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A Week of Workouts: 7/21-7/27

by agirlandhermutt on July 28, 2014

Good morning! This past week was my first week in what seems like forever without a specific training plan. I definitely like the idea of scheduled workouts though so I’m going to stick with that. In a world of chaos, I like a little routine.


Workouts for the Week 7/21-7/27

Scheduled: Off! I’m even skipping Glute Camp. Sorry Paige!
Actual: Totally off night! And I went out to dinner with friends. There was wine. There was dessert. It was lovely. Proof below!

Scheduled: Glute Camp (Elliptical HIIT)
Actual: Glute Camp Bike HIIT. It felt good to be back to working out after the triathlon. I kept my bag close by just in case I decided that I wanted to get the heck out of there quickly. Fortunately I made it through with no problem!

Scheduled: Glute Camp & Spinning
Actual: Glute Camp & Spinning. A new spinning studio, Turnstyle Cycle, opened in Kendall Square a few weeks ago. I bought a package to try out their spinning and TRX classes. Wednesday was my first class. I’ll be doing a full review for you locals soon! Oh, they have Real Ryder bikes. We all know how I feel about those bikes. Swooon!

Scheduled: Glute Camp
Actual: Glute Camp & Yoga. Ugh….it felt so good to stretch! I need to get back into this more often. I was so tight and it felt like I had never done yoga before.

Scheduled: Glute Camp & Zumba!
Actual: Glute Camp & Zumba. The instructor on Friday night at my gym is FANTASTIC. For some reason the class isn’t as crowded as other nights and I love it. I have plenty of space to bebop around and not have to worry about my ponytail becoming a weapon.

Scheduled: Free day! Maybe a class? Maybe a bike ride? Maybe a beach day?!
Actual: Total Body Shred. Ugh. Horrible, horrible, horrible idea. My knee just can’t take this class right now.

Our workout was:
50 weighted squats
50 walking lunges
50 push-ups
250 scissor crunches

100 air squats
100 walking lunches

25 weighted squat jump press
25 shoulder press with right leg up
25 weighted squat jump press
25 shoulder press with left leg up

100 crunches with knees into chest
100 reverse crunches with knees into chest

And a few other crappy things that I am trying to forget. I wanted to die. I almost did die! No more. No bueno. Uh uh. Nope.

After that I just collapsed near the pool in my neighborhood. Like seriously just sprawled out.

I followed the pool up with a trip to the brewery with the BF for a beer. Well, technically a beer for him. I’m on a no alcohol kick for a bit to get ready for the wedding. WAHHHHHH. We will see how long this lasts. ;)

Free day! Yoga? Bike? We will see!
Actual: Part of Zumba. I’m not sure what the hell was wrong with me, but I decided to get up and go to Zumba after the mess of Saturday’s workout. I made it through 40 minutes before I had to ring the bell and call it a day. I was so tired that I couldn’t jump around like I normally do and just needed to sit down. I spent the rest of the day “running errands”, which is just really code for shopping! YIPPPEEE! I’m never too tired to shop. Just in case you were wondering.

Weekly Total of “Miles” for the #175byLaborDay challenge: 19!
Total Miles: 100!


Workout Schedule for 7/28-8/3

This week I’m starting back to Pure Barre on a regular basis! I signed up for the Bridal Package that is unlimited for 3 months. EEK! It starts Monday and I couldn’t be more excited. It also happens to be the last week of Glute Camp with YourTrainerPaige. I’ve loved the series so far and I’m excited to see what we are up to this week. My wedding dress allows my glutes to shine so I’m trying to get them in tip top shape!

So basically the schedule looks like this…

Monday-Friday: Pure Barre & Glute Camp
Saturday: Swimming!
Sunday: Yoga

Easy peasy!


See ya on Wednesday with an update on my July goals and my new August goals. I guess I should figure those out soon, huh?!


Tri Training Recap: Week 12 + TRI DAY!

by agirlandhermutt on July 21, 2014

Hi friends! I know you are wondering if I did the triathlon and I promise I will get to that, but first lets check out my last week of training.


Week 12 Triathlon Training (FINAL WEEK!)

Scheduled: Glute Camp
Actual: Glute Camp! Paige has done a really nice job with not only the workouts for each day, but also the communication of what needs to be done, how to do the moves and encouragement. I love it!

Scheduled: Pure Barre|
Actual: Pure Barre! It felt so good to be back!

Scheduled: Spinning
Actual: Spinning! I got a late start coming home after work so I was afraid I was going to miss it, but really really wanted to get there. I have never changed so quickly in my life and was out the door in a flash!

Scheduled: Glute Camp
Actual: Glute Camp!

Scheduled: Zumba
Actual: Nothing. The fiance and I went to a beer fest instead. Heh.

Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest. Kind of. I was at Six Flags for a good chunk of the afternoon for a Family Day through the BF’s work. We spent most of our time walking around because roller coasters make me sick. So not exercise, but also not laying on my couch.

On the way to Six Flags we also made a pit-stop in Webster to rack my bike and pick up my Iron Girl bib!

Scheduled: Possibly a Triathlon?!!!

Yep, I did it! I really want to talk more about the race in general later in the week, but I will tell you that I had an excellent time! I was not the fastest, but I also accomplished what I set out to do…finish! My official time was 2:04:36. I came in 75th out of 83 for my age group. The winner was a 51-year-old woman who completed the tri in about 1:06. That is totally incredible! The oldest woman there was 71 and she came in just 10 minutes after I did! That is just nuts.

A full recap on my race to come on Wednesday. Seriously. How fun is it that I get to do a race recap?!

Weekly Total of “Miles” for the #175byLaborDay challenge: 18!
Total Miles: 81!

But what now? What is the plan?! I’m still working on my fitness plan going forward, but I’ve received a few emails that folks like my weekly workout recap so I think I’m going to stick with that. It helps keep me accountable with a schedule.

However, I decided to reward myself for finishing yesterday with a free week of workouts. I can do whatever I feel like! Here is my rough schedule.


Workout Schedule for 7/21-7/28

Monday- Off! I’m even skipping Glute Camp. Sorry Paige!
Tuesday- Glute Camp (Elliptical HIIT)
Wednesday- Glute Camp & Spinning
Thursday- Glute Camp
Friday- Glute Camp & Zumba!
Saturday- Free day! Maybe a class? Maybe a bike ride? Maybe a beach day?!
Sunday- Free day! Yoga? Bike? We will see!


Have a great week! I’ll see ya soon!


Tri Training Recap: Week 11

July 17, 2014

Hellllloooo. Long time, no talk. Long story short…I went to the orthopedic doctor last Tuesday and she told me that I needed surgery on my knee. Let the pity party begin! I spent most of Tuesday night dramatically flung across my bed contemplating when I was going to have the surgery done. I have some […]

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