Fitness Recap: I swore during yoga class

Yeah, during Power Yoga last Thursday, with our intense Russian instructor, with an accent so thick she’s hard to understand. So I’m there looking around to see what everyone else is doing, then copy.

Does anyone else get their left and right’s mixed up during a yoga class? I really have to think about what I’m doing, to make sure I’m following along correctly.

At one point she had us doing handstands, which was fun for me, as I’m used to doing them (against a wall) at CrossFit. We did that for a bit, but then we switched for a forearm/headstand. It killed my brain, and felt like it was getting smooshed. I might have let out the f-word when I was falling down after a few attempts. I did manage to get up though, and was much more stable in that position, than the handstand. Score.

I feel like a lot of bloggers are getting into yoga lately. It’s a good thing! For any sport really. I remember thinking it was for hippies a few years ago, but man — I almost crave going.

I’ve only been doing yoga regularly since late May, and I’ve been noticing tremendous amount of change in my flexibility. I’m enjoying it! I usually go to a yoga class, and immediately follow through with an hour or so of bouldering. Which I feel makes me a stronger climber.

Boulder V4 greenSo much so, I’ve been working on this green V4 pinchy problem. Some of the holds suck, especially towards the bottom, but once you get to the top-ish, it’s okay. I cannot get the second last green hold. Your left foot is not stable at all on the under-hanging pinches. It’s awesome, and frustrating.

One more thing before I jump into the fitness recap. The Guy and I bought a family membership to a pool!

Let’s get to it:

Monday June 16: 90 minutes of bouldering, and 30 minute pool lane swim!

Tuesday June 17: 75 minutes of yin yoga, 90 minutes bouldering

Wednesday June 18: Off

Thursday June 19: 75 minutes of power yoga, 45 minutes bouldering, 35 minute lane swim

Friday June 20: 75 minutes of yin yoga, 3 hours of top rope climbing with Ellen

Saturday June 21: 3.6 mile run (outside) with The Guy

Sunday June 22: Off

swim selfieSwimming pool selfie. Had to. Like I said earlier, I hadn’t been lane swimming since I was a teenager, training to be a lifeguard – which I failed. I can finally swim one length (25m) of the pool without stopping. Now I have to work on the breathing.

climbing shoe selfieIt’s going to sound cheesy, but I love it when Ellen and I go climbing together. For the most part, I do yoga and bouldering on my own. But about once a week, we get together and climb for hours. Literally, we are there for 3+ hours together, and while most of it is climbing, sometimes we just sit down on the cushiony carpet and just chat about anything and everything. I had to take a climbing shoe selfie of our feet the last time we were climbing together. Ha.

Tone It Up Gym bagMy Tone It Up gym bag is $24 off if any of you were interested in purchasing it. Gah. It’s still expensive.

When is the last time you went swimming?

How many times a week do you normally work out?

Are you watching any of the World Cup soccer games?
I honestly think world cup soccer players fall down easily because they want to catch their effing breath! No I’m not even joking!

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  1. Jeez girl, you’re on it! You’re like a work out machine! You must be getting super lean at the moment.

    Love swimming but don’t do it so often, mainly because I seem to get ill when I go! My local pool is not very nice.

    I went swimming this morning though! Managed to get a sneaky 12 laps (300m) in 10 minutes before work. Might try and make a habit of it this summer. I’d like to try for a mile in 30 minutes.
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  2. @Jaz: Oh man Jaz, I wish. I’m eating healthy and exercising but I seem to be simply maintaining, and not getting leaner (in the belly area!) I’m getting frustrated haha. Way to go on the 12 laps in 10 minutes. I’m pretty sure I can do about 3 laps in that time (with a lot of breaks, clearly). I get so winded, swimming!
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  3. Wish i had the guts and a place near by to try out climbing. Oh well, maybe someday.

    So you’re getting into swimming as well? Go for it! I really love swimming, it’s such a great exercise. I try doing it at least once a week. It’s difficult now, during winter, but during summer i wish i could go everyday.

    Anyway, take your time. Don’t try pushing what you can do yet. I’m sure you’ll get better very fast. With crossfit, running, climbing, yoga, and now swimming, you’re on a workout missionl! =]

  4. It’ll come for sure, doing all that!
    Keep swimming and keep breathing :D It’ll all come with time. I’ve no idea where my stamina comes from for swimming. I’m rubbish at running. And I’m not really a typical swimmer shape, either! Lol. Just reach and pull as far as you can in the water, it’ll help with your speed and efficiency. On holiday I managed to get down to just 4 strokes to pass 20m ! It’s definitely doable!

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