It’s days like today that have me convinced that group exercise is the best thing going.
I took my favorite Wednesday boot camp class and had a blast. It’s the perfect mid-week fitness class for me because it breaks up my solo workouts and often exposes me to new exercises. (For example, today we wove a heavy kettle bell in and out of our legs like a basketball. Such a simple exercise that I never tried before!)
It also serves as a great reminder that exercise can be fun. Yes, I enjoy the workouts I do on my own, but I truly have a great time when I take certain group exercise classes like BodyPump, boot camp and Jazzercise. The energy and enthusiasm of everyone in the room does something to motivate me that I can’t seem to replicate on my own. If you haven’t found a group exercise class you adore yet and think you might enjoy the environment, please keep trying! I am convinced there’s something out there for everyone!
After boot camp, I worked through the rest of the morning until it was time for lunch. My gym is planning a Healthy Kids Day later this month and I am doing my best to get some delicious and nutritious snacks donated, so company outreach took over most of my morning. Fortunately I’m having good luck and I think the event will be awesome! Lots of fitness activities, healthy cooking demonstrations and games!
When lunchtime rolled around, I drove home to let Sadie out and reheat leftovers from last night’s dinner.
Sweet potato + Broccoli + Chicken Sausage
After I took the time to reheat everything, I realized I wasn’t feeling any of it. (I blame Ricky who tweeted out a picture of his 4Rivers Smokehouse lunch as I sat down to eat mine. <—Jealous!) I was too lazy to refrigerate everything again so I ate it anyway, but it was just kind of a blah lunch. Hopefully dinner will hit the spot! I’m hoping I can convince Ryan to make the drive into Gainesville with me after work for dinner at 4Rivers. We used to love that place when we lived in Orlando and we’ve been meaning to check out the Gainesville location for a while now.
Back to work! (And back to dreaming about pulled pork!)
Question of the Afternoon
- What are your favorite group exercise classes? Least favorite?
Favorites: BodyPump, boot camp, Jazzercise, barre, power yoga and any other Les Mills class I’ve tried!