I'm totally and completely phsyched about doing another Peak 10 Challenge next week. In the meantime, my in-laws are in town, forcing me (ha!) to take a break from my crazy workouts.
One of the more adventurous things I did this week was to become a member at my employer's rec center. Yes, it's good to work at a university. Up until now, however, my building was so far from the rec center that working out there was not an option. And I still don't like gyms or working out in front of people. But, after eight years, I decided to take the plunge for one simple reason: lunch. I can go and walk on the indoor track at lunch or, just maybe, take a yoga class.
We'll see how this goes. I already have buyer's remorse. No joke.
Here's a rundown of my "rest"...
Monday: Glo's Thrills and Drill by Amy Dixon
Before you freak out, I did ten minutes of this very light cardio "workout." I wanted some time to myself in our full house so I went with my laptop to our bathroom and did this. Ha! Amy is still way too chatty so I still don't know what to make of her. Ugh.
I walked to my car - twice. That's ten minutes each round trip. I walked to the rec center to buy a membership. Yay! It's just not much fun walking when it's 100 degrees out.
Wednesday: Yoga class at the rec
When I committed to doing this class, I was oddly nervous. Working out with undergrads has never sounded appealing. I went with a co-worker and was happy that 75% of the class was made up of faculty/staff - all needing a break at lunch. It was a lovely class. I stretched in new and different ways. When it was over, I bought a class pass for the year. Yoga is offered MWF and if I go at least twice a week, that pass is worth is.
Thursday: walking at the rec
At lunch, a co-worker and I really needed to get out so when I said I wanted to walk on the track in the rec (with my newfound membership), she eagerly joined me. We walked for 30 minutes - not too fast but enough to sweat - for about 1.25 miles. There were undergrads around us but not too many. It felt good to be active after stretching so much the previous day.
Sunday: Peak Fit Test and Peak 10 More Cardio Strength
Wow. I can't believe how much this test affected me. My legs were shaking afterward and I could barely get through 30 minutes of the cardio strength. I skipped the peaks in the CS workout since I had done 10 peaks with the fit test. I was exhausted. So, 25 minutes for the test, 30 minutes for the CS, and about 10 minutes of stretching. I'm done.
Um, no. We won't go there. I ate out every day except Sunday. I tried to be healthy but sometimes that was no possible. It was, however, a nice change from the routine, which has gotten a bit stale after the long summer months.
Now I'm ready for my next Peak 10 Challenge!