Friday, April 11, 2014

MHB- Week Twenty-Positivity

 This week was good. The weather was awesome, Alina has improved so much at daycare and my workouts have been reduced to three days a week. So I've had a great, positive experience and I can only look forward to more of these.


Day 1- Full Body and Strength Conditioning. This is one of those 'once a month' workouts and it is always kicking my butt. I only managed to get one picture and that was at the very end, when I was laying on my mat ready to die. I also wanted to capture the sweat dripping on my upper lip! We also ended up having a bit of a fun day, as I mentioned on my post A Bonus Day. I dropped Alina at daycare and Rob and I hit the city for the day. (A fun filled Costco trip ensued.)


 Day 2- Rest Day! Alina is doing much better at daycare, each and every day that she goes. I received that little note last week from her daycare provider. It's hard to describe the feeling I would get knowing that she was sad and crying every day. I shared in her dread, every time that I'd buckle her up to take her there. But now I feel like a ray of sunshine is beaming on all of our moods, cheering us up every day.


Isn't that the best view a girl could ask for, after an eight hour day of work? (Top right picture.)
Day 3- Fight Conditioning. Another tough workout, but like my friend Lisa put it in my last e-mail;  

"You don't need to kill yourself 5 days a week to be fit - especially when you have a few months of a strong training base under your belt, which you do. I also think the less workouts I do per week, the harder I work at each one, since I know it's limited and I don't have to leave any gas in the tank."

 Anything Lisa says, I take very seriously. (She's a Canfitpro certified Personal Trainer, Pre/Postnatal fitness specialist, Agatsu certified Kettlebell and Joint Mobility&Movement instructor and a Precision Nutrition Trainer.. Need I say more?) The main thing that I took away from that message was that I can now afford to work harder with each workout that I do. Needless to say; I was pooped out when I finished!


 Day 4- Rest Day! Another daycare day for Alina. We hung out in the morning. She cruised around the living room, still holding onto furniture as she clumsily stumbled around. She was busy making 'funny faces' and pushing buttons on the keyboard while I checked blogs this morning. (Sound familiar Amanda..?)


  Day 5- Explosive Power Training. My goodness! I knew this workout was coming all week and I am always surprised by how explosive it is. It was a great way to end the week but, I am glad that it isn't a common workout because it does kick my butt.

 To check out my progress over the weeks; check out the links below: 

MHB- Week 1     MHB-Week 2     MHB-Week 3     MHB-Week 4     MHB-Week 5                                                                                                                                                         
MHB-Week 6     MHB-Week 7     MHB-Week 8     MHB-Week 9     MHB-Week 10    

MHB-Week 11     MHB-Week 12   MHB- Week 13   MHB-Week 14  MHB-Week15

MHB-Week 16     MHB- Week 17   MHB- Week 18  MHB-Week 19

Happy Friday everyone. I have some exciting news to share next week but I have a few things to do first before I want to spill.. No, I'm not pregnant! Exciting, challenging prospects ahead for me...


Megan Campbell said...

Ahhh I love her quote. That's a good point- doing harder workouts a few times a week are just as great if not better than working out 5 days a week. I find that I'm stressed out when I missed a day but if I'm still sore I don't push as hard.


Anonymous said...

That's awesome that the 3 days a week are working for you. Love the sweat on your, cute! The email quote from your friend is such good advice. Hope you have a great weekend!

La Maman Heureuse said...

So happy to hear that Alina's doing better in daycare, it's always hard on us working mama's right, but once they feel at home, it gets easier!

Now you got me all curious about your exciting things :-) can't wait to hear more about them!

Jade Wright said...

Ahh I love that note from her daycare provider! What a sweet touch!!! :)

Ooooo I am very excited to hear of your news!! Spill, spill!! xxx

Heather @ Heathers Hurrah said...

Ahhh I want to hear the news!!! :) Way to go with all your hard workouts...soooo happy to hear that Alina is doing better at daycare. That must be such a relief for you!