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switch up...sometimes you just gotta be flexible!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Happy Thursday, friends!

I just wanted to post a quick update & random little story/lesson from today.

I decided to switch up my workouts this week, only doing 1 body pump & 1 cycling class this wk & adding in Jillian, running & attempting some Body Rock workouts. Kind of a "slow down to speed up" idea...shorter & more intense workouts vs the long workouts I've been doing. So, I did level 1 of 30 Day Shred on Tues, then some random jogging that evening for about 20 mins. Def not high intensity on the treadmill, haha.

Yesterday I did my first ever Body Rock workout &, boy, is that InTenSe!! The 12 min interval workout probably took me closer to 18 mins tho, w/ all the times I had to stop to help the kids (read: keep my 2 yr old from coloring on the wall & breaking up fights between the 3 & 2yr olds), but I was still sweating & huffing & puffing like no other. & here I thought it wouldn't be "soooo bad" since I could handle an hr-long spin class, right? I was totally wrong!

Well, last night, our electricity went on the fritz. The lights were all dim except for the closet lights, kids' bathroom lights & our bedroom lamp. It also meant the only major appliance working was the stove. No microwave, tv, dishwasher, microwave...luckily, I'd already planned on making pancakes for supper, lol.

Originally, my plan for today involved going to spin this morning, then a Jillian dvd at home after class. Well, electricity was still wonky this morning, so no dvd. & the best part was that I left the van w/ almost no gas yesterday & forgot to remind my hubby to leave a debit card or cash for me to fill up. It was low enough I didn't wanna chance going to the Y w/ the 2 youngest. (In case you're wondering, I let the hubs keep hold of all the cash & cards b/c I have a tendency to go to Target for milk & spend $50. For the sake of peace & our finances, since this forces me to communicate when/what I'm planning to spend. It works for us ") )

Anyway! So, I'm stuck at home til the hubs gets home (i could to to a bank branch, but...) w/ none of our usual conveniences. Thank goodness my phone was working just fine! I'd seen the "1000 Rep Challenge" Body Rock posted yesterday afternoon & decided to (kinda) give it a shot. I halved it to 500 reps & still felt like I might keel over!

That's the lesson I learned today...sometimes circumstances force you to switch up your routine & something better works out. Yay! & our electric has been fixed, so I'm hoping to finish the 1000 Rep Challenge later tonight, but Lilly has a math workshop most of the evening & I've got loads of laundry to catch up on, so we shall see.
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  • TARANITUP
    Nice! I'm glad you tried BR... it is very feasible to fit into your busy schedule :)
    3280 days ago
  • FITMOMMYFORLIFE
    Hey Nikki! I just added you as a friend and this was the first blog of yours that I've read and look what I see you talking about! BODYROCK! My love!! =] I've been bodyrocking and doing other very similar HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts since August of '11 and I have seen some crazy, awesome results!

    You're totally right, sometimes you've just gotta be flexible and switch things up! I just did the 1000 rep challenge workout the day before yesterday and MY WORD that was a toughie! Good for you for completing half the workout! Even just a quarter of that beast would have been a nice and decent workout! haha

    ANYWAY, I hope you add me back! I see we're also both on the "Bad ass rock stars" group together ! hehe! Love it!

    Looking forward to motivating, encouraging, inspiring and supporting each other! =]

    Hannah
    3280 days ago
  • MUSICMOMOF2
    Way to find other solutions to your workout problem. Have a great Friday!
    3282 days ago
  • LADYBUG1107
    I really want to try Bodyrock workouts. I hope that you have electricity back.
    3283 days ago
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