|I resisted the temptation of Skinny Cow...|
I have to say, one of my favorite things about going to the gym is not knowing how my workout will turn out. I go in with a plan in my head of what I want to get accomplished and how I want to go about my routines. But once I get going, my plan is always altered--for the better. The weather had me in a bit of a funk (as usual), but I was determined to get in there and bust out a decent workout, especially since I'm meeting with my posing coach for the first time tomorrow. I was initially debating between some steady state cardio and an HIIT workout. I chose the HIIT. My original plan was to warmup for 5 minutes and do my usual intervals--45 seconds on at a 8.5 speed, 75 seconds off at a 7.0 speed. But my warmup was too easy. And I was feeling particularly "fun." So I amped it up and my cardio played out like this: 1 minute on at 9.0 speed (6m40s pace), 1.5 minutes off at 7.0 speed (8m34s). Repeat for a total of 6 intervals, aka 15 minutes. I also intended to do 1 minute on, 2 minutes off for a total of 5 intervals, but once I started, I didn't think I needed the extra 30 seconds recovery. And I really didn't--felt good leaving the gym later! Unfortunately I couldn't stay to get in some weights (bis and tris), because I had to meet a good friend to talk about job openings at her company (eek!!), so I will have to do those later.
But we got home okay and Archie did get to meet some friends (one of the neighbors next door and his friends), so he was content. In other news, regarding my cryptic post yesterday, I think things are turning out okay, but I will have more info on that Monday night/Tuesday. Now for the rest of this weekend, I have work, more work tomorrow, a gym sesh, posing practice, a paper and a fact sheet to write, and my resume to work on. I'm actually kind of excited to say I get to work on my resume, and I shouldn't have to change much since I just redid it back in November!
|The straw seemed like a better idea than the awkward jug.|
Inevitably, it fell in and has yet to be retrieved.
Do you plan your workouts? If so, do you ever stray from them (for the better) or do you stay according to plan??