Today was a beautiful day! One of those early fall days where the sky is the bluest of blue, the leaves are slowly falling to the ground, the air is crisp but the temps still warm. I had the barn all to myself today and spent lots of quality time with the big freakin' gelding.
Then it was home for mosh pit circuits and some dark yoga! I started out with a run up the hollow....ugggghhhhhhh that damn hill. LOL. Then with the remainder of my planned time did four sets of the following circuit: burpees with a plank split (10), kettlebell overhead swings (10), single arm kettlebell swings (10), kettlebell upright rows (10), 20 pound plate pushes (25 feet, turn and 25 feet back), jump rope (25 turns), rest 30 seconds, repeat. Then I danced! LOL I played some chants and very rhythmic witchy music and danced around my basement and out into my driveway - twirling and twisting and....I wonder what my neighbors thought? LOL LOL.
Then, all sweaty and feeling wonderful, I did yoga in the dark while listening to Wendy Rule. Aahhhhhhhhh....
Examples of exercises:
There are many variations of BURPEES. In the variation I did today, when you kick back into plank position, you split your feet, jump them back together in plank and then pop up.
KETTLEBELL SWINGS can be done an lots of different combinations with both hands or with single arm moves.
PLATE PUSHES are fun! We have laminate floor in our basement so I wrap my plate in a towel, which protects the floor and makes the plate nice and slick.
And of course everyone knows jumping rope is fun and gets the heart pumping. That is mainly what I am after - make my training fun and challenging - forcing me to grunt and sweat and I'll be happy. Tomorrow will most likely be strictly a lifting day and then I hope to hit up my yoga studio for class tomorrow evening.
Because the ability to express ourselves and care for ourselves through motion is something we should be grateful for...