Weekly Workout RoundUp: March 6th - 12th

Another week has come and gone, and I'm just a little bit stronger than I was last week. Actually, if I'm being honest, I think I'm stronger than I ever thought I was before. It's funny how one workout or even a race can make you realize that. 

Aside from one day that I ended up skipping the workout, I worked out every day that I had planned to workout. Here's what I had hoped to accomplish this past week:

Monday - CKO Kickboxing
Tuesday - CKO Kickboxing
Wednesday - CKO Strength Class
Thursday - Rest
Friday - CKO Strength Class
Saturday - Run + LG Sisters Get Strong W2D1 S+S Legs, Glutes & Calves
Sunday - CKO Kickboxing

Here's what I actually did:

Monday - CKO Kickboxing + Teach 3x
Tuesday - CKO Kickboxing + Teach 2x
Wednesday - CKO Strength Class + Teach 4x + PT 2x
Thursday - REST + Teach 3x
Friday - CKO Strength Class + Teach 2x + PT 1x
Saturday - REST
Sunday - CKO Kickboxing  

If it wasn't for this snow and cold weather I would've gotten my run in on Saturday... okay, really no excuses, because I could've hopped on the treadmill, but I just was not up to that. I didn't feel like staring at a wall, or the treadmill miles slowly increasing. Ever notice yourself doing that? Even if I have a killer playlist or an interval workout planned, I can guarantee that I'll be staring down looking at the seconds passing, and the miles. When I run outside, I am never looking at my phone, I'm focused on what's around me and how good the wind or sun feels on my face. So needless to say I took Saturday as a rest day, unless you count cleaning the entire house a workout, because if so then I did workout. I mean, I worked up a sweat so that's gotta count for something right? 

Two moments stand out to me this week though. One was the strength class I took on Wednesday that was absolutely insane. I looked at it written down on the white board, and I thought there's no way in hell I can do this.

Can you imagine having that kind of an attitude in the gym, or in life? It's a terrible negative attitude, so as soon as I caught myself saying that, I immediately pushed it out of my head, and as soon as the bell rang to begin, I went for it. And by "went for it" I mean I went all out, and pushed myself to point where I finished in 35:50 min. and grabbed second place by the horns. It's all about your attitude. If I had held on to that negative thought, who knows if I even would've finished. I had even taught a class prior to taking this class, and had two more to teach after. Honestly, looking back at it, I don't know how I even got through the rest of that night. When I finished the workout, my body was exhausted, but the adrenaline was pumping and I felt incredible. I was dripping sweat, and quickly devoured my protein shake, because if I didn't I surely would've fell over. 

Always think positive. Always TRY to do something before you assume you can't. Always push yourself harder than you did the day before. Never go into a workout automatically thinking you are going to fail. Always motivate yourself internally, but never be afraid of going in the middle of the room and hearing the motivational calls from your trainer or instructor. 

This workout got me through the rest of the week, AND pushed me that much harder when I was taking a kickboxing class Sunday. So much so that I actually DROPPED A BAG. I punched and kicked that bag HARD, and it fell. I never dropped a bag before in my whole kickboxing career. As soon as it dropped I ran around the room with my hands up, ecstatic. I heard the cheers of everyone in the class, and I was about ready to walk out of the gym right then and there. I had done it. I'm not sure if it was because of my new attitude, a killer class thanks to Sal, a friend saying he'd be disappointed in me if I didn't drop it, my shirt, or my strength, or maybe a combination of all of them that helped me that day, but I am so proud. 

So for this next week I'm going to try and push myself even more. Because if you don't, if you stay where you are, thinking you can only do certain things instead of trying, you'll never know. 

Workouts for the Week

Monday - Rest
Tuesday - HIIT OR LG Sisters Get Strong W2D1 Legs, Glutes & Calves
Wednesday - CKO Strength Class
Thursday - Run / HIIT
Friday - CKO Strength Class
Saturday - RUN / HIIT
Sunday - CKO Kickboxing

I'm including a ton of HIITs and runs to try to get me back into marathon training mode. I think building my endurance, and lifting weights is just as important, but I cannot forget to run! 

What workouts are you going to get done this week?