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Daily Archives: July 28, 2013
I’ve been switching up my fitness, so I thought I’d pop in on Sundays and share what my workouts have looked like each week. I’m on a mission to find a balance of things I love, that make me healthier, and that overall just feel right.
Here’s what happened last week:
Started off on Sunday with a super sweaty 90 minutes of Bikram. I knew this may be my only super intense workout for some time with my travel schedule so I really put in 110%. Oddly enough my calves were so sore for the next few days. Weird. I don’t think of any of those 26 poses particularly crazy on the calves, but that was the story.
Monday was a long one — I was up at 3:45 to catch an early flight to Columbus, Ohio. I got into town about 5:30 EST so it sort of felt like I had been going for a full day by then but I busted out my Tabata Timer and did some Tabata Squats and Tabata Push Ups. Not particularly crazy and very short, but at least I felt like I was doing *something.* I figured I’d get in a workout the next day.
I didn’t end up going to bed until after midnight (darn time change!) on Monday and woke up about 6 on Tuesday morning and really wasn’t feeling heading down to the hotel gym. After working a full day I still wasn’t feeling like hotel-gym-ing it so instead I opted to go on a long walk and play tourist. It was much more fun! I headed out for about 2 hours by myself and got to know some new places. Super relaxing until I got caught in a total downpour without an umbrella. 🙂
Wednesday was more of the same. I was out late that night meeting up with blog reader Meg (HEY GIRL!) and playing a riveting game of music trivia at a local bar, so I was um…not in bed early. I don’t know why, but I found the time change particularly difficult this trip. For some reason when I fly somewhere that is 2 hours ahead it is pretty easy to adjust, but 3 hours ahead just wrecks my ability to be asleep before midnight. No workout on Wednesday.
Thursday morning I woke up at 6am and my first thought was “Holy hell I’m going to be up for the next 21 hours.” It wasn’t super Fitness Motivating…you know what I mean? I decided I was going to do 100 Burpees for time. I got to about 40 and was like SCREW IT. 🙂
I got home about midnight on Friday morning and then was up for the day when Garrett’s alarm went off at 5:30. My plan was to go to yoga at 9am but at 8:30 it seemed very difficult to think about changing my clothes. “I’ll just go at noon,” I thought. Though at 11:30 I felt the very same way. I ate some mashed potatoes and watched a marathon of Real Housewives episodes while occasionally putting away some clothes or throwing things from the washer to the dryer. The 4pm yoga class came and went, as did 6pm CrossFit. I just WAS. NOT. INTO. IT.
My friend Kari asked me if I wanted to go to spin at 8:30 and I declined, thinking that this would seem very early on Saturday morning. This was a good call, as I didn’t even get out of bed until 10. You guys! It’s like I caught “The Lazy” when I went to Ohio. Apparently I needed a little more time to get back into the swing of things.
I’m glad I front loaded my July workouts because last week was kind of a wash. I’m looking forward to next week since it will be back to business as usual. I’m trying to listen to my body and this week it has been telling me to chill the heck out, it is tired! Can’t wait to see what it says next week.
How were your workouts this week? Any PRs? Big accomplishments? Do tell….