Taking this class made us feel Strong As A Mother! Keep reading to see why!
Name: Tough Mudder Bootcamp
Location: Blue Bell, PA
Exercise Type: FORCE – We started with a warm up, which consisted of lunges, mountain climbers, crunches, etc. Next we started the workout. There were six stations that we cycled through twice. The stations included: shuffles, weighted ropes, kettle bell swings, rows on a TRX cable, weighted ball throws, and carioca. We ended the class with a cool down and stretching.
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In a previous post, I told you all that I had a goal to try and work out in the morning. Thankfully, I’ve been able to do so and here are my thoughts.
Working out in the morning, specifically at 5:30 am, is hard if you’re not a morning person like me! Since becoming a parent, I’ve become a morning person… not by choice. For example, last Monday I naturally woke up at 5:00 am. I decided to start the day with Danielle Bridge Bridge The Gap Workouts, LLC by taking her bootcamp class. Nothing like Danielle wanting a “Yeah!” at the crack of dawn, but she’s one motivating lady! Here’s what happens after I take her morning classes:
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True Life: I used to be obsessed with being “skinny.” All throughout my adolescent years, I focused on it, stressed over it, and I dreamt about it. I let those thoughts control my life, and I developed a lot of unhealthy habits because of it. It was the monkey on my back that I couldn’t quite shake. Thankfully, when I found exercise, I had an epiphany.
I didn’t need to be skinny; I wanted to be fit.
It took me way into my 20’s, but I have finally figured it out. My goal today is to no longer be skinny, it is to be fit.
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My visit to Stone Harbor’s Bootcamp.
Name: 7 Mile Fitness
Location: Stone Harbor, NJ
Instructor: Various (See “Exercise Type”)
Exercise Type: Bootcamp – There were 40 stations set up all along the recreation center. A few examples were: jumping jacks, squats, weighted ball throws, bicep curls, burpees, planks, and lunges. When I first heard “40 stations” I figured there had to be repeats… I was amazed that they were all different!
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This week’s Friday Fitness Tip is to Be Positive when it comes to your exercise routine, and in all honesty… life. So many of us are consumed by negative thoughts, including us. I’m not good enough. I can’t do this exercise. It’s too hard. I don’t have enough time. I’m too tired. I’m not fit enough. Stop it. All of those thoughts are negative, and we can all relate at some point or another.
Anyways, what are some ways to get rid of your negative thoughts?
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Starting on July 1st, Melissa and I decided to replace one meal a day with a smoothie. It has been 10 days since I started, and my favorite smoothie so far is a chocolate banana protein (Vega® Protein & Greens – Chocolate) smoothie. YUM! See my recipe below.
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A little over a week ago, I went back to visit Nex Level Fitness – Doylestown to take Amy’s Saturday morning tabata class (See full review here). I seriously forgot what I was missing! WOW! From the second I walked in, until the second I walked out, Amy’s energy was amazing. Talk about a great motivator! All throughout class, she encouraged people by name, and kept the class moving at such a fast pace.
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Name: UFC Gym
Location: Lansdale, PA
Instructor: Dan – He was fantastic! Dan was constantly walking around the room, demonstrating, and offering modifications those of us that needed it. He was also very encouraging and let us know when we were doing a good job.
Exercise Type: MATRX – no, not like the movie, even though that’s the first thing we thought… Kenau, anyone?!
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I was watching a rerun of a Big Bang Theory episode the other day on TV when Penny and Sheldon were at the grocery store. Penny talks about picking up vitamins and Sheldon, in only the way Sheldon can, let’s Penny know that even though she purchased vitamins, she really purchased very expensive urine, since her body could only absorb a small amount of nutrients in the vitamins she was taking. That got me thinking, are vitamins a waste of money?
So… are vitamins a waste of your hard-earned money?
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A little while ago we posted about finding the right pre-workout snack, and now we want to share the perfect post-workout snack. This week’s Friday Fitness Tip is “What Are The Best Post-Workout Snacks?”
Most of us give a lot of thought to our pre-workout snack, and just let the post-workout snack fall to the wayside. It is just as important. The bottom line is this, consuming the right nutrients after exercise can help rebuild your muscle proteins and glycogen stores (these are used as fuel when you are exercising). It also helps stimulate growth of new muscle. The best post-workout snack has a 3:1 ratio of carbs to protein.
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