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You better not pout

8 Dec

so true.

i’m telling you why: i didn’t run saturday. there is a lot going on in our lives right now that i’m not going to go into here so suffice to say saturday just wasn’t the day for me to run. i ended up going to to gym and doing this circuit:

  • 500 meter row — 30 push ups — 1000 meter row – 20 push ups – repeat
  • .12 mile run — 50 lunges — 25 squats – i was not going to do 3 circuits but ran into a friend and ended up talking for a few minutes.

then i went to yoga. it was beginner which isn’t exactly what i wanted but i’m not likely to be able to do yoga at my house and that’s all that was offered yesterday. so.

finally got a schedule change — i am teaching a class at the college MWF from 11:20-12:20 which is during the time i teach Pilates on Wednesdays. When I found out about this schedule conflict i told my supervisor who said remind me in december. the easiest solution was to just back up the class an hour but nothing is easy, right? long story short, starting in Jan Pilates will be at 9:30 am on Wed. I also picked up a Group Power class at the other facility on Tuesdays at 5:30 and am going to shorten my Tues bootcamp class to a 30 min HIIT class.

Teaching schedule this week:

Monday: beginner bootcamp/tabata

Tuesday: bootcamp

Wednesday: pilates/bootcamp

Thursday: bootcamp

Friday: subbing Group Power, maybe yoga

Saturday: some kind of crossfit on my own & yoga



Tough Mudder!

7 Nov

Looks like fun, eh? I did have fun . . . until I got kicked in the eye. Medical bills were not what I anticipated.

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Nov 2 was Tough Mudder Charlotte — it was a fun time and we had a fantastic team . . . until I got a kick in the eye. That was not fun. It was about halfway through on these hay bale things – i was almost to the top, waiting for the person in front of me to go and i guess he/she did not see me and landed his/her heel right in my eye as he/she went over [uh, no idea who the foot belonged to] . . . the severity of it did not hit until i was right at Rock Hill (about 20ish min from Charlotte). I stopped, got some ice and thought I was going to pass out. I don’t even know how I got to my sister’s house in Columbia. I was praying the whole time. Was totally out of it and delirious that night and Sunday I was dizzy and nauseous when I tried to walk around. I slept through church and got my sister to take me to Urgent Care later that day. Dr there said it was a scratched cornea and gave me prescription for eye ointment and lortabs. Told me not to drive. blah. recheck the next day and different dr said no prob, it was healing well and i could go home. my niece wanted us to stay so we did . . . in hindsight that was a terrible idea but it was her birthday the next day so maybe it was worth it. finally made it home yesterday.

so that’s my recap of tough mudder. a kick in the eye.

Here’s a link to some photos. There aren’t any of me or anyone on my team. Oh wait, there’s one – 9th row down, 3rd photo. Man, that water is cold. COLD.

Final thought — it was fun, loved the people who were part of the team, i’ll never do another one. it was long (11 miles), the obstacles were challenging (not impossible but many of them i could not do alone) and i’m all kinds of bruised. i think that if i had not had the additional kick in the eye injury i’d feel a little different. but yea, check this one off the bucket list.

sick day

15 Sep

harper wasn’t feeling well Saturday so we all had a low key day after soccer. i wasn’t feeling great either so i was in bed by 9. which was weird. i think we all have colds. about right – school has been back 2 weeks. anyway —

workouts this week:

mon: beginner bootcamp/tabata

tues: bootcamp

wed: c25k, pilates, bootcamp

thurs: bootcamp

fri: tabata

sat: 5k race

sun: off


Sun: corn chowder is already in the crockpot! we’re also going to lunch with MIL & BIL so likely leftovers

Mon: corn chowder, maybe with a sandwich

Tues: taco smash/tacos

Wed: leftovers

Thurs: grilled cheese and soup

Fri: homemade pizza

back with monday’s workouts in a few!

So all of this happened

16 Aug

What a week! It’s been kind of all over the place.

Good stuff first — I’m teaching Philosophy this fall! yay! does mean one class at the Y will have to go/be rescheduled but that’s ok.

now in case you were wondering where i’ve been this week —

Monday: taught beginner bootcamp, tabata, practiced group power, taught c25k

Tuesday: taught yoga, practiced group power, taught bootcamp

Wednesday: taught c25k, taught pilates, practiced group power

Thursday: taped group power (shew! i messed up tons but the people who came to class said they didn’t notice), taught bootcamp, taught tabata

and Friday: teaching group power, teaching c25k

i’m tired, ya’ll.

Namaste, y’all!

