I did a workout Monday night that was amazing. If I did this 3 times a week I would feel , if not look AMAAAZING...and sore.
I was there for Zumba but the teacher was late. My old trainer was about to start a group circuit workout and offered it to me for free. I debated. I was , honestly, a little
..What a workout!
This is what I can remember-
-only 15 to 30 second rests in between each.
1 minute each
Bicycle with crunches
one legged bridge (I can't do these..just did bridges)
2 sets tricep dip (I modified)
2 sets one legged squat
2 sets Bicep curls, 2 sets arm circles (5-15 lb wts)
Jump ups (modified for the big girls)
Overhead lift 40 lb
Rope (the big rope things that you see on Biggest Loser --harder than it looks)
Lat pull downs
Burpee (I modified)
Tug of war with the big rope--we lost
Here's what happened and what I think.
Great workout. Sweating. Sweating. Cardio. Strength.
My upper body is pretty strong--that comes from yoga.
I sometimes stopped because every one else had stopped, but I could have pushed more.
Some things I could not do or modify. My body just couldn't do them. That frustrates and inspires me.
I could have done more reps on some things, and I did less on others . That still made me feel good as I might have been one of the oldest there and one of the largest, it was my first session and they had been at it for weeks.
I did a perfect 1 minute plank and 1 minute side planks. perfect for me.
I did modify several things because my body just can't do it--too big, too flabby from years of obesity and weight loss.
There are times when I wonder if other people can imagine what it feels like at my size to do the exercises and to deal with the self consciousness of doing this in front of the entire gym. I pretty much just push forward and ignore everyone, but I am still aware. Sometime I don't think about it at all.
I could never do this years ago.
I would like to do this more , but my trainer is moving on . I will watch out to see the new trainer that takes over the group and see if I can afford it.
I left the gym with my metabolism burning at full cylinders.
I went home and I was proud. I did not overeat and came under my calorie budget.
It makes me question , If I'm working out hard enough otherwise. But I'm sweating?! And I'm not a sweater usually.
I'm pretty darn sore.
I feel good!