Just back from a wintry weekend getaway in Ottawa.Not exactly the warm, sunny, winter destination of my choice, but DH received a big career award and it was important that he go there to receive it in person.
We were treated to a wonderful dinner at the National Gallery (Quebec goat cheese salad, rack of lamb with spaghetti squash and yam puree, vanilla panne cotta with wild blueberries and blueberry coulis; yum!) and were lucky enough to hear our new Governor General, David Johnston speak about the many important roles educators play in our lives. As a personal trainer, a big part of my job is education, so many of his comments I found particularly relevant.
And did I mention that it was the first weekend in 11 years and 8 months (more specifically, since the birth of the first of three children….) that my husband and I were able to get away together! What a fabulous way to start the holiday season! We visited the Parliament Buildings and the Byward Market. We shopped along the Sparks Street Mall (I’m guessing that this is more pleasant when the temperature is above 0) and had leisurely meals at restaurants without children’s menus!
Now that my bags are unpacked, the laundry done, and the children cuddled, I’m sitting down to plan out my workout schedule for the next two weeks (you did read my November 23rd post, right?). By committing these plans to print I’m making myself accountable to all of you (and we know that accountability is a huge part of the battle, don’t we) and ensuring that nothing else ‘jumps the queue’!
Here’s what I’ll be doing for the next seven days (I have the following week planned too, but in the interest of keeping this post to a reasonable length, will only include one week’s schedule):
Tuesday, November 30; strength training, legs and core; teach Body Sculpt
Wednesday, December 1; strength training, chest and back; 45 min spin class
Thursday, December 2; strength training, shoulders, arms and core
Friday, December 3; metabolic circuit (strength and cardio intervals)
Sunday, December 5; Teach 20/20/20 AND Bosu Blast
Monday, December 6; Teach Total Body Conditioning AND Spin and Abs
What does your week look like? Remember, “Do or do not… there is no try”!