It has been a great morning so far.
I woke up to a Kansas City win on my phone,
I actually remembered to pre-set my coffee maker last night and didn't have to blindly fumble with the darn thing to get my caffeine fix, and I have this contraption in my living room.
In the spirit of trying something new each week I asked my friend / neighbor / running partner if I could borrow her fluidity bar / DVD for the day.
I have read great things about barre-type workouts and knew this would be high on the list of new things to try.
I popped in the DVD and because I am blindly optimistic, I channeled my inner-ballerina (she was very hard to find) and started at the intermediate level. Twenty minutes later I was trembling.
- Low impact - but don't let that fool you. Low impact does not equal low effort. Because I run I have strong legs and they were doable, but the core / ab portion of the video had me crying.
- Low key - I could get used to waking up to this type of soothing working with multiple rest periods for stretching. I was even able to do the workout in my pajamas. Ha!
- All over workout - arms, abs, core, and even my legs are tired this morning
- This is mostly a strength workout - my heart rate stayed pretty low the entire time, which was nice in some ways, but I would always complement this with a run or some type of cardio. (As opposed to JM videos - she has your heart pounding for 20 minutes straight.)
- Moola - I know the fluidity system is super expensive (Thanks Kim for letting me borrow it!), and barre classes in Kansas City are $20 a pop.
Want to try a barre workout at home for free? The Fitnessista has a video you can try - all you need is a chair.
Breakfast - I "repurposed" my grandma's coconut iced Devil's food cake by adding Greek yogurt, strawberries and bananas.
Lunch was leftover Greek taco filling with quinoa, a diced cucumber, and tzatziki sauce.
Dan made spaghetti for dinner while I worked and we enjoyed it on the back patio.
Thought for the day