We put down the gym floor we bought the other day!
We moved my treadmill and Colby’s bike trainer and put down the floor (it came on a roll that was 4 ft wide, so there are two pieces). The floor mat is HEAVY and black with white and red specks. It is about 8 ft x 12.5 ft I love it and after I post this, I am going downstairs to work out! We also put an old tv, a dvd player and speakers there so I can practice my BODYPUMP!
As I was cleaning some stuff in the basement, I got these new gorgeous weights in the mail! I ordered them at the beginning of the week and they got here within a few days. I order my BODYPUMP equipment through this website – Fitness Body Online. The weights are in LBS instead of KG (like most gyms with BP equipment) At the gym, I have been squating with two large plates (5 kg/11 lbs each). Now I can use two 10 lbs on each side and add on my small 2.5 lbs later when I need an extra push.
I brought down my hand weights (5 and 10 lbs), my foam roller and yoga mats. I had a green Gaiam one from Target that I like and a cheap pink one I ruined by planking with sneakers one time and the mat started falling apart. We were near the one dollar store-type of place called Five Below and I picked up two more cheap yoga mats ($5 each) to keep downstairs. They work well when I keep my sneakers off of them during planks! I’ve also bought resistance bands from Five Below and they also have hand weights that are really nice!
Off to run on my treadmill and do some abs on my new gym floor! BIG GIVEAWAY ON MONDAY
Happy 4th of July!
I have been hitting the gym hard for the past week with lots of classes. After I post this, I am getting on my treadmill and running 4 miles, even if I’m sore and have to walk! I’ve been team-teaching and subbing BODYPUMP once or twice a week at the gym. Last week I tried BODYCOMBAT for the first time!
You can read about BODYCOMBAT on the Les Mills website and there are tons of videos on YouTube. I took this class last Thursday night. My calorie burn (according to my Polar) was 407 for the class. I enjoyed it and left feeling good. The next morning I woke up with crazy sore arms and upper back muscles! I was shocked!! It definitely worked different muscles and that will really inspire me to try it again in the future. I taught pump the next night and was soreeeee!
This week, I tried BODYATTACK on Tuesday night for the first time.
You can read more about BODYATTACK on the Les Mills website here. This is going to be a new class for my gym and is officially going on the schedule in the next few weeks. Going into this class, I knew it was going to be tough. My friend Steph has taken this class for awhile and says it is awesome. This class did not disappoint and I LOVED IT! This is CARDIO CARDIO CARDIO with strength training (no weights)! I was drenched in sweat and sore in my calves, butt, chest and arms the next day.
BIG calorie burn for BODYATTACK! 536 calories in less than an hour!! Seriously, awesome class so you should try it if attack is at a gym near you! I’m still sore today but I HAVE TO MAKE MYSELF RUN!! I am also team-teaching PUMP tomorrow morning, so I’m going to study some new tracks while I run on my treadmill
We are also working on getting our basement organized and turned into a workout area!! Colby got this bike rack the other day to keep them in one location. We also got this….
GYM FLOORING FOR OUR BASEMENT!!!! I’m sooooo excited to get this down so I can do BODYPUMP downstairs!! We got an older TV from my parents to put downstairs and the gym flooring be perfect over the concrete floor. This roll was HEAVY and Colby’s brother had to help us get it downstairs. We got it from a store that sells the left over flooring that they use in commercial gyms!
Have a HAPPY 4TH OF JULY AND STAY TUNED FOR AN AWESOME GIVEAWAY SOON!!
Hi everyone! Happy Memorial Day weekend! Saturday morning I had two friends come over to do BODYPUMP 85 at my house. I taught the whole thing with no mistakes and my one friend had never done pump before and she really liked it! I still had to look at the cool down notes though. My other friend has done classes at the gym and has the at home kit like me.
We always talk about our favorite pump instructors from the dvds and her favorite is the very pretty Jericho. I told her I don’t have long flowing red locks to leave down for the workout Jericho is all over everything Les Mills lately and I opened up my new BP 86 DVD I got the other day and she was inside too!
Since I passed my initial training, I can now get all the new releases and the new 86 just came out this week. I am trying not to look at it too much. I don’t want to get confused because I still need to tape my full 85 and submit it to Les Mills to be officially certified! I’m hoping to get that done in two weeks
My hamstrings were pretty sore from teaching my friends yesterday, so I decided to do an easy 1.5 miles on my treadmill to loosen up my legs, then I did the ab tracks from both 85 and 86 (kinda disappointed with 86 abs..) and practiced the 85 cool down again. I almost have it memorized but I just think it is in a strange order. Then I did my 20 BodyFlow DVD from my Pump kit.
Last night we went to Bonefish Grill for the first time with Colby’s brother and it was amazing! We are seafood fans and this restaurant was great! We shared their bang bang shrimp appetizer and I had a really good house salad.
Then I had their salmon special with goat cheese, spinach, artichoke hearts and lemon basil sauce. I substituted the potatoes for their quinoa salad with tomatoes and edamame. Everything was really good and I would definitely go back!
We also went to see Hangover 3, which was good but never as funny as the 1st movie. Hope you are having a good weekend! I am co-teaching pump again tomorrow morning
On Wednesday night, my Mom and I went downtown to see Ina Garten at the theater for a Q & A session with the local chef. The chef was from my favorite restaurant, The Left Bank. We had third row seats and were soooo excited! Mom and I love Barefoot Contessa, so we couldn’t believe how close our seats were that night. I was really sick that night and ended up going to the doctors the next day for my sinus infection. I’m feeling SO much better now after being on antibiotics for a few days
After the show, it was extremely crowded but I made my way to the book signing line and my Mom tried to frantically snap a few pictures. She seemed very kind and we were so happy to be there.
Tonight, dinner was sort of inspired from Ina’s new book, “Fool Proof” with her beet salad. Tonight was the first time I’ve roasted beets and it went well! My salad was on arugula with goat cheese, pistachios and a vinaigrette. Probably my absolute favorite salad ever.
They can be messy, but I didn’t stain my hands too much. 400 degrees for the oven and I scrubbed the beets and cut off the ends. I put them in foil and roasted them for just under an hour. When you take them out, open up the foil and let them rest for a bit because they are HOT. Then, cut off the outside skin and cut them up! YUM!
After the beets were out of the oven, I roasted red peppers, onions, mushrooms and shrimp. I marinated the shrimp in garlic and lemon juice and then tossed them in olive oil, salt/pepper and a little parmesan cheese and put them in the oven for 10 minutes. The veggies took about 25 minutes and I kept the oven on 400. I put all this on a mixture of quinoa and black lentils. I was feeling super healthy and happy to have leftovers for lunch.
I also ran 6 miles on the treadmill this morning and thought I was going to die. I had music on, but no TV and I can’t run that long on the TM without tv! I need to get my laptop set up down there or something.