F45 Fitness

January Fitness Report

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First month of 2019 is done and loved how I finished January. I did accomplish most of my goals for January. Fitness and otherwise. I committed to doing 20 classes this month. However I did 18, which is my personal best to-date.

I feel proud as I really strived to complete 20 and I could have reached 20 but for few reasons. I am sure those reasons will be crushed in Feb. 🙂

When I look at my tracker, I notice that I missed out on the first week a big deal. Had I worked out at least 3 classes in my first week of Jan, I would have crushed the 20 this month. From my past trackers, I never missed Monday’s or Tuesday’s.

But this month we enrolled our elder son in Kumon classes, that happens on Monday’s every week. To top that off, my dear husband is having late evening meetings every Monday. So I ended up losing my workout spot for Monday’s.

This means I have to be even more committed to classes for the rest of the days in a week. More importantly, I cannot slack on any given week with less than 3 days of workout. So I added varied and diverse classes to my schedule.

First, I enrolled in Hot Yoga @ Sunstone Fitness.  I love love love yoga and Hot Yoga is my absolute favorite. Before being an F45 bunny, I was a loyal Yoga fan. I swore by yoga for achieving lean body and overall strength and wellness.

But after my second kid, my fitness priorities changed. I have to strengthen my core and fast. I have to start lifting weights and gradually add more to challenge my strength.

Beyond flexibility, Yoga calms my mind. Helps me dig deeper into my soul, my inner self. Teaches me the practice of being grateful for my body. All of which helped me be more focused when doing any task. Consistent Yoga practice does result in weight loss and lean body but seeing those results will take a longer time.

So after my second delivery, I searched for more challenging hard-core workouts. The workouts I always thought I cannot do. Cannot do as much cardio and cannot lift as much weights. I want to break that thought. I enrolled in F45. I feel like a Titan, a Ninja Warrior lifting the weights. I feel powerful.

Having said that I feel like this workout is still one-sided. I long for my mind-body connection.  A place where I can thank my body and submit myself to. I missed Hot Yoga. So I became a member at Sunstone Yoga in Austin. Now, I am going there during weekends and I am loving it.

Second workout I tried is Spin classes @ Ride. I experimented with spin as it is in the same Mall as my office (yes, my office is in a mall and I do shop or cycle during my lunch break). Never thought indoor cycling can give me such joy. I loved the experience of spinning to the music. I did not feel it to be much of a workout but there is a feel-great-factor to spinning that stuck with me the whole day. But it is too pricey for my budget. I never think twice for spending for quality training. But after shelling a lot for F45 & Hot yoga, I decided to not enroll for Spin classes (I still have 1 more Spin class to attend in Feb)

It was an Intensity and Variety packed January for me. Ready to race for February and hit 20 workouts !!

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