I have an addiction. An addiction to the classes that were P90X. Our program wrapped up last week and I can’t tell you how sad I am that it is over. I still haven’t done my final measurements yet but those will be coming soon with a full and complete re-cap I promise! In the mean time I’m in withdrawal.
I was sad on Monday that I didn’t have my usual 9:30 or 5:30 class to get to, and even more so on Tuesday. Rather than feeling mopey I decided to try another class. After all I’ve gotten used to the group fitness mentailty…if they can do it so can I! It really does help me push even harder in classes when I know people are watching.
I decided on a F.I.I.T Class which is a High intensity interval class in a group setting. I had no idea what to expect. The class was full of excited ladies and few brave young men. Everyone raves about the class os I knew at some point I wanted to get into one.
And it was a great class with a mix of weights, body weight movements and cardio. Yet as strange as this is to say when we were done I wanted more. I wasn’t gasping for breath or thinking I can’t do this. P90X now has me believing that every class should be crazy tough!
We used a lot of exercise ball movements in the class which always freak me out. Because I really struggle with balance. You won’t catch me walking on a wire across the grand canyon EVER I promise. Also speaking of that does anyone else find it strange his pants of choice were JEANS??
Now I love my exercise ball as we all know they are so versatile and easy to use to target more than one body area. But this class even taught me a new move for it! The art of balancing on all fours!!
Sure you kind of look like and elephant balancing on a small ball like at the circus but it actually was a lot of fun. And a great core work! After a few minutes and some guidance from the instructor I figured out how to get on and balance for approximately 2 seconds before tumbling to the ground. I think I can do it for closer to 4 seconds with some solid practice 😉
Side note I was even told you can try removing one hand to make it harder! I think I’m a few
months years away from trying that.
While having P90X withdrawal for two days
rough has been sad I’m also finding some new things to get behind. Like say the Boilermaker I’m running in two weeks. I have some longer runs planned for the weekend since I’ve pretty slacky in the run department lately. Sure I’ve run some 5k’s here and there, but this race is one of those pesky 15k’s with 14,000 of my closest running friends! So I need to get moving!
I also drown my sorrows in this quart of incredible strawberries my mother-in-law picked for
us me! They are so ripe and sweet I had to put them away for fear I would eat them all! I’m thinking about trying my skills at strawberry jam later this week! I’ve never made it before but I found some recipes on pinterest that seem promising.
I’ve also been snapping adorable pictures of the new lady in my life.
And rocking my daily ab ladder and that will have to get me through my current fitness lull.
I’m sure I’ll be back to good soon! I’m just feeling a little fitness lost for the first time in a while. I’m looking into some new challenges including completing the second part of my Under Armour #WhatsBeautiful goal. To PR the Warrior Dash, sadly that race isn’t until August so it’s still a little ways out for me. I’m also looking into another CERTIFIED Crossfit program that could be of interest to me. I would hate to give up on an entire class of fitness based on one horrible experience but I’m uneasy about getting back into it. I hate the pit that swells in my stomach when I hear anyone reference Crossfit, and I want to get rid of it. The best way to do that I believe will be to experience Crossfit with a trained professional certified box. It’s just finding the time with the kids out of school to make it happen.
Question of the day: What is your favorite way to blast through a fitness lull?