Friday, July 21, 2017

Strength Training at Bodypump

I'm battling a terrible case of jet lag since returning from our amazing Cape Cod summer vacay (recap here), but I finally took the plunge and signed up for a Bodystep class. Turns out I was the only one. Summer in Hong Kong means that every is doing what we just did ---> taking a holiday.

Instead of not taking a class at all, I accepted the offer to be put into the Bodypump class.

Admittedly, I was a little nervous about going to Bodypump because it has been awhile, but it was a nice fit for my carb cycling workouts. 

Regular calorie day - the workout 


Warm-up - It was a nice morning, so I walked to the HIT Room. I went in knowing that I was going to be sore after this workout, so I thought it was the perfect time to wear the new workout tank that the kids gave me. I couldn't find it on the website, but I found this one that is just as good.

Strength training - On the weekly workout plan (that I'm sort of jumping into), day 3 is legs, triceps, shoulders and day 4 is back, biceps, abs. Bodypump turned out to be a great option because we did all that and more. 

It was a tough workout for me. Not only because I haven't strength trained like this in months, but I also felt lightheaded toward the end of the class. I don't know what caused it: jet lag, dehydration, empty fuel tank (I did the class fasted), the heat? It was semi-scary. 


Cool down - mrC met me after class and we walked to the Siena Club pool. I let the pool water cool my body down for an hour before heading home.


Regular calorie day - the meals

broke fast around 12:30 - scrambled eggs with ham, pb&j apple cinnamon rice cakes  (we smuggled them in our carry-on from the US ;) and watermelon.


lunch - frozen berry protein smoothie and pb&j apple cinnamon rice cakes. PS - I'm currently reading The Husband's Secret on my Kindle app and it is soooo good. 


Dinner - took mrC out to dinner to MooFish for his yearly big day ---> fettuccini carbonara with chicken plus a couple of strawberry daiquiris :)


Happy birthday mrC! 

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Are you taking a vacation this summer?
Ever get lightheaded during a workout?
Do you prefer going out or staying home for birthday dinner?


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4 comments:

  1. I am open to most anything regarding birthdays. It's fun to go out...but also relaxing to simply stay in, too. Although I do some strength work on my own, I would be so intimidated to go to a Body Pump class!

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    1. I get you! I was lucky to have a friend go with me who was already a regular. Having said that, it's all about the instructors...most of them at there are wonderful with newbies. They really make the person feel welcome and then offer feedback throughout the class. A good instructor will always take the edge off in any class, right?

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  2. I take long weekend trips during the summer--actually, as I write this I'm in northern Wisconsin!!!

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    1. Awesome! I love long weekend trips. Enjoy!

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