Good morning! I am very happy because I didn’t have school today so I was actually able to get up and workout in the morning instead of at night today! I am naturally a morning person, and I love working out in the mornings, so I have hated that I haven’t been able to this semester. Since I already get up at 5:00 to student teach, I am most definitely not getting up any earlier!
Today is a rainy day though here, so I was forced to stay in the gym. But that was okay because first I decided to go to PiYo this morning. If you have never heard of this class, it is a blend of Pilates and Yoga.
So this is definitely not me, I just wanted a picture so I googled PiYo and got this image. 🙂
I have been wanting to incorporate yoga in my workouts, so I decided to start this morning! I absolutely loved this class, and it was a great workout! it was also a challenge and something different, so I really enjoyed it! I definitely need to work on my balance a little more though. 😉
After PiYo I wanted to get some cardio in, but I hate spending a lot of time on the treadmill, and Heather over at fitncookies encouraged me with her cardio blast post for this past Trainer Tuesday. I didn’t go exactly by what she did, but I loved her idea of spending ten minutes on each machine and switching things up for those ten minutes to make the time go by faster. I ended up doing this awesome 30 minute Rainy Day Cardio Workout.
This was a really good workout, and because I kept changing things up it went by really fast! I was a sweaty mess at the end, but I felt great!
I wanted to also share this strength workout I did yesterday after I taught Six Pack Cycle. I didn’t do it after my cardio today since I did PiYo, but this would be a great addition to the Cardio Workout, and next time I will probably combine the two.
This was a great strength workout, and my muscles were definitely tired when I finished. I love doing supersets when I do strength workouts because I feel like it goes by faster. Plus splitting them up doesn’t make it seem so tough mentally. That might sound silly, but that is how I like to think of it. 🙂
Okay so I used PicMonkey to make both of these images, but I am really new to using this feature. Any tips from people who use PicMonkey often? I know these pictures are kind of small, but I didn’t know how to make them bigger. I appreciate any tips! 🙂
Is it harder for you to workout when there is rainy weather?
I always just seem to want to stay in bed under my covers. 🙂 I made myself get up this morning, definitely worth it!
Do you enjoy doing cardio on machines or would you rather run outside?
I would for sure rather run outside!!