Monday, October 10, 2011

Today I...

Well this morning I caved and got into my "exercise gear" and headed off to school.   That might sound a bit odd but for the last two terms on Monday and Thursday mornings a personal trainer has been hosting Boot Camp classes in the covered space where Assembly is held at school.  A couple of my friends have been doing it and it has made a big difference for them.  You are already at school for drop off, the Playgroup gear is there ready for use if needed and the little kids are familiar with the space and generally keep themselves well occupied while the Mums exercise.  The instructor is also a Mum from outside school and has no issues with you taking a break to sort out kids as well, so very Mum friendly.  I have been hesitating because those are the two days I swim and I wasn't sure how I'd go with Boot Camp and swimming in one day.  At the same time I have felt the need to add something to my regular routine that worked different parts of my body.  I'm not a runner and cycling has been a challenge to fit in with a 4 year old in the house (that and a complete lack of motivation) and both of these seem too similar to the workout I get from swimming anyway.  So this morning I joined the other Mums and we did a Fitness test.  The usual stuff, how many squats/sit ups/push ups/tricep dips can you do in one minute and then the Beep test as well.  I managed better than I thought I would, obviously the swimming has helped with some of it!  As the day gets longer and my muscles slowly seize up I wonder how I'm going to swim tonight: Probably slowly.  But also how I might be with walking tomorrow...

5 comments:

geoff_tewierik said...

Enjoy it, and think of me dragging Nicole out of bed at 5:30am to walk around the block. Remember how hilly it is at my place. Muahahaha

Emma said...

Good on you Leonie! The next couple of days might suck, muscle soreness-wise, but it'll all be worth it.

2paw said...

Well done, I am glad you surprised yourself with the Fitness test!!

Lynne said...

Well done Leonie - you are an inspiration! What a great idea for busy mums with little ones! Well done to whoever came up with the idea!

Kate said...

oh dear, now I *know* I'm being a slacker. go you good thing - I'm impressed.