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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Loving lake life =)

This morning Georgia and I took advantage of the gorgeous morning to workout outside. We started with some hilly miles through the neighborhood then did some swimming (her) and relaxing (me).

Hydrotherapy for her arthritis :) maybe I can teach a Deep Water Canine Arthritis class? 

I can't believe we live here. So blessed!!

A little relaxing after we finished our workouts

We found a friend! 

Now off to work for the rest of the day!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Week Recap

Its been a very busy and very great week.  My best friend was in town so I was able to meet up with her and her precious baby girl to hang out at the orchard for a bit. 

I've updated my website since last May, so check it out! There are new personal training offerings, and a much more up-to-date group exercise schedule!

We were really busy getting ready for a cookout at our new home this past Sunday and I had tons of school work.  Thank goodness for such active jobs to keep my workouts on schedule!  I had off on Memorial Day so I was able to get a lot of school work done and hang out at the beach for a couple hours.  My husband's hockey season starts up again soon so he wanted to go for a run. I was thrilled to get to run with him.  It was a great, hilly, butt kicking run trying to keep up with his long stride! After we got back, I ran another mile with our lab, Georgia and then did the last one on my own.  It was great to get out on the roads, I haven't been running as consistently lately with training and teaching classes being so busy.  My next half marathon is in a couple of months though so I've really need to build that base up again.  Thanks to all of my cross training through Kettlebells, Athletic Conditioning classes and strength training its easy to pick right back up where I left off.

I also received my glasses this past week.  I have needed them for about 14 years now and have been procrastinating for that long! Its so nice having them now though!! Especially with school kicking in and doing so much reading, this will help with headaches significantly.

So what about you? What was your weekend like and what are your plans for the summer?

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Homemade Saturday!!

I woke up today not expecting to be quite so productive but I had slept really well so I've had a very efficient day off. I don't usually get days off so I figured I'd want to rest and relax today.  Maybe it was all the sleep, maybe I'm still pumped up after my crazy jam packed week I just had, or maybe it's that I wanted to prepare for my incredibly busy upcoming week. 

I began with Vegan waffles, soooo good!!

I ate one and froze the others for this week. 

I then went to the grocery store to get some ingredients for meal prep for this week. I am headed to a party this evening and decided to make some homemade salsa and made from scratch brownies. I also wanted to make vegetable lasagna so I'd have some meals for this week (and freeze the rest). 

Visalia onions are in season yall. So so good! 

Here's my vegetable lasagna, made with zucchini, squash, onion, tomatoes, fresh parsley, basil and oregano. 

I've been growing an awesome herb garden so I used fresh oregano and fresh cilantro in my salsa with tomatoes, vidalia onion, green chiles, a pinch of salt, a bit of cumin, and a pinch of sugar. Though my husband has been using our ninja a lot since receiving it for our wedding this was the first time I've used it. I was so impressed!! 

I mixed in a few black beans after blending and it was so perfect. I love the smell of cilantro and this salsa just tastes like summer!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Quick At Home Upper Body Workout

After teaching TRX and a Barre class this morning I went home to do a quick workout before some school work and a Thirty-One party this evening. My sweet lab, Georgia, wanted in on the action, though you can tell her boredom set in numerous times. She cracks me up. 

After a warm up, I did:

Stability Ball Chest press

Resistance band row (bands are crossed) 

Bicep curl

Single leg single arm shoulder press

Kneeling single arm shoulder press

Push ups (roll the ball between hands in between reps)

Russian twist


Finish with stretching :) 

This was a great, low maintenance workout which is what we are all after when we are at home- minimal equipment that doesn't take up too much space.  I also did Kettlebell swings in-between sets of exercises but those pictures didn't turn out very well.

This evening I went to a co-worker's house for a Thirty-One party that was a fundraiser for a good friend of hers. We had a great time shopping and chatting. I love being a Thirty-One consultant, especially when it allows me to help others through giving back!! 

When I finally got home this evening my husband had made dinner for us. Im so thankful for him taking care of me on these crazy busy days!!  His support is such a blessing :)