I find that when I am on an exercise streak there are days that I am completely indecisive and that’s what stalls me. Today, was one of those days. Friday was my off day, so I woke up knowing that I was going to spend some quality time exercising. I just didn’t know what to do. Did I want to go for a run? Do a little yoga? Maybe rep out some barre exercises?
After broadcasting my problem on Twitter, I was convinced to do all three.
The hubby and I went for a nice 3M run around the neighborhood (or the neighborhood that I would like to one day live in, Lyon Park). I am not sure if it is because I took a lot of time off from running, or that I am currently doing shorter distances, but my pace has picked up. I’ve moved back into the 9:25/9:30 per mile, which is AWESOME. I really hope I can keep this up when I start training for the Cherry Blossom 10M.
When we got home I popped Sparkpeople’s Total Body Sculpting with Coach Nicole. This DVD has a cardio blast, barre workout, and weight exercise all under 25 minutes each. I did the barre workout today, which is just 20 minutes. It is definitely not as labor intensive as my Physique 57 DVDs or the live barre classes I’ve been to, but I still got a nice burn in my legs. There is very little arm focus and essentially no abs. It is good for a day like today when I am combining workouts, but I don’t think I would ever do it on its own.
After that, I convinced Josh to do some beginner yoga with me courtesy of Tara Stiles This is Yoga. I added in some advance variations where I wanted to, and liked ending this workout blast with a nice stretch. It was the first time I had done this flow and I thought for a practice touted as beginner she moved pretty fast. Once that was over, I practiced a few of my inversions…have headstand down, but really am having some issues with forearms and handstand (discussion for another time).
I am completely wiped now and am enjoying watching football on the couch. Arian Foster and JJ Watt are beasts!