First off… FITBLOGGIN is this week!! Woot woot. I get to see so many fantastic people. Look for my vlog next week to be filled with all kinds of cameos. I am headed to Fitbloggin with a fantabulous boost of a surprise – I just learned this morning that The Daily Burn listed me as one of the Top 10 Health and Fitness Blogs You Don’t Know About (Until Now). Thank you for the mention, makes me want to be better and more focused. O.k…. now my vlawwwwg.
The theme for my past month plus has been slugging it out. Life that is. The lack of energy and all that following last month’s food poisoning and loss of milk supply really does feel on the upswing but not stellar. I am on another supplement to build my blood with iron, folate, C and B-12 and I made sure it was safe for a lactating woman. When all is said and done I gained about 12 pounds to get the milk supply going… 10 pounds in one week. I hate it but I said from the start that breastfeeding my infant would be #1 priority in my post-partum fitness journey. My cardiovascular fitness does not feel optimal but hopefully I can get some consistency back now that I am getting my energy back.
My strength is a totally different story. There is something obvious Crossfit is doing for me… my a$$ I noticed it in my yoga pants today and damn – I am getting that round lifted Black girl booty again. Not quite to the point where you can rest a cocktail on it at a house party, but you can tell where my genetic mix is these days if you know what I mean.
I want to share two funny stories from my world as a yoga instructor from this past week:
1. I got in “trouble” for not partaking in the comped massages I get through the main studio I work for. This is an extreme first world problem. I have been saving them for fitness/physical goals and was so close before my recent 12 pound gain. However I am scheduled for one after my next Friday class.
2. I ran into a client two days after I cued a lot of adjustments in a class. She was still sore in good places from how I pushed her. This made me as happy as it made her, which was immensely.
My week will be running and swimming on Sunday, Crossfit on Monday, running on Tuesday, and Crossfit on Wednesday plus teaching two classes. Thursday will be a travel day and Friday a run at #Fitbloggin plus a strength session there with @MizFitOnline.
For food I am looking at oatmeal, green smoothies, and hard-boiled eggs for breakfast. Lunch will be salads and leftovers. Sunday’s dinner will be miso/ginger salmon with rice and asparagus. And the three nights leading to Fitbloggin will be a lentil coconut curry, a hearty stew, and grilled protein with quinoa and veggies. Basically I want enough leftovers of easy things to reheat for my hubby and baby while I am gone.
Have a wonderful week everyone. And to answer the blogging carnival question “In your wellness efforts what is the simplest healthy habit that makes you feel most centered after doing it?” I have to say that water is the simplest thing I do that makes me feel fantastic. With an infant I can’t always control the sleep but the water is easy and such a luxury considering how accessible and clean it is in the U. S. I am always grateful.
I wrote this blog post while participating in the Mamavation Blogging Carnival for a chance to win a pair of Earth Footwear sandals