Saturday, February 7, 2009
What was funny about today was that I knew I needed the type of workout I make my clients do. A combination of resistance and cardio training, with a focus on things like weights, lunges, and push ups. Today is my only day off this week though, and the thought of writing a workout for myself was not appealing. I spend so much time writing other people’s workouts that I didn’t feel like writing my own.
I ended up going to a “Body Definitions” class at a gym I am a member of, not one I work at. I do this once in a while when I want to be anonymous. The class was successful at leading me through a series of strengthening exercises I did not have to think up by myself.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Usually I don’t teach on Sundays, but another instructor needed coverage. I taught her boot camp class this morning. As the teacher, this meant leading people through circuits and doing a lot of cardio – especially jumping.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Today was my regular day to teach boot camp. I did more cardio/jumping throughout the class. After the class, I worked on upper body weight training.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
My ankle has been bothering me, so I was going to take today off from running. However, I read an email that perturbed me, so I headed immediately to a treadmill to make myself feel better. I ran for an hour, covering approximately six miles. After six miles, I was no longer perturbed.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I woke up with a stomach bug today, so I skipped my workout. Despite the bug, I did need to meet with a few clients, so I had to demonstrate a number of exercises.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Last night I slept for a solid nine hours. I woke up feeling better than I did yesterday, but thought it was probably best if I didn’t work out. For me, this is a big decision. I spent a lot of my morning reminding myself that I should not head to the gym.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Friday the 13th workout!
I had early morning clients today, so it was easiest to stay at the gym where I work and do a mid-morning workout. I recently decided I want to start running faster so I can get my long runs done in a shorter time frame. Today was the day I started this new project. I ran six miles at around a 9.5 mile per hour speed. This still is not very fast, but it’s an improvement.
After I ran I lifted a little bit. I didn’t get too crazy because tomorrow I have to teach a morning weight lifting class. I didn’t want to be sore.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I taught the morning weight lifting class today. I made everyone do crazy jumping jacks after every lifting set. It seemed to go okay. Teaching classes where I have to do everything the class does are always harder. Sometimes I get tired, but I have to look like all the exercises are simple for me.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I substituted for Sunday morning boot camp again today. I didn’t get to do a lot of the strength portions of the class, but led many bouts of hard-core cardio.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Today I had clients back-to-back starting at 5:45AM and ending at 12:30PM. I did some of their workouts with them, but by the time it got to my own, I was out of steam and needed a nap.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Most of the ice is gone from the sidewalks, so I ran outside today. This is something I need to do a lot more of to get ready for my half marathon. I ran a comfortable five miles.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I didn’t have time to do my own workout today, so tonight I will get in as much as I can while I train clients. I have four clients tonight, so if I do around a quarter of each of their workouts with them, I’ll get in a full session of my own.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I went to morning yoga with Elliott today. Because we’re familiar with each other, Elliott often corrects my postures during class. This is something I really appreciate because I want my postures to be as correct as my body allows. It bothers when I go to a yoga class and the teacher allows people stay in postures incorrectly, it’s my biggest beef about some yoga teachers.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Today I got all my exercise by demo-ing things with clients. This is never as much exercise as I would like, but some days it has to do.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
No exercise at all. Weird.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I had an hour between clients today, so I ran two miles and did upper body lifting. When I’m done with this half marathon, I’m thinking I will cut down on the running and ramp up the lifting.
This was a disappointing week for workouts. I know that no one cares except me and it’s okay if this happens once in a while, but I don’t feel great about it.
Monday, February 23, 2009
It was a boot camp day.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I ran on the treadmill for an hour, then did floor exercises for my legs.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Outside run day! I got in seven miles outside. I only stopped running twice, once because I came upon a very large hill, then the second time to fiddle with my iPod. It was a good run, but I’m still not matching the distances I can go on the treadmill. Even running with a 2.0 incline on the treadmill is easier than outside. I’m hoping to get outside a second time this week and add a couple miles.
Today ended up being a double workout day. I taught an Abs class, then did upper body lifting.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Yoga with Elliott. I was able to get into a handstand with his help! After class, Elliott pointed out that I am now lopsided in some of my positions. I quickly put together that this is because I rack weights at the gym by using my right hand. My right side now vastly overpowers my left.
On my gym shift tonight, I will try to rack weights only with my left hand.
Friday, February 27, 2009
I was in two gyms today, but decided it was my day off from exercise. I’m okay with taking one day off a week. Once in a while, it’s two days, but I prefer one.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Outside run day. My big goal was nine miles. My “good, but not amazing” goal was eight miles. I ran 6.3. I was disappointed with this, but was able to remind myself that 6.3 is still a good thing. I’m too hard on myself sometimes and require exercise reality checks.