Happy Monday everyone. After a VERY emotional week I had a weekend full of everything I needed. Thai takeout, wine, yoga, running, cleaning the house, stocking up on groceries, reading, watching House of Cards (finally into it!) and even watched a couple of movies (rented 12 Years a Slave on Friday night and went to see The Husband last night at the film festival with my mom).
It was such a busy/good weekend I almost didn’t notice the missing hour (I said almost!)
Anyways, onto a recap of my workouts last week.
GPP Fitness Workout + Barre Class + 75-minute yoga class
Monday was a heavy workout day for me! I started the morning off with the following Tabata workout from GPP Fitness. I did 8 rounds of each exercise for 20 seconds work and 10 seconds rest before moving onto the next move. That means the whole workout took 24 minutes! It was a good one.
- Kettleball swings
- Plate Switches
- Aussie Pullups
- Dumbbell OH press
- Burpees (I added these ones on! Just love the calorie burn they give me)
Then in the afternoon I took another practice barre class led by my coworker. This one was much higher intensity than the last one I did and I really felt it in my hips and core.
And finally after work I did my first 75-minute Ajaya session. I signed up for a 6-week arm balancing workshop through my yoga studio. Monday night we practiced crow, side crow and handstand. None of which I can do yet, but hopefully I will be able to by the end of six weeks!
Needless to say, I was SORE on Tuesday morning after all of those workouts!
No real workout this day but I bet I walked 5 km around Vancouver and the giant hospital while visiting my dad.
20-minute bodyweight workout + 4.25 mile / 6.8 km run
The hotel I was staying in didn’t have any weights in the fitness centre, just a treadmill and an elliptical, so I did five rounds of Jen’s 1000 rep workout again. Seriously, I cannot even begin to express how amazing of a workout this is if you don’t have access to weights! Check it out. And it makes you sweat so much! Five rounds kills me, I hope I can work my way up to 10 rounds one day.
Then that evening I joined up with the Cambie Running Room for their hill repeats. I did 6 repeats and it ended up being almost a 7 km run all together. It was nice to get my run in while I was away!
1.2 mile run + 10 minute workout
I literally had one hour from when I arrived home from work on Thursday evening until I had to leave again. But I was determined to get a workout in! First I grabbed Chloe and did a 1.2 mile run with her, which was extremely hard because it had snowed that day and the sidewalks had not been shoveled so I was running through deep snow. Then I did two rounds of the following in 11 minutes (adapted from a GPP workout):
- 5 burpees
- 5 OH squats
- 10 burpees
- 10 barbell bicep curls
- 5 burpees
- 15 side lateral raises
- 10 burpees
- 20 v-ups
Super quick workout but it got the job done!
75-minute hot yoga moksha class + 35-minute spin class
I started my morning off with 6 am yoga, which was amazing as always. Then at lunch I went to a spin class at the Y! After going to that spin class with my aunt a couple weeks ago I really want to add them back into my schedule since they are such a good workout so I’m going to try and go once a week at lunch!
75-minute hot yoga flow class
The most incredible yoga class I have done in a long long time. We did a super strong flow with lots of side planks. I felt amazing during and after this class. I love my 9 am Saturday morning flow class so much!!
7.5 mile / 12 km trail run (2 hours!) + squat workout + 75-minute yin yoga class
Started the morning off with a 2-hour trail run. We didn’t cover as much distance as I would have liked in 2 hours because of the slippery trails but it did make me feel a bit more confident for my 21-km trail race in two weeks! Plus the weather was amazing. I wore capri’s for the first time.
In the afternoon I did the following squat workout from GPP Fitness. I have been wanting to do this for awhile and it only took about 10 minutes but killed my legs:
10 front squats AHAP – 45 lbs
10 assisted pistols (I did the version using a bench)
8 front squats AHAP – 45 lbs
8 assisted pistols
6 front squats AHAP – 65 lbs
6 assisted pistols
4 front squats AHAP – 65 lbs
4 assisted pistols
2 front squats AHAP – 85 lbs
2 assisted pistols
And finally I did a 75-minute yin yoga class with my mom in the afternoon. The focus of the class was HIP openers! Perfect after the day I had.
Lots of double days again. It is kind of necessary if I want to fit in yoga, running, strength training and everything else. I have something fun on deck for this week — I am trying out this new 30 minute HIT kickboxing workout on Thursday afternoon. Can’t wait to let you all know what it’s like!
How was your weekend? What did you do? See any good movies lately? And, as always, tell me about your workouts last week!