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Orange Theory reddit group members share their struggles. One member said,
I haven’t been to OTF in about a week because work and life and school and just an insane schedule. Went back today and of course marathon month has started and ya girl is chunky so this isn’t my favorite month. I drank a wee bit of wine for Easter yesterday and I was like “GIRL get it together- you have the day off you need to go to OTF.” Well I dragged my feet all the way there but I made.
Started on the rower (which holy crap today pushed me) and I’m sandwiched between 2 women that are going about the same pace. It totally motivated me to keep up but with an empty stomach and yesterday’s wine still sloshing around in my brainium I definitely wanted to hurl. Then we get to the weight floor and in my brain I’m like “cool cool cool- weight floor, more like break floor am I right?!”
Well that was a hilarious thought process. I again didn’t want to look like a weak a** bi*** so I toughened up and went a couple pounds heavier on my sets. I could BARELY get the 7th and 8th reps up but hey- I did it! So I’m thinking “heck yeah!! I’m a strong warrior goddess too! get it!” – then we get to the Treads. Well there was just no competing there so I stayed in my lane. Ended the work out and I’m feeling like a complete champion for getting through it..I run a couple of errands and walk up to my house.
Pulled the keys out of my pocket to unlock the door and like an embarrassing moment that slaps you in the face in the middle of the night I quickly realize—I can barely lift my arms. It has only been 1 hour since the work out has ended. Pray for me- tomorrow I’m going to be full on fish mode. These jelly arms are going to be useless for days.
Another Orange Theory Reddit member shared with the group, and this is what she had to say,
Today I took the 90 min class at my local studio. Starting on the treads, I pushed myself hard and maxed out the treadmill (12mph) for the first time ever on a 30 second all out. Moving to the rowers, I kept the momentum and ended up with a watts PR (315) on our last 30 second all out.
Usually, I react to this sort of accomplishment with a little bit of swagger and pride. This time, tears swelled up in my eyes. I don’t think anyone even noticed, but I easily could’ve let myself just CRY if I wouldn’t have been in such a public place. Has anyone else ever been hit by a wave of emotions like this after a particularly intense workout??
Orange Theory Reddit April Highlights
This is your monthly highlights post, curated and refreshed to keep important stuff at the top. If you are new to OTF or our subreddit, this is the best place to start. As always, you can use this thread to share and discuss upcoming intel for the month, tornado templates, and other random topics.
Lots of ground to cover with this month’s post, so let’s get right to it. Key Dates for The Month
- April is “Marathon Month”: Track your in-class treadmill mileage over the course of the month and try to hit the equivalent of a half marathon, full marathon, or ultra marathon by month’s end. Check with your studio regarding rules, how to track, swag, and cost to participate.
- April 6: “The Nonstop”: a special 24 hour class in select studios. Check with your studio whether they intend to run this class and the cost to participate.
- April 7: “Walking Celebration”: a celebration of all things walking: planks, bears, and recoveries.
- April 8: “Now That’s What I Call Frogger” – a new signature workout exclusive to outdoor classes that consists of two blocks. In block 1, you start on one side of a busy highway and the goal is to sumo-jump-squat your way to the other side. In block 2, you will need to cross a river by hopping between logs, turtles, and alligators (mind the jaws!). Record your total time if you get to the other side.
- April 9: “Tempo Triplet”: 3 exercises, 3 reps, 3 seconds each, slow and steady.
- April 11: “The 5×5”: on the floor, expect to see 5 sets of 5 different kinds of burpees.
- April 14: “Crew Row”: partner workout with up to 9 members rowing together on a single rower.
- April 17: “National Haiku Poetry Day Workout”: floor blocks of five reps / followed by seven more reps / followed by five reps.
- April 20: “Squat Celebration”: same as the “Walking Celebration” workout, but with squats.
- April 27: “Everest Prep Workout”: lots of inclines. Not sure what “Orange Everest” is? Check our wiki.
- April 30: “Strong & Stable”: a maintenance day for ensuring the treads and rowers remain in tiptop shape. This will be a floor-only workout.
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