MMB – Back to School and Back to Routine!

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had an awesome weekend and were able to get outdoors and do something active with your family!  If you did, let me know because I’d love to hear about it!  This past weekend, I had the opportunity to go with the Boy Scout troop up to the Trinity Alps area west of Redding and about 6300 foot elevation.  We experienced dense fog, lots of rain, thunder, lighting, and very cold temperatures!  Say what?!  It’s August!  Well, let’s just say the rules are different in the mountains and weather can turn on a dime at any given point.  Thankfully, my tent kept me dry at night when it was pouring rain!  It was pretty cool seeing the light flash in the middle of the night from all of the lightning strikes and then hearing the booming thunder all around us!  Here are a couple of pictures:

The Little Boulder Trail

Little Boulder Lake

Announcements and Reminders:

  1.  Cardio Core is at Jen’s Studio Tuesday night!  Class times are 5:45pm to 6:30pm, 6:40pm to 7:25pm, & 7:35pm to 8:20pm.  I need a minimum of three people to run a class or two people who are willing to have a double charge on their pre-paid card.  Please let me know if you’d like to join us!
  2. Wednesday Park Fitness – Come out and join us as we head to the park and use our bodies and playgrounds to take care of fitness business!  Class time is flexible depending on who is attending, but starts around 9:00am and lasts 45 minutes.  All levels welcomed.
  3. Cardio Fusion is at VBC on Thursday.  Class times are 5:45pm to 6:30pm & 6:40pm to 7:25pm.  I need a minimum of three people to run a class or two people who are willing to have a double charge on their pre-paid card.  Please let me know if you’d like to join us!
  4. Personal Training openings!  If you feel like you could use some one on one attention to reset goals or target certain areas that you’d like to strengthen, let me know and we can come up with a plan incorporating some personal training!  I start as early as 5:30am or as late as 5:30pm – depending on the day.  Let’s partner up and help you reach the next level of fitness and health!

Thought for the week:  Back to School and Back to Routine!

As I write this and if you have kids, then you are hopefully breathing a sigh of relief that your kids have started their first day of school!  I’m sure your morning was probably a little rushed and a little stressed as everyone had to get adjusted to a new schedule and routine.  But you know what, this is a good thing!  As I’ve mentioned before, I both love and detest summer.  It’s wonderful to have the freedom, enjoyment, and fun of summer, but it takes a toll too.  As the fun factor goes up, so does the eating and the exercise routines goes down.  Hmm, see my point? 

If you have gained a few pounds over the summer or feel out of sync with your normal routine, now is the perfect time to realign your goals and get focused again on clean eating and regular work outs.  Think about how you feel when you are in routine?  Better right?  Not as sluggish and more energized?  Well, together let’s get there again!  Let’s put the hard work in so you can look and feel your best.  Everything is better with structure and routine, so let’s encourage one another to get things started back up again. 

Just so you know, starting back up again won’t be easy.  Your recovery time will be longer and every weight you lift will seem twice as heavy as it once did.  It’s o.k.  It’s normal and yes, it will be hard.  But guess what?  Your body remembers and it won’t take long for you to get back to where you were before your break.  It usually takes 2-3 weeks of consistent work outs and clean eating to feel good again.  You can do it.  I know you can!

Do you know what else?  Your kids need this too.  Set the bar and the example in your home to embrace fruits and veggies and to be active as a family.  They are always learning from us and always watching too!  So, even if we aren’t saying anything to them, we are teaching them how to live. 

Starting today, let’s work together to get back to routine so we can live our best life now!  I’m here to encourage you guys in any way I can.  If you want to explore doing some personal training to help you get jump started, I’d be happy to help you 🙂

Have a great week and I’ll see you soon!

Jen