Tuesday, September 10, 2013
So, yesterday, in terms of fitness, was my biggest "win" in recent memory!!!
I had the first day of my new rec center class. I had picked this one, Group Personal Training, because it's Monday/Weds (the pool is busier those days at 5), and because I didn't love the style of Mike who teaches the equivalent Tuesday/Thurs class.
But then, guess who walks up 18 minutes late, all flustered and kind of surly: Mike.
Turns out the regular guy can't teach this so Mike was our sub and it's unclear who will teach this going forward.
So, i was kind of bummed. Mike's style is usually 8-10 exercises, weights or machines, in a circuit of 3-4 times. In the past I found this redundant and also I always have a hard time remembering how exactly to do the forms since they all have names.
And, this class was no different.
You are probably thinking, this sounds bad, right??
But NO, it was pretty good, actually! I think that now, since I basically have done ZERO strength training in ... 6 months? it felt really good. I think this will be more challenging and motivating for me that it was before.
My weights were certainly lower than they used to be, but they weren't as pathetic as I feared. It probably helps though that I don't actually recall what they were, or I'd likely feel worse.
When class was finally over I headed home to drop of my bag and bike, and then jogged to the downtown Monday run. It was my friend's 200th time of doing it, which is really amazing, so I really wanted to at least show for the ceremony. I figured whatever I did there, even if I just walked a little, was a bonus after having worked out.
I ended up seeing a couple I knew who were about to start, so I decided to join them! I actually felt warmed up after my ST class since it is tiring but not cardio.
I ended up running the 5 k! I ran probably 2 miles with them and then I really need to stop for water so I did the last mile on my own with some walking as needed.
In summation, I basically ended up doing 2 work outs yesterday! According to spark it was something like 625 calories burned. I never know how to count the weights ST class, so I put "circuit" for a half an hour because the full time would give me such a high calorie burn and it just doesn't feel true. Does anyone have any suggestions for that?
My eating yesterday was, alas, not as exemplary. I don't really fault myself too much though because over the weekend my door to my fridge somehow stayed open for 24 hours so the contents of my fridge needs to be gone through to determine safety. All I had to eat was frozen and pantry stuff, so I had a massive pasta dinner and a frozen chickpea thing for lunch.
I'm still very proud and VERY SORE today so I'm calling it a win!