Hellloooo my friends!
Hope y'all are having a balling first weekend of November! I'm LOVING the cooler weather. I felt inspired enough to finally pull my summer blooms to replace them with more autumn-friendly flowers like cabbages, ferns, and, my favorite cold weather bloom, pansies! They're like joyful little faces that stay perky all winter long, no matter how icy or dreary it gets, which in Texas is incredibly uncertain.
This week I found I actually had time for workouts thanks to not having to write papers and reflections and reports about kids' reading habits. While I feel blessed to have had the chance to continue my education in education and view myself as a lifelong learner, it's refreshing to not have to read research, write reflections, and contribute to weekly discussions because I have to for the sake of a grade. I look forward to continuing my pursuit of bettering myself as a teacher on my own terms and own time.
This weekend is probably one of my favorites of the year- DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!! An entirely free hour to hour day....oh the possibilities!
Knowing you have an extra hour, you should use it for YOU! Take time for yourself- take a walk, go on a jog, work in your garden, braise a beef roast, bake some pumpkin bread...whatever brings you joy. That's what you should do!
Here's what I've been up to in the gym this week- hopefully there's a thing or two here that you can work into your weekly activity.
Sunday: 4 mile walk in my neighborhood chatting to my parents
Monday: Full-Body Circuit
AMRAP 25: 3 HSPU, 6 burpees, 9 knee-to-elbows, 12 KBS (25), 15 squats (45), 18 DU
Tuesday: Zumba Boogie Time
Wednesday: Walked into the Y to do a crossfitish workout and tried a Pound class instead...Great. Life. Choice. What is pound? It's a rhythmic cardio-drumming class...I know it sounds ridiculous but it's a BLAST! I'll write a review about it soon.
Thursday: 1 hour driving to Dallas+1.5 hours in waiting room for 20 week check-up+1 hour driving home...my cardio was power walking through Central Market while up in Dallas
Friday: Work dat Back(side) Workout
2 mile jog+6 rounds: 6 deadlifts (115), 6 clean and press (45), 6 thrusters (35)
Saturday: Lower Body Burner
5 Rounds- 10 KBS (35), 15 front squats (45), 10 deadlift high-pulls, 15 step ups, 10 reverse lunges (45, each leg), 15 skater jumps
That's all for this week, friends! Remember whatever you do, make sure you are doing it for you. The best way to make your fitness routine a lasting part of your life is doing it for the right reasons. If you are pounding away on the treadmill yet you're miserable, it's not worth it. Do movement that brings your body and soul wellness. Enjoy your extra hour, and I'll see y'all bright and early on Monday!
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!