Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Mixing It Up - Working It Out
And as the summer continues, the workout is in full gear. The runs, walks, indoor workouts have all added to a fantastic fitness routine. In fact, I look forward to running with the Beast as we go around the track and mix in burpees, jumping jacks, jump squats, mountain climbers, push ups, a variety of planks, etc. in between laps. I can assure you that it's not an easy task. I complain/whine as I go along, yet I feel so accomplished at the end of our workout (getting in three miles of running). It's called the Run Plus ;-)
The Run Plus is fantastic. Sometimes we need to shake things up in our workout routine and taking a boxing class at the Shadowbox NYC was the perfect remedy. We got in a 45 minute set with Jaws which was absolutely grueling for me. Jaws is a petite lean machine with a beautiful smile. However, once the session began, it was on and popping. We boxed and did a variety of exercises in between just like the Run Plus. There was no time for whining, the class was moving along and using every minute to jump on to the next thing. At one point, Jaws instructed the class to use the form and consistency like this person - of course when I turned around to look it was none other than The Beast.
Overall, the boxing session was quite an experience. The next morning I woke up feeling sore all over. I smiled as I ached, I knew that it was all worth it. I reached for the weights - the workout must continue.
How do you mix it up?