I may have mentioned that I joined a gym. I decided that I needed to have more options for group exercise, and the ability to use a childcare service when Jeeves goes back to work. (which will hopefully be soon) So club fitness became my new workout place, I still have access to the elliptical at work and the private space to look a fool when doing pushups and crunches, but I've been trying out some new group exercise classes and have found a few that are going to be weekly routine for me. Group classes are good for me, I have this huge fear of looking foolish in front of others so I don't let myself slack in the classes. I push harder and then feel really good afterwards.
Saturday 8AM Zumba: this class is less crowded and also very convenient for me. Nothing is really happening at this time of day and the munches are typically still asleep when I leave. I wake up around 6:30 most mornings before my alarm goes off at 7, so last week I went to the gym and jogged and then did Zumba. It felt good and I got the workout done before anything else needed my attention.
Monday 5PM PiYo: This is a fusion of Yoga and Pilates with weights. it's a 45 minute class that is very challenging but also centers me. It's done in a darkened room, with light music and lots of breathing and stretching. I did it last night and feel remarkable today. I have never done a yoga class before, and this was an great introduction.
Monday 5:45PM: Drills: The full title of this class is "drills to make you sweat." It's 4 minutes of Turbo Kick (sorta) followed by 4 minutes of muscle drills. It's an awesome way to train for this 10K mud run I'm doing, and even though I felt all wiggly and weak when I left last night, I am certain I am going to do this class a lot. One problem, my ass wiggles a lot more than I like it to when doing this class, so I think more squats are in order.
I was at the gym for 2 hours last night, I left feeling pretty bad ass, like I could take on the world. When I got home, I worked on my house, played with my babies and went to sleep. It was a good day, a really good day.
I hope you are all having a good day too.