Hi friends, thanks for all the sweet, warm welcoming-backs Good to be blogging again!
Quite a while back, a trainer at my gym stopped me in the middle of a lifting session and asked me if I had ever given Bodypump a try. I really haven’t ever been much into group fitness classes besides spinning and the occassional zumba class back when I was in college. Zumba – Ill be honest here – I never took seriously, I didn’t push myself but I did have fun. I thought Bodypump would be the same way. I was wrong. The sole reason I’ve stuck with my Monday classes is because it’s taught me how to push myself beyond my limits (and make really exceptional constipation-esque faces.) After experiencing a few weeks in the class I developed the idea that I have no limits. I’m 5 foot 2 (give or take an inch) and teeter around the lower hundreds, but a lot of people don’t take into consideration that it’s not the size of your body that really matters when you lift and push yourself, it’s the amount of power you can muster up from within.
Sure, I still think that I benefit most from my lifting splits, but I take Bodypump for the reminder that I can and am able to really push beyond where my body tells me that it thinks I should stop. It’s also a really awesome workout and great for a change of pace if you like endurance and lifting at the same time – you won’t be lifting extremely heavy as you would be during a lifting routine, but there are more reps and your heart rate does stay elevated for much longer periods of time. Whenever I lift weights now, I chase after the burn instead of stopping before it happens ’cause the burn is where the changes happen. I look forward to my Monday mornings every week that I’m able to go and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Any ‘pump lovers out there?
As a matter of fact, I started my week off this morning with a class, good stuff
Just for fun: my weekend in snapshots…
Saturday some of my family and friends went to a venue on the water for drinks and dancing. Always a blast.
Yesterday I gave my niece a “makeover” (as if she needs one, she’s like a live Cabbage Patch Doll except cuter.)
We had a dance party.
We also discovered that straw hats and smeared lipstick are so hot right now… take notes.
Peace and love (and good to be back.)