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It's Assessment Day!

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I had to miss today’s class due other commitments so I thought I would share some of the new foods I’ve been trying out since I started Body Back. One of the main things I really love about this program is that the class doesn’t end when the scheduled time is over. The food log and workouts must continue after class in order to really get the desired results.

Every week the other moms and I talk about what new foods we’re trying out in the kitchen and will share recipes. Here are a few of the shared recipes:

Frozen Veggie Breakfast Burritos

Ingredients:

- 1 c onion, chopped

- 1 red pepper, chopped

- 1 c mushrooms

- Additional vegetables based on preference

- Handful of spinach

- 3-6 eggs (based on personal preference)

- Whole wheat burrito wraps

Directions:

1. In a large skillet, heat onion for one minute. Add peppers and mushrooms and other desired vegetables. Fold in spinach until wilted. Mix eggs in a small bowl, and then slowly add into...

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You guys, we’re halfway! I had some expectations for what my body would look like at this point…

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It’s Memorial Day. I’d be lying if I said I was thrilled to go to class tonight. Cookout or workout? Burgers or burpees?

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For this class, I came up with a new word. WhatheffHana.

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Sugar. My love, my friend, my foe, my enemy. Tonight’s class was all about sugar, and more importantly added sugar.

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(Oh yeah, that meal planning and working out thing. Right, ok, on it!)

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(shout out to the weird things we do with food!)

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Unstoppable. (Like a T-Rex with arm claws, I can!)

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Assessment Day. Even the word assessment sounds intimidating to me. I was not too thrilled about this class. We get weighed, measured, our picture taken, and complete several challenges (i.e. how many burpees can you do in one minute). I have already mentioned how I feel about burpees. I'm hoping that by the end of this 8 week class I'll feel a little differently, maybe I won't dread them so much. Although I don't love getting my measurements taken or stepping on a scale, I'm excited to see what changes after 8 weeks. Is it weird that I am motivated by my future self? I want to be really proud of myself in 8 weeks, so I'm willing to really push myself and challenge myself.

We also set goals for ourselves. In an effort to really be held accountable and actually follow through on my goals, I'm going to share a few of them with you.

1. Be able to do 50 push ups

2. Have only one dessert per day (reduce sugar intake)

3. Prioritize clean eating, regularly

As you can see, a couple of these goals will be ongoing with no set end date. I need to be realistic...

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Did I just workout? I'm pretty sure I just blacked out for 45 minutes. All I know is I woke up on the floor feeling as if I was thrown into the ring with Mayweather and Pacquiao. My legs are like spaghetti, I don't think I could lift a feather with my arms, and I'm pretty sure I won't be able to sit down without wincing for a week. However I also feel totally relaxed. I take a deep breath and feel a sense of completion and calm. What the heck just happened to me?

We start with introductions, sharing our name, child's name/age, and something we're proud of. I love this class already. It's so easy to focus on my shortcomings, or what I believe are my shortcomings, as a mother. It's refreshing to take a moment and concentrate on something positive.

The class begins and is so fast paced. Has it been 4 minutes or 40? Hana keeps reminding us to focus on our core. Core, core, what's core again? All I can think of is Ben and Jerry's Core ice cream.Mmmm... Before I can count how many pints of ice cream I would devour right now, given the opportunity, the...

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So I’m sitting here with a (now empty) bowl of guacamole and chips that I just ate for dinner and thinking about this Body Back class I’ve registered for. I told Hana, our trainer, I would blog about my experience in the class. Why did I say yes? Now I have to go! I have come up with every excuse under the sun for why I don’t need this class, and unfortunately a rebuttal for every excuse as well.

- It’s time away from my baby

o It’s literally 15 minutes before my baby’s bedtime. He will not miss me.

- I’m so tired at 7pm, working out then sounds like a terrible idea

o Working out at 7am sounds like a terrible idea too, it will never sound appealing to me

- I don’t need to go to a class to get motivated, I can just practice self control and set aside time to go on a run

o Please reread first sentence of post. And I have successfully set aside time for one run in the 5 months my son has been on this earth. Stop lying to yourself.

Ok, ok, I’ll go to the class. But what if...

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