Whew! I just reconnected with BodyRock after a 3-week small hiatus. Ooh, it felt good I did the body weight/interval training workout today, minus the pull-ups because I don’t have anywhere to do them. I like the short, intense 20-minute burn of Zuzana’s workouts, and I enjoy knowing that I am hitting every part of my body.
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I ordered a Gymboss Interval Timer
today as well – it was only $23 including shipping. Of course, I got the hot pink one
I’ll let you know how I like it!
Sher and I made a triumphant return to Bikram yoga last night, and it was an awesome class! I worked my butt off, but it felt so calm. I wasn’t struggling mentally with any of the postures, but my body was exhausted by the end of the 90 minutes – a very nice combination! I am also incredibly hydrated for the first time in a few weeks. It’s amazing how enough water can make you feel soooo good! I’m am already up 1L today, and I think I drank about 4L altogether yesterday -nice!
I’ve also started switching out my Americano with milk for a latte in the mornings. I’m trying to limit my retail Starbucks consumption right now (mostly because it was falling into the realm of ridiculous unnecessary), so I have been making my espresso drinks at home in the mornings, instead of brewing a pot of coffee. Now I am also increasing my calcium intake, which was severely lacking. I used to drink gallons of milk, but lately I’ve barely been having any. This should help to bring those levels up!
On a side note, regarding the whole “milk vs soy” debate: I try to base my food choices on 3 areas – clean (unprocessed, natural), organic and local. Although I can buy organic soy milk, it is still full of junk. I can buy organic milk that may be pasteurized, but it only contains milk and vitamins A and D. Milk wins with a score of 2/3.
I am enjoying this new-found workout freedom, with no responsibility to any one form of training.
I love that I can decide what I want to do when I wake up in the morning and not feel guilty about “missing” a necessary training appointment. If the weather is nice, maybe I’ll run. If Sherrie is free, maybe we’ll go to yoga. If the girls are being good, maybe I’ll do a BodyRock workout. Somewhere along the line, I over-committed myself and that resulted in a complete commitment breakdown. Too many cooks in the kitchen and all that
Right now, my fitness goals are simply this:
- do some sort of physical activity 6 days a week
- try to make at least one of those days a yoga day
- try to make at least one of those days a running day
- eat clean, organic and local
- drink lots of water
Freedom is a beautiful thing!