Good morning! It’s the start of another week (even though Andrew thinks Sunday is the start of the week). If you missed out on last week’s most viewed posts, here they are!
It was Skye’s second week of going to church and she wasn’t too thrilled about the whole time change thing. PS I LOVED this dress yesterday:)
Andrew made us a romantic breakfast of protein shakes to start the day off right… we knew we had a lot of treats ahead of us so getting in some nutrients in the beginning of the day helped.
We made it almost on time for church and it was already warm outside!
I taught the youth girls (the lesson was on forgiveness) and then got to snuggle with Brooke (hahahaha… thank you for letting me know in the comments that I called my child the wrong name… this one is Skye;) while she snoozed.
We came home and I was in pjs .2 seconds later.
Laundry can wait right?!
We relaxed for a little bit together and I took a nap before we started prepping for the birthday party!
And then the party arrived.
For the kids I make them little taquitos because they aren’t huge fans of the chili powder in these enchiladas.
We also had plenty of fruit and salad too!
Costco provided dessert for the birthdays. Andrew requested for me to make my cinnamon rolls for his actual birthday so I’m already looking forward to those.
My mom gave Andrew a bag of Boston Baked Beans as part of his present. I am guessing she did this because it is the only candy that she knows that Andrew loves and I won’t eat the whole bag myself.
#oops. A great way to end the weekend;)
PS one account that I love to follow on Instagram is restdaybrags. Sometimes on IG we only see all of the killer workouts people are doing and not the resting/recovery so this account reminds me that rest days are necessary. I think I had a total of 1700 steps yesterday and I feel so recharged and ready for a week of working hard towards those goals. Time for an easy run today and Wednesday’s run is going to be a tough one!
This week’s workout of the week is for the spin bike! If you are needing a killer cross-training session, look no further! I have had THIS SPIN BIKE for six years now and it is a really great option if you are wanting one for your house. I love it and you can read my review on the bike here!
Here is my explanation on different moves for the spin bike:
In the saddle= seated. Out of the saddle= your buns are right above the seat but they are not touching the seat of the bike.
How I rate the tension/hill—> 1-10. 1 being feeling like you are flying downhill, 5 being a flat road and 10 being your wheels actually stopping because the tension is so high (so, I never do a 10… a 9 is pretty much straight uphill). Basically I usually stay between a 5-9. I don’t know why I rate it the way I do but it has worked for me:)
Jumps—> Lightly lifting and lowering out of the saddle. The handle bars are for balance, not to pull yourself in and out of the saddle… Let your legs do the work. I usually alternate on counts of 4 but you can also do counts of 8. IE 4 beats standing and 4 beats sitting—> repeat.
Lock and Load—> I usually do these with a low tension. Raise about an inch or two above the saddle with your hips back and over the saddle. From the hips up there is no movement. No bounce or side to side. The legs do all of the moving and the core is tight. Keep a light grip on the handlebars.
Sprint—> If you are bouncing around in your saddle when you are doing this then you do not have enough tension on your wheel. I usually do sprints with the tension of a flat road. Go all out. Go nuts. You’re a cheetah when it comes to these sprints!
Run—> Out of the saddle, side to side run/jog. More of a recovery move in-between the really hard stuff.
In case you want some other spin workouts, I have a few of them HERE!
Let me know if you try this one, it is killer!
Currently with your training… how often are you cross-training? Who loves spin? How often do you go?
Have an instagram account that you really love following lately? Tell me so I can too:)
What day are your hardest runs/workouts going to be on this week?
Random woman question—> Has anyone tried THIRDLOVE bras? I have seen a lot of ads for them and want to try out their nursing bras but wanted to ask here first what everyone’s experience was with them. Where is your favorite place to get normal bras from?