What I did last week:
Thursday-30 minutes on a bike
Saturday-1 hour of BodyPump. I actually got through all the tracks! I did have to weight down on a few tracks, but I made it all the way through.
Sunday-I participated in the March of Dimes walk with my sister-in-law. George and my niece, Ava, were there too, but they did a lot less walking. When I signed up for this event, I thought it was a 5K walk, but we ended up doing only one lap in this park that was maybe a quarter of a mile before they did the programming for the event. So Emily and I ended up doing our own thing and kept walking for 45 minutes. It seemed like a lot of hype for a 5-10ish minute stroll.
Monday-20 minute ab workout.
Tuesday-30 minute walk/run with the dogs.
It has been a long time since I have gotten through an entire hour of BodyPump, so I was impressed with myself on that.
This week was a good week physically and mentally. I can’t really think of anything I really struggled with. I was pretty proud of my workouts. Long time coming!
Did I meet my goal from last week?
I did meet my goal, sort of. I wanted to add planks to my ab workouts, which I did the one day I did the abs. So I met it, but I still feel like I could have done planks more days.
What is my goal for next week?
I am going to up my last goal and try to do a plank at least 3 days next week. I have a couple plank challenges pinned so maybe I will whip one of those out.
I want to talk about kids working out. I think it is great to educate children on fitness and to start creating habits early about physical activity. What I don’t think is great is not teaching them proper technique, especially with weights. There have been several weeks that there have been kids in the BodyPump class. I think that is awesome! However their technique sucks. Their parents just tell them to keep going and suck it up basically. And here they are hunched over with a bar on their back doing squats or flinging a bar sporadically with shoulderpresses. I am just waiting for them to pull something right there because it is obvious their parents got them too much weight. Fortunately, the instructor on Saturdays is phenomenal, and she usually spots these issues and walks around to help fix them. She is really good about showing the right techniques and making you feel ok about only doing body weight. It just bothers me to watch the parents encourage the poor form when their little bodies are in such a growing period. If I was closer to these kids, I would try to say something. But inevitably they are usually set up several people over if not across the room. I don’t know if that would be me overstepping my bounds, but it hurts my heart knowing that these kids could get injured or at the least starting poor habits. (And yes I watch everyone else in the class through the mirrors…)
If only it were that easy…
Have you done a plank challenge? Do you see kids in your gym?
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