Wednesdays are always my kick ass days. I do back to back classes of zumba and kickboxing. Wednesday night Zumba is my FAVORITE class (I know I always say that) and it is taught by my amazing trainer Trish. It's so much fun and a great workout. Immediately following the zumba class is a kickboxing class. This class kicks my ass, esp since it's right after zumba. It's a lot of fun and high energy so I like doing it. Wednesday is a great cardio day and I love the feeling of being exhausted and getting my ass kicked!
|2 Hours of cardio and 1,000 calories!|
|Thursday night walk!|
More like 5.5miles! I'm ok with that!
I had a super fun weekend planned last weekend and it included a lot of drinking and fun in Delaware! I knew that I would be indulging in alcohol last weekend so I planned for it all week (hence the 7x in a row workouts). Friday before I started my weekend I met with my trainer. Because I do so much cardio on my own she wanted to focus mostly on weight training with a specific target of my upper body. Ouch. My arms are my worst feature. So flabby and weak. I HATE them! So this makes me happy. I want to try to tone them and tighten them up. They are so bad that I refuse to wear tank tops and sleeveless tops in public. There is always a cardigan haha. Concentrating mostly on my arms is awesome. I can already see a baby muscle when I flex...I love it! When I met with Trish she made me do all sorts of arm exercises. Bench press, bicep curls, rows, playing with that large heavy rope...I forget what else. Basically she killed my arms and they were sore! I kept joking with her that I know she was doing this so I couldn't lift any beers to my mouth that weekend. HA! Probably true.
|Future gun show!|
I love this pic!
388 calories isn't bad for just lifting! Right?
Almost forgot...conquered a HUGE fear that day!
After my training session my weekend was going to officially start. I headed down to Delaware to attend Alumni Weekend at the University of Delaware. You know...that one weekend a year where it's socially acceptable for old people to get wasted on campus and sleep in a dorm room...yes that weekend.
|Delabration Mug Night!|
Needless to say all of my college friends and I drank the night away and had a blast. Of course drinking isn't a healthy part of weightloss but for me...it's going to happen from time to time. All I can do is plan for it, have a great time doing it and then work my butt off to recover from it. No regrets here! It was a fab weekend for sure! :)
Sunday morning I was back to my normal routine! I hit the gym and did an hour of cardio. I opted for the elliptical because my blisters were still pretty bad and I thought running would only make them worse. Also, side note, non scale victory (NSV) while I was at the alumni weekend I received a tshirt. I was totally bummed when the biggest size they had was an XL because I usually wear XXL. I took an XL anyways and just figured I would keep it until I fit in it. Ummmm tried it on for my Sunday workout and it fit totally normal. I love it! I have noticed that I have been somewhat swimming in some of my XXL workout shirts...love the NSVs!
|Sunday workout and an awesome NSV!|
After a fun weekend this Sunday night workout got me back on track and motivated for the week. I food prepped some chicken for the week and was even back in the gym Monday night for zumba. Finally they got rid of the crappy instructor and we had a decent one this time. She had a fun routine and I actually enjoyed it! I didn't hit my 500 calorie goal during the hour long class so I went on a treadmill and ran for 15 minutes. Of course I couldn't run the full 15 minutes so I would run like 6 minutes, walk a few then I finished the workout running. It felt amazing and I was dripping sweat. I really pushed myself running on a faster speed and it felt awesome.
|Monday night workout!|
1 hour zumba and 15 minutes of running.
|Tuesday night class.|