Happy Monday! I am slowly working my way back into the workweek here in DC, but thought it would be fun to show you a few of the fit crashes I did while at home for Thanksgiving.
If you remember from my post last week, the original fit crasher (my mother) lined up quite the array of options. In fact, we signed up for a spin class as soon as I landed in Cincinnati. Talk about getting after it!
My luggage got stuck in Chicago and I had to sweat it out in leggings and my Toms. I have to say, they were actually great shoes to spin in! Give it a shot, I dare ya.
On Thanksgiving day we headed out for a four mile power walk/run to enjoy the warm weather.
We did a few laps around Mirror Lake, pausing to check out the friendly ducks. Mom pulled the old “leaf as food” trick…worked like a charm.
It was time to get down to business when we got back to the house. Mom tackled the turkey and I tried out a new stuffing recipe featuring apple brandy. It was delicious!
We always have an unbelievable amount of food on Thanksgiving, and this year was no exception. We are truly blessed. Here’s a shot of my plate: turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, green beans, cranberry/orange sauce. Talk about food coma! And check out at the sweet note mom put in our napkin rings – love.
After enjoying all of that delicious food, I had a huge hankering to get moving the next morning. The new hot power yoga studio in town sounded like the perfect place to work up a sweat. Luckily they had a spot left for their 9:30 class. Seven dollars later…I was in the door and ready to flow.
The type of class at Move Your Hyde was similar to Down Dog Yoga in DC, minus the crowds. I found it challenging and the instructor provided a wide variety of options with each pose. I’ll definitely be back next time I’m in town. Also, how cool is this UV mat cleaning device in the studio?
On Saturday mom took me to her favorite pilates class at The Hyde Park Studio. She swore it made her sore for days – I said, “where do I sign?” Two days later, I can attest that the class does indeed leave you with sore muscles you didn’t even know you had. We used props and it was much more difficult than the one I took at Fuse Pilates. Next time I am in town I’m going to sign up for their back-to-back spin and pilates classes.
Sunday morning came quickly and I didn’t have much time to work out before my flight. Luckily our gym has a rowing machine, the perfect torture device for a quick sweat. Five minute warm up; five rounds of one minute hard one minute slow; five rounds of 30 seconds hard 30 seconds slow. I was drenched, refreshed, and ready to take on my journey back to DC.
Best part of the workout? Seeing this:
You can’t see her pink glitter earphones or the other stuffed animal to her right, but you get the idea. Get it girl!