We have officially entered into MONTH 8 of pregnancy! HOLY COW!
My mind – and my body – has been expanded to truly test my limits and show me to live where I am and accept where I am each day. My goal is to have a healthy baby girl and bring her into this world the best that I can in our labor experience! Hopefully I’ll have a great birth story to share with you all one day!
FITNESS FOR MAMA has been an evolution for me. I’ve been able to keep teaching, and decided to stop at the end of week 32 so that I could focus on readying our home and readying ME for the changes that are to come. I’ll miss some of the classes I taught mid week, but that season has passed and it’s time for me to focus on being a SAHWM (Stay At Home Working Mama!)
I also completed my last try instructor trainings of the year with PiYo Live one weekend and INSANITY Live the next!
I was so proud of these groups of instructors and am so proud of the ones who are taking over my classes while I am gone!
I have also been connected with a new opportunity to have Baby K alongside of me while I teach some new classes through Fit 4 Mom Las Vegas!
I had my first Stroller Strides class and loved it! This class is about involving mamas and kiddos into a circuit workout done outdoors (most times) to enjoy time together and also get in a workout that’s guaranteed to brighten up the rest of the day! I love that I’ll be able to incorporate all that I’ve learned and taught into a way to be a Fit Mama.
Each Stroller Strides workout is meant to get mamas and their kiddos outside, working out with others just like them, and doing a wide range of strength and cardio for an efficient workout. We used equipment that was portable such as mats and resistance bands and good old Moe and Joe (our feet) to get around a local park area.
I’ve become a Certified Stroller Strides instructor and will start teaching classes in 2017! What I loved about the class was that every mama came together – had time together – bonded together – encouraged each other – to finish a workout as a team. The exercises and music was meant to welcome the mamas and kids and also to show the kids that working out can equal smiles and fun! Each mama understood when a little one began to cry or get upset, and shared in that with that mama to help their child smile or help out in any way possible. The sense of community was so strong and that same energy can translate into quality time with kiddos and into a great workout in a beautiful setting!
What will I do up until I’m due the end of this November?
I have been enjoying the 3 Week Yoga Retreat that I can do at home (or out on the patio) through beachbody on Demand and also taking nice long walks with Tayler.
I’m ready to plan 2017 goals that include more pre- and post-natal fitness education and certifications, become a Diabetes Educator, and building my focus even more around kids and proactive fitness and nutrition to prevent issues with them as they get older!
This isn’t a time to do FULL OUT workouts for me — it’s a time to ENJOY THE PROCESS and TRUST in this process with my body doing some amazing things! Baby K is growing over 4 lbs big and I don’t want her coming any sooner than she needs to — she’s a little turkey baking in my belly until SHE is ready!
But is her mama ready??