Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Keeping Up With...Workouts (Variety!!)

I finally got to do some other exercise, other than teaching my class!  I'm so sore today & I'm loving it!!  Yay for strength training!  I have been saying that variety has been a challenge this summer and it will probably continue to be a struggle.  But soon enough school will be back in session and we will be back to a routine so I will have my variety back.

This week is easy because AJ & Daniel have golf camp in the morning so I drop them off and head to the gym for the 9:30 classes.  I also started my barre class deal at Judy Dollenmayer Studio in Gahanna.  I'm going 2-3 nights each week for that.  I love it!  And I can tell I'm stronger than I was the last time I took these classes.

When I shared my plan for the summer, I said I would be trying CrossFit on a Groupon deal I have.  I have decided not to do this.  I'm still very curious about CrossFit, but this was very hard to fit into my schedule.  I decided to go with the barre class instead.  If you or anyone you know wants to try a CrossFit gym in Blacklick, let me know.

I did great with my exercise this week, got in at least an hour every day except one (rest day) and most days I did more.  I did great with my eating for 5 of the 7 days.  The other 2 were not great.  I should have factored in a day to indulge for the 4th of July, but I didn't.  And that one day became 2 days, Saturday and Sunday.  I got right back to it on Monday and now the goal is to go straight through next Friday when we go to the Jazz and Rib Fest!

Here's what the past week looked like:
Wednesday, 7/2 - Taught a 45 minute Zumba class, took a 45 minute barre class, went swimming with the boys for about 2 hours
Thursday, 7/3 - Taught a one hour Zumba class, walked 6 miles at the zoo with the family
Friday, 7/4 - Taught/took a 90 minute Zumba class.  We did a team approach to the class, so I taught for about 1/2 of it and then took the second half.  I had SO much fun dancing with the other 4 instructors!!
Saturday, 7/5 - Taught a one hour Zumba class, took 30 minutes of a barre class
Sunday, 7/6 - Rest day!  I did some strength training to try to catch up on the June challenges that I still didn't finish and also practiced my new Zumba song
Monday, 7/7 - Took 30 minutes of a Zumba class (so FUN!), did 15 minutes on the elliptical (ouch!) and taught a 45 minute Zumba class
Tuesday, 7/8 - Took a 45 minute barre class, rode the bike for 30 minutes and practiced my new Zumba song for about 15 minutes (my Zumba class canceled so I was able to do some different things)
With the other instructors after our 4th of July class

And the weigh in:
7/2 - 213
7/9 - 215
Change - up 2 lbs this week, down 3 lbs since 6/16 reset

Blah!  It's amazing how quickly the pounds creep back on when you have two days of horrible eating.  I'm hoping most of it is water weight and will come right back off this week.  The ping pong continues...


  1. Wow! You do a lot of zumba. I've actually never tried zumba or barre, but I have coupon to try out a barre class. I need to check when that expires. :)

    1. Yeah, as an instructor I'm finding that is most of my work outs during the week. It's good because it keeps me moving, but I can use the variety. I LOVE barre class, I'm on a coupon now too. Hope you enjoy it!!