Hurray, it’s Friday! This weekend, like most of my weekends, will be busy. Tom’s a groomsmen in one of his best friend’s wedding and I will be doing the makeup for the bridal party. Plus in between the ceremony and reception, I will be trying to catch my nieces birthday party. Between the wedding, rehearsal and helping with take-down on Sunday, our weekend will be pretty full.
As for fitness, I’ve had a great week. I started to put my cross training plan into action. I’m focused on getting myself into the best possible marathon training shape for when I begin my next training cycle. Here’s what I did this week.
We had a very long drive home from Kelowna on Monday. We were hoping to stop and do a hike but it seemed to take us longer to leave than we intended and sometimes you just want to get home. We did stop for a quick 20-minute walk along a boardwalk which was a nice break from the car.
Tuesday: Live Fit Back & Biceps workout & Spin class
I had such a great spin class. I pushed myself hard using what I call the “Kimmy Schmidt method”. In case you haven’t seen the show, she says that you can do anything for 10 seconds. So I use that when doing hard things like spin. I count 10 seconds and then after those 10 seconds, I count again. It helps me get through the tough hill climbs or sprints if I think about just 10 seconds at a time rather than the full 30 seconds or minute that the instructor says it will be.
Wednesday: Live Fit Leg workout
It’s been a while since I did some heavy lifting and let me tell you I felt this the next day and I guarantee those DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) are going to be continuing today too.
Thursday : Live Fit Chest & Triceps workout & Barre Class
My legs were killing me from my leg workout but I have a barre challenge to complete so I got myself there. I had to take more breaks than normal but I figure it’s much better to go and put in your best effort on that day than to make an excuse and skip the workout all together.
Planned for the weekend:
Friday: Live Fit Shoulder & Abs workout and Barre class
I plan to be the DD for the wedding on Saturday so I’m hoping to get up and get in a short run Sunday morning before the three-hour drive home.
As for the 30-day core challenge I plan to take on. I am going to start Monday. While normally, I’m not a big fan of the “I’ll start on Monday” thing, I feel it makes sense in this case to sort out the weeks.
Have you ever been to barre class after leg day? Do you have any motivations you use to get through tough workouts?