Happy Sunday 🙂 Did this week seem super long to anyone else? Maybe it’s because the holidays are getting closer, or maybe it’s because I feel like I’ve been going 100 miles per hour since Monday. Either way, it was a busy, but productive week.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, December 9
OrangeTheory Fitness (9 Reps Increasing) – 60 minutes
It felt good to be back at OTF after my Toronto trip. It was an endurance workout so it was pretty rough but the hardest part was the increasing reps during the floor portion of the workout. The weights were moderate but the extra reps made me feel like my arms were going to fall off!
Tuesday, December 10
Peloton Cycle (60 minutes).
It felt good to get back on the bike! I took four 15 minute ‘Move for More’ classes. Peloton is donating $5 to Action for Healthy Kids for every member that takes 3 of these themed classes. I love the concept of working out for charity.
Tuesday was also my company holiday luncheon. I tried to spread some Christmas cheer, not many people appreciated it though, LOL.
Wednesday, December 11
OrangeTheory Fitness (11 pikers piking) – 60 minutes
I think that this ranks in the top 3 of hardest OTF classes I’ve ever taken. It was a technically a power workout but felt more like an endurance workout because of all the switches between the rower and the treadmill. The floor block was hard because we had to do 45 seconds of pikes with the ab dolly (aka Satan’s Skateboard) after each block. I literally lost count of how many pikes we did – it was brutal.
Thursday, December 12
OrangeTheory Fitness (12 Runners Running) – 60 minutes.
This was probably my favorite class during the 12 Days of Fitness because it had longer treadmill blocks. This was the last class of the 12 Days of Fitness and my 7th class so I completed the challenge. Unfortunately my studio was out of socks but I was able to pick them up the next day.
Friday, December 13
OrangeTheory Fitness – Endurance (60 minutes).
Wearing the shirt I earned during Hell Week in October was appropriate for this Friday the 13th workout. I also dubbed this the 13th Day of Fitness workout, lol. The 13 push paces on the treadmill almost killed me!
Saturday, December 14
I planned on getting in a run in the morning but it was pouring. Then I decided that I would sleep in a little bit longer and do it on the treadmill. Well that didn’t happen either. I volunteered later on in the morning and then when I got home I didn’t feel like doing anything. To be honest, I think I needed a rest day so that’s what I did, but I got in a quick core workout to keep my #holidaysweat streak alive.
My sister and I also worked on a Gingerbread House. This was my first time doing one – I don’t think it came out too bad, lol.
Sunday, December 15
OrangeTheory Fitness (Power) – 60 minutes.
Originally I wasn’t going to take class today, but I found out on Friday that the instructor is moving to Florida so next Saturday will be her last class 🙁 She is one of my favorite instructors so I’m totally bummed, but I’m going to try to take as many classes as I can with her next week.
Total Weekly Mileage: 10 miles
Summary: 5 runs, 4 cycle classes and 5 OTF workouts
Grade This Week – B
This week I felt like I really got into the holiday spirit. I finally got the chance to wear my crazy holiday sweater from Kohl’s, and I continued with wearing holiday themed shirts for the 12 Days of Fitness workouts. I actually didn’t know I had so many holiday shirts until I pulled them all out! It made the workouts a little more fun.
Now that 12 Days of Fitness is over, I will most likely scale back to 3, maybe 4 days of OTF workouts, so that I have time for runs and cycle. While I still really enjoy running and cycle, those OTF workouts really challenge me and they also bring me a lot of joy. When I first got into running, I had that “spark”. I don’t really know how to describe it but it was an excitement. I wanted to run all the miles and do all the things when it came to running. Honestly, I don’t really feel that way about running anymore. I still enjoy it, but I don’t wake up necessarily wanting to do it. I will never totally give up running, but with OTF, 99% of the time I’m pumped and really can’t wait to see the workout for the day. I’m sure that might change over time, but right now I’m just listening to my mind and body and OTF is my happy place for the time being.
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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