Last week I talked about fashion, this week I’m back to fitness.
Sunday I was feeling back to myself after the stomach bug (wow, can you tell I was a smidge dehydrated still in the pic below?) so I took the opportunity to go for a trail run by the river. It was my second run from Couch to 5k, although I skipped ahead to the first run of Week 2. I had a great sweaty run on my favorite local trail!
Monday I did my first workout from Superheroine Fitness: Episode One, Adventure One.
It was awesome.
Tuesday was a rest day. My plan was to do a yoga podcast on my deck but by the time I got out there the mosquitoes had claimed the space. I got about 5 minutes in before they drove me off.
Wednesday was Superheroine Fitness: Episode One, Adventure Two. I loved it. One of the things I’ve envied from others’ workouts (especially CrossFit) are the badass looking moves like hang cleans and snatches. Well, Adventure Two delivered. For the barbell complex I used the bar without loading any additional weight. For the dumbbell/kettlebell complex I used a 15lb dumbbell. It was an amazing workout! I ran out of time and had to skip the last set of the second complex and was still sweating 15 minutes later!
Thursday was a planned rest day. Aka my long work day.
Today I get to do Adventure Three. I can’t wait!
Clearly you can tell that I’m a fan of this program. I’m actually loving it on a lot of levels. First, the sheer fun geekery of it: calling workouts Episodes and Adventures with lots of fun Superheroine twists. Then there’s the workouts themselves. Each Episode has a different focus, with a variety of exercises that are easy to scale and don’t require much specialized equipment.They’re intense enough that I really feel like I’m training to be a superheroine! There are also rest days aka “hulk no smash” days with the option of some cross training days.
My favorite thing about this program though is the message of female power and strength. Through superheroine stories and workouts the writers share some wonderful lessons about claiming your power and working out to be strong rather than skinny. The emphasis is on being active and healthy and powerful. These are messages I’ve been working to internalize and share for the past few years. As my daughter is getting older I’m finding it more and more important. There are just too many destructive messages for girls disguised as advice for health and fitness. I’m so happy to have brought home a program I feel good about her seeing.
So there’s my week in fitness. How was yours? Any new or exceptionally good/bad workouts lately? I’m joining in with two linkups this week- Jill Conyer’s Fitness Friday and Nicole’s Fit and Fashionable Friday. Click the buttons below to visit the parties:-)
note: I was not compensated for my opinions of Superheroine Fitness. HH and Girlie bought it for me for Mother’s Day after I did some serious hinting.