Monday, December 31, 2012

In The Zone or Year-End Review

Ample Lanes And Non-Arctic Temps
I haven't been swimming in over 10 days. Did you feel the vibration as my body shook from withdrawal?

I looked around at area pools, saw what time the high school team would be practicing at this one center and decided to hit the pool after the school's session. My timing was impeccable. A swimmer was leaving as I put my paraphernalia on the bench.

It's awkward being at a different pool with different people and it took me ten laps just to settle down. I had no intention of swimming a mile and I seldom do. My intention is to first swim for 30 minutes or 10 laps. Once I hit my first goal, I relax. I had time and a lane all to myself. Why not go for a mile? The last ten laps wore me out but I dug deep. I ignored the fact that I drifted to the right of the black line. I stopped wiping away the fog from my goggles. I stopped paying attention to the lifeguards rotating stations seemingly every 20 minutes and I stopped worrying about the people on the observation deck. Guess I got in the zone...

After stepping into my first yoga class in May of 2011, this was definitely the year that I got my yoga groove on. There are things that I could dwell on but I'm not. I moved my body a lot in 2012 and my enjoyment, at my body in motion, was profound.

 The year-end review:

10 Minute Solution: 5 Day Get Fit Mix

  • Cardio Kickboxing, 17 x's
  • Power Yoga, 3 x's
  • 10 Minute Solution: cardio hip hop
  • Hip Hop 101, 1 x
  • House Party, 1 x

  • 10 Minute Solution: Dance Your Body Thin!
  • Smooth and Sexy Moves, 2 x's

  • 10 Minute Solution: Kickbox Boot Camp
  • Basic Training, 3 x's

  • 10 Minute Solution: KnockOut Body!
  • KnockOut Body Blast, 1 x
  • Ultimate Upper Body, 2 x's

  • 10 Minute Solution: Rapid Results fat burner
  • Power Sports Drill, 1 x

  • 10 Minute Solution: Tone Trouble Zones!
  • Arms & Shoulders, 1 x
  • 10 Minute Stretch, 10 x's

  • Arc Trainer, 1 x

    Backs and Biceps Class (San Diego), 1 x 

    Bicycling, 15 x's 

    Dance It Off & firm up!, 1 x 

    Give Me 10!

  • Bonus Kettlebell ToneUp, 5 x's
  • Fat Blaster, 1 x
  • Yoga Stretch & Flex, 3 x's

  • Kettlebell Practice
    , 42 x's 

    Kickboxing Class, 5 x's

    Latin Cardio Party, 1 x 

    Personal Training with Jackie: Crunch-Free Xtreme Abs

  • Standing Crunch-Free Xtreme Abs

  • Personal Training with Jackie: Power Circuit Training
  • 15-Minute Upper Body Circuit, 6 x's
  • 15-Minute Total Body Circuit, 2 x's
  • 40-Minute Total Body Circuit, 1 x

  • Pure Barre Class (San Diego), 1 x 

    Rock Climbing, 40 x's 

    Spinning, 2 x's

    StairMaster, 2 x's 

    Swimming, 87 x's 

    Treadmill, 5 x's 

    Walking, 93 x's 

    Wii, 11 x's 

    willPower & grace, 4 x's 

    Yoga, 143 x's

    How do you feel about your 2012? Did you find yourself leaning towards one activity more than another?


    1. I admire a woman who can spell "paraphernalia." I always have to look it up, because I know it's not spelled the way I think it is :-)

      As always, I gravitated more to weight-lifting than anything else. That's what I get the most sense of accomplishment and actual progress from.

      I keep telling myself I need to do something stretchy, like yoga, but somehow I always manage to avoid it.

      1. I am a good speller but I'm not afraid to use Merriam Webster when I have to. :)

        I've always wanted to be proficient in weight-lifting but never felt like I knew what I was doing. At some point, I read part of Weight Training for Dummies but just didn't feel comfortable embarking on that journey solo...