Good morning, you delightful human, you!
How are y’all? How was your week?
For me, I had book fair+field trip+grandparent’s lunch+Veteran’s Day in-school performance=WOOF. Did I actually teach this week? I’m not entirely sure…
Nonetheless, I’ve made it through, and relief is in so close I can practically taste the paleo pumpkin pie and my mother’s spinach casserole now…
For my teacher homies out there, we are 5 days away from a week off. If you’re in CISD like me, we have 4.5 days…that’s nothin!
Not only am I eager for an entire week off from work, but it’s been four months since I’ve set foot on Tennessee soil; therefore, I’m in desperate need of some Mayfield ice cream, Dolly Parton, bonfires, mountains or some form of elevation change, and, most importantly, my family. One week from TODAY, I’ll be landing at the adorably charming McGhee-Tyson Airport and spending the next week with my people in Knoxville.
I'll try not to talk y'all's ears off about it all week about going home, but no promises...back on track, Michelle...
This past week, I had plenty of gym workouts due to our rainy streak.
Hopefully there’s something in my workout line-up that you can gel with your fitness goals, regimen, and level.
Remember, I’m doing these workouts nearly 5 months into my pregnancy. While my box jumps and double-unders are diminishing and heavy lifts are shrinking, I’m still committed to activity, fitness, and, most importantly, stress reduction. This world is already crazy enough; I don't want to expose my son to stress hormones before he even arrives and has a fighting chance here.
As always, let me know if you have any questions about my workouts or you want to know about modifications. Be well, and I’ll see y’all Monday!
Sunday: Rest day
Thirty minute walk between rain showers+30 minute prenatal yoga video I found on YouTube
Monday: Feel the Burn Lower Body Workout
10 goblet squats (25), 10 plate swings (25), 9 goblet squats, 10 swings, 8 goblet squats, 10 swings...1 goblet squat, 10 swings
10 back squats (95), 10 plate swings (25), 9 back squats (95), 10 swings...1 back squat (105), 10 swings (somewhere around 5 squats I upped the weight by ten pounds)
10 plie squats (105), 10 plate swings (25), 9 plie squats (105), 10 swings...1 plie squat (115), 10 swings (like previous set, I upped the weight halfway through)
Tuesday: Zumba/Hip-Hop Boogie Time
Wednesday: Pound Class (review coming next week!)
Thursday: Full-Body 20 Minute Circuit
5 Rounds- 20 weighted lunges (45), 15 man makers (10 pounds each hand), 10 push press (45)
Friday: Upperbody Friday Fun Time
1.5 mile jog warm-up
7 Rounds: 7 reps of each move-
Handstand Push-ups or regular push-ups,
Clean and jerk (45)
Bent-over row palms up (45),
Bicep curls (15 pounds each hand),
Bent-over row palms down (45),
Skull-crushers (15 each hand),
Mac raises (5 each hand)
1.5 mile jog warm-up
I did this on the Smith Machine to give me a little more control and support...you can do it at the squat wrack, too!
50 plie squats (115), 20 mountain climbers
40 lunges (115) right leg, 20 wall-balls
40 lunges (115) left leg, 20 mountain climbers
30 back squats (105), 20 wall-balls
20 curtsy lunges (105) right leg, 20 mountain climbers
20 curtsy lunges (105) left leg, 20 wall-balls
10 squat pulses (105) Be generous with your counting here...this is the last push of the workout! 20 mountain climbers
That's all for this week! Be well, keep moving, and make sure you make time for YOU! You're worth it, and you deserve it!
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!