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Say it, Do it!

2011 March 28
by Jess

I have a confession. If it weren’t for social media and you my friends, I would not have gone to hot yoga as planned.

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So thank you! After working hard in yoga class and realizing my legs were a little sore from yesterdays run and Core Fusion DVD I thought twice about going to yoga class. When I remembered I had already said I was going to class on Facebook, the deal was sealed. Happily I took my first hot yoga class at Yoga to the People.

For those of you that don’t know Yoga to the People is billed as yoga for everybody. Their affordable prices can’t be beat. A one hour hot yoga class costs $5 while the studio in my neighborhood costs $25.

To keep me accountable for the rest of the week, I’m saying my workouts for the week out loud.

  • Tuesday: Physique 57 & Hill Repeats
  • Wednesday: off
  • Thursday: Whipped! (at Equinox with Jaime) & Run
  • Friday: Spin
  • Saturday or Sunday (depends on weather) Run 7.5 miles (on the better day) Physique 57 on the rainy day

Now it’s your turn. If saying it out loud helps keep you accountable, then tell me what your planned workouts are for the week.

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  1. March 28, 2011

    I love how social media keeps me in check too! I’d like to go for an easy run on Wednesday to ease back into running from the race on Sunday.

    • Jess permalink*
      March 28, 2011

      okay, so I totally thought this woman at yoga to the people was you today! I stared at her long enough to realize it wasn’t you!

      Congrats on the race! You must feel so accomplished since you went out there in the cold and conquered it!

  2. March 28, 2011

    I love this too! I’ve commited to the #6weekpipes challenge and because of that and all my blogging about it I’m so motivated to keep going!
    I definitely lacked motivation today and I have to finish out this half marathon training strong!
    Tuesday: yoga (maybe a run if I have time before)
    Wednesday: interval training
    Thursday: spin
    Friday: rest
    Saturday: 11 miles! (I had to cut this one short 2 weeks ago because of my knee but it’s feeling better now)
    Thanks for putting yourself out there and helping me be accountable too!

    • Jess permalink*
      March 28, 2011

      I’m heading over to your blog now to read about the #6weekpipes challenge. I have no idea what that is! What 1/2 marathon are you training for?

  3. March 28, 2011

    i’ve def used social media to get me up and going and yell at me a little! Sometimes you just need that motivation-we’re hear for ya lady!
    I’ll be back in the city on the 28th, i’m going to try and grab one of these classes you’re always talking about-damn Buffalo doesn’t offer anything new!

    • Jess permalink*
      March 28, 2011

      Oh let me know which one you want to go to. I’ll go with you!

  4. March 29, 2011

    Like you, I am totally influenced by the power of social media.

    My workouts for the week?

    Tuesday – Lift
    Wednesday – Bike sprints
    Thursday – Lift
    Friday – Body weight circuits
    Saturday – Spin
    Sunday – Active recovery

  5. Amber permalink
    March 29, 2011

    I totally use social media to keep me accountable – especially Daily Mile. Sometimes I really need to psych myself into doing some of my long runs and I need all of the help I can get!

    This week:
    Tuesday – Core Fusion
    Wednesday – Run 3.5 miles
    Thursday – Core Fusion
    Friday – Rest
    Saturday – Music Yoga Flow
    Sunday – Home Team Charity 10k

    • Amber permalink
      March 31, 2011

      Ok, so I decided to flip the script. I am taking today off and going for a short run tomorrow. Daily Mile friends have convinced me that I will be better off doing that than I would be going so many days without running before a race. I just felt like I had to report back :)

  6. March 29, 2011

    My Sad Workout plan:

    Tuesday: Attempt to go to the gym
    Wednesday: Attempt to go to the gym
    Thursday: Attempt to go to the gym
    Friday: Attempt to go to the gym
    Saturday: Attempt to go to the gym
    Sunday: Physique!


    • Jess permalink*
      March 29, 2011

      Yes you do! Change “attempt” to a specific workout, even if it’s a 20 minute workout at home or a long walk! You can commit.

  7. March 29, 2011

    Not to sound too velveetay, but I TOTALLY love that mantra, Say It Do It. So easy, but seriously brilliant!

  8. March 29, 2011

    Good idea about saying it outloud!! I try to sign up for classes with friends too, that way it’s hard to back out, you don’t want to be that shadeball friend :-) I think of the gym the same way, I’d make a “date” with the gym and think of like making plans with friends. You don’t break dates with friends!!

  9. Kate permalink
    March 29, 2011

    Tuesday: Interval Training + 3m run
    Wednesday: ZUMBA
    Thursday: 3m run
    Friday/Saturday: Cardio-Kick Class/Yoga Class (not sure which yet)
    Sunday: 4.5m run

  10. March 29, 2011

    Awesome. That’s why I haven’t made any public fitness declarations lately ;)

  11. February 27, 2012

    Sunday: 1st attempt at a long run (done!)
    Monday: Kickboxing (done!)
    Tuesday: Run 30 mins; core workout 30 mins
    Wednesday: Crazy work day – aiming for an easy run
    Thursday: HITT
    Friday: Small group personal training

  12. September 1, 2012

    I am also a huge fan of hot yoga. I tried it once and I was hooked.

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