Just when I thought it would be an uneventful morning, we had a massive power outage in Tucson. Livi and I were just about to head somewhere air conditioned when it magically turned back on.
Thank goodness we both had breakfast before everything went out.
Since I’ve been enjoying oats for a snack lately, it’s been fun to switch things up a little on the bfast front.
The return of perfect protein pancakes:
(using a whole egg)
topped with almond butter, Superfruit jelly (from TJs) and hempseeds, with tea.
I love how fluffy and filling these pancakes are. Breakfast of champions for sure 🙂
During naptimes today, I’m going to get in a TurboFire workout and choreograph like crazy for Zumba. I teach tomorrow and have to have at least one new song (or I get sick of my music) and am going to brainstorm for the dance recital which is in two weeks. We’re doing a bellydance routine, too, and I’m pretty excited about it.
Hope your day is wonderful <3
Just for fun:
Form check: Here are more form cues for ya: (form check 1 is here)
-Your feet should be hip-width apart, not directly straight in front of one another. Think of standing on a railroad track instead of a balance beam.
-Shoulders down and back, abs engaged, take a wide step forward, lift the back heel, sink STRIAGHT down (not forward)
-make sure your front knee stays in line with your ankle.
Take it up a notch: Add a leg raise, a knee lift, an ab twist, arm movement with dumbbells (bicep curl, overhead press, upright row, lateral raise), direction changes (forward, lateral, reverse, walking) or hold the lunge and pulse.
-Take a wide stance and toes are turned out
-As you bend your knees, try to bring your thighs parallel to the floor
-If your knees extend past your toes, take a wider stance
-Sink straight down and maintain a straight spine
Take it up a notch:
-Pulsing plie squats
-Use a large physioball and add a thigh squeeze on the way up
-Elevate one leg on a block or step
-Add dumbbell or body bar strength training movements
-Pulse your plie squat, then lift your right heel off the floor and continue to pulse; switch to left heel; lift both heels and pulse; now LEVITATE! Just kidding.