My new favorite time to hit the gym is Saturday morning at 9 am. Am I nuts? Car talk is on and the gym is reasonably full but not crowded. I also enjoy the walk over as the neighborhood is waking up.
This morning was my first workout since I last blogged. I took a break for my back and focused on getting through long flights and Passover Seders comfortably seated! I began each day with a gentle yoga practice and walked later in the day, either around my in-law’s neighborhood (gorgeous and in full bloom!) or through NY city. On practice breaks, I stretched, did roll-outs and core exercises.
We arrived home late Wednesday night so on Thursday I took my city bike out to run errands. Gas is up to $4.11 at the cheap station, so I figured no time like the present to really reduce my driving! My husband and I are beginning a 3 week cleanse so I made a long list of things best found in bulk and biked across town to Rainbow Grocery. I stuffed both pannier bags full and had quite a time balancing on my bike when I first started home! Luckily the hills on the way back are minimal and I got the hang of riding weighed down pretty quickly. Since then I’m slowly getting back in the swing of things, with a walk yesterday and 30 minutes on the elliptical trainer this morning. I enjoyed working up a sweat again and am feeling antsy about getting back into more regular workouts!
30 min elliptical, ave HR 135- low aerobic zone, 275 calories, 2.9 miles