I held out for a LONG time….FALL back into a routine!

Beware..this is long….I’m in a meeting and writing and rambling…and as DW says, no one reads these blog posts anyway-the important stuff is at the bottom about session dates!

I LOVE summer!  I love the sun, the heat, the food, the drinks, and the I definitely LOVE the fact that I don’t have to go to work!  I  set my alarm 2 days per week!  The only problem with summer is that I don’t have a schedule or routine  and my “somewhat decent” eating habits go out the window!  Being a high school teacher, I am on the bell schedule and almost everyday is the exact same.  I eat my breakfast and coffee on the way to work, drink my shake during second hour, snack after fourth hour, lunch sixth hour, and eat a snack on the ride home!  I eat A LOT during the work day, but my food for the week is portioned and scheduled…NOT SO MUCH DURING SUMMER!

At the beginning of the summer…until about June 1st, I was weighing myself on a daily basis. You know what happens with your weight, it changes all the time, I can fluctuate five pounds from day to day.  I did NOT like the number that I saw so I decided then that I was NOT going to weigh myself this summer.  That notion held true until recently…. when I had to go in for a physical.  I swear the worst scale is a doctor’s scale (am I the only one that feels this way?)!

I went the entire month of June and the month of July not getting on the scale.  I knew I had gained a few pounds this summer and  I was okay with the weight gain…. most of the time.  I say “most of the time” because the extra “fluff” doesn’t seem to bother me until I know I’m going to run into a “frenemy”.

A “frenemy”, we all have them, those people that act like they are your friends, the ones who say how great you look to your face and then after they walk away they talk about how much weight you’ve gained, the wrinkles by your eyes or on your forehead, etc.   My brain starts to work overtime during these moments…. I start cursing myself for not weighing myself all summer, for NOT making better food choices, and I want to go back and not drink that IPA beer that tasted so awesome (it should have been a light..or vodka) or eat that DAMN cookie dough!  My mind starts racing with negative thoughts and I start saying stupid things that make me have low self-esteem and make me feel ugly.  Don’t get me wrong,  this has really only happened maybe 3 times this summer (as I’ve gotten older, I’ve decided to lessen my time with “frenemies” and hang out with people that love me ALL the time) and the mental breakdown only lasts for a few minutes, but it is still NOT fun.

Then, I remember, I’ve had an AWESOME summer! I’ve worked out almost everyday in some form.  I’ve kept my body active by taking long walks to Starbucks with friends.  I’ve enjoyed cocktails on my unfinished (never ending project) deck.  I’ve enjoyed dinners out with friends and family.  I’ve enjoyed festive parties with fabulous treats.  It’s been a GREAT summer!

Now that August 10th is here, I am on a schedule (I actually started August 1st!).  I am starting to reign in some of the bad eating habits (chips, cookie dough, etc) now, I like to do things a little more gradual than hard core!  I’m getting back to my 80/20 plan rather than a 50/50 plan I had this summer!

I know everyone says it, but I’m saying it anyway…. Summer went way too fast….again!!  I hate this!    I have LOVED being home with my kiddos this summer!  I am not sure why, but my kids are at this crazy age where it’s SUPER fun!! Maybe all the stages are fun, but I think our kids kind of like us right now and enjoy spending time with us…so that’s what we did, nothing big and awesome, just hung out…a lot….oh and got a PUPPY–meet Zoey!!

 

I sure hope all of you had a great summer also!  I loved seeing a lot of your faces this summer at workouts and look forward to FALL….ING back into a routine with all of you!

The Fall Session will start Tuesday, August 22nd!  

We start at 5:15 am and are done right around 6:05 am….leave when you have to leave!

We are going to have class on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday—same schedule as last year!

The session will go from Tuesday, August 22nd- Friday, October 6th.  You can choose your package that suits your goals for the fall session!

3 days Per Week= $200

2 days Per Week= $165

1 day Per Week= $95

Walk-Ins = $15 per class

 

I lasted about 5 hours….Summer Session Starts Tomorrow!

Mine lasted 5 hours…

So…Last Tuesday I thought I would start a 3 day cleanse that Beachbody RAVES about, all these people dropping 3-8 pounds and 3-10 inches in a quick 3 days.  They also have a 21 day one, but I thought I would give the 3 day one a shot….NOPE!  I had it planned perfectly, I was trying to get into Wisconsin Dells bathing suit shape!  Epic Fail!    IT was miserable.  I am not someone who can drink their calories!  The drinks did NOT taste bad, I will actually save them for snacks in the future, but the FIBER SWEEP was absolutely disgusting….imagine drinking cold grits with a hint of lemon.  YUCK!!  Sorry, Beachbody…I won’t be pushing that item!

Coffee at 5pm…Instant gratification from just the smell!
I quit at 5:00 pm, eating at 5:01 pm–Ahhhhh!

I LOVE FOOD!!! I love to chew my food!!  I usually eat about 3,000 calories a day…2,000 on a “I’m watching what I eat” type of day.  I’m also not being totally honest, not only do I love food, I NEED food,  BUT I LOVE AND NEED COFFEE even more than food!!  I don’t know about you, but the act of sipping my coffee in the morning puts me at ease, I find the act of drinking a cup of coffee relaxing.  I don’t even know if the caffeine has the effect that it should, I can drink it at night and still fall asleep, so give me a placebo (decaf coffee) and it will have the same reaction in my body….PEACE!!

So, if you can’t tell I DO NOT think that cleanses are a good idea!  If you like them, more power to ya…they are not for me!!

 

SUMMER SESSION FEES:   18 classes = $185; 17 classes=$175; 16 classes= $168; 15 classes = $158;    14 classes = $155;     13 classes = $145; 12 classes = $140; 11 classes = $125;                                10 classes = $120; 9 classes = $110       8 classes = $105; 7 classes = $95; 6 classes = $85;        5 classes = $70

Also, if you are interested in 5:30 am Hill Runs, please let me know and I will put you on the text chain….

See you tomorrow!!

 

 

Summer Session/ Shout Out!

Yuck!  What a crappy weekend, but at least the sun is shining today!  I can’t believe how fast this school year has gone and that summer is right around the corner!  I ALSO can’t believe that it has been 5 years since I started this journey as a fitness instructor with all of you!  Thank you!  Thank you for your loyalty, patience, kindness, and TRUST!  It’s been so fun to workout with all of you in the morning!

As we get ready for the summer, I thought I would change it up again!  We are going to go Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer!  I LOVE sleeping in on Mondays and I feel like Fridays are going to be a little crazy with Baseball tournaments this summer and a getaway day for any vacation people!   So, the schedule will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15 am.  IF I am in town we will do some of the FREE FUN HILL RUNS on Fridays.  I am not 100% sure, but we are tentatively planning on going out of town July 23-30th. If we stay in town, then I will probably have class that week.  If something changes regarding vacations I will let you know as soon as I know something.   🙂

So….I thought I would give you the pricing options for the 10 week session by calendar weeks, but really 9 weeks because I may be out of town.  There will be a TOTAL of at least 18 classes between June 13- August 18th.  You can look at your summer schedule and decide how many classes that you will be able to make based on all your ” summer activities”.

SESSION FEES:   18 classes = $185; 17 classes=$175; 16 classes= $168; 15 classes = $158;    14 classes = $155;     13 classes = $145; 12 classes = $140; 11 classes = $125;                                10 classes = $120; 9 classes = $110       8 classes = $105; 7 classes = $95; 6 classes = $85;        5 classes = $70

Let me know if you have any questions!

Also, a SHOUT OUT to Margie, GraceAnn, Debbie, and Courtney for participating in the Food Log diary for 21 days straight!  They have each earned $30 off the summer session fee!

 

 

 

You earn $1 a day…..Everyday=$30 at end of 21 days!

So…I talked about a food diary and want to figure out who is interested in doing so.  This will start next week!  This will be FREE!   It will include weekly feedback from me and some suggestions to help tweak your eating habits.  I’m going to share a google form with you that you will NEED to fill out on a daily basis.  The dates to track your food log will be from May 1st- May 21st.  For every day that you track your food you will earn $1 off the summer session…if you track it each day, turn it in by midnight each night, and fill out the sheet completely.  If you do it everyday you will earn $30!  I’m sure there will be lots of questions so feel free to text or email me.

I’m also sharing a tally sheet for you to keep track with a 21 day fix tool if you prefer to try that.  I know I have shared this model with you before, but I PROMISE this will help you monitor portion control.  If you choose to use the editable 21 day fix over the google form that is GREAT, but you will need to email or print your tally sheets to me.

Click here for the google form: Food Diary

Below shows you how to calculate how many calories you require so you you can figure out how much of each food category you can eat.  I have a lot more information on this if this is what you are going to follow.

21 Day Fix Tally Sheets

New Session Starts Tuesday, April 25th

 

 

 

 

 

I can’t believe it…summer is coming and it is coming fast!  I only have 4 more full weeks of school, followed by a week of finals!  I just wish that the weather would be a little more cooperative, a few more sunny days and a few less icky days!

Thank you so much for the flexibility with the schedule the past few weeks.  I had an amazing time with the teenage boys in Disney, I would do it again tomorrow.  I’m already looking forward to going again with the twins!

So I think I figured out that we are going to do this next session as a 7 week session.  The dates will be April 25th- June 9th.

21 classes= $200 (21 classes, 3 days per week)

18 classes this session= $185 (18 classes, 2 days a week plus a few)

14 classes this session= $165 (this is your standard 2 days per wk)

9 classes this session= $125 (this is once a week with a random extra)

Walk-In=$15.00

*Remember you can use your classes any way you like…if you want to come one day one week and three the next, totally up to you!

Coming soon…..Train Crawl Details and if interested a food diary to earn money off the summer session!!

This is an example of the link…it would be something like this, this is the rough draft.  Let me know if you are interested.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEM4xe2EJ2gkV-jxe1nL4ZUbmk5-AUNKfQ5ndX50ZJT1ZAzQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

We’re Back…See you in the Morning!

Hi Everyone!

We have class this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  We have class next week ONLY Tuesday and Wednesday, no class on Good Friday…not because of the Holy Day, but I will be in Disney with 4 teenage boys!

I know it’s been a little crazy the past few weeks…that is why I extended the session an extra week for FREE…April 18, 19, and 21st. The next session will not start until April 25th…it was originally supposed to start the 18th (for those of you that keep track).

I am going to make this next spring session a shorter session and then follow it up with a summer session.  I haven’t quite figured out how the schedule will look this summer….so I am open to suggestions if you have any.