Happy Sunday. Well we made it 5 days into 2021 before dealing with another crazy event. I still have high hopes for 2021 but it’s definitely not starting off that great. I hope that everyone is finding positive ways to deal with all of the turmoil in this country. For me, that means continuing with my workouts since it’s my biggest stress reliever. We’ll get through this but it’s going to take a lot of time and patience.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, January 4
Peloton Full Body Tread Bootcamp 2/10/20 – Rebecca (45 minutes)
Peloton Ministry of Sound Ride 10/21/20 – Ben (20 minutes)
One of my Instagram friends recommended this tread bootcamp because of the great playlist and she was absolutely right! It was a great way to start off my week and it was my 75th Tread Bootcamp class (I didn’t realize until after the class was over, lol). I followed that class up with an easy 20 minute ride to flush out my legs. I had been sleeping in a little bit over the Christmas break since my work schedule was more flexible but now I’m back to the early morning grind.
Tuesday, January 5
Orangetheory Fitness – Strength (45 minutes)
Peloton Tim Bendzko Ride 11/20/20 – Irene (30 minutes)
Peloton Core Strength 5/23/19 – Jess (10 minutes)
I didn’t have any afternoon video calls for work so I decided to take a lunchtime OTF class. It’s nice when I can just shower and work the rest of the afternoon in a sweatshirt 🙂 It was technically a strength class but felt more like an endurance class because of the run/row block. On the floor we were encouraged to grab heavy weights for the sumo squats and the whole class ended up with PRs! I tapped out at the 40 lb weight for the goblet squats, but I think I can go heavier next time. The Peloton ride was different as I have never heard of the artist before but it wasn’t awful and the core strength class was intense – my abs were on fire after!
Wednesday, January 6
Orangetheory Fitness – Power (45 minutes)
Peloton Pentatonix Ride 12/13/20 – Christine (45 minutes)
Peloton Core Strength 11/19/20 – Jess (5 minutes)
Peloton Year of Yes Walk + Run 12/29/20 – Jess (20 minutes)
My legs were sore from all the squats and legwork the previous day but I still had a great time in class. I alternate between power and strength days being my favorite types of OTF workouts. The ride was not great..I’ll just leave it at that, but the core workout was a beast! I needed to get in more steps for the day so I did the 20 minute walk + run class during my lunch break but I walked the whole class – I did enough running in OTF class that morning, lol.
Thursday, January 7
Peloton Walk + Run 7/10/19 – Jess (45 minutes)
Peloton Elvis Remix Arms & Shoulders Strength 12/29/20 – Ben (10 minutes)
Peloton Unity Ride 10/3/20 Irene (20 minutes)
To be 100% honest, I hit the snooze button and almost bailed on my workout. Between the absolute insanity of the previous day, mixed in with a bad night of sleep, my motivation to workout was lacking. After 15 minutes of laying bed I decided to get up and do a different workout than originally planned. I scheduled myself to do a bootcamp but I knew I didn’t want anything that high intensity. I was happy with the workouts I did select.
Friday, January 8
Peloton Intervals Run 4/30/19 – Jess (30 minutes)
Peloton The Beatles Ride Vol 2 12/25/20 – Denis (45 minutes)
Peloton Arms & Shoulders Strength 11/4/20 – Hess (10 minutes)
Today wasn’t much better than Thursday, but I didn’t hit the snooze button so I considered that a win. The intervals run class helped to wake me up rather quickly. My legs were pretty tired from the run so I took it easier on the ride. I’m also noticing that these 10 minute strength classes are all pretty killer. My arms were burning by the end of the class.
Saturday, January 9
Orangetheory Fitness – Strength (45 minutes)
Peloton The Jess King Experience 11/19/20 – Jess (30 minutes)
Peloton Elvis Remix Core Strength 12/29/20 – Emma (10 minutes)
Peloton Miley Cyrus Yoga Flow 1/7/21 – Aditi (30 minutes)
The OTF class had a little bit of everything – inclines, speedwork and heavy weights. I was a little suspicious of the Miley Cyrus yoga class but it was actually pretty good!
Sunday, January 10
Peloton Advanced Full Body Tread Bootcamp 1/9/21 – Jess (60 minutes)
Peloton Core Strength 10/18/20 – Jess (10 minutes)
Peloton Remix Yoga Flow 12/29/20 – Denis (10 minutes)
After two weeks, Jess was back with a 60 minute bootcamp class and almost killed me. I think she found a way to work every single muscle group and of course she had a lovely 7 minute EMOM to end class. Her 10-minute core class produced a lot of sweat as well and the quick yoga class was just what my body needed.
Total Weekly Mileage: 15 miles
Summary: 6 runs*, 2 bootcamps, 6 cycle, 2 yoga and 9 OTF/strength classes.
*I include running from my OTF workouts, boot camp classes and stand alone runs.
Peloton Artist Series Classes Progress – 203/207
Grade This Week – A
So…this wasn’t exactly a great week. You know how I mentioned doing a reset on my attitude and trying to be more positive? Well I kind of failed at that for a few days as I was screaming at my television – oops. One positive thing is that I’m still sticking to my stretching before and after workouts – so that’s something, right? I don’t know about you but I’m a little tired of living through significant historical events every few weeks. I can only hope (fingers crossed) that things get better.
Peloton released “The Cooldown” earlier this week which was basically a breakdown of our 2020 stats. It was really interesting to see the numbers but I wasn’t surprised at all that I spent most of my workouts with Jess Sims. I feel like she’s my private coach, lol.
…and now for this week’s memes 🙂
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