Last Week’s Workouts

Dear fellow teachers, how long until summer?! Yes, I agree — too long! I had anticipated this past week being fairly easy. I had no meetings scheduled and planned to leave school by 4 p.m. each day. I think that happened twice. Ah, well. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! At this point, I just have to get there.

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Last Week's Workouts

Although my week was a bit out of the ordinary, I was still able to fit in the workouts I had scheduled. It is very rare that I will miss a workout. Not only is it a priority that I set, but it’s my most consistent form of self-care and my favorite way to ease anxiety.

Sunday, 3/26/17:

Since I raced in the Energy City 10K the day before, I took this day to do some PiYo Core and a little bit of foam rolling. It was nothing strenuous, but still a great mix of standing and floor work for the abs and low back.

Monday, 3/27/17:

Today, I completed Workout #1 of Jillian Michaels’ Body Revolution. My mom is as much a Jillian Michaels fan as I am. In fact, she’s probably the bigger fan. πŸ™‚ When she came for the race, she brought me her Body Revolution set. This program is more “basic” than BodyShred, which I have touted more than once {see here and here}, but it’s definitely not easy. I think this week I will go ahead and progress to the next set of workouts, but I was definitely feeling these workouts all week long!

Tuesday, 3/28/17:

Today, I completed Jillian Michaels’ Body Revolution Workout #2. I enjoy these workouts because they’re all total body (my favorite!), but one day focuses on “push” muscles and the next focuses on “pull” muscles. I feel like I am getting a full body assault each day, but I’m not over training any muscle groups.

Wednesday, 3/29/17:

Following the “push” and “pull” days of the Body Revolution program are straight cardio days. Cardio #1 is approximately 25 minutes of 1 minute intervals using body weight. It’s been a while since I’ve done a workout like that, so it was a lot more difficult than I had anticipated.

Thursday, 3/30/17:

On Thursday, I completed the same workout I did Monday! I didn’t run at all this week and it was very hard not to. I missed it! I’m looking forward to getting a couple of runs in next week — even if they’re just on the treadmill.

Friday, 3/31/17:

Today’s workout was the same as Tuesday’s!

Saturday, 4/1/17:

Saturday is usually my favorite workout day. However, this week it was a rest day. I swapped my typical rest day on Thursday to today because I was teaching Saturday school. I knew I would want to sleep in a couple of hours (6:45 woohoo!), so I planned ahead for that.

Last Week's Workouts

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Bi-Weekly Briefing | #7

Wow, it’s April! I find it just crazy that we are a full three months into the year now. Later this month, my husband and I will be celebrating our first year of marriage. Time is flying by so quickly!

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Because of that, I’m going to slow down just a little bit and recap what’s been happening on this here blog over the last couple of weeks. Life has been pretty crazy and busy lately. I know it’s just going to get busier in the coming months, so I want to try and enjoy the “now” while I can! And of course, you can always follow me in the “now” on Instagram and Pinterest. πŸ˜‰

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Last Friday, I posted about some of my favorite podcasts! They’re all wellness minded, so if you’ve been searching for some new podcasts, give these a listen. If you have any tried and true that you’re loving, please drop your suggestions in the comments!

Bi-Weekly Briefing

When I was on Spring Break, I found myself with some extra time toward the end of the week. I took myself to Hobby Lobby and finally completed a craft that I had been thinking about doing for years. Literally, YEARS! Now, I will be sitting very pretty if I can get that thing hung up in half the number of years it took me to finally do it. πŸ™‚

Run Bib Shadow Box Craft

A couple of weeks ago, I started a new series, Last Week’s Workouts, in which I journal my workouts from the previous week. Thank you, Captain Obvious. I’m doing this partly because it’s an easy post to crank out, and partly because I want to be able to look back on my training. I went through a lot of life changes during the time of my last half marathon training and I was not happy with it. I want to be able to easily look back and see what worked, what didn’t, and what I did differently.

Last Week's Workouts

Last Week's Workouts

I also shared a really yummy green smoothie bowl recipe that you DO NOT need to let pass you by! Seriously, get in on some of that sweetness. It’s so good — definitely my new favorite smoothie.

Sweet & Green Smoothie Bowl

If you are looking for a great spring workout, why don’t you check out this upper body routine that incorporates HIIT cardio? It’s perfect to take outside or complete in the gym. I guarantee you’ll be feeling it!

Upper Body HIIT Workout

That’s about all she (she being me) wrote on I Am Teacher Fit in the last couple of weeks. What’s been going on in your part of the world lately?

My Favorite Podcasts

I have just recently jumped onto the podcast bandwagon. That’s probably because I’m getting older. I remember riding in the car with my grandparents as a kid and HATING IT because all they ever listened to was talk radio. As an angsty preteen, the last thing I wanted to hear was Rush Limbaugh for 90 minutes on a road trip with my grandparents. These days, I take the time to listen to a podcast while I’m getting ready in the morning, during my conference period, or even when I’m grocery shopping. Podcasts are the new talk radio.

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My Favorite Podcasts

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Remember the Run: Run Bib Shadow Box Craft

Believe me when I say I am 100% the LEAST crafty person on this earth. I’m not creative and ideas do not transfer well from my brain to my hands. If something can be arranged haphazardly into a collage then I’m all about it. If it requires measuring or preciseness in any way… Well, I’m out. Luckily, this run bib shadow box craft is literally the easiest craft I’ve ever attempted and therefore resulted in success. Honestly, it’s not very original either, but then again, neither am I. #basicbitch

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Run Bib Shadow Box Craft

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Last Week’s Workouts

Happy Monday and welcome back to I Am Teacher Fit! Last week was my first full week back at school after having a glorious 10 days in a row to sit on my butt and relax. I knew it would be rough, but I had fooled myself about just how rough. By Wednesday morning I was dragging ass and wondering how in the world I would make it to Friday!

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Last Week's Workouts

I had a race scheduled for Saturday, so I powered through and kept my meals on point all week! I mean — I did have a cupcake Friday afternoon, but I gotta live a little. πŸ˜‰

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