I’ve had a pretty eventful week and I thought I would share some of it with you. I managed to work out 5 WHOLE DAYS this week – sometimes even TWICE a day! And trust me, that’s a record!!
*My 4am face – trying to convince myself that waking up this early is completely normal!
TUESDAY – C25K
Tuesday consisted of starting back on C25K. For those not familiar, C25K stands for “Couch to 5K.” It’s an app that works to move you from couch potato (someone who doesn’t run or runs very little) to running 3 miles. Yup! 3 whole miles. I started the app last summer, but, like most diets and fitness routines, I stopped being consistent and soon dropped it all together. I decided to start it again this summer as an addition to the new fitness routine I’m starting. I figured if I mixed up my routine and focused on a variety of different things I would be less likely to get bored and more likely to actually finish something. On Tuesday I ran a little over 1 mile after not running at all since September! I felt pretty good about that!
WEDNESDAY – CROSSFIT/YOGA
Wednesday consisted of 2 activities (go me)! I started the day with a morning CrossFit class. I was able to meet my coach and learn some of the different moves and techniques. In the afternoon I tried a Vinyasa yoga class (which was very hard for a beginner). By the end of the day I was exhausted (and sore!) but felt really good about having pushed myself to try new fitness activities.
THURSDAY – C25K/YOGA
Third day and a little sore! Okay, a lot sore! I was starting to feel the effects of yesterdays workout HARD! Running was a little harder because it was SO HOT! But, I was able to finish day 2 of my app and still had some energy left for my evening yoga class. Luckily, the yoga class (which was candlelight!) did a great job of stretching me out. A nice long hot shower and I was ready for bed!
FRIDAY – CROSSFIT
I had a great workout in the am! Even better, I realized that after the workout I wasn’t completely exhausted or depleted of energy. I didn’t get much sleep the night before – I think I was a little excited/anxious for the morning class. But. Even with little sleep I woke up with a good amount of energy. I still had enough motivation to head to the gym (which is totally unlike me!) Looks like my body is getting used to this new routine!
*I have no idea why my mouth is open (ugh!)
SATURDAY – REST DAY!
SUNDAY – C25K/YOGA
Since taking a break to rest on Saturday I woke up Sunday with an actual urge to workout! (which is extremely weird! – I think I’m turning into one of “those” people!) I had originally planned to wake up early and go running but decided to sleep in a little. I kept feeling guilty about not running as early as I had planned and knew that if I didn’t run I would feel really bad about it all day. So – I got my lazy butt up and went for a run. In the afternoon I took a beginner’s yoga class. I liked this class a lot because the moves and poses were actually explained to us. And, the class went a little slower than the more advanced class that I tried before. It made me understand the poses from the 2 previous classes and I didn’t feel like a complete dork if I messed up or couldn’t get into a certain pose. This class was definitely a great start to my week!