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Day 37

11 Jul

Hump Day!

I slept SO good last night! I’m hoping it’s because the stress of my presentation was finally lifted off my shoulders. I never feel stressed as I’m going through stressful situations, but realize after it’s over with how much more at ease I am. Why can’t my body just tell me-You Are Stressed, Beware. Then I wouldn’t have to think 10 other different things are wrong with me! I even presented in one of my slides that “Stress isn’t a thing, rather a reaction to a thing you’re dealing with.” 

Body Sculpt & Balance went well! I had 10 regulars of the class so they all knew what to expect from the body sculpting aspect, but the balance aspect was all new! Duh-duh-duh. I designed the workout in a way that every exercise completed had an extra “component” to it. Whether it was a squat with a knee lift and hold, a lunge with a twist, a triceps extension with leg abductions, or walk-out push-ups on the stability ball, all moves required balance, coordination, stability, and awareness. I even went as far as telling them to close both eyes by then end of the class! T-t-t-tough. A women who attended my Basic Body Sculpt class on Monday requested the “exercise that looks like a dog peeing and unlady-like”..ahh, the infamous Fire Hydrants. Did I forget to mention that all shame needs to be left at the door when I’m teaching? 😛

I took my first ever Double Step class today! It was fun but it could be a hazard. We angled the steps in a ^ position and did the same steps that you would do with 1 step, but added another to the mix.

Busy afternoon! Office work, organizing, trip to Target, PT client, meeting, and sushi!!

Day 35

9 Jul

Happy Monday! I hope all had wonderful weekend :).

I ran this morning; a little 4-miler around Lake Johnson to start the week off on a strong notefoot! I’m really ready for this steamy-hot weather to leave; even at 6am it’s almost too much! 2-scrambled, cheesy eggs with spinach and salsa, toasted wheat bagel and a too-ripe banana followed. You know how some people won’t eat a banana if there’s a speck of brown on it? It doesn’t bother me when the banana is borderline-brown (add that to my “food tendencies” 😉 ). It all comes down to wasting-I HATE to throw food out! When I was living at home and my parents were buying the groceries, I’d throw things out left and right; nowadays, since I’m the one who’s paying, you better believe I eat every.single.last.bit. 

BUT-if you really don’t enjoy eating browntoo-ripe bananas, here’s how you can put them to use:

  • freeze them (take them out of the peel first) and let them thaw in oats or blend them up and make banana icecream!
  • use as a substitute for oil or butter while baking.
  • use bananas as an exfoliant. apply the pulp of the banana on dry, cracked feet. leave on for 10 minutes then wash with warm water.
  • DIY firming mask- 1 banana,  1T. agave or honey, 1/2t. lemon juice. combine ingredients until it’s smooth and creamy. spread over face and leave on for 30 minutes, rinse off.
  • DIY treatment for dry, damaged hair- mash a banana and apply it to your hair, wrap head in plastic and leave it on for 15 minutes. shampoo and condition normally.

This week in workouts:

  • Monday- run and teach Basic Body Sculpt
  • Tuesday- Interval Training (?) and teach Body Sculpt & Balance
  • Wednesday- Back 2 Core & Stretch(?) and Double Step
  • Thursday- teach Body Sculpt
  • Friday- who knows!

Basic Body Sculpt is just that-basic. No compound movements, only single muscle groups worked at a time. Because that can get boring both to teach and to take, I structured the class as a superset workout; 2 exercises, back to back, 3 times through with little (no) rest in between. The participants really like the format! They said no one has ever taught it that way before and enjoyed how quick but challenging it was.

  • Squats & Overhead Press
  • Side Lunges & Biceps Curls
  • Plie Squats & Triceps Kickbacks
  • Forward Lunges & Bent-Over Rows
  • Side-Lying Abductions & Chest Press
  • Bicycles & Back Extensions

After class, I attended the personal training meeting then worked on the seminar I’m presenting tomorrow!

Have a great night 🙂