How’s the week going? Mine’s been racing by, but that’s likely because yesterday was sort of my Friday. I’m off today and tomorrow because my mom and sister are coming into town for a little girls’ weekend. They are both pretty handy and have a good eye for decorating and such, so I bribed them with a weekend of yoga as a trade for some house help
Backing up a bit…
Yesterday I started my day with BodyPump practice in my basement. I’m feeling a lot better about the release and think I’ll practice once more before launching tonight. My muscles were pretty sore from Tuesday’s TRX workout and the auditions, so I went significantly lighter than my usual pump weight and just focused on the choreo. Plus, we had a full day of interviews/auditions again, so I wanted to make sure I had some energy left. I’ll be excited when this launch is over and I am back to my usual schedule. It’s been like a week since I’ve run last and I’m itching to lace up my running shoes!
Post-pump I enjoyed a savory breakfast:
I don’t usually crave veggies for breakfast, but I had a few brussels sprouts and mushrooms that needed to be eaten up. I sauteed them for about 10-minutes until soft and golden. This was a delicious combo and kept me full for like 6-hours. Seriously! I kept waiting to get hungry to eat my salad and finally around 4 I broke it out. Crazy…
We had a fun day of interviews with a nice diverse crew (a few PT, a Zumba, a Yoga, and two strength/weight). One guy definitely got the prize for the most creative audition ever…he simulated a kayak by putting a bench top on two BOSU balls (blue side down) and had us use a weighted body bar as a paddle. It may have taken him 10-minutes to set up (for a 15-minute audition) but it was well worth it
After interviews I headed straight to boot camp for our “BOOt Camp SPOOKtacular”. I came up with a list of 12 different exercises and we turned them Halloween-ish. We attached the signs to tomato wires to make them look like tombstones (kinda). Each camper got a glow-stick necklace and we had some healthy “treats” for the end. It was a blast!
Some crowd favorites:
Stab a Vampire (tricep extension with band, holding one handle)
Buried Alive (bicycle crunches)
Coffin Openers (bicep curls-1/2 way with band)
Grave Diggers (wood chops w/ band)
Zombie Walks (band walks forward and backward)
Cauldren Stirrers (making a big stirring motion with a 8-10# dumbbell from plie squat)
This morning I got right up and did some work before cleaning the house. It’s still pretty much in a state of chaos, but at least it’s clean!
1/2 cup Oatmeal
1 tbsp. Chia Seeds
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Almond Milk
1 Egg White
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
~1 tbsp. Almond Butter
drizzle of Pure Maple Syrup
Combine the oats, chia, water, banana, almond milk, cinnamon and vanilla to a saucepan and cooked over medium-low heat for about 10-minutes, stirring occasionally. Whip the egg white in a small bowl. When the oats nearly done, slowly add the egg white stirring constantly. Cook for 2-minutes while stirring or until the egg white is thoroughly combined. Top with almond butter and maple syrup.
I’m off to clean up, run a few errands, then head to the airport to pick up my mom. Pump launch is tonight, so wish me luck!
Have a fabulous day…
When cleaning the house, make it a workout. Brace your abs when scrubbing and really use force when cleaning surfaces such as your bathtubs and sinks. Who knows, you may even get a little sore from using muscles you don’t use all the time. Now that’s functional training!