Eff That Pinky

I broke my pinky toe ten days ago.

I would like to say it was doing something awesome like deadlifting 200 pounds or breaking in a new pair of Louboutins. Nope. I caught it on the edge of the tub while taking a shower. The pinky toe doesn’t do that much, but let me tell you. It does mess up your workout routine for a good week. I didn’t go to the doctor because I’m cheap. It is taped and secure. I will survive. I hobbled around work with my Minnetonka’s on for a while. It was far from hot.

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Instead of running like I had hoped. I did hot power vinyasa for a few days. It was pretty hard especially since I was favoring my left foot. Then IThe rest of the week is planned out on workouts. I hope to be able to do all of them.

Monday: Elliptical 45 minutes

Tuesday: Cardio, Crossfit Light

Wednesday: Legs and Cardio

Thursday: Cardio, Crossfit Light

Friday: Hot Power Vinyasa, Cardio

Saturday: Next Generation Workout

Sunday: 1st Ru

Are You Ready for the Holidays?

107 days until Christmas.

 

 

That is 15 weeks. 15 weeks to get a head start on a resolution.

My sister and friends want to start a challenge. We have a week to put together all of the elements. Have any of you done challenges with friends? Any good ideas on what to compete?

I am super excited about the next year. I can’t wait to get started.

Practicing Wholeness

Car accident today. No one was hurt. I was not in the wrong, but could have prevented it. You see, I have been stressed. I have great driving reflexes and could have completely avoided this guy pulling out in front of me….But I didn’t. I am all a twitter with the move, work and everything I need to do that I am just dull.

Like usual, when tasks start piling up I take myself for granted. It has been three weeks since a decent workout. I have been eating like crap and getting fewer hours of sleep. I look puffy and tired. So, I’m going to do something about it. Back to the gym and back to a vegetarian (add eggs and fish) diet. It will be one month until I am in my new place. I vow to spend this month doing the following:

  • Blogging
  • Using essential oils
  • Getting 8 hours of sleep
  • Spending time with friends
  • Eating all fruits and veggies
  • Daily sweat sessions
  • Skin care routine
  • Reading

I think this will set me straight. I need a restart and this is the perfect way to do it.

Barre not Bar

I cannot believe this! I was almost done with my blog entry and Firefox crashed.

The abridged version:

The sizzle sisters (four outgoing women that love morning workouts) decided to get together one last time before a sister moves to Omaha. Who even lives in Omaha? We decided to try out Bloomington Body Bar. BBB holds several classes. One of them is a Barre class. I thought our vivacious group known for hijinks and everything funny would be a blast in this environment. I was expecting this:

Instead we got this:

Ok. Not really. There was a lot of huffing and puffing.

Actually, Bloomington Body Bar is an amazing facility. Very Very Very nice. Hardwoods, great lighting, personal hand towels, small classes, flavored water and I am sure a complimentary orchid if I had asked. I joked that it should be called the 2 ct. club. Only women with 2 ct. solitaire diamond rings attend. I found the Barre class fun, but I was only slightly sore. Plus there was some chubby know-it-all that talked down to us. This only made me feel that I was probably that girl at my current gym.

With my friend’s urging, I tried some of the other classes.

These are the things I look at when I go to a gym:

  • Is it clean? Do I enjoy the environment?
  • Are the people friendly? Do I feel comfortable with the instructor?
  • Do I work hard during the workout? Will I be sore for at least a day post workout?
  • Is there enough variety to keep me interested?
  • Do the hours work with my schedule?
  • Is it cost effective? Is the membership cost worth it?

After trying a different class (TRX) I found that BBB did fit many of the criterion. The only problem is that the cost is very high. I have to weigh the pros and cons. I love my current gym, Btown Barbell. It mixes weightlifting moves with functional body weight exercises. It is just nice to mix it up.

What about you? What workouts/class type is the best for you? Do you love variety or want to stick to the same thing?