Week 1 Smashed Of My Orange Theory Fitness Challenge

Is it the beginning week 2 of my 8 week challenge already?? Seriously, this past week flew by. As time does. I did my four workouts at Orange Theory this past week, and in between I made sure to do a T-25 workout from beach body, so that I was still getting some sort of exercise in. Luckily, my body is adapting to the workouts quite well, considering the week before last I only did 1 OT workout and I couldn’t barely move any part of my body for 4 days. So since my body must think I am punishing it, I can’t help but say to it ‘Heck yah body! Your rocking this, thanks for being so darn awesome!‘ and pat myself on the freaken back. Mind over matter my friends.

I did Orange Theory on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. I started off strong on Monday at the 8:15 class with Matt.

Tuesday I did a morning class with Leanne instructing us.  

She was playing such good music I wasn’t sure if I wanted to drop my weights and start dancing or what?! Good music just makes me want to bust a move. I didn’t though, I stopped myself and kept on pushing! Oh, well, I may have had a little wiggle or two.

Thursday I was so tired and unmotivated…. But its those days that you have to give yourself that swift kick, and just go for it!! Once your in there and moving, you will forget all about the tired and unmotivated mental state that was plaguing you.The trainer Deanna made sure to pump us up, and push us hard! I almost thought I was going to keel over a few times, it was tough.

I was shaking in my sneakers. Really tho, I was damn shaky.


Smiling because I clearly love pain.

Then after all the torture Deanne says, ‘I hope you all enjoyed that!'(more like, your welcome for the slaughter). Enjoyed it?! Slave driver.  Ok, ok, yes you got me, I love a good fitness beating. Although, she did pull out the ol ‘Sorry, not sorry’ card. So funny I see. I knew she enjoyed putting us through that. No pain, no gain. As they say. I still don’t know who they are…. She really was awesome, and in the end I was in the Orange zone for 25 minutes! Boom!

Which was pretty damn awesome if you ask me. Well worth the pain.

Come Friday I was feeling like a rock star. I was definitely a bit sore from my work outs, but nothing I couldn’t handle. It was just that nice reminder that your body is reacting to the the workouts. It was super busy in there on Friday, and I had lots on my mind. So it was nice that Michelle was a bit softer on us.

Don’t take soft the wrong way. It was still a darn intense workout.  

I was only in the orange zone for 13 minutes, but that is still super good, as you want to hit that zone for 12 – 20 minutes to get that after burn going. Burn baby burn!

I am feeling so stoked about my first week. I rocked all the work outs I intended too, and I am feeling great.

You can check out a few clips of the week.

Thankfully I had Saturday and Sunday off of OT. All day Saturday I was tired, weak, and very foggy headed. I could feel that my body needed a day to recover from all the intense workouts I completed. I think those feelings are totally normal when your body is adjusting and changing. Especially because it was only my first week of the program, so its all new for my body. It needs to get into the swing of things. As the weeks progress, its just going to get better and better. It’s going to continue to be as awesome as it already is.

This week, I am going to really focus on my diet a lot more. I did pretty well last week, trying to keep it mainly to protein, vegetables, and a bit of fruit. Making it a point to not eat after 8, and keeping my portions in check. But! I had some events to attend last week, and slipped up a bit with some wine, and well, maybe a few cocktails…. I know for a fact I could have made even better progress had I have been 100% on it. Not that I am beating myself up for it at all, I just love to feel amazing, and I know I will feel much more amazing when I am fueling my body properly and seeing the best results possible. 80% diet, 20% exercise. I am still down 3 pounds though! Even 1 down, is still down. I am much more interested in inches then pounds though. I didn’t take my measurements until yesterday, so we wont see any inches lost in black and white until next week.

Luckily, I have no events that entail wine or beverages of that nature in the next 7 days, and I am staying far away from anything containing alcohol. I won’t even gargle with listerine. Kidding… my mouth wash is from the health shop and is alcohol free anyway. It’s just the way forward. I can not wait to see what week 2 brings. Let’s do this!

Author: Petrena Schell

Petrena Schell is a millennial woman passionate about travel, adventure, health, and living a high vibe life. She is here to share, inspire and motivate you to live the happiest, healthiest, most adventurous life of your dreams. See the best places and do the most amazing things.

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