Monday, February 6, 2012

Blast 900

I believe it was sometime last week that I said, I've been a little bored with obsessive running and have been branching out and trying some new workouts. So when my friend Shannon asked me if I wanted to go to a Blast 900 class with her, I was totally on board.

This class was like no other. Blast 900 stands for the 900 calories you supposedly burn during this class......do you know how much movement you have to make to burn 900 calories in an hour?!

The class was split in half with one half doing floor exercises and the other half on the treadmills....and then we would switch.
 
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if that woman on the floor looks like she's crying.....she probably is

I'll spare you the gritty details of the whole workout and just share with you the highlights:

During one of the treadmill portions, the insructor said we if weren't mad, we probably weren't doing it right. At that moment i believe we were on an 18% incline and I wanted to slay him......so I'm fairly certain I was doing it perfectly.
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I am always placed next to the non-sweaters in class. I have no idea why this always happens to me. Seriously, there I am looking like a man-beast with drippy elbows and drenched hair. I look over at the cute blonde next to me who has just one, single little droplet on her forhead and a super-feminine collarbone glimmer. But, I couldn't hate too much because I found out after class that the glamorous non-sweater was in fact Candace from Southern Blonde Can. Impromptu blate....Heck yeah!!
A Southern Blonde Can

On another treamill stint, we were supposed to be sprinting it out at 9.0 speed. Since I was 99% sure my left lung was about to pop out of my chest, I knocked it down to 8.8....out of nowhere the instructor shows up on the back of my treadmill and says "bump that up to 9...only 30 seconds!" UUUGH - this is why I could never be a criminal...I am that person that aways gets caught. Plus I look like this when I lie.
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During our last set, the most horrifying thing happened. I look in the mirror and see the little workout helper....with a camera....taking pictures FROM BEHIND! I don't know about you, but that is definitely my most attracitve angle. I'm crossing my fingers that one lands on the Facebook page.
Funny Thanks Ecard: Thanks for tagging me in a Facebook photo that I immediately untagged because I didn't look amazing.

BUT
Afterwards
I felt like I'd swallowed a whole bottle of endorphins. I could no longer walk, but I was the happiest person in the world. 
And I would totally do it all again.

Happy MondayLove-Munchies
XO, A 





39 comments:

Rorie said...

ohh I am super jealous! I wish we had a fun class like that where I live!

FourJedis said...

How fun! I have been doing Crossfit for a few years, and I'm still sore and worn out after every single workout - love stuff like that (plus it cuts my race time down).

Katie said...

that sounds like a great workout! I actually really like sweating - it makes me feel like I worked harder! :) I wish I was part of a gym with classes like that!

megan said...

Props to you! I think I would be too scared to even try that class. And I am definitely a sweat beast in classes. Not even cute.

Jenna said...

I looove classes like this, because they totally give you a run for your money and work you harder than you ever would yourself!

And, you're right, you feel totally incredible afterwards :)

I'm doing kataboxing tonight - can't wait!

xxx
Jenna

Lindsey said...

oh man. I would die if someone was taking pics of my ass and especially in spandex. I took a class similar to this before. But the first half of the class was spin class then the last 30 minutes was on the treadmill with a crazy lady yelling at us. Insane, but great work-out!

Corey @ Learning Patience said...

Oh wow...that sounds like an awesome workout! :-)

I laughed so hard when I saw that last pic about tagging people on FB..too funny and SO true!

xoxo from Trinidad

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Amy G. said...

I love super tough workouts like that. Never during the workout of course. Only after. And then you do it again and wonder what the hell you were thinking :)

jayme said...

ohmyyyy. that workout is intense!! i'm not so sure i'd live through something like that. wellll done my friend!

Maggie said...

Sounds like an amazing workout! I'd love to do that!

Hope you are able to walk today :)

J and A said...

That sounds awesome!!! Nice work lady! I love your descriptions - lol. I tried crossfit for the first time yesterday. Love trying new workouts.

Ashley said...

