Happy First Weekend of Fall!!!!
That’s exactly how I’ve been feeling since our tease of fall weather we received a few weeks ago…alas, now that it’s actually fall we’re back to sweaty, humid, there’s-no-way-I’m-wearing-real-clothes-or-blow-drying-my-hair-because-it’s-too-hot-again weather.
Screened porches. Mums. Fairytale Pumpkins. Corduroys. Sweaters. Boots. Nightmare Before Christmas. PSLs…hopefully we can all play soon once the weather is a bit more cooperative.
Though let’s be real, have I started decorating my house for Halloween? Maybe…
I just can’t help myself!
What else has been rocking my world this week? Um, my kid turned 6 months old. Along with 2 bottom teeth and playing with sippy cups and the grand introduction of solids, it’s been a pretty monumental week.
On top of that, I hit a new PR with unbroken pull-ups…6 straight-ish pullups without a break! Y’all, I couldn’t even pull that off before I was pregnant and rockin sculpted abs and such.
So, to all y’all that wanna use this job description of parent as an excuse to not be healthy, I challenge you to really reconsider that one.
Yes, we’re all busy.
Yes, we’re all tired.
Yes, we’d all love to just sit on the couch, watch Parenthood, sip on some Prosecco and eat guacamole (okay, I’ve just described MY perfect evening…come on over if that sounds fun to you)
But, as a parent, we OWE it to our kiddos to be strong, to be fit, to be energetic. They deserve parents who can not only keep up with them but can take them on.
As parents, we MUST take care of ourselves. That means getting the sleep we need. Eating the foods that make us feel like kickin butt. Drinking plenty of water. And moving in a way that brings us joy and does our bodies good.
For me, that includes an array of strength, cardio, functional training (which I teach…Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00-12:30 at the Corsicana YMCA…email or comment if you want a free pass!), and loads of walking.
Want all the details of this week’s #squishpacktosixpack journey? Check it out!
5 rounds of 5: back squat (115), wall balls (20), toes to bar (just the worst!)
5 rounds of 5: split squats (95), alternating overhead dumbbell walk (holding 15 lb in each hand)
Stroller Walking: 4 miles
Sunday: Active recovery/rest day
Stroller Walking: 5.2 miles
Monday: taught Queenax Class at the Corsicana YMCA
Stroller Walking: 2.5 miles
Tuesday: I'm Kinda Sore but I'll Do Somethin Circuit (Cardio+Core+Balance+Upperbody)
Bosu burpees, single arm dumbbell snatch on the bosu (15 lb)
Stroller Walking: 3.8 miles
Wednesday: taught Queenax Class at the Corsicana YMCA
Stroller Walking: 4.6 miles
Thursday: took Pound class at the Corsicana YMCA
Stroller Walking: 2.6 miles
Friday: Bat Wing Fat Burnin' Workout
5 windmills (5 lb in each hand), 10 downward dog push-ups, 15 skull crushers (20 lb in each hand), 20 tricep kickback pulses (5 lb in each hand)
5 man-makers (15 lb in each hand), 10 dumbbell bicep rows (20 lb in each hand), 15 plate thrusters (25), 20 steering wheels (25)
Click here to see my instagram video on the tricep kickback pulses and windmills!
Stroller Walking/Grocery Shopping: 4.8 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.
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