Hi friends! Happy Sunday, and happy Mother’s Day to all of my mama friends out there. I already got most of my gift yesterday (ALLTHESLEEP), and have been enjoying the day with the people who made me a mom.
I’m popping in quickly to share a week of workouts, since I can actually remember what I did last week. Usually I get to Sunday, and I’m like, “What even happened this week?” Maybe it’s the sex dust. It’s helping my memory lol.
Here’s what the week looked like:
Sunday: Power yoga
Monday: Teach HIIT + teach barre
Tuesday: 20 minutes hills, 15 minutes upper body circuit
Wednesday: Legs + intervals, teach yoga
Thursday: Power yoga
Saturday: 30 minutes spin, 15 minutes legs
What I liked about this week:
-Lots of yoga!! It felt so great to take classes in addition to teaching. When I take classes, I get a better idea of how to structure my flows and tips for solid form cues, so while I’m teaching yoga, I’ll also be trying to take at least one class a week.
-Good strength training split. Even though I didn’t have a ton of time lifting weights, I still hit every muscle group and legs twice. I’m really working on building muscle in my legs, so if I get a chance on non-consecutive days, I bust out some heavy walking lunges, step-ups, hip raises, or Smith machine squats. Even if I have 15 minutes, instead of ditching out, I’m focusing on making it count
-The Peloton app! Usually when I spin, I put on a playlist and do my own solo spin class. Saturday, I was really looking for some inspiration on the cardio front, so I decided to check out the app. I’m doing the 14-day free trial right now, and can already tell I’m going to LOVE it for at-home cardio workouts. (I have this spin bike at home, which I love. I looked at the Peloton bike, which looks AMAZING, but it’s $$$$ and don’t really need it if you use the app.)
I was only going to do 20 minutes, but ended up doing 30 since I was having so much fun. The music is good, the instructor will call out your name if you join in a live class for extra motivation, and I thought the instruction was pretty solid. I’m excited to try another class.
What I could have done differently:
-Ideally I would have taken Thursday off and practiced yoga on Friday. The Friday class didn’t work with my schedule, so I knew Thursday was my chance. After working out legs and teaching the night before, my legs were really tired. Not sure I’ll do that combo again anytime soon haha.
So tell me friends: what did you do for fitness next week? Are you setting up your schedule for this week, or taking it day by day?