One of the things I wanted to work on this year was tracking my workouts. Well, 16 days into the New Year I finally got around to doing that. Maybe I should have also made a resolution to not procrastinate so much…eh, I’ll get around to that. I considered the many iPhone apps and computery options but when it really comes down to it I am a paper-pen girl.
A co-worker gave me this beautiful leather planner for Christmas which is perfect for tracking workouts. I have a desk calendar at work and a wall calendar at home but wanted to keep my workouts separate from my doctors appointments and vacations. Plus, this is easy enough to travel with.
As I was filling this in I realized how bad my memory is. I could not remember what day I ran or where I ran it. Luckily I track my every move on this blog so I could fill in the gaps by cyber stalking myself. I like being able to look at something physical so hopefully I will keep this up…
A few weeks ago I put on my big girl pants and tried my first ever group fitness class: Core Cycle, spin intervals mixed with ab work. I loved it and swore I would be back. Of course, have not been back since. Oops. BUT last night I did try Rowlates, mix of Rowing and pilates-both things I have never done before. Apparently I’m drawn towards fusion type classes.
With spin I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing. With rowlates I KNEW I was completely clueless. I got a quick intro from my super sweet instructor but it took me a little while to get the hang of it. Eventually I kinda figured it out and it was awesome and I loved it. The first half of the class was pilates moves on the mat, some of the moves I was familiar with, some were completely new, all burned. The second half of the class was on the rowing machine. This was my favorite part. We rowed 1,000 meters as fast as we could, then hopped up and did some strength moves (twisting lunges with weights and more ab work) then hopped back on the machine for 750 meters, repeat strength moves, 500 meters, stretch. The rowing part was a friendly race to the finish so it really got everyone moving. I already want to do another one of these classes.
I am pretty sure I have never used any these muscles before though so I will probably have to be carried around tomorrow Lady Gaga style…
…minus the egg and creepy people wearing flesh colored leather. Eek
Do you track your workouts? How?
When did Lady Gaga officially become “too much” for you?
The meat dress was the final straw for me. That’s just gross.