Well, well, well, here we are at the end of Day Three. I'm still here. You're still here (we're in this together, remember?)
So far it's definitely working for me to have coffee at 6:30 with a little bite of my Barre3 barre, then Sadie's "brisk" walk, with breakfast immediately following at 9:30am. Today I made the avocado eggs. They were quite good, but were not deemed picture worthy - and besides, I was starving.
Around 11:00am, I put the smallest (3-year old) prisoner down for a nap. This turned out to be a very good plan because it was a lot easier to focus without the peanut gallery (she and my husband) mocking and climbing all over me. Exercise for today was "Ballet Fit", with Candace. I really like Candace because she is extremely good at explaining everything, and like Sadie, she is sunny without being annoying in a poke-your-eyes out kinda way that can sometimes be found with other programs. Also, I have taken ballet (about 20 years ago), so I assumed the muscle memory would kick in and this would be a cake walk. Oh my muscles have memory all right. This was how it went:
Candace: Find a lift through the crown of your head, as you caaaambre back.
My muscles: OW-HEY! What do you think you're doing? You're 43, REMEMBER??
Me: owie owie, owie, owie, pleeeeease, just make it stop...
All-the-while, Candace continues...
Candace: You are lunging back and forth in second position, now add your arms, take a fourth position. Lower! Lift! Lower! LIFT!
My muscles: Remember when we were just sitting on the couch during Christmas? Drinking wine and eating peanut butter cups like there was no tomorrow?
Me: Yes, I do remember (I know I'm not alone in talking to my muscles) now why don't you make a break for the kitchen and I'll meet you back at the couch!
After that super fun time. I reward myself (and my husband) with a leafy green smoothie for lunch. It looked something like this:
Husband: Is that thing going to give me the sh*ts???
Tonight's dinner was another easy one. I just grilled some small grassfed burgers put them on a plate of baby kale and put sauted bell peppers and avocado on the sides. I drank water, but my husband had a beer. I'm not the hugest beer fan, but it looked really good. In fact I have a picture that shows
a good example of how I probably looked watching him drink it.
Don't worry, these are my friends kids and they gave me permission to use the picture. How cute and squishy is the little one???
I was also thinking that this might give Sadie some inspiration to create Barre3 for babies. Because I don't want to say anything, but I have never seen this kid's neck!