Monday’s workouts – TRX and spin

Same as Friday – TRX and then spin later in the afternoon. I also walked 4 miles today.

TRX was a bit more challenging today. I love that TRX can change every workout and never get old or un-challenging.

Later in the afternoon I went to Angie’s spin class – she’s just the best instructor. Since I’ve been going to spin for a few years and have had different instructors, I think timing the music to the moves is really crucial! Angie definitely does just that.

But I know from past experience that I cannot out-exercise a bad diet! Here’s today’s report.

Today’s nutrition


I am one sweaty betty

so I’ve got the dreaded pit stain problem on my workout tees. Having to replace them after a few months really adds up, so I’ve been trying a few different methods to eliminate sweat and deodorant smells and stains from my clothes.

  • Oxyclean – I add this to a load of laundry no matter what it is. Not particularly effective on the sweat stains, but I like using it for all my laundry.
  • White vinegar – I tried using this in the rinse cycle in addition to fabric softener. This didn’t seem to do much for anything, but it’s possible that my tees were beyond redemption at this point.

I’ve just replaced a lot of my workout tees, so I’m now going to try a white vinegar soak: half a cup of water with one tablespoon of white vinegar. I just dip the pits in the solution before throwing them in the wash.

In addition to this, I’m starting using Certain Dri on a regular basis. I’ve used it before and I know it’s pretty effective at keeping the sweaty beast under control, but now I’m using it as part of a regime – every other day.

I’m hoping the vinegar soak + Certain Dri will help me get a few more workouts out of my clothes before I have to chuck them!


Friday’s Workouts – TRX and spin

Yesterday I went to TRX. There was another woman in the class so the instructor gave us a full-body workout. My core is particularly sore today! I sat in a cafe for a while to do some work, then I headed over to my usual gym for spin class. Angie is a fantastic spin instructor. She times all movements to the music, so you know when the tempo changes or the song hits a bridge or the chorus that you sprint or stand up or sit back down. Awesome. Yesterday was a lot hills and my quads are feeling rough!


Workout of the Day – TRX

I’d been interested in TRX for a while, so when a local gym that offers TRX classes was on Lifebooker, I snapped it up. At 20 classes for $20, I figured it was definitely worth trying.

After the first class…OMG. TRX is a humbling workout. It requires balance, strength, and coordination. I hadn’t been that sore since…ever.

Surprisingly, this gym is not overrun with new members using that fantastic deal. Classes are limited to 5 students, but I’ve had most of the classes alone so I can ask the trainer to work on specific areas. Today, it was my back. I’ve got a goal of doing at least on unassisted pull-up by the end of the year, so we worked on various back exercises, including low-rows.

low rows, taken from the TRX website

I can’t wait for Friday’s class.