Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Workout Wednesday

It's been a while since I closed down my i-Heart Fitness blog and said I would just share my health and fitness thoughts here every now and then, as well as on Skinny Mom, but I really don't think I've done too much of that here! So, for lack of a better style post, I'm going to do a little fitness update.

On my Thirty Before 30 list update yesterday, one of the items mentioned was my goal to drop 15 lbs, 10 of which I've successfully shed since first making the list. I wanted to share with you what my workout weeks have been looking like as of late...and how it's been helping me achieve my goals.

Ever since starting my job working at my gym three days a week as the opener {4:30am - 8am}, I've been even better than ever before about getting my gym workouts in. After all, it's getting to the gym that is half the battle. Since I have to be there, I make sure to make use of it.

On Mondays and Wednesdays, there are barre classes when I get off, so I always make sure to take those. And let me tell you - they are killer. Even my husband has mentioned noticing a tighter tush and thighs on me. If you've never taken a barre class, I suggest you try one. I started taking them at Barre Evolution last summer with a Groupon and I fell in love with it. I think it feeds the dancer in me in a way. I also love that the ladies in the class are practically the same each time...we're a bunch of barre-flies, and I've started making friendships with's great to find others with the same hobbies as you.

On Fridays when my gym shift ends, I take the morning Spin class. I have found this to be great in combination with the barre classes.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, since I'm not working at the gym, I am in charge of taking the boys to daycare and school. Lucky for me, my gym is right across the street from Tanner's school, so as long as I'm disciplined enough to put on my workout wear before I leave the house, I head to the gym at about 7:45am those days after drop-off and do some strength-training. One day is spent on lower body, the other on upper and I usually do the elliptical or treadmill both days for my cardio.

Saturdays are usually reserved for a good long run if I can manage to have Jake available to watch the boys. If not, I hit the gym in the morning for some strength training {lower body} or barre class. {This Saturday, I have the Cooper River Bridge 10K!}

So yes, I realize that is 6 days of working out per week, but I have a true love for fitness and I always aim for 5-6 workout days per week.. I love this new schedule because I'm really mixing things up and seeing results little by little. The 2-3 barre classes per week are making a huge difference. {I tell you, TRY IT!}

So today is Wednesday and I am at the gym right now {working} and I've got my barre class coming up in a couple of hours. It feels like severe punishment for my glutes, but always so worth it when it's over. Can't wait! Hoping I'll be looking like this soon {haha}:

What about you? Is fitness important for you? What are your go-to workout routines?
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Karen Koblan said...

Hi! Now following you on BlogLovin from the Dysfunction Junction Blog Hop. I used run but I have never gotten back into since having my daughter. I know I need to get back to it!- Karen @ Karen's Soiree

Ashley said...

I really want to try a barre class! I've heard they're such a great workout!

Morgan S. said...

@Ashley - they are seriously killer classes, but so worth it! I got lucky because my gym offers them for free! Thanks for stopping in!

Mandi Roach said...

Hi there! I have ventured over from Linkin’ With My Ladies. I am co-hosting this month and I just wanted to thank you for participating! Love your blog!

You also left a comment at mine recently, and I thank you for visiting me!

XOXO, Mandi @ All My Happy Endings

Nikki said...

I miss working out! How cool to actually work AT the gym! I keep meaning to take a barre class. My friend goes weekly to one and loves it. I'm a new follower from Linkin with my Ladies,

Jessica Dy said...

Hi there!

Awesome post! I dropped close to 50 lbs from October. I was border line diabetic so had to do something. Yoga and zumba on xbox :) I am anew fan from linkin with my ladies :)

The Wondering Brain

Pakize Kapan said...

Hey gorgeous, found you through the blog hop and followed. Feel free to stop by my blog and take a look at our Aloha Friday Blog Hop too :-) We would love to see you around!

xoxo Pakize

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