After the shoot I learned that Experience Life Senior Editor Jen Sinkler also does some Cross Fit coaching. All her coaching behind the scenes suddenly made perfect sense: "I want to see those heels down on the ground! I know you can do it! Shoulders back! Stomach in! Fight for that arch in your back!" In the picture below, Katy Bowman, my pelvic floor strength guru would say about my form: "Don't let this girl borrow your shoes when she goes camping."
All this while I was squatting and holding that squat... and holding it... just a little bit longer, "Relax your face!" And, correct form, too. This is how you want to squat in the woods to avoid peeing on your shoes.
When all was said and done (and don't get me started on the "said" part, I have a whole new respect for people in front of the camera--all I can hope for now is that I made the case for postpartum moms to repair their core and pelvic floor before taking off on their pre-baby exercise routines) I learned this: I get to keep the clothes! Now I know how it feels to be on Oprah! I got to take home my very own Lululemon outfit: capri pants and two (two! yeah for that trendy layering look!) tanks. Shoes: Adidas Fluid Trainer . Welcome to the barefoot (almost) running movement. I was so psyched. It's so dang hard to find time to shop for myself, and so because Lululemon is not currently carried at Super Target, I have been suffering without. Not any more.
Whenever I need to relive my day as a fitness model, all I have to do is put on my fitness model clothes and come April, when the video gets posted and the May issues comes out, I'll have another way to bring my fond memories to life.