It’s been a week since I have lifted weights or done any form of cardio and I am going straight crazy. No seriously!
Since I can’t lift or do cardio, I opted for a Piyo class. PiYo is an athletic blend of power yoga and Pilates to improve strength, flexibility and balance.
I went into the class thinking Pilates with a cross of yoga. And while it was that, it wasn’t that. It was good but not what I thought. It is what I needed though.
Let me be clear and start with “Oh heavens!” I am so tight. There are simple things that I couldn’t do or couldn’t do well. It’s a little embarrassing if I am being honest. It did feel good to spend time concentrating on my body in a different way.
There isn’t a muscle group that’s not tight. You name it: hamstrings, quads, back, shoulder and many more that knew this was needed.
So, What’s next?
I am currently on a week long break from the gym. It’s killing me.
But come Monday, I am back in the gym like it’s nobody’s business. I don’t know why I am anxious because it is going to be a lot of heavy lifting with weights and kettlebells to help me grow. I will be sore, tired and cranky.
For the past year I have been focused on training and competing as a bikini bodybuilding athlete. It’s been a great and challenging year. It’s something that I wouldn’t trade it in for anything.
However, I am already thinking ahead to the 2017 season and what it might entail. It’s exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. I have about 6 months to do what is necessary before I step on the stage again.
Beyond weights and cardio
So what can you expect to see here other than training?There will definitely be more yoga, Pilates and Piyo classes. It will help me with my flexibility and also help me with my body overall. You’ll also get recipe and food related posts. I am looking forward to incorporating a number of recipes and food back into my diet for the next couple of months while I have some flexibility in my diet.
And then there’s the world around me. I am about to embark on a new part of my life that I can’t tell you about right now, but by the end of the year I should have some news to share.
When is the last time you took a break from your routine?