Good morning, friends!  How was everyone’s weekend?  Mine was just okay, as I have been trying not to re-aggravate my back after I pulled a muscle last week.  Thursday the spasms were so bad they kept me home from work, and unfortunately they continued into Friday night, causing me to miss Bridget’s birthday extravaganza.  Sadface.  The rest of my weekend included doing some blog clean up on Saturday morning, a wedding for a family friend of Tim’s, and some pool time on Sunday afternoon.  My back is feeling better, but only in the sense that I am no longer having spasms.  I have a huge knot that won’t work itself out, so I am considering getting a massage this week.  In the meantime, I’ve been taking a lot of ibuprofen and acetaminophen and hoping for the best.  Oh yeah, and resting too.  I know I need to because the back is not something to mess around with, but I am feeling large and in charge and pretty cranky without my usual endorphin flow.  Woe is me.

Weekly Workouts

Last Week’s Workouts

That being said, what was originally supposed to be a way better workout week than the week before turned into another meh workout week.  And apparently meh workout weeks equal no pictures taken for the blog.


Took Ashley’s Core Strength class, followed by her Cardio Cutz class.  It was fun being in those classes again, and I was a sweaty mess by the end!

Subbed Liz’s Kickboxing class, then taught my Interval class with a 3×3 mini circuit format.

Skipped my planned cardio to celebrate my presentation gone well!

Taught my 6am class with a different 3×3 mini circuit format.



This Week’s Workouts

I’m not sure yet about this week, again it’s going to depend on how I’m feeling.  I’m going to outline my ideal week, but I’m banking on needing to  teach (without doing) and lots of walking instead.  🙁

  • Sunday:  Rest
  • Monday:  Cardio
  • Tuesday:  Strength work, pending how the back feels.  TBD whether in my own class or another class I evaluate.
  • Wednesday:  Cardio or rest
  • Thursday:  Strength work in my class
  • Friday:  Spin or rest
  • Saturday:  Kickboxing

Any advice for a pulled back muscle?