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Day 42

18 Jul

It’s sad when it gets to this point:

  • wake up at 6:15am
  • pack-up my kitchen
  • eat breakfast and pack my lunch/snacks for the day
  • out the door by 7:30am

And why you may ask? It’s nothing more than I.Don’t.Have.Cable.Or.Internet. I wouldn’t say I’m dependent on technology, but I’m a routine kinda girl; a typical day for me goes:

  • in the morning, wake up, shower, turn the morning news/GMA on while I beautify myself
  • watch the news/GMA as I prepare lunch and snacks, turn my laptop on to check emails and blogs
  • make breakfast, continue blog reading and facebooking
  • in the evening, I always watch E News because I simply need to know what important and life-changing things are going on in the world 😉
  • watch various shows; Monday’s-Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives (new episodes!) and the Bachelorette (guilty pleasure); Tuesday’s-Teen Mom (if I can stay up); Wednesday’s, Thursday’s, Friday’s are whatever catches my attention (Sex & The City never disappoints); Saturday’s and Sunday’s are random too with the exception of Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition.

So you see, not having cable or internet really puts a damper on my sched. I will be okay though, I know you’re so concerned :-P.

Body Sculpt & Balance went very well last night! I had 6 regulars so I tried to keep the workout challenging yet doable, focusing on balance and core stability as much as I could.

**Fitness instructors– do you ever feel when the class you’re teaching has a certain name (i.e. body sculpt and balance, back to core, guts and butts), you don’t want to teach to that format? I always struggle with this! I think I put too much pressure on making the exercises coincide with the name of the class that it becomes a daunting task rather than something I enjoy. I love to create new workouts and never do the same workout twice (may be similar but something’s changed) but when I need tailor the exercises to incorporate a component (i.e. balance, a BOSU, resistance bands), it becomes a duty. Classes like Total Body Sculpt, Group Strength, Boot Camp, etc. are always fun to teach because you’re not limited in what you can/cannot use. Maybe it’s just this particular environment I’m in with the internship, there are so many rules pertaining to each class that it almost takes the enjoyment out of it.

Back to BS&B, I did 2 exercises, back to back, three times through for the entire 60-minutes. Time flew!

  • reverse lunges into a front kick/ alternating biceps curls
  • stationary lunges into a rotating lateral raise/ triceps kickbacks
  • squats with knee lifts/ shoulder presses
  • dead lifts (single-leg)/ bent-over rows
  • inchworm push-ups/ plie squats with calf raises
  • chest flies/ glute bridge
  • side leg lifts/ inner thigh lifts
  • back extensions/ crunches

Yoga Challenge is my WOD! Off to plan my cycling class!


Yes I’m aware I spelled Linkin Park wrong.

Day 39

13 Jul

 Where did the morning go? All I can remember is sitting in a chairlaying on my floor (more on this later) eating some oats, watching Good Morning America, blog/Twighlight reading, and waiting till it was time to leave for Body Pump. Next thing I knew, I’m at work running around like a mad woman! I’ll admit, I like it!

I’m in the process of packing up all my things and moving back to Pittsburgh 1 week from today; exciting and sad at the same time! I don’t need any furniture when I move to Oakland next month, so I’m selling as much as I can (read-everything), with the exception of my shoe chair of course. Yes, this beaut (mine’s red where the black is, reminiscent of a Louboutin 😉 ) will be making the 500+ mile trip home to Pitt; Chase said he’d like it 😉 totes kidding.  All this to say, if you’re in the Raleigh area and looking for furniture-I’m your girl!

After a quick stop at Starbucks for , I’ve been on the move since. We have the Yoga Garden program this afternoon which should be fun. I brought out my inner-child yesterday and cut up lots of shapes to use as markers. Basically, the kids decorate a pot and use it as their marker during the game; when they land on a flower, they perform that yoga pose. It’s actually a lot of fun to both watch and participate in! There are 2 sessions, one in the afternoon and one in the evening.

The rest of the afternoon was spent in the office and organizing CD’s. Have a happy weekend!