BodyBeast Go!

Across the globe today, thousands of women marched for many many reasons.  I had intended to join them, but my anxiety and agoraphobia got the better of me, and I didn’t make it downtown.

Instead, I practiced my own kind of self-care, which involved buying a weight bench, putting it together, and starting Week 1, Day 1 of Body Beast.  I think this program will be something positive to focus my attention on for a while.  Even though there is a ton going on in politics, my work and my personally, or maybe _because_ there is so much going on, I need a new outlet.

I’ve been doing parts of P90X on and off, and more recently P90x3 semi-regularly, and while those programs include weights, they’re very cardio focused.  I’m excited to give real weight lifting a chance for a while.  I’m not afraid of lifting heavy and gaining a little weight if it comes with greater functional strength and more chances to show off my biceps.  So, let’s Beast Up!

An ‘insane’ start to the new year

It was an atypical start to the new year of workouts around here. It was storming when we woke up at normal long-run time this morning, so we, of course went back to sleep. And by the time we woke up again (3 hours later!) neither of us really felt up to the effort involved in making it to the park. But we got dressed and figured we’d just run around the ‘hood. But as I put on my shoes, I realized that my toe was hurting more I expected it to, and told my husband I wasn’t sure how far I was going to make it. He suggested we just beg off the run all together and do something else.

I can’t think of another time I’ve been dressed and ready and begged off a run (heck, I can barely think of times I’ve skipped a planned run), but it was the right call for today.

So I ended up doing Shaun T’s Deluxe Upper Body Weight Training. Even though it’s a 5+ year old workout, it was my first time doing it, and it kicked my butt upper body hard! It was great.

So that’s how the day/week/year started for me. I have some vague fitness goals and plans for the year, but mostly I can’t wait to keep bringing it!