For my particular marathon training plan, I use Wednesday as a day to cross train. The gym at my work offers interval spin classes during my lunch break, so it’s the perfect way to break up the day and get my muscles to do a little something different.
Well, it was until they canceled it. What the eff?
I thought that I would probably just jump on the elliptical. Not excited about my decision, I spoke to my coworker who told me that I should really give Zumba a try. Zumba?? Really?? I have no moves or rhythm so I’m sure to make a total ass out of myself, and (not to sound like a snob) I kind of thought of Zumba as one of those exercises that don’t really do too much for you…..
I decided at the last minute to swallow my pride and just try it out.
The class was 45 minutes long and had about 15 other people in it. As soon as the instructor walked in, she cranked up that music and we got started. Let me tell you what, we didn’t stop the entire time! It was really fun and I definitely worked up a sweat! And you know what? If I had known how to do ANY of the moves properly I probably would have sweat even more. I have no balance, no coordination and no sense of rhythm. As soon as I got the feet portion of the move down, she’d add arms and I’d be alllll messed up. Then she’d tell us to turn, to do it backwards, to add a spin…..I was seriously confused. I kept my smile on and just did what I could.
I think I might even go back :-)
After Zumba class I did a quick upper body workout because I feel as though I have been realllly bad about doing strength training recently.
15 bicep curls to shoulder press (10 lb.)
12 single arm row with lunge (10 lb.)
12 tricep kickback (8 lb.)
12 ab/lower back crunches (I don't know what this contraption at the gym is called. I'll have to look next time)
Repeat 4 times.
While I was doing my arm workout today, I thought of a few other little things that I really want to do, but never really do. So I've decided that I'm going to set some mini-goals for myself to do during the week:
1. Take my vitamins:
-Biotin - every night. It's to promote hair growth. Phff.
-Multi-Vitamin - every other night. I say every other night because it's a prescription vitamin with iron. Iron = not pooping. Nobody is happy when they aren't pooping.
- B12 Nasal Spray - Once a week (another prescription)
2. Do two strength training workouts for my arms a week.
3. Do two strength training sessions for my legs a week.
4. Do yoga (at least 20 minutes) twice a week.
5. Roll my foot and ice it twice a day.
6. Eat 3 servings of veggies a day. I'm usually pretty good with this but I could be a bit better.
None of these are exceptionally hard but for some reason, I just suck at them. Honestly, why can't I just do 20-30 minutes of yoga before bed or as soon as I wake up.
I cannot commit to anything but running, Coffee and Sun Butter.