New friend, new workout!
Kate (who I hung out with on Saturday and is proving herself to be a very fun person) invited me to join her and her roomie for a free Body Pump class at their gym. Iâ€™ve heard of Body Pump from Tina, but have never tried a class-style strength program and was very curious.
I was also a little nervous! I am always intimidated by strength training, although I know I shouldnâ€™t be. And Iâ€™m doubly intimidated by classes (except spin) because I am extremely uncoordinated in general. So I recalled all my â€œHow to Get Over Workout Embarrassmentâ€ tips and got down to business.
Body Pump was VERY fun and VERY challenging! I wish the music was louder, though. Iâ€™m not sure if it was just because it was my first time, but it kept me interested throughout the one-hour synchronized weight-lifting class. I played it safe and used very light weights and BOY was I feeling it! I am definitely going to be sore tomorrow.
However, it would never replace good old cardio. I barely broke a sweat (although my muscles were screaming). But it could be a really great workout addition!
Pre-workout snack was an apple with Barney Butter:
A tortilla with spinach, kidney beans, and a black bean dip.
Blue corn chips!
And an endive salad with Athenos feta and balsamic. I have only eaten endive in restaurants before, and it was so good to eat it at home! 🙂
Have you tried Body Pump? What did you think?