Feel the Burn

Lately I have made fitness my goal and pretty much my main hobby other than my TV and reading addictions hahaha These past two nights I have made sure I made it to the gym with my friend C!

Yesterday we hit up cardio for a good 30 minutes before switching over and doing Body Flow (If you aren’t sure what this is… it’s a mixture of tai chi and yoga. It involves core training, balance, yoga poses along with tai chi movements (warm up and cool downs, transitions) all in all it’s a great work out for the total body. I always feel totally relaxed when I leave flow which is amazing because it’s followed by at least a day of muscle soreness which means that I stretched it good 😉 

Tonight we went and mainly did a workout of my choosing and only 45 minutes versus the 2 hour one the night before! We hit up cardio which I decided to do at an incline tonight switching up between forward and backwards at an average speed of 4. I’d occasionally amp it up to 6 when going forward in short spurts to make sure my endurance is coming along! After cardio I switched over to hit up the stretching area so I could do the core/planking section of flow on my own. What a great work out that is for the core..I love the pain I feel when breathing hahahahahahah not. At least I know I’ll have a flat tummy at the end of it! Once C was done her cardio she met me over and we headed over to the weights where We just focused on arms before doing wall sits before we left. I still need to do my butterflies, but overall I am happy that I am sticking with this!

Tomorrow is my first day back to work in 2 days and I have to say I am kind of excited. It gets me out of the house and really mixes my day up. School is starting soon and we have that to worry about as well as the fact that BEX IS POTTY TRAINING WOOO!

BUT 

That is another blog post for another day ❤

Sweet Dreams everyone!

Jenni xoxox

Color Running Late

ImageThis past weekend a group of my friends and I all went to the Color Run in Baltimore! It was a total blast! We rode the light rail down to the stadium and it wasn’t busy at all surprisingly! I guess I am just used to traveling downtown during football season and when that happens it is crazyyyyy on the light rail at all times! Once we arrived we walked to the check in got our gear and headed to a local bar named pickles to get some water [ and a drink 😉 ] This mom right here may not have been able to resist the fried pickles either!  Soon after we noticed that it was time to head on over to the race starting line and BOYYY was it packed! Much to our dismay we were pretty much the last group to start the race, but in the end it was alright because we had a fantastic time.. The only thing I was a little bummed about is the ONE water stop… I could of used some water at the end, but I didn’t see any!!!! Running through each colored section was so motivating and they were spread out just far enough to make you want to run to and through the next color! The picture of the right is of me getting up from doing a color angel in the pink dust!!!

ImageThis was also right before one of my amazing friends decided to pull a lovely prank where she screamed my name and then literally color bombed my face! It was definitely an interesting and lively race!! Took me two days to get all of the green off of me which was sprayed in some sort of liquid form and most likely the reason it just sunk in like a spray tan 😉 I can’t wait to do this every year, next time with the family!!!    I also have a new found addiction to 5k’s. This year I plan to run the Fathers Day GBMC run hopefully, the electric run, and light up the night. A runfor a cause in any case is a good run for me!!!!

 

Do you have any runs/walks coming up????

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TEAM BIG BOOTY SQUAT CHALLENGE

TEAM BIG BOOTY SQUAT CHALLENGE

Completing this squat challenge over at Amanda Schissler Fitness on Facebook! Team Big Booty Squat Challenge….Hoping to win Day 1 down, too many to go haha

*Disclaimer: this is obviously not my rear. I will post before and after pictures at the end of the month. I will also be posting on the rest days about how I feel and my progress!

P90X & PBJ’s

Tomorrow is the fire day I will be starting P90x… wish me luck! I say that because this is the first physically strenuous thing I have had to do that deals with anything exercise related. In a way I am doing it to tone my body and another reason is that I have the Color Run in May. My goal for the color run is to not walk any of it! This is 3 miles…. Everyone around me thinks I am crazy and I am here feeling like I should be on that MTV show MADE. I have a feeling I will look like one of those people puking up liters of water after a workout that makes me feel somewhat like death. So to prepare for today I am drinking tons of water. I opened at my job today so thats in at 9 after making breakfast for the kiddos and getting ready in my nice fancy uniform that makes me looks like a mix between a dude and someone on broadway. Which I am completely fine with as long as someone hands me a cane and I can side step my way across the room with a cheesy smile on my face!  I just got home figured I’d show my blog a little TLC and then get ready for dinner with the family. I have a feeling I’ll be cooking my usual 2 meal routine (see this post) Although tonight is a PBJ kind of dinner night with a wonderful side of grapes and some other fruit or veggie that I’ll decide upon when I look into my fridge 🙂