I wore my Polar HRM today, which I plan on doing for each session. I love tracking my workouts and calories/fat burn; it's almost a game sometimes to see if I can 'beat' my previous numbers doing a similar workout. If you're on instagram, be sure to follow me at @hautemissfit - you can click here to follow!
|Nice little calorie burn this morning!|
Now, for the next 8 weeks I will be doing the Grit Series, twice a week. The schedule alternates between Plyo and Cardio (they switch back and forth each week), and Strength once every week. I will still keep up with my weight lifting sessions twice a week and plan on getting into a spin class and hopefully BodyAttack (another Les Mills program! clearly I'm a fan!). I will miss doing my early-bird BodyPump classes BUT it's important to mix up your routine so that your body doesn't adapt to a certain exercise - quickest way to stop getting results and pushing yourself! Plus, doesn't it get boring to hop on the same treadmill, attend the same classes, and fall into what I call a workout-rut!? No thank you!
This morning during the first cardio session, we recorded the number of exercises we were able to perform for each track, and we will do this for the first Plyo and Strength sessions as well. In 8 weeks, we will do this again and (hopefully) see how far we've come! I get measurements tomorrow and I'm excited to see what happens. I will say, it was a definite booty-kicking! It's great exercising in a group like this though because we all motivate each other just by looking around, and the instructors are great at forcing us to push through the pain to achieve those goals - the GOOD pain, not the injury pain! It's important to know the difference!
I will keep updating on the class as we move through; January 1 we begin a 21-day nutrition challenge that is pretty intense based on what I've heard, so look forward to that! My meal preps may take a little more planning for those 3 weeks.
Have any of you taken Grit or a Les Mills class? I'd love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment below and let me know if you loved or hated it!