Week 3 Recap and Week 4’s Plan of Attack

Holy wow, we’re already at week 4…time flies when you’re having fun (and getting sweaty). Here’s the recap of week 3:

  • 3 yoga practices
  • 1 swalk
  • 1 kickboxing class
  • 1 Hampton Inn fitness center session (elliptical and free weights)
  • 1 dune climb at Sleeping Bear Dunes

Is it just me, or does that look like 7 workouts in one week? Shabam! Although my first kickboxing class was pretty fun, the workout highlight of the week definitely goes to the Dune Climb at Sleeping Bear Dunes in northern MI. We’re up in the Traverse City area for the weekend hanging out with some friends who are in town and got to get a little winter sightseeing in in between microbrewery touring and lake effect snow (it’s legit a winter wonderland up here right now). Yesterday we made a pitstop in Glen Arbor and climbed to the top of a 500 ft. sand dune—which is pretty incredible if you remember that we’re on a lake and not the ocean. Those Great Lakes get me every time…

Anyways, this is what I’ve got planned for this week:

  • Monday: Home yoga practice
  • Tuesday: Afternoon run
  • Wednesday: Pure Barre
  • Thursday: Ann Arbor Turkey Trot!
  • Friday: Home yoga practice to recover from Black Friday retail madness
  • Saturday: In-store yoga at lululemon? Zumba (Zumba is my goal for this week’s “new to me” workout)? TBD…
  • Sunday: Technically it’s December 1st so I don’t have to do anything, but we’ll see…

Now off to enjoy another snowy day by Lake Michigan (and maybe a microbrew or 2)…

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Danoramic of me at the top of the dune

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This Week’s Current Score: 3/3

That’s right, I’m 3 for 3 this week—woohoo! Monday I did an hour-long home yoga practice, Tuesday I took a 2 mile swalk at County Farm Park, and today I hit up Title Boxing Club for a kickboxing class with my co-worker Jordan (look how official I am with my new pink boxing wraps). That means that it’s only Wednesday and I’ve gone to one class at a studio, had my weekly #sweatdate, and tried a “new to me” workout. This girl is off to a good start.

As for the rest of the week, I’m debating swapping Pure Barre for a yoga class tomorrow morning because I had to miss out on yoga last night when our apartment tour ran a little late—have I mentioned that we’ve been staying with Dan’s parents since we moved to Ann Arbor in September? Our future apartment is new construction and there have been some major delays that have effected our move-in date (you know, that time we were supposed to move in on October 4th). Can everyone send some good energy our way to increase the chance that we’ll be able to move in by the scheduled date of December 7th? It’s all about the power of intention and the law of attraction, right?

All I want for Christmas this year is an apartment to call my own and my little Fannefur back (who’s been staying with friends back in Boston until we’re settled). Is that too much to ask?

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Ready, Set, Sweat

Although I wouldn’t say I’m back to 100%, I’m certainly on the mend and the worst of my untimely little sickness seems to have passed (knock on wood). I might have had to take the first 3 days of this challenge off, but I’ve nursed myself back to health and am finally ready to get sweaty—moderately sweaty, let’s not get crazy here…

Here’s what’s on the agenda for my first official week of November’s Sweat Once A Day lent:

Monday: I kicked things off by taking a nice, long walk—which I did indeed break a sweat on btw, don’t judge walking.

Tuesday: A 60-minute hatha yoga class

Wednesday: A 90-minute home yoga practice (I have to keep up with my teacher training homework afterall) and maybe a walk/jog too if I have time.

Thursday: An early morning Pure Barre class before work

Friday: A Real Ryder class with my lulu ladies (which I’ve never done before so it counts for a “new to me workout”, a #sweatdate, and a studio workout—bam!)

Saturday: In-store yoga at lululemon before work

Sunday: TBD, but it’ll probably consist of a home yoga practice, a run, or a Pure Barre class. And maybe some yin yoga thrown in there as a bonus—because it’s the perfect way to cap off any week, especially a sweaty one. 

Anyone else joining me for this sweaty challenge? How’s it going for you?

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A shot from yesterday’s walk. The midwest is no New England, but there’s some pretty lovely foliage here as well.

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Oh Shiva, I was glad to see you at class this morning…