It’s been almost a year since my very first trip up to do a live workout taping with Bob Harper.
Crazy. What I thought was just going to be one time deal has turned into quite a few. A lot of travel time in the car, a lot of gas money, a whole lot of pictures and working out, but so many fun experiences and opportunities.
My last visit was the other Friday and since I never got around to recapping it I thought I might now.
Before I get to that though, in between teaching all my classes and stuffing my face yesterday, I spent the other free minutes of my day doing quite a bit more laundry. Lucky me. I’m out of coins and out of clean toddler underwear.
I love and hate Mondays. I love that I get to teach a bunch of my favorite classes and workout with some amazing people, but I hate that the day is so hectic.
It starts with teaching spin at Frog’s
and ends with teaching four back to back classes at the Y.
(tired fat egg?)
I did a little better job on the front.
Super cute, right? I didn’t do my new Get After It Tee justice though. Guess I’ll just wear it again tomorrow and find a nice unsuspecting person at the gym to take my picture the right way. Ha.
I can never catch my breath Monday until I finally sit down late at night, usually after I burn some vegetables in the oven.
Yeah, I tried to sprinkle some brewer’s yeast on there to help out the situation. It didn’t help.
What DID help was a big bowl of creamy dreamy ice cream and a few healthy snacks afterwards though.
Side note- Madison brought to my attention that the addition of the gums to the ice cream may be the cause of my tummy troubles as of late. Oh man, they better not be. I’ll have to do a little research. If you have any insight, feel free to send it my way.
Okay, Bob recap.
I made a quick stop to pick up a couple necessities to take to my BF.
That’s right, Bob needed a few pairs of the best Pro Compression socks around so paid my other bestie, Eric (the man behind the socks), a visit so I could be the one to deliver.
(All of my pictures so far have been just stellar, haven’t they?)
I got to the studio in West Hollywood early for a change, so had time to try to look presentable with my 10 year old cheap make up.
but I had gifts. I had the socks I picked up on the way
and special little card from Reebok.
I just happen to have received another card to design my own Reebok shoes and because I decided I shouldn’t be selfish, I thought I’d pass it along to Bob. I know, aren’t I so nice? I even made my friend take a picture of my camera ready outfit.
Bob and Karl were just as excited to see
me all of us Team Bob ladies as I had hoped.
I’m pretty sure that’s his excited face.
Look at this guy. Always on his phone. See STUFT Daddy? I’m not the only one.
We got set up and he talked us through the workout.
We were all really excited about it, can you tell?
It always some type of CrossFit style workout which I love. This particular one was EMOTM (every minute on the minute) with these three moves.
- 3 deck squats
- 3 burpees
- 3 squats
We started out with three of each move, but after two rounds he upped it to four, then to five. Lucky us. I really liked this minute on the minute workout because we went at our own pace and had the remainder of the minute to rest a bit.
By the way, deck squats were new to me. Loved them, but have permanent mat burn marks on my back.
Some action shots.
I think that picture is when he told us we were doing 5 of each move instead of 4.
Oh and that recovery time went by pretty darn quickly before the next minute started.
After a quick outfit change, we were ready for the next workout.
Beavis. I thought I took a picture of the board that had the workout on it, but now I can’t find it. Grr…
What is with my face? Anyway, I know we did floor to ceiling with the weights. That’s what he’s showing us in the picture.
He made me use 20 pound weights. Thank you?
I think the workout was something like this (don’t quote me on it though):
3 rounds for time
- 5 floor to ceiling
- 10 push ups
- 20 high jumps
- 20 sit ups
- 20 single unders
The reps could be totally off. I can’t remember anything this morning.
After our workouts, it was time for the gift giving.
Bob was sooooooooo excited about his custom Reebok shoe card and his Pro Compression socks. He said he wanted to design some nanos (great minds think alike) and that he was going to put on the bright socks right away since he was heading off to tape Biggest Loser. Yeah, that’s right, when you see him on the show sporting those socks, they’re from me. Wait, not really, they’re from my best friend over at Pro Compression, but I got to be the giver.
I also got to be the receiver of not one, but two hugs.
Some other random things that were talked about.
My shoulders were popping in one of the workouts and Bob told me I need to be taking fish oil daily. I don’t remember the exact amount he said, but I think I’ve got it covered with my new fish oil supplements.
He said he doesn’t really like his vegetables steamed, he prefers them roasted. He was talking about one of my favorites, roasted brussel sprouts. Hmm… I wonder if he likes them burnt.
Then I ate a pear and a Clif Chocolate Mint Builder’s bar.
Um, yeah, guess I was hungry.
Then, well, then I did what any other sane person would do and headed out for a long run in a neighborhood I knew nothing about. I decided to forgo the LA traffic mess and run 20 miles around town instead to prep for Nike Women’s marathon.
Who knows where I ran. I went towards the beach for awhile and then back. I ran by some pretty cool houses that I pretended were in our price range while trying to act like I lived there and looking for celebrities.
And, well, of course I had to take a picture here around mile 18.
Oh yeah, not one picture, but two. What can I say? It was my Mizuno Mezamashii moment.
When it got dark, I cut my run a couple miles short. I was aiming for 21 miles, but got about 19 done before I called it quits.
I wasn’t about to go running around in the dark in an unfamiliar area so I went and got a decaf Starbucks soy latte instead.
I really fit in at the fancy grocery store with my fuel belt and sweatiness.
When I finally got home things looked a little like this.
It was a long day, but a fun one. I’m not sure when my next visit will be. I promised STUFT Daddy that I would “break up” and not make the long trip up anymore. I need to focus on a few other important priorities around here.
How was that for a short post?
Have a great day!!!!!
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