class, went for a hike and did a deep stretch yoga class. I echo what Amber says about your tree pose - I really do not think people notice as they are so focused on maintaining poses themselves!

When I got tired of running in the past, it helped to join a club to stay motivated. And signing up for a race and writing the training schedule in a planner helped as well. Now my relationship with running is different. I was unable to run for so long, I don't really dread runs anymore because I am just so thankful to be back. My issue is that I wish I could run more often, but I can't run consecutive days so that keeps my mileage low but again, it's just good to be back.

Emmy said...

I am so impressed with your workouts! You are a fitness BEAST! I have done a whole lot of "not moving" lately, although I did get a six-mile run in on Saturday. I need to really, really make this a priority. Ugh.