Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Workouts With and Without Friends or Year-End Review, 2011

Got up around seven in order to be at an 8:00 a.m. Hot Yoga class. The only reason that I went is because that class was the only one that Crystal, Jessica and Patti could make. There’s no talking allowed during class but it’s still nice to do a workout with friends. My balance, by the way, bites early in the morning...

I had forgotten some of the activities that I engaged in until I compiled this review. A newer friend asked me if I ever did anything normal like walk for exercise. I find it very hard to resist a long walk when the weather is stellar. Plus, I've had some of my best epiphanies while walking.

There are many days when I gnash my teeth about the variety of activities that make it hard to stick to my philosophy that money spent on fitness is money well spent. I wish that many of the things that I enjoy could be housed under one mega facility and I'm still mulling over the best financial approach to my various pursuits. On the other hand, I'm thrilled that there are many activities that I like to do and that I enjoy moving my body even when it's an intense workout.

I've gained five pounds (well, four since I've taken up Hot Yoga) but no panic here since I still fit comfortably into pants that I purchased three years ago. Looks like I did gain muscle logging in miles of swimming et al.

I heard a lot of memorable things from coaches/teachers/instructors but one of my favorites and maybe because it's fresh in my mind is when Cindy told us during a Hot Yoga class to not let our mind write stories. This strategy is very effective when negative thoughts creep in. Lately, though, there's less and less negativity hanging around my neighborhood...

Happy New Year. Hope that your 2012 is filled with all kinds of fitness pursuits.

10: Minute Solution: 5 Day Get Fit Mix

  • Cardio Kickboxing, 6 x's

  • Power Yoga, 2 x's

  • 10 Minute Solution: Best Belly Blasters!

  • Belly Fat Burner, 1 x

  • Bikini Belly, 1 x

  • Dancer's Abs, 1 x

  • Perfect Pilate Abs, 1 x

  • Six Pack Ab Attack, 2 x's

  • Waist Slimmer, 1 x

  • 10 Minute Solution: Dance Your Body Thin!

  • Smooth and Sexy Moves, 1 x

  • 10 Minute Solution: Fitness Ball Workouts

  • Arms and Shoulders, 3 x's

  • Firm Flat Abs, 1 x

  • Lower Body, 1 x

  • 10 Minute Solution: Hip Hop Dance Mix

  • Hip Hop Basics, 1 x

  • 10 Minute Solution: Kickbox Bootcamp

  • Basic Training, 5 x's

  • Fat Burning Blast, 1 x

  • 10 Minute Solution: Pilates for Beginners

  • Core Basics, 1 x

  • 10 Minute Solution: rapid results fat burner

  • Low Impact Fat Blaster, 2 x's

  • Power Sports Drill, 1 x

  • 10 Minute Solution: Tone Trouble Zones!

  • Arm and Shoulder Sculpt, 1 x

  • Sleek and Sexy Abs, 7 x's

  • Stretching, 10 x

  • Bicycling, 18 x's

    BodyGo Row Classes @ CrossFit, 7 x's

    Boxing, 9 x's

    CrossFit Basic Training, 5 x's

    Give Me 10!

  • Core Makeover, 1 x

  • Fat Blasting Cardio, 13 x's

  • Lower Body Firmer, 1 x

  • Upper Body Sculpt, 3 x's

  • Yoga Stretch & Flex, 3 x's

  • Kettlebell 101, 4 x's

    Lawn Mowing, Leaf Raking, Shoveling, (other) Yard Work, 9 x's

    Personal Training with Jackie: 30 Day Fast Start

  • Lower Body & Abs, 1 x

  • Upper Body, 2 x's

  • Personal Training with Jackie: Power Circuit Training

  • 15-Minute Ab Circuit, 1 x

  • 40-Minute Total Body Circuit, 3 x's

  • 15-Minute Upper Body Circuit, 57 x's

  • Personal Training with Jackie: Crunch-Free Xtreme Abs

  • Standing Crunch-Free, 1 x

  • Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training, 1 x

    Rock Climbing, 78 x's

    Shred It with Weights, 1 x

    Sprint Triathlon, 1 x

    Stairmaster, 1 x

    Supreme 90 Day System

  • Chest and Back, 1 x

  • Swimming, 75 x's

    Treadmill, 10 x's

    Walking, 111 x's

    Wii Fit, 51 x's

    Willpower and Grace: mile high*, 2 x's

    Yoga, 54 x's (12 x's during month of Dec)

    *Disclosure: I received this DVD without charge.


    1. Happy New Year to you too. I'm definitely hoping that 2012 will be just as exciting on the fitness front...

    2. I marvel at the variety of exercise you do girl! I really need to switch things up some more.

    3. Sara,

      I think being involved with so many different activities has definitely helped me to stay in love with exercising. Can one really be in love with exercising? What a weird person I've become... :)