Tonight’s workout was yet another great one! I was happy to also see that the class was just about full. There is something about the energy in the room when it’s filled up! By the end of the workout I rowed 1400 meters (.87 miles!) and ran 2 miles. I am getting better at controlling my heart rate when it is supposed to be in particular zones. On the treadmill you should try be in the green zone on your BASE pace. Orange zone is for PUSH pace. Finally, the red zone is for your ALL OUT efforts. I was doing pretty good at getting myself back in the green zone on base pace. Towards the end of the workout I was having little bit of a hard time getting it down, but the whole point of workout is to strengthen your heart. Over time it gets easier to keep your heart rate down, so you have to work harder to stress it out. Stronger heart = Longer life! I burned 477 calories and earner 25 splat points!! The best part? At the end of the workout, the girl next to me on the treadmill said, “Great job! You motivated me to run harder on the treadmill!” That’s what it’s all about: pushing each other to be better!
Before I went to the studio, I already had the dishes washed and had a breakfast which was an english muffin with a veggie sausage on it, red grapes, and coffee with soy milk. I had enough time to digest the breakfast and had no problems in the workout. I got to the studio and was ready to work for the weekend! By the end of the workout I had 2200 meters (1.37 miles) on the rower and 1.7 miles on the treadmill. It was a power day, so that treadmill was a lot of rolling hills. We did a new exercise on the floor where we used a heavy weight and held it while performing a squat. You would swing the weight between your legs and then when you stood up out of the squat you would swing the weight up to shoulder level. Let me tell you right now: I felt so powerful!! I watched myself in the mirror and thought “You are so strong! Look at you kicking ass!” Self confidence: That is what it is all about. At the end of the workout I had burned 478 calories and earned 21 splat points. Tomorrow I am back at OTF for a rowing clinic to learn how to be a better rower during that portion of the class. I just can’t get enough of this new lifestyle!