Happy Memorial Day!!  How is everyone’s long weekend going? My weekend so far has consisted of a lot of lounging (crappy weather is conducive to being lazy), trying out some heavier lifting, Moroccan food and belly dancers at Tangierino in Charlestown, Monique’s kickboxing class, buying my first pair of Tom’s, my cousin’s graduation party and a lot of wine and laughing, and some other random things.  Today it looks like the sun might actually pop out, so we just may put those kayaks to good use.  We’ll see!

Whatever your plans are today, please take a minute to remember those who lost their lives serving our country. 


Weekly Workouts

Last Week’s Workouts

A whole day of fitness related things, including some new classes, at the Wellness by the Water Retreat

Tai Chi  at Wellness by the Water

30 minutes of cardio on the elliptical + 15 minute core strength circuit

Taught outdoor bootcamp class (did more instructing than doing), then taught my Interval class (did just as much instructing as doing) with a 3-2-1 style.  This time the “3-2-1” was three strength moves, two cardio moves, and one core move per round.

Rest day

Taught my 6am class with a really fun new playlist and some serious upper body Tabata work.

Upper Body Tabata Strength Workout

Did 20 minutes of sprints on the spin bike, followed by some heavier lifting (squats and deadlifts).  My friend Ashley has inspired me to try lifting heavier than I usually do, and since I’m still feeling like I’m in a bit of a fitness rut, I decided to break out of my comfort zone and lift some barbells for once.  I definitely have to get more comfortable with form, and I have a long way to go in terms of weight, but it was great to do something different.  And it really is SO different.  I also conquered my fear of box jumps, even if it was with a smaller size box.  I finished up this workout with some partner ab work with Tim.

Heavier Lifting

Took a very sweaty kickboxing class taught by Monique!  Then did lots of stretching and foam rolling in the Annex.  Was a great way to start my Saturday.

Foam Roll

This Week’s Workouts

This week I really don’t have a specific plan for yet, but here’s a general idea:

  • Sunday:  Rest day
  • Monday:  The rest of today is still TBD!  Kayaking hopefully, and probably a short at home circuit tonight
  • Tuesday:  Not sure yet if I can make Two A Day or not, but I think I’m going to try teaching my “Animal Class” in Interval.  If I can’t make Kickboxing, I’ll do some cardio on my own ahead of time.
  • Wednesday:  Rest day
  • Thursday:  Teaching my 6am, maybe lower body Tabata this week since we did upper body Tabata last week?
  • Friday:  Cardio and core?  Studio Empower class?  Deck of cards?
  • Saturday:  Maybe an early morning heavier lifting sesh?  We’ll see!

Tell me your favorite and least favorite workouts of last week.  Anything good planned for this week?  Do you lift heavier weights?  When’s the last time you broke out of a fitness rut — how did you do it?

Enjoy the day!