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Killer workout

Monday, February 11, 2013

This morning I drag my butt outta bed & go to class. I walk in & they have the steps with 4 add-ons under (I don't know what the official name is, but it's used in step aerobics) & a mat beside the steps set up. Interesting...I wonder what's planned today.

Teacher begins writing our program on the mirrors (which nobody could see) & says we're gonna be doing the pyramid workout. Oh no!! I just talked with a friend of mine on this style & she said it's HARD. Yikes.

If you've never heard of the pyramid workout it's this & I'll use todays workout as an example. We had 13 activities to do....So we started with #1 - 1 single leg squat (per leg) then we did 1 again & moved on to #2 - 2 burpees with push up..go back & do #1 & #2 again then do #3 - 3 squat jumps etc, ect, ect.

So we begin. It was easy at first..then not so much. I struggled with the box jumps. It was my first time doing those & yeah...not a fan!!! lol. I started getting nervous as I'm slower & was worried I'd be the last one working out, with everyone watching me. BIG FEAR!! Somehow thou I finished before a few girls. WooHoo!!

Then I found out why! I missed #12. Oh crap. I have a whole circuit to complete & now for sure I'll be last. Had I not missed #12 & not stood around for a few minutes, thinking I was done, I'd be almost done. Part way though I thought 'who cares if everyone is done & watching. I WILL NOT stop till I'm done. Everyone can stretch & I'll stretch on my own.' When I got to #9 - 9 Up Downs I notice everyones equipment is put away. Whatever I WILL NOT stop. I start #10 - 10 Skaters & a girls comes over & said 'skaters...alright let's bang this out' & then another girl came over & the 2 girls worked with me till I finished. It was nice of them & I was happy to have company finishing.

Tonight after work I'm going to go for a run with a friend who wants to get back into running. I think she'll only run 3 or 4kms & I'll finish the rest after to make 6km.

Oh Yeah!! In case your wondering...the rude girl was back today. But she was nicer.

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    You can run 6km. Ah, I can't wait until I can work up to running 3km. Okay to be honest I can't wait until I can run 1 MILE. :( I like running, I am not very GOOD at it. But, then I just stated a month ago, so I shouldn't be too hard on myself.

    That workout sounds seriously killer. I don't know if I could do the box jumps. Is that when you have to jump REALLY high onto a box. That move scares me. I am a big whimp when it comes to heights.

    That was nice of the girls to finish with you!
    1701 days ago
    You are way ahead of me in fitness game. You're my hero.
    1710 days ago
    Wow! You are amazing! I cannot do burpees, let alone on a step pyramid. I will have to try some of those moves on my son's equipment.
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    1710 days ago
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    Awesome awesome job!
    1711 days ago
    Oh Boy Ms. Butterfly - that workout does sound killer...the coordination of doing all of those activities alone seems tough BUT I bet keeps your body guessing which is great stuff for your fitness!

    AND I cannot believe after all that, you went running too! I must say - you are ROCKING these workouts!!
    1711 days ago
    Wow, I have to give you a LOT of credit! Can't say I would have gone back and done the #12 circuit; I probably would have just stood around drinking water hoping no one noticed I short-changed the workout! emoticon

    Glad those 2 women finished up with you -- what an awesome thing to do! And also glad the rude girl was nicer. Apparently she's learned something about not judging based on size alone. emoticon
    1711 days ago
    Good for you for finishing!!
    1711 days ago
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