Hello from New York City! Well, I’m actually writing this in Tampa but by the time it’s published I’ll be there ;) I will check in in “real-time” in a few days.
Back to this past week…my workout highlight: trying Crossfit for the first time. It wasn’t a full class, just an intro session going over the basics and ending with a short baseline workout, see more below. Other than that I did a little of everything, which is typical as of late.
Sunday: Off. I stayed in sweats for most of the day and couldn’t have been happier.
Monday: Orange Theory (with my mom). 3.35 miles on the treadmill before starting the weight room circuit. I don’t exactly remember what we did but there were a lot of squats and burpees. Imagine my excitement over the burpees…
Tuesday: 5 miles. It was 80 degrees and 85% humidity at 6 freaking a.m. Slower than normal but I’m all for “adjusting expectations” in the summer.
Wednesday: Flow Yoga (called “Power Hour”). I don’t know how to accurately describe this class as it wasn’t a Vinyasa Flow but I don’t think the name “Power Hour” necessarily fit. But I LOVED this class. All of the sequences fit together so nicely and we didn’t hold things for too long, which was a change for me.
Thursday: 5.25 miles + Crossfit intro session.
After wanting to try Crossfit for the longest time I finally went to Cross Fit Tampa Bay for a free intro session. The coach gave me a tour of the box and demonstrated the exercises that would be in my baseline workout. I did a warm-up of 250 meters on the rowing machine and then did 10 reps of each exercise so the coach could check my form before the workout.
-500 meter row
-40 air squats (lower than I normally go for squats)
-20 push-ups (they were military press but I think of them as tricep push-ups. I did half on my knees)
-10 assisted pull-ups (I used a band and broke up the reps. I did 5 pull-ups, took a short break, 3, break, 2)
I finished in 8:32. I’m sure that’s not good for experienced Crossfitters but he said it was a great start. Everything was a “normal” part of my workout routine except for the pull-ups, which are so hard for me. I have a small interest in taking regular classes but it’s a costly and intense workout that requires commitment. I do want to give it another chance, at least for a month or so. Maybe when I’m back in Miami. We’ll see…
Friday: Orange Theory (with my mom again!). 3.4 miles on the treadmill and A LOT of leg work in the weight room. Walking lunges, bench step-ups with a hop, reverse lunges, rowing and a few upper body moves (not many though). My quads were dead.
Saturday: Vinyasa flow
Talk to you soon! Have a great Sunday xo