How was your day? I was tired today and it was no mystery why… I have been aiming to get to bed earlier, but I have not managed to fully settle down until about 11:30. Then my kitten promptly wakes me up at 5:30 am to let her our of the bedroom… I go back to sleep for about an hour then wake up between 6:30 and 6:45.
I was dragging through the morning so I caved and got myself a low calorie coffee, but it did not have a very strong effect on me. That’s okay. I guess it is just proof that there is no true short-cut around sleep. Was drinking the coffee worth-it? No. And I don’t mind that because I won’t be tempted to get another tomorrow. I will stick with my tea and see how that goes.
I decided to workout before Mixxedfit this evening!
This Evening’s Workout of the Day: “Back, Hamstrings, Biceps, and Core”
I planned on going through this circuit 3 times with 15 repetitions in each set, but time only permitted me to go through it twice. You can do 3 sets if you like!
- Wide-grip lateral pull-down
- Deadlifts with a calf raise
- Seated Rows
- Static Lunges (I put my back leg up on a bench for an extra challenge!)
- Back Extensions on the Yoga Ball
- Kettle-bell Swings
- Bicep curls
- Jumping Jacks (1 minute)
- Bicycle Crunches
- Concentration Curls
- Jumping Jacks (1 minute)
- Russian twists
I really enjoyed this workout! Let me know what you think!!! I also want to thank those of you who visited me yesterday and gave me feedback about the workout. I really appreciate the tips and suggestions. You all keep me motivated and coming back for more!!!
After my circuit I was all warmed-up for
I want you to experience the fun too!!! Here is a video with one of my current favorites with Lori Chung who is the founder of Mixxedfit! Follow along and have fun!!!! Xoxoxo.
Tonight’s Word of the Day is:
- the branch of astronomy that deals with the nature and origin of the physical features of the moon.
Tonight I listened to my body. Since I only got through 2 rounds of my circuit; I was planning on doing the 3rd one after Mixxedfit. During class I noticed that my pinky was hurting, but it wasn’t swollen. I am not sure exactly what I did, but it could have been from gripping weights too tightly or something like that. I kept an eye on it and made it a point to be extra gentle. A little further into the workout, my right wrist started feeling tender.
At that point I decided that I would not do my 3rd circuit. I was going to rest so that my body could heal. Tomorrow is supposed to be a rest day so I can do the 3rd circuit then if my hands are feeling better. Right now my pinky and my wrist are not bothering me. I think I made the right decision in deciding to take the rest of the night off.
I am so glad that I am learning to listen to my body. I think in the past, that was where I fell short. There were times when I worked out so hard that I got dizzy and had to stop. Or I injured myself and had to be out longer. Or my pride kept me going when I clearly needed to rest. There was a time last spring in Mixxedfit when I hit the floor SO HARD that my entire hand went numb and was all bruised. I learned not to do that again!!! Yes, I have been guilty of getting carried away, but learning to listen to my body has helped me make way more progress.
This is starting to look like another late night. I better head to bed! Have a good night, my dear darling friends!!!
Love, Joy, and blessings Always,