Happy Monday everyone!!
I hope you’ve all had a great start to 2016! My start was probably one of my best eating and fitness weeks in a LONG time. Last week’s meal planning and meal prep helped us with our healthy eating immensely and we still have some veggies prepped for this week. I’m very thankful that I bought those extra veggies last week because this weekend was sooooooo busy that I honestly didn’t have enough time to grocery shop – I’ll have to do it tomorrow night before or after Amber’s swimming lessons. Fitness wise I focused on LIFTING and improving my base for the training I want to do.
Monday it was back to work, and back to the hustle and bustle of our regular lives. At lunch I headed to the gym for a great core workout: planks, hamstring bridges, side planks, single leg deadlifts, supermans (back extensions), reverse crunches, and crunches on the exercise ball. I made up the workout as I went and my core was killing me afterwards! I NEED to really improve my core strength if I want to keep on running. Having my cranky SI joint scream at me last week was no fun.
Tuesday morning was freezing cold 🙁 Like -12C cold. Ok – so that’s definitely not the coldest I’ve ever run in, but it was the coldest I’ve run in since last March so I was admittedly a wimp about it and wore pretty much everything running related that I own :/
Then lunch time on Tuesday I headed to the gym with my co-worker for another core workout. This time I took a picture of the sticky note I used to plan the workout so that I can do the workout again (yanno, in case I lost the sticky note).
Today’s core workout focused on posterior chain, trying to keep the back and hamstrings strong to balance my strong quads. Base building now to be UNSTOPPABLE in 2016!! Bring it on! #2016goals #fitness #girlswholift #running #runchat #livethegoodlife #LiveActive #enjoylife #fitfluential #MotivateMe
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On Wednesday I went to BodyPump at GoodLife Fitness on my lunch. It’s disappointing that I can’t lift as much as I used to, but I know that if I keep going I’ll eventually get back there.
Thursday morning I ran 6k with the ladies, then walked the kids to school. I worked from home and did a core workout on my lunch break. Later in the day I walked to get the kids and walked back home. It was a VERY active day!
Friday I went to a 30 min BodyPump class at GoodLife Fitness which consisted of the warm up track, squat track, chest track, back track, and lunge track followed by a 30 min CXWORX™ class. CXWORX™ is a LesMills branded class that:
“… really hones in on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper body to your lower body. It’s ideal for tightening your tummy and butt, while also improving functional strength and assisting in injury prevention.”
It hurt to laugh for a few days afterwards.
Saturday was a hockey filled, chauffeur the kids all over the place, from arena to arena, town to town kind of day. I found a short window to be home in between all of my driving duties and totally took advantage of it. I have heard SO MUCH about the documentary/series The Making of a Murderer on Netflix that I just had to watch it, so I made a deal with myself: I can only watch it while on my indoor trainer. I rode for 30 min before I had to leave the house again. Boy is it ever good!!!
Sunday was another crazy hockey filled day. I looked at our schedule and realised the only time to get my workout in was before hockey started so I jumped on the trainer and watched the rest of the first episode of The Making of a Murderer. Afterwards I did two DailyBurn Tabata workouts where little Amber and Brooke joined in. The way kids do push ups is really cute 🙂
All in all it was a fantastic week, and I really hope I can keep the momentum going as I continue to work on my base for a strong core and a fast 2016!
This week’s plan:
Monday: 20 min Core workout
Tuesday: 4 mile run + core workout
Wednesday: BodyPump at GoodLife Fitness
Thursday: 4 mile run + core workout
Friday: CXWORX™ at GoodLife Fitness + Skating with the kids after work
Saturday: 45 min indoor trainer cycling + core workout
Sunday: 45 min indoor trainer cycling + DailyBurn Tabata workout
Have a great week everyone!
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