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Yoga, Snow, Snow, Yoga #WBWAlinkup


Greetings from the tail end of our blizzard!

Once again, I am hosting my Week Behind, Week Ahead Linkup (#WBWAlinkup). As a reminder, this linkup is to let you know all about the past week's activities, as well as plans and goals for the upcoming week.

Want to join the linkup? Be sure to add your blog post link using the InLinkz tool below, that way I can read your posts to learn all about your week! Make sure you comment on at least two posts in the linkup so that we can all share the love!

Now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's get on with this week's Week Behind, Week Ahead, Post! (Note that I've updated this week's format by adding an optional button, if you want to include the linkup image in your post!)

Sunday: Last week, I discussed my first foray into Yin Yoga. I'm so glad I tried it! It really helped set the tone for my week!

Monday: I had the day off work, so I ended up taking an evening BodyPump class. It was hard! I am really loving my one-two punch of BodyPump and yoga during the week. BodyPump is definitely making me stronger and helping me tone, and yoga is helping me with core strength and flexibility. Both are helping me with volleyball and every day activities.

Tuesday: Another night of volleyball. It was not good. I'm tired of losing. I don't even want to talk about it. :-(

Wednesday: I had a work event, but I was able to squeeze in a free yoga session in between work and the event. Extend Yoga has a series of free yoga classes this month, as they train "budding" teachers. I had a teacher who was not easy! I think everyone in that class except for me and one other lady were super experienced at yoga practice. I was having a very frustrating time, which made my practice very unfocused. I was disappointed in my practice, which was a major bummer because I have been improving each week! To make up for my disappointment, I made myself some red tea (they have free tea for students!) to sip during what turned out to be a very snowy drive home.

Thursday: We had our last regular season game for my Thursday league. I wasn't hurting this week as much as last week, which was a good thing. Playoffs are going to be next Thursday, assuming everything goes okay with the roads. Once the playoffs are over, I'm done with this Thursday league for some time. I'm just so tired by Thursday, and I'd rather spend time after work going to the gym or for a run, and getting my butt in bed a heck of a lot sooner. Sometimes I don't get home until 11 p.m. on Thursday nights, and it's really hard for me to settle down

Friday: Storm prep day! I worked from home during the morning, packed up my winter gear and food, headed to my parents' place, and worked from their home. Since I did plenty of running around, I decided to use this day as a rest day. Normally I would have practiced yoga that evening, but couldn't because of the storm. The blizzard started around noon, and was still going on while I was writing this post at midnight on Sunday morning! At some point Friday evening, I got a shooting pain in my back, and was having some trouble walking. I have no idea what I did, but I'm glad this became a rest day!



Saturday: This was the first full day of our blizzard, and I decided that I needed to do something fitness related, or I would feel immense shame from all of the lounging around I was doing. I set up yoga mats in my parents' living room for my mom, my future sister-in-law, and I to do some basic yoga. I logged in to The Yoga Collective site and picked a beginner's class for us to do together. I love the search feature on their site, as it allowed me to pick a shorter class for us to do while both of my brothers shoveled snow. There are a lot of people over the house right now, and it was a nice escape from the chaos! I wasn't a big fan of the video we used, so I'll definitely have to choose a little more carefully next time. The instructor was incredibly distracting, and we were holding some poses for way longer than was comfortable. Better luck next time!

Today (Sunday) and the Week Ahead: I'm not sure how this week is going to shape up, what with the blizzard finally coming to a close, and the clean up process starting. I have a feeling that work is going to be a bit challenging, whether I end up in the office or working from home. I know I won't have volleyball on Monday night, because there's no way everything gets plowed before Monday afternoon. I'm not sure about Tuesday or Thursday, so I'm also not sure if I'll get to do my second free yoga class on Wednesday, as originally planned. We'll see! I will still try to get some yoga in, and will do The Runner 360 Workout from this great book I've been reading called Build Your Running Body (affiliate link). It's definitely not an easy workout, but it's a great full-body workout, and I love a good challenge! I'm going to try to get out and walk today. I've been indoors long enough, and need to get some fresh, snowy air!

I wish you all a wonderful upcoming week!

How will you spend your upcoming week? What were you up to last week? Did you get snowed in? 

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32 comments

  1. Knock on wood I hope we don't get any big snowstorms this year.

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  2. I like the sound of that book, Build your running body will have to check it out. We got our snow last week, but looks like there might be more in the forecast.

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    1. It's really good! It's almost like an encyclopedia for running!

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  3. You had a great week of working out! I really enjoy yoga and I'm so excited to start up an 8 week class at work during lunch, which starts today! Too bad about volleyball, I used to play in a kickball league and that got a bit tiring after a while. Hopefully the snow clears out with some warmer weather this week!

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    1. That sounds so good! We have fitness classes at a couple of different locations, but I'm a little too self conscious to have too many colleagues see me in my yoga pants lol

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  4. I am into yoga again too. I just bought a 10pack at core power so now I have to go! I am hoping to get there tomorrow

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    1. I hope you were able to make it to your class! I had to look up Core Power Yoga, but it looks awesome, and there are locations not too far from me!

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  5. Going a bit snow crazy here and missed a CrossFit competition with the blizzard tis weekend which was a total bummer! Hoping to also make it to yoga a few times this week before some travel coming up. I'll have to check out Yoga Collective, I've never used that.

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    1. Definitely check it out! They have a deal on Living Social right now, so you can get 6 months for something like $12!

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  6. Yoga is the best! This week I am starting a once a week aerial yoga class!

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    1. Oh man! I am so jealous! My friend was JUST telling me how aerial yoga helped work out all types of knots in hard-to-stretch parts of your back. I've been wanting to try it for so long!

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  7. Way to get in an at-home workout during the blizzard. I was supposed to have a fitness event, but it was cancelled. I just embraced the laziness haha.

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  8. I love getting snow storms. I just work out at home and watch Netflix!

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    1. I definitely watched my fair share of Netflix. In fact, I shamelessly finished an entire TV series. :-|

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  9. That storm was a whopper! For once it was not us who were hit. Way to get your workouts in at home.

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    1. Thanks! I actually surprised myself with my ability to squeeze in some workouts!

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  10. What, no shoveling? That was my extra exercise this weekend. And I did some yoga to counteract it.

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    1. I didn't do much shoveling. We had 8 adults at the house, so we split up the responsibilities. I had to shovel when I got back to my house, though. Fortunately I had help because of how much snow we got.

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  11. I will link up again next week. My post was so sad...I needed to write it but I also want to get back on track with my fitness.

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    1. I read your post, and thought, while it was a difficult topic, you wrote it beautifully.

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  12. That blizzard was something else, wasn't it? I hope I never have to live through 30 inches of snow in one storm again.

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    1. Man, even worse than the blizzard was the rage-inducing traffic! Oh my gosh!

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  13. Love that you did an impromptu yoga class for your mom and sister! I don't think my mom would ever play along with that!

    Hope your back is feeling better.

    We didn't get snowed in - we did have a few flurries, though, and that was nice.

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    1. When you're snowed in together, and going a little stir crazy, you can get people to do all kinds of things lol Back is feeling a lot better. Thanks!

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  14. We are totally snowed in and my treadmill is broken, so my work out for Saturday and Sunday was shoveling. Today at least I got a run in.

    So fun that you got to do yoga with your family. Wish my family lived closer and that I could escape there during snow LOL.

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    1. It's so great that they're so close! Because we have Pepco at my house, and it's wicked unreliable during major storms, I can't imagine spending my snow days anywhere else! Shoveling = no joke! That is a serious full-body workout!

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  15. We were expecting snowpocalypse. We got nothing. Can you believe not a single flake?

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    1. Oh man! Where were you? We got 3 feet!

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  16. Hi Lex! I found your blog through our BlogFest FB group. Looking forward to meeting you at the conference! BTW, I've never tried The Yoga Collective, but have you tried Briohny Smyth's yoga videos on The Daily Burn? She's pretty awesome.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! The Yoga Collective is amazing! You should definitely check it out! (I commented ^ that they have a sweet deal on Living Social at the moment.) I've never heard of her videos. I'll look into it!

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