After my weekend at the IDEA conference (still have one session left!), I feel so inspired. I also feel even more grateful to be a part of a group of fitness professionals, all working together to create a healthier planet. My full recap posts are still coming up- I needed one for the session recaps and another entirely for the expo and fun stuff- but this past weekend, I got to opportunity to learn from the best of the best. I soaked up as much energy and knowledge as I possibly could, and am excited to make little changes to become a better fitness instructor, blogger and well, human 😉
(SHAUN T.!! I MET HIM!!!)
This conference has impacted me on a professional level, but also personally as I assess my fitness and health routine/goals. As I plan my meals and fitness for this week, I feel inspired with new meal ideas and a commitment to focus on healthy, whole foods. For the past few months, I’ve been depending more on starchy foods/sugar for energy, and have crashed hard afterwards. I snapped this pic in the locker room at work last week: a Costco-sized bag of the sweet stuff.
Treats are the norm in the locker room -we’re spoiled by all of our coworkers’ delicious pastries- and for us, the calories are NBD because we’re burning a lot teaching. The sugar buzz is glorious, but man, the crash afterwards is a little rough. I decided to nix white sugar this week, and hopefully get back in the habit of choosing fruits and veggies first.
Here’s what’s on the tentative menu:
Protein chia pudding
Egg burritos with turkey bacon
Protein pancakes with fruit instead of syrup
Baked sweet potato with nut butter and chicken
Veggies and homemade ranch
Chopped kale salad with chicken
Spaghetti with meatballs and zucchini
Hot bar Thursday night
Here’s what’s on the fitness schedule:
Sunday: OFF. My entire body hates me
Monday: 5 mile run
Tuesday: Strength circuit, no cardio (or yoga instead if I’m sore)
Wednesday: Teach Zumba
Thursday: Teach DJ, teach Zumba, teach Zumba (I’m subbing a local class with Sasha- email me if you want the details!)
Saturday: Teach Zumba and Barre
My workouts always ends up changing a little (or a lot!), but that’s at least what I have in my brain for the plan. If you have a plan, it’s much easier to make a plan B 🙂
See ya in Tucson with some pics from the day!
I’d love to hear your fitness and meal plan for the week! Anything new/exciting? When was the last time you felt really refreshed and inspired?