Oh yeah I did….S.A.D.….MAINTAIN NO GAIN….

Hi Everyone-

Did you hear the rumor?  It’s true….yep…I did….I threw up last Tuesday.  If you weren’t’ there you should have been there because it was a killer workout, but it definitely had some side effects which included vomit and severe soreness.    I guess 120 burpees, 120 pushups, 240-180 degree jumps, 120 triceps kickbacks, 120 X jumps and 120 bicep curls can do that to ya!    The X Jumps with the bicep curls are what did me in!  I could do the X jumps, but I just couldn’t do the bicep curls, the bicep curls were supposed to be the active rest, not so much. So….yep, outside the gym…in the middle of class Weaver “tossed her cookies”!  The first time I just dry heaved…the second time….here it came! (TMI I’m sure!) 🙂   I’m not sure what that says about me as an instructor, my goal is to always try and keep up with (generally speaking) the group and offer motivational “words” as we are pushing thru the hard stuff-not this time.  I am pretty sure in my training manual it may say, “Motivational Tips that do NOT work”…Number is  two is probably to NOT have an instructor that can NOT handle the workout.  I think NUMBER ONE on that list was….”Don’t HIRE A TRAINER that throws up in the middle of class”. I do have to say that it was SUPER motivating for me to see the group I have trained with for the past two years (most of you) continue to FINISH the workout without me.   That is MOTIVATING for me!  That makes me so proud!

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Not exactly what it looked like, but made me giggle!

This weather is cold!  It gets so dark so early!  I wake up and it’s dark.  I get home from work or running the kids around and it’s dark!  YUCK!!  It is so easy to stay in  bed and snuggle up with the covers (not your mate…okay maybe your mate) and stay warm.  What’s the point of exercising and trying to eat healthy anyway-there is crap food everywhere and you are running around like a lunatic!  There isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done, let alone fit an exercise class in when you are so completely exhausted! SAD-Seasonal Affective Disorder-is real! (thanks to mayoclinic.org and livestrong.com for all the information below)sad 1

  • What is it?
    • It is a type of depression that affects you with the change of seasons (it actually exists transitioning to summer too) and because there is less sunlight you may have less serotonin in your system which in turn effects your mood.
  • How does it affect you?
    • It makes you irritable, tired, difficulty getting along with others, legs feel like they are 50 pounds, oversleep, crave carbs,  gain weight
  • How can you let it NOT affect you?
    • EXERCISE (I’m going to guess you aren’t shocked that I said that!)
    • HEALTHY EATING (again, the same song and dance, eat healthy during the week and then treat yourself-within reason-over the weekend)
    • PICK A GOAL- How are you going to get thru this season at the top.  What are you going to do today and for the next 4 months that will make you better than you are today?

sad 2SO…..to help with this cold, dark, dreary weather I thought we needed a MAINTAIN….DON’T GAIN….this Holiday Season!!

IF you want to weigh in by next Friday, November 21, 2014,  and then weigh in on Friday, January 2nd and you DON’T Gain more than 2 pounds from your first weigh in date….YOU WIN!!  What do you win…$10 off next session’s fees.  You’ve got nothing to lose…unless you don’t think you can do it….hmmmmm…..I think you can do it!!!

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Recipe for the egg muffins- I finished off my last ones this morning, so they lasted almost a full week.  All I did was chop up some broccoli and onion (chop up any veggies you like-it’s what I had).  Spray the muffin tin with non-stick spray.  Add veggies to muffin pan, 3/4 of the way full.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Top veggies and cheese with egg whites until full or close to full.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Enjoy!! IMG_5821   Brussel Sprouts-Delish!!   I cut the little sprouts in half and peel off the outer layer.  Heat a little olive oil in sauté pan and add sprouts.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  I love them crispy!  IMG_5822IMG_5823   Brussel Sprouts with these Dried Bananas in the same day……Stay away!!  I am not proud to admit this, but I have been known to polish an entire bag of bananas in one day!! IMG_5824 IMG_5825


Reminder:  Two Days Per Week= $150 and Three Days Per Week= $225 Drop-In=$10

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR POST-WORKOUT HOLIDAY BREAKFAST———————Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Brunch Cafe (my treat)

There will be NO CLASS FRIDAY, November 28th, 2014…a Girl’s gotta SHOP!!

There will probably only be 2 days of class the week of Christmas…probably the 22nd, 23rd, and maybe the 24th (I need a workout prior to family parties…good stress relief!)

We will have class December 30th, 31st, and January 2nd!!

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