Today is Thursday, which means it was a BodyPump kinda morning!
Our regular instructor is away this week, so we had a replacement who is actually the same instructor who I usually take BodyCombat with on Mondays (if I go). I had never taken a pump class with this instructor before, so I wasn’t quite sure how things would go, but it turned out to be an awesome class.
He was super motivating, had the music turned up a bit louder than normal (which helped “pump” me up even more, and he used one of my favorite older releases, BodyPump 75. He really tried to push us to our max, which was great; but I, unfortunately, tried pushing it a little too far and ended up tweaking my neck. And it is painful. Boo.
I actually have incredibly horrible neck and shoulder muscles so this is nothing out of the ordinary for me. I carry all of my tension in this area and have been working on strengthening the muscles with various exercises. It’s definitely a work in progress!
I followed by today’s BodyPump class with 20 minutes of intervals on the elliptical before calling it a day and heading home for some breakfast.
Are you sick of seeing smoothie bowls yet?
Today’s bowl was pretty much the exact same combo as yesterday, only with about 1/3 cup fresh blueberries added to the mix. Delicious, yes, but not quite as thick and creamy as I’d like.
You see, the past couple of smoothies I’ve made have caused my little Oster blender to sound like it’s going to either completely crap out on me, or explode all over my kitchen. Neither of which I would be too happy about, so needless to say, I’m a little afraid to try making them any thicker right now.
That being said, if anyone knows where I can get my hands on a heavy-duty Vitamix without having to salvage an arm or a leg, please let me know.
Some day, Courtney. Some day.
Now it’s time to go dig into my mug of coffee…combining the cold smoothie with a mug of hot coffee just didn’t sound all that awesome. And since I’ve made you look at yet another smoothie bowl this morning, here’s another picture for you…
It still continues to make me laugh every time I see it. What a character, I’ll tell ya!
**Reminder: Don’t forget to get your entries in for my Favorite Champion Workout Gear Giveaway! You’ve got until tomorrow to enter.**
Questions for the Morning:
Where do you carry most tension in your body?
Do you have any particular muscles that are weaker than others?
What foods are you obsessing over right now?