Today’s post is coming to you from Seattle.
No.. not really. Good old CT. But seriously. I have had enough of this raw, rainy, cold weather.
They say April showers bring May flowers.. but I don’t think the weather has ever actually matched this saying.
And the flowers are already here. So enough with the rain. Thanks.
At least it looks like there will be some sunshine in the next 5 days. Sunshine is good for your life.. if you ask me :). Hopefully I will be able to get in a nice long run tomorrow morning!
Now, normally, I have trouble sleeping through the entire night. I wake up two or three times to go to the bathroom.
Something about sleeping in my childhood room though – must lull me to sleep and provide security… and a much stronger bladder. I did not wake up once last night. In fact, I sleep through the night every time I am here! (I know I probably just jinxed myself for tonight).
I woke up feeling extremly rested this morning..which is always a plus. I had some oats for b-fast (DUH!) and then got dressed to head out to a 2-hour circuit training class with my old trainer.
As I was rummaging through all of my bags.. I went into a panic. No sports bras. Seriously, Caitlin… you just washed them all. How could you not put any into your bag? I checked the clock.. 8:15. Whipped my lil mac open and checked the local K-Mart hours.
Perfect. They opened at 8. I throw on my clothes and dash to the car.
More panic. In my mad dash I forgot to put on deoderant.
OH NO. I just blogged about individuals in need of deodorant. I most certainly CANNOT be the
individual in need of deoderant in this class.
Add it to the list to get at KMart. Which angers me..because I am fully stocked at the condo. Good thing deodorant doesn’t expire! 😉
Got the goods and made it to class with time to spare.
I miss circuit training so much! I love my trainer and the guys and gals in the class. They are always so energized and we get in some good laughs while our bodies are being murdered for 2 hours (don’t worry.. it is a good murder!)
The way AJ’s classes work –
10-15 minute warm-up including (2 sets of this series today):
- Running in place, knees high to the front
- Two feet in, two feet out (still running)
- Full Jacks
- Half Jacks
- Alternating Jacks
- Criss-Cross Jacks
- Pulsing Sqauts
- Squat Jumps
Today we did 3 Sets of a 12 Station Circuit – @ 60 seconds a station – Break for 1 min between sets
- Quick toe-taps on Stepper
- Stacked steps -1 leg at a time with 15 lb dumbells in each hand
- Lunges with foot on bench; 15 lb dumbbells in each hand
- High Knees to the front with bosu ball over head
- Oblique Twists over a punching bag
- Bent Knee Dead Lifts
- Hamstring Curls
- Back Extensions
- Straight Leg Dead Lift
- Squats – Ball on Wall
- Hop-Overs; Bosu Ball
(Clearly I am not a trainer – and I name these exercises the way they look to me in my head – one goal I have for my blog is to demonstrate via youtube or give credit to other individuals who have through links… a work in progress though)
Today, it including a lot of jumping jacks.. and urban rebounding moves – but on the floor and not on the trampoline
Normally, we will do a new set of exercises, but because there weren’t very many people there, we had the same circuit. I switching up a lot of my moves in the last circuit – using the same equipment – but working different muscles.
Then we do a nice lil cool down and stretch! I borrowed a roller and rolled out my IT bands and glutes as well. Extremely tight!
It felt soo good to be back with AJ! He is the man who showed me how lifting weights could drastically change my appearance – and he also really motivated me to eat more natural foods!
Heart rate Stats for todays Workout:
Average HR: 147 BPM
Maximum HR: 197 BPM
I am super impressed with these stats!
I stopped on the way home and treated myself to some Dunkin’!
I usually just brew coffee at home to save dollas!
Until it was time for this lovely salad monster for dinner!
In the mix tonight:
- Romaine lettuce
- Shredded carrots
- Green Peppers
- Pear Slices (ripened to perfection)
- Sunflower Seeds
- Olde Cape Cod Wasabi Soy and Ginger Dressing (YuM!.. love this brand!)
Questions for today:
Do you find that you sleep better if you go to your childhood house (if you don’t live there now)?
What is your favorite type of workout?