Well howdy folks!
How's your weekend been?
Magically delicious, I hope!
For me, I've been rollin' single mom style as baby daddy loyally serves the great nation of Texas and its state guard. Yes, it's like the National Guard, but only for the state.
With that said, I still make time for ME, even when I have less help around. I know I can't take care of this little nugget unless I'm feeling energized and strong, which my workouts enable me to do.
To make things even trickier, it's been scorching out there, so Lee bug and I have been having to get out to stroll either first thing in the morning or before he goes to bed in the evening. Nonetheless, we get out in the fresh(ish) air, which is healthy for both of us!
This week, I've got a mixed bag of workouts- a little jogging, a little strength, and a few classes in the mix- both at the YMCA and in my own living room. Yup, I get on YouTube and follow other people's classes that they've posted to it. I felt kinda dorky at first doing kickboxing and the like in my den, but I got over it pretty quickly.
Whatever it takes, right?
And with that said, remember to do whatever it takes to get in some form or fashion of fitness in every single day. Set that alarm a few minutes earlier. Head to the gym during your lunch break. Forgo happy hour for a spin class. The time in your day for fitness is there; you just have to get a little creative.
Here's what I've been doing to work on my squishpack. My body still isn't where I want it to be, but I'm remaining patient with myself. It took 9 months for my body to get this way, and I'm well aware it may never resembled what it was before Lee. And I'm cool with that.
5X5- back squat (95), man makers (20 in each hand)
3X10- plie squats (115), push-ups, step-ups
Stroller Walking- 4.7 miles
Sunday: Rest day+movie date with Mr. HHT to Dunkirk (SO GOOD!!)
Stroller Walking- 1.3 miles
Monday: AMRAP 20 Upperbody Burner
10 of each: bicep curls (15 in each hand), tricep skull crushers (30), bosu burpees, clean and press (45), wall ball sit-ups (15)
I got through 7 rounds.
Stroller Jogging- 2.2 miles
Tuesday: Tabataish Circuit
1 minute curtsy lunges (45), right side
1 minute curtsy lunges (45), left side
1 minute step-ups, right side
1 minute step-ups, left side
1 minute single-leg deadlifts (45), right side
1 minute single-leg deadlifts (45), left side
1 minute overhead plate swings (25)
1 minute plank
Stroller Walking- 3.4 miles
Wednesday: Deadliftin It
deadlifts (95), push-ups, back extension (25), bosu burpees, good mornings (45), standing row (45)
Stroller Walking- 3.5 miles
Thursday: PIYO Class at the Corsicana YMCA
Stroller Jogging- 2.5
Friday: Body Pump Class at the Park Cities YMCA in Dallas
Stroller Walking- 2.2 miles
Saturday: Body Combat Class via YouTube in my den
Stroller Walking-4 miles
Whatever y'all are doing to stay fit, remember to make sure it's something you love. If you don't enjoy your fitness, you're gonna have a tough time stickin' with it. Fitness is for a lifetime, not a 28 day challenge or something you do before you need to be in a bikini.
Be well, and I'll cya Tuesday with a new recipe that I KNOW y'all are going to LOVE!
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
Come on, let's live a little!