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Happy New Year!
Sorry for stringing this out for much longer than it needed to be, but Caitlin and I are finally ready to release our beast from its cage.
We are starting an online gym catered to, but not limited to, moms (pet-moms, soon-to-be moms, maybe/someday/never moms- all included). We are going to provide:
full-length workouts (MomStrong Mondays and FitMama Fridays)
recipes and nutrition challenges,
exclusive discounts for products we love,
monthly challenges with prizes
and, OF COURSE,
You didn’t think you were getting rid of me that easily?
Here is why Caitlin and I decided to start this community.
Yes, Gentry was left unattended during the filming of that clip.
Before I give specific details (and mention the GIVEAWAY), a few closing up shop comments:
I will no longer be blogging here at A Mom Runs This Town.
Instead, Caitlin and I will be continuing our mommy musings, workouts and eating ramblings at our new blog.
I will no longer be posting on A Mom Runs This Town’s Facebook page, nor will I be tweeting my life away @amomruns. My twitter name will just change to @bemomstrong.
I now have a Youtube channel and a Be Mom Strong Instagram account. Those of you following my personal accounts on these platforms still get to stalk me
So how can you keep up with all the changes?
Even if you aren’t a mom… please, please, PLEASE take 1 minute to subscribe/follow below or else I will forever lose you as an awesome online friend.
And, even if you aren’t a mom, hop on over and join our community FOR FREE. All the freebies you get are listed HERE.
Yes today is technically unFRIEDay… but life is about to get VERY hectic, as it is for almost all of you I’m sure. Family will be flooding into town starting tomorrow so I will probably be nowhere near a computer… ok I lie. I’ll have my iPhone everywhere I go posting on Instagram, but you get the idea.
Santa drives through every neighborhood in my town the week before Christmas on a fire engine.
Unfortunately, his debut is just about the time Justin and I morph into the sofa for mind-numbing TV watching. Gentry was already asleep, since he didn’t come until 8PM, but Macon sure did get a kick out of it.
Why do dogs do this? Does it hurt their ears or do they just want to join in the fun?
Before we get to the workout, let’s talk Gentry’s party manners.
No napkin, not even facing her hostess and shoveling half of it in before the birthday girl got her piece.
and always wanting to leave the party scene to go explore unchartered areas of the host’s lovely home.
I’m sure Emily Post is rolling in her grave.
So, I apologize, but I’m saving all my workouts for my upcoming announcement. I mean who wants to really workout after fighting mall traffic during this crazy season, right?!
Personal Trainer pep talk coming…
I really encourage you during this time of the year to find at least 20 minutes most days to do something, anything exercise related- walking, running, chasing kids, etc. If you start the habit now when life is craziest, how simple will it be to keep it going in January when life slows down?
I will say that I have been doing some MUCH DIFFERENT workouts than I’m used to prepping for that which shall not be named just quite yet. And I am SUPER sore. Runners out there- MAKE SURE YOU ARE DOING CROSS TRAINING. I am sore in places I didn’t even know existed because I’m pausing the running and starting the muscle-specific work.
If you need some cross training advice… just come back for my announcement
Have I teased you enough? I will talk to Caitlin about maybe debuting pre-January 1!
Do you have a workout to share?
Do you find yourself neglecting body parts when you are only running?
Will Gentry be able to sit still while I read her Emily Post?
It was this weekend that Justin and I realized we may be entering
Saxon Shoes (a ritzy shoe store in RVA)
I’m trying to find myself a nice pair of normal shoes (not running ones) with a gift card I won. I had forgotten to pack G’s stroller, but thought nothing of it because I still had a baby, right?!
Correction- I have a willful toddler. G proceeds to fall on the ground screaming because I won’t let her pull every shoes off the shelf.
Ah ya-ya. Been there? How’d you fix that?
PS- I’m still having the link up contest… I just keep forgetting to put the linkup on! Just add in your comments for today.
PPSS- It’s ALMOST time to announce my new 2014 venture!
TWO more Fridays until Christmas!
Just a simple reminder to start panicking over buying gifts, decoration, sending out cards, etc. But I won’t dwell on that.
Today, in preparation for my exciting news, I thought I’d offer some lunch recipes rather than dinner.
And here are the recipes!
Tuesday (I use quinoa pasta and ground buffalo)
And here is your shopping list my friends.
In my typing fury I totally forgot to list Friday’s ingredients:
long grain brown rice
1 red bell pepper
1 ripe avocado
1 can black beans
corn kernels and diced tomato
You are welcome
YUM! Now to actually make it to the store and cook these!
What has been your favorite meal this week?
Will you come back January 1st to see my big reveal?! Pretty please.
Only a few more days to link up and be entered into my earring giveaway!
Today I have a workout that even makes an Ironman exhausted.
Enter 4 x 4′s. You are alternating between two moves, doing 4 of each, for a minute. AKA 4 reps of the first exercise immediately followed by 4 reps of the second. Take a 10 second break and move onto the next set of two moves. Once you’ve finished both sets, do 30 seconds of active recovery (shuffle, jumping jacks, jog, etc.). Then repeat.
Do each circuit twice and then move onto the next (I color coded sets for you).
Make sure you have a stopwatch for these, and some recovery boots after!
I know last week I had such a cool video for you but this week I’m slacking.
The only abstract ones up there are
Duck jumps- basically duck and come up to jump on 1 leg, then duck and come up to jump on the other leg.
4 points- get down on all 4′s in a pike position and jump your feet together from side to side.
Ladders- run with high knees and move your arms like you’re climbing a ladder.
I have some ABSOLUTELY fabulous news to share in just a few short weeks. It’s going to change AMRTT but it’s going to be a united power force of moms.
and power fitness divas
So I’ve pretty much decided we are talking Christmas until the day actual comes. And then at least 12 days after. Remember last Monday’s sad attempt at a Christmas card? Well what to my wondering eye do appear but the perfect Christmas card a day after I ordered ours for 2013.
The jury is still out on our neighborhood Santa. But I can tell you that my in-law’s Santa is a NO-GO.
A safe distance at all times. My MIL reported Gentry’s nails pretty much broke skin in that pose.
Another safe distance shot. Less nails this time.
Yea, so maybe 2013 isn’t G’s year.
PS- The reindeer on Santa’s lap- now that’s my kind of wish list… one page clearly won’t do.
So why are children terrified of Santa at this age? Do they have a child lense they’re looking through that we don’t know about?
But, Gentry didn’t spend the entire weekend shakin in her boots, look at all the cuties in my neighborhood for our annual Christmas party.
Yes, there is easily a 1:5 girl to boy ratio on our mean streets. Justin is already nervous.
Were you ever scared of Santa?
Were/Are your children?
How did you help them overcome Scary Santa lense?
Don’t forget to link up a Monday, Wednesday or Friday for a chance to win earrings from Monkees of Richmond!
It’s that’s GLORIOUS day with the awful name
Hoping to give you at least one healthy but quick meal you can recreate next week. Since posting last week, I’ve been able to expand my cooking abilities (or my abilities to play with G while Justin cooks).
So here is the breakdown for the AMRTT Family next week:
Here are the recipes:
And here is the shopping list:
Don’t forget – link up this month and win earrings possibly!
What has been your favorite thing on the menu this week?