Goooood morning and happy Monday!
I wanted to do another roundup of my workouts for y’all, and the reason for this is honestly just to keep myself accountable. I planned my workouts early last week and wrote them here, so I knew I had to stick with them! In no way are my workouts meant to be compared to yours or anyone else’s – we are all different and we should be focusing on our fitness in whatever way works for us! As long as it’s fun and you feel good, that’s what counts😉
So overall, this week was definitely heavier on yoga than usual, partly because I’ve found two really wonderful studios nearby that kick my butt and somehow make me feel zen at the same time, and partly because a couple of these classes were planned out ahead of time. Next week I’ll be going back to bar, and hopefully pilates soon (I miss it!) but for the moment I’m actually really loving yoga.
I used to be obsessed with it when I first moved here – I took Hot Power Fusion at CorePower every single morning at 7:15am, but I actually fractured my lumbar spine like 8 years ago and that class made my back pain flare up. I think these days I’m more conscious of what I can and cannot do (no backbends or deep heart openers), so I can work around it. I haven’t had back pain in awhile, so I feel very lucky to be able to do yoga again!
As for the other days, I stopped doing 45 minute cardio sessions when I stopped dancing a year or so ago, which is honestly a relief for me. Instead, I’ll do a max of 30 minutes (unless it’s actually dance which I LOVE) and some toning exercises. I never feel the need to work out for more than an hour and when I’m on my own, 45 minutes can be pushing it sometimes. Luckily we have cable TV in the workout room in our apartment, so sometimes the chance to watch Fixer Upper is all the motivation I need😂
On rest days (usually 1-2 a week), I’ll make sure I go for a walk for at least 45 minutes. Most days I’ll walk during my lunch, but if I can’t step out for 45 minutes at once, I’ll do one shorter walk midday and one shorter walk after work. I’ll listen to one of my favorite podcasts or an audiobook and it’s so relaxing!
But okay, let’s just get into it…
Tuesday: ~20 minutes on the elliptical (level 5) + the first 20 minutes of this workout video.
Wednesday: OFF (25 minute walk at lunch, 25 minute walk before babysitting)
Thursday: Yoga Sculpt at Red Diamond Yoga
Friday: 20 minutes on the elliptical (level 5) + 15 minute walk on the treadmill (incline: 15, speed: 3.4) + 5-minute ab routine
Saturday: 1.5 hour hike/walk (moderate intensity)
Sunday: Hip Hop Sundays Vinyasa at Y7 Studio (because I absolutely fell in love with this studio on Monday!)
Alrighty, that’s it for now! Please let me know in the comments which workouts you’ve been loving lately – no two weeks are the same for me and I looooove trying new classes or routines!
Have a wonderful week😊