It’s been a while since I wrote about anything fitness. I tend to write more about food lately and less about training for something or analyzing a long run.
I have been exercising, but I am not training for anything. Last summer, I completed an aquathlon in August and took up swimming in June and July. This year, I haven’t been in the pool yet. Last year, I signed up for a half marathon in June to run in December. This year, I am not loving running outside or really on the treadmill.
Things change, it’s ok. This May, I bought a daily deal to try Define Body for five classes for $35. I completed all five classes and really enjoyed it. If you’re familiar with Barre Method, it’s like that. However, I already have a real gym membership and I do CrossFit classes twice/week, so I have decided not to buy a real membership to Define, although I really enjoyed it.
About my CrossFit classes, I always dread going, and then am happy I’m done. The last few weeks we have been working on setting new “one rep max” where you practice a movement at a new weight one time until failure. I have increased my back squat (110 lbs), front squat (100 lbs) and deadlift (155 lbs) weights and am very happy about that. I also did a box jump tabata workout where I did zero step ups and all box jumps. That means we did 20 seconds of box jumps (20 inch box) with 10 seconds of rest, 8 rounds. It was also mixed with tabata push ups. I was really happy about that workout because box jumps are one of my least favorite, most scary movements.
So that’s weight lifting and core work, what about cardio? Well, I walk, I elliptical, and I stair master and jump rope. I haven’t been running much, mostly because of the weather and I’ve enjoyed walking. It would be no fun to push a workout I don’t want to do, so I’ll just wait until I want to run again. I am also incorporating walking on incline on the treadmill because it’s harder. I’m deciding if I want to go back to swimming. I always liked it when I was done, but disliked wearing the bathing suit and messing with goggles.
What are you doing this weekend? What are you loving today?