My goodness… Out of respect for my friend’s privacy, I’ll not be posting photos here, but I am seriously on cloud nine after visiting my good friend and her new baby. She is so happy and her baby is so bubbly… I just couldn’t be happier for them 🙂 I love her system of baby care, too! The table in her living room is all set up with a station for warming the wipes, a pile of cloth diapers at-the-ready, a wicker basket of extra diaper covers, etc. and on the other side of the couch–a lined hamper to keep the soiled cloth diapers in. The fabric burp cloth that she has is embellished with a fabric with a ‘monsters’ cartoon theme to it that just adds to the child-like whimsy. AH! Love.
Please excuse my reverie 😉
Besides having awesome friends, I also feel very lucky to be getting back into personal training. Raise your hand if you remember me talking about the Warrior Dash… anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Yeah, me too. I kept telling myself that it was so far away and that I still had time, but here we are on the cusp of summer and the dash is just 4 weeks away. I will be the first to admit that I. Am. Not. Ready. Oi. I am waffling about whether or not to even go, but I think that I just need to solidify in my mind that it is an event, and my life–both fitness and non-fitness related–with go on regardless of my performance. Besides, the whole point is that it’s a *party* with an obstacle course thrown in. I am sure I will psych myself up for it before the big day comes 🙂
Yesterday was day one of personal training with Emily, my new trainer. Ramon is still a great friend and fitness trainer, but I got burned out. I think that Emily just might get where I’m coming from and I feel like she can help me get to where I want to go. She is big into form and function and so my first session was just getting the basics down so that she could see how I move. We did things like Farmer’s Carry/Walk, static lunges, over-head presses, cable pulls, and squats. The thing that I liked the most is that the warm up involved flexing muscles and moving joints that would actually be challenged in the strength training workout. I have had injuries in the past, and she kept that in mind during the warm up and paid special attention to making sure that my previously-damaged-joints were limber and ready to work.
I think the thing that I am most excited about is that my session with Emily was spur-of-the-moment and inspired Jeff to start personal training too. I didn’t have my workout clothes with me when I talked to her in the afternoon, but I was able to call Jeff and ask him to bring them to me. Taking the opportunity for himself, he chatted with Emily about setting up some personal training for himself. She is on the ball and didn’t waste any time. I had talked to her at about 1pm that afternoon and she had a goal sheet and routine ready for me by 5:30pm. Jeff talked to her at 5:30pm and she had a goal sheet and routine ready for him by 9:30am this morning. Now, since she is officially training both of us, she put together a couple’s work out that we may be able to try this weekend.
I am really excited ❤