In the business of fitness successes!

Climbing out of a successful week

Rock Climbing @ Stone Gardens BellevueOur family rock climbing adventure on Sunday was amazing! Camryn and Hayden both did extremely well and had a blast! Hayden actually made it to almost the top of the wall — she looked like a spider the way she navigated up the stones. It was an awesome experience and I look forward to taking the girls again.

But, I digress — rock climbing was the end of the week, so let’s go back to the start 🙂

As mentioned in my last post, I did Insanity Plyo Cardio Circuit on Monday. The after-burn from that workout was certainly felt throughout the day on Tuesday. There was no way that I had it in me to do another cardio workout — truth be told, I don’t get as much out of doing lots of cardio as I do out of strength based workouts, so Les Mills Pump, Pump & Burn was a perfect choice (which is why I scheduled it that way!)

Wednesday and Thursday were as scheduled as well. P90X3 Yoga and then Focus T25 Gamma Speed 3.0.

That was a great way to end off the month of July.

August 1st, ugh

This was actually a fairly tough week for me – the kids were in a short day camp (2.5 hours) which didn’t give me much time to focus on work, my goals or much other than the two of them. I wouldn’t want it any other way, but sometimes things have to give — and that was Friday. I didn’t have enough energy to put in a workout, so I didn’t:

  • I didn’t beat myself up over skipping a workout either.
  • I didn’t punish myself for not working out.
  • I didn’t make excuses, I gave myself permission to be kind to my body
  • I didn’t double up afterwards
  • I didn’t change my food choices based on the workout choice
  • I didn’t allow myself to undermine all the other awesome workouts I had done nor plan to do because of skipping this one

Saturday I was back at it — I woke up at 6am and put my workout clothes on… did Les Mills Pump, Pump & Shred (45 minutes of strength work) all before the kids watch morning cartoons! In our house that’s actually fairly easy to accomplish, since we workout using the same TV as they watch shows on, but anyway, the point is, I got the workout in early!

Sunday was our rock climbing lesson — it was only an hour. Sam and I each took two runs up the walls (I made it to the top on my first one, and took a harder wall for the second attempt but didn’t go all the way up — rested and whoops, let my feet slip and off the wall I came.)

2014-08-03-Hayden-rock-climbing2014-08-03-Camryn-rock-climbing

The kids each took 3 turns on the walls. Both tackled the blue and green routes on the mostly straight up wall (I believe it has a slight angle to it.)

What I learned most in this experience is that there needs to be something in your gut to propel you up the wall. It’s not enough to simply be strong enough, or want it, you have to dig deep and push yourself up every stone.

I wanted to show the kids that I could do it. I wanted to prove that I could still do it (I have been indoor rock climbing before — a long time ago!)

Most of all, I got to fuel love for adrenaline-powered pursuits!

However — since this was an hour for the 4 of us, Sam and I both decided that we wanted to do another workout later in the day. He did a Focus T25 workout and I did TurboFire HIIT 25.

Heading into my final week at home before vacation…

The girls and I are heading to a week at my parents on Saturday, so here’s what my workout schedule is going to be:

  • Monday: Focus T25, I’ll let Sam pick
  • Tuesday: Les Mills Pump, Pump & Burn
  • Wednesday: water skiing and P90X3, YogaX
  • Thursday: Maybe Insanity?
  • Friday:  Focus T25, Speed 3.0
  • Saturday: Les Mills Pump, Pump & Shred (before we leave)
  • Sunday: rest

Rock Climbing @ Stone Gardens BellevueOur family rock climbing adventure on Sunday was amazing! Camryn and Hayden both did extremely well and had a blast! Hayden actually made it to almost the top of the wall — she looked like a spider the way she navigated up the stones. It was an awesome experience and I look forward to taking the girls again.

But, I digress — rock climbing was the end of the week, so let’s go back to the start 🙂

As mentioned in my last post, I did Insanity Plyo Cardio Circuit on Monday. The after-burn from that workout was certainly felt throughout the day on Tuesday. There was no way that I had it in me to do another cardio workout — truth be told, I don’t get as much out of doing lots of cardio as I do out of strength based workouts, so Les Mills Pump, Pump & Burn was a perfect choice (which is why I scheduled it that way!)

Wednesday and Thursday were as scheduled as well. P90X3 Yoga and then Focus T25 Gamma Speed 3.0.

That was a great way to end off the month of July.

August 1st, ugh

This was actually a fairly tough week for me – the kids were in a short day camp (2.5 hours) which didn’t give me much time to focus on work, my goals or much other than the two of them. I wouldn’t want it any other way, but sometimes things have to give — and that was Friday. I didn’t have enough energy to put in a workout, so I didn’t:

  • I didn’t beat myself up over skipping a workout either.
  • I didn’t punish myself for not working out.
  • I didn’t make excuses, I gave myself permission to be kind to my body
  • I didn’t double up afterwards
  • I didn’t change my food choices based on the workout choice
  • I didn’t allow myself to undermine all the other awesome workouts I had done nor plan to do because of skipping this one

Saturday I was back at it — I woke up at 6am and put my workout clothes on… did Les Mills Pump, Pump & Shred (45 minutes of strength work) all before the kids watch morning cartoons! In our house that’s actually fairly easy to accomplish, since we workout using the same TV as they watch shows on, but anyway, the point is, I got the workout in early!

Sunday was our rock climbing lesson — it was only an hour. Sam and I each took two runs up the walls (I made it to the top on my first one, and took a harder wall for the second attempt but didn’t go all the way up — rested and whoops, let my feet slip and off the wall I came.)

2014-08-03-Hayden-rock-climbing2014-08-03-Camryn-rock-climbing

The kids each took 3 turns on the walls. Both tackled the blue and green routes on the mostly straight up wall (I believe it has a slight angle to it.)

What I learned most in this experience is that there needs to be something in your gut to propel you up the wall. It’s not enough to simply be strong enough, or want it, you have to dig deep and push yourself up every stone.

I wanted to show the kids that I could do it. I wanted to prove that I could still do it (I have been indoor rock climbing before — a long time ago!)

Most of all, I got to fuel love for adrenaline-powered pursuits!

However — since this was an hour for the 4 of us, Sam and I both decided that we wanted to do another workout later in the day. He did a Focus T25 workout and I did TurboFire HIIT 25.

Heading into my final week at home before vacation…

The girls and I are heading to a week at my parents on Saturday, so here’s what my workout schedule is going to be:

  • Monday: Focus T25, I’ll let Sam pick
  • Tuesday: Les Mills Pump, Pump & Burn
  • Wednesday: water skiing and P90X3, YogaX
  • Thursday: Maybe Insanity?
  • Friday:  Focus T25, Speed 3.0
  • Saturday: Les Mills Pump, Pump & Shred (before we leave)
  • Sunday: rest