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Glad you all enjoyed my cold coffee rambles. Rambly posts are SO easy to write – I should do them more often.
Both pics were taken exactly ONE YEAR AGO. And yes, Henry is eating Chex Mix with chopsticks.
Before I get into the theme for this week, I feel like I should give you guys a little update on what’s current in my life. List style, of course.
HOME – hmmm…I haven’t really BEEN home a lot lately, so it’s a disaster. But my kids are happy and learning new things, my husband is well fed, and we have clean clothes. I actually just made this amazing Turkey Couscous Chili that I failed to take pictures of. It’s ok. Just means I’ll have to make it again.
JOB – I’m currently teaching Aqua Power three times a week and Step Aerobics once. I’m subbing for Bootcamp and Core Conditioning (so whenever they need me). I like this schedule, because it gives me a lot of flexibility and keeps my focus on my primary job: being a momma.
I’ll start training weight loss clients in January when we do our next Weight Loss Challenge at the gym. I’m excited about that!
WORKOUTS – I get to workout WHILE I teach, so that’s awesome. But I’m severely lacking in the strength training department. Monday, I actually heavy lifted for the first time in probably 3 weeks! I’m still sore. Daily: I walk/run with the kids and usually take or teach one class.
PLAY – In case you don’t know, I’m Ms. Gulch in our local theater’s production of Wizard of Oz. She’s the wicked lady who takes Toto on her bike. I get to FLY (see here)! I’m also a Crow (with Travis) and an Emerald City citizen.
The show opens NEXT THURSDAY!! We’re in technical rehearsals now, meaning we’re mic’d and doing the show how it will be, minus costumes. On Sunday, we start Dress Rehearsals. I tried my Gulch outfit on last night – I’m haggard. On purpose….which differs from my everyday, unintentional haggard look.
SIDE NOTE: My sister said I looked super “special” in my Yoga video. Like she was embarrassed that I was her sister. I’ll admit, I didn’t and never brush my hair, but I didn’t think it was THAT bad?!
CHURCH – Great, as always! I’m in charge of our children’s Christmas music program, so as soon as the play is over, I’ve got to get cracking on music selections. This makes me happy. I love this time of year!
I’m still reading Crazy Love (it’s amazing!) and my Bible. But I always feel like I could devote more time to God. I think that will always be the case – aren’t we all battling our flesh?! I’m thankful for God’s GRACE!!
I think that’s got you up-to-date. Oh, except to say, that the 5k race I’m hosting is THIS Saturday, so that’s consuming my time right now too! There aren’t enough hours in the day! Or enough coffee.
If you’re new to Tuesday Trainer, it’s basically a way for you guys to have a stake in creating an awesome workout.
You take the theme and film yourself completing a move that falls within the theme. With the submitted moves, I’ll create a workout. Depending on the number of submitted moves, I may or may not be able to USE every single one in the workout. Don’t worry! I will still feature them at the bottom, with a link to your site. Go here for details on how to upload your video.
The theme for this week’s Tuesday Trainer is TOTAL BODY.
When I say “total body”, I mean, performing exercises that include multiple joint movements. Your move does not have to work the ENTIRE body, but rather, it would work multiple body parts at once.
Here’s my example: A Lunge to Two-Arm Dumbbell Press
Another example: A Lunge with Shoulder Fly
A few guidelines:
- Feel free to give tips on proper execution and technique.
- DON’T include a number of reps or weight. I’ll do that part.
- If your move isn’t correct, meaning improper form or instruction, I will not be able to feature it. Do your homework and get it right!!
- On Tuesday, grab the Tuesday Trainer button, to provide your readers with an easy link to the workout! Simply copy the text in my side bar and paste it into your HTML code.
Are you guys having fun with Tuesday Trainer? We’re EIGHT weeks in and I’ve still got LOTS of ideas for themes. But I want your feedback. Is it something you enjoy doing? Can I do something better? Are there ways to get your blog more attention? Let me know!! This is a CO-OP and I can’t do it without YOU!