Since the newest spin on my exercise/activity habits involves working out “smarter, not harder,” I’ve really gotten more into functional training. Right now, I’m primarily doing a lot of low-moderate-level cardio, interval timer strength/cardio training (with a variety of intensity levels), and yoga (the teacher training I’m doing helps push me to keep it a priority).
You may have seen my recent review of the Ugi Ball. This is definitely my current favorite tool for working out. After just two weeks (including a 4-day break for a Florida trip), I can tell a difference in my muscles. My arms and abs are more defined, and my legs probably are—it’s just more difficult to tell with the bigger muscles. Today I put on that purple workout shirt I had on in my last post and the arms are too tight…
I like the BodyRock workouts and occasionally do them, but I can’t do the jumping exercises at home (too loud), and I don’t necessarily always want to do things in the sequence/combination that Zuzana does. However, I do combine some of the moves into my own workouts and I love the idea of the sandbag…
This has been an interesting week! I’m looking forward to being low key this weekend, and hoping to catch up on grading papers (and sleep). My grocery store scavenger hunts all went well, and the students gave me some good feedback (phew!). I’ve made some decisions about next semester that will impact my schedule (and allow me to be working at home even more…and focusing on fun wellness things instead of just lesson plans).
How was your week?
Have you ever worked out with a sandbag? (Should I fill it with sand or rice?)
Do you have an iPhone? I feel like I have a lot to learn…Siri and the iCloud are at the top of my list!
Have you ever had bison meat (it’s buffalo, by the way)?
Happy #WineFriday! I have a picture of my wine this week…but I took it with my iPhone, and can’t access my iCloud from this MacBook yet (ahh!).