25 Apr


Hi there. I’ve not had a moment to update this old blog — last weekend I did a 2 day yoga certification. Prior to that I had to meet my sister (husband was working this past weekend so not available to watch Harper) so she could take Harper for the weekend. First time away for more than 1 night. She did great (and so did I!) – in fact, she didn’t even want to come home!

Monday I subbed for another instructor and no one showed up. Great. That meant only Beginner Bootcamp, Tabata & Bootcamp with a 4 hour trip in between to pick up Harper.

Tuesday was just Bootcamp though I did my friend Heather’s beginner yoga class in the am (it’s not difficult and I MUCH prefer a more athletic type yoga such as this one I just did at home. That said, I like Heather and I want to learn as much as I can about yoga and it’s the only class I can get to right now and it’s pretty hard to get things done at home – totally lucked out today. Guess the stars were just in line?).

Wed subbed again – Sculpt, Beginner Bootcamp & Pilates

And now we’re at Thursday — Bootcamp and Pilates. I’ll get to the workout in a minute 🙂

Friday subbing again — some kind of cardio class (I think it’s a step class but I’m not coordinated enough to teach step) and Pilates.

Sat & Sun are Summer Shape Up & Sat I am also leading a Healthy Kids 30 min Bootcamp and 30 min Pilates. Should be fun.

So the plan for Thursday:

After the warmup:

Circuit 1: 2 rounds 45/15

squat db swing/lunge twist r/lunge twist l/ deadlift to goalpost arms twist/side burpees/180 squat jumps

Circuit 2: outside. Shuttle run to Melrose. Suicides: 1/3, 2/3, all the way; all the way, 2/3, 1/3 then 6 sprints 1/3

Circuit 3: Repeat Circuit 1 2x

Finisher/Abs: 2 or 3 rounds

diagonal jack knife crunch (15/side) —  Lie flat on your back and bring one arm up and over towards the toes of the opposite foot (also raised).

supermans (30)

frog crunches (30)

swimmers (20/side)


Healthy isn’t just the weight

19 Mar

Spent the weekend in SC for my nephew’s first birthday. Good to see family but it’s so exhausting. In a good way but  –

So I didn’t get a chance to post today’s workout. I taught a beginner bootcamp (which looks like it’s going to be a thing) this morning and then my usual bootcamp this afternoon – it was 60 sec on/15 sec rest for 4 intervals I think followed by a 12 round Tabata and my favorite partner bounding burpees (one partner held squat + jab/cross) while the other partner did a burpee followed by a long forward jump across the aerobic room. And back. I’m not sure anyone else enjoyed that one. 🙂 

Tuesday is just bootcamp (but then there’s Wed: Sculpt, Beginner Bootcamp, Pilates) and we’re going to focus on legs. Here’s the plan:

After warm up: 4 Rounds of 45/10

  • 1. Double squat press on top of step to other side
  • Row to fly
  • Russian Twist
  • Surfer get ups
  • Push up to front raise
  • Double leg drop
  • DB swing + squat

——————————> Wall sit with plate

  • 2. BB [Heavy] squats
  • [H] BB split lunge R
  • [H] BB split lunge L
  • [H] Calf raise
  • [H] Glute lifts with BB
  • [L] Good mornings –> see picture –>
  • [L] Dead lift

——————————-> Wall sit with plate

  • 3. Repeater knee R
  • Repeater knee L
  • Staggered squat R with leg lift
  • Staggered squat L with leg lift
  • Globe jumps
  • Rev lunge with hop R
  • Rev lunge with hop L

————————————> Wall sit with plate

  • 4. Squat jumps
  • Box jumps
  • Push ups
  • Surrenders
  • Curtsey lunges
  • Back kick
  • Star jacks

————————————–> Wall sit with plate

Finisher: 5 min 10 reps of each exercise

  • Burpee
  • Goblet squat
  • Push ups
  • Burpee
  • Goblet squat
  • Mt climbers
  • Jacks

Finisher #2 2 Rounds 7 Reps [Heavy]

  • BB Lunges
  • BB jump squats
  • BB squats

Abs with plate

  • crunches
  • v up R
  • V up L
  • Hold V up
  • Russian twists

In unrelated personal news, I’m co-teaching a class with an instructor and part of it (that I suggested) is we ask the participants to give up an indulgence so … today I gave up sugar. In two weeks, I’m going to give up something else – add another something in 2 more weeks and another something in 2 more weeks. I’ll let you know how it goes. Day one: so far so good. 🙂 To be perfectly honest, I’m not a huge sugar person, so I chose the easiest one first.


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