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Total Body Workout

Posted Oct 16 2013 3:14pm

Good afternoon!

I wasn’t able to pop in yesterday because it was such a busy day. The kids were off of school again and I had four kids at home for most of the day. Plus, it was raining all day so they couldn’t go outside. Four kids = chaos.

Jacob had a doctor appointment and I had a flu shot :( My niece made sure several times that I was the one getting a shot and not her. Auntie shot? Auntie turn? Yes, Auntie is getting her flu shot…and she doesn’t like it. I try to be brave for the kids but really I am a baby about shots.

BodyPump

Are you guys so sick of hearing me talk about BodyPump?!

I practiced for close to two hours yesterday. I put off learning the lunge track so I spent of good portion of time practicing it. I have all of the moves memorized for the warm-up, squats, chest, back, lunges, shoulders, and cool down. Now, I just have to work on my timing and not forgetting all those moves that I learned when I’m in front of a group.

BodyPump is harder to learn than you might think. You have to memorize all the moves, the tempo of the moves – 3/1, 2/2, 1/1/2, 1/1, etc., have perfect timing with the music all while cueing and coaching the class. Phew.

But I love BodyPump so it’s worth it!

Today’s Workout

  • Practiced BodyPump (of course)
  • Total body exercises

I haven’t been to the gym in a few days because the kids have been off school so I went this morning and did one set of a total body workout.

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(I just got that workout tank from JCPenney and I love it. They have very affordable workout clothes.)

Some of the moves I did included:

  • Stretching
  • Floor bridges
  • Ab work – leg raises, planks, crunches
  • Front shoulder raises
  • Push-Ups
  • Bent-over row
  • Box jump up and jump downs
  • Overhead extensions
  • Hammer curls

My gym set up a new spot in the corner with dumbbells, stability balls, BOSU balls, etc. so that’s where I did my workout today. It was nice having a little bit more space.

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I need to start adding some more cardio. I have had a chest cold lately and with BodyPump practice, I haven’t gotten in enough cardio.

Lunch

After the gym, I ran a few errands (still looking for shoes!) and by the time I got home, I was starving so I needed something that would be ready fast. I picked up one of these Amy’s burritos at the store to try out.

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I ate it with some apple slices and it was really good. Mexican food is my favorite. I could eat it every single day and never get sick of it.

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Halloween Fun

Two years ago my dad started the tradition of doing an annual Halloween game for our family. The year he did it, the game last a month and was called Halloween in Wonderland.

The next year my sister-in-law, Crystal, was in charge of the Halloween game and her game was called Halloween Amazing Race – based on the tv show The Amazing Race.

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(Yeah, I’m not even looking at the camera, but it’s the only group shot I have!)

This year I am in charge of the Halloween game and it’s called Heather’s Halloween Scavenger Hunt. It’s going to take place on Friday night and I can’t give any details away yet but I was at the store today purchasing some stuff for the game.

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Halloween is a big deal in our family (I blame my dad). My aunt and uncle are even flying in from California to participate in some of our Halloween fun. It should be a fun night!

Have a great afternoon!

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