That Kicked My A$$

Today is out to kick my ass and it’s not even 11am yet. I did workout 12 of the #fitin15 challenge this morning. It was a standing abs, buns, and thighs routine. So yup stuff burning before I even ate breakfast. It was only 17 minutes, but I felt every last second of those 17 minutes.
I made myself and the husband breakfast, packed the gym bag, and off we went. Piloxing class was intense. I don’t think we were even through the warm up and I was already breaking a sweat. Add in the core work and the leg work and oh my god. We did a ton of stuff on one side and then would switch to the other. I thought my standing leg was going to die. I made it through but when I say the sweat was dripping I mean it. It was like doing a T25 workout. But hey I guess it’s working. According to the heart rate monitor 500 calories burned in those 50 minutes so I’ll take it.
I’m now recouping a bit rehydrating and having a snack so I can kick zumba’s a$$ and not the other way around.
I love working out. I never thought I’d be the person to say that but I get agitated when I can’t do my workouts. It actually pisses me off. Who knew that I’d become that person.
After Zumba it’ll be off to do the grocery shopping for the week then home for some lunch and maybe a nap. I might need it today. Plus laundry will have to be done. There has been so much laundry lately it’s driving me crazy. I feel like I do it every day and there are only 2 of us. Yup, definitely will be taking a nap after thinking about the laundry.
Happy Friday.

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Got To Get Moving

This morning I set the alarm for 7am, rolled out of bed and did a 30 minute workout. Today is Day 4 of the #FitIn15 challenge in which you do a 10-30 minute walk. Well, the treadmill is in the garage and it was 15 degrees out, and well the garage wasn’t exactly warm. So, I opted for an inside workout video. I did the Cardio Pound workout.
It’s a fun little 30 minute workout where I get to make some noise with drumsticks and get a workout in.
I had breakfast, made the husband’s chili, by made I mean threw everything in the CrockPot and am letting it cook all day.
I followed this up with a 45 minute HIIT training aerobic workout. I threw this workout in this morning since I am not sure if belly dancing class is happening tonight. If it is I will go to it, and if not I got my workout in already.
I did all of this stuff early this morning since I have an appointment right dead smack in the middle of the day and also I have to be there an hour before the appointment.
After the appointment it’s off to yoga and possibly belly dancing or it’ll be home after yoga and time for dinner.
I packed my lunch to eat after my appointment. Can I tell you how much I love Bento boxes. They are great everything all in one spot and it’s compact and easy to carry. Plus it locks all together and there is no worry of the lid popping off and spilling out the contents. I have a ton of Bento boxes all varying in sizes. I of course want some stainless steel ones. I have plastic ones which are all BPA free but still I like stainless steel and glass better for storing things.
So an early day, but I definitely was productive. Made the meal plan for next week and shopping list as well, so yeah productive day. I’ll be folding laundry tonight I have several loads to fold. Hmmmm self folding clothes can we get on that universe please.

YouTube To The Rescue

Today was supposed to be the return to the gym and fitness classes after the long 2 weeks of holiday time off. However, life has occurred.
However, it’s okay. I knew on Saturday that o wouldn’t be able to attend my classes so I made a plan, and I followed through with it.
I was going to be using YouTube today anyway, because today is the first day of the FitIn15 Challenge that I am taking part in. And, well it’s done on YouTube.
If you’re interested in joining the FitIn15 challenge it’s not too late. Log on to YouTube and subscribe to JessicaSmithTV and join the challenge. Today’s workout was great. It was just 15 minutes long hence part of the name FitIn15 not just for 2015. It was a cardio workout, but my legs definitely got a workout too. They were starting to feel the burn. She is great with the way she does her videos in offering variations for all levels. She shows how to keep it low impact or for those seasoned fitness enthusiasts how to take it up a few notches. I found myself doing some lower impact stuff and other moves at a higher intensity. It’s so simple and easy to switch from the varying degrees of difficulty. I’m looking forward to the rest of this challenge.
I followed up my 15 minute workout with a 60 minute playlist by Club Fitz. If you haven’t checked her out on YouTube yet, you should. She teaches a hip hop fitness class in Oklahoma and tapes new dances and puts them up on YouTube. They are a lot of fun. I of course need to watch them a million times to pick up the choreography but that’s okay because I’m moving the whole time. She’s also created a few playlists and I did one of her 60 minute playlists. And, yeah I’m pretty sure I’d die in one of her classes because it was 60 minutes of working my legs, abs, arms, and dancing my butt off. It’s a lot of fun and I was sweating my butt off by the end. I think I want to find a hip hop fitness class to try out from time to time here in VA.
Finally I finished off my YouTube marathon with a 60 minute Yin Yoga workout. It was a workout that focused on the spine. This workout is wonderful it’s very low impact and with yin yoga we held each pose for 3 minutes. I of course find myself deeper and deeper in the pose as the minutes progress. This is one of my favorite workouts. It’s relaxing and I definitely feel my spine elongated and the muscles around my spine relaxed a bit after this workout is complete.
So, even though I wasn’t able to hit my fitness classes I still did the types of workouts that I would of attended in class. It’s all about keeping that appointment with yourself.
And, today I did. It felt good to really workout after 2 weeks of not doing much.