Sorry I have been MIA since Friday, my friends...there has been SO much goin' down!
This weekend surely included lots of the promised:
Beach, beer, friends, dancin', music, and more.
We also saw a gazillion birds on the powerlines while walking to the beach.
|Birds for as far as you can see!!!|
Some friends stopped by to say hi (and get in a dance, of course).
|Everyday we shufflin'.|
|Loved the ambience of this cake shop-turned coffee shop/record store/venue for concerts/bar!|
Today I was craving a super schweaty workout since I have been out of the gym/studio since early Friday morning. I finished a project at work before RUSHING out to make it to the first of back-to-back classes I planned on taking...Pilates and BodyCombat.
Now. I am sort of a snob against pilates/yoga classes taught at regular gyms. I know that this is a huge generalization, but after joining a kickass yoges (yes, yoges, I call it that sometimes) studio in the next town over, I haven't wanted to take a class of that type anywhere else.
Well, today proved me right...at least for the day. I was not a huge fan of the Pilates class. That being said, it still targeted mostly the core, which is my FAVORITE area to work, and I know I'll be feeling it tomorrow...I guess it just didn't push me to the brink like most of my favorite classes do. I like when I have to go beyond the reps I feel like I can actually do, and muscle-shake, and hurt-so-good, really make my body work, but this literally was very leisurely. My usual yoga classes are power-infused vinyasa classes, normally, and a weekly Barre Sculpt class (an amazing toning class similar to Core Fusion) that I missed in lieu of today's workout. Still, better than sitting on my butt at home. It was good to get some nice stretching in, too.
|I also HATED that the instructor kept referring to Child's Pose as "currrrl into your turtle shell!" (Source)|
Here is the description of BodyCombat from the Les Mills site:
BODYCOMBAT™ is the empowering cardio workout where you are totally unleashed. This fiercely energetic program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai. Supported by driving music and powerful role model instructors, you strike, punch, kick and kata your way through calories to superior cardio fitness. Like all the LES MILLS™ programs, a new BODYCOMBAT™ class is produced every three months with new music and choreography.
- Improves heart and lung function and reduces the risk of heart disease
- Tones and shapes key muscle groups
- Burns calories for a leaner body
- Improves co-ordination and agility
- Improves bone density
- Improves posture and core strength and stability
- Builds self-confidence
HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE?
BODYCOMBAT™ is for everyone with moderate fitness levels. And because the moves are simple, you don’t need to be especially well coordinated. Just give it a go!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TAKE A CLASS?
BODYCOMBAT™ is addictive, but don’t overdo it. For best results try and battle it out two or three times a week.
|Lotsa kickin' and punchin' (Source)|
Came home to a crazy excited husky, so I leashed him up for a quick mile walk/run around the block.
|Silly shoes always untie. Rawr.|
|C'mon you slow poke! (Source)|
|We can run for days, lady. (Source)|
|Ugh! My mom stinks at running. What a joke.|