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New Years Resolutions Means New Clients

With the New Year/New Me focus all over social media, it’s not surprising that getting fit and losing weight is a top New Year’s resolution for many people. As a result, I had three new clients this past week. New clients always take a little extra time – getting their health history, helping them set realistic goals, and planning their workouts accordingly. I love my job and the opportunity it provides in meeting so many nice people and helping them reach their goals!

 

First Snow of 2020

We had our first snow of 2020 on Tuesday which hit during the afternoon while I was teaching a class. Fortunately, the gym has floor to ceiling windows on two walls so I could occasionally glance outside and enjoy watching huge snowflakes float down from the heavens while I discussed the importance of continuing to exercise as we age with my 55+ students.

Wednesday morning treated us to a beautiful sunrise and I captured the sun glistening off the trees across the creek from our back yard. Even though we only got a couple of inches of snow, the neighborhood children wasted no time in wearing down a path to the grass underneath while sledding on the hill on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Undecorating after the Holidays

What I missed in workouts, I made up for in getting things organized. I spent close to five hours last Sunday afternoon carrying Christmas decorations from various rooms in the house to the basement. On Monday evening, I spent two hours putting everything back into huge Rubbermaid boxes, and on Tuesday evening I spent at least three hours undecorating the tree, taking it down, boxing it up, and dragging the two boxes to the basement storage room. With that, Christmas 2019 is behind us and we are already looking forward to spring.

 

And Now on to a RunDown of this Past Week’s Workouts…

 

Running

After feeling really good all week I had thought I’d try running a mile on the treadmill yesterday morning, but I woke up with my SI joint nagging me (I must have slept in a weird position) so I skipped my run – I haven’t run since December 30th. It’s been very sporadic with when it bothers, so much so, that I’ve been in denial that I actually have anything wrong. Sadly, I think it’s time to visit my doctor…

 

Biking

I had big plans to workout on my spin bike (affiliate link) several times this past week, but only managed to get on it once. Here’s hoping that I’ll be better at it this week.

 

Strength Training

At least strength training is going well, nothing hurts when I lift, and I got all three sessions in last week.

 

Yoga

I focused on gentle stretches for my lower back/SI joint area and one day I did Judy‘s Quick Relax Your Back Yoga routine. Even with her gentle approach, I had to make a few adjustments to keep my back happy.

 

It’s on the Blog

In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, here’s what you missed…

 

In addition to the workouts I mentioned above, here’s a complete rundown of my workouts from this past week (completed either outside or in our home gym)…

 

  • Questions:
  • • Have you injured yourself by sleeping in a weird position? 
  • • Did you make any New Year’s resolutions or set any goals for 2020? 
  • • Did you run in a race this weekend? 

 

And that’s my rundown… Have a great week!

 

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I’m linking up with Deborah at Confessions of a Mother Runner and Kim from Running on the Fly for their Weekly Run Down. Be sure to check out not only the hosts’ posts, but those of the other great bloggers joining in on the fun!

 

Happy Running! ~ Deb