Full workout at home

My routine was completely out of whack this week.

I got sick on Sunday and even though I felt better on Monday I decided to skip the gym and make sure I was back to healthy. (Plus I had a fever on Sunday, which broke Sunday night or Monday morning, and didn’t want to infect anyone else.)

Tuesday I hit my regular yoga class. Wednesday I had to stay at work later and planned to hit a later yoga class. But once I got home I was beat and had some work to do.

Thursday and Friday I had a training in the city (San Francisco). It went until 5 on Thursday and I knew I would never make my 6 p.m. spin class. I decided to wear a camisole tank top under my blouse. I shoved my flip flops and yoga pants into my purse (yup, it pays to have a big purse). I went straight from the BART station to the yoga studio with about 5 minutes to spare and quickly changed into my yoga clothes for class.

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New features on GFG!


Go Fit Girl! is excited to announce two new features coming to the blog starting this month.

GFG! is launching Review Wednesday and Monthly Challenge.

Review Wednesday: I will review a product once a month on a Wednesday. If you have suggestions for items you would like me to review I would love to hear from you. Depending on cost of an item I may or may not be able to review it. And hey, if you want to send me an item to review I will! (The ratings will be from 1/2 a dumbbell up to 5–pictured above.)

Monthly Challenge: After talking with gym friends and finding out that they were interested in participating in some of the challenges my wellness work program provides I decided to try challenges starting this month through the end of the year. If they are successful I will continue them in 2013.

My plan is to have two challenges per month: one focused on nutrition and one focused on some form of exercise. I can’t commit that the challenge will be the first day of each month. But it will be at the beginning of each month.

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Keeping my wrists safe

About two weeks ago my left wrist hurt. I was careful with it while exercising. After a few days the pain went away.

Yesterday my right wrist started to hurt. I can’t figure out what I did to either one to have any pain. I do have some pretty skinny wrists. Maybe it’s all the bags I carry to work. Maybe because I am careless and run into things or over do it. Not really sure.

Tonight in yoga I was careful in certain poses with not putting unnecessary pressure on my wrist to cause any pain. Downward Facing Dog didn’t bother me. But plank did. So I used yoga dumbbells for plank, luckily we didn’t do plank much. I also kept my right hand in a fist in a few poses, which made my wrist stronger, more stable and not feel the pressure of some of the poses.

Yesterday at the gym I did a few exercises with the free weight dumbbells to strengthen my wrists such as this and this.

My wrist feels better today than yesterday. Let’s hope there is more improvement tomorrow.

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No Shake Weight* needed

On Yahoo this evening I saw an article on four exercises that can help a woman get sleek, toned arms.

In my Saturday body conditioning classes we usually do three out of the four listed.

You could do these exercises at the gym or even at home. You just need a pair of dumbells.

The fourth exercise listed: Lying triceps extension can be done standing if a bench isn’t available. But a stability ball can be used as well as a Bosu Ball.

*If you haven’t seen those weird Infomercials for the Shake Weight, you should click here.

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