Yesterday was such a nice day. The sun was out and that always makes me feel better. I taught my two spinning classes in the morning and afternoon. They were unusually small, but I had a great time laughing my way through one of the classes. It is always nice when you have people in your class that make you laugh and smile through the whole ride. It really makes my day.
My son only had school for one day this week (lucky little bugger). He is officially on spring break now, so to celebrate, he asked to take out the Yonanas machine last night and make “fruit yogurt”. I honestly love our Yonanas machine and have written a post about it before. All you do is add fruit and push it through the machine, and it comes out like soft serve ice cream. It is so easy, and my son is the one to always make our Yonanas fruit desserts. Last night he made us a combination of strawberries, pineapple, mango, and peaches. I loved it and had seconds without feeling guilty since it was 100% fruit and nothing else.
Today both my son and I are off to the gym. He is running his St. Baldricks Virtual Race before swimming. Check out the medal and great swag he all got for this race in the above picture! After we are done at the gym, we are heading to my new favorite restaurant in Minot, Big Time Bistro with Rita and Devin for lunch. I’ve been craving their Chicken Bruschetta sandwich since I had it last Friday for lunch.
Today’s workout has a fun “8” theme to it. For each exercise you will do eight 2 count reps, then eight single count reps, and finally eight reps pulsing. You may feel the burn in your legs today sooner than usual. Remember to stretch when you are done.
Before we get to the meat of this post, I was hoping you would take a minute and send thoughts and/or prayers for my friend Kim tonight or tomorrow morning. She will be having surgery on her knee Thursday morning. Thank you!
I am dedicating each week this month to healthier living (as if I don’t already do that), but with a focus on different areas of health each week. This week I have dedicated to running for beginners and for those who have been running forever. Next week is clean eating with a guest blog post from The Clean Eating Geek!
Tomorrow’s post will be from Jen The Marathon Mom. Jen is a RRCA certified run coach and NASM certified personal trainer working with both in person and virtually training clients of all levels to complete their first 5K or set a PR at a marathon, and she has a great post for us beginning runners and experienced runners tomorrow. Obviously, I’ve had a sneak peek at her post, and I’m taking every bit of information and applying it to my running. I know it will help me a ton. By the way, I know I’m being a total snot for baiting you like this .
Today’s workout is designed to give you strong running legs, or just strong legs in general. I have taken the exercises Jill Conyers gave us on Monday and put them into a workout along with some other great leg strengthening exercises. For this workout you will be doing supersets. Each superset consists of 2 exercises. Do 3 sets of each super set before moving on to the next (each superset is in a white rectangle). In between each superset is an optional short core exercise section. Remember to stretch after your workout!
This morning I was going through a lot of the old workouts I did after my son was born. I was searching for something I have not done for a long time and would challenge me. Well, I came across my 100 Workout! After doing this workout I think I have an idea as to why I hid it to begin with…it is hard. Here is how it works: Do each exercise back to back with no breaks. Then, take a 1 minute break after you finish the first circuit (after the 10 burpees). After you take your 1 minute break go right back into it starting at 10 burpees and going back up to 100. Your goal is to keep a good steady pace through the whole thing and try not to slow down. To show off, my husband did this whole thing and then went through and did it again, so if you are in good shape and need even more of a challenge feel free to do both circuits twice!!!