Good morning you delightful peach!
How ya doin this glorious Saturday morning? Aren’t all Saturday mornings glorious? They are if you’re a teacher. The gloriousness doubles if you’re a pregnant teacher!I love my students, but I also love some space. Mrs. McNutt needs her time to recharge and refresh in order to keep up her awesomeness with her kiddos.
Teacher or not, pregnant or not, most of us are looking down the path of a LONG weekend, too!
I really enjoy this whole work nine days, get one day off pattern. Wouldn’t be the worst work schedule in the world, huh? I always find myself saying in regards to my weekends, “If only I had just one more day…” and this weekend I’ve got it!
What wild and crazy things am I up to? Cleaning my house, rummaging through every closet and cabinet and drawers throwing out everything we haven’t used since we moved in nearly A YEAR ago, and cooking up a storm…nesting is here to stay, y’all. And I’m lovin’ it!
Whatever y’all are up to, I hope you can manage to squeeze in some time for yourself, your health, and your sanity. I know we are all busy, but I assure you most of my workouts, especially these days, are about 18-25 minutes long. That is a totally reasonable amount of time to carve out of our hectic lives to prioritize our wellness.
Check out how we’ve been a-movin’ and a-shakin’ this week.
Sunday- 4 mile neighborhood walk and talk on the phone with my marvelous parents
Monday- Zumba boogie time at Shall We Dance; yup, all of this marvelousness is still teaching other to break it down and sweat it out
Tuesday- Backside Burner
21-15-12-9 push-ups (I did them elevated due to the belly/gravity situation), overhead plate swings (25), deadlifts (65), good mornings (45), sumo squat high-pulls (45)
Wednesday- A Little of This and That Cardio Circuit
4 rounds of 22- overhead swings (25), weighted lunges (45), wall balls (15), bench step-ups
Thursday- On the Odds Chipper
15, 13, 11, 9…
Front squat (45), bar rows (45), plate thrusters (25), lateral side reaches on each side (15)
Friday- No More Backfat Workout (affectionately inspired by a friend from school)
Complete 3 rounds of 15 before moving onto next set of exercises:
-Arnold dumbbell press (10 in each hand), single hand dumbbell press (15), med ball slams (15)
-Tricep kickbacks (10 in each hand), tricep cable pull-downs (40), standing skull crushers (20)
-Mac raise (5 in each hand), side to side med ball slams so throw right and left=1 (15), wood chops (10)
5X5 back squat (95-115 on Smith machine…so lots of that resistance is absorbed by the machine…don’t worry I’m not overdoing it. I know you were worried)
50 squats (45)
40 split squats (45)
20 plie squats (45)
40 squats (45)
30 split squats (45)
10 plie squats (45)
30 squats (45)
20 split squats (45)
20 squats (45)
10 split squats (45)
10 squats (45)
That's all for this week, gang! As always, whatever you're doin to stay fit, I encourage you to do something that brings you joy! You'll be able to stick with it in the longterm if it's fitness that serves both your body and your soul. Be well, and I'll see ya 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!