I’ve read over and over that the best way to keep exercise fun and effective is to incorporate tons of variety. Not only does this keep your brain engaged, it also works every muscle differently and produces more complete fitness and lessens the chance of injury. That being said, there are three types of workout classes I’ve read about that I’d love to try.
1. Underwater Spinning
This is only available in a small number of studios across the world right now, but hopefully someday I’ll find myself in the vicinity. The bike provides the resistance so the faster you go, the more you work. Also, the massaging action of the water stimulates fat loss and the buoyancy you have in the water enables you to do more moves than a traditional spinning class. Maybe it would also keep my butt from getting so sore!!
2. Hot Yoga
I won’t ever be this chic, but I’m interested in this class. I always feel amazing when I warm up my muscles and stretch them out, and this takes that to a whole new level. I get lightheaded pretty easily though so that makes me kind of nervous. Still, I think I need to try it!
3. Pilates Reformer
I am planning to do more Pilates since it’s such an incredible way to tone the body without impact and I’d love to try a class on one of the machines. They really intimidate me but I think once an expert showed me what to do I’d love it.
Organic Honey Grams topped with vanilla almond milk and a banana. Delicious!
Yesterday was a hard day! I tried to do a Pilates video and my back was not happy about that. I stopped 10 minutes into it but my back was achy the rest of the day and it had me pretty worried. It’s so frustrating having to quit the things you want to do and wait and I think I let out a little pent up disappointment yesterday!
This morning my back feels normal though so I came back from it. I’ll stick to the things I know I can do at the gym for a while and give myself a long time before I try anything twisty like Pilates! I can do this 🙂
This week is a fun one! I have 3 tutoring jobs and a babysitting gig. Always nice to make a little extra cash before the holidays. Plus I love tutoring and babysitting so I enjoy the time spent!
Yesterday was a serious carb loading day. Gotta get prepped for my marathon later in the week right…? I wasn’t planning on eating bread all day but my dad made delicious french toast for breakfast and I was not about to turn that down. Then, at the exact moment I walked into the kitchen to find myself a nutritious lunch, my mom pulled two steaming loaves of delicious zucchini bread out of the oven. I was powerless.
I did make up for it slightly by having fajitas for dinner. We had to drive to 3 different stores to find organic chicken! Come on, Great Falls, organic is not a new thing. If your store is always out of something you should probably buy more of it.
Well I’m off on a hot date with my recumbent bicycle and free weights! I hope you had a fantastic weekend that left you rejuvenated for the next five days 🙂
What did you do this weekend? Did you go to the parade of lights?
I didn’t go but I heard it was fabulous! I might have to hit up the Christmas stroll.