I started writing this post on Monday but wasn’t able to finish it. My toddler was diagnosed with walking pneumonia on Tuesday morning so I’ve been at home with her. She is doing great (thank goodness that Z Paks work fast, even in liquid form!) and was dancing around the house earlier. I haven’t been able to get out of my house other than for medicine so my workouts have been limited to the February Fab Ab challenge.
So here’s the post I started:
MCM half training week one officially began Monday but now I won’t actually get to run until tomorrow. A co-worker and I met up with our trainer last Friday and had a great workout:
- Two rounds of mountain climbers and squat thrusts (10 lb weights), 45 seconds each exercise
- Run 400 meters on treadmill
- Two rounds of step ups (10 lb weights) and bicep curls (10 lb weights), 45 seconds each exercise
- Run (4oom) or row (500m) – I had to row because there weren’t any available treadmills.
- Two rounds of wall balls (my favorite!) and curl ups (crunches), 45 seconds each exercise
- Row 2000 meters
- Stretch/cool down
It was a great reintroduction to personal training and getting back in the gym. I’m sore enough to know I worked hard but not sore enough to prevent more workouts (I hate when that happens!).
I also went to a 90 min hot vinyasa flow class on Sunday and it was heaven. I hadn’t been to yoga in two weeks and boy, could I tell a difference. We focused on downward facing dog and I can’t even tell you how many we did. My left hip is surprisingly more open and flexible than my right, as I was able to get my chest the whole way to the floor during pigeon on that side, but not the other.
One thing that really stuck with me from Sunday’s practice (during pigeon, in fact) was that we need to pay attention and be present during the challening and difficult times so we can fully appreciate the times when things work well or feel right. That really hit home with me and I certainly understand it. I just need to remember it! To be honest, my eating is still struggling and I need to get a handle on it. It’s not as bad as previous weeks but still not where I want it to be.
My daughter is cleared to go back to daycare tomorrow so I plan to hit the gym after work and workout. I need to run and plan to do some other cardio like rowing or elliptical. I have serious cabin fever so sweating in the gym will feel great! I have another personal training session scheduled for Friday and I’m really looking forward to that, too.
I hope you’re all having a great week and I’ll talk you again on Friday with my weigh-in post!