Tuesday, April 26, 2016

trying new things

I've only had one chance to get back into a pool since my last post, but I did two lengths of the pool that time.  Progress! ;)

Tonight, the gym had a special event thing going on, where you got a passport and had to get it stamped at six stations.  I did this *after* my 60 minute booty-kicking U-Jam Fitness class, when I was already soaked with sweat.  First station: burpees.  Oh hell no, I said.  The perky trainer showed me a couple of lower-impact variations, and I knocked out ten of them to earn my stamp.  I don't know if I can do one proper burpee, but it was pretty motivating to be able to do 10 of the modified version - and quickly, too.  Other stations included a 30 second plank (I do those at home often), 30 seconds of mountain climbers, 5 hands-overhead-squats, and ten TRX-rope pull-ups (I have no clue if I'm calling it anything near what it actually is...).  The trainers were all super-overly-encouraging, which I appreciate and understand since this really is a selling point for getting you to sign up for personal training. ;)

For me though, it was motivating to try things I don't normally do and to have a small bit of success.  I want to make a goal of trying a new workout each month (starting next month) and start to challenge my body in a different way.  My weight loss is slow right now (thanks to kid's birthday and extended houseguest visits), so I need to get back on track.

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