For the past three weeks, I’ve been sore at one time or another, and I love it. That soreness has come from moving in new ways and switching up my routine.
I’m just about to walk out the door to catch a flight to Cabo, but first, I wanted to share a recap of my workouts from the past week.
- Monday – rest
- Tuesday – taught one-hour BODYPUMP class
- Wednesday – taught one-hour BODYPUMP class
- Thursday – 10 minutes of abs, took 45-minute metabolic conditioning class
- Friday – taught one-hour BODYPUMP class, did 10 minutes of foam rolling
- Saturday – taught one-hour BODYATTACK class
- Sunday – did 30-minute CXWORX at home
What was good?
I tried new things in order to challenge my body. The class I attended on Thursday not only incorporated circuits and short intervals of cardio and strength, but it also featured exercises using a full-body tool called the ViPR (the long tube shown below). I’ve been eyeing the ViPRs around Equinox the past few weeks and was excited to finally use one. It’s a slightly weighted contraption, which encourages you to brace your core and incorporate all of the muscles of the trunk when you do upper- or lower-body movements. I’m planning to get officially trained on working with the ViPR soon enough, so I’ll be sure to follow up with some more details.
What could have been better?
Monday is normally a workout day for me, but this last one was Memorial Day. While Dave and I did go out for a very brief hike in Marin County, I didn’t break an official sweat. Also, once again, I didn’t hit the heavy weights like I should have for at least one session. But I did have three days of muscular endurance with BODYPUMP and a good variety of other cardio, core and interval training. I should have spent a little bit more time stretching after class, but most of the time, I’m in a rush to clock out after teaching and head to my next activity. Overall, not too shabby.
Over the next few days I’ll be vacationing in Cabo, so I won’t be sticking to my regular routine at all. When I’m on vacation, I always plan to be as active as possible, even if I don’t have traditional workouts. During this trip, I’m hoping to get in some movement outside rather than in the gym. Beach yoga perhaps?
Questions of the day
How did you get active this week?
Did you do anything fun this weekend?