Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Body Back session #1—the journey begins

I few weeks ago, I was certified to teach a great results-based workout program called Body Back. The class was intense while being super inspiring. It was also a wake up call that my fitness could use a little tweaking.  I want to be stronger. I want to set an example for my clients (and be able to keep up with them!).

When I asked my friend, Anne (who is a Body Back instructor in San Diego) for advice, she encouraged me to take an 8-week session from someone else first. She said that I can get better results for my clients learning more than a one-day certification can provide. I agree. So I am taking Body Back!*  This is something I am doing for myself as well as my future clients.

The first session was yesterday. It was the assessment session.  We did a weigh-in and measurements.  We also did as many each in a minute of sit-ups, pushups, bicep curls, and squats.  We also had a one mile time trial* and did a plank as long as we could. I had similar results to my assessment at my certification session (some results were better, other worse). Even though it wasn’t technically a workout, I was pretty tired by the end and I am a little sore today.
It was a great session and I am looking forward to going through this journey with some amazing women.  I can already see that one of the women in the session is going to push me.  She smoked me on the run and she and I both did the plank for 2 1/2 minutes.  After we were done with the planks, I said, “five minutes by the end of this?”  She nodded in approval.  I think we have a mutual goal.
I know this is mostly a running blog, but for the next eight weeks, I will be also writing about my Body Back journey.

Happy Running…(or whatever workout you might be doing) 

*I am enjoying Body Back in Yorba Linda from the fabulous Allison and Kelli.
**My mile run was my fastest mile EVER.  I ran a 6:44!  Then I spoke to not one, but two other women who also ran their fastest mile ever.  When I got home, I measured it on Daily Mile’s satellite view and it looks like we actually ran around .96 miles, which is a 7 minute mile.  It is still not too shabby!  The key is that we will run the exact same route in 8 weeks to measure our improvement.  I will be extremely happy if I improve that time at all!


Marlene said...

Congrats on the super speedy mile! It will be awesome to see your improvements at an assessment after the session.

Aka Alice said...

eeek... a 5 minute plank? That's tough!

All on your hands or elbows to hands?

The Green Girl said...

Aw, I'm so glad the Body Back is going well!


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