Lately I’ve felt pretty bored with my “Weekly Workouts” posts. I’m bored with the name, I’m bored with just summarizing all the time, and I’m also bored with posting them on Mondays. The week technically starts with Sunday, and I always make my week’s fitness plan/intentions on Sundays, so doesn’t it make more sense for me to talk about workouts and fitness stuff on a Sunday?

We’ll see how posting on Sundays goes in terms of my schedule and how much readership Sunday posts get, but here’s the first official post in my new “Sunday Sweat Talk” series. I do still want to recap my workouts, but I also want to use this space as a place to discuss something fitness related on my mind, anything interesting that happened in my classes, a new tidbit… anything! I would also love if this series could be a bit more interactive, hence my putting the word “talk” in the series title. That means I want YOU guys to leave comments with new workout ideas, share links to a favorite workout you did, ask a question, or just check in to hold yourselves accountable.

Let’s just pretend we’re having a little Sunday morning group coffee date and catching up on fitness, mmkay? That is the point of this little community after all , so we can all use each other for ideas and motivation!

Sunday Sweat Talk

Let’s talk about….

My hangover workout

I’m ashamed to admit this, but I spent the first day of 2014 with one of my top five worst hangovers. EVER. Like right up there with my 21st birthday, that horrible Monday after a random karaoke sesh at the Hong Kong… I’ll just stop there. Joe and Cate’s wedding was so fun, and the white wine and champagne just kept flowing. I honestly don’t think it was how much alcohol I consumed at the wedding, but more so that I’m kind of old now. You know? There’s just no tolerance left, whatsoever. I typically don’t drink during the week, and my intake on the weekends is much more moderate than it was in my younger years. Hence having that headache until 9pm on New Year’s Day.

I spent January 1st (yes, January 1st, the day of all days to be your healthiest and totally set the stage for the year to come – ha) paying no attention to what I was putting in my body. Like I ate two sandwiches and two plates of white pasta at the post wedding lunch. I also pretty much at an entire (big) bag of tortilla chips over the course of the day by myself. I pretty much stuffed my face  all day long. Maybe I shouldn’t be ashamed. It’s kind of funny, right? The healthy living blogger starts 2014 off on the right foot!

Needless to say, when I taught my Thursday morning class at 6am the next day, I was in ROUGH shape. I hadn’t taught any classes in two full weeks, so there was that initial adjusting back to instructor mode going on. Then there was the fact that I didn’t wake up earlier than 8:30am on any day that I took off over the past week, causing the 5:10am wake-up call to be a bit more brutal than usual. Oh, and then there was the puddle of white wine sweat underneath me. I had my die hards in class, but it was a smaller class due to the snow, and my mojo just wasn’t there. The workout was all over the place. I felt like I could barely do any of the exercises to my fullest potential, and I know it was because of all the CRAP I put in my body the day before. I know whenever I have a snacky night, my workouts just feel off the next day, and Thursday was definitely no exception. It just really goes to show that how you fuel your body truly impacts your fitness performance.

Anyways! Here is my instructor apology to anyone who came to Thursday class, especially F&F reader Dana and her roommate Alison. I promise that was the most atypical class ever!! Please come back.

Let’s talk about…

My workouts from last week

Fifteen minutes of core work at home. Tim and I did this five-minute partner ab challenge together, and we followed that up with a bunch of random core exercises until we hit fifteen minutes.

Cardio, arms, and abs: 1 mile run > biceps/triceps supersets > short but tough ab circuit  > 1 mile run

Ab Circuit

40 minutes of steady state on the elliptical and some plank work. I did this at the hotel before Cate and Joe’s wedding. I had to keep myself occupied while Tim had groomsmen duties, after all.

Hotel Plank

Died all day Rest

Hangover workout!

Something about the hangover workout on Thursday must have still worked, because I did wake up feeling very sore. I decided not to push myself on Friday, and I took a rest day.

Monique‘s kickboxing class. There were about 50 people in the room, and it was SO hot and sweaty. I had another puddle of sweat underneath me, but this time in a good way! It was a great way to start the day.

Monique and me

Let’s talk about…

My workout plan for this week

  • Sunday – Short cardio, followed by a legs and shoulders workout with Tim at the gym
  • Monday – I’m thinking of spinning
  • Tuesday – Back to Two A Day Tuesday. Feels like forever! What to teach, what to teach…
  • Wednesday – Likely an off day
  • Thursday – Teaching my 6am
  • Friday – TBD
  • Saturday – TBD

Let’s talk about…

This workout blast from the past

Try my 10 minute weekend ab burner!

Readers, time to talk! Share something fitness related in the comments – a great workout you did last week, your plan for this week, or maybe just tell me about your worst workout ever?

Can’t wait to hear what you have to say!