Ohhhh hey 🙂 What a day over here. Hope yours has been fun and productive as well!
(love spring flowers)
It was my second day back, and I thought today might be even harder than yesterday since it’s longer. The good news is that I’m not feeling quite as anxious as I was yesterday…. having my friends around (and another friend whose baby is a couple months older than Liv) has helped a lot. There have still been a couple of moments when I thought I’d start crying –like talking to a guest who has a 5 month old- but I’ve been able to dance today, and booty-shaking is always a good distraction 🙂 This morning I assisted a cardio class, taught stretch, assisted DJ dance and I’m heading back for Zumba and tubing this afternoon.
Breakfast was eaten frantically in the car,
munched a bowl of oats after stretch,
home to grab a turkey, avocado, Dijon, mayo, lettuce wrap
and pack up my afternoon snacks.
Strawberries, an apple, Pure bar and a kale salad… all from Trader Joe’s. I’m always grateful for the existence of Joe the Trader- he makes life easier when you’re on the run and need to be snacking all day 🙂
Zumba time over here. See ya later with a Family post!
Something to do: How about a new circuit workout? This one alternates cardio blitzes with superset strength training. As always, be mindful of your body and injuries, and check with a doctor before making any fitness changes. Let me know how it goes 🙂
Cardio: Warm-up, 5 minutes, cardio of choice
Weights: Leg extension and leg curl (alternating between the two for 3 sets of 12-15 reps for each exercise)
Cardio: Speed, 3 minutes. Emphasize speed and try to push yourself for the entire 3 minutes
Weights: Chest press and reverse fly (alternating between the two for 3 sets of 12-15 reps for each exercise)
Cardio: Intervals, 3 minutes. 1 minute easy, 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. (For easy, choose a pace and incline that’s easy to maintain; for hard, increase speed, resistance, or a combo of the two)
Weights: Your favorite ab move and lower back move. Stumped? Try the dumbbell double crunch and lower back extension (alternating between the two for 3 sets of 12-15 reps for each exercise).
Cardio: Intervals, 3 minutes. 30 seconds easy, 30 seconds hard <— repeat 6 times for 3 minutes total.
Weights: Bicep curl and tricep dip (alternating between the two for 3 sets of 12-15 reps for each exercise)
Cardio: You pick! Push yourself for 3 minutes or use the time to get your heart rate back down.
Cool down and stretch.
* I forgot to mention that if you workout in a busy gym or don’t feel comfortable running from the weight room back to cardio, you can do warm up, weights portion, then cardio portion. xoxo
Something else to talk about: I’ve been wanting to change the way I post workouts for you guys, and feel like it’s going to be a good time now that I’m back in the swing of things and the little site is getting a revamp. What would you like? Printable PDFs? Videos? Zumba? All of the above? I write these workouts especially for you, and am always looking for ways to make them better and easier to follow <3