Taught 40 minute HIIT class, Back 2 Abs and step class
Ran 6 miles on treadmill
LONG day. I usually don’t run Mondays because I teach so much, but I started a new training plan from an actual coach yesterday and promised myself I would follow it. It was not easy to get on that darn treadmill at the end of my day. There was a lot of self talk involved. I kept repeating “no excuses” and “you can do this”.
I did it. Barely. Thank goodness for E! Entertainment. Ha.
Once I got home didn’t do much else of anything after the boys were in bed.
and some Dancing With the Stars.
I also tried a little protein muffin experiment that didn’t turn out so well.
That’s just funny, right? It was quite tasty though so I’ll be repeating it soon and fill you in on the recipe.
Okay, so I shared the video of my little lesson on proper barbell lifting technique and facing fear from my best friend Bob yesterday. If you missed it, you can check it out here on my YouTube channel.
This whole visit meant more to me for some reason. I think it’s because I felt extremely fortunate that I got to make the trip. I’m always inconveniencing others so I can go up to LA for these and feel guilty about it. That’s why I told STUFT Daddy that I wasn’t going to go anymore, but I couldn’t turn down a one on one session along with a group workout. I also got a little more out of the whole visit than usual as I wrote about in yesterday’s post.
So…. here we go.
I scarfed down a cinnamon sugar breakfast STUFTwich in the car on the way up to LA.
I actually got up to the studio on time for a change which was good because I hadn’t gotten a chance to apply any of my 10 year old make up. Not to brag or anything, but I think I’ve mastered the art of getting ready in five minutes with the visor mirror in the car.
I have not mastered how to cover up that vein that keeps showing up in the middle of my forehead though. Ha.
When I got inside the studio Bob was taping a Bob’s Fit Food segment with former Biggest Loser contestant Olivia Ward.
They were cooking up some pretty tasty things. Pork with red onions and pear and some roasted fennel. I didn’t pay attention to the exact recipes because I was quickly distracted by all the cute Reebok gear.
I’m not sure why it was there, but I pretty much wanted everything. All those darn Reebok CrossFit clothes are so cute.
I listened a little more closely when they got into the “Think Well, Live Well” tips. Bob talked about the fact that night time eating is the worst, worst, worst thing you can do. (Yes, he said the word “worst” three times.)
Um, guilty. I fall into that trap of mindless eating a lot when I’m trying to stay up late and write a blog post or get work done during my late night “office hours”. Not good. I really need to work on that (along with getting more sleep). Bob suggested drinking tea at night to avoid late night eating. In his book, The Skinny Rules, he even suggests going to bed a little hungry.
There was a little talk about cat nip tea before bed. Has anyone ever heard of that? It’s supposed to make you more drowsy or something. Might be worth looking into and it sure sounds delicious. Ha ha.
Even though I was distracted and didn’t totally catch the recipe they used, I still weaseled my way into getting my hands on the leftover fennel from the shoot to take home.
(I still have that fennel in my fridge so if you have any tips with what to do with it, I’ll take them.)
It was soon after that when I decided to ditch my Spanx I had on under my shorts.
Nothing to see here.
I tried to be all incognito and shove them in my bag while all the other girls were waiting, but I ended up making a big announcement about it because, well, that’s just what I do.
I contemplated trying some of the cute Reebok clothes on, but decided to play it cool.
shoes- Reebok Real Fusion TR
We got a little head’s up on the workouts we were going to do when the producer came in to talk to us.
Then we made our way to the workout studio to wait for our man.
There we are. Team Bob for the day- Me, Bridget, Amanda and Renee
Bob was overjoyed to see us as usual. Ha.
Our first workout was Tabata jumping lunges and air squats. 8 rounds of each. Doesn’t sound too bad, but man my butt was burning by the end.
As soon as we finished I snagged the beautiful Olivia for a quick picture. She was so so nice and I loved getting to chat with her for a bit.
After that I got a little break before it was time for my personal training session. I changed my footwear, socks and shirt. You know, different workout, different outfit.
I had to go with my new argyles and my custom Reebok nanos.
Then it was time for some serious one on one time with my trainer Bob (and Karl).
I was doing a “Death By” CrossFit workout. Thrusters and burpees. I got a little talk through before cameras started rolling.
He originally wanted me to do the thrusters with a weighted barbell because it would “look cool”. I’m not sure how much exactly it all weighed together. I think the barbell itself weighed 45 pounds (at least) and then I had big weights on the ends.
Well, it was heavy. I was scared, like really scared of it. You see all that in the video. It shows my fearful, timid side that I hide a lot.
My workout for the segment.
I’d never heard the term “Death By” before. Basically it’s every minute on the minute with certain moves. You do one of each for the first minute, two of each for the second, three of each for the third, etc. until you can’t make the minute cut-off anymore. Good times.
We got the cameras rolling and Bob explained to the camera that I was nervous and coming from a fearful place. Can’t wait until everyone on BobHarper.com sees that. Ha.
The workout started. It wasn’t too bad at the beginning. I was using 30 pound dumbbells.
I should’ve kept my stinking Spanx on with that heavy lifting. Oh well.
Um yeah, once we got to minute 5 or so it got tough. Really tough. I have no problem with burpees. I actually really like them, but those thrusters. Those are killers.
At minute 8 he took out the burpees and just had me do thrusters. The medicine ball was there for me to touch each time with my tush. I almost got to use a pink one to match my outfit, but Bob didn’t like that idea. Ha ha.
I got to 9. He said that was pretty impressive, but I’m not educated enough with the whole CrossFit thing to know how that compares to the norm.
I made it. A little shaky, but I did it.
Hey, he didn’t mark my last one on there. Beavis.
This guy knows how to push people. He is the best.
It’s crazy how different workouts are so much harder. I can run all day long, but these short intense workouts with heavy lifting are no joke. I really should try to incorporate them more often. One of these days…..
After the workouts I made my way home. Snacks in the car (in case you care) were Trader Joe’s roasted turkey, a Fuji apple and a Clif Chocolate Mint Builder’s bar.
They held me over until my emergency Starbuck’s stop. Yeah, this one where I dug through the trash because I thought I threw my phone away. Nice.
Okay. Time to get a move on. I have my first real running workout for my training plan that my new coach wrote for me to tackle and a BOSU class to teach. Can’t wait to tell you about my coach!
And, well, some kabocha squash to roast. Ha ha.
We’re going to tape a little fun Thanksgiving Day workout for you all too! Stay tuned! Let me know if there are any particular requests.
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Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!