First let me get some blogging business out of the way...Congratulations JEN! You are the winner of the Spartan Race giveaway! Please check your inbox for information about your prize.
Ok, back to the weekly recap...
I spent most of 2016 trying to stay active and healthy all the while keeping my fingers crossed that one day my knee will let me return to some sort of running again. I hiked, I did yoga, I rode my bike, I started Bodypump.
This year I'm not setting yearly goals, I'm setting a theme. I'm joining the FitApproach #IAmEmpowered campaign. It's about feeling strong and confident and celebrating what makes me, ME! I'll be pushing myself to continue to try new things, go beyond my comfort zone, and try to encourage others to do the same.
Here's my first week of feeling empowered:
Monday - mrC and I hiked. It's a quick hour-ish hike, but the beginning is a serious climb straight up 733 steps. Great cardio and leg workout.
Tuesday - I went to Bodypump. I'm really liking this class and the happy sore I get from it. I ❤️it.
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Wednesday - mrC and I went to Central to run some errands and I was on a mission to find Be-Juiced and break my fast with an acai bowl. Mission accomplished. My toppings ---> peanut butter, strawberries, and granola.
Thursday - I got to the fitness center a little late and it was packed. I wanted some cardio so I used a very techno elliptical for about 15 minutes (it stayed on too hard) and then switched to the rower. It was my first time and I had no idea how to use the settings. I picked JUST ROW and did that for 15 minutes. I burned 100 calories. I think I'm going to like it.
Friday - I was back at Bodypump but I brought a friend. mrC! Looks like I have inspired him to lift some weights.
Saturday - I got to the fitness center early to do my sprints and planks. It was a good workout before the NYE celebrations later.
**I had to share this photo from our NYE party boat on Victoria Harbour. We cruised from DB to Central, had some drinks, had some snacks, had a little dancing and then watched the amazing fireworks over the water. It was a great evening with new friends.
Sunday - After staying up until 2:30, I managed a NYDay walk. We're all allowed a lazy day and mine felt great!
Today - I started the Yoga Revolution challenge because my heel is finally feeling better and Adriene's challenges are awesome. It felt so good to ease back into it and actually do downward dog without my heel firing up.
After yoga I was back for more Bodypump. My goal (haha) is to attend two classes a week, but at least one.
Do you set New Year goals?
What makes you feel empowered?
Did you celebrate NYE?