This was our night last night.
Movie nights rock, but my absolute favorite are the snuggles.
Please tell me they will never grown out of snuggles.
I was hungry before teaching boot camp this morning so I made the easiest no grain microwave muffin. I added psyllium husk to the mix and I’m not sure what happened, but there was a minor muffin explosion in the microwave. It still turned out okay though.
I topped it with some egg whites and all the spices and ate it with a fork.
It ended up being the perfect little snack.
Boot camp today was darn fun. I mean, it always is, but it was really fun today.
WE always do at least 10 minutes of HIIT with plyometric moves at the beginning. Today we added a new little twist afterwards.
It is similar to the STUFT 10 to 1 jacking burpee challenge (video), but we added push ups also.
Oh heck yes. I love it when random ideas turn out brilliantly.
Here’s how it went down.
Yeah. It was awesome.
I really think you should try it.
We also added some jump rope into the mix. I use this competition X4 jump rope weekly in my classes when we’re doing circuits. HumanX doesn’t mess around with their products and man does this jump rope speed around.
See, so fast and light you can’t even see it in the pictures. Ha. You CAN see my dirt spots on my shirt though from the whole burpee circuit thing we did beforehand. Lovely. Always out to impress.
When we jump rope in class we just see how many jumps we can get in a minute. One minute is all you need sometimes.
This particular rope is really great because you can adjust the length. Here’s a short video showing you how to do that just in case you need to know how to fit a jump rope.
Here are a couple quick fit trainer tips about the benefits of jumping rope for runners.
Jumping rope is great for runners because it helps cardiovascular endurance, works the stabilizing muscles of the feet and coordination. The fast footwork involved in jumping rope can not only improve a runner’s performance, but also benefit a runner’s posture and form. When jumping rope you need a long, straight spine and get additional upper body work which can transfer into better running form.
I also love the AbX for core work, but I’ll save that for a different day.
What I will NOT save for a different day is what I’ve been eating on the days that I don’t eat pumpkin French Toast.
It’s best served with homemade cinnamon crisps made from the whole wheat lavash bread from Trader Joe’s.
Oh heck yes.
Hope you’re having a great weekend.
Any jump ropers out there?