Sunday, February 28, 2010

Workout Reevaluation

Remember my 2010 goals? One of them was to take some exercise classes. I had given myself until February, after the January gym craziness had passed, to take some classes. Well, February came and almost went without my taking any exercise classes. Almost that is. Because yesterday I took a Bootcamp class! I didn’t take it alone but dragged Lara from Thinspired with me. Sorry Lara! :-) (Lara had at one point been under the impression that we were going to take a yoga class. I know, quite a difference…).

It was quite an intense 60 minute workout. We did all sorts of planks, squats, pushups, lunges, jumping jacks – and we didn’t take many breaks. I was seriously warmed up after a minute, and there were a few times when I thought there was no way I could make it…

But I felt great afterward and knew that I hadn’t pushed myself like that in a loooong time. The instructor had warned us that we’d be sore, but I felt fine yesterday. Now, this morning is a different story. I felt quite sore when I woke up, but as I’m moving around more, it’s getting a bit better. What’s more, I secretly actually like the soreness…

I have been working out about six times per week for the past nine months now, and I have known for quite some time that I needed to mix things up a bit. And I have made small changes over the months. But I don’t think they have been enough. My new goal is to take one whole body workout class and one yoga class per week. We’ll see how it goes…

One thing I noticed yesterday was that I was quite hungry for the rest of the day. In the afternoon, I tried another of the Amazing Grass samples that I received a while back - the Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein bar.

I LOVED this bar. I loved the taste, and I loved that it has 12 grams of protein. I’ll definitely pick up some more.

Questions: Are you happy with your workout routine? If not, what should you change? Do you take exercise classes? If yes, which classes are you taking and how often?
I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. And I hope you are not too sore, Lara… :-)

Be well,