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:
So this Sunday/4:30 Bikram class is really becoming my jam, I’ll tell ya. The people are cool and un-douchey and it’s just a great wind down in the afternoon. I couldn’t wait to get there because I had been farting around my house working on my standing head to knee situation and I finally made some progress. It’s so much harder to do when you’re sweaty.
Had the day off on Monday and woke up planning to go to CrossFit but I didn’t because I didn’t love what was programmed. It was a bunch of skill work for skills that I am terrible at (strict pull ups, handstand push ups and toes to bar.) I know that seems like a cop out, right? But here’s how I’m feeling lately — I’m not trying to be The Best CrossFitter Ever, I’m trying to get a good workout. So when I see a class that is going to be me standing around for 30 minutes flailing doing things I’m terrible at…well, I’d rather do something else that will be 30 minutes of work and call it a day. So I went to a Bikram class that morning. 90 minutes of sweat-tastic-ness. Good times. Also around lunch Buster and I met up with Garrett and took a long walk around the Capitol.
Holy crap, here’s where I’m going to tell you I did 3 days in a row of yoga. WHO AM I? Haha. Don’t worry, I got back into the box on Wednesday.
Today’s wod was perfection! Challenging, but things I enjoy, and a super good workout.
5×3 behind the neck, snatch grip shoulder press (45-50-55-60-65)
Seriously, that is SO FREAKING HARD!
Every 2 minutes for 20 minutes:
250m sprint row
4 Hang Cleans (95 lbs)
2 Split Jerks (95lbs)
The idea was to try and keep the row sub 1:00 so it was an all out sprint. This workout was difficult and felt really long, but I really loved it!
Oh Friday. On Friday I did my first ever Vinyasa Flow class and it was….uh….different. Like, when they started playing Rihanna I thought it was a joke. I’m not sure if it was just that I had no idea what to expect that made it seem so jarring, but it was just not my thing. A good workout, for sure, but just…I don’t know. I’m gonna give it another try for sure now that I know people will be like, chanting and shit.
All in all, a good week but I definitely missed the barbell. More of that this coming week I hope!
Oh! I also took the plunge and ordered a FitBit One this week. I’ve been TERRIBLE at getting away from my desk at work lately and when I read my friend Amy’s ringing endorsement I thought the idea of being able to set up some daily goals around walking that I could actually track might be helpful towards getting me to prioritize getting some fresh air during my workday. (Hooray for data gathering and de-stressing!) I’m also REALLY interested in the sleep tracking. Regardless, I’ll let you know how I like it!
Any exciting PRs for your this week?