We went to the Payson Temple Open House yesterday afternoon and it was absolutely beautiful.
I don’t know if you have noticed but I really like these two girls.
Brooke had her little friends there with her too!
I am a morning worker outer. I’ve always been this way and probably always will be BUT I am trying the night thing 2 times a week out because Megan’s bootcamp classes are bomb (she has classes in the early morning too but I don’t have anyone to help with Brooke at that time).
In just 45 minutes she gets our heart rate way up, we end up working every muscle (including the ones that I didn’t know that I had) hard, she plays the best music and she is super encouraging! The class also has a ton of variety in each circuit which keeps me from getting bored like I normally do when strength training. I also love the group aspect of this class. Working out with other people is always way more fun for me.
PS if you want to join in on her classes just email her at email@example.com
I know I say this a lot but I mean it this time—> I really want to go into my next marathon training cycle stronger than ever. When my legs were completely fatigued and wanting to quit during the Newton Hills last week I decided that if I want to make this sub 3 thing happen then I need to be stronger. I need to strength train to gain more muscle to help me conquer those hills and to continue to stay injury free. Just running with a tiny bit of strength/core work each week isn’t going to get me to where I want to be.
During bootcamp we rotate through a bunch of circuits at a fast pace which I love because you don’t have time to think about how tired you are:)
A few of the things we did yesterday:
My first time ever using TRX and then throwing the medicine ball as hard as we could, catching it and repeating.
This was my first time using the ropes too. This rope is 50 lbs… no wonder why my heart rate soared during this exercise. Push-ups, lunges, squats, planks and much much more. I think I will be cursing Megan’s name this morning when I can’t get out of bed.
The hardest part of getting myself to work out at night is just getting changed into workout clothes. Once I change I am excited to go workout but I really have to talk myself into changing. Weird.
Brooke participated in two activities that I think every kid absolutely adores:
1. Blowing bubbles in their milk. She did this for at least 20 minutes.
2. Running around a room full of balloons.
I’m pretty obsessed with our nightly tradition of popcorn on the couch in our pjs. I have a feeling this will be our thing for a very long time.
Interesting read—> Kara Goucher just wrote a post about what she has been doing differently with her diet this year.
Have you tried anything new lately with your nutrition? PLEASE SHARE, I’d love to hear:)
Do you prefer working out in the morning or at night? In your perfect world what time would you work out every day?
Have any nightly traditions? Anything you eat most nights before bed?