*hangs head in shame*
I'll include the details alongside my daily recap.
Treadmill - walk 10 minutes to warm up
Lift - 25 minutes
I like to use the stationary bike to warm up, but today all the bikes were occupied (which is a rarity). I wasn't feeling like working out today and had dragged myself down to the gym. Instead of doing my usual full-body lifting routine with 3 sets of 8-10 reps on everything, I elected to do single drop sets. I wanted to get in and out of the gym as quickly as possible!
Since I've already listed my typical lifting routine here and here, I won't spell it out again unless I make any noticeable changes going forward.
Yoga class - 45 minutes
Zumba class - 50 minutes
Stationary bike - 10 minutes to warm up
Lift - 45 minutes
Back to the usual 3-set practice today. The workout felt great. I felt improvements in strength, which was hugely motivating.
I tried to mix up the order in which I did my exercises, and it definitely made a difference. I only did a single deadlift set since I had saved deadlifts for last, and my hands were hurting from gripping the bars. I am thinking more and more about getting a pair of weight-lifting gloves.
Yoga class - 55 minutes
Yoga class - 55 minutes
A few weeks ago, my company's fitness center brought in a new yoga instructor. Today was the second time I've taken one of her classes. They are quite challenging! I usually consider yoga days to be "active rest days" but not this day.
This put me behind schedule on my Star Wars weekend movie marathon right off the bat.
Plan: Pure Barre class
And so began the weekend of movie and TV watching!
Adam and I watched the Blackhawks game. We took a break to do some stuff around the house and cook dinner, etc. Then, we watched the Penguins game, immediately followed by Star Wars: The New Hope.
One Star Wars movie down!
Pure Barre class - 55 minutes
I finally activated my 5-week Pure Barre membership. I thought my consistent weight-lifting and yoga would make barre easier. SO not the case. My arms, abs, thighs, and glutes are all on fire now.
When we got home from brunch, it was time to cease the active stuff and get down to couch potato business. The pressure was on.
We knocked out The Empire Strikes Back, followed by the Steelers game, then the Blackhawks game.
I feared hitting the wall. During the latter part of the Blackhawks game, I knew I was getting close.
Originally I thought maybe we could manage Return of the Jedi after the Hawks game. But when the moment of truth arrived, I couldn't do it. I had already been glued to the TV for over 8 hours and I just couldn't push through another 2 hours.
Clearly I need more couch potato training.
You'll be seeing a LOT of barre classes on my training recaps over the next five weeks. I want to get my money's worth out of my membership.
And I plan to watch Return of the Jedi either tomorrow night or sometime on Wednesday!