I wrote about being miserably sick and busy at work two weeks ago. After a day off on Friday and a restful weekend, I was totally back to normal though – and thankfully, so was my workload at work!
The past week or so has been full of some good workouts:
Sunday: Local Barre (5:30 pm, 60 min) – Dragged myself out of bed (which I had not left for a good two days) for this and it was worth it!
Monday: Local Barre (5:45 pm, 60 min) – One of my less memorable workouts this week, though I remember struggling a bit since I’d taken most of the week before off.
Tuesday: Revolve Rip Ride (7:30 pm, 60 min) – My first time taking this class and I loved it! Great upper body workout too, which I don’t usually expect in a spin class.
Wednesday: SLT Megaformer (5:30 pm, 50 min) – Another first-time workout for me. It was really hard but a lot of fun! My abs and obliques were feeling the burn the next day.
Thursday: Flybarre (5:45 pm, 60 min) – Not my first barre class, but my first at Flywheel. They switch things up and hm the class overall was harder than what I’m used to. A lot of fun and I really loved the instructor!
Saturday: Flybarre (1:15 pm, 60 min) – I wanted to double up on classes on Saturday, but I had to cancel my planned classes since I didn’t know what conditions would be like after Nemo. I ended up going to Flybarre for an afternoon class and tried a different instructor this time. She was more laidback than the first but the class was still killer. I especially love Flybarre’s arm series.
Sunday: Refine Method (12 pm, 60 min) & Flybarre (5:15 pm, 60 min) – Finally got around to trying Refine for the first time with Dori! I expected it to be more similar to my barre classes, but it’s really different with a lot more cardio and strength. No complaints here because it was a fun mix with a great instructor! And I went back to Flybarre for another class, which my inner thighs and glutes are seriously feeling today. I wore my new heart rate monitor for the first time at both classes and was happy to see that I burned over 900 calories between the two. Love my double-up days!
As you can see, I tried a lot of new things this week! I’ve been wanting to get out of my Local Barre comfort zone for a while and I’m so glad I did because I loved everything new that I tried and it made me feel challenged in a whole new way. I’m especially loving Flybarre since it’s something new but still in my barre comfort zone. I’m also really excited about Refine and getting back into spinning at Revolve – both are really fun and great ways for me to get in some cardio without running. This week, I’m planning to get in a good mix of Revolve, Flybarre, and Refine.
Speaking of running, I went back to my orthopedist about my snapping hip last Wednesday. She agreed that it doesn’t seem like the topical cream is working and wanted to give me a shot. I’m not big on shots or the idea of putting chemicals into my body though, so in the end, we settled on doing an ultrasound on the hip and starting physical therapy. I’m getting the ultrasound done this Thursday and starting physical therapy next Tuesday. In the meantime, I’m fine to continue my usual fitness regimen as long as it doesn’t cause pain in my hip – which it hasn’t up so far. So good news overall!
Oh and for my fellow Asians out there – happy Chinese New Year! I didn’t do much to celebrate since I couldn’t make it home for the weekend, but I did celebrate in another way! According to superstition, since this is the year of the snake and my Chinese zodiac symbol is the snake, I should wear red for the entire year to ward off bad luck. So I bought myself a cute little ring with a lab-grown ruby. Another something new! It’s good luck, right?