Tag Archives: family

Welcome to the World

7 Dec

I’m a little (okay, a lot) late in posting but on November 10 at 1659, hubby and I got to meet our son! I have to say, as much of a whirlwind as it’s been with the holidays and still trying to stay on top of school, being a mom is pretty amazing.

   
 
I haven’t officially been cleared to workout yet but I’ve been trying to eat a balanced diet (admittedly a little lenient with desserts until the leftovers were gone…) and stayed as active as possible as I recovered. Little man will be four weeks this week so I’m planning on starting some light exercises until I get the final clearance at 6 weeks. I will do my best to post as I make my way to get back in shape!

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Where in the world is Fit and Busy?

23 Oct

While this week has no real meaning to my blogging timeline, it has a huge meaning to my “real life” timeline. One year ago Sunday, on a very cold day in MN, hubby and I said “I do” in front of so many of our friends and family. As cliche as it is I do love him more than I did that day and I can honestly say, and I think it probably shows in my writing, my priorities have changed in the past year. I still love fitness and strive everyday to live a healthy and inspiring lifestyle, but I’ve been trying to find a balanced life. Unfortunately, for now, it meant not making a fitness competition a priority but I have been able to do so many other amazing things!

We’ve literally moved around the world and back, I started a personal training business in Japan (which I loved), I’m now 3 months in to an awesome ER job, and I’ve been able to spend a lot more time with family over the past year. Even as I write this I’m in Oklahoma visiting my grandmother and uncle. …not too bad for 365 days.

All of this makes me wonder, what inspires you? For me, it’s my family. I want to be healthy and live a lifestyle that I can teach my kids (whenever that time comes). I want to be proud of what I see in the mirror everyday and if I can inspire even one person, that’s even better.

Toasting on the Eiffel Tower

Toasting on the Eiffel Tower

New Workout Partner

31 Jul

Exciting news! It may take some time to actually happen but we will be adding a 4 legged workout partner to our family ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been harassing hubby about this pretty much since we’ve been dating and we’ve finally come up with a good compromise for both of our wants when it comes to a dog in the family. Since we are currently in an apartment some breeds aren’t allowed so it took some time and research to find a dog we could rescue, that is big enough to take on runs etc but gentle enough for an apartment. We put in an application today to rescue a Cane Corso so, fingers crossed it will all work out and in the next couple weeks we’ll have a new member of the family.

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Yesterday I did a (very) short home workout for biceps and back:

3 sets of:

  • 20 bicep curls
  • 20 push-ups
  • 20 resistance band pull-aparts/shoulder squeezes

3 sets of:

  • 10 single leg hammer curls/side (balance on one foot and curl)
  • 20 resistance band rows
  • 20 weighted crunches

Then I went to physical therapy so did 10 min on an exercise bike and ankle/leg drills

Today I’m going to do legs but I have PT again tonight so it will be focusing on drills and muscle groups that don’t get as much use in my therapy drills.

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Morning Workouts

23 Jun

I am not really a morning person. I get up when I have to (like being at work at 0645) but I like my sleep and hate waking up to an alarm. So normally when I say I’m going to get up early to workout… It’s wishful thinking.

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*obviously not my picture but it seemed fitting

But today I did it! I set the coffee pot on auto, set the alarm, and woke up to get a workout in and still get ready ย and be at the airport with plenty of time. It’s the little victories ๐Ÿ˜€

For this morning workout, I did a 30 min leg workout for time, looked this:

Always warm up

  • 1 min step back lunges
  • 1 min drop squats
  • 1 min deadlifts
  • 1 min sumo squat with woodchop
  • 1 min side lunge with medicine ball rotation
  • Repeat 2 more times (15 min total… This is a NTC focus workout)

Rest for 1-2 min and then 2 sets of:

  • 1 min thigh lifts/bridges
  • 1 min glute kick backs/hip extensions (30 sec per side)
  • 1 min squats
  • 30 sec calf raise
  • 1 min side plank with leg raise

then I stretched out and made a post workout protein shake.

Now I’m heading back to MN for a few days to see family before starting my new job so, if posts are slow this week, that’s where I am ๐Ÿ™‚