Monday, January 10, 2011

The holidays are O-V-E-R!

Today I tried to keep myself busy. I got my snow tires put on my car, had lunch with my niece, hung out with my sister-in-law, and then got myself ready for class. The reason I was purposely trying to busy or distract myself is because today the holidays were finally over.....Steve went back to work. He'd been off for 3 weeks and I got kind of used to having him around all the time: running errands with me, working out with me, and just being there to hang out. 

While I was thinking about how much it sucked to have him go back to work and how much fun we had over the last 3 weeks I remembered the Christmas workout that we created. I hadn't been able to put a class through the whole workout over Christmas because there are a lot of exercises involved requiring a certain amount of technique, and each class had brand new people attending. We tried once and got part way through but the teaching time necessary wouldn't allow us to complete the workout. Tonight however, I knew I would have a class of only experienced clients so I put on my workout gear as well and we completed the "12 Days of Kettlebell"!

Here's how it goes: 

*Just like in the song each set (or day) starts with a new exercise followed by the entire previous set!*

On the first day of Kettlebell my trainer gave to me - 1 full minute of swings
On the second day of Kettlebell my trainer gave to me - 2 Turkish Get Ups (1 per side)
On the third day of Kettlebell my trainer gave to me - 3 jump squats
On the fourth day of Kettlebell my trainer gave to me - 4 clean and press (per side)
On the fifth day of Kettlebell my trainer gave to me - 5 evil jumps!
On the sixth day of Kettlebell my trainer gave to me - 6 bootstrap
On the seventh day of Kettlebell my trainer gave to me - 7 swings per side
On the eighth day of Kettlebell my trainer gave to me - 8 mountain climbers
On the ninth day of Kettlebell my trainer gave to me - 9 leg lifts
On the tenth day of Kettlebell my trainer gave to me - 10 long lunges
On the eleventh day of Kettlebell my trainer gave to me - 11 perfect push ups
On the twelfth day of Kettlebell my trainer gave to me - 12 deep deadlifts

With a total of 430 reps and 12 minutes of swings we ended up going over time for the 45 minute class but no one wanted to stop until we finished all 12 days. It was AWESOME!!!

Now what can I think of for tomorrow's class...... ;)

1 comment:

  1. I impressed my self by being able to do all 22 TGUs with the 55lb bell. I managed to slam my right knee into the ground a couple of times though. Win some, lose some, I guess :)

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