Sunday, April 14, 2013

What I did this week

I am adding back exercise little by little to bring me back to training level. I have two more classes to use up at my Pilates studio. I decided to drop Xtend Barre on Monday and substitute it with yoga for two reasons. Most importantly, it hurts my knees. It also can cause some muscle soreness, and with my DietBet final weigh-in coming up, I can't afford that. Yoga will feel good -- I haven't done it in a while.  Ideally I would have that in my schedule at least once a week.

I finally got back in the pool tonight. It was not as bad as I was afraid it would be. I even did a little bit of butterfly today and was complimented on it by one of my fellow swimmers and my coach.

The picture above gives you an idea, but here's how my workouts broke down day-by-day:

Monday: Xtend Barre (a.k.a. Knee Crunching Class), 45 minutes with some stretching at the end. Walked 30 minutes.
Tuesday: 40 minutes of running, 15 minutes of walking.
Wednesday: Guts & Butts class, 45 minutes of mostly kettlebells and ab work with some stretching.
Thursday: Off. It was a busy day and my knees were killing me.
Friday: 20 minutes running and 10 minutes of walking.
Saturday: Pilates Circuit class.
Sunday: One hour of swimming. Took it a little easy today.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you were able to get back in the pool, good it was not too terrible, I know coming back from any break is tough, sometimes more mentally than physically.

    I was just talking to one of the yoga people about my 90 minute Sunday yoga class. It is relaxation for everyone else, I actually use it as a yin class to stretch everything as I close the week. I am a very good stretch person (all week). But spending 90 minutes holding a variety of stretch poses works really well for me. I often tweak what I am doing (vs what instructions were) so I get a little deeper stretch.


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