Happy Saturday to you!
What are you up to this holiday weekend? Is it technically a holiday weekend if the Fourth is on Tuesday? I vote yes...sound good to y'all?
With the temperatures rapidly skyrocketing here in Texas+my husband being gone for 5 days last week, I had to be flexible when it came to my workouts last week. I didn't always have the nursery at my gym to rely on, my husband to babysit, or other people to rely on to get a break...not to mention that this past week my little one transitioned his nap schedule to 3-a-day+earlier bedtime...I'm not complaining but I've had to be very flexible and very patient while still prioritizing my workouts.
Which reminds me, y'all, once again, that we MUST prioritize our health!
Whether you're on the road or at the beach or stuck at baseball fields all holiday weekend, you can and should make time to squeeze in time for YOU every single day.
After surviving 5 days as a single mom (once again, you single parents out there continue to amaze me...I have TREMENDOUS respect for y'all), it was even more crucial that I reached out to others for a little more help and scheduled my workouts just like I would schedule doctor's appointments or lunch with a friend.
I know exercise is my therapy- mental and physical. It helps me destress and decompress while reenergizing me. And while I love my son and would do anything for him, I know I'm a better mom for taking that time for myself daily.
So how did I manage to prioritize fitness every day last week, even when I was on my own? I utilized plenty of YouTube workouts, stroller walking, and at-home workouts. I made it work. And sometimes, that's what ya gotta do.
Here's my workouts, y'all!
Saturday: Turbokick class via YouTube in my den (no baby daddy or nursery at the YMCA)
Stroller Walking- 2.8 miles
Sunday: Piloxing class via YouTube in my den (still no baby daddy)
Stroller Walking- 2.2 miles
Monday: Leg Burner Circuit
5 Rounds-5 front squats (55), 10 curtsy lunges on each leg (55), 5 plate thrusters (35), 10 rocket lunges on each leg (step back into a reverse lunge and as you bring your leg forward you jump)
Stroller Walking- 3.2 miles
Tuesday: Tank Top WOD
5 Rounds- 5 toes to bar, 10 dumbbell snatches on each arm (15), 15 boss burpees
Stroller Walking- 1.8 miles
Wednesday: Back Porch Cardio Core Circuit
50 push-ups, 50 overhead KB swings (25), 50 sit-ups
Stroller Walking- 4.7 miles
Thursday: Pound class at my YMCA
Stroller Walking- 2.8 miles
Friday: Chest and Shoulders Supersets
3 Rounds of 12-
Benchpress (45), decline push-ups, dumbbell fly (15 each hand)
Mac raises (8 each hand), Row+clean and jerk (45), single-arm wall balls (12) right then left
Stroller Walking- 4.5 miles
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!