Yesterday, I went to my first group exercise class in five months!
My physical therapist gave me the okay to try a few exercise classes like butts & guts, yogalates, and barre as long as I do what I can and don’t over do it.
Yesterday, I went to the Butts and Guts class and we did a Brazilian butt workout that included a lot of squats, lunges, and core work. I did what I could and didn’t push myself. Since I can’t really jump yet, I stuck to regular squats and lunges while everyone was doing jumping squats and lunges.
It was great to get back to a group class but it was hard. The class went from 9:15-10:15 and I had physical therapy at 11:30 am. Probably not the best planning on my part but Butts and Guts is only offered on Tuesday mornings. We took it fairly easy in physical therapy doing manual muscle work, core exercises, and balance exercises.
Very happy to be taking a class again:
After dinner last night, we took the kids to drop off presents for the Giving Tree, and Jaden delivered his letter in Santa’s mailbox.
Then we drove around and looked at some Christmas lights. I love looking at Christmas lights!!
When I woke up this morning, I was dying. Dying. I am soooo sore. I’m more sore than I am in pain but my quad is bothering me quite a bit. I think classes are definitely something that I’ll have to ease back into. I probably won’t take Butts and Guts again for awhile because I have physical therapy every Tuesday for the next month.
I did go to the gym this morning but took it super easy. Since I’m sore, it’s better for me to move a little bit than to not move at all so I did the stationary bike for 30 minutes and walked slowly on the treadmill for 25 minutes.
I finished up with some foam rolling and stretching.
For the past few days, I have been having a Kodiak Cakes waffle for lunch.
I usually buy the Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes mix because it has a good amount of protein but I accidentally grabbed the whole wheat, oat, and honey mix at the store. It’s still delicious. I just add in an egg white for a little bit more protein. And I always add a tablespoon of Ghirardelli mini chocolate chips because chocolate makes everything better.
This afternoon, I am going to rest my body a bit and wrap some Christmas presents! I have a lot to get done!
Have a great afternoon!
- Do you take group fitness classes? Favorite?
- Waffles or pancakes? I love waffles!
- Have you started wrapping Christmas presents yet?