Today is Sunday…and it marks the beginning of my summer training part 2! Summer intensive here in Grand Rapids ended a week ago, and now it’s time to get back into shape for the upcoming school year and a few dance lessons I have coming up.
I’ve decided to take a different, slightly more flexible approach to it than I did last time, which I wrote about in detail. This time, I pick one workout from each category a day, while taking skipping one category every three days or so for a rest:
*Note: I always preface this with a quick stretching, abs, and roll out warm up, and try to take an epsom salt bath/thorough stretch every few days.
- Full barre
- Barre in pool
- Full barre en pointe
- Short barre + pointework
- Conditioning exercises
- Full strengthening series (1 hour at least)
- Mini-strengthening series + 30 minutes elliptical
- Pilates class
- Yoga class
- Go for a walk/jog/sprint circuit
For example, today I did a full barre on flat, took a yoga class, and did my full strengthening series. Tomorrow I will probably take it a bit easier and do a short barre with pointework, my mini-strengthening series and elliptical, plus a walk/jog/sprint. I took a bath today to release my muscles, so there is no need for that tomorrow!
Today I also the start of my 28-day food plan to get healthy after my vacation retreat involving excessive amounts of ice cream. So, meal plan for me!
For those of you participating in the challenge, I hope you enjoyed today’s lunch of brown rice, black beans, and broccoli. I thought it was pretty good and set me in the mode to do a great workout and work hard.
Meanwhile, I’ve been reading one of my new favorite ballet blogs in my free time, Moa Andreasson’s page. I love all of the pictures she takes and reading about how hard she works. I recommend you check it out.