Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Slowing Down, Walking and Catching my Breath.

Once again (lucky me!)...

I got to sneak in a one on one session with SuperFit who...

Got me working (that doesn't give it justice) on my Chest, Back and Shoulders (not all on the same day!) before heading off for another 4 days away!

Incline Bench Press.
(I'm really loving these when working out my Chest!)
p.s. These only count if you do them right! Go ALL the way DOWN!
Straight Arm Pushdowns.
Arms straight, push down.
Followed by...
Crouching Standing Cable Rows.
Sitting low, Butt out and keeping my head up high.

This is pretty much what it all looked like (if you're interested in knowing!)....

Click to enlarge.

Getting ready for my second week on the road seemed much easier to prepare for as...

I knew I'd be replicating what I had brought with me the week prior!

Meals to last me a few days :)

During the drive to my destination...

I made sure I had some great tunes to listen to...
  • Blues
  • Folk
  • Rock/Alternative
  • R&B
  • Reggae

As well as...

Some noms to eat! (Better to have my own food on-hand than to stop at a corner store or what have you, in hopes they have something that fits within my plan!)

Chicken and Veggies and a Red Pepper :)

I also made sure to bring with me...

My Yoga Mat and a printed sheet of the 26 Hatha Yoga Postures (asana series done in the Bikram classes) for in-room practicing!

I'm really trying to focus my body and mind when traveling around, so...

I ended up doing one shortened session on my own! 

To my pleasant surprise...

I found out we had a Yoga Teacher on-site! (So I obviously signed up!)

I tried the Vinyasa Flow! (My first room temperature Yoga class!)

It was great!

Needless to say...

I was fortunate (and grateFUl) to have been able to continue my practice while on the road!

In addition to the Yoga class, I also...

Went for a run! (Which turned out to be really hard on my breathing because I forgot my pump! I didn't know the level of impact it would have but it didn't take long to find out!)

It started off well ;)

**It was a group run and we all know I'm working at overcoming my nervousness when it comes to them. In this case, my nervousness was flushed out of my system pretty quickly as focusing on my breathing took priority. I needed to think about me and how much I could/should push myself, even if it meant not being able to keep up. There were hills, which took a huge tole on my asthma. I had to walk 15 minutes in for a good 2-3 minutes. I started back up again, walked again, and finished the remaining portion of our run, running. Honestly, I think we ran 4K in total. It wasn't a good run to say the least, but hey, they can't all be good! I did my best and that's what matters. I didn't push myself to a point I'd regret. The group was supportive and I really appreciated that. It made me feel like it was okay to slow down, walk and catch my breath.** 

In the end...

It didn't take me too long to recuperate from the run! (Thank goodness!)


I did learn a valuable lesson...

I need to pump up before running all.the.time! (And I don't mean my muscles! lol)

Questions FU you...
  1. What are some lessons you learned while running (or exercising)?
  2. What's your fave exercise when working your Chest?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*


  1. Ive gots NONONO NOTHING :) to proffer about running but CHEST?
    heavyheavy dumbbell flyes.

    1. Yessss! I did some flyes yesterday! Love 'em!

  2. Nice Run K! Can't imagine not being able to breath during a run... it must be so much work, your so tough! Living with Asthma is not for wussies.

  3. Great workout!!! And working out with asthma is no joke.

  4. great lesson learned! I don't have asthma but I can't imagine how scary it must be!

  5. i'm very excited about my 30 day yoga challenge, as I know it will be good for my body but also force me to slow down a bit!

  6. Lessons learned while running? I come up with great LIFE lessons learned while running - away from the craziness of life's distractions :)


    1. I love that! So very true! :)

  7. Happy to hear you didn't have a full blown attack. I've have found that group runs are always super supportive - but that's how the running community works!

  8. Love me some dumbbell flyes, too. Chest/Triceps is tonight. So, I will be cranking them out. Along with a bunch of pushups (not my fave).

  9. OK - just lost a LONG comment - :-(

    Will shorten this time BUT love incline DB presses more than barbell but that is just me. I do more incline than flat stuff BUT I work it all & do lots of push-up variations. I do chest only once per week so I hit it hard!

    Running - had to learn to really listen to the bod, especially with age!!! ;-)

  10. AnonymousMay 01, 2012

    super awesome that youre pushing yourself out of your comfort zone with group runs.hopefully the next one goes better

  11. Good job listening to your body when you were running. Hope you have a good run next time.

  12. My life lessons are usually found during running. Also, exactly like you did on your run - listen to your body. It knows what it can and can't do.

    Favorite chest move - DB flys for sure. I love the stretch it gives at the bottom!

  13. Nice looking workout. Running with groups makes me nervous too. I have realized I am faster than I realize when I run with a group though. I've also learned not to run if I forgot to take my Singulair.

  14. You look so freakin' awesome when you workout! Love the yoga sheet and your yummy meals.

  15. When they thought I had asthma and I would forget my inhaler those runs could be the worst. Not only was I uncomfortable but I was embarrassed while trying to run with a group. You kept going though and that's wonderful!


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