Happy 4th of July friends and a very Happy Birthday to my mom!! Being a 4th of July baby, she likes to inform us that the country celebrates her birth every year with parades and fireworks.
Yes mother, of course they do.
I have had several late nights these last few days, so here is a little recap of what has been going on in my world.
I didn’t have a 5am client that morning, so I arrived at the gym a little before 6am for the Wake Up Call class. The class that I subbed Wednesday night is the same as this class (only the name is different) so I really wanted to make sure that I made it to today’s class to make sure I knew what I was doing.
After class was over, I did a quick change into my work clothes and prepped for my cross training boot camp. I had 3 new people in class this morning which was pretty exciting and lucky (or unlucky) for them, it was a tough-ie:
After class was over I changed back into my sweaty workout clothes and completed the same workout — like I said, it was rough!
These early mornings are really starting to catch up with me so I have been supplementing with more coffee than usual:
Thank goodness for the Keurig at work! And yes, they share my love for Disney mugs!
After work, I headed over to my bosses house to help process about 250 pounds of salmon that he received from a friend of his.
He was the filet person and I was the bagger and sealer. We made it through 2 boxes out of 5 and then called it a night.
My reward for helping was a couple pounds of the freshest salmon I think I have ever had!
One box of five
The salmon we were processing was pulled out of the ocean not 24 hours before and had never been frozen. Joe and I cooked up one of our filets for dinner with asparagus and roasted sweet potatoes:
Holy buckets!! Such a great meal!!
I was at the gym by 5am to train a client and then to get my own work out done. I woke up very sore and with legs that felt like lead so I knew a light workout was exactly what I needed. I complete 30 minutes of cardio that went like this:
10 minutes step mill
10 minutes running
10 minutes incline walking
I also knew that I was going to be teaching – and participating in – a very high energy, intense class later in the day so I figured going easy in the morning was OK.
As the day grew on I got increasingly more nervous about teaching this class — I spent a lot of time prepping music and the workout itself in hopes of guaranteeing a successful class. I had about 15 people show up ready for a good workout and I wanted to make sure they got it.
Once I started the music and got going with my routine, I was in the zone. The class moved along quickly and I was drenched with sweat by the time we were done. We started off with lots of standing cardio and moved quickly into arms, shoulders, legs, and abs. After a quick stretch to cool down, time was up.
I got a round of applause and lots of thank yous and compliments by the class — it was such a relief!! I even had one nice lady tell me that I should teach my own classes!! Quite the confidence booster!!
I left the gym on cloud nine and met Joe to buy his tuxedo and accessories. We are checking things off that wedding list, I tell you what!
We followed that up with some more fish processing at my bosses house. It has been a fishy couple of days!!
It was an early morning for me — I had a 5am client, my workout, and then an 8am client (well, clients — there were 2 of them).
My workout started off on the treadmill where I completed 30 minutes of incline walking and running:
I must have been really tired this morning because not only did I have a hard time getting through my 30 minutes on the treadmill, I really really did not want to complete the rest of my workout.
I did anyways.
It was slow going and lacked a bit of enthusiasm but I still got it done. Here is what I did:
This is a 4 round circuit workout:
Round 1: 60 seconds of each exercise
Round 2: 45 seconds of each exercise
Rounds 3: 30 seconds of each exercise
Rounds 4: 15 seconds of each exercise
By the time I was done working out, I was ready for a snack. Today I packed a new type of bar as well as some cherries that we received in our Full Circle Farm Box:
The bar was absolutely delicious and tasted much like a fruit roll up from my childhood lunch box. With minimal ingredients, no preservatives, and only 100 calories I am sold! I am going to have to stockpile me some more of these.
After getting back home from work, they day has been pretty laid back. I have done some laundry, cleaned up around the house, lazily caught up one some TV shows with Joe, and put together my mom’s birthday present:
This flag draped my Granddad’s – my mom’s Dad – coffin and has been sitting in a plastic bag ever since his funeral several years ago. My brother thought it would be a great birthday present to get it framed for her (especially since she her birthday is on the 4th of July).
Yeah, she is probably going to cry. 🙂
Well, I think this post has been quite long enough don’t you?
I hope you all have a safe and happy Independence Day!