Congratulations to the author of RedBranchBirth for being our first giveaway winner. She will get to customize her own personal fitness tank. She commented on Hollie’s 40-Week “Bumpdate” about her experience going past 40 weeks with her children. My favorite part of her comment was this, “We had an interesting discussion about why I was in labor for so long both times and our theory is this: running and weight lifting kept everything so tight the boys couldn’t escape! Next time, I’m sticking to yoga.” An interesting theory for sure! Personally, I believe all women are different, all pregnancies are different and all babies are different.
Thanks to everyone who participated and shared our first-giveaway- the more readers, the more giveaways we can have. If you are interested in customizing your own fitness tank or one of their new, off-the-shoulder sweatshirts, visit Logo Bomb and Heather will be happy to create something you will love.
The Workout of the Week
Today is my rest day so I have not done this workout yet, but am looking forward to firing it up tomorrow. Since I am not teaching right now I am able to really control my rest days and I love this. Until I am back to my normal teaching schedule, I am doing 3 days ON and 1 day OFF- this is good for my body. My workouts don’t ever exceed 30 minutes and the intensity is low. Some days I will do a circuit during nap time and then go for a jog or do a walk-run after nap with my two munchkins. I love easing back into it and am feeling great. Last night I was even able to get in 3 miles without pushing the munchkins as Josh pushed and stayed right with me- it was a great night for a family run.
This week’s workout incorporates Tabatas. Those of you not familiar with Tabata training, read this article for more information. Basically, you will complete each exercise in the Tabata for 20 seconds, rest 10 second and then do it again before moving onto the next exercise. The Tabata itself will last a total of 4 minutes. Once the Tabata is finished, move onto the Full Body Circuit and then do them both one or two more times for a full body workout that I guarantee will make you sweat.