Ramble On

In other words, the post in which Cam rambles about the various going-ons in her fitness-seeking world.  I have lots to share!  Some of it is exciting.

A. I purchased a new pair of running shoes. 

Finally!  They weren’t even one of the pairs from my list.  I went to a shoe outlet in Lake Arrowhead, because, you know, I was on vacation and what else to do but shoe shop.  I tried on a few pair but these babies caught my eye. They’re colorful and fun and wide…three of my favorite things.  I tried them on and I’ve been kicking them ever since.  I like them still…so far.

New Balance are my new flavor of the month.

New Balance are my new flavor of the month.

I also made the decision to make the switch to a more natural shoe.  Nothing I’ve tried seems to be “made” for me and since I’ve been doing more barefoot exercise, like Barre and Yoga, I’ve come to accept that maybe my feet aren’t made for shoes.  I’m going back to my hunting and gathering roots and trying out what nature gave me.  I don’t intend to go full on nude, but definitely minimal.  I’m going to slosh around in these New Balance until after the April Fools Half in 12 days.  Then, I’m simplifying.

B. I’m playing dodgeball!

And I have never been this sore.  It seems, during my regular workouts, I’m not exerting maximum effort.  Only when there’s a chance of some dude hurling a rubber ball at my head do I really move my ass.  Sure, it stings when you get pegged.  But it’s a total rush and the perfect mix of core, arm/shoulder, and cardio workout.  Moving directions so quickly really does a number on the bod.  And if you get your SO involved, you get to throw balls at each other.  It’s like free therapy.

dodgeball

C. I’m kicking ass at Body Back. 

Yep, down 8 pounds in two weeks.  I’ve been working out like a maniac and eating as clean as I can.  It hasn’t been easy, the meal plan calls for no alcohol.  Not even wine.  I’ve also given up sweets, coffee, dairy, and fast food.  Let’s have a moment of silence for those foods I’ll miss the most…

Brie Cheese

Cake

Soft-Serve Ice Cream

In’n’Out Cheeseburger with grilled onions

Chips and Salsa

Chili Cheese Fries

Did I mention cheese?

But I can still have tacos!  Winning!

I love this program.  I feel like it’s exactly the type of exercises I need to get rid of my pouch…you know, that flap of skin left over from my two c-sections.  And I love my trainer.  She’s an inspiration for health and strength, not just a smoking hot bod.  But seriously, she’s smoking hot.  Like fitness-competition-she’s-going-to-be-in-a-magazine hot.  I’m kind of smitten.

Burn, baby, burn!

Burn, baby, burn!  Powering through Power Yoga.  It hurts so good!

D. My kids are kicking ass in karate.

Did you know ADD is genetic?  My dad has it.  I have it.  And I’m almost positive my children have it, in various forms.  My daughter is more mentally distracted.  My son doesn’t stop moving.  Ever.  We’ve tried baseball and cheerleading but the dojo is where we feel at home!  My kids started taking karate at our local U.S.K.O. and they are loving it.  I love the focus and self-discipline it requires of my kids.  And these instructors are amazing the way they corral these kids and keep them under control.  They both just earned their first stripe and they were so excited.  They’re learning respect for their bodies and I can visibly see the boost in self-esteem and confidence.  I can’t say enough good things about it!

Sweep the leg!

Sweep the leg!

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