Daily Archives: May 27, 2011

Working Out for the Weekend

Happy Memorial Day weekend all! How will you be spending it?

I’ll be spending it hanging out with one of my very best friends, Kelley, all weekend long!!! Life is good. I can’t wait to catch up with her. Tonight we are walking the High Line, trying out a new restaurant, and catching a comedy show. I have a working camera now, so pictures to come. I made sure to pick out a health conscious dinner place and adding lots of walking into our night, to help me get back on the healthy eating wagon.

To prep for my weekend of fun, which will probably keep me out of the gym until Monday, I made sure to really push myself last night. I was expecting Pilates to be easy – it’s been easier the last few times because lots of newbies joined the studio – but last night it was just the group of people I began with. That means that my instructor decided to take the opportunity to up our work out and skill level. We did lots of moves I didn’t think I was capable of – like position my body up in the air with most my weight on my shoulders and doing scissors and bicycles – but I did it! I didn’t do it pretty, though. In fact, I was laughing to myself half the time. Still, I did the moves. After Pilates I was feeling stretched out and motivated, so I hopped over to the gym. I was going to do an easy run, but had so much energy I went for intervals. I rotated 3 minutes slow (10 minute mile pace) and 3 minutes fast (8 min and faster mile pace) for 21 minutes. With warm up and cool down built in, I ran 2.7 miles and burnt 303 calories. I love that the machines tell me my calorie burn (even if it can’t be super accurate). How many calories does one burn doing an hour of Pilates?

After my double sweat fest, I came home and plopped myself on the couch next to Hadley. I didn’t even bother making dinner until 9:30, as I was that exhausted. I finally had a veggie burger on an Arnold’s sandwich thin and a baked potato. Then I passed out on the couch until Chris came home. We ended our evening with Parks and Rec … our current obsession.

What are your Memorial Day plans?