After I hugged my dad goodbye, I had to hurry off to the gym to teach my new 6 a.m. indoor cycling class. I walked into the gym to find it decorated for the holidays. Woo!
I’m excited to have a few new classes added to my teaching schedule this December and in January, I will be debuting PiYo! Woop! Lots of fun fitness things to look forward to around here!
This was my first time teaching at 6 a.m. (other than subbing here and there) and I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about it going into today’s class knowing the class is going to be part of my regular schedule. I used to train clients even earlier than 6 a.m. and I also personally like working out first thing in the morning, but there’s a big difference between working one-on-one with someone or completing your own workout and actually bringing the heat and energy into teaching an early morning class.
Thankfully I absolutely loved it. I felt wide awake by the time the class started and by 7 a.m. we were all nice and sweaty. After our cool down, I thanked everyone for coming and chatted with a few of the members for a little while before heading into the gym to complete a fast 30-minute upper body strength training workout.
I feel like I’ve let strength training fall a little bit to the wayside lately and it’s time to bring it back. I love lifting weights and today’s upper body workout felt fantastic and made me want to commit to regular strength training again. Now that I am teaching again and have access to a gym, I think it will be much easier to feel motivated to incorporate regular strength workouts into my routine (especially since I teach barbell strength classes, too). I’ll be sure to share a bunch of these workouts on the blog since I’ve also missed regularly sharing workouts with you guys!
After my time at the gym, I drove to The Fresh Market to take advantage of $2.99 Tuesday and picked up some chicken which naturally led to buying a whole bunch of other things.
I left with a blueberry muffin that called to me from the bakery and paired it with two hard boiled eggs and fresh berries for breakfast.
It did the trick!
Now I’m off to shower before heading back to work (no more teaching today – hence the shower!) and then I also have my bi-weekly Girls On The Run practice a little later. It should be a good one!
Enjoy your Tuesday!