Since settling into life in Alaska, and life with a baby, I’ve started leading more in person fitness classes and online boot camps. I love helping women reach their health and fitness goals! I recently taught my first full yoga class and it was amazing. I left so invigorated I had completely forgotten how much I loved teaching. In addition to yoga classes I teach a few Stroller Strong Moms classes a month, and have completed two online boot camps. I’ve enjoyed creating workouts that are challenging enough for a wide range of fitness levels.
My current favorite workout is called “the Hundred.” It is brutal. It pairs running (or walking) intervals with mostly bodyweight exercises for a total body, calorie torching, workout. My clients love and hate it! I'm a huge fan of zero equipment workouts as they are so easy to fit into my daily schedule.
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With intense workouts like this it’s crucial to fuel your body properly. For this type of high intensity training I’ll always eat a small meal with a substantial amount of carbohydrates about 1-2 hours before working out. Recently my ‘go to’ breakfast has been Zoats! Not only are they super filling, without leaving me stuffed or feeling weighed down, but they get ½ a cup of veggies in during breakfast so it sets a great tone for the rest of the day.
Now that I’m working out more since I’m teaching 3-5 classes a week on top of my own workouts I’m having to be more vigilant that I’m eating enough. Not only am I pretty active, but I’m still nursing my 9 month old, so I want to make sure I’m staying well fed to feed him and have enough energy to workout and work from home.
In October I received the Polar M400 to review and recently started wearing it 24/7 to get a better understanding of how many calories I’m burning through in a day. It’s hard for me to gauge since I’m active, but I also spend a lot of time sitting down working, nursing, or with my son napping on me.
The little triangle around 1 p.m. was the app telling me I wasn’t moving enough when my son had been napping on me for an hour! It keeps me in check!
Recently, I received the Polar Balance scale which pairs with the Polar watch, and the Polar Flow app I have on my phone. It is so convenient to have everything sync together so I can quickly glance at my app and see how many calories I’ve burned through and what my overall activity levels have been.
I was up at 6 a.m. yesterday for a video call with my business coach, and then the day flew by as I taught part of the stroller boot camp class and didn’t sit down again until lunch time. When I checked the app I had already burned through 1,000 calories!
It’s been so interesting to look back over a few days of data and see how much activity I get in. I’m way more active than I thought I was! I felt like I was spending a lot of time sitting down nursing or with my son napping, but that’s only about 2.5 hours of my day and the rest of the day is go, go, go!
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How much time do you think you spend sitting every day?
If you try the workout let me know what you think! It’s such a great total body calorie torcher!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Polar US . The opinions and text are all mine.