Friday, December 31, 2010

Year-End Review OR Haven Found

Looking at this review tells me that I've fallen out of love with the gym. It was cool when I first joined about two and half years ago because I was able to jump-start the weight loss that had plateaued with just walking. Now, I feel like I'm wasting money by going to Cardio and Muscle Class once a week. Although, in the last few weeks, I've been trying to hit the gym more often.

In addition, December marks my one year climbing anniversary of sorts. While December of '09 was not the first time that I climbed, it was when I started climbing consistently and stopped having pre-climbing jitters. I could have never imagined how the rock climbing gym would become such a haven.

Here's how things went down in 2010. I hope that your year was equally productive. Did you find yourself relying on one activity over others? See you on the flip side of 2011 where I plan to rock steady...

10 Minute Solution: 5 Day Get Fix Mix

  • Cardio Kickboxing, 1 x

  • Power Yoga, 8 x's

  • 10 Minute Solution: Belly, Butt and Thigh Blasters!

  • Better Booty Camp, 1 x

  • Belly Flab Fighter, 1 x

  • 10 Minute Solution: Dance Your Body Thin!

  • Ballet Sculpt, 1 x

  • Cardio Dance Party, 1 x

  • Dance Toner, 3 x's

  • Get Fix Club Mix, 1 x

  • Smooth and Sexy Moves, 4 x's

  • 10 Minute Solution: Fitness Ball Workouts

  • Firm Flat Abs, 3 x's

  • Total Body Fat Burner, 2 x's

  • Upper Body, 6 x's

  • Ultimate Stretch, 7 x's

  • 10 Minute Solution: Kickbox Bootcamp

  • Basic Training, 1 x

  • Fat Burning Blast, 3 x's

  • 10 Minute Solution: KnockOut Body!

  • Knockout Body Blast, 1 x

  • Fierce & Fabulous Abs, 1 x

  • 10 Minute Solution: Quick Sculpt Pilates

  • Core Conditioning, 1 x

  • Buns and Thigh Sculpter, 1 x

  • Standing Pilates Sculpt, 2 x's

  • Strength and Flexibility, 3 x's

  • Total Body Toner, 2 x's

  • 10 Minute Solution: Rapid Results fat burner

  • Cardio Max, 3 x's

  • Extreme Intervals, 1 x

  • Low Impact Fat Blaster, 1 x

  • Power Sports Drills, 5 x's

  • Rapid Results Kickboxer, 1 x

  • 10 Minute Solution; Tone Trouble Zones!

  • Sleek and Sexy Abs, 4 x's

  • Stretching, 66 x's

  • Total Body Toner 1 x

  • Adaptive Motion Trainer, 2 x's

    Arc Trainer, 1 x

    Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies, 3 x's

    Bicycling, 40 x's

    Boot Camp Class, 1 x

    Cardio and Muscle Class, 34 x's

    Car Washing, 1 x

    Crunch: Candlelight Yoga, 5 x's

    Drills to Make You Sweat Class, 1 x

    Elliptical Trainer, 1 x

    Lawn Mowing, 11 x's

    Muscle Works Class, 1 x

    Personal Training With Jackie: Crunch-Free Xtreme Abs, 3 x's

    Personal Training With Jackie: Power Circuit Training

  • 15-Minute Lower Body Circuit, 1 x

  • 15-Minute Upper Body Circuit, 24 x's

  • 40-Minute Total Body Circuit, 5 x's

  • Abs Only Circuit, 1 x

  • Personal Training With Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training, 3 x's


  • Ab Ripper, 2 x's

  • Cardio X, 2 x's

  • Raking Leaves, 2 x's

    Rock Climbing, 84 x's

    Rowing, 1 x

    Shooting Hoops, 4 x's

    Stair Climbing and StairMaster, 21 x's

    Step and Interval Class, 7 x's

    Swimming, 48 x's

    Treadclimber, 3 x's

    Treadmill, 27 x's

    Walking, 83 x's

    Walking Pilates, 1 x

    Wii, 63 x's

    Yardwork, 2 x's

    Yoga for Weight Loss, 1 x

    Zen to Den: 20 Minutes Yoga, 1 x


    1. Man I'm tired from all of those reps! lol :) You had a very active 2010! :) I plan on sticking to my pool exercise and once we move (still crossing our fingers about the loan) we have a cool trail right outside our front door! New bikes are in store and with the help of those sessions I am attending hopefully some nice walks too! :) HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2011 is going to be a great one!

    2. WOW what a year! Thanks for being such an inspiration. 2011 is going to ROCK.

    3. Good grief!! I sweated just reading your list! Sometimes I get tired of the gym too, so I signed up for a 10K. You have some great stuff on here that I am going to try out for more variety in my workouts. Thank you!

    4. That is quite the list and the women on the covers of those workouts have amazing abs. I feel...uhm...somewhat inadequate...

      Anyway, Happy new year!

    5. @TJ,

      Crossing my fingers and toes for you. ;) It will be so cool for you to have a trail right outside of your door -- even cooler to have the option to bicycle down said trail.

      Happy New Year to you as well.


      Thanks woman. HNY and cheers to making 2011 rock.


      I hope that you like sweating as much as I do. :)

      Kudos on signing up for the 10K. I would like to sign up for an event too...

      Good luck with the workouts and thanks.


      When I grow up, I want to have abs like those women and, by the way, you're not inadequate -- not even somewhat. ;)


    6. HOLY MOLY!!!!!! you are like the poster child for mixin' things up and not getting into an exerise rut.
      awesome. rock climbing 84 times....good for you! when you go, how long is your climbing session?

      i guess i found myself relying mostly on walking/weights/stationary bike. i like the rhythmic motions of those exercise....not alot of thought or awkward jerky movements involved. i should branch out more, i just like to also use my exercise time to "meditate, pray, think, organize my mental roladex", so rhythmic steady exercises are more conducive to those things.

      can't wait to see what you explore this year!

    7. Heather,

      I'm a poster child all right. ;)

      We usually spend about two hours (sometimes more) at the climbing gym but a lot of time is spent tying knots, doing safety checks and waiting for routes if it's crowd. We yak a lot too.

      It usually takes about two minutes to get up a route -- if I'm climbing within my comfort zone. I tend to get wiped out after 10 routes...

      Do you like the elliptical trainer?

      I have to say that exercise has definitely brought me peace of mind -- especially when walking.