After setting a few new goals for 2016, I think I’ve gotten the New Year off to a great start. During Peak Week at Orange Theory Fitness I set PR’s twice, once on the 24-minute run (3.8 miles) and once on the 1 mile run (5:29). I did not run outdoors as much as I would have liked with Wrigley during the month of January, but thankfully we will be heading to the desert in a few short weeks where there should be plenty of sunshine!
BELOW IS A BREAKDOWN OF MY JANUARY WORKOUT SUMMARY:
Orange Theory Fitness- 17 classes, some were attended in San Diego, the rest were at my home studio in Roseville. Where ever I am I try and attend OTF, it’s my favorite workout!
Yoga/Sculpt- 5 classes, I fell short in the Yoga department. Sculpt is always a fun class for me, but I would have liked to have spent more time practicing Yin or a Slow Flow. It will be a goal of mine for next month.
Barre- 6 classes, generally I spend Mon/Wed/Fri at OTF and Tue/Thurs at Barre. I had conflicts on THREE Tues/Thurs classes so I didn’t get to attend as many as I hoped. I’m looking forward to finding a good Barre Studio in Scottsdale while we’re there!
Kayla Itsines- 9 workouts, besides OTF, I was most consistent with the Kayla Itsines workouts this month. I did 3 circuits a week for 3 weeks. I can’t wait to continue this guide as I enter my busy travel season. This is the BEST workout I’ve found to do on the road. I’ve done it in my living room, office, hotel room, apartment gym, random grassy field, beach -pretty much any open space :)
Outdoor Run- 4 runs, OUCH!! I would like to blame the weather on this one, but it’s really no excuse. I’m looking forward to getting outdoors the next few months to run & hike with the dogs!
Total Mileage= 76.7 miles. This is a combination of the mileage I ran at OTF & outdoors. I track my miles each day at Orange Theory and log them on my desktop calendar.
When you write down your goals and workouts, they are THAT much more attainable. For me, putting in print my workout schedule for the week keeps me motivated & on track. I also like to log my workouts as I complete them. If you aren’t already doing these things, I encourage you to try it next month! If you wear a fitness tracker (i.e. a Fitbit, Garmin watch, Apple watch) and are able to see your steps & calories for the day, it’s fun to add a little side note next to your workout schedule and compare how many steps you took on a yoga day versus a day spent outside walking or running the dog (or even at the mall!) Whether you’re writing things down in your daily planner, desktop calendar or phone, it’s a little added accountability! Personally, I prefer the old school method of a hand written note on my calendar :) Let’s be honest it’s much easier to forget you’ve missed a workout if it has simply been deleted from your phone (hiding the evidence that it ever really existed) verses the permanent visual of the black line-through in your daily planner…just sayin’!
SO LET’S ALL GET MOVIN’ THIS FEBRUARY! I KNOW I’M READY TO SOAK UP SOME SERIOUS SUNSHINE IN ARIZONA & SAN DIEGO & SPEND MORE TIME SWEATING OUTDOORS!
Side Note: It would be fun to hear from you if you decide to write down your workout schedule and log your results!