Yeah so, as it turns out, sometimes life gets in the way of blogging. And also of exercising.
This was not my finest workout week ever, friends. In fact, who am I kidding, it was my worst in over 18 months.
I could beat myself up and be filled with self-hate for not planning better. For not pushing myself harder. For having really disappointing results.
Or I could just admit that I’m human. It was a challenging week. I was on an airplane 3 days out of 7. I didn’t get a lot of sleep. My body and mind needed a break. And I didn’t fight them.
Weekly Workout Recap – the light edition:
Using what sketchy memories I have…
Sunday – I remember running at the gym for 30 minutes – all sprint intervals: 1 min walk/1 min sprint. After this I did a bit of lifting with free weights. I did bench press, chest fly, alternating (one arm) chest press in 3 decreasing sets (12, 10, 8 reps). I also did Lat pulldowns and seated rows in 5 x 5 format. FitBit – 10,570 steps
Monday – I remembered to log in my FitBit app that I did the next in Melissa West’s Namaste Yoga – Hanuman series #215. This class was about devotion – with poses including Bridge pose with Namaste hands, Cow’s face, Humble Warrior, Rabbit, Tortoise and several lunge poses with Namaste hands. Later I hit the gym for another run: 5 min warm up walk, followed by a 20 min jog at 4.5 mph (and interrupted by the old man who tried to kill me), followed by a 5 min cool-down walk. FitBit – 10,941 steps
Tuesday – This was my travel day from Vegas back to Toronto. I don’t recall a specific workout, but I did hit 9,633 steps on my FitBit. Lots of airport walking, dragging luggage. When I arrived home to TO that evening, I did some standing leg work: side leg lifts, back leg lifts (50 each, per leg) while I caught up on DVR’d TV shows. 🙂
Wednesday – Approximately 15 hours after I arrived home, I was back at the airport flying to Newark for a Leadership Offsite for work. In addition to lots of airport walking, I also hit the gym at the hotel for a short run (20 mins) and then did the following in my room: 100 squats, 50 push-ups, 100 crunches, 75 lunges. FitBit: 10,259 steps
Thursday – My all day/evening work event left little time for exercise. I managed to do this 20 minute yoga/pilates routine which I have done once before. It’s a nice and energizing (yet gentle) way to start your day. The rest of the work day involved a LOT of sitting. Let me repeat, A LOT OF SITTING. Finally at around 5:00 pm, we did a group exercise – playing a game called Snake Oil. No, this wasn’t a workout, but I did come out the winner, and I had to find a way to work that into this blog post, bragging rights and all. Competitive much, Nanc? Who me? After dinner a group of us decided to walk back to our hotel – approx. 2 miles, brisk pace – so at least there was that. FitBit: 7,186 steps.
Friday – 5 am wakeup call; 6:00 am airport pick-up… Needless to say I didn’t get any exercise in before I left to head back to Toronto. Feeling very run down from the cumulative effects of too much travel and not enough sleep, my ass was dragging. I may have nodded off at the gate. And then on the plane. And then during the drive home from the airport. I managed to unpack my bags and start a load of laundry before I realized I was REALLY tired and needed a ‘short nap’. 5 hours later I woke up feeling worse than ever. The hypochondriac in me immediately announced I had contracted Ebola from all my flying. Other than my airport walking at EWR and YYZ and a couple of climbs of the stairs at home, nothing else got done. FitBit: 4,668 steps. Cue sound effect: Wah Wah! How did I reward myself for such stellar physical fitness this week? Why with an Oreo McFlurry, of course.
Saturday – Still feeling out of sorts (shockingly the Oreo ice cream didn’t cure me), I moved sluggishly around the house. A bit more home renovation stuff got done – but the activity was more of the shopping variety than the doing variety. (I did actual work the following day – but that doesn’t really count against this week’s workout recap now does it??). FitBit: 6,743 steps (and loads of self-pity for being a slovenly mess). I got 8.5 hours sleep Friday night (after the 5 hour daytime nap I had taken) and then 9 hours sleep Saturday to Sunday – so I’m pleased to report that I’m all caught up, and feeling 100% once again.
It’s a new week! And it started off strong on Sunday. Onward warriors.