Monday, February 4, 2013

I can cross that off my list!

On Saturday I went curling for the first time with my boyfriend Rob and my two friends.   It has been something I have been wanting to try for a while now and I even added it to my long term goals.    It was a great workout and a great activity to do with friends!   You really do need a lot of balance and a strong core to do this sport.  I fell a few times when I was throwing the rock because I didn't quite understand the proper form.    We played for over two hours.  I was hot and cold at the same time.  I would for sure try it again.     Out of eight teams we came in third place !! Besides Rob it was the first time anyone had ever played.  FYI: Curling is kind of like a giant shuffle board but on ice.    
Third place winners! 

I love this picture even if I am making a funny face!
Weekly Workouts
Monday-  Elliptical (30 mins)
Wednesday-  Elliptical (30mins)  + * Cassandra's Crazy Circuit (25 mins)
Saturday- Curling (125 mins)
I wanted to explain a bit more in detail about the Circuit I did with my friend Cassandra.   We had to do 45 reps of each exercise and go from one exercise to the next without a break.   Here is the exercises we did.
Bicep curls
Shoulder presses
Walking Lunges
Push ups
A butt exercise on the exercise ball
Military press
Step ups or Box Jumps
It was super hard and challenging I did have to take a few breaks because I was getting light headed due to my rapid heart rate.  I was cursing Cassandra's name while doing some of the exercises but in the end I am happy I completed it!   I was sore for over three days but a good kind of sore ;) 
I forget to tell you that I signed up for another 5 km in May.   It's the biggest race we have here in Ottawa.   I believe with all the races combined there are over 20,000 people running.   It is an amazing race to run!  The energy you get from the runner's and all the people who cheer is pretty spectacular.  The marathon is also the qualifier for the Boston Marathon.   
Monthly Challenge
I meant to keep track of how much water I consumed last month but some how that didn't happen.  I did drink way more water then I would normally and I am proud of that.  I would give myself a B- for this challenge.  
I can't believe it is already February, so that means it is time for a new challenge.  I am a few days late but I have decided to challenge myself to do 1000 push-up for the month.  Who's with me???? 
I haven't forgotten about my progress photo's. I will post them tomorrow.  



  1. too fun! I always love trying new things even when I am ridiculously uncoordinated at most of them :) I don't think we have any places in Miami to do that, but who knows!

    1. Thanks Amanda :) Yes you should totally try it. I am sure if they have have hockey rinks they must have a curling rink :)

  2. I've always wanted to try curling, I hear it's so much fun!! You guys look like you had a great time!

    I signed up for the race weekend too!! Derek and I will be running together. I'm SO pumped!!! :) Maybe we can all meet up after for drinks or something!

    1. That's awesome Laura I would love that :) Are you doing the 5 km?

  3. Looks like a lot of fun! I'd never heard of curling until I saw it one time on television at the Winter Olympics!

    1. Thanks Diane :) Curling is pretty big here in Canada.

  4. WOW you are doing so well on your workouts! I think curling is fascinating too - my Scottish husband tries to explain the rules but I still don't get it :)

    1. Thanks Tina. I didn't get all the rules while watching it but now that I have curled I have a better understanding of it.

  5. I didn't know you were cursing me??!! Haha, yes I did, I was cursing me too. I have a few more ideas for us and look forward to our next workout!!!