I just realized that I forgot to announce the winner of my FitHouse giveaway last week. Shannon P, you’re the lucky draw! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize.
Now onto weekly workouts.
For the past two weeks, I only managed to get four workouts a week in. I’m happy to report that this week I was back to normal. It just goes to show you can’t dwell on the “off” weeks or when life just gets in the way. As long as you are fairly consistent, that’s what matters.
Last Week’s Workouts
On Monday I was very determined to wake up and make it to the gym for a morning workout. I figured that the Monday after Daylight Savings Time would be a good day to start, as we gained not only an hour of sleep, but some more light in the morning as well. I am proud of myself for going, and I started the day with a great sweat. I warmed up with a steady 15 minutes on the elliptical and then did this bosu and row superset workout.
Per usual, I took Liz’s Kickboxing and then taught my class. I taught with a drop set format, which I haven’t done in a long time. Drop sets are when instead of stopping a set at the point of fatigue, you actually lower the amount of weight used in an exercise by about 10% and continue to do as many reps as possible at the lower weight. I didn’t do the full workout with the class as I was walking around to correct form, but Liz texted me on Wednesday to say she was sore and happy!
I had the pleasure of attending a class at Barry’s Bootcamp, courtesy of New Balance‘s LaceUp365 program. The class was really good, and I was completely in my element. Plus I got to meet some fellow Boston bloggers that I’ve followed for a while now. I will be recapping my experience this week, so stay tuned.
I taught my 6am class, which I thought I’d be too sore to teach from Barry’s, but since my soreness didn’t kick in until the afternoon I powered through it. I taught a format where we did ten upper body exercises for 60 seconds each (totally took a bunch that we did at Barry’s for this), five minutes of cardio, then ten lower body exercises for 60 seconds each, then five more minutes of cardio.
There were 28 people in class on Thursday morning, and each one of them rocked this workout. I think this was one of the best classes I’ve taught in a while, but I’m attributing it to the energy in the room being so high!
I only did cardio to give my muscles a break. I completed 45 minutes of steady cardio on the elliptical. It felt really good, as I barely ever do steady cardio for that long anymore.
This Week’s Workouts
Here’s my plan for this week:
- Sunday: Ashley’s 20/20/20 class
- Monday: Cardio and core combo of some sort
- Tuesday: Kickboxing, then teaching my class
- Wednesday: Rest day
- Thursday: Teaching my 6am class
- Friday: Boston Mania
- Saturday: Boston Mania
What’s a workout you’ve done lately that was really high energy?