Today I was back to work after having three days off. I had a busy and eventful weekend. Was yours more more low-key or busy too. Either way I hope it was good.
This morning I headed to the pool. I hadn’t been since last week and I wanted to get back. I arrived a little after 6:00am and was in the pool by 6:10am. I went to the bigger pool again and grabbed a flutter board. I just started going back and forth, back and forth. I had counted 40 lengths of the pool before I left the big pool to go to the smaller one. I could have stayed in the bigger one but I wanted to work on my backstroke and not run into other people. I did another 20 lengths and then headed to the change room.
Since it is Monday that means I go to Kelly’s Cardio Strength class at lunch. My back is feeling better after Dean, the massage therapist worked his magic last Monday and I am happy for that. My heel after yesterday’s walk is feeling good but the top part of my foot is a bit sore. Seems like I can’t get a break. Either way I was going to the class and would just modify like I have done in the past.
The first thing Kelly had us do were 10 lunges, 10 jump squats and then a sprint to the end of the gym and back. When we came back to the start we had to do 10 lunges, 9 jump squats, a sprint to the end and then 1 burpee. We continued this way with the jump squats decreasing and the burpees increasing. I was happy today I could actually do a burpee because my back allowed it.
Next up we worked through a group of different exercises. We would do one exercise for 30 seconds and then take a 10 second break to get into position for the next exercise. We continued this way until we made our way through everything Kelly had in mind for us to do and then she would remove one exercise.
Our group of exercises looked like this:
- weighted squats and I had two 10lb dumbbells
- sit-ups and they varied in different positions
- jump lunges
- sprint to the end of the gym and back
- ab tucks
- bicep curls
- chest press
I think that was everything. By the time I reached the last three arm exercises my arms were burning and I was struggling. I liked it though and Kelly’s class is just the push that I need right now. I need someone telling me what to do and motivating me to do it. I let her know today that I was glad she is teaching and I am happy for her class. I felt good going back to my office.
Once I got back to my office I tried something I had never had before. Haggis! My boss Tanya is from the UK and she made some for Robbie Burns day on Saturday. She brought some in to share with me and when I first opened the container she had it in I thought it looked like hamburger with some seasonings. It smelled good and I am trying to be open to trying new things and I liked it. Now, I won’t be making one at my house anytime soon and I won’t Google to find out what is in it but I tried it and glad about that.
Have you tried something new either food wise or workout wise lately?