Hi everyone. Thanks so much for the Insta-love while I was in Colorado. As a life-long East Coaster, I must admit mountain-living really suits me. There might be less oxygen up but there is an abundance of heart. I walked into a juice/oat shop in Denver (yup, that’s a thing, hi friends at ProsperOats), and as I waited for them to mix up my juice, I joined a conversation that EVERYONE in the shop was having. I left knowing each patrons’ plans for the rest of the day (obviously they were all going to go exercise/be outside/plant something).
Now I’m back in NYC growling at everyone on the subway and walking with my neck craned into my phone’s screen to avoid unsanctioned human interaction.
Here’s what happened last week in the Centennial state.
Hey friends! Hello from Edwards, Colorado. I’m out here until Sunday so my posts may be a bit less frequent until I am back home.
Last week was freezing and icy in New York and my workout choices were all in service of staying warm and inside as much as possible. Did you let the weather get in your way?
Here’s what went down.
Monday: Didn’t work out
Tuesday (aka SNOWMAGEDDEN): Matt and I took an early morning Flywheel class. (There is a studio two blocks from our house.) I got pelted in the face with hail on the walk there (and back) but it was great to get a workout in before bunkering down in the storm.
Ooo hey! I am back in New York after an incredible week in Colorado. One lasting thought I have after spending a week in the mountains is that some people can be in that environment every weekend not just once or twice a year. ( ie: People who live in Denver.) Lucky ducks!
Here’s what I got into fitness-wise!
Every time I worked out last week (3/19-3/27)
Saturday: I skied a full day at Keystone with my friend Katy (you might remember her from every other time I skied and wrote about it on this blog) (Skiing in Steamboat, Colorado; Skiing in Vermont)
I’m a huge fan of Physique57. I wrote about it here. So when they shared their new online program with me, my curiosity piqued. Still, I’ve never been great at self-motivating to workout at home. I need in-person bullying (I mean motivation) to get the job done.
I’ve been in Colorado all week to ski, away from home and away from ClassPass. Skiing of course is an incredible workout (more on the science of that here) but on the days I didn’t ski, I wanted to get some brief toning in and so I decided to give Physique 57 On Demand a try.
P57 On Demand is the most incredible at home video workout series I’ve ever seen. Once you log in, you can view their extensive bank of online videos (you need internet to access since the videos are streamed), and you can approach the videos in three main ways (which I will break down soon). All of the equipment from the in-studio experience is subbed with things you’ll have at home (ie: a chair instead of a barre).