I loved my week of workouts this week! I am participating our annual yoga challenge at the studio so it’s been pushing me to get to my mat more and the difference it’s making in my body is wonderful. I’m feeling really open and really good. The challenge is 62 practices in 62 days or 31 practices in 62 days (half challenge). I’m hoping to come in somewhere in the middle with around 50 practices in 62 days. We shall see how it all shakes out.
The 62 Day Challenge runs until January 1, 2016 and we have over 100 people committed this year! The intention behind it is to keep you accountable for taking care of yourself during the busy holiday season so that you can enter the new year feeling strong and energized. I’m going to stay focused on the challenge through the end of the year before moving into a big strength and lifting focus that I’m excited to share with you! 🙂
I wanted to focus on strength this fall but got distracted by half marathon training (I DEFINITELY have exercise ADD!). Even with half training, I’ve done a decent job of getting 2-3 strength workouts in per week but it wasn’t exactly what I had in mind.
(Side note: I’m still considering going out and running my own half marathon one day in the next week or two. I want to actually run the race distance after all that training I did. Haha, yes…I’m crazy.)
I feel like I am constantly trying to find a balance between strength, running and yoga but it’s pretty impossible to do. I let it ebb and flow based on what’s feeling good and motivating me at the current moment and it seems to all workout. So forgive me if I seem a little all over the place but I just listen to my body and my motivation and go with it.
Here are this week’s workouts!
3 mile run + hot yoga
CrossFit + Strength
CrossFit: Every Minute on the Minute for 18 Minutes
Minute 1: 30 double unders
Minute 2: 10 toes to bar
Minute 3: 15 KB goblet squats
This was my first CrossFit workout in months! I was wrapping up training a client just as class was starting so I did the WOD before my own strength work. I was super thrilled that I did all 6 rounds of 30 double unders. My last three rounds were even unbroken!
Strength: 3 Rounds
10 DB chest flies (20#)
10 DB bent over rows (20#)
10 DB tricep kickbacks, each arm (10#)
10 DB bicep curls (15#)
10 DB side raise (10#)
10 DB strict press (10#)10 DB single leg deadlifts (holding one 20# dumbbell)
10 DB lunges, each leg (holding two 20# dumbbells)
100 reps various crunches
3 mile run + hot yoga
Teach Total Strength + hot yoga
What type of workouts are feeling good for you lately?
What do you do to stay accountable for taking care of yourself during the holidays?
Today is the last day to enter to win a copy of my new book, The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions.