Monday, June 13, 2011

New Summer Schedule

Today was the first day that summer swim started in the morning.  It will run Monday through Thursday from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. for the next two months.

Today is also the first day I started working out during swim.  And I decided to try a class.  I've taken Step and Zumba before but this morning the only thing available was Bosu Circuit.  As I reached for the schedule and dropped my daughter off, I wondered what exactly Bosu Circuit was??  {silly me} 

I walked by the room about 5 minutes to class and noticed people getting out several items from around the room to work with.  I got a little nervous and almost made my way to the good ol' treadmill, but turned around and came back.  OK, I could do this.  I walked in and asked the first person I saw about the class.  She was new too.  I was not alone ~ so I just grabbed what everyone else grabbed.  Here's the list:

Bosu (it's a ball that is cut in half and flat on one side)
Step
Mat
5lb Weights
Jump Rope
Two Washcloths (not for what I thought they would be for)

I still was not convinced I was in trouble.  I can handle this!  First task was to run 6 laps around the room.  Next...small steps (like marching) ON the Bosu!!  Then jumping and turning in all four directions ON the Bosu!  Before today I thought I had good balance.  ;)

Then, and in no particular order, we moved back and forth from squatting against the wall, jump roping, using the step, high kicks with a partner, push ups, lunges, and on and on...  I should have paid attention to the word Circuit in the title of the class.  ;)

It was HARD and I admit that after it was done, and I had full use of my legs again, I felt good.  But I am pretty sure that at some point between now and Wednesday I will not be able to walk.

Tomorrow there is a Cardio Blast class and it looks like it may only be for 15 min.  I'll either try that one or, if my legs are a mess, I may just ride the bike.  We'll see.

As I take new classes and continue to work out over the summer, I'd like to write about my experience with them.  I hope you will come back and read along, or maybe feel *inspired* to take a class too.  :)

For now, I'm going to go and colapse on the couch make lunches.

     

6 comments:

melismama

WOW that workout sounds amazing! Good for you momma!

Our Homeschool Reviews

Thanks Melissa! As the day goes on I am thinking I will need a while to recover...lol!

Tracy

I've seen that ball before, but did not know the name of it! Sounds like a great routine and hard! I've done Zumba a few times and liked it. Keep up the good work :)

Kara

That's great that you can time it with swim class...yesterday was our first day of "summer" and I'm still trying to figure out what my exercise routine is going to look like :) Good work!

The Adventurer

Good for you to work out. I need to do that but never seem to find the time:(

noreen

Oh Christine, I've never heard of that workout and it sounds challenging!

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