The weekend is over… and 5 more weeks until I get my next one. Working 6 days a week is no fun, but the rare times I get a weekend off, I enjoy it much more than I ever did before – and this one was no exception!
I got out of work early and went to the 3 PM class at Barry’s Bootcamp in Nashville. Barry’s has got to be the hardest workout class I have ever done, which also makes it one of the best. At $22 per class, I can’t afford to go often, but I always love it when I do. It really brings back that old competitive, on the brink of vomiting feeling that I haven’t had many times since high school track. But this time,
O M G,
guess who was working out beside me? Olympian gymnast and dancing with the stars champion Shawn Johnson!!!! I tried to take a picture creepily but was unsuccessful. It was awesome to push myself to keep up with her and I must say, I was actually able to!
Barry’s is a mix of treadmill and bootcamp exercises. Friday was a full body day. What I remember of the workout is at the bottom of this post – go hard and do everything in order without stopping for even a moment if you want to recreate the atmosphere of the class!
One of my good, new friends here in Nashville turned 30 this week (Ah!), so we headed out with a pontoon boat on Percy Priest Lake to celebrate. It was actually the same boat that Little Big Town filmed their music video, On The Pontoon! The very same one! I made John Dalys with light lemonade and sweet tea vodka, as well as key lime pie cookies (no recipe- they were from a Pillsbury box and not healthy at all!). We had a water slide … and a grill… and a great time!
Mr. B and his friend Austin are insane (in a good way!). After a day of cold brews and hot sun, they decided to go on a 100 MILE bike ride this morning. They are training for the AIDS Ride for Life in September.
Austin’s wife and I decided to take a Whole Foods picnic to them at the half way point and re-energize them. We also took their two puppies and went for a hike while we waited for the boys to finish the ride.
Now I am headed for an elliptical workout while I wait and see if NSYNC does in fact reunite on the VMAs tonight! And these pumpkin muffins are waiting for me as well as a re-fueling snack!
- 3/4 cup honey
- 2 eggs
- 1 2/3 c. whole wheat flour
- ½ c. light butter
- 1/4 c. cold water
- 1 c. pumpkin (about half a 15 oz can)
- ½ t. cinnamon
- ½ t. nutmeg
- ¼ t. baking powder
- 1 t. baking soda
- ¾ t. salt
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Place in muffin tin and into the oven at 325F for 35 min!
Treadmill 1, warm up: Jog at 6.5 mph - 2 min Run at 8.5 mph - 1 min Jog at 6.5 mph - 1 min Run at 9.5 mph - 1 min Jog at 6.5 mph - 1 min Run at 10.5 mph - 1 min Sprint at 11.5 mph - 30 sec Floor exercises, using light (8), medium (12), and heavy (15) dumbells: 3 jumping jacks then 1 push up burpee, repeat for 3 min 21 bicep curls with light weights then 7 push ups - repeat for 3 min 21 bicep curls, light and 12 upright rows, heavy - 90 sec 15 bicep curls, medium and 15 upright rows, medium - 90 sec 12 bicep curls, heavy and 21 upright rows, light - 90 sec Hold a plank - 90 sec Treadmill work out 2 - HILL Jog at 6.5 mph - 1 min Increase incline to 3.0 - 1 min Incline 5.0 - 1 min Incline 7.0 - 1 min Increase speed to 8.5 mph, keep incline 7.0 - 2 min Floor exercises, same dumbells: Alternating lunges with weights x 40 reps Side to side box jumps (FAST!) x 40 reps Box squats x 40 reps Alternating lunges with weights x 20 reps Side to side box jumps x 20 reps Box squats x 20 reps Shoulder press, heavy weights - 12 reps 7 push ups Shoulder press, medium weights - 15 reps 7 push ups Shoulder press, light weights - 21 reps Hold a plank - 60 sec Treadmill workout 3 - short sprint: Jog at 6.0 mph - 1 min Run at 8.0 mph - 2 min Jog at 6.0 mph - 1 min Sprint at 11.5 - 45 sec Jog at 6.0, increase incline to 5.0 - 1 min Sprint at 10.5 mph, keep incline - 1 min COOL DOWN