Wednesday, March 31, 2004

I had a great back workout today and leg workout last night! My hubby and kids were all sick last week and I was feeling pretty drained from being "mommy" so after I finished training my personal training clients last night I squeezed in a pretty intense leg workout at 9:15 pm.. 205 on my squats and I was feeling really good. No squat suit, belt or gloves for me...I prefer to keep my lifts my own, without help. Also, as a lot of you know, I don't go super heavy with my leg workouts because I was given some great genetics from my dad when it comes to leg development...Thanks Dad;)
My back workout today is creeping up on me fast:) I am feeling it already! 130 on Seated Rows, 110 on Free Lat Pulls and 40 lb. Dumbbell One Arm Rows.
I am also happy to report that my hubby and kids are all doing better!!
The sun is shining as spring has arrived and the trampoline is once again a fun place to play. My sister was over today jumping with Alyssa and having a blast! A week off from work was just what she needed and it was great to spend time together. As I watched her on the trampoline with Alyssa I remembered all the fun we had together growing up...I miss hearing her laugh like that:) On another happy note...
I would like to extend a very heart felt congratulations out to my dear friend Kelly, who became an aunt today! Her sister had a perfect little baby girl weighing in at 7 lbs. 14 oz. "What an amazing experience", she said glowing right through the telephone receiver. Congratulations Kelly!!! And congrat's to the new mom and dad!

Friday, March 26, 2004

Tonight I finished the choreography for two clients competing at both the Mid-Illinois Ottawa show (April 3rd), and Illinois All-Natural Rockford show (May 1st). My dance training and background definitely give me an advantage when it comes to this type of work. I do so enjoy creative projects!
I will be attending both competitions to cheer on my clients on as well as my dear friend Karen (at the Rockford show). She has shown the most incredible improvements over the last year and I feel she will be at her personal best for this show! You Go Girl!!
I have recently taken on several new in-home clients and my schedule is tight! The warmer weather sure is a bonus with camping season just around the corner...I can't wait! I will begin my more focused training this week to quicken the process back to a photographic state. My strength has not suffered a bit from my pregnancy, if anything I am stronger now. The theory about the "second child syndrome" is understandable though. It is definitely much, much more work to get 2 kids to the gym with me than one. My abdominal muscles are strong and well developed once again but my maternal layer is a bit thicker 6 months after baby Wade than with my Alyssa. It will be more of a challenge this time around but I say... Bring It On! Things are SOOO much more rewarding when you have to work for them, so I am focusing more attention on my cardiovascular workouts these days to see where I stand and where I go from here.

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Welcome to my journal everyone! I will be updating you on my training progress and providing weekly inspirations to fuel your motivation. You will be following me on my journey from post pregnancy to contest time once again.