Sounds very intense! I always feel like we are missing out on all the neat and/or different exercise classes/studios up here in Winnipeg - always behind the times.

Alyssa said...

I just about died when I read the helper was taking pics from behind! That would so be my luck!

Young and Fabulous said...

oh my GOD...that class sounds painful but rewarding!!!

9 miles an hour WHAT! i would have done a backflip and kicked his head if he made me do that hahah

i need to try this class or see if there are ones near me!! and yay for an impromptu blate!!

Erin said...

SOOO awesome! I love mixing it up with new types of work outs. It keeps me interested. That class sounds awesome, but I would definitely be the one crying! lol :)

Britt said...

I wish they had this in LA! It would totally kick my butt, but it sounds worth it.

Ashley said...

ash, you are a beast! for reals! i need some of your motivation!! keep it up girlie! :)

Katie said...

OMG. I'd die. And yet.. I'm intrigued and want to try it out! I don't think our gym offers such a class... so I may need to do some hunting. I do love me some class that kicks my ass into high gear! :)

Katie said...

Kill me now.

Elise said...

I've heard about Blast 900 before (I live in the Atlanta area)...but I'm not sure I could check it out anytime soon! Intense!

Married...with a Pup said...

You are ah-mah-zing! And so inspiring =)

Ashley said...

Wow, this sounds like a crazy workout! 900 calories in an hour?! That's pretty insane. You go, girl! ps. love the impromptu blate! So fun!

Tabitha Mahoney said...

I want to try that workout. It sounds like hell, but a one that ends, so bonus!

Sarah said...

I saw your tweet over the weekend and definitely gave you props for getting up on a Saturday. That class sounds intense....and I'm with you. It drives me nuts that there are all these girls in the gym who look cute after a run....so jealous.

Whitney said...

ahhh! i loved blast 900!! so good!

Shayla Y.F.F. said...

There will be NO Blast 9000 (yes I added the extra zero on purpose because I think I read something about 17% incline and 9.0 sprints, so for me that's like a whole weeks worth of calories)...but there will be NO Blast 9000 on our dinner date this week. Kudos to you for doing it though...very inspiring! One day I'll be that cool too!!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

that would be me - the woman crying on the floor. sounds amazing and awesome at the same time!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

um, did i say amazing and awesome. i meant awful and awesome - ha!

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Hannah said...

Oh my goodness, i just started sweating looking at these pictures. Good news is that I have on my running gear to head out the door in a minute. ;) Just found your blow and I'm a new follower.
XO,
Hannah
www.hannahandbryan.blogspot.com

Rissy said...

I think i would have gotten pissed off and left in the middle of class. I used to pride myself on being a bad a** at any and all things work out related, but Im such a loaf now. Maybe I should make this class some sort of goal.

And if I met a fellow blogger in the mean time, that'd be ok too : )


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Katie said...

Hahahaha oh girl, that class sounds hardcore and amazing! I really want to do one now!! My butt could use a real kicking..seriously. Did you decide if you are going to do the cleanse?!

xoxo

Jamie said...

I am tired just reading that!

erin rae mac said...

that sounds awesome! i'm going to see if anything around me offers it! thanks for the tip.

dina vanessa mercado said...

nice class!!! being fit and healthy is really a must these days in order to have a longer life span... love working out too and eating healthy foodie... great blog!!! hope you'll achieve a body with 900 calories less... following you now.. hope you could visit my blog too.. kisses!!!

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

There is no way I could survive this class!!! You're a rockstar!

Sara Louise said...

You rock! Seriously. I'm going to amp up my workout today in honor of you :-)
And impromptu blate?! Awesome!

Catherine said...

This reminds me of my weightroom volleyball workouts in college. I'm trying to work back up to the level of motivation I had back then. Your description of endorphins sounds so enticing!!

Catherine
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Renee said...

Not gonna lie. This post made me laugh! I too sweat like a man in a sauna. It is not pretty. You are such a rockstar though. I would literally die if I did this workout.