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Morning Boot Camp Class, Very Berry Breakfast & Holiday Plans

Posted Jul 01 2011 10:19am

Early Morning Boot Camp Class

Good morning and a very happy Friday before a holiday weekend to you!

My mom and I woke up bright and early this morning to catch an awesome outdoor boot camp class that she has has been attending every Friday for the last 5 weeks. It’s led by Sara , a personal trainer and wonderfully accomplished runner. This 5:45am class and Sara’s 8:20am class both meet Monday through Friday and most clients come attend each of the five weekly sessions. My mom bikes to work in addition to biking 30+ miles every Wednesday so she attends boot camp on Fridays only.

All you need to bring is a mat, 5-8 lb weights, water, and (if you sweat like me) a small towel.

equipment for pure intensity boot camp workout

I was super excited to attend because it’s been a while since I’ve worked out in group and had someone else tell me what to do. Sara’s workout did not disappoint! We met in a local school parking lot and started with ~7 minutes of abs exercises including sit-ups, flutter kicks, scissor kicks, and planks. It was really nice to get the abs exercises out of the way in the beginning!

Then we grabbed our weights and headed up a steep hill to larger parking lot. What followed were rounds of lunges (walking, elevated static, walking with back leg raise) alternated with running up and down the steep hill and sprint intervals. I felt good running but my quads were burning during those lunges! During the last few sets, I took a quick 2 second break between each group of ten lunges in order to maintain proper form.

I was wearing my watch but didn’t have a chance to glance at it and the hour flew by. I worked up an awesome sweat and I know that my quads and abs will be sore tomorrow!

stretching after pure intensity boot camp workout

If you live in the Bethesda area and are interested in Sara’s classes, check out her Pure Intensity website !

Very Berry Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Hemp Cookie Dough Breakfast Cereal

Cookie dough cereal with oats, sunwarrior protein powder, hemp milk, cinnamon vanilla almond butter, blueberries, blackberries 3

Quite the tongue twister isn’t it! After such a great workout I was craving a cool, fruity, and satisfying breakfast. Plus I couldn’t resist the beautiful fresh local blueberries and blackberries in my mom’s fridge.

Cookie dough cereal with oats, sunwarrior protein powder, hemp milk, cinnamon vanilla almond butter, blueberries, blackberries

In this Fitnessista inspired mix…

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened hemp milk
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 scoop  Sunwarrior protein powder
  • 1 tbsp of delicious cinnamon vanilla almond butter thanks to Ashley
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries

It definitely hit the spot!

Cookie dough cereal with oats, sunwarrior protein powder, hemp milk, cinnamon vanilla almond butter, blueberries, blackberries 2


Holiday Weekend Plans

It’s so nice to be in D.C. this weekend because there is so much going on! Tonight I’m having dinner with two wonderful friends, Emily and Carrie whom I have known preschool. Emmy made a reservation for us at Founding Farmer’s an awesome D.C. restaurant that prides itself in serving local produce and meat. I took one glance at the menu and knew that I am going to have a tough time deciding what to order because everything looks amazing!

Tomorrow morning I’ll pick Nick up from the airport and the three of us will drive down to Harrisonburg, Virginia for our extended family July 4th BBQ. It’s been three years since I last attended so I’m really looking forward to catching up with everyone and seeing the little ones that have recently joined the family!

Sunday we’ll skype with my brothers and on Monday we’ll be walking into downtown Bethesda to have lunch with friends. Yey for a full holiday weekend!

I would love to hear from you…

Have you ever tried an outdoor boot camp class?

What are your plans for the holiday weekend?

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