Upper body circuit workout

Hi friends! How’s the day going? Thank you so much for chiming in with your productivity tips this morning.

Speaking of productivity, mine has been LOW today… because it’s 1:30pm and P is taking her first nap. Her energy is admirable, and it’s hard to be like, “Why aren’t you napping?!” when she’s smiling and cracking up the entire time. I tried to rock her and sing her a lullaby, and it resulted with her entire hand in my mouth while she belly laughed. Successful. 

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Speaking of energy/stamina:

You guys. I’ll stop mentioning this eventually, but I’m having to WORK to get back my cardio endurance. Teaching spin killed me last night. I had to get off my bike twice to walk around for a second, just to catch my breath. It also didn’t help that the entire class was packed, so I was feeling really pumped, but my body couldn’t keep up with me. I’m listening to what it’s telling me, and easing into everything. As tempted as I am to go crazypants, I don’t want to regret it later. 

I was pacing around the kitchen last night, telling the Pilot about my realization that spin is really hard, and he reminded me of the great fitness legend:

“When your baby bangs grow out, you will be strong again.”

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