Day 228. Yesterday (Wednesday) I went to the “renew” class at a local yoga studio. It was a 45 minute flow class with 15 minutes of restorative stretches at the end. The class could have been ok, but I really didn’t care for the instructor. The whole class was like a limp handshake.
Day 229. Today I went to my 6am boxing bootcamp. I did burpees for the first time ever. I was surprised to find out how much yoga has prepared me to do burpees. If you jump back from your forward fold to plank, and vice versa, you regularly do 3/4 of a burpee many times in a flow class.
Tomorrow two of my BFFs from college and I are going to fly out to California for a long weekend. I forsee airport yoga in my future.
Went to yoga at the gym with my favorite gym instructor. We did a nice backbending class, finishing with some Wild Thing. She had us go in to it through side plank rather than flipping downdog, which I had never done before. Still have my cough but it’s getting better.
Tomorrow I’m toying with 6am yoga at the studio. We’ll see if that happens!
In May I challenged myself to learn to do 100 pushups, and I did just that. I also did the May forearm plank challenge. I didn’t make it all the way to a 6 minute forearm plank. I did make it up to 3.5 minutes. I found that the 100 pushups AND extended forearm plank got REALLY hard when I did them together! I didn’t think that one through when I added the plank challenge. Oops! But I’m happy with my results.
This month is my water challenge. 90oz a day, every day for a month. Admittedly, today is the 2nd and I haven’t upped my water consumption. I’ll get right on that! I know I don’t drink enough water, so I am challenging myself this month in the hope that it will become a habit!
Here’s to a million pee breaks in June, bottoms up!
I had so been craving a sweaty, challenging studio yoga practice! I finally got it today. My schedule worked out just perfectly and I was able to make it to a vinyasa class. It was great, lots of sweating, arm balances, and some forearm balance practice. Plus a looong savasana. Perfect.
I also did my 100 pushups app for today. I’m at the point with the 100 pushups and May plank challenge that I can no longer do them both on the same day. So more planking tomorrow!
Yesterday (Wednesday) I went to Bodypump with my friend. I did 15 minutes on the AMT beforehand.
Today I’m a bit sore. My 2 y/o is sick so I did 45 minutes of vinyasa-ish yoga at home, and a 3.5 minute forearm plank.
Today I thought about going to the gym for some AMT, or hitting Bodypump, but a friend invited my kids and I over to her place to swim. We went and ended up staying for a long time. Swimming with two small children almost counts as a workout itself, but I guess it’s more of a mental workout than physical.
She suggested we go for a bike ride. She had two bikes and two bike trailers, so we loaded the kids up and rode for 30 minutes. I did a little over 6 miles. It wasn’t a super long ride, so I tried to find some hard hills to hit so that I was still challenging myself.
I also did my 3.5 minutes of plank and 100 pushups app. Today was the first day that I literally did 100 pushups! Also, regarding the May plank challenge, is everyone doing the yoga plank or forearm plank? I’ve been doing forearm plank. I wonder which is harder.
Tomorrow I really am going to Bodypump.
Yesterday (Sunday) I normally do trampoline, but there was no class that day. Instead, I went for the worst bike ride ever. It was my husband’s birthday and we had a busy day scheduled. I had to squeeze in a 30 minute bike ride at dusk. I went down to the trail by the lake and it was bugapalooza. It was gross. It began with a bug flying in to my left eye right in front of the one mile marker. It STUNG the inside of my bottom eyelid and I pretty much jumped off my bike spazzing out in front of a dad and his son. I had to use my cell phone camera to get it out, but my eye still hurt. During the remaining 25 minutes, 2 other bugs flew in to my left eye, one tried to fly up my nose, and one may have flown in my mouth, I’m not 100% sure. Not to mention the 1000 that hit my face or body as I rode. GAK. Note to self, get sporty sunglasses to wear on my bike. Then I did my 100 pushups and 3 minutes of plank. This plank challenge is getting painful.
Today (Monday) I went to my favorite yoga class. I did 15 minutes of fast walking on a high incline on the treadmill beforehand. In my sandals, haha. The instructor has made a practice for each chakra and we do one each week. She forgot what week we were on and repeated last week’s practice. It was on the throat center. It’s a perfectly fine practice, but I had been looking forward to what she’d do for the 3rd eye practice. I have yet to do my plank/pushups, but I’ll go do those now.
I feel like I’ve been lazy lately. I’m thinking maybe an hour on the AMT tomorrow at the gym?
Tuesday, day 138, I went to the evening yoga class. He gave us a full body workout! Afterwards I did my 100pushups app and May plank challenge. I did 2mins 45secs because I didn’t remember what I was supposed to do.
Wednesday, day 139, I had a busy day. I did a 30 minute run around a park. It was boring and hot but it got the job done. I forgot to do my 100pushups and plank, so I’ll skip my “break” day on Sunday to make up for it.
Today, day 140, I woke up early and went on a 10 mile bike ride. It was lovely, but a bit windy. I haven’t done my 100pushups and plank yet, I should probably go do that right now.
Tonight I’m taking my husband to the Dave Matthews concert to celebrate his birthday. Yay!
I went to yoga today and there was a sub. That’s always risky because at the gym, yoga classes are very different from teacher to teacher. Sometimes in a bad way. But sometimes you can find a great teacher because they subbed. Today was a lucky day, the sub was really good. I could tell she had studio experience. The class was interesting and challenging. I got her card at the end and sure enough she does teach at a studio as well. So I’ll be catching more of her classes for sure.
This evening I did my May plank challenge. Today was 2.5 minutes and it’s getting hard! I also did my 100 pushups app. Oh, and I walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes before yoga started. I would have run but I was wearing sandals, so I just put the incline up really high and walked fast. Hey it was still 150 calories I wouldn’t have burned otherwise.