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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Oh, my muscles.

Aahhh...the life of a stay-at-home mom who's children are in school all day Monday through Thursday...

I may be enjoying the freedom just little bit too much.  But before I go out and do something rash, like get a part-time job or something, I might just let myself enjoy this time in my life a while longer. :)

Chris had the day off from work, so we went to our second home - the gym, of course. ;)  Before we left, I was looking at the class schedule and saw that there was a muscle fusion class at noon that I've been wanting to try out.  I asked Chris if he would be up to it, even after doing our strength training and the 8:30 spin class.  He denied me, but I went with it and didn't argue my case for more exercise too fiercely.  Soon enough his work schedule will be changing and his days off will be different and I will be (even more) free to take whatever fitness classes I want.  Haha!

So, we spent 30 or 40 minutes lifting weights before heading into spin class.  When class was over, the instructor invited us to her noon muscle fusion class.  I told her I wanted to but that Chris wasn't too sure, and it took all of about a minute for her to convince him it was a good idea.  We went home so we could eat and change into some non-sweat-soaked workout clothes and then headed back to the gym.

Here's the description of the class:

Muscle Fusion - 60 min. barbell class designed to work all muscle groups by incorporating isolated exercises such as squats, lunges, dead lifts and more. Guaranteed to burn calories, tone muscle and shred fat!

Muscle Fusion”X” - Just like Muscle Fusion, this 60 min barbel class is designed to work all muscle groups; however Muscle Fusion X adds bouts of tabata style intervals and bonus sets aimed at strength!

Yeah, we did the "X" version! ;)  I am not kidding you, it was no joke!  I actually think I may have sweated more and burned more calories than I do during spin class, and I didn't think that was possible.  It was non-stop cardio using a step, barbell and free-weights, ending with several minutes of core work.  There was no standing still in this class.  We were either skipping, stepping, sliding, shuffling, kicking, lifting, punching, lunging, squatting or jumping.  We even had to run laps around the track in between a couple of weight intervals, and that felt like the easiest part to me. :)  (I was actually worried about tripping on the step at some points because my legs were shaking!  Thankfully I made it through the class without embarrassing myself...too much.)
Yes, this is exactly what I looked like. :)

Anyway, it was an awesome (hard) class.  It's only offered once a week, but I think I'm going to add it to my workout routine.  I want quick feet!!  By the time we got home I totally could have laid down and taken a nap.  Of course, that never happened and now it's 11pm and I'm still up.  What's wrong with me?  I'm running 12 miles in the morning.  I should totally go to bed now.


  1. Girl sometimes you need your rest, I have been working hard on my runs this week and last night I was just spent, I could have laid down at my desk yesterday and taken a nap. That's why I took a well-needed mental rest day today! That doesn't mean I won't hop out and run 4 miles later though lol

  2. You are unbelievable!!!!! One run earns me a nap, let alone three workouts... Someone to look up to ;)


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