Yes! I did it! Not only did I get back on the training wagon but I also tried out something new last week and now I am feeling so enthusiastic about training again. Also, I’m feeling pain, so much pain in my muscles. And because I trained on Saturday morning and then again yesterday afternoon, I have muscle pain on muscle pain.
Lagree Fitness – BE.CORE
The new training that I tried was Lagree Fitness at a studio here in Stockholm called BE.CORE. Basically, you use the Megaformer machine to work your muscles, focusing separately on arms, legs and core. It has been described as “Pilates on crack”, and for good reason. After the 50-minute class, I felt great and then the next day… The next day, I felt it so much in my abs and upper legs, but in the best way. Apart from the not being able to crouch down to tie my shoelaces part.
Seriously, though, I loved this class. I found it really hard – not just the intensity of the exercises but also learning how to use the Megaformer properly – but I left the studio and booked my very next session while sitting on the bus home.
I’ve found a great site that explains more about what to expect in your first Lagree Fitness class, which is really helpful. Nicole says that you should expect some muscle twitching during the class, which is good to know as that certainly happened to me.
And, even better, when I went to the gym yesterday afternoon for my first session with my personal trainer for a few weeks, he said that he could not think of better training for me to incorporate with the weight lifting that we do and the running that I’ve been trying to do each week.
All this means that I have a new training goal: training four times a week. Let’s see if I can, but my aim is to train with David, my PT, on Mondays, a running session on Wednesdays, a short weights session on Thursdays and then a Megaformer class at BE.CORE on Saturdays.
I’ve been letting my training slip recently and am really noticing it now. I’ve fallen back considerably with what I can do (a pull-up is a thing of the past – for now) and I generally feel out of shape and generally squidgy around the middle. It’s definitely time to get back to training hard. Not only does my body shape improve, but I also feel so much better, stronger and healthier.
I keep on thinking about the time when I was in my best shape and then thinking “I know I can get back to that” but not actually doing anything about it. Which isn’t going to help.
Now I have a goal to work towards. I am turning 40 in June. I want to be in shape and strong again by then. I want to rock 40.