Monday, Monday. Here we go again. Last week of January. February is right around the corner. Hope you had a fantastic weekend and are ready to start the week!
I took my first Body Pump class last night. It was definitely a little overwhelming as there were 30-40 participants. I introduced myself to the instructor, but received very little help from her except to use the lowest weights the first time. I wound up getting my equipment just based on what everyone else was doing. I probably could have used more weight during different parts of the class, but at least now I know. It is definitely a full body workout, except we ran out of time and didn’t get abs and the cool down. I will probably try the class again with a different instructor to see what I think. Many of the ladies wore weight lifting gloves. I guess if I am going to continue with the class I will need those as well.
The gym needs to do a better job with class scheduling. The classes start at 3, 4, and 5 on Sundays but all seem to take a full hour. That leaves chaos and frustration with class change over. I think allowing a good 15 minutes between classes might be a better system.
Don’t be afraid to lift weights! There are so many fabulous benefits of strength training – don’t pass it up! Two to three times per week would be a great start.
You know how I feel about walking – here are some of its amazing benefits. Walking can be done pretty much anywhere at any time.
While I *think* I know what weight I want to be, I really want to find my “happy weight.” I am not focused on the numbers but rather how I feel.
Grab your calendar and schedule your workouts. You have to make YOUR health a priority. Just belonging to a gym is not enough – you have to actually show up and work it!
I loved this one . . . Fit and healthy – that’s what I am working toward.
What motivates you to keep going? How many times a week do you lift weights? Favorite group exercise class?
Have a healthy day!