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As you all probably noticed, I've been neglecting my Fitness Fridays for a while and that's because I honestly had nothing to report. I know being busy shouldn't be an excuse to neglect your health but I can't deny that I let it get the best of me. I want to say studying for the bar is just different from business from work or school, but that's mostly because I'm trying to convince myself that I won't let this happen again.
I wouldn't say I was in tip top shape before studying began, but I definitely wasn't horribly out of shape. Now... well, I've never felt like this before. Lunges are difficult. I could do about half the amount of pushups I could do before. I'm breathing a lot harder. Body fat > muscle mass. ugh.
But I'm slowly but surely trying to get back into my fitness groove. Now that the bar is over, I have more time in the day to work on my health. On Wednesday, I went to a yoga class at a local studio, Black Dog Yoga. I went to the Mindful Body Sculpt class and I every part of my body is still sore. Our instructor, Chappell Westlake (you can find her on YouTube here), had us use yoga blocks, a purple ball, resistance bands, free weights, and sliders to work EVERYTHING. Lunges, balance moves, arm/shoulder/back/leg moves with the resistance bands, mountain climbers, BURPEES, planks, bridges, and a bunch of other stuff with titles I'm unaware. Long story short: it was hard, but really good.
Another really great (and really hard) fitness find? FitSugar's Bikini Circuit.
I need a foam roller. My body...ouch.