Saturday, December 17, 2011

staying healthy as a toddler mom

After the triathlon, I decided to take a break from marathons/triathlon.

So what miracle workout did I discover? I did it on accident! I was looking into becoming a personal trainer, and stumbled upon a gym here in Austin that specializes in High Intensity Interval Training. It's different than just weight lifting because it is based on high intensity combined with keeping up the reps for a magic number of seconds--that produces amazing results because it taps out the fast-twitch muscle fibers (so you get the anaerobic exercise&build muscle) and continues the reps requires the slow-twitch fibers to have to work the remaining amount of time. The product? Both muscle-building and aerobic exercise is required to finish the exercise and you feel exhausted and build muscle!

My first workout (this was before I decided to become a trainer at this gym), I was so skeptical and was scared of becoming a she-man

But after being assured by John Kelly it just wasn't going to happen with my genetics, I showed up, did 12 minutes (that 12 minutos) of this exercise and I literally could barely talk to him afterward. I felt like I had just run 9 miles right then and there.

So, I'm super sorry to go on about it...but HIIT is just amazing. My husband started seeing results right away--and he has done P90x, AND Crossfit for 2 months with zero improvement (just a whole lot of hurting). I needed to find something...because I think we can all admit we are better people when exercise is a part of our lives---and this was one thing I have found that is easy for moms! Thought I would share :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"Farther Along"

one of those days where I'm trying to understand why people I love have to go through hard things.

Sometimes I guess you have to be okay with not knowing. Not understanding. In times like these, I find music answers the soul...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I haven't been posting much lately because I've been

A lot of change going on this month! Like

1) Baby bear is becoming less and less, well, a baby (he's started talking--and we're thinking about potty training ((we just bought his first potty!))

Not to mention 8 molars the past couple weeks! (I will probably crash next don't expect to see any makeup or straight basically I'll look how I always do...)

2) I started training to become a personal trainer. Which I absolutely am loving! But, it has been somewhat difficult squeezing it in. (as I have no set schedule, making it hard to plan everything...that's just how the cookie crumbles sometimes I guess)

3) Justin is training for his 90mi Livestrong Challenge which is in a couple weeks! (which means finding time for four hour rides once a week and a couple hours two other mornings a week)

4) I started taking my spiritual life seriously post-baby. (I joined BSF, and am now in the Word daily...awesome! The homework is more time consuming than I remember bible studies being though! But I love my group and am already more conscious of God's presence throughout the day)

Overall...great changes! Just me and Justin are more squeezed for time with each other, and a little low on the energy. But thankfully I'm completely recovered from my injury, and running again! (Thinking about a dualthlon in Nov, and the 5k livestrong challenge in a couple weeks--I'm bringing Elijah along for the run!)  So that is helping with stress--not bad stress, just busy-stress--and providing me with more energy.

Hopefully post more soon!

clueless mom: saving moola

found this on pinterest and thought I would share

 (Also can view it here)