Fit for Me 7/52

What I did last week:

Wednesday-15 minute ab workout

Thursday-30 minutes on a new machine. It is a cross between an elliptical and step machine. My legs were on fire the entire time.

Sunday-15 minutes on the treadmill before I broke it. I am still not sure what I did, but it cleared out my workout before I was done. I cover up the mileage while I run, so I didn’t know where I was and I didn’t want to start over. I moved to a bike and did 30 minutes.

Monday-1 hour of BodyStep. This is a class where you basically march and hop all around this step bench. This class kicked my booty. I need to step it up (pun intended). Never have I felt so out of shape or uncoordinated. It was a fun workout on the snow day though!

Tuesday-30 minutes on the treadmill

Impressed by:

Going to work out on a snow day when it would have been just as easy to stay in.

Struggled with:

My grandma’s passing. It is not really fitness related but it emotionally rocked my world which in turn affects everything else. Her funeral was yesterday. It is never easy to say goodbye to someone but especially someone who was such a class act like Grandma.

Did I meet my goal from last week?

My goal was to get 6 miles on the bike. Well I got 5.96, so I would say that is close enough. I also wonder if I could have gone harder if I had not run for 15 minutes first.

What is my goal for next week?

I am going to try again on the bike to get 6 miles in 30 minutes. I mean I was so close!

Fitness Thoughts:
Sometimes I judge my workouts by how sweaty I get. I had a couple this week where I was dripping. I always think this sweat means I owned that workout, or that I had to put in a lot of effort to be owned by the workout. Either way, it’s like a badge of honor that I put it all out there.

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Have you taken a step class? Could you get the moves down? Do you ever judge your work by the sweat?

6 thoughts on “Fit for Me 7/52

  1. First, so sorry to hear about your grandma. That’s never easy. Good job on the workouts though. I really love reading these updates. I, too, judge a workout by how sweaty I am. If I don’t get gross I feel like I just didn’t put enough into it. I used to take a step class every week when we lived in Hawaii. It was the same routine for 4 weeks and just when I thought I was learning it, week 5 would hit and we’d start with something new. It was always fun though!

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