the first day of september starts with a day off from work. favorite month this year so far.
i’m enjoying the day off. as you are reading, i’ve likely finished a killer leg day at the gym. i only have my membership until the 15th, so i am sneaking in a few more lifting days to get my fix before i can’t do it anymore. sad day. butttt, i think my dad is going to join me this week!!!
i’m likely sitting in a coffee shop, doing a little studying, planning some workouts for bootcamp (september sched is up!) and clients, and finishing up my training plan for a race i’m doing in october…wanna know what it is?
the men’s heath urbanathon in chicago!
anyone else (click HERE for details)? i have always wanted to do a race. i’m going as an ambassador for nasm, which means i received a small discount and a few other goodies. i knew it was too good to pass up. the workout bud and i are in for sure. i’m trying to convince my dad to do it as well. and some of my bootcampers. more on the training plan to come!
soooo, how was your weekend? i went into friday telling myself that i would relax, do fun things, yet still try to check a few things on the todo list. so naturally, i headed straight to target after work. i’d planned to check out old navy and dicks to get some new workout clothes, but my sister texted me that target had some things on sale, plus a cartwheel. i had to go.
i found a few items that i liked and this bag. i justified this purchase to myself throughout my
20 30 minute trip: i haven’t purchased a new purse all year. it’s nice and big, so i can carry my water bottle and all my training notebooks. plus, it can fit a workout outfit, if needed. and i had a 25% off cartwheel. i got it.
then i made my way to dicks. and wished i was more rich to buy all the underarmour things. there stuff just fits so well. and reebok. 2 favorite brands. i got a pair of tights and 2 shirts. old navy even had cute things and i got another pair of workout tights and this cute little top. comfy and stylish.
saturday, started off with finishing a blog post. then off to the gym for a kettlebell workout, thanks to taylor at lifting revolution. it was a good one. i’m just looooving kettlebells lately. after the workout, i did a little pistol squat practice. make sure to check it here. i was pretty proud. (p.s. hit me up if you like that shirt. might be selling those babies!). i had coffee with a friend after and we talked personal training, since she decided to take the plunge and get nasm certified. so excited for her!!!
then i went with a friend to the indiana historical society. this is one of those places that most schools go on a field trip. however, having lived in indiana all my life, i’d never been. a little over a year ago, i took over as project manager for them, since we host and do development work on their website. a few weeks ago, i was finally able to visit for an on-sit meeting and knew i needed to come back and do an actually walk through. saturday was the day. it was so cool. they have a spot where you can look up your family members using ancestry.com and a few others. i actually found high school photos of my grandparents! it was so stinking cool!
the building is located right on the canal, which is hands down my favorite spot in the city (look at those flowers! check out more here and here). so we went for a walk before heading back home for a little jim gaffigan, and some angies popcorn. we went for the salted carmel and the kettlecorn – and may or may not have eaten both bags.
sunday was church. i finally moved my pull-up bar into the doorway of my bathroom so i am forced to actually practice. did a few random things before going to a pure barre class with my seester. we’d been talking about it for weeks, but with monthly cycles (not mine, still), work schedules and just plain forgetting, we hadn’t set a time to go. i’ve read so many things about barre, so i was really excited to try it out.
for me, it was just meh. my hamstrings – which were already sore – felt it for sure. but it just wasn’t my kind of workout. i need to lift heavy things (heavier than 2# weights) and get my heart rate up and work up a sweat. i’d consider doing it a couple times a month, maybe every other week. but it’s safe to say i won’t be purchasing a membership.
my night ended with some carrot pasta, banana ice cream and of course, gilmore girls, while doing some workout planning stuff. girlmore girl fans – team dead, team jess, or team logan? after watching the series COUNTLESS times, i think i am team dean before he gets married. and then team logan.
hey, want something fun to do on your monday morning? hopefully with the day off like me, sipping on some coffee or lemon water. why not check out this week’s edition of ‘well, hello monday…‘
on achieving goals: 3 steps
on routine: and rhythm
more on routine: and balance
on perfection: 10 reasons
on consistency: the 4 p’s
on active living: move. nourish. believe.
on self-efficacy: how to build it
on being a superhero: 7 tips
on being a fitness instructor: positive cues
so so true. love it.
what are you up too today? any fun day off/holiday plans?
make your monday legendary.