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Monday Morning Workout

So another week begins! And it’s snowing here in the Northeast! I know I am stating the obvious here, but this whole New England weather thing is getting a tad old ūüėČ On my run yesterday, I was in shorts, and today I busted out the rubber boots and long coat for my (wet/cold) walk to class. Ahh well, things could be worse!

Not going to lie though, getting going this morning was a bit difficult! On days I do not practice with the Track team, I get my workouts done in the early morning, I’m not a fan of waiting around to do it all day. Plus the Rec Center here gets crazy crowded as the day progresses.

As my alarm was ringing before my 7 am Cardio Kick class, I thought of Julie (from PB Fingers) and her mantra for getting yourself motivated and your butt moving for a workout, “you’re just one workout away from a good mood.” That¬†thought really helped¬†and powered me through the class! I¬†love this¬†group exercise class¬†because it is a great cardio workout, but also tones legs, arms, bum, shoulders,¬†and back by incorporating punches and kicks with cardio intervals…i worked up a great sweat!

The class is only¬†40 minutes and I¬†was¬†feelin full of energy, so I decided to hit the treadmill for a bit. While watching¬†Good Morning America, I ran 3.5 miles in 26 minutes and incorporated sprint intervals/HIIT. I¬†set the incline at 1.5%¬†and started with a warm-up for¬†5 minutes, then cranked up the speed to 8.8 mph for 1 minute and down to 7.6 for a 2 minute break. It’s safe to say I was dripping¬†sweat (TMI) by the end of this and hightailed it back to my room to take a shower… twas needed ūüôā

I have a midterm tomorrow¬†for my Health Economics class¬†that I¬†really ought to continue studying¬†for.¬†The material in the class is fairly interesting, but I have a serious problem every time I¬†go. It is right after lunch in a nice, warm and¬†cozy classroom and I¬†nod off/fall¬†asleep seriously EVERYDAY. And to make it worse, there are only about 15 students¬†in the room so the professor definitely sees me do this consistently, but I am so not trying to be¬†rude!¬†It’s that tired, sleepy feeling that¬†you cannot do anything about, except maybe walk around or pass out right on the desk (yes, this has occurred! haha) Does this happen to anyone else?!

How was everyone’s weekend? Any races to report, or exciting news? Did anyone get in a good workout this morning…I would love to hear some new ideas to switch up my own routine!

Time to get my study on! Doesn’t think book sound thrilling? ūüėČ


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>Being Productive on a Rainy Day

>Good evening!
I feel the Sunday night blues creepin in, but I must look at the positives, only 5 days until spring break! I’m not going anywhere special this year, cannot really afford it, but I am still looking forward to spending some quality time with ma back at home.

Despite it being a very raining day here, I managed to get a whole lot done!
I began with trying BIKRAM YOGA for the first time,  Lots o’ sweatin. Holy HOT! I know there are a number of people out there that have tried this style, or go to it on a regular basis, so I wanted to give it a try also. Not going to lie, it was the longest hour and a half of my life, but I certainly did feel fantastic after! I am one of the most inflexible people you will meet (need to work on this!) so some of the poses were quite challenging, and the instructor kept coming over to help me, woops! My best friend from school joined me on this adventure, and we were glad we did it, but probably won’t be returning for some time.

I went grocery shopping after (in my oh-so-sexy/sweaty attire) and picked up some apples, carrots, pretzels, dried fruit, canned soup and Cinnamon Toast Crunch <–favorite cereal ever, and a few packs of gum. I like to keep a few healthy snacks in my room. It really helps to avoid wandering down to the vending machine and purchasing something unhealthy, and I like snacking when I study!

Other oh so fun activities included writing two papers, and completing other various assignments.

Tomorrow morning I will be attending an awesome Cardio Kick class at the campus rec center at 7am and then track practice at 2:30. I have a busy week ahead of me, so bed early tonight!

Question, has anyone tried Bikram Yoga? How did you like it? Have you continued with it?

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