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Week @ the Gym

I think I've mentioned my knee pain lately so this week I decided to not run AT ALL & try to fix the knee.  I decided to go to a class everyday at the gym.  I mean if I'm not running, what else would I do.  Note: I do not lift weights.  I hate that.  But if I'm in a class that makes me lift weights I know it is good for me and I will do it.

Here's a look at my past week at the gym:

Saturday:  Spin
Sunday:  Kickboxing (where I was called a role model ;)
Monday:  BODYPUMP (it's always all in caps.  must be a copyright or something.  here I was instructed on what i was doing wrong the entire class)
Tuesday:  Spin
Wednesday:  LTS Get Up & Go
Thursday:  am Muscle Definition
pm Ballet Burn
Friday:  Turbo Kick & Yoga

It was pretty awesome.  My gym's having a 30-day challenge between Thanksgiving & Christmas and depending on how many days you go to the gym they give you what I am going to call presents.  Last year I easily got the 2nd tier.  This year with travels to Missouri for the holidays and traveling for work, it's going to be a bit more difficult. We will see...

Sunday I was called a role model because the instructor was demoing and I kept bouncing around.  He made everyone else do push-ups, but me.  I don't like push ups so okie dokie with me.  I like kickboxing.
Basically I like any cardio.

POWERBAR was so hard!  I am not strong and as I mentioned I do not like weight lifting.  That is what this class is.  I know I need to lift weights for toning and stuff, but sheesh.  I told the instructor it was my first time so I'm going to say that's why she gave me tips the entire class...
Afterwards I told her, "that was hard."

Thursday back to weightlifting class.  Boy oh boy.
Ballet Burn basically happened because one of my friends wanted to try the new studio on Southport (associated with our gym).  It was awesome!  When I first walked in I thought 'meh.'  But then the studio space is amazing and I'm pretty excited to try out a yoga class in their studio as well.
I danced when I was little, but dropped ballet pretty quickly (I stuck with tap and jazz) so all those words like 1st position, 2nd, 3rd, plie I didn't understand.  Luckily, I am observant so I learned quickly watching the instructor. ;)
Most burning move?  Holding my arms out to the side.  No weights.  Moving the legs around, but just holding my arms out.  BURN!

In yoga I was very proud of myself for becoming more and more comfortable in crow and headstand.  Yay me!
I still miss Toni, my old instructor, a lot.  Her classes were just amazing.  Amazing I tell you.  The new girl is really nice & I'm trying to get used to the different style.  Toni always made us choose an intention for the practice before starting so I still try to do that.  Today it was:  satisfied.  Recognizing all I have and being happy about it.

I was pretty sore all week throughout my body, but it was pretty awesome!

I also got my "minimalist" shoes and I am in love.  I treated myself with a run to the end of my block and they felt so good!  Running's coming back next week so we'll see how that goes.  Be good to me knee.  I miss running.

I'm super grateful I got to spend so much time at the gym this week & I swear I was in a better mood because of it!  Being with so many people makes me happy.


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