I just got back from such an amazing weekend with some wonderful women. I still have to process some of the experiences and thoughts I had while on the women’s retreat before sharing more about the weekend itself, though.
Even with such a great weekend where all worries were cared for, I still missed home for the short while I was away.When I got home the kids were napping, so I used that time to relax a bit with my main man.
Then, immediately scooped up my adorable babies for some snuggles after they woke up. It amazes me how BIG they seem to get after just a couple of days away. I wish I had a picture to show for it, but I was too busy snuggling. Of course.
Unfortunately, the cuddles had to stop too soon since we had our weekly small group Bible study to attend. I had just spent a lot of the weekend with a few of these wonderful women, but knew I would miss the larger group dynamic if we skipped out.
So, I decided to be social for small group time but then got a bit anti-social right afterwards. Our leaders planned a Super Bowl party immediately following but I was more in the mood to head home and have a low-key evening with my own little family. We hung around chatting for maybe twenty minutes but then I became a Super Bowl drop out. We headed on out for some story time with the kids followed with some of my favorite indulgences – pizza, beer, and ice cream. While relaxing together watching last week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy and then heading to bed by 9 pm. Such party animals, I know. It’s just what I wanted though.
Just like all I want this morning is a good sweat session.
One of my favorite workouts of my week right now is Saturday morning spin. I already told you all how much I have loved the new RPM 57 release and its challenging ways. Since I couldn’t take the class this past weekend, I figured why not take some inspiration from it to create my own little cardio workout.
Inspired by the interval track of the new release, I coupled loads of resistance with some speed pushes for one beast of a cardio session. Can’t wait to try it out later this morning! I have to share with you all, though, of course. I like to share like that.
For this workout, you will use challenging inclines or resistance levels. I give samples for both the elliptical and treadmill in the table, but you can make it work for you or use any other equipment that allows you to vary the incline or resistance level. You will alternate 2 minutes on where you go at a challenging pace with 1 minute of recovery while staying at the same resistance/incline.
For four intervals in a row you will INCREASE the resistance/incline before beginning each new interval. Your speed may decrease. That’s okay! Just push it and keep upping that incline/resistance over the course of the four intervals. After that, you get a three minute break but then you do it all over again. Whew! I have no doubt this will burn in such a wonderful way.
I know what I’m off to do now. I hope you have a good workout and day ahead of you too!
What about you? Did you do anything for the Super Bowl? How do you like to spend your time when you get back from a trip?