Week in Training (January 19th to 25th)

Monday Frittata 2

Happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

The frittata above is what I ate for breakfast on Monday as I planned out my workouts for the week in my beautiful Lorna Jane journal. Apologies for the badly lit picture as I took it in a hurry – I was hungry and could not wait to eat! 🙂

Workout-wise, this week was a good week. I managed to get in six workouts, leaving Sunday as a day of rest. That made me feel really good and I was able to tuck into this lovely late lunch on Saturday at the Raffles Hotel without feeling the least bit guilty.

raffles, lunch, oysters, seafood, prawns, octopus, Perth, tapas

We had beers, oysters, garlic prawns and octopus, and my friend asked me to be a witness at her wedding! I am so excited and feel so blessed that she thought of me and wanted me to be a part of such an important event in her life. Plus, I can’t wait to start planning her hen’s night!

Right now, I am typing this while watching Nick Kyrgios play Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open on TV. It’s been such an exciting game and now it’s down to who wins the final set! Go, Nick!

I am really getting into my tennis this year!

I am also getting into my yoga and stretching this year! This week I took my first yoga class of 2015. It’s also probably only my second or third yoga class ever as I usually just take a Body Balance class, which is a mix of yoga, Pilates and tai chi.

Right away when I walked in, I was impressed. As the class is offered at my local gym, for some reason I didn’t expect it to be a proper yoga class. But there was incense! And yoga straps and yoga blocks! I was a little apprehensive as I wasn’t sure what we were supposed to do with them but I’ve kind of figured that they’re there to be used for when you haven’t quite reached the flexibility required with certain poses.

Our instructor was really lovely and she seemed quite knowledgeable. She talked to us a lot about each pose and what we should be doing with our bodies and that reminded me of something the yoga instructor down at Bunker Bay told us, that a really good, experienced yoga instructor would spend a lot of time talking you through the poses and explaining things. Plus, all right, this is probably just impressive for a yoga rookie, but I was fairly impressed by how she reeled off the proper Indian names for each pose. No ‘triangle pose’ for her – instead, we say trikonasana!

She also had a fun suggestion for the class, that we would cycle through each of the four elements over the next four weeks. So for this class, we would focus on the earth element. I was a little disappointed though as, due to my shift work, I wouldn’t be able to attend some of the classes. But hopefully I’ll be able to get to more yoga classes in the future! The poses were a lot harder than I anticipated and I can’t wait to take on this challenge, get a lot more flexible and improve my core. 🙂

The weather this week has been a lot cooler and I was able to get in some decent runs. Right now, I’m really enjoying this combination right now of outdoor runs and indoor gym classes. I feel it’s a really good mix of weights, cardio and stretching!

Happy long weekend to my Australian readers and I hope everyone else is having a great Sunday and an equally great start to the week!

January 19th to 25th:

  • Monday: 7.5km run
  • Tuesday: Yoga
  • Wednesday: 3km run
  • Thursday: 5km run
  • Friday: Body Pump
  • Saturday: Body Combat
  • Sunday: Rest Day
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