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Day one of my adventure at Tiger Muay Thai began today. I rested at the weekend as I wasn’t very well (not flu) and I have disciplined myself to my original choice of classes today so that I dont over train. I started at 6.30am with the amazing morning yoga. It is such a lovely start to the day and so feel good and relaxing.
There was time for some R&R before the 8.30am CrossFit Class. It was Upper Focus and using proper barbells rather than hand weights as well as throwing medicine balls with a partner (which I loved). I have never done anything using barbells and as my upper body strength is my weakest area I just used the pole to learn good form (the pole is 8 kilos). I kind of enjoyed it but was a little stressed because everyone else seemed to know what they were doing and had weights added. I had fun once I relaxed and realised that it is not The Olympics and I was right to focus on form.
Then more rest at our villa and lunch followed by a 1.00pm Strength and Conditioning class where the focus was deadlifts and lower body. Now that I really enjoyed because I felt confident enough to add two 5 kilo barbells to my pole.Nothing compared to everybody else but it was good for me. I know for next week I might be able to lift a bit more as my lower body is relatively strong. Now it is complete rest and a swim in the pool and a light dinner before night yoga tonight. No Muay Thai for me today… the above is enough 😀💪💪💪
Now all that is progress year on year. I feel so good… yet, I know it is going to be my upper body that I feel tomorrow even though I used very little weight. I know I didn’t use enough for my lower body but, again focus on correct form but I had an absolute blast. I really did.
Ooo I am feeling that Cardio Ball Ballet today all over. Day 13 for me today and more ballet with Ballet Body Sculpt, this has been removed from Jessica’s YouTube channel but I found it still exists on YouTube, I think since I printed off February Fusion she may have substituted in a different workout. These ballet workouts are so great for posture and balance.
This ballet inspired week has got me feeling nostalgic. I have done many classes over the years but I started home workouts when I was eleven, and I have never stopped them. In the UK before videos we had a series launched on record/ audio tape called “Shape Up and Dance with…..” and this would be with a TV personality. Each one was accompanied by a black and white booklet with photos of the exercises! I loved it and worked out to one most days!
Then as a teenager when we finally purchased a video recorder I started a huge love of Jane Fonda. I adored her ballet barre movements and aerobics etc. Always made sure I was wearing the leotard and matching leg warmers, of course!! I have to say that a lot of her moves are still incorporated into routines today. Did any of you workout with Jane? They were released again in 2015 onto DVD and for some reason they seem a lot shorter and easier now than they did in the 1980s!!
Have enjoyed the workouts this week – Cardio Ballet and Floor Barre from the DVD, Kickboxing Circuit from Youtube, Cardio Ball Ballet from Youtube and of course the very enjoyable active rest day!! It’s been fun to use the ball in the workouts. Maybe the under the weather stretch later as it is also suggested for today. Good to read all your posts during this ballerina week!
Days 10 and 11. Yesterday I took as a rest day so this morning I did the recommended Day 10 Cardio Kickboxing Circuit and Day 11 Cardio Ball Ballet. I enjoyed both as I did taking Monty out for a very long walk this morning as I fly back to Hong Kong this late afternoon. Holly, I think you might like Cardio Ball Ballet too. It is one of those sneaky ones. I didn’t have a ball but used my woolly hat which worked a treat. I did try to use a balloon but Monty thought I was playing . I don’t think I will be able to exercise tomorrow because I am flying overnight and will need to rest and recover when I get home.
Maureen thinking of you and hope that you are getting better as you rest.
mholdworth and Jacy I haven’t seen your posts for a while. I hope that you are both well.
Not feeling too well so just taking it easy 😷