Happy Fit Friday everyone! As promised I said I would keep up my half of the bargain and keep track of what I did last week and declare what I planned to do in the week to come. Then, your half is to comment with what you did or what you plan to do. Heck, you could comment anything and I’d be happy haha! Exercise questions, comments on my workouts (it’s okay, you can tell me if I’m not working hard enough!), or just to even say hi!
So for this week it went like this:
Friday: it was the 4th so nothing, sorry America
Monday: I was supposed to do the arms, abs and assets class but it was full! I worked out on my own instead but I forget exactly what I did. I’ll keep better track from now on in order to give everyone ideas for their own workouts, plus it’ll make me work harder if I have to post it…hopefully.
Tuesday: this was my designated rest day
Wednesday: I took the Fluidity class again and I’m still really enjoying it. The teacher is awesome and it reminds me so much of the things we used to do during my dance classes.
Thursday: I did the half hour with the trainer (the one that came with signing up for the gym). I felt it was a great workout and he really showed me what I needed to work on; cardio, my arms, and my outer thigh. I’ll have to find classes that work these parts more!
Two exercises I really enjoyed with the trainer:
1) The only way I can describe it is as toe taps on the bosu ball, you know one of those half balls? It felt like I did it forever but I think it was 30 seconds of alternating tapping my toes on the ball, then rest, X4 times. Majorrrrr cardio workout, but yet it was still entertaining and wasn’t just running on the treadmill. Nothing against people who love that, but I get wayyyy too bored. I blame my undiagnosed ADD on that. Or maybe my impatient-ness.
2) This is a good partner exercise but it can also be modified to do it alone. I held a 6lb medicine ball and stood with my legs past hip distance apart, or in ballet as they would call second position. The trainer would throw me the medicine ball and I would have to squat, come back up and throw it back to him. The squats were wide leg squats, or sumo squats, in order to work the outer thigh (aka the area he said was my fault area. Thank god for honest people). If you don’t have someone to workout with you can squat and then extend your arms straight out so you can still get the arm workout as well. Or you can just use the medicine ball as extra weight for your squat. Or if you’re still new to working out body weight squats are still so beneficial!
Now my plan for next week:
Friday: on my way to Bill while writing this…so no workout
Sunday: I plan to do body weight exercises as a small workout, I’ll let you guys know what I do!
Tuesday: I want to find a new class to take so I’ll keep you updated on this! I’m looking to take some sort of high cardio class because I know I need it.
Wednesday: Fluidity! Woohoo!
Thursday: Ditto to the finding a new class!
I hope everyone has a fun and healthy weekend!
What were your workouts this week? Did you try any new classes or exercises? Do you have any fun weekend plans?