When I woke up yesterday I felt a little lethargic, and I didn’t feel particularly motivated to workout (even though I knew I would.) I procrastinated a little bit until Aunt Janice suggested that we go for a walk. Walks with her tend to go on for miles so I agreed.
During our walk I told her how much I enjoy circuit training at the gym. I told her about the ladder, the metal wall, the bosu ball and planks among other things, and we decided to cut our walk short and hit the gym.
We did circuit training in two minute intervals, and we did the things I just listed in addition to tackling the rowing machine, the KeepItUpDavid Machine, I mean StairMaster, pulling the sled around the track and working our upper bodies before relaxing in the sauna. By the time we left the gym we were both drenched from head to toe, and it felt awesome.
When we started doing planks she dominated them! She held her pose for over a minute, and I beat my own personal best reaching 18.8 seconds. (Hey! Don’t judge me. A little over a week ago I didn’t know I could do them at all!)
And one of my new favorite workouts is climbing the wall. It doesn’t seem tough at all, but if you do it long enough it will make you sweat. I’m definitely sore as a result of that little wall!
I’ve never really been a fan of working out with someone else, but that certainly has changed recently. I’ve done cardio workouts with friends before, but I’ve never had anyone push me until recently. Having someone there to tell me to keep going when I think I’ve pushed as far as I can inspires me to do more, and I’m definitely looking forward to more of that. And may I just say that I adore the sauna? (What can I say? I love to sweat!)
I have a full day planned which will include some fun stuff, but I plan to hit it hard at the gym again this morning. What are your plans for the day? What kind of workout will you do?