It was kind of nice to get back to work, which essentially means that I have some routine / structure back in my life. YAY! I had Monday off, so it was only a four day work week for me which was awesome. I took advantage of that day off and went over to Xtreme Couture, which is a gym very close to my house, and took a tour and then joined. It's exactly the kind of place I like. It's essentially an MMA gym that offers some classes + has a serious weight section. It will be MUCH better for me than Planet Fitness. Wednesday night I went into the gym and had my "weight in" and measurements. As I suspected, I'm carrying a few extra lbs and I've gotten quite soft through my hips and thighs. But that's ok. I know that will change, especially now that I'm working with a personal trainer.
This weekend wasn't too action packed which was perfect. I got a run in after work on Friday, Saturday morning I had a solid bike workout and then went to WattsUp for their open house. It was nice to see some familiar faces. My afternoon was relatively quiet. I did my physio exercises, worked on my athlete's training plans and did a bit of meal prep. Sunday was way busier. I had a swim and a run, a meeting with my friend Jenn for something REALLY exciting that I will share soon. Then it was off to see my trainer Chris who took me through my paces. After that I did a bit more meal prep, along with dinner and then had a hot epsom salts bath.
All in all it was a good weekend.
This is how my first week of Operation Top 5 rolled out:
Monday: 3km run - graduated to 2 minutes of running, 1 minute of walking! It was *just* 20 minutes but I didn't care.
Wednesday: awesome 3000m swim in a.m. 3.3km run in pm
Thursday: 3.7km run in a.m. It was a beautiful morning. 1h 5 min ride with cadence work in p.m.
|Perfect way to start my day!|
Saturday: 1h 50 minute trainer ride with cadence work then 2x15 minutes in the high end of zone 3. Holy smokes was I ever SOAKED by the time I got off the bike. You know it's hard when your Garmin tells you it's going to take 44 hours to recover, ha ha.
Sunday: 3350m swim + 5.2km run + 1 hour of strength work. So much glute work my butt is killing me. BUT, that's exactly what I need, ha ha.
Total time: 9h 20 minutes. I managed 20km of running this week and 8800m of swimming! I had two swims this week that were 3km or over. It's been a while since I've logged that much mileage in the water. I have to say, I'm actually really enjoying it. New year, new attitude, ha ha.
Have you ever worked with a personal trainer? How was your weekend?