Hey guys! Long time no blog again, hey? For some reason I lost my mojo a bit last week and simply allowed other things to take precedence over blogging. Not always a bad thing, but it’s good to be back. 😉
What’s new with you? Lots of good stuff going around online from what I can tell lately… New recipes, fun summer plans, inspirational words of affirmation. I thought I’d share a little bit of all those things with you since I have a bit to catch up on! So, first up: TRAINING.
I just signed on to do a powerful pressing beta test program through Janelle at Primal Fitness Pittsburg. It’s designed to help you achieve a 1 rep max military press with a kettle bell. So far (I’m only on day 2), I’m loving it, especially the mobility drills before AND after the workouts. I don’t often follow programs (which I’m okay with – I move for movement’s sake, because I love it, and to keep me healthy and sane and don’t have problems with motivation) but was excited to focus on more strength in this movement, especially because since working at CityFIt I’m finding the bulky kettle bells tougher to use and have knocked me down in weight. Within the first month I should notice significant strength gains, and I love focusing on strength and not weight or fat loss workouts, so this is going to be great. You can follow the spunky and super-strong Janelle on Instagrams here! It’s fun to be following a plan, although I’ll likely return to my “just-move-work-on-pull-ups-continue-to-enhance-my-mobility-and-alignment” pseudo plan. 😉
Last week included a very special day – Mikey’s birthday! He turned 32 and I am just so proud of who he is – and so grateful to adventure through life with him. Mikey is intelligent, hard working and always applies himself, celebrates others, is so loving to me, and has a creative mind that I’ve seen him cultivate through reading, creating, video editing and storytelling. He supports me and makes me a better woman and has opened up so many avenues in my life that I wouldn’t have experienced if it wasn’t for him!
In other life news, GO FLAMES! It’s been pretty exciting to see the Calgary Flames make the second round of the playoffs, and since we live so close to the Red Mile, the game nights have been loud and late (and lots of fun, even from our balcony or inside our bed when we’re trying to fall asleep!). I even found myself driving around, fist pumping in the car, gripping the steering wheel tight and listening to the game when I was by myself – no Mikey-induced-hocky-viewing! What am I becoming – a Canadian!? 😉 Other than getting pumped up for another round of Fitness, Food & Attitude Bootcamp, which we are hosting twice a week at two separate times each (7 am and 5 pm – locals, sign up as we start first week of May!), not much is new. I’m loving the focus of alignment with my clients:
and still basking in the week of my 2XU experience in LA!
We’ve got a full summer lined up of some exciting adventures…starting in May!
So – what are you looking forward to this summer? How is your training going? (and do you go with the flow or follow a structured plan?) …and what’s new in life?!
Have a great rest of the week, guys and catch ya sooner than later! Live well & be well,