Posts Tagged 'schedule'

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That’s right, it’s here!!!!!!!!!!

It’s true love, I do believe. 🙂  I am completely addicted to my MacBook Air, which I have affectionately named lil’ m-swag.

Now that I have a computer again, I can BLOG again!!  I have missed it, but I promise I have been reading all of YOUR blogs regularly.  I have so much to post about this week…

  • two workouts

  • possible accessories for lil’ m-swag

  • motivational quotes that I love right now

    and……

  • a GIVEAWAY!!!!  (which will make me an official blogger, right?)

Okay, I’m totally wiped from the typical Monday madness.  I hope y’all have had a MARVELOUS MONDAY!

On a parting note, do you think I should buy these shoes???  They are Steve Madden’s that I found tonight at Ross while I was killing a few minutes in between teaching classes.  I think I need them, don’t you?

I told Daniel that if ten people commented telling me that yes, I do indeed need these shoes, that I was going to buy them.  It’s in your hands now. 🙂

Much love!

Cutting Back and an Afternoon Date

Well, remember how I just added new classes to my schedule?  After only three weeks, I’m letting one of them go.  My Friday class will hopefully be assigned to a different instructor this week.  I’m trying my best to listen to my body, and I learned during the last few weeks that by Friday, my knees and feet needed a break.  I think that giving myself Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to rest will help.  Except this weekend, because I’m teaching Saturday… 🙂

On Mondays and Tuesdays, I don’t get home until around 9, which obviously gives me less time with Daniel than either of us prefers.  Today, I was waiting to head downtown for my class while Daniel was on his way home from work, so we decided to have an afternoon date at Starbucks.  It was perfect!  I think that we may have to make every Tuesday an afternoon date day. 

On a completely unrelated note – is anyone else ready to throw your tv through the window because of the annoying JCP ad?!?!  Sure, it would be easier to just change the channel, but that commercial has earned a more severe response than that simple act.  It is motivation to not even turn on the television. 

Last random tangent – if you are wanting a good laugh (like the kind where you can’t breathe and you have tears streaming down your face), please go read this NOW!  It has some language, but oh my gosh, it kills me every single time I read it. 

Please leave your reaction or any thoughts in the comments!!!

Back to Training

Because of my crazy schedule last week, I was unable to workout with Martha.  However, this morning it was back to our training schedule, and I am so thankful!  Here’s what today looked like:

Circuit One (two times)

  • squat curl and press with 12lb db’s – 15
  • wide pushups – 20
  • lunge fwd/back with pass 8lb db(as seen on a JM workout, not sure which one) – 15 each leg
  • figure 8 with 8lb db – 15
  • low plank – 1:15

Circuit Two (two times)

  • burpees – 15
  • lat raise with pour with 5lb db’s- 15
  • reverse flies 8lb db’s – 15
  • wide-to-narrow jump squats with 10lb db – 15 (thank you Megan)
  • butterfly crunches – 30

Circuit Three (two times)

  • wheel lunges – 10 each leg
  • plank pushups – 10 leading with each arm
  • pilates 100
  • side v-crunches – 20 each side
  • twist crunch with elevated feet (mason twists) – 30
  • side plank pushups – 15 each side

It was a great workout to get back into our routine.  Try it out and let me know what you think!

What is your workout today???

Above workout, teaching hip hop cardio dance at 4:30, teaching Zumba (it’s blacklight night –  YAY!) at 7:15.

Have a GREAT Monday!

Sometimes you have to say no…

Even when you want to say yes!

I am a total multitasking, over-achieving, jam-packed schedule kind of girl.  My schedule this week is completely insane… I’m house-sitting and dog-sitting all week (10 days), completing my LAST WEEK of Insanity (thank goodness), running elementary cheer camp Monday-Friday (65 screaming yelling running dancing little girls), coaching cheer practice every day for my high school girls, teaching zumba every day, attending a bridal shower, and attempting to spend quality time with my sweet husband and actually have some FUN.  Whew.  Just typing that seriously made my head swim a little. 

I typically train my personal training client on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for a full hour.  I knew that this week was going to take a lot out of me, and I knew I had to let something go for a few days so my body could get enough rest.  Thankfully, my pt client is someone I am very close to, so she completely understood when I told her I had to take the week off.  I sent her home with some weights, workout dvds, and my pullup bar.  I am so thankful for her, but I feel like I let her down by canceling our workouts this week. 😦 

Sometimes I just have to remind myself that I cannot do everything for everyone, and not a single person is expecting that anyway…it’s just me pressuring myself.  As much as my brain likes to disagree with me, I know my body needs more rest.  I am extremely grateful for the large amount of healthy living blogs that I read – they always serve as a reminder that it is important to rest.

One thing I’m working on is building margin into my life (one of my former pastors taught me about this).  You know how when you write/type, you’re supposed to leave margins all around the edge?  I think we are supposed to leave a little room like that in our lives too.  Right now I feel like I’m running off both sides of the page…

 

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.

Spanish Proverb

 

What do you do to relax/rest/unwind/chill?  How often do you truly rest (not counting sleep at night)?

 

Do you  have to make yourself calm down and spend time relaxing?

What is it about Mondays?

Gooooood morning!  It’s MONDAY!!!

Harley, my chocolate lab…this just looks like a Monday face!

Somehow, it seems that most of us have a love/hate relationship with Mondays.  I know that I always hate the feeling of my weekend coming to an end and also that the next weekend is FOREVER away (yes, on Sunday nights, Friday seriously seems like forever away, and you know it!).  However, I typically am looking forward to the new opportunities that will come with the new week.  Monday is always my longest day during the summer – here’s the plan for today:

Personal training                                                   8:15-9:15

Insanity Max Cardio Conditioning                         10:30-11:20

Cheer Practice                                                       1:00-3:00

Teach Cardio Dance/Hip Hop                                 4:30-5:15

Teach Zumba                                                         7:15-8:15

I love all of it, but add in cooking, eating, setting up, cleaning up, and driving, it just doesn’t leave much time for rest.  BUT that’s okay, because Tuesday is much more relaxed!  Hopefully there will be some pool time tomorrow!  Oh, and bonus about the crazy Monday schedule – extra fuel will be consumed so I can power through those workouts!  🙂

Until then, let’s make the most of this Monday!

What are YOUR plans for today?  What is your busiest day of the week?


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