I have been sore for a few days after Monday’s workout. My abs (yes, I have abs under that flab) kill when I laugh which I do often. Yesterday at work my friend Mel was reciting lines from Anchorman, “I love lamp”.
This of course cracked me up which didn’t help….at all. But that means I worked a part of my body that doesn’t get much attention. Same with my arms. Monday’s killer work out left my arms sore but it is a good pain.
Last night was a tough workout but I did get through it. First we started our warm up by running around the shopping center…I was last one back. SHOCKER! Then we moved into our circuit using my favorite toy….balls! We did 20 mountain climbers, ran 20 yards, 20 jack press with the ball, run 20 yards, 20 ball slams, run 20 yards, 20 hammer extensions with the ball, run 20 yards, 20 other things and then run 20 yards again and REPEAT! I was the last to finish…SHOCKER again!
Something really amazing happened though. My coach, Nikki, and my classmate, Kelli, joined me on the last round. I love these girls! I hope to one day return the favor.
After I finished I laid on the floor hoping no one would notice. Haha. I couldn’t be more wrong because our cool down was running around the shopping center again. My version of running was more walking but I did it. Whatever, I try my best. When I got back everyone was clapping for me and I felt like a total dork but also so proud to be working out next to these awesome people that cheer me on.
I did stop at 7-11 prior to working out and guzzled the 5 Hour Energy pink lemonade. About 3 hours later I was curled up in a ball on my couch fast asleep. My whole body ached and I needed the rest.
But, in honor of Thirsty Thursday, this is my favorite quote from Anchorman:
Stay class San Diego!
On Monday I got back into my weekday routine at the gym. I was happy to see my friends and get a good workout in. I always feel so much better after a good workout. I feel like I’ve accomplished more than I could the day before.
Until I met AMRAP. Oh dear God who created this obscene workout? AMRAP stands for “As Many Reps As Possible” or what I call “AMRAPUYD” – As Many Reps As Possible Until You Die. I felt like I was in my first class ever because I wanted to cry, run out while my legs still worked and puke. This might have been my 2nd hardest day (behind my first class).
This was our WOD over 21 minutes:
- 20 Kettle Bell High Ups
- 20 meters bear crawl
- 20 Push Ups (with lifting your hands off when you get to the floor)
- 10 Wall Balls
- 20 meters bear crawl
- 20 side-to-side mountain climbers
- 20 v sit ups
I THINK I got through 2 rounds? I don’t know. I just remember feeling like a big loser because I was way behind everyone else, wanting to crawl out the front door and never go back. How do I fast forward to losing like 300 pounds without this torture? I don’t pray but today I am!
Dear Baby Jesus:
Please let me get through today’s workout without wanting to quit. Give me the strength to continue to push through the pain and doubt I feel all the time. I just want to succeed to feel proud of myself and have others be proud of me too.
I realized recently that i haven’t been very informative about what my workout regiment is and let you know! I’ve been talking a lot about Zone 360 in but what is it!? The best description is like a boot camp. Zone 360 has been designed to target every muscle in your body through interval training, strength training, speed, agility, flexibility, endurance and balance (atleast that’s what the website says!).
What does that mean exactly? Each night we focus on a different part of the body. For instance, Monday night was more of a core workout but it also incorporated legs. We did stations for 30 seconds and you can go at your own pace. First I had to do squats while moving a thick rope up and down like waves. Next I had to pick up a 10lb medicine ball up in the air and throw on the floor then squat and pick up 3 times. Then I had to put the ball on the ground and tap it with my toes 5 times. Next were bear crawls (imagine walking on your hands and toes with you ass up in the air) for 50 meters then frog jumps back 50 meters.
Next station was a step with weights; the step was approximately 1.5 feet in height. Then burpees with a bosu and lastly taking a 30lb bar, pressing it against your chest then clearing it over your head, resting on your shoulders and squat. We completed three rounds of this in 30 second increments. It was great!
The best part of these classes is they are different every time. It keeps me interested and definitely the heart rate up. If you are tired of your usual workouts on a treadmill or are looking to mix it up, I highly recommend classes at Ultimate Fit Zone in Monmouth County or a gym that offers boot camp near you!