Another start to another week. I’m glad it’s Monday – the weekend was great but somehow I feel ready for a fresh start and a new chance to tackle the week, goals, my life! I have a workout to share with you – short and sweet (simple!), although that does not make it easy – and I’m excited to hear what you think of it! But first, a little life update…
Before the weekend got here, Mikey and I had the chance to surprise his dad with a birthday gift a week early – tickets to the Flames game! But the even bigger surprise? His younger sister Catherine was in on the whole time – and showed up as the biggest gift of all!
We ate Greek and roasted veggies and then got ready for the game – so fun to live so close to the Saddledome (and thanks to my clients for being in on the surprise and changing your training times!). 😉
The even better news? The Flames won over the Aneheim Ducks in a blow out of 6 – 2!
…still didn’t keep me from those silent tears that fall when they sing the US national anthem. I may have been rooting for a Canadian team, but it always surprises me how deep patriotism runs in American veins! As my friend Mattie once said, “These colors don’t run, son.” 😉
It was a week of fun training sessions with in-person clients and work as I’m slowly developing my online training base. That’s an exciting development! Stay tuned over on my personal training in Calgary website for details to come!
In other news, in my partnership with the new non-profit Feel Good Calgary, I joined a few new friends to jump around at SpringFree Trampoline on Saturday morning! They are a retail store but you can try out their trampolines – pretty cool versus the ones that hang on the ceiling in Costco and you can’t really tell what it’s like. They have different shaped trampolines and although I used to think the nets were lame (what kid didn’t?!) I felt much safer than the ones with the open springs (remember getting stuck in there, or flying off? I don’t too much because my mom was scared of those for us…she’d love these!). It was a neat place to meet and I bounced a TON!
From there I went to a good friend’s baby shower (happy almost-baby, Nicole!). I didn’t snap any photos but had so much fun being with the girls. No lame baby shower games (none of us like those), lots of good food, lots of great company and fun to celebrate our friend with little girl items! She is loved already (and I’m pulling for “Bonnie” as a middle name!). 😉
Church on Sunday was so, so good. Talk about a sermon and service that just magnified how good God is and how much we need him. If you care to listen in about the story of Simon the Pharisee (and former lepar) check it out on First Alliance’s website here.
It was a day of work after that and then a wonderful dinner with my friend’s mom (and also my friend, Lois)! So neat to see a crew of people I don’t see too often in a different area of the city. Again, no pics, but man if you could have seen the food spread! All made from scratch and absolutely delicious, from the turkey to the wild rice to the mashed yams to the salad and the peanut butter ice cream pie! YUM. The company was even better though – a refreshing end to a weekend.
Other highlights include some fun FaceTiming with my sister-in-law Sarah in Mongolia, some great convos and hang out time with my sister-in-law Catherine (who was here a few days after the birthday surprise) in from Vancouver, a long and wonderful talk with my mom Saturday, and encouraging email from my dad and a short but fun talk with my brother. A good family weekend! Mikey and I also felt good
flexing in our respective selfies:
(cute stuff! didn’t buy it – not on sale and not quite worth it)
(handsome!! this man got a haircut and some fresh duds after ripping through 2 dress shirts (through the elbow?!) this past week and a new suit jacket – Mikey’s got some pretty big presentations this week and I’ve been so proud of him!)
Survive & Thrive received some great coverage towards the end of the week – you can check out Mikey’s interview on CBC about our partnership with Kids’ Cancer Care Alberta here, and also his TV spot on CTV here!
Really grateful for all the coverage recently – there were also several articles in different papers (and clearly this was pre-haircut – just days before he lopped the main off! – you can access the Calgary Herald article here, 660 AM news here, the Metro News here and the Calgary Sun article here). God has taken a hard thing in our lives and turned it around for his glory and our good in so many ways!
And now…ready for that workout?! It’s all laid out below! Grab your TRX, find a place to sprint, and get after it!
Let me know if you give it a whirl!
Got a good workout to share? Some good news from your life? What about a weekend highlight? Have a great start to the week and catch ya later! Live well & be well,