Day 195 to 201 – Cardio Circuit, Yoga, Weights and Rock Climbing
Ok…so I came home at 1am on Sunday night. I technically missed my Sunday update. I’m learning to accept the fact that sometimes I can’t walk around with a laptop or update the blog using my iphone (I can’t underline and upload as quickly as I would like). Anyhow, I’m technically doing this Monday. I’m sure I’ll be forgiven for this 😀
I had a super busy week. I did manage to fit in a great Cardio Circuit workout that was challenging and fun. I did a relaxing Yoga session the day after and was glad I did because my legs had taken a beating from all the squats and burpees. I was able to do a challenging weight workout. I increased the weights just a tad. Nothing too crazy. I might still be a bit timid about adding too much for fear of getting injured again. Last, but definitely not least…I rocked climbed Sunday for 3 hours. I loved it. I had 2 really challenging climbs and loved every second of it. I went to Rock Oasis indoor climbing gym. They have a new facility at Dundas and Carlaw. Here is their website: www.rockoasis.com
Days 175 to 189 – Cardio Circuit, Yoga, 5K runs, Stepper and Weights
I really can’t believe I haven’t written a blog entry in 15 days! April is bananas!!! I’m now working 10 hour shifts at the school. I also started an AQ course at York University that is taking up 2 hours of my day every other day. Add to that planning a wedding and let me see…oh yeah…sleeping, eating, etc. I feel like April is one of the busiest months so far. That aside I must admit that I haven’t been working out as much as I would like to.
In total I worked out 3-4 days a week. I managed to do:
2- Cardio Circuit classes
1- Yoga class
2- 5K runs
1- Stepping session
1- Weight lifting session
I know I have to prioritize my workouts more…honestly though…I feel like I might be going through some gym blah’s. I need to feel excited about working out again. I’m probably just itching for more guidance. I need some serious motivation. Because of this, I’ve been thinking about shopping around for a new gym. I need a gym to offer more than just Zumba for women. I should be able to lift some weights and feel that the equipment is accessible to me at all times. At the moment I don’t feel this at my gym. I’ve even requested a black foam roller and have yet to see it. We have a soft white one that just doesn’t cut it. I’m sure if you read my past blogs you’ll know how much in love I am with these bad boys. Since April is so busy and this will probably continue to be crazy until school ends in June, I’ve decided to write a blog every week. The every day blog is nice, but at this point I can’t juggle it. I’ll do a blog every Sunday and talk about that week’s workout schedule and any news.
Day 167 – Cardio Circuit
Wowee! I decided today was going to be the day I went back to lifting some weights. I felt much better. The pain on my neck seems to be gone. Just before work finished, I dashed into the washroom and changed into my workout gear. THANK GOODNESS for that! I managed to make it to my class with enough time to set my stuff up (stepper, weights, etc). Now, I’m no fool. I know I have to take it easy after this past injury left me out of commission for a bit. I picked weights I know I could lift. No shame in that. Taking my baby steps back into my regular workout will probably be nice and smooth. There really isn’t any rush. Besides, today’s class was mainly cardio. We had lots of burpees, plyometric squats and lunges and some arm/chest workouts. I really like the instructor. She’s hitting the right balance of funny and tough. I will come back to this class for sure.