I have thoroughly been enjoying my gym time since the beginning of the month. I have settled into a routine of noon hour group classes… Tuesday is Body Pump, Wednesday is Flow Yoga, and Friday is Body Flow. I normally walk to the gym and then run on a treadmill for 15 or 20 minutes before going into the group exercise area, stretching, and getting any equipment ready for the class. The Body Pump is really hard and really fun and I love it. It leaves me so tired with a huge grin on my face. Such a nice change to the heavier lifting we do at home. And now that I am tasting yoga again, I do intend to start a home practice and keep it up. Really.
I have also been working out twice a week at home with The Captain, doing strength workouts… and also some running, and some walking. This Spring weather is beckoning me out more and more.
All in all, I am loving the workouts… but I really don’t care for the timing of it all. Taking an exercise class at noon is very disruptive to the rest of my day. If I could take a class at 7 or 8 a.m. I would be thrilled. But there is nothing available at those times here, so I will continue status quo until the temporary membership runs out the first week in April. I think I will try some of the other cardio machines next week.
I wanted to share some blog posts and articles I read this week that really spoke to me. Some of them are by bloggers I normally follow and some are new to me. I bet there is something you would find interesting in this list, too.
- 12 Great Stretches for Tight Hip Flexors by FITBODYHQ
- Tips For Staying Safe While Running by Crazy Running Girl
- 6 Minute Ab Workout (with video) by Go Fit Gals
- 5 Common Fitness Saboteurs and How to Defeat Them by Women’s Running
- Am I Hungry? by Its a Harleyyy Life
- Those Are Some Bad Words by Gigi Eats Celebrities
Just a little photo of my very favorite thing about Spring arriving on my street…
Yes, the turtles in the lake across the street from us have come out of Winter hibernation and crawl up on this log to bask in the warmth of the sunshine… usually for a few hours mid-day. Sometimes there are as many as 17 of them. Nice that the willow is leafing out too, of course... but I don’t think I will ever get tired of seeing these turtles.
Any signs of Spring where you live yet?
Did you read anything shareworthy this week?
How would you feel about a noon exercise class?