I wasn’t planning on going to Burn Bootcamp yesterday but when my sister called me to join them I couldn’t say no.
It was upper body strength and core day and it burned nicely. During my first class here the trainer asked if I had lower back pain and I said no. He was wondering because when I plank my lower back is completely arched. He told me to activate my core to bring it up and create a straight line from my heels to my head. The problem was that when my brain told my core to activate there was no response. It is a weird feeling to tell your body to do something and have it not listen. This was a BIG sign to me of how I need to get going with strengthening my core so I can stay healthy with having babies and wanting to run a lot. After a few classes I can tell it is getting a little stronger because I can now hold a plank with the correct form for 30 seconds… aka I can get my core to activate for 30 seconds longer than it did a few weeks ago.
Below: Our good friend (she was our realtor and I have her to thank for getting us the house we have now… she FOUGHT for it ha and she is running her first marathon in two months!!), my sis, Kristi and her little girl. They have an awesome child care here and Skye loves it there.
They had us do this move for FOUR MINUTES and my shoulders burned so bad. 20 seconds of pulsing it in and out and then 10 seconds of holding it out… On repeat. The trainer told me I probably will just have to run without moving my arms today after doing this workout because I will be so sore.
My miles for the day were done very early (more snow..and super icy)… I started on the treadmill but got too bored so I took it to the gym’s indoor track for a while and that felt much better. 5 miles @ 8:28 average… PS My watch has a setting for tracking the distance at an indoor track.
I’m not sure if you can tell but Skye is growling in the picture below.
I’ve really been on a salad kick lately (or we just have a lot of leftovers from the other night)… I had this salad along with Boom Chicka Pop while getting some work done followed by toast with almond butter from the bread I made the night before.
Brooke set up a classroom in her room. As of right now she tells me she wants to be a teacher when she grows up but that she doesn’t want to do what I did as far as teaching teenagers.
For dinner we had tortellini from Costco with sautéed veggies/ground turkey/red sauce on top.
And my fruit for the night;)
Early to bed (what’s new?). I have 3 days in a row of double digit runs (I’m following a plan from this book) and I wouldn’t be surprised if a snow run will be included in one of those days.
Remember shorts and tank running weather? Yeah, me neither.
I have to share this with you! My sis-in-law created the cutest photo bus for events so if you live in/near St. George, check them out. Their instagram is HERE and you can either email them at [email protected] or call 435-703-4258 and talk to Kiana.
SUCH A GOOD IDEA.
Random question of the day… I go in to see a Dermatoligist next week but I’m really trying to get my skin under control. I’ve tried all sorts of different products and a hydrafacial and nothing is helping so I’m wondering if it is diet related. I’m guessing that my sugar doesn’t help things at all and I’ve read a lot about the effects of dairy on our skin so I’m wondering if dairy plays a part for me? Long story short I don’t really want to take anything (because I’m not sure when I’ll have another baby) but if there is anything I can control… I want to try it. Has anyone noticed how different foods affect your skin?
This is my cheek (without makeup) and at any given time since having Skye I have about 5-10 zits on each side.
Any realtors reading? How long have you been doing it?
Favorite type of pasta?
Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Did you do it?