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ran 3 miles
forgot that I did some exercises in the park while the kid was running around. park bench pushups, dips and bulgarian split squats again using the back of the bench. I always feel like a wacko when I exercise in the playground and all the other parents are just sitting around. It was a beautiful Sunday and I had to fight with the kid to get him outside. His favorite activities are reading, Wii and computer games. sigh.
Saturday's workout was a special one: An outdoor yoga class taught by Kevin and Dana Courtney of Kula Yoga fame. Kevin led us through some fun Qigong exercises, which involved bouncing on our feet, with loose limbs, and occasionally making strange sounds. (Say the word "hung" without opening your mouth while contracting your diaphragm sharply.) While we were doing this, a small dog name Milosz ran among us. Lovely. And healthy. Count it.
in between the kids first taekwondo class and a play date I was able to get to the gym for 40 min. for lots of reps and 25 min. run/walk. It seems like we finally found a sport that the kid likes. He was really into the class and excited to practice his new moves with me. Yippee! happy mommy moment!
personal project this week has been practicing the piano. I've been trying for 20-30 min. every day. Even got the kid to play a bit!
Had such a terrible sleep that I couldn't work up any energy for working out. Feeling so sluggish...
felt cold outside today so it was the perfect day for hot yoga. The class focused on back bends and at first I was nervous that I wouldn't be able to do the class, but in the end it was exactly what I needed to stretch out my aching back. Even did wheel pose which I've been avoiding for months. For pushups we did dolphin pose pushups.
Since Buffin is way into our Flashdance Ninja Kettlebell workout, I wore 80s exercise clothes. Good thing, because there were plenty of turkish getups, pushups, one-armed swings. I would have taken a picture, but I was too busy drowning in sweat.Then Buffin took me to the big boyz section, where I graduated to doing deadlifts with the big barbell and 85 lbs and everything.
working at home today and made myself a delicious salad for lunch which I brought to my "office" to eat. ran to the gym and home, 5 min. each way and did 30 min. on the treadmill with 20 min. of running. lots of reps for my sides but I find the reverse lunges don't feel nice in my lower back so I will have to skip those. I spend every day decluttering the kitchen so nothing else ever gets decluttered. Maybe I have to start eating out more so the kitchen doesn't get messy.
I was so sore from Buffin that aerial silks was a struggle. I tried many heroic things, and failed. But, for a brief 3 seconds, I held myself in the air in the elusive "position of strength." So there was that. Then I drank prosecco on Kaitlyn's couch, and went to a burlesque show with Sassletic. I forced Sassletic to enter the dance contest with me. All I have to say is, any judge who doesn't pick me or Sassletic as a winner IS NO JUDGE AT ALL!