Here is my workout recap from the week:
MONDAY - Pure Barre class
TUESDAY - Planned: Yoga class. Actual: Rest (was trying to meet a deadline at work).
WEDNESDAY - Zumba class
THURSDAY - Pure Barre class
FRIDAY - Yoga class
SATURDAY - Pure Barre class
SUNDAY - Pure Barre class
- I am starting to burn out on all these barre classes (which have gotten noticeably more crowded after January 1). The moves are so challenging and the classes really never get easier. Contributing to the burnout, I think I've plateaued on strength improvements. I think the physical changes have been marginal this time around, too. Admittedly I will be happy to switch things up after my membership ends in two weeks.
- Would you believe that I've still logged a grand total of ZERO running miles in 2016? This clearly needs to change soon.
- Interestingly, every single workout I did this week was a fitness class. It wasn't so long ago that I used to much prefer working out on my own over taking classes. Funny how things change over time. I definitely appreciate how working out with others can help you really push yourself.
- After giving in to the craze and buying a tub of protein powder, it wasn't working for me to make hand-mixed shakes. I could never get all the clumps out. So I finally bought one of those plastic shaker bottles with the metal agitator. I'll be testing it out this week. Would it be bad to add whipped cream on top?
On a non-workout note...
After my old favorite Chicago Blackhawks player, Brandon Saad, departed the team last summer, I needed to find a new favorite this year.
I have officially found him: #72, Artemi Panarin.
Off the ice, I love that Artemi seems so humble and down to earth while also being really personable and funny. I think he is as cute as a button, too!
Sad side story: When I buy player jerseys, they tend to not stick around for very long afterwards. (Exhibit 1: Antti Niemi. Exhibit 2: Brandon Saad.) Therefore, I really hope Artemi Panarin will end that pattern for me!
[End fangirl blurt]