Hey guys! Thanks for the encouragement yesterday on my BodyFlow cert! I already have my first team teaching gig set up for this Sunday—and yes, I’m terrified. Please don’t mess up, please don’t mess up, please don’t mess up…
On a positive note, if I do mess up, I’m guessing no one but the other instructor will notice. (As long as I can avoid screaming OH CRAP and melting down on stage.)
Here’s a nice little perk of instructor-hood: the DISCOUNTS! I knew about the Lululemon fitness instructor discount (10% I think?), but I didn’t realize we got 25% off at Reebok too. I’m already eyeing up this hoodie, which my instructor was rocking all the weekend at BodyFlow training.
It says GA on the back…(get it? I didn’t for a long time, haha). And the hood turns into a big, cozy cowl neck—love it!
I’m also digging these cloud leggings:
I think I’m the only person on earth (or at least in the blogging world) who doesn’t own a pair of funky printed leggings. Am I missing out or what?
Today has been a good day so far. This morning was story hour at Barnes and Noble, which is the highlight of our Tuesdays over here.
I just have to say, I’ve been loving being a stay-at-home mom to a toddler. It’s just a lot more fun than when it was just me and a baby. There are so many more activities we can participate in around town, plus I have someone to talk to all day—even if he is 2 and pronounces laundry “yang-yee” (one of my favorites, haha).
I’m not exactly sure what we’re going to do when Joshua grows out of his sleep-anywhere-anytime newborn stage and needs a morning nap in his crib. It’s a huge luxury right now to be able to pile the kids into the car and be gone all morning, knowing that Josh will sleep and Mason doesn’t need to.
Something else I wanted to share today was the strength program I put together for myself recently. I just finished reading The New Rules of Lifting for Women (great read!!), and was thinking about diving into their program, but I didn’t love everything about it. So, I decided to flex my personal training muscles a little bit and write my own.
There are basically two approaches to strength training: you can do circuits, where you work multiple muscle groups at a time and end up with shorter, more intense workouts, or you can do split training, where you work different muscle groups on different days.
I couldn’t decide which approach I liked better (there are pros and cons to each, of course) so I took the easy way out and just combined them. This program starts with the same (super challenging) circuit every day, and then dives into some split work, which changes each day. Bookending all that is a quick warm-up and some core work.
Check it out and feel free to give it a shot if you’re looking for something new! All you need is a set of moderately heavy dumbbells (8-15 lbs. – I use mostly my 10’s and 15’s, although I wish I had some 12’s).
The days are meant to be spread out in a week, with rest days in between, like WMF or T/Th/Sat.
If you try this, I’d love to hear about it! It’s one of my new go-to’s.
Hope you’re having a great week!