Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This Weekends Workouts

This past Saturday was two of my most challenging workouts yet. In Jump & Drill we had almost half of the class missing so our teacher took advantage of the free space in the room. We did side kicks across the room, 5 or 6 times on each leg. It may not sound like much but it was tiring. After that she had us jump rope for 4 straight minutes, instead of our usual two...it felt like eternity! Once class was over I ran home, changed into fresh workout clothes (didn't want to get sick again) and met up with the girls for Power X. Since we had 30 minutes before class actually started we walked the track a few times, then around the soccer field...there may or may not have been cartwheels involved.

Power X was less than fun this week, mostly because of the cold weather plus the high wind. It is Tuesday and the lower half of my body is still sore from Saturday. ViPR- We did a series of squat jumps, toe back lunges with overhead raise and finished with a move that had our arms extended while we hopped from side to side keeping them out. :45 seconds of that move was enough to wear me out. TRX- This week was actually easy for me, normally this means I was doing the moves wrong but since I am still sore I think it just means I am getting stronger. We only did two different moves this week... the first was our feet were in the TRX and from the plank position we had to bring our knee to our elbows, :45 seconds on each side. The second move we stacked our feet and leaned to one side as far as we could, without falling over and extended our arm. We then had to bring our extended arm to touch the hand holding the TRX, repeat for :45 seconds on each side. These moves were challenging but not the hardest we've done.

   At the end of class we had to line up, grab a ViPR and do three rounds of suicides. Don't know what a suicide is? Here's an idea::
After 30 minutes of an already grueling workout, these were certainly not what any of us wanted to do.

I spent the rest of the day running various errands with my fiance and we had friends over Saturday night for drinks and board games, which lasted until 3 am. Although exhausted I woke up at 8 am, rushed to get ready and hit Kickboxing. I honestly do not know how I did it but the workout felt great!

I am sorry I have been so MIA but being sick really took a lot out of me, work has been INSANE to say the very least and I have recently developed an unhealthy obsession with the Vampire Diaries. However I have watched every episode available (2.5 seasons in under 2 weeks to be exact) so that will no longer be a distraction in my life. But look at him, can you really blame me?

Anyways I am back, and I'm staying. Sooo see you tomorrow for a new WHAT I'M LOVING WEDNESDAY